Negative Reviews of Opus 1870 by Penhaligon's

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    jcw122's avatar

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    This scent makes me nauseous. The wood smell is too intense and simply smells like dark-stained wooden furniture. You can say it smells refined and formal and all that...but honestly it reminds me too much of furniture. Yuck.

    16th September, 2012

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    The emperor's new scent - in that I cannot detect anything at first, then a very very light blend of spice/celery/clove - hardly detectable despite a sizeable dose. This may work better on other skins, but alas to my nose and hide it has no credentials.

    10 notes:

    Top: Bourbon Black Pepper, Yuzi Fruit, Coriander
    Middle: Clove Rose, Cinnamon, Incense
    Base: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Clarawood, Musk

    11th January, 2008 (Last Edited: 13th July, 2011)

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    To my nose the top notes are problematic. I experience them as bergamot & lavendar; sour, bitter, turpentine, with a little sweetening. The combination always puts me off. I wonder if anyone else experiences top notes like that in this fragrance. I find that many men's fragrances have this citrus & lavender character. After the top notes dissappear, there is an oriental wood fragrance "tainted" with residual top notes.

    22nd March, 2006

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