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    Default Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    Went to the Dunhill store on 5th Avenue today to relieve my mind that the rumors were not true about Dunhill for Men. Was told that Dunhill for Men (1934) the original was no longer. Dead. Gone. Not available. I expressed my shock and dismay. They tried to sell me Dunhill Edition, I said no, too upset. Will look for it somewhere where I know it can still be found. Requiscat in pace, Dunhill dead at 73. Of happy memory.

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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    I bought some recently at my local Perfume Gallery store.
    A good scent, if short-lived in the wearing.

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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    I'm guessing that like with most re-formulated frags, the new Dunhill for men is a distant reminder of the original.

    Have you tried the new formula?

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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    Old Alfred must be churning in his Urn

    is it this one?
    http://www.1stperfume.com/brands-a-a...d-dunhill.html

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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo
    Old Alfred must be churning in his Urn

    is it this one?
    http://www.1stperfume.com/brands-a-a...d-dunhill.html
    That is the one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuyahogaJoe
    I'm guessing that like with most re-formulated frags, the new Dunhill for men is a distant reminder of the original.

    Have you tried the new formula?
    They induced me to try a new formulation, which is the brown bottle (shown in an advert in yesterday's NYTimes) I smiled and said "no thanks", it smelled like antisceptically altered toilet bowl.

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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    Before ordering folks might want to check out this thread:


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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    I know there are specialty shops that still have this. That's where I got mine... but they only had EdC. Does it also exist in EdT strength?
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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by kbe
    Before ordering folks might want to check out this thread:


    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...1stperfume.com

    also check the Yahoo feedback on the store. It was 4 and a half smileys out of 5 last time I looked based on nearly 3070 votes.
    there's one thread with 25 votes and this is a store that carries a lot of discontinued stuff.
    http://shopping.yahoo.com/merchratin...d=highestrated

    Disclaimer: I have never shopped at 1st perfume nor do I have a relationship or get any compensation from this store.

    I got an email trail from Perfume Emporium that would leave you wondering, am I dealing with chimps at PE. I didn't start a thread and try to drive a stake through their business. I'll never shop with then again. I vote with my feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpet_guy
    I bought some recently at my local Perfume Gallery store.
    A good scent, if short-lived in the wearing.

    Is that the one at the Stonestown Galleria? Have you been to Fragranza at the new Westfield Center (next door to the downtown Nordstrom)? I think it's the same folks that own it. I got my Dunhill for Men '34 at the new place.
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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB
    I know there are specialty shops that still have this. That's where I got mine... but they only had EdC. Does it also exist in EdT strength?

    Unfortunately, no, it only comes (or, more accurately, came) in EDC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levente
    Unfortunately, no, it only comes (or, more accurately, came) in EDC.
    Well, that's too bad. I guess we'll focus on getting more of the ever-scarcer original EdC, if there never was an EdT to look for...
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    Too bad. Glad I have a new, full bottle.

    Wore it just yesterday as my SOTD. Dated but nice.

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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    Very sad, indeed! Even though it's not in my top ten I appreciate it as one of the milestones in truly masculine perfumery!
    I still have 95% of a full bottle, and that should last me forever. The quality is so superb that a little is all I need for an evening.
    Last edited by narcus; 26th August 2008 at 04:46 PM.
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    I was given some of this as a gift. I have tried hard, but really don't understand the appeal. Unless there was something wrong with the bottle, I get a whole lot of fairly closely spaced mid notes (I find them very hard to tell apart - maybe that's good blending) and some top notes that get up my nose. I don't get many bass notes, or nothing that I really like. Very much an older man's cologne, with nothing distinctive - to my untrained nose, anyway.

    It's safe to a fault, although not in a modern way. The bottle is now 3/4 empty, so believe me when I say have tried hard to "get" it!

