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Post by Ian » Mon May 14, 2007 9:59 am

Hi all
I emailed Floris on Friday asking if the did samples of the colognes/aftershaves,i had a reply asking for my address.I have just got in from work & have a small package from them,inside is :
2ml Vetiver
Elite
Santal
Special No127
J.F
No89
25ml Elite Shaving Cream
and a sachet of Floris Natural Benifits Soothing Skin Balm & Energising Body Wash

Very good service & i look forward to trying all of these out


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Post by xChris » Mon May 14, 2007 11:15 am

I enjoy quite a few of the Floris scents. With that haul of samples, you should find something that you fancy.
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Post by bernards66 » Mon May 14, 2007 6:47 pm

Ian, You got a nice selection there. It's encouraging to see that they included some from their 'Classics' line; No 89, Vetiver, and No 127. One rarely gets any of those in samples packs from Floris in the US. Personally, No 89 is the only current Floris cologne that I buy, but I am very fond of it....a genuine English gentlemen's classic. There were a few that they used to offer that I loved as well. Enjoy.
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Post by Bandobras » Tue May 15, 2007 12:31 am

I received basically the same thing in a sample pack a while back. Unfortunately, the No 127 and Vetiver vials fell off of their cards, but they vials themselves aren't marked. Now I have no idea which is which :(
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Post by Ian » Tue May 15, 2007 1:52 am

Yeah thats something i have got to be careful of

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Post by Zaniix » Tue May 15, 2007 2:50 am

I just tried the Elite cologne and aftershave this morning. I really like the scent and the cream works well, but I did not care for the aftershave.

The cream is also rather expensive in comparison to others.
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Post by bernards66 » Tue May 15, 2007 6:19 pm

Chris, Floris has always been "rather expensive"....going all the way back to the 1700s ( chuckle ).
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Post by Zaniix » Wed May 16, 2007 4:51 am

bernards66 wrote:Chris, Floris has always been "rather expensive"....going all the way back to the 1700s ( chuckle ).
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(laugh) yes I know I am just pointing out the obvious. It was very annoying to me becasue I really liked the Floris shave cream it lathers very well, but the price is just too much. Maybe they will have a sale :D
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Post by bernards66 » Wed May 16, 2007 8:22 am

Chris, Well, traditionally, Floris, like many other old upper crust British shops do/did have twice yearly sales. One is in January, and the other in high summer. I used to regularly pick up No 89 cologne and shave soap, and stuff for my wife at literally 1/2 price during those twice yearly sales. I don't know if they are going to still do them, though, now that their NYC shop has closed. Pay attention to their website in June/July just in case.
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Post by letterk » Wed May 16, 2007 10:06 am

bernards66 wrote:Ian, You got a nice selection there. It's encouraging to see that they included some from their 'Classics' line; No 89, Vetiver, and No 127. One rarely gets any of those in samples packs from Floris in the US. Personally, No 89 is the only current Floris cologne that I buy, but I am very fond of it....a genuine English gentlemen's classic. There were a few that they used to offer that I loved as well. Enjoy.
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Gordon
I think Floris is including the No 89 and Vetiver quite frequently in US sample packs, now. I wouldn't be shocked if they're including No 89 because of the reintroduction of the line.
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Post by letterk » Wed May 16, 2007 10:09 am

Bandobras wrote:I received basically the same thing in a sample pack a while back. Unfortunately, the No 127 and Vetiver vials fell off of their cards, but they vials themselves aren't marked. Now I have no idea which is which :(
From other manufacturers, USUALLY, you can tell which one is a Vetiver because it's such a distinct smell. Floris Vetiver is less so, and makes it tougher if you don't know what Vetiver smells like.
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Post by EL Alamein » Wed May 16, 2007 11:26 am

letterk wrote:
Bandobras wrote:I received basically the same thing in a sample pack a while back. Unfortunately, the No 127 and Vetiver vials fell off of their cards, but they vials themselves aren't marked. Now I have no idea which is which :(
From other manufacturers, USUALLY, you can tell which one is a Vetiver because it's such a distinct smell. Floris Vetiver is less so, and makes it tougher if you don't know what Vetiver smells like.
To my nose the Floris Vetiver is quite a pronounced vetiver smell. It's excellently blended but there's no doubt to me that it's a smack you in the face ditinctly vetiver scent. It really goes well after a shave with Salter's French Vetiver shaving cream.

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Post by Troy » Fri May 18, 2007 10:28 am

bernards66 wrote:I used to regularly pick up No 89 cologne and shave soap, ...
I used both of these products this morning, and they are both my absolute favorites of all the colognes and shave soaps I have. Speaking of No. 89 shave soap, what is the latest word on the reintroduction of this? I recall some mention of this on the forum a few months ago.

I just checked Floris' web page and to my dismay I did not see any mention of No. 89 other than the talc. Has the Curse of Gordon's Favorites claimed another victim?

-Troy

EDIT: OK, I just found this thread, so ignore my question unless someone has new info.
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Post by Steve-o » Thu May 24, 2007 5:10 pm

letterk wrote:I think Floris is including the No 89 and Vetiver quite frequently in US sample packs, now. I wouldn't be shocked if they're including No 89 because of the reintroduction of the line.
I received my Floris samples today. I was specific about only wanting the scents they offered in soaps. The package contained No. 89, Elite, JF, and Santal. They all smell quite nice; now to try them on my skin for a few hours over the next few days. That kind of exposure can make all the difference in the world.
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Post by water » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:38 am

I also contacted Floris recently and was very specific about the samples for which I was looking. Really, to be honest, the only one I really wanted was No.89.

Received a very generous sample package today but, of course, no No.89. So, I am still left in a complete state of mystery as to how it smells.

[Quite like the others they included though]
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Post by goose » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:28 pm

I had the same thing happen to me. It must have something to do with No. 89 currently being out of stock in the states. I have thought about ordering it blind based on the reviews of others, but I'm hesitant to spend that kind of money on a fragrance I may or may not enjoy.

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Post by rustyblade » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:15 pm

goose wrote:I had the same thing happen to me. It must have something to do with No. 89 currently being out of stock in the states. I have thought about ordering it blind based on the reviews of others, but I'm hesitant to spend that kind of money on a fragrance I may or may not enjoy.

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Post by Gareth » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:10 am

I've noticed a few people here are having difficulty getting Floris to send them a sampler of No 89. Luckily here in Britain they appear to be a little more generous, and this true classic is now my favourite fragrance which I wear almost daily.

If anyone who is having difficulty getting a sampler would still like one, I will gladly send them my No 89 sampler for them to try. Free of charge of course 8)

First person to PM me gets it.


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Post by Gareth » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:13 pm

The sampler for No89 has now gone.

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Post by Bandobras » Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:04 pm

I love the 89...but I'm seriously thinking about getting a bottle of Santal.

I can't resist the smell. If they had a Santal soap I'd be in trouble.
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