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    Default Penhaligon's English Fern

    What are your thoughts on this one? Ok for office wear (not too strong)?

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    Not too strong, no. It is a very old-school fougere. It is one of the only stripped down fougere scents on the market (with the exception of Wild Fern, by Trumper). Trumper's Wild Fern is another excellent basic fougere that is even a bit nicer in my opinion, but that is purely a matter of personal taste. If you want to understand this basic accord/structure you would be hard pressed to find better examples than these two scents.
    Last edited by mrclmind; 25th March 2010 at 05:01 AM.

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    Great scent. Perfect and ideal for office wear. Not too strong.
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    English Fern is a green great scent, it is not heavy at all and it evokes springtime for me. I think it is quite suitable for day/office wear.
    I did a side-by-side comparison of English Fern, Trumper's Wild Fern and Crown Fougere, for those interested in more details.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/238...e-English-Fern
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    Thanks for all the info here folks - want to try all three but I guess the Crown will be a challenge to find now . . . I quite enjoy challenges, mind you.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon's English Fern

    Another vote for English Fern! Perfect for the office, I would think.

    Parfums Raffy has Crown Fougère but I don't know if they ship to your location (scroll down-- it's near the bottom of the page):

    http://www.parfumsraffy.com/crown.html

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    Default Re: Penhaligon's English Fern

    Agree with the above. I think Trumper's Wild Fern is a little easier to wear in general, but English Fern is certainly wearable to the office.
    Last edited by scentsitivity; 25th March 2010 at 12:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon's English Fern

    I'm forever the rare voice of dissent with this one, but I hate the stuff, as well as Trumper's fern offering. I find them both very cloying and sweet in the drydown and on me both of them smell very in your face and off-putting.

    Either one of them will probably be fine for you, as they seem to be with 99% of the rest of the people who try them. It's just me.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon's English Fern

    Another vote for acceptable. It's not really my kind of scent, but I've worn it to the office a few times.

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    Default Re: Penhaligon's English Fern

    Very interesting, great_badir! You recognize that things react differently on your skin (versus mine, for example). I too can't stand sweet, cloying scents; or in-your-face scents either. I think I have a really low tolerance for such scents. But I find Wild Fern to be light and cheery, and English Fern a little more substantial... and on my skin they don't give what seems like a sweet aspect to me. I find these different reactions to be an intriguing phenomenon.
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