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    Just an update to the Dunhill (1934) story: I was in Dunhill on Fifth Avenue the other day, and they had the Classic for Men in stock. They are in the beautiful swirled clear bottles and it is fresh juice of the classic scent. Gorgeous, monumental, awe inspiring, everything good that has been said about it is true, and if you can get yourself into Manhattan you can still get it. I bought a couple, and will give a couple of Christmas. When the 1,000 bottle shipment is gone, they tell me, there will be no more. Discontinued but still available in very limited quantity right from the manufacturer, so no questionable sourcing, for a limited time $70 with tax. Now you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Frances View Post
    Just an update to the Dunhill (1934) story: I was in Dunhill on Fifth Avenue the other day, and they had the Classic for Men in stock. They are in the beautiful swirled clear bottles and it is fresh juice of the classic scent. Gorgeous, monumental, awe inspiring, everything good that has been said about it is true, and if you can get yourself into Manhattan you can still get it. I bought a couple, and will give a couple of Christmas. When the 1,000 bottle shipment is gone, they tell me, there will be no more. Discontinued but still available in very limited quantity right from the manufacturer, so no questionable sourcing, for a limited time $70 with tax. Now you know.
    do you think i could order it over the phone and have them ship to the midwest (minnesota)?

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    I bought one over the phone earlier this week.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohamed1 View Post
    do you think i could order it over the phone and have them ship to the midwest (minnesota)?

    Fragrances don't seem to be included in their online store, but it can't hurt to give them a call:

    Fifth Avenue Store:
    Tel: 800.776.4053
    711 Fifth Avenue
    NY - New York
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    I have been successful with other vendors by just calling them!

    I bought my Dunhill '34 off of eBay months ago - haven't seen another one for sale there since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Frances View Post
    Just an update to the Dunhill (1934) story: I was in Dunhill on Fifth Avenue the other day, and they had the Classic for Men in stock. They are in the beautiful swirled clear bottles and it is fresh juice of the classic scent. Gorgeous, monumental, awe inspiring, everything good that has been said about it is true, and if you can get yourself into Manhattan you can still get it. I bought a couple, and will give a couple of Christmas. When the 1,000 bottle shipment is gone, they tell me, there will be no more. Discontinued but still available in very limited quantity right from the manufacturer, so no questionable sourcing, for a limited time $70 with tax. Now you know.
    Could you check your Dunhill box and see where the scent was manufactured? The last one I purchased was made in Germany, which is not where the first bottle I purchased was made (England, if memory serves). Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levente View Post
    Could you check your Dunhill box and see where the scent was manufactured? The last one I purchased was made in Germany, which is not where the first bottle I purchased was made (England, if memory serves). Thanks.
    It says Germany.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohamed1 View Post
    do you think i could order it over the phone and have them ship to the midwest (minnesota)?
    I stopped in today and they said, "yes" you can call in an order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Frances View Post
    It says Germany.
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    I stopped in today and they said, "yes" you can call in an order.
    Excellent. Thank you. I want to ask about the bottle you picked up recently. Is the fragrance as good you remember it of old? I ask because the last two bottles I bought were/are, compared to my first bottle, rubbish. The opening was too alcoholy and it sort of forced its way up one's nose, and it faded away from there. No floral heart, no wood-leather base. Either the batch is off, or I bought a couple of frauds. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    Perfumebay.com has this as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Perfumebay.com has this as well...
    Sorry, but they don't. It should come in an orangey coloured box, not a darker brown one. And their site says 'temporarily unavailable' as it has for many months.
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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    http://www.perfumebay.com/4035773510094.html

    I bought the above. Granted there are better body washes but this is where I found it.

    Correct me if this is not what is being discussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohamed1 View Post
    Excellent. Thank you. I want to ask about the bottle you picked up recently. Is the fragrance as good you remember it of old? I ask because the last two bottles I bought were/are, compared to my first bottle, rubbish. The opening was too alcoholy and it sort of forced its way up one's nose, and it faded away from there. No floral heart, no wood-leather base. Either the batch is off, or I bought a couple of frauds. Thanks.

