Omg David, this thread is 6 years old. I didn't realise it was still in the archives.
Thread: Favourite British Fragrance
Mentioned these two in another similar thread, but worthy of mentioning again.........
Mulberry (mens edt)
Probably both discontinued ???
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My all time favorite among the classics would be Blenheim Bouquet- I just love it.
Wow, a thread that was started before I got here ... and I've been here 6 years.
Blenheim Bouquet gets my vote too.
It's aloof and unapologetic.
Just about as British as it gets.
Ha, I was about to answer this...but I already did...6 years ago!
Last edited by docluv45; 21st December 2012 at 01:04 PM.
For me, Crown Sandringham. A nice muguet note.
Follow this up with Sartorial.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
Maybe it does not qualify as traditional (launched in 2003), but Richard James EdT is the quintessential british perfume.
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My favourite is probably Penhaligon's Racquets formula. Actually in feel it reminds me of Habit Rouge, with its cheerful, fizzy citrus and powdery drydown. Does anyone know if the perfumer, Francis Pickthall, did anything else? The BN directory and Fragrantica have drawn blanks.
If we are talking older, more traditional, the it would have to be vintage No.89 by Floris or Crown Imperial by the late Crown Perfumery for me.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Right now it's the fragrances from the Murdock house which has a excellent range of barbershop scents.
(honorable mention Ormonde Man, the perfect well made fragance)
Floris Palm Springs
I like Eucris, Hammam and Edwardian Bouquet, Richard James, Woods of Windsor.
I'm partial to Sartorial these days. Modern only in its date of release, it has a traditional feel to it.
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Oh my goodness eight years old this threat! No matter! Where do I start?
There are so many great unique fragrances from UK!
And many of them I have in my collection and almost daily use (alphabetically):
Blenheim Bouquet - Penhaligon's
Eau de Cologne of Turnball & Asser - Penhaligon's
Eau de Santal - Floris
Elite - Floris
English Bouquet - D.R. Harris & Co. (discontinued)
Eton College Collection - Taylor of Old Bond Street
Hammam Bouquet - Penhaligon's
Lords - Penhaligon's (discontinued)
Marlborough Cologne - Geo. F. Trumper
Purple Water - Asprey
Racquets formula - Penhaligon's (discontinued!)
Sartorial - Penhaligon's
The British Bouquet - Atkinsons (but made in Italy!)
Wedding Bouquet - Floris Private Collection
Wellington Cologne - Geo. F. Trumper
Burberry the beat
Spanish Leather - Trumper
Opus 1870 - Penhaligons
Racquets Formula - Penhaligons
Black Tea - Murdock
Sandalwood - Trumper
La Fumee - Miller Harris
Encens de Bois - Miller Harris
Fougere - Crown Perfumery
For me, penhaligons has to be the WORST fragrance house in the uk.
lots of others like their frags, but I really hate all of them. TRUMPERS have some nice decent low end price range frags, sandalwood being my fave
My choice for the BEST British fragrance?
Ormonde Jaynes Four Courners Nawab of Oudh, has to be the best Brit frag I've ever tried.
My favorite British scent without a doubt is Clive Christian No.1 Pure Parfum Limited - not traditional as stated by the OP, but one I cherish - so refined and smooth. By the way, since this is his thread, I miss not hearing from Prince Barry.
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