I have found that almost 75 % or more of the colognes made today have pretty much the same fragrance. That infernal citrusy smell. The same fragrance you get when you buy the Boss, or Curve, or Michael Jordan...and on and on. It's almost predictable. I mean literally, you can almost be assured that when you find a new fragrance that you can be sure to find that smell. I have found it necessary to go to great lenghts to find fragrances that are in fact different. Of course there are the easier ones to find like Lagerfeld, or Polo original, but then to really go on a hunt for the ones that seem to be almost impossible to find. IE: Adkinsons Royal Briar. Which in my estimation is absolutely the finest mens cologne on the market.That is what I have been forced to do. Then I recently heard that the manufacturers of this cologne are now going to stop production...a travesty if this is true as they have been producing this since 1799. Some years back I went to England and to Harrods. There they had an amber colored cologne, in fact called Harrods.It was woodsy, and wonderful. Then after some years went by, and my supply ran low, a friend who was going to visit the UK brought back 2 bottles of that cologne for me...and low and behold, Harrods had a new version, and did away with the old version, When I sprayed this on, to my dismay what do you suppose the new fragrance was? CITRUS!. I wrote them, and they said that it was there new cologne, and they did away with the old cologne. If I wanted to get a refund, just ship them back. I told them it would be a fine complement to my dog Max's paraphanalia, and that is exactly what I used it for. It's so sad that these manufacturers of great colognes around the world have such minimal imagination. I recently went to visit Saks, and they had a new ARMANI. I brought back some samples...citrus... citrus, and a spicy citrus, and what was even worse still was that the scent lasted on me for about an hour, and they wanted $184.00 a bottle(one oz.) So frustrating. I look for the more obscure and imaginitive, and would love to hear from people that may have suggestions as to something different.
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1/18/07 at 9:40pm