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  1. ykell's Avatar
    I have been searching everywhere for information about Henry Jacques, but it seems that few reviews/topics exist. I have been interested in the house for some time and am planing to purchase either Onction or Rose Bulgare Composee (having researched the options these two appeal to me the most) but it will be a blind buy so I'm hoping someone can chime in and discuss wither of the two. I own a many perfumes, so my main concern is originality.
  2. c'est_ck's Avatar
    I was so absorbed by your fantastic Sandalwood quest, Mythrol, you inspired me to join basenotes & I'm keen to try a number of the scents reviewed based on your feedback. Congratulations on your epic adventure & thank you for sharing your brilliantly detailed, highly entertaining reviews.

    I'm wild about Sandalwood colognes & have been obsessed with discovering "the" perfect fragrance ever since falling head over heels for the vintage Caswell-Massey Tricorn (worn by a British gentleman I knew) when I lived in the States in the 90's. Been savagely frustrated since it was discontinued in 2012 & unable to find any other scent that comes close to the warm, richly layered, velvety embrace of vintage Tricorn.

    I'm guessing you have not tried vintage Tricorn & you would not have been able to include it in your sandalwood quest as it was unavailable at the time.

    I have not tried the Heritage Tricorn as the majority of reviews I read that were written by others familiar with the vintage Tricorn were damning. I understand & respect that, if you have not experienced the original, the Heritage may be quite nice. But Caswell-Massey does not ship to Australia. So, taking into consideration the exchange rate, purchasing a bottle, even the smaller sized 15ml, combined with the freight shipping middle-man fees, Aussie GST - it hasn't been an investment I'm willing to make only to be as disappointed.

    I've just read Redneck Perfumisto's post here:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/454602-Heritage-Tricorn-The-2017-Reissue-of-Caswell-Massey-s-1941-Tricorn

    which gives an excellent outline of the range & his impressions of Heritage. I smelled the Cole Porter version on a friend & I was not at all keen.

    However, I've *just* discovered on the Caswell-Massey website that there is yet another release called the Gold Cap Tricorn.
    https://www.caswellmassey.com/collections/mens-fragrance/products/tricorn-cologne-gold-cap-formula

    In addition, there is also the Gold Cap Sandalwood Cologne which has received some excellent reviews as a unisex fragrance.
    https://www.caswellmassey.com/collections/mens-fragrance/products/sandalwood-cologne-spray

    As someone I would consider very knowledgeable about your fragrances, particularly sandalwood (& vetiver) I'm extremely interested in your opinion on either or both of these, if you have the time, please.
  3. Zealot Crusader's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Birdboy48
    Gee Whiz ! A really informative series !

    I doubt there's anywhere else someone could find knowledge like this, so thanks for taking the time and energy to share it with us.
    You're welcome! It's just something that needed to be done IMO
  4. Birdboy48's Avatar
    Gee Whiz ! A really informative series !

    I doubt there's anywhere else someone could find knowledge like this, so thanks for taking the time and energy to share it with us.
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  6. Zealot Crusader's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion
    I still bet someone with experience in fragrances could pick which one costs $400 and which on $10 by smell. Maybe not all the time, but maybe bat over .500 I do agree that price does not matter necessarily though.
    I actually have a scent from 1991 (discontinued) with an opening identical to Aventus, made by a mid-tier designer. The dry down is pretty close until you reach a mossier base (because 1991), with some clove (and no ambergris).

    I could place these in a blind sample test and at least half of experienced colognoisseurs would get it wrong. I'm leaving the vintage unnamed because I'm not done backing it up and don't want scalpers who use the boards here to see what I'm onto.
  7. Zealot Crusader's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion
    Maybe some company will hear the whistle in the wind and give the designers the diversity they need to help sustain their domain.
    I'm sure they're seeing the writing on the wall but they have to take a margin cut and increase R&D budget to even have the level of creativity they used to before.
  8. notspendingamillion's Avatar
    I still bet someone with experience in fragrances could pick which one costs $400 and which on $10 by smell. Maybe not all the time, but maybe bat over .500 I do agree that price does not matter necessarily though.
  9. notspendingamillion's Avatar
    Maybe some company will hear the whistle in the wind and give the designers the diversity they need to help sustain their domain.
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