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Napier 1903
by Murdock


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About Napier 1903

Napier 1903 contains notes of fig, fig leaf, sage and amber and is inspired by British Motorsport.

Murdock say:

The name pays tribute to the famous Napier race cars of the early 20th century. In 1902, S.F. Edge was the first British winner of the Gordon Bennett Cup, and the following year, when Britain hosted the Cup, Napier painted all their cars a striking dark green. Our distinctive cologne bottle recognizes Napier’s influence upon the creation of that now classic colour, British Racing Green. Napier 1903 honours the golden age of British motorsport that saw legendary figures such as Stirling Moss thrive on the track in elegant, vintage style.

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Reviews of Napier 1903

I like it. It is distinctive and well done.
Starts with a green, dusky-dry note. Very good, could last a bit longer. The fig leaf is crisp and not over-done.
Then there is an aromatic note from the dried fruit. This is interesting. Some of the dried fruit might reflect fig. Whatever it is, it works well and has a really unique character. I particularly appreciate that it is largely a dry note, rather than a sugary-rich one. Serge Lutens could learn something from this company.
The dry-down is slightly soapy and has good oakmoss and perhaps a hint of wood.
The scent is dignified, somewhat "sporty" in a good sense and masculine. Wears well.
28th July, 2015
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening is phantastic: clary sage, woodsy notes - cypress most notably - a slightly fruity fig note and galbanum lead to a delicious boozy mix that combines woodsy, green and fruity complement very convincingly; I also get an underlying gin-like impression. In the drydown a fairly tangy patchouli develops, and later in the base raises the stakes with a great oakmoss if classic quality.

This is very well done indeed; well blended but retaining structure whilst performing very well with strong sillage, good projection and eight hours if longevity. A classic fougère that is great in spring. 4.25/5
29th June, 2015

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