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    Default Match Race EdP: New to the U. S.?

    I found a scent I had never heard of and bought it today at Neiman's in San Francisco. It's called Match Race EdP, and information about it is hard to come by.

    You can read more about it here.

    Does anybody else know about this? Any opinions on it?
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    Default Re: Match Race EdP: New to the U. S.?

    I found and bought this scent at Neiman's. Has anyone else seen or tried it there?

    It's quite an unusual and mysterious scent. In searching for it on Google, the only references I found were from Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. It isn't mentioned on parfyym.pri.ee. Apparently, the scent was introduced in Europe in 2008.

    Information on the packaging refers to "CEDIP — 5, Av des Citronniers, MC 98000 Monaco. Made in Italy. US Dist: IPD, Inc., CT 06854."

    Searches on CEDIP reveal that the firm is registered in Monaco. A search on IPD shows it as existing in Norwalk, CT, and lists distribution information on Rifat Ozbek and Alyssa Ashley perfumery products. There is no mention of Match Race.

    The listings in Germany and Scandinavia can be summarized thus:

    Match Race
    Match Race EdP
    (2008)
    Green Aromatic Floral
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    Top Notes: Sicilian Lemon, Mandarin, Calabrian Bergamot, Grapefruit, Tarragon, Ivy
    Middle Notes: Violet, Jasmine, Cedar Wood, Cabreuva Tree Oil
    Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, White Musk
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    Definitely a stereotypical masculine: clean, fresh, citrusy, green, woody. It's an EdP strength, and on the packaging it bears the legend "Dangerous but fun."

    (By the bye, Cabreuva oil is derived from a South American tree, and is supposed to be reminiscent of rosewood oil, although one of the botanical sources is also said to yield a balsam similar to Balsam of Peru. [Groom, Nigel. The New Perfume Handbook, 2nd Ed., 1997: Chapman and Hall, London])
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    Default Re: Match Race EdP: New to the U. S.?

    Jaime, check out your new bottle of Fougere Royale. The company that makes Match race is the Monaco-based company that took over Parfums Houbigant. They have the same mailing address. And that also explains why SF Neimans is the only store that has it...
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