Never heard of this company before.
I found this U.S. made fragrance line @ a few local clothing boutiques.... The fragrances would seem to be natural based and I have found the longevity to be quite good considering the reasonable price (around $30.00). The fragrance I have fallen for and purchased is called Old Bourbon... The West Third Brand lists the notes as follows: A rich blend of sandalwood, cedar & vetiver layered with amyris, patchouli, coumarin, citrus peel, benzoin with a hint of Vanilla. You can check out their offerings on their website along with a list of retailers that carry their product. Their fragrances are well worth investigating!
Never heard of this company before.
I have! I own their Amber Bound and Vanille de Santos. I really, really like their scents especially for the price.
Yes I have. I have their Tonic Body spray - Tobacco 1812. It is a great brand of cologne I hope it picks up for them. Definitely worth checking out.
Just picked up tobacco 1812. Really natural pipe tobacco smell. I'm really like it so far.
Dudes - thank goodness some BNers were paying attention to this one. This is interesting, quality stuff - it's like a weird cross between industry perfumery and artisan. It has artisan sensibilities and "stick to the basics" on design, but industry attention to the basics of perfumery. So it just smells good. Kind of like a more authentic version of some of these brands that try to come off as "plain old cologne" but end up seeming more like "plain old generic industry juice" or "designer in brown paper drag". I am very curious who the perfumers are.
The "retro chic" on the brand is enjoyable, too, and the price is hard to argue with.
I stumbled on this line in a store today, and was really taken by their "Old Bourbon". I almost bought it based on the paper test, but was advised to test on skin, and my skin just destroyed it after 10 minutes. Too bad - it was very impressive in the opening. HOWEVER - I then tried their "Vintage Leather" - OMG - total bliss - bought one for me and one for a leather-loving friend! It held up nicely on my skin - almost linear but slightly softens on drydown to a pleasant landing. But the leather is most awesome. Cowboy leather that shoots first and asks questions later! I would liken it to a version of Lonestar Memories that keeps the new leather but gets rid of the smoke and chypre, and behaves like Creed's Royal English Leather. It's less dandy and more cowboy, but it's still classy stuff with the smoothness of high-quality leather goods. I could wear this to work, but I think that women who love leather will like it, too. Definitely worth $28 bucks.
It's another facet of American niche - "Americaniche" - whatever you want to call it. Definitely not Slumberhouse - West Third is low on art but high on craft and "just smells good". I need to smell more of the line, because some of the names sound like they're a bit more ambitious on artistry, but the ones I smelled seem more like they're crafted to please - strong, but not too challenging. And nothing at all like Juniper Ridge, etc. Maybe closer to D. & S. Durga, but less novel and more polished.
And - I don't have any idea if this means what I hope it means - but the back of the box reminds me of vintage fragrance in ONE MORE WAY.....
INGREDIENTS: WATER, ALCOHOL SDA-40B & FRAGRANCE.
Just like the old days.
I just posted this in another thread but am adding here:
This is my first post. I'm currently wearing West Third Brand Smoky Fig. It's definitely smoky and sweet. Smells like smoky fig should smell like and I get the impression "purple" .
I read about this brand and was curious so I found a boutique in Philly that carried them. Tested what they had and really liked their fresh floral and clean scents. Did not care for the tobacco or bourbon scents ( just my opinion) but it was too long ago to remember my impressions. I would have left the store without buying anything until I smelled Smoky Fig. Its clean and memorable, deeper note, slightly intoxicating without cloying,. That's what I was looking for.
Goes on smoky and sweet but on the dry down it smells more sweet. Lasts around 4 hours.
From their website:
SMOKY FIG $36
Eau de Toilette | Size: 2 fl
Fresh green fig infused with lemon and Agave leaves. Layered with sage, lavender, and coconut with hints of lily and smoked fir with musk.
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What's the longevity on these and how are the quality of ingredients used...natural smelling or not so much?
Brineapple (Pineapple, Guava, Ylang Ylang, Marine Notes, Green Tea, Cade, Guaiacwood, Cedar Wood, Ozone) / Fur - (Vintage Musks, Woods, Leather) / Onsen Wood (Hinoki/Hiba/Cedar/Yuzu) / Winter XVI (Tree Saps, Extractions and Resins, Bois des Landes, Bourbon Vetiver, Spearmint, Frankincense & Myrrh) / L.O.M. Leather Oud Musk (Leather, Oud, Musk, Beeswax, Tobacco, Strawberry, Incense & Amber)
I too have never heard of them, but I will keep my eyes open for them. I love smaller fragrance makers that make great products.
Wear what you want and don't listen to people who tell you that you didn't spend enough.
When I lived in Portland I remember they sold some West Third Brand at the McMenimans Kennedy School.
They smelled petty decent.
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I have a bottle of Tobacco 1812 and enjoy it very much.
The opening might come across as overwhelmingly sweet but then dries down to a warm comforting chocolate/tobacco. Really like the tobacco in this one, natural smelling, rich and the sweet/tobacco accord in it doesn't come across as sickly syrupy like other indie/niche attempts at that combination.
On my skin, it lasts the whole day with very good projection.
My bottle is almost finished as i find myself reaching for it often. There is something comfortable and easy to wear about it and it works without crossing into the "synthetic" or cheap smelling side.
It's the only one tried and the only one i own.
I should sample more of this line.
Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....
I have a sample of Old Bourbon and I like it quite alot.
Worth a full bottle when the sample vial has been used or right oppo presents itself methinks
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I fell for Tobacco 1812 from West Third Brand, and plan to keep my wardrobe stocked with it...not super longevity, but sweet in a way I like. Based on Tobacco 1812 I got their Vert Vetiver...and it's not so impressive (to me), but at c.$30 not a waste. There is a boutique where I live that carries several fragrances from WTB, but only a few at a time, so I've found it's hit-or-miss. The Fleur en Fleur is fun in an outrageous floral way, but I'm guessing the longevity would be the same as the Tobacco...
Just sampled their Rose Leather. Not much rose to begin with but for the price, the central leather accord is pretty decent. If you're not into heavy long-lasting fragrances, you should check out this brand. Clear construction, clean lines, minimal evolution. I'm thinking Jo Malone at drugstore price tags.