    Mohamed
    I have smelled the rubbish as well, and thought that that was all we were going to get from now on, but the liquid being sold at the flagship store is wonderful, fantastic, awesome, fresh, and worth every scent, oops, cent. This is the last of the real stuff. N.B.
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    Where is the rubbish made? I took a ten x loop to read the wee lil sticker on mine and it says produced in The Netherlands??@!@!

    This is not the stuff that's only available in the hoity toity store on 5th Ave?? Only available (says the clerk making $7.50 an hour plus commisions) in 1000 bottle lots.

    I'm jumping off the George Washington Bridge if my bottle does not come up to snuff.

    HELP!!!!

    PS: my bottle does have lovely swirlyness on clear glass. It also has a gorgeous floral heart and woody-Corinthian leather base. Great for a damn cologne not made in England. I think.
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    My bottle and box look exactly as they are pictured in the Directory.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120479.html

    The box is buried somewhere in Box Mountain and is not easily accessible.

    The back of the bottle reads:

    EAU DE COLOGNE
    vaporisateur - natural spray
    100 ml 3.4 fl.oz. (with a large lower case "e", that I can't reproduce, between the two figures)

    The bottom of the bottle reads:

    100 ml
    3.4 fl.oz.
    603201 (there is a small graphic symbol to the left of this which looks sort of like a squat jar with an angled-partially removed lid - graphic has the notation: 36 M)
    Eau de Cologne
    SCANNON GmbH
    D 50819 Cologne
    Made in Germany

    The cap is black plastic with an integrated non-functional 'latch' that is embossed: ALFRED DUNHILL.

    I hope this helps identify your bottle (or mine, for that matter )
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredricktoo View Post
    Where is the rubbish made? I took a ten x loop to read the wee lil sticker on mine and it says produced in The Netherlands??@!@!

    This is not the stuff that's only available in the hoity toity store on 5th Ave?? Only available (says the clerk making $7.50 an hour plus commisions) in 1000 bottle lots.

    I'm jumping off the George Washington Bridge if my bottle does not come up to snuff.

    HELP!!!!

    PS: my bottle does have lovely swirlyness on clear glass. It also has a gorgeous floral heart and woody-Corinthian leather base. Great for a damn cologne not made in England. I think.
    Don't worry fredricktoo, mine has a sticker that says something in what I guess to be Chinese or Korean, all I can make out is " 100ml. "

    The bottle itself says Alfred Dunhill/ London SW1Y 6DL

    I can't remember where I bought it. It's only half used due to my being a blue jeans kind of guy-- and burning hot weather for most of the year here in S. CA. If I lived in cooler climates and rejoiced in suits and ties; this would easily be my #1 choice.

    One of the greatest frags of all time.

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    Default Re: Dunhill for Men (1934) RIP Death Confirmed

    my bottle does not refer to Scannon as my Dunhill Edition bottle does. It also doesn't have the "chewing tobacco" looking symbol on the bottom either. The serial # is 9001 on that sticker on the bottom of the bottle which can barely be seen with the naked eye. The back of the bottle opposite the Dunhill logo says Alfred Dunhill, London SW 1Y 6DL as does Mario's.

    I agree that this one of the true greats and I still believe that perfumebay is selling the real deal also and 5th Ave is giving people the ole NYC shuffle.

    Now Scannon being on the "1934 Dunhill Cologne style" bottle suggests that they may be re-introducing the product. I swear these people read basenotes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Frances View Post
    I have smelled the rubbish as well, and thought that that was all we were going to get from now on, but the liquid being sold at the flagship store is wonderful, fantastic, awesome, fresh, and worth every scent, oops, cent. This is the last of the real stuff. N.B.
    I'm very glad to hear that. I will order a bottle in a day or two. Again, thank you.

    Mohamed

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