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    Default Royal Regiment Vetiver

    This was another rarity I was able to purchase from the french lady who recently closed her perfumery.
    From Max Factor, a 1969 release. Basenotes lists it as just Royal Regiment, but it says Royal Regiment Vetiver on the bottle, so I am sure it is this fragrance that basenotes is referring to.
    It's a clear cut, old school vetiver in the same vein as Guerlains original vetiver and every bit as refined. I was astonished at such high quality from Max Factor.
    I now have a large collection of classic and contemporary vetivers and this one rates very highly amongst them.
    This is definitely worth checking out.
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    Can you post a picture david?

    I have seen Royal Regiment, but as a Sandalwood scent, so I am a bit confused.
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    Default Re: Royal Regiment Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    This was another rarity I was able to purchase from the french lady who recently closed her perfumery.
    From Max Factor, a 1969 release. Basenotes lists it as just Royal Regiment, but it says Royal Regiment Vetiver on the bottle, so I am sure it is this fragrance that basenotes is referring to.
    It's a clear cut, old school vetiver in the same vein as Guerlains original vetiver and every bit as refined. I was astonished at such high quality from Max Factor.
    I now have a large collection of classic and contemporary vetivers and this one rates very highly amongst them.
    This is definitely worth checking out.
    David - was this American made?

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    Default Re: Royal Regiment Vetiver

    Not sure if this was manufactured in the States ? Max Factor is/was very big in the UK, so it may have been made there under license.
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    Default Re: Royal Regiment Vetiver

    Interested in checking it out. How does it smell?

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    Copy the IMG link on photobucket and paste it in the thread. Voila!

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    Wow......it worked !!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charger View Post
    Copy the IMG link on photobucket and paste it in the thread. Voila!
    Thanks for explaining !

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    Manufactured by Max Factor, it's a very rich, refined vetiver ~ very similar in character to vintage Guerlain vetiver.
    Unfortunately there was not a box with it so I don't have any further information.
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    That's so beautiful. So noble looking!
    Thanks for sharing. No info on bottom of bottle I suppose?

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    Thanks for sharing, that is a lovely window into a vintage scent. Ah, for the good old days...
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    Default Re: Royal Regiment Vetiver

    Thanks david. You lucky dog!

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    This is the Max Factor I've seen, a sandalwood though:

    "The plant that you have in your home - have you ever truly looked at it? Have you allowed that familiar yet mysterious being we call a plant to teach you its secrets? Have you noticed how deeply peaceful it is? How it is surrounded by a field of stillness? The moment you become aware of a plant's emanation of stillness and peace, that plant becomes your teacher."

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    Default Re: Royal Regiment Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Thanks david. You lucky dog!

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    This is the Max Factor I've seen, a sandalwood though:






    ......two lucky dogs ! Actually I prefer sandalwood to vetiver, so I think you got a better deal. How is the sandalwood ? Is it comparable to anything else ? Thanks for posting the photo !
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    ......two lucky dogs ! Actually I prefer sandalwood to vetiver, so I think you got a better deal. How is the sandalwood ? Is it comparable to anything else ? Thanks for posting the photo !
    Would love to know more about Sandalwood by Max Factor too, if possible

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    MF RR Vetiver is a marvelous oldschool vetiver. Very rare but highly recommended for fans of vintage Guerlain Vetiver & Co.

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