That Neroli One

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That Neroli One

Post by pdx » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:10 pm

Can someone give me information on "That Neroli One" by Penhaligon? There is some for sale on the trading forum, but I don't see it described anywhere.

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Post by bernards66 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:21 pm

pdx. It's called 'Castile'. It was originally introduced around 2000 or so, as a specialty scent for the Holidays, in a largish fancy bottle. I guess that it was popular enough that they brought it out as a regular scent a year or two later. It's sold as a kind of 'unisex' affair, in the sense that Floris No 127 is. It does have a marked neroli note in it. Neroli is an EO made from the flowers of the bitter orange tree. It's not easy to describe, if you've never smelled any; citrus-like, but with a bit of sweetness and depth.
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Post by Austin » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:24 pm

Gordon, actually that's a good description of Castile.

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Post by pdx » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:24 am

Gordon,
Thanks for the description. I take it you are not particularly fond of the newer Penhaligon scents>

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Post by bernards66 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:48 am

pdx, Personally, no, I'm not. However, there have been a few more recent ones that I liked well enough. For awhile, they offered a group of six colognes that they called their 'English Classics', and while they may have been based on scents originally made by William Penhaligon, they were, in another sense, more recent creations. I liked most of those, and the 'Lavende' was the nicest gentlemen's lavender water that I've ever worn. And, I don't dislike Castile either, although it's a tad too 'feminine' for my personal taste....but it's a nice cologne, and I know at least one man of taste who is just nuts for it.
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Post by levente » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:56 am

pdx,

Can't speak for Gordon, but I much prefer the older Penhaligons. That being said, I think Castile is the best of their newer ones, somewhat reminiscent of Parfums de Nicolai's Cologne Sologne, