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    Default Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    I know a lot of great fragrances come from paris and France in general, But I have a few from the UK like Murdock's Black Tea and Flores Santal. I really like the way these work on my skin. Are there any other virtually unknown houses in the UK that make great fragrances? Any suggestions ?

    I don't have a lot from Italy either....Most come from Paris...The fragrance capital of the world, I guess...
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Not an unknown UK house by any account, but I have come to like Clive Christian, since my eldest son gifted me my very first one.
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Not an unknown UK house by any account, but I have come to like Clive Christian, since my eldest son gifted me my very first one.
    Yes VERY nice...I have just X but love it a lot...
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    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Other UK companies that come to mind are Penhaligons, Czech & Speake and Ormonde Jayne, Truefitt and Hill, Taylor Old Bond, Geo F Trumper.

    Here's a good website for UK products
    http://www.shoplondons.com/
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    The entire Roja Dove line, Penhaligons, Floris, and Geo F Trumpers are all great, though very different styles.

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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Other UK companies that come to mind are Penhaligons, Czech & Speake and Ormonde Jayne, Truefitt and Hill, Taylor Old Bond, Geo F Trumper.
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    +1 Ormonde Jayne. Definitely check that one out.

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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Bella Bellisima which is exclusive to Selfridges has some fantastic scents. I own bottles of White Leather and Noble Incense and both are amazing.

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    No offense intended but personally I've almost never found anything fantastic from UK perfume brands... a really few scents are perhaps just really nice (a couple by Czech & Speake like Cuba and Oxford & Cambridge, some made by shaving/grooming brands like Eucris by Geo Trumper or Jermyn St. by Taylors of Old Bond Street, or a couple by more proper "perfume houses" like L'air de Rien by Miller Harris or Mahon Leather by Floris). Most of the rest is highly negligible to me.
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Sartorial (Penhaligons) and Sandalwood Cologne (Trumper) are two I own and enjoy a lot!
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
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    Cuba Czeck&Speak, English Fern by Penhaligon's, L'Air de Rien Miller Harris, Sandalwood Cologne Geo F. Trumper, Roja Dove Musk Aoud Absolue Precieux and Royal Arms Diamond Edition Floris, for instance.
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    I like Miller Harris L'Air de Rien, Penhaligon's Eucris, Hammam Bouquet, Sartorial, Richard James, Dunhill for men, Trumper Sandalwood, Woods of Windsor, Agent Provocateur, Paul Smith's and Burberry's London.
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    +1 Ormonde Jayne (Ormonde Man, Isfarkand, Black Gold)
    +1 Miller Harris (La Fumee, La Fumee Ottoman, Vetiver Bourbon)
    +1 Penhaligon's (Blenheim Bouquet)
    +1 Clive Christian
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    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Creed - Aventus
    5. Dior - Vetiver
    6. Armani Privè - Cedre Olympe
    7. Ermenegildo Zegna - Haitian Vetiver
    8. Ermenegildo Zegna - Javanese Patchouli
    9. AJ Arabia - I
    10. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back

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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kswer View Post
    +1 Ormonde Jayne. Definitely check that one out.
    Never heard of Ormonde Janyne....Any one in particular ?
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    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    +1 Ormonde Jayne (Ormonde Man, Isfarkand, Black Gold)
    +1 Miller Harris (La Fumee, La Fumee Ottoman, Vetiver Bourbon)
    +1 Penhaligon's (Blenheim Bouquet)
    +1 Clive Christian
    Never mind...Just saw some suggestions from dougczar.....I will research...
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    5.) Creed Spice and Woods
    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
    9.) Itasca - Lubin
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    No offense intended but personally I've almost never found anything fantastic from UK perfume brands... a really few scents are perhaps just really nice (a couple by Czech & Speake like Cuba and Oxford & Cambridge, some made by shaving/grooming brands like Eucris by Geo Trumper or Jermyn St. by Taylors of Old Bond Street, or a couple by more proper "perfume houses" like L'air de Rien by Miller Harris or Mahon Leather by Floris). Most of the rest is highly negligible to me.
    Interesting....I find them to be exceptional in SOME cases...Like I said, maybe from a uniqueness or complex standpoint, they may not have a lot to offer... But for simplistic and rather linear stuff that smells fantastic.....I really find some of them to be quite good...
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    Hugh Parsons are worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John E Buoy View Post
    Hugh Parsons are worth a try.
    Hyde Park looks interesting....Anybody know of US online sites you can purchase UK scents fairly easily? I got the one that Palm mentioned but Hugh Parson's and others are not listed there....
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    7.) Chanel Sycomore
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    Another rather budget suggestion in addition to the great houses mentioned so far includes the rather obscure brand focusing more on higher end grooming products named Scottish Fine Soaps or at least their EDT. While it may not sound like the ideal choice for a good quality fragrance and the price of their EDT is also very affordable, it their only EDT smells like a "barbershop style", rather antiseptic but not unpleasant crossover between Eau Sauvage EDT, Givenchy Gentleman and JPG Le Male (minus the extreme sweetness of this one). In fact, like a clever, not plagiaristic combination between the citrus of Eau Sauvage, the leather and animalic/musky notes of Gentleman and the less sweet spiciness, marginal woodiness but also rich warmth of Le Male- all blended at unbelievably smooth, balanced and well-considered proportion.
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    Not sure if I'm wrong but I think Hugh Parsons is a made-up British brand which in reality is actually Italian (made & distributed by Promoparf Italy). Their "Traditional" blue scent is pretty good anyway!

