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    Update.

    Just received my bottle of Santal. A very refined subtle woody cardamom that gets lightly spicy and has a watery lemon on the opening. Nothing distinctive but it is very nice, though it does remind me a bit Penhaligons Endymion. I like the light spice and the slight hint of vanilla, a perfect office or anytime anywhere fragrance.

    One thing that surprised me was on the back of the box it lists oakmoss extract as one of the ingredients and I thought they would removed that because of restrictions. Anyway a good purchase at half price for 100ml.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Update.

    Just received my bottle of Santal. A very refined subtle woody cardamom that gets lightly spicy and has a watery lemon on the opening. Nothing distinctive but it is very nice, though it does remind me a bit Penhaligons Endymion. I like the light spice and the slight hint of vanilla, a perfect office or anytime anywhere fragrance.

    One thing that surprised me was on the back of the box it lists oakmoss extract as one of the ingredients and I thought they would removed that because of restrictions. Anyway a good purchase at half price for 100ml.

    a silly question , jack , what kind of santal do you get from there?
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    HdP 1725 Casanova
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    In only know No. 89 and have a very good impression about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    a silly question , jack , what kind of santal do you get from there?
    Not much as it seems more like a fantasy take on Santal.lol...There is a bit mixed in with the nice spice but this is not to my nose a"serious take on Santal". It's more like someones interpretation with spice,nutmeg and a hint of sweetness to give the illusion of it.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Not much as it seems more like a fantasy take on Santal.lol...
    I agree, it's a pleasant easy-to-wear scent but will not be anyone's sandalwood holy grail!

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    My No. 89 arrived today, and I'm very pleased with it. It comes across to me as fougere-like, but with more floral notes, and it develops nicely - I didn't think I'd applied enough at first, as it seems pretty light in the opening, but I soon found I'd used plenty

    It lasts pretty well too - I applied it at around 11:00, and it was still there at at 18:00 when I had a shower.

    Definitely a winner for me - I think I'd even be prepared to pay full price for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscroft View Post
    My No. 89 arrived today, and I'm very pleased...
    Definitely a winner for me - I think I'd even be prepared to pay full price for it!
    Congrats! Floris were so ruddy slow at dispatching (11 days from order date!) that I am now away from home and my 89 & Santal have no doubt been returned to the sorting office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Congrats! Floris were so ruddy slow at dispatching (11 days from order date!) that I am now away from home and my 89 & Santal have no doubt been returned to the sorting office.
    Yep, it took 13 days before they shipped mine.
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    Vetiver
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscroft View Post
    Yep, it took 13 days before they shipped mine.
    Same with me I think they must have done a massive despatch on orders at the same time. Congrats on no 89 as these 100ml frags are a steal for the price.
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    Thought I'd resurrect this thread as I'm about to buy a bespoke perfume experience at Floris London. You spend 90 minutes with the perfumer and then go on to blend your own fragrance.

    Do people think this will be a worthwhile experience?

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    Sounds like fun MFM and you will have a fragrance unequal to yourself. Good luck on the endeavor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFM View Post
    Thought I'd resurrect this thread as I'm about to buy a bespoke perfume experience at Floris London. You spend 90 minutes with the perfumer and then go on to blend your own fragrance.

    Do people think this will be a worthwhile experience?
    Do you mean the 'Fragrance Customisation" rather than "Bespoke"?

    One costs £195, the other £4500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe mcclaine View Post
    Do you mean the 'Fragrance Customisation" rather than "Bespoke"?

    One costs £195, the other £4500.
    Yes, the first one. I don't think I would ever pay £4500 for creating a fragrance from scratch, no matter how rich I was!!

    Well I have just bought this for me and the wife. Still not cheap at £195 x 2, but you do take home a 100ml bottle of EDP. And besides, it will be unique and you can reorder it if you really like it.

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    Haven't tried any, but I've heard the Santal is really nice. I've read it being compared to a softer version of Gucci Envy for Men.

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    bump for this thread, any recommendations for floris?

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    I have tried a few. I thought Santal and Vetiver are two that smelled very nice.

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    The wife and I went to do the bespoke fragrance where you blend your own.

    What a disappointment. The perfumer didn't seem in the slightest interested and although we both made it clear from the start the type of fragrance we like, we ended up with mediocre scents that I would never have bought myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    In my opinion, their best fragrance, is Sandalwood (sadly discontinued)...
    I just got a bottle of this. Fantastic!
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    Of the Floris line, I like best (in order):

    No. 89
    Elite
    JF


    And an honorable mention to Eau de Santal, which I think is now discontinued...
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    Out of the four Floris scents I have tried, Vetiver is the winner.
    Great stuff. Too bad it's discontinued.

    It's a long lasting, some what raw vetiver with a slight barber shop vibe.
    The incense and oakmoss in the base are just icing on the cake.
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    Mahon Leather
    JF
    Elite

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