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    Victorian Posy by Penhaligon's

    VICTORIAN POSY is a finely wrought floral chypre that pays tribute to bygone eras when men think nothing of wearing floral fragrances. I could detect some citrus, galbanum, violet, rose, vetiver, amber and patchouli. There was even a moment when it reminded me of Chanel No.19! For a chypre it feels a little dry; perhaps whatever moss it used to have must have been rooted out by IFRA-mandated reformulations to the extent it now wears more like a traditional floral-based eau. But I still enjoy the subtle fluctuations between the floral and earthy elements.

    Can a guy wear this? Absolutely. I'm just surprised this 1979 Penhaligon release has stayed under the radar for as long as it had. Obviously the dandies haven't been looking hard enough. So a big thank you to MFJ for bringing this charming little gem to my attention.

    03rd January, 2011

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