First Impressions: J. Peterman 1903

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First Impressions: J. Peterman 1903

Post by mantic » Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:22 am


I received a 7oz tub of J. Peterman 1903 yesterday, after learning of it from another source. (up till that time, I thought J. Peterman was simply a plot vehicle for the old "Seinfeld" TV series).

The scent is very complex and aromatic; I can't describe it but the box says "old woody fougere...clean citrus notes, clary sage...leather, elimi, tabac...smoky labdanum, frankincense." The cream is very dense, almost a soap. Its texture reminds me very much of Proraso creams.

The shave? Excellent. Very close. I did get a tiny bit of burn on my neck, however I attribute this to inadquate hydrating on my part (I wasn't really aware of the density until after I was lathering. Next time I will add more water).

My verdict? I like it. It will be part of my "top shelf" collection alongside Trumper, Truefitt and Hill, Proraso, and Arran Aromatics.


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