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    Default Witness by Jacques Bogart

    I really like Witness, so of course, it is discontinued. I haven't said much about it as I have been acquiring bottles. I have about 6 bottles now.

    I just received a couple of bottles and one of then was apparently for distribution in the EU since it has a sticker on the back listing ingredients (it was also, unfortunately, almost empty). Here is a listing of the ingredients:

    Head Notes:
    Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin orange, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Galbanum, Lavandin, Rosemary, Artemesia

    Heart notes:
    Nutmeg, Pimento, Cinammon, Clove, Juniper, Thyme, Cardamon, Celery, Cinnamon leaf, Cumin Cistus, Geranium bourbon, Ylang-ylang from Madagascar

    Body notes:
    Patchouli, Plum-tree evernia, Red sandalwood, Cistus-labdanum, Sage, Fir resin, Benzoin, Myrrh, Incense, Peru balsam, Opopanax, Abs. Castoreum, Chive, Musk
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    I own and like Witness also.

    It's a unique, refreshing scent for me, very versatile and OK longetivity.

    It's far from being in my top 5, but I'm glad I have it and enjoy it on the rare occasions I pull it out for a blast.

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    OK longetivity.
    Yeah, the longevity is just OK. An EdP version would have been really nice - instead they discontinue it. I have been adding tincture of gum benzoin to it to extend the longevity; this helps and adds a bit more vanilla to the basenotes. At the moment I am trying to acquire some good East Indian Sandalwood oil, I think this will blend well with Witness and help the longevity.

    It is interesting the number of ingredients that were listed. I thought the EU requirement was just that substances identified as potential allergens had to be list but this seems like they listed everything.
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    Default Re: Witness by Jacques Bogart

    Bogart still exist ??????

    I mean dont get me wrong but we were bombarded with bogart in the 80s but today in europe Bogart is just a thing from the past finnished


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    Default Re: Witness by Jacques Bogart

    Witness and the infamous One Man Show are the only Jacques Bogart products that I see in the online stores and Witness will soon be finished.

    So, since you are from Europe, are other fragrance bottles now giving complete lists of ingredients like I saw on the Witness bottle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcampen View Post
    I really like Witness, so of course, it is discontinued. I haven't said much about it as I have been acquiring bottles. I have about 6 bottles now.

    I just received a couple of bottles and one of then was apparently for distribution in the EU since it has a sticker on the back listing ingredients (it was also, unfortunately, almost empty). Here is a listing of the ingredients:

    Head Notes:
    Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin orange, Grapefruit, Pineapple, Galbanum, Lavandin, Rosemary, Artemesia

    Heart notes:
    Nutmeg, Pimento, Cinammon, Clove, Juniper, Thyme, Cardamon, Celery, Cinnamon leaf, Cumin Cistus, Geranium bourbon, Ylang-ylang from Madagascar

    Body notes:
    Patchouli, Plum-tree evernia, Red sandalwood, Cistus-labdanum, Sage, Fir resin, Benzoin, Myrrh, Incense, Peru balsam, Opopanax, Abs. Castoreum, Chive, Musk
    Reviving this thread since this is the very first time I have seen a listed note in a fragrance coming from the pungent flower bulb (onion) family! Chive in Witness? Who knew. I don't get any pineapple from it thank goodness. Huge labdanum in the drydown... fun juice. Guess it's still being produced since it's easy to find cheap on ebay.

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    Default Re: Witness by Jacques Bogart

    Witness is another of Bogart's scents that I am happy to have in my collection.

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    That list of notes is something else!
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    Witness is good stuff, very mature (fougere?) with tons of resinous cinnamon. The longevity is good but not that good for a Bogart (6~8 hours)

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    It's like a fistfight broke out on your skin..........with you winning however......

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    Default Re: Witness by Jacques Bogart

    I love Witness. It's yet another forgotten power scent, and from the early 90s too! It smells expensive, so it's amazing how cheap it sells for.

    Love the note pyramid. I think that's the first time I've ever seen a listing of notes for Witness, and I'm not surprised if it contains every one of those listed. My god, is there anything not on that list?!
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    Default Re: Witness by Jacques Bogart

    Great juice. Inexpensive to the point of near embarassment. I bought a half dozen 1.7 oz splash bottles a couple of years ago for under $7.00 each from an online discounter (no longer in business).

    Does the EU require notes be listed and not ingredients?
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    I swapped for my splash bottle and decanted into a cheap plastic atomizer matching Witness' price range. I don't think it smells expensive, but I still like it. Also, I find its longevity to be very good, up to 12 hours. Potency is excellent. I think I'm getting the chive now (applied 9hrs ago). And yes, there is one note not on the list. Leather, thank goodness! Just ordered Eau Fresh, hope I dig it.

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    Default Re: Witness by Jacques Bogart

    Eau Fresh is a dihydromyrcenol setting, blech. But I still dig Witness. The pineapple is not that noticeable for those like me who tend to dislike "fruit" notes (as opposed to citrus which I tend to like).

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    Default Re: Witness by Jacques Bogart

    Just sampled Witness. Really nice! For people who seek out that burnt match/smokey smell but don't want to smell like they dove into a campfire, this is it. Quite wearable.

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    This one, and One Man Show Ruby Edition. Top two Bogarts.

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    Have had a sample sitting for many months, waiting for cooler weather - will try this week. I love Bogart PH and One Man Show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanginglimbs View Post
    Just sampled Witness. Really nice! For people who seek out that burnt match/smokey smell but don't want to smell like they dove into a campfire, this is it. Quite wearable.
    You just dug out a 10 year old thread
    I don't get what you get out of it though. To me it's a very old school cinnamon bomb but a good one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    I love Bogart PH and One Man Show.
    You should try One Man Show Oud Edition if you have a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    I love Witness. It's yet another forgotten power scent, and from the early 90s too! It smells expensive, so it's amazing how cheap it sells for.

    Love the note pyramid. I think that's the first time I've ever seen a listing of notes for Witness, and I'm not surprised if it contains every one of those listed. My god, is there anything not on that list?!
    + 1. Would be an above-par modern niche release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanginglimbs View Post
    Just sampled Witness. Really nice! For people who seek out that burnt match/smokey smell but don't want to smell like they dove into a campfire, this is it. Quite wearable.
    Weird. One of the reasons I really like Witness is because it doesn't have smoky notes at all. Certainly no "leather". Extremely musky, with nice cedar and cinnamon. Perhaps the fir balsam has a slight smoky feel though.

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    Default Re: Witness by Jacques Bogart

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    You should try One Man Show Oud Edition if you have a chance.
    Thanks Hednic, I'll check it out. I also have it on my list to try the Gold Edition.

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