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Timberline (1968)
by Dana (originally by MEM Company)


Timberline information

Year of Launch1968
Average Rating
(based on 17 votes)

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Originally byMEM Company
Parent CompanyPatriarch Partners > Dana Classics

About Timberline

Timberline is a masculine fragrance by Dana. The scent was launched in 1968

Timberline fragrance notes

Reviews of Timberline

My thumbs up rating for this cologne is Timberline by MEM/English Leather itself that comes in a wilderness scene artwork.There's not dimension to this fragrance and lacks artistry versus what could be done with these notes a little bit better today.But this is an interesting fragrance and a good successor to English Leather.

This has a fairly green leafy structure to it.Some white soap added to this reminds one of a cool morning and just showered while strolling through the woods.Other fragrances of outdoors style do this also but they get sharp... Timberline says smooth as a fragrance without ine...just leaves.There's a dark sweetness to this using amber as a support, holding a dab of leather and something sweet that the amber thickens up.No clue what this sweetness is other than it's dark and old-fashioned,kind of boozy.I'm going to say it's very possible to reference this sweetness to raisin or molasses...chewing tobacco.I'm going to say Timberline may sound too 'southern' for some but I'd call it a non woody but green and rural equivalent to Dirty English.

19th May, 2015 (last edited: 09th May, 2018)
Hideous men's fougere - the cheapest smelling trash ever created. Sharp and repellent. I spent less than $10 for my small bottle, based on Barbara Herman's review. This is one she get completely wrong.

She finds it a woody, amber fougere with anise and herbal/citrus top, soft balsamic base with honey and heliotrope, spiced with carnation and cinnamon.

Yes, they are probably all there, but the overall result is just vile.

Top: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Anise, Basil, Rosemary
Middle: Geranium, Carnation, Cinnamon, Fern, Heliotrope, Cedarwood, Pine
Base: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oak Moss, Tonka, Vanilla, Honey, Musk

Stay away.
07th July, 2014
Something about Timberline bothers me and I can't quite figure out what it is...whatever assaulting citrus/herbal/woody/floral opening is going on becomes vastly overshadowed by what is quickly an immutable insect repellant vibe that is desperately trying to be softened by a honey and/or vanilla along with a touch of sandalwood, musk and moss mid-notes and ends as one off-putting, sweet-ish woody kind of mess.

Timberline lasts a fairly long on me so it's not one that I have in heavy rotation, especially during summer months. On another note, this reminds me a lot of Nicole Miller for Men and now I'm figuring out why I'm not a huge fan of that either.
03rd March, 2014
shamu1 Show all reviews
United States
Swanky is right - the bottle you see online being sold for dirt cheap has an "MEM" sticker on the bottom, but I too can't believe that what I'm smelling is the same 70s classic everyone seems to like.

No, what I get is a semi-sweet, semi-spicy, semi-everything, boring-ass woody oriental, with no sillage and about 30 minutes hang time. This a truly characterless and lifeless scent.

Don't be lured into even spending the $6 I paid for my bottle. Timberline truly sucks.

08th July, 2012
Swanky Show all reviews
United States
Although my bottle is from MEM, it looks like the picture at the head of this page. This can't be the original formula. This is a modern cheapie in the Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme wheelhouse - heavily artificial and cloying with mediocre longevity. In short, there is nothing to recommend this fragrance. Perhaps the 70s rendition is a gem, but this version is anything but.
23rd June, 2012
I hate the cheap opening, strong alcohol with hints of citric/herbal notes and then dies down to almost nothing, suddenly a overly sweet vanilla/musk takes over and would not let go. Where is the wood???, Timberline is a missnomer since there is no wood in here.
After a while I got a headache nauseated by the cloying sweetness of this concoction.
No wander it got discontinued.
14th June, 2011

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