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    Default The Duke of Windsor

    Hi,

    Its been a while since I contributed, but I was wondering whether I could dip into the collective pool of wisdom.

    I quite like the Duke of Windsor - certainly his sense of style remain legendary. I was wondering what perfume he wore or which perfume you would most associate with him.

    I know Creed released a special perfume to mark the Duke of Windsor, however, apart from being too expensive, I doubt the monarch would have travelled the world smelling of gin and sugar cane (two notes found in the perfume). It sounds too much like a gimmick to me!
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    personally it smells like rose and soda pop on my skin. it is well made and smells very natural but not for me, but definitely not Creed's worst fragrance either but not one i would wear.

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    Which Duke of Windsor?
    Out here we are running for the wide open spaces, the road-smell after the rain.

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    The former King Edward VIII
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    Ahh, 'cos the current one, not exactly a style icon

    I imagine Wallis would have picked him up something from Guerlain. Maybe Eau du Coq.
    Last edited by Petra Ichor; 22nd April 2010 at 05:51 PM.
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    Gin and sugar cane? Thats what you get when you haven't tried the fragrance and go by notes only. It smells largely of pine/eucalyptus with a hint of gin, rose and woods.
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    Wearing it today...I would not characterize the scent as "gin and sugar cane."
    I get a nice rose more than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Wearing it today...I would not characterize the scent as "gin and sugar cane."
    I get a nice rose more than anything else.
    i envy your body chemistry Stylin lol, i wish it worked on me like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra Ichor View Post
    Ahh, 'cos the current one, not exactly a style icon

    I imagine Wallis would have picked him up something from Guerlain. Maybe Eau du Coq.
    There was only ever one Duke of Windsor, the title was created explicitly for him. You may be thinking of the Prince of Wales. I doubt he ever had anything to do with Creed, except perhaps in their capacity as tailors.
    Last edited by the_good_life; 22nd April 2010 at 11:51 PM.
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    I am reminded of Crown Perfumery's Sandringham, named after Edward VII, a sporting man and bon vivant, esp. when he was the Prince of Wales. He married the beautiful Danish Princess Alexandra.

    His mother, Queen Victoria, bought the royal residence of Sandringham for Edward and his bride from the the Hon. Charles Spencer Cowper and his wife Lady Harriet Spencer Cowper, the remarried widow of the Comte d'Orsay. (The couple had to sell Sandringham to pay off their debts.)

    The EDT Sandringham is a wonderful and elegant woody scent with a muguet note (lily of the valley). I think, sadly, that this is out of production. The ad copy states: "The dashing King Edward VII renowned for his many mistresses and pursuit of pleasure, was the inspiring figure behind this sophisticated fragrance creation. Haunting notes of lavender, citrus and moss. Classic Chypre effects are enhanced with orange blossom and muguet oil to create an excitingly complex perfume that depends for its main character upon fresh, sweet woody notes. Sandringham's complex delightful and exuding masculine appeal make this composition ideal for the man who wants to enjoy life to the fullest."

    I understand Crown Bouquet for women was made for the Duchess of Windsor.

    You can buy this online or from eBay.

    Here is an old thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/215...the-first-time
    Last edited by Primrose; 22nd April 2010 at 11:55 PM.
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    Thanks
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    Something conservative but with a modern edge to it given that he was a trendsetter himself.

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