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    Made a blind swap for this and i'm impressed. A very masculine cinnamon and patchouli aroma.

    Anyone have opinions of this fragrance?
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    I really like Witness, in my Wardrobe I give it 4 stars. Since it is discontinued I have several bottles in reserve.

    In addition to the notes of cinnamon and patchouli there are bitter herbs in the top notes and labdanum in the base.

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    Default Re: Jacques Bogart WITNESS

    Quote Originally Posted by dcampen
    I really like Witness, in my Wardrobe I give it 4 stars. Since it is discontinued I have several bottles in reserve.

    In addition to the notes of cinnamon and patchouli there are bitter herbs in the top notes and labdanum in the base.

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    Cinnamon and Patchouli? Sounds like Givenchy Gentleman... Any similarity?
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    Good work! Great scent!! Somewhat hard to find, I love its richness. What was the swap BTW? What did you trade away for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric
    Good work! Great scent!! Somewhat hard to find, I love its richness. What was the swap BTW? What did you trade away for it?
    I swapped Pi Fraiche for it.

    You know what? Witness very much reminds me of JHL, which i no longer own. JHL with a lot more cinnamon and other stuff, and not as stuffy. JHL Rouge! They both share that rich labdanum (sp?) at the base notes.
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    You know what? Witness very much reminds me of JHL ... . JHL with a lot more cinnamon and other stuff, and not as stuffy. JHL Rouge! They both share that rich labdanum (sp?) at the base notes.
    Agreed, they have strong similarities. JHL is heavier and sweeter. Witness has more cinnamon, the bitter herb top notes and also some musk that JHL does not have. I consider JHL a cold weather scent and Witness a warm weather scent.
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    And, as I think I mentioned in another thread, Witness is also an excellent mosquito repellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcampen
    And, as I think I mentioned in another thread, Witness is also an excellent mosquito repellent.
    hmmmm...what will be my sotd when i spend all day in the back yard? Deep woods Off! or Witness?


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    Default Re: Jacques Bogart WITNESS

    Tried this today, for the first time (thanks tvlampboy) - WOW, it's good.

    The top notes didn't wow me, they are slightly synthetic - but in about 5 minutes or so the scent warmed up on my skin and got comforting, snuggly, and very herbal.

    I'm not sure if I would compare it to JHL (or Cinnabar for that matter) but I do agree with the comments that Witness is a cinnamon prominent scent that is easy to wear in warm weather. Which is great for me, here in Miami!

    On a side note: I think this scent would layer great with a strong incense (smoke) scent - perhaps Avignon or something that would fill that middle space between the cinnamon at the top and the herbs/musk/labdanum at the bottom.
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    It's an excellent perfume and when you add the price it's irresistible. I've been decanting it frequently recently and that brought back to mind how good it really is.
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    I haven't tried it, but in Luca Turin's "94 directory, he calls it a strangle hybrid of macho men's cologne and American pot pouri--like a gigolo sitting in a room decorated by his woman client--rough and seductive.

    Gosh, it sounds better when Turin says it in French.....

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    It's an excellent perfume and when you add the price it's irresistible. I've been decanting it frequently recently and that brought back to mind just how good it really is. Luxuriously rich, never cheap, even if not quite in the JHL league.
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    Luca's right about many things and wrong about others. He writes beautifully, and brings a huge amount of attention to our hobby/passion, granted.

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    Wow...glad to see this old thread again .

    My splash bottle (hate splash bottles!) of Witness sat unused for a long time, but now that i've decanted some into a spray decant, i'm really enjoying it. It really shines in the drydown.
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    Can I revive this old thread? I guess I can. I have been wearing this recently, and have been thinking how great it is. Also thinking about buying a backup bottle. Surprising this is still available and affordaable. This got tucked away for a couple years and I forgot how great this fragrance is. I love the drydown, and it lasts for 10-12 hrs. Simply beautiful.

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    Also, quick thought. Spicebomb wishes it could be this good.

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    Haven't worn this in a while but it's a very nice scent and glad it is part of my Bogart collection.
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    I am happy to own a 50ml splash bottle of this stuff (of course decanted). It is an old school fragrance (meant positive) with a certain class to it! Thumbs up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcampen View Post
    Agreed, they have strong similarities. JHL is heavier and sweeter. Witness has more cinnamon, the bitter herb top notes and also some musk that JHL does not have. I consider JHL a cold weather scent and Witness a warm weather scent.
    Excellent description!!! Witness is however very linear: it is now what it will be in 8 hrs.

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