    Also I forgot to mention House of Matriarch, crazy prices but some real gems.
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Another rather budget suggestion in addition to the great houses mentioned so far includes the rather obscure brand focusing more on higher end grooming products named Scottish Fine Soaps or at least their EDT. While it may not sound like the ideal choice for a good quality fragrance and the price of their EDT is also very affordable, it their only EDT smells like a "barbershop style", rather antiseptic but not unpleasant crossover between Eau Sauvage EDT, Givenchy Gentleman and JPG Le Male (minus the extreme sweetness of this one). In fact, like a clever, not plagiaristic combination between the citrus of Eau Sauvage, the leather and animalic/musky notes of Gentleman and the less sweet spiciness, marginal woodiness but also rich warmth of Le Male- all blended at unbelievably smooth, balanced and well-considered proportion.
    Hey Ken....Listen, I don't really care if its a popular house...I love the unknown gems that you can get out there....That way, you are the ONLY one probably wearing that particular scents....I love the "popular" houses too but if I can find a hidden gem from a house that is virtually unheard of, then so be it...Price is not an issue either...If it's cheap or pricey....Doesn't really matter to me...
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    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    There is also Shay & Blue which is now available at Indigo Perfumery in Cleveland.

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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Another rather budget suggestion in addition to the great houses mentioned so far includes the rather obscure brand focusing more on higher end grooming products named Scottish Fine Soaps or at least their EDT. While it may not sound like the ideal choice for a good quality fragrance and the price of their EDT is also very affordable, it their only EDT smells like a "barbershop style", rather antiseptic but not unpleasant crossover between Eau Sauvage EDT, Givenchy Gentleman and JPG Le Male (minus the extreme sweetness of this one). In fact, like a clever, not plagiaristic combination between the citrus of Eau Sauvage, the leather and animalic/musky notes of Gentleman and the less sweet spiciness, marginal woodiness but also rich warmth of Le Male- all blended at unbelievably smooth, balanced and well-considered proportion.
    Ken...Unfortunately the Scottish Fine Soap company does not ship to the US....UGH !
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    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    There is also Shay & Blue which is now available at Indigo Perfumery in Cleveland.
    I tried their Sicilian Lime scent a while back....It was ok....I ended up selling it though....Which one, Palm, do you fancy?
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Wow thanks Palm for that website (Indigo Perfumery)....Some very "not so well known" houses available there....Like Von Euserdorff and Yates Apothecary....Interesting stuff !
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    6.) Dior Fahrenheit
    7.) Chanel Sycomore
    8.) MFK Oud
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    Would like to add 4160 Tuesdays. Its available at Luckyscent.
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    From my experience - limited choices for "perfumes" per se imho from UK other than a few solid ones already mentioned like Eucris, Sartorial etc - I would rather search for Italian houses (after French)...

    I find the entire toiletry range better from UK - with shave creams, soaps, after shaves, moisturizer etc from many houses - but again, not for pure cologne's / perfumes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Another rather budget suggestion in addition to the great houses mentioned so far includes the rather obscure brand focusing more on higher end grooming products named Scottish Fine Soaps or at least their EDT. While it may not sound like the ideal choice for a good quality fragrance and the price of their EDT is also very affordable, it their only EDT smells like a "barbershop style", rather antiseptic but not unpleasant crossover between Eau Sauvage EDT, Givenchy Gentleman and JPG Le Male (minus the extreme sweetness of this one). In fact, like a clever, not plagiaristic combination between the citrus of Eau Sauvage, the leather and animalic/musky notes of Gentleman and the less sweet spiciness, marginal woodiness but also rich warmth of Le Male- all blended at unbelievably smooth, balanced and well-considered proportion.
    I currently have the Classic male grooming signature scent edt - it's more like an EDC strength, but hey, I got it for $10, so no real complains...It's a simple barbershop type cologne - nothing substantial, but these work as comfort scents after a hot day...
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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    I am definitely a francophile when it comes to perfumes. It seems to me the Englishmen have spent too much energy trying to play the Victorian shtick. Occasionally, that works well, as in Penhaligon's Violetta (violets for victorian dandies).

    That said, I second Ormonde Jayne-an English brand though composed by a German (Geza Schoen) (I prefer the feminines to the masculines, though, like Tiare, Tolu, or Ormonde woman). And some Heeley (and englishman, trained and working in France I believe).

    In cheaper territory, I think Lush is (or at least was) based in the UK, and I like their stuff.

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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    Yes VERY nice...I have just X but love it a lot...
    Try L as well, I'll bet you'd like it. It could work in your warmer climate as well, I feel like. I've tested it a couple of times, and went ahead with with a split, but would've gotten a FB if that hadn't happened to have been available. I guess that's my way of saying I found it FB worthy.

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    Default Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    I tried their Sicilian Lime scent a while back....It was ok....I ended up selling it though....Which one, Palm, do you fancy?
    Butting in, but give Blacks Club Leather a sniff... so good. This one went on my must-buy list after the 1st wearing.

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