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Florida Water (1908)
by Murray & Lanman


Florida Water information

Year of Launch1908
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 65 votes)

People and companies

HouseMurray & Lanman
Parent CompanyLanman & Kemp-Barclay & Co

About Florida Water

Florida Water is a shared / unisex perfume by Murray & Lanman. The scent was launched in 1908

Reviews of Florida Water

Winner of the "excellent budget/drugstore fragrance" award -- in a class with Pino Silvestre and Agua de Colonia Concentrada (Alvarez Gomez). Great value and interesting scent.
Citrus. "Fizzy" note. Herbal component of bay leaf/laurel. With spices, it sits near the bay rum category but is not as bold or strong.
Masculine. Not too sweet, a bit perhaps in the initial stages. Hint of rich tobacco leaf. A gentle spice dry-down.
A basic, but also a solid citizen.
01st February, 2017
I must admit I smelt this stuff for the first time today, at 55! :)
When I was a child, there was a bottle sitting on the bathroom shelf.
A gift from my godmother to the family, and it was never opened. (no idea why!)
A few days ago, I saw a bottle at my local pharmacy.
This stuff is now in a plastic bottle, but the label is exactly the same as in memories.
It was a glass bottle back then.
Bought it today, and finally tried it!
My god, this stuff is way much better than I expected! :)
I was ready for a thin, dry, cheap citrus scent, but this stuff smells quite natural, and is also spicy and has a round sweet base.
I'll probably use it as an after-shave during the summer, along with 4711.
12th April, 2015 (last edited: 13th April, 2015)
Exotic (vaguely art-deco) bottle (really nice and quite particular) and freshly exotic-spicy the juice itself. Murray&Lanman Florida Water Cologne is a nice refreshing citric-spicy after shower cologne nice to be worn in the sultry climates or along the summer time days in the hot/humid countries. An historical Eau de Cologne in the same vein as 4711 but in this case the aroma tends to become (after the herbal-hesperidic opening) decidedly spicy and vaguely "caribbean" with its bay rum-cinnamon-fresh tobacco (I suppose) accord. The formula is classic, really "white linen clothed gentleman type" and still working for the lovers of genre. Really cheap, I can find it for 5 in several London's street markets.
05th November, 2014
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This cologne is one to be respected. Considering the cost it is certainly good quality and value for money.
To the nose I find it quite mineral with notes of lemon, bergamot and Coca-Cola. The scent reminds me of orange and cola sweets with a hint of fizz and Fireball gobstoppers which sometimes got too hot to hold in the mouth! There's actually a lot going on in this mass-produced budget cologne; I find it very refreshing and uplifting when splashed on the face. The opening is fresh lemon, bergamot and tangerine which turns fizzy then an orangeade and Coca-Cola vibe emerges. It is quite unique and interesting. The closest splash I would compare Florida Water to would be 4711 Eau de Cologne with added fizzy candy. Most definitely a unisex cologne.
13th October, 2014 (last edited: 28th January, 2018)
Nice Household Product

Cola-softdrink minus sticky-sugar. Overall nice. Smells natural. I wish it was less spicy. I think spices bring out the sour quality in citrus rather than the freshness. It's wonderful in a bathtub since the faint chlorine in bathwater brings out the freshness and cancels out the acidity of the citrus in a way that turns the spices into a nice compliment. I realize it's weird to speak positively of chlorine as a layered note. It works.

This is also a wonderful cleaning solution for dirty keyboard keys. Cuts the grime and makes your desk smell nice. I also use it to wipe down my toes after I clip my toenails. This has made me interested in cheap weak colognes overall. So versatile!

Pros: versatile, cheap, smells natural
Cons: spiced citrus is not my favorite harmony = Cola

06th July, 2013
This fragrance, of course, has magical qualities...protective & positive.

Then, again, it also has healing qualities...soothing an insect bite, refreshing hot sticky skin, discouraging mosquitos & encouraging a tired spirit on a hot muggy night or on a damp chilly night. The combination of bracing citrus, spices & herbs hits hard at first, then fades quickly to a gentle clean tone, without excessive sweetness or clingy undertones.

I appreciate a different take on "clean smell" as an alternative to combinations of aldehydes, citrus & florals.
30th June, 2012

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