A less adventurous Yatagan, and since Yatagan is avaiable and inexpensive, you can skip the ebay mishegoss.
Kipling by Weil, 1986
Rated #2006 in Fragrances
I like this one a lot. To me it's very similar to Xeryus by Givenchy, but Kipling is woodier, dryer, less sweet. Elegant and subtle
Not bad at all as affordable vintage scents go - solid, warm, woodsy, spicy, and with a character of its own - but I'd be hard pressed to prefer this one to some of the other classics from the era. I certainly see the Quorum connection, although Kipling comes across as a bit more refined and less artificial. There's also a sour/bitter note in Kipling that I find slightly irritating. And where's the spice and adventure suggested by the name?
I used this one many years ago and I remember liking it. Since I havent tried it for a long time I am not sure of how it smelled - but I definitely know I liked it. It was a woody-oriental scent and I have a vague memory that it reminded me of Jazz for some odd reason. Please correct me if I am wrong.
This is a wonderful and hard to find cologne. It's a great woody, warm scent...Not too loud and not too soft...Just right. It's nothing like quorum (review below). And it's still listed on e bay every now and then. Try it...You'll like it.
Did Weil intend the name Kipling to evoke Rudyard Kipling, poet of India, Empire, and the English countryside, or to evoke Mr. Kipling, that 'maker of most excellent cakes'? Or have I lost the plot completely on the naming of this fragrance? If Rudyard Kipling, it ought to be both more oriental-exotic and woodsy-rural; if Kipling of the Cakes, it ought to be more fruity-edible. What we actually get is refined spicy-woods somehat in the manner of Quorum by Puig. Since Quorum is one of my favourite fragrances, Kipling gets my vote too. If you don't like Quorum, I suppose you should avoid Kipling as well. Since it's discontinued, that's not hard to do.
Kipling by Weil, 1986
|Top Notes||Artemisia, Juniper, Bergamot, Lemon, Lavender|
|Middle Notes||Geranium, Basil, Pine, Jasmin, Carnation|
|Base Notes||Moss, Cedarwood, Musk, Leather, Patchouli|
|Bottle Designer||Ateliers Dinand|
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