Yes, sometimes there are good reasons fragrances are discontinued and sometimes, as in the case of the Crown fragrances, there aren't. *You should be able to read about the history of the Crown fragrances here at Basenotes with this link:Originally Posted by flathorn
Quoting in part: *In 2000 Crown was acquired once more. This time by English millionaire, and posh furniture maker, Clive Christian. He closed down the boutiques and slimmed down the Crown range to eight scents - four each for men and women. The range now consisted of Crown of Gold, Marechale 90, Crown Boutique and Tanglewood Bouquet and the masculine scents of: - Crown Park Royal, Marquis, Sandringham and Crown Spiced Limes.
In 2001, Clive Christian launched his own range of perfume. Three scents, with a version each for men and for women - entitled Number One, X and 1872 (the year Crown was founded).
Sadly in early 2002, Mr Christian chose to throw away 130 years of history and discontinue the remaining eight Crown scents. His own scents are still available (In very similar bottles to Crown), though you may find Clive's scents a little expensive for your tastes.
I enjoyed your review and commentary on the Crown fragrances you sampled, Flathorn. *I have a number of samples myself that I still haven't gotten round to sniffing. *Thanks for sharing! *[smiley=thumbsup.gif]