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Freshman (1815)
by Truefitt & Hill


Freshman information

Year of Launch1815
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 54 votes)

People and companies

HouseTruefitt & Hill
PerfumerFrancis Truefitt

About Freshman

Inspired by the Spring. A fresh fragrance with a hint of icy menthol.

Reviews of Freshman

Decent enough Cool Water-style offering. Nice-ish musky drydown, refreshing in the opening stages in an aquatic way without being cringeworthy. From 1815? You have to wonder.
01st July, 2018
Very fresh, clean and masculine . Scent reminds me of barbershops in here Finland. It is very familiar and cozy. I have only a sample of this but whole bottle would definitely nice to purchase.
01st June, 2015
This is simular to cool water but i find freshman to be more interesting in the dry down, feels more refined and gentleman like, dare I say 90% green Irish tweed. Projects better also ..This would be like most fragrances in this genre, excellent for summer usage ...holidays and sunburn combined with will all roll together nicely with a pina colada. Worth the price difference to cool water for the fact it projects better and seems more refined and has a better dry down.
20th November, 2014 (last edited: 02nd September, 2017)
Sweet and Vanillery(is that a word?).
Mid strength, leaves a soapy scent when the initial scent dies down, smells cleanly and not too overpowering.
My go to scent if im looking to smell fresh but not too sleazy(i have a problem smelling sleazy).
21st December, 2012
This is T+H's Cool Water clone, but like CM Greenbriar, it comes across as more natural in the top notes, with more realistic florals and herbs. Here, as in 1805, "barbershoppy" elements start to manifest themselves very soon, in the form of a clean but spicy wintergreen that takes over after a few minutes. It intrigues me how much their clones of popular designer scents are so true to the original at first but then deviate into more traditional, "gentlemanly" territory, like a Trumper's scent. The wintergreen becomes more dusty over time, but gains a new sweetness like honey, and doesn't bother me like most wintergreen because it's warmer and greener, rather than icy and sharp. Because of this, the scent manages to be warm and cool at the same time like Geir. Toward the base, the florals come back very strong, with one that's very perky and natural that I only notice after not sniffing at it for a few minutes. The only problem is a bit of a metallic tinge on the sweet basenotes, Ultimately, this is a very nice entry into the Cool Water family, with some hidden surprises.
05th December, 2011
Another knockoff from T&H. This one is a straight up aquatic in the likes of Coolwater. A citrusy sweet opening that picks up some mint along the way. A fresh, modern scent that is more reminiscent of department store offerings.
09th August, 2011

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