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Richard James (2003)
by Richard James

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Richard James information

Year of Launch2003
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 136 votes)

People and companies

HouseRichard James
PerfumerYves Cassar
Parent CompanyAspects Beauty Company > Juniper

About Richard James

Richard James is a masculine fragrance by Richard James. The scent was launched in 2003 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Yves Cassar

Reviews of Richard James

A less intense slightly more floral Invasion Babare - which is really odd as there’s no vanilla listed in the notes. But the similarity is extraordinary. This is definitely stands up as a scent in its own right though - the Bourbon vanilla in IB can get a bit over-powering after a while whereas this is softer and more subtle.

11th October, 2019
Remarkable fragrance at a very attractive price. And I'm totally in favour of florals for men. Tempted to buy, but haven't yet: it's just a bit too linear tuberose (or "banana jasmine" as I call it), and I'm not sure I would use it much. But very highly recommended.
01st July, 2019
Really didn't give this one much of a chance when I first tried it. I think I was going through a stage of sampling far too much and it got lost among other fragrances. That was my mistake.

Bottom line is that this is one of the greatest floral's I have ever worn. Also a masculine floral which is quite a rarity.

Before we get to note breakdowns and so on It's important to understand that this is a clean and formal fragrance. There are a lot of mentions of this being a white shirt fragrance and I can see where they are coming from.

Various floral's and a tuberose note are noticeable on the initial blast. Those notes do hang around for the entirety but are dialed back after the first 30 minutes. A soft almost soapy tobacco comes into play along side a very impressive ginger note at the half way stage. The final dry down consists of tuberose/florals, tobacco, ginger and woods. The composition always remains clean and sparkling.

Projection is around average but longevity is excellent lasting a whole work day.

Superb!!



09th February, 2019 (last edited: 19th December, 2019)
Savile Row is easy to like. Having been released in 2003, it was ahead of its time in its heavy use of ginger, a note that would come to dominate the 2000s in similar releases like Dolce & Gabanna The One and Dior Homme Sport 2012. The One toned down the florals and amped up the cardamom, while Dior Homme Sport 2012 removed the tobacco and amped up the ginger to breaking point. This trend peaked with the release of Tom Ford For Men, which is essentially a grown-up Savile Row with high-grade materials and the butch-factor turned up to 11.

Savile Row opens impressively with a rush of supercharged molecules that have a passing resemblance to bergamot, rosemary and cardamom. When this opening accord exits after 45 seconds, the tobacco appears briefly for a few minutes, smelling faintly like cigarette smoke in a room. Then follows a mandarin-ginger accord that also smells great, supported by a floral mix that is pleasant but indistinct, and a tad plasticky or rubbery. Ofcourse tuberose has this rubbery facet, but a tuberose lover will be disappointed by the effort made here to represent tuberose even though the fragrance itself continues to smell good. In the later stages, 5 hours in, a smooth patchouli interacts with amber and suede and a mossy note. Thankfully Savile Row does not falter at these late stages, becoming cozy and seductive.

It’s a shame that discontinued prices are now hovering around the $90-$100 USD because at that price I’d rather buy a discounted bottle of The One or upgrade to a discounted bottle of Tom Ford For Men.
06th August, 2018
I got a decant of this as it's hard to find in the US at this time. I was hoping to like this, and I wasn't disappointed. It is fresh, slightly synthetic, but enjoyable. It's funny, but I get a bit of a dryer sheet vibe from Savile Row...but I still like it. Petitgrain can smell like that to me at times depending on what it's blended with. This has a classy feel to it and I think it would fit well in a coat and tie setting.
15th November, 2017
Having read the reviews here and seeing a UK chain selling this off dirt cheap a little while back, I thought that £10 for a 50ml bottle was good going and made the purchase. I wasn't that impressed with the smelling strip, to be completely honest, feeling that it was too much of a melange and perhaps a little old-fashioned to be inspired. However, I put it away for cooler days, and I am now glad that I have dug it out, tried it, and worn it several times in recent days.

Savile Row starts off with a punchy and perhaps even camp rose, with a touch of detectable ginger and spices. Over the next few minutes the tuberose is accompanied by a very good tobacco note, moving the scent quickly into masculine territory. Over time the transition is to one of a spicy leather-tobacco, with hints of moss and vetiver. The final stage approaches something akin to Imperial Leather talc: soft, powdery, but with a spine. I don't find Savile Row to be cloying or linear, as some reviewers; rather providing the right kind of performance and subtle development suitable for an autumn/winter scent. Nor does the highly populated note pyramid translate into a confused olfactory experience. It's a very stylish and understated masculine with quite possibly something for everyone.

So for the money, incredibly good value; and perhaps just a great scent full stop.
12th October, 2017

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