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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Barry View Post
    Hirch, couldn't agree with you more.

    Primrose, I MUST try Mayfair, it sounds worthy of the Count
    Barry, Mayfair, of course, is where the Count and his wife lived when they moved to London. In Curzon Street, actually. This is before he and Lady B moved to Seamore Place and/or Gore House.

    I would call Mayfair a powerhouse because of the massive sillage. A great scent, easy to find, and not likely to be worn by the masses.

    I am still loving Sarrasins, a huge jasmine scent with leather.

    A word on the latest version of Sandringham. I like the muguet note.
    Last edited by Primrose; 8th December 2012 at 08:27 PM.
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  2. #32

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    I have sent an email to D R Harris concerning Mayfair.

    Im sure that I have a sample of Sandringham somewhere, I will check it out.
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  3. #33

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    Each of the companies mentioned has good or mediocre frags. my favorite is GFT EUCRIS. very unique scent that stand out in the crowd. another favorite is TOBS Mr. Taylor.

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    Floris and Penhaligons - a draw.
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    Creed has a British feeling al the way, like it or not!
    No! Don't work for Creed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    Creed has a British feeling al the way, like it or not!
    No! Don't work for Creed!
    Again stop trying to cram your Creed loving propaganda into every thread. It is listed as French, based in Paris and has no place in a British discussion. I could say Spaghetti, Pizza, Chianti, and Cannoli are really American b/c I see so many American's producing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    Again stop trying to cram your Creed loving propaganda into every thread. It is listed as French, based in Paris and has no place in a British discussion. I could say Spaghetti, Pizza, Chianti, and Cannoli are really American b/c I see so many American's producing them.
    damn right, Americans invented Italy!
    Creed for ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    damn right, Americans invented Italy!
    Creed for ever!
    LOL, My point exactly. Napoleon III and his luxury-loving court lured the Creed family from London to Paris over 150 years ago. Makes them French in my book...
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  9. #39

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    You, over there ... yes, you.

    Take this talk of Creed away from here.

    It has no place in a thread discussing British fragrance houses.

    Be gone with you.

    Just for the record, I'd put Creed a VERY long way down a VERY long list.

    So ... ner ner ne ner ner.

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    ^^ Like
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  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe mcclaine View Post
    You, over there ... yes, you.

    Take this talk of Creed away from here.

    It has no place in a thread discussing British fragrance houses.

    Be gone with you.

    Just for the record, I'd put Creed a VERY long way down a VERY long list.

    So ... ner ner ne ner ner.
    Agree with this all the way. Creed ceased to be truly British by the time they started their TAILORING BUSINESS in France. It's like saying Hennessey cognac is as Irish as Old Bushmills. History changes things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Barry View Post
    ^^ Like
    Yes, it's called "hijacking a thread" in Internet-speak.

    Another to add to my list of BRITISH scents: Taylor of Old Bond Street Original #74. A floral musk.
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    I'm a newbie from the USA and exploring British scents. Is Murdocks of London considered "traditional British"?

    I have some friends that very much like their "Black Tea" EDC. It is said to be a fresh, modern take on "traditional British"

    Just asking.....

    Of the British scents I've tried I enjoy Penhaligons Sartorial and Endymion.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR10 View Post
    I'm a newbie from the USA and exploring British scents. Is Murdocks of London considered "traditional British"?

    I have some friends that very much like their "Black Tea" EDC. It is said to be a fresh, modern take on "traditional British"

    Just asking.....

    Of the British scents I've tried I enjoy Penhaligons Sartorial and Endymion.

    Thanks.
    This seems to be a newcomer to the line of British scents that I have not explored. Great addition to the discussion, TR10.

    Older houses like Floris (1700s) and Truefitt (early 1800s) have older pedigrees while Penhaligon's was founded in the later 1800s.

    Has anyone tried the new Murdock scents? If so, I am interested in how they stack up to the older houses' offerings?
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    I sent Murdock an email quiite a while ago enquiring about samples, but they never replied. We don't have any Murdock salons up here in Yorkshire.
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    Default Re: Your favourite traditional British perfume house

    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Barry View Post
    I sent Murdock an email quiite a while ago enquiring about samples, but they never replied. We don't have any Murdock salons up here in Yorkshire.
    Ayup lad! I didn't know thee was from Yorkshire! Murdock samples are impossible to find!!
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    I own Murdock's Black Tea and I'm wearing it as my SOTD and I am quite taken with it but have not tried the other scents they have.

    Murdocks are a high class Barbers established in 2006 and they have five shops located in the London area. They have their own range of shaving products and also six colognes under the Murdock name.

    The fragrances are advertised as been traditional based scents with a modern twist meaning they have done their own take on the established fragrance genres.

    The colognes they do are:

    Black Tea: Tea,spice, leather and woods.
    Avalon: A light fresh citrus.
    Vetiver: Bergamont, Vetiver and Tree Moss.
    Patchouli: Cardamom,nutmeg, rose,jasmine,geranium, patchouli.
    Brightleaf: Tobacco& Cedar
    Fougere: Green herbal, lavender & Oakmoss.

    I myself really want to try out the others especially the Patchouli fragrance as their seems to be a lot of notes going on in the composition which makes it interesting. The problem is samples are very hard to come by if they exist and only a few stores carry their fragrances.
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    Possum pie, aye lad, Yorkshire born and bred tha nors

    Thanks Jack for answering the query concerning Murdock.
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    They were kind enough to send me sprayed paper spills, which is better then nowt (as they say in Yorkshire). The only one I was interested in based on those was the Fougere. I subsequently tried this one in Liberty. You have to go down to the Murdock barbershop in the basement, it isn't with the rest of the fragrances. Anyway, my nose was a bit over-saturated to make much of it, but it's a sharp, dry green one in the manner of English Fern and Wild Fern. Nothing like the reformulated Fougere Royal, incidentally.
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    Aye Marais, better than nowt. I got nowt, not even a reply to my email. The Fougere sounds nice, I'm actually wearing English Fern today.
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    I purchased a bottle of Murdock's Black Tea last week online (haven't received it yet). The gentleman was kind enough, but stated there are no samples. It's not that they are unavailable; it's that they do not exist.

  21. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR10 View Post
    I purchased a bottle of Murdock's Black Tea last week online (haven't received it yet). The gentleman was kind enough, but stated there are no samples. It's not that they are unavailable; it's that they do not exist.
    Thanks for that. Pity, I don't envisage a trip to London in the near future to sniff them and I don't fancy a 'blind' buy.
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  22. #52

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    The whole line is available in John Lewis' in Nottingham, so I assume it would be in other branches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe mcclaine View Post
    The whole line is available in John Lewis' in Nottingham, so I assume it would be in other branches?
    We don't have a John Lewis in Leeds yet. Harvey Nicks, Frasers and Debenhams is all we have
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    Fair dues, mi oad.

  25. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR10 View Post
    I purchased a bottle of Murdock's Black Tea last week online (haven't received it yet). The gentleman was kind enough, but stated there are no samples. It's not that they are unavailable; it's that they do not exist.
    How odd that they would not want to promote the product with carded samples. This flies in the face of good business. Who would not want to promote sales with samples?
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    I agree it is an odd way to launch a new line. And at £70 a bottle they aren't exactly a cheap blind buy! I expect samples are pricey to produce, but other small manufacturers manage it. Maybe they are hoping for online buzz to do the marketing for them.

    By the way, the Murdock line is not available in all JL branches. Certainly not Bristol!
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    Has anyone tried the Grossmith line? Interesting background on this house and I am interested in sampling.
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  28. #58

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    haven't tried it Primrose, the price put me off.
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  29. #59

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    Barry, yes, the prices are rather steep.

    I just wanted to know if they are worth the price.
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    I'll take Czech & Speake over any of the lines.

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