Subtle and understated, Royal Saddle is, as the name suggests, a refined leathery scent with top notes of citrus, lavender and violet, some green and floral midnotes (geranium, carnation and rose?) and a base of soft leather, sandalwood, oakmoss and musk.
Labelled a "shaving cologne," the sillage and longevity are not great, but it makes for a very nice splash after shaving or as a bracing lotion in the morning. Men's fragrances in the mid-sixties (when Nine Flags was launched) tended more toward a lighter concentration than we're used to today, and it's part of the charm of scents of that era.
This is also very reminiscent of Knize Ten.
18th September, 2014 (last edited: 03rd June, 2016)