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    Hello everybody I just received some samples from Floris, but I need help to sort out wich one are mens fragances and wich are women the web page dont tell you all of them, and I have some that are not listed any help much appreciated, Thanks to all.

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    The ones I've tried that I believe were intended for men were:
    Santal
    Patchouly
    No. 89
    Mahon Leather
    JF

    There might be a few more but I'm not sure.

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    I'm curious to know what you think of these. If you have any favorites please expand on it a little.

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    I am not sure, but this will give you some sort of breakdown:

    http://www.fragrantica.com/designers/Floris.html

    If you like Chez Bond / GIT, you should give JF a try - quite similar.
    Mahon Leather is a very nice leather fragrance - not harsh - softer and more subtle.
    89 - Way too soapy for me.
    Santal - nice, but not spectacular - becomes a weak skin scent very quickly.
    Cefiro - Nice citrus, but really somewhat forgettable.
    Elite - Nice mature scent, but like some of the others, really nothing that moves me and makes me compelled to buy it.

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    No offense, but does it really matter how they are marketed by Floris? Just sniff them all blind and let your nose make the determination based on your preferences...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Yes smell them and wear what you like best. Don't get too hung up on what was supposedly made for which gender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    The ones I've tried that I believe were intended for men were:
    Santal
    Patchouly
    No. 89
    Mahon Leather
    JF

    There might be a few more but I'm not sure.

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    Elite is a men's one as well. Used to own it but sold it on shortly after.
    It's a good range but feels a little dated to me. Some of their shaving 'software' is worth visiting though.

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    Santal is very good and reminiscent of Gucci Envy, I get good longevity from this. Also Mahon Leather is very nice and classy.

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    It would be helpful if you'd simply list the ones you wish to know about.

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    The frags mentioned above are the most popular ones for men.

    It took very many years of fragrance use, and lots of kind advice, for some of us to realise that the male/female dichotomy is really not hard and fast.
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    Hello trucupey20!

    First, go to Floris website

    Click on FLORIS FOR WOMEN >>> have a look in "Fragrances" - If you can find it there some of your the sample, it's ladies fragrances.

    Click on FLORIS FOR MEN >>> have a look in "Fragrances" - If you can find it there some of your the sample, it's mens fragrances.

    Click on CLASSIC COLLECTION >>> all fragrance here in are unisex --- the same in PRIVATE COLLECTION >>> all unisex


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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I am not sure, but this will give you some sort of breakdown:

    http://www.fragrantica.com/designers/Floris.html

    If you like Chez Bond / GIT, you should give JF a try - quite similar.
    Mahon Leather is a very nice leather fragrance - not harsh - softer and more subtle.
    89 - Way too soapy for me.
    Santal - nice, but not spectacular - becomes a weak skin scent very quickly.
    Cefiro - Nice citrus, but really somewhat forgettable.
    Elite - Nice mature scent, but like some of the others, really nothing that moves me and makes me compelled to buy it.
    Thanks, very interesting!

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    89 and Santal are the only two I like from this largely underwhelming range.

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    I have Edwardian Bouquet and like it very much. I also got Zinnia which is a strange strong, sweet flower bomb, not to my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Santal is very good and reminiscent of Gucci Envy, I get good longevity from this. Also Mahon Leather is very nice and classy.
    +1 Of the 7 samples (No.89, Elite, Cefiro, Limes, JF, Santal, Mahon Leather) I received I think Mahon Leather is very nice, so does the missus. However the one that really floats my boat is Santal. Santal has good longevity on my skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    89 and Santal are the only two I like from this largely underwhelming range.
    Same here. I like 89 a lot though.

    Floris basically need a rocket up their arse

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    Had Edwardian Bouquet for a while. It's nice and for ladies, I think.

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    Santal was lovely for about half an hour then disappeared. I get poor longevity from lots of things but this was especially poor. Odd really as the others I have tried seem pretty powerful. I'm liking the rest of their stuff so far though. I'm saving the more citrussy ones for the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Some of their shaving 'software' is worth visiting though.
    Actually I kind of like it much better than their
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    nice scents but thin sillage....

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    89 is nice and James Bond's. The old Santal was very good and it did have some projection and longevity. Elite is a nice, masculine tuberose, JF is English Cool Water, "vintage" Hammam Bouquet was excellent! It is now a shadow of itself which is par for the course.
    Agree that projection and longevity is dismal across the rage. Still need to try the Mahon Leather.

    As mentioned, their wet shaving stuff is excellent.

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    Default Re: Floris fragances

    Is Vetiver no good..
    I picked up samples of it and it will be my SOTD soon hopefully..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    Is Vetiver no good..
    I picked up samples of it and it will be my SOTD soon hopefully..
    I love Vetiver.
    Along with Vetiver, I own Elite and Eau de Santal. JF I sold a few years ago.
    Vetiver is the best of the bunch. Although it's a semi hardcore vetiver, it's very elegant to my nose.
    I particularly love the touch of frankincense in the dry down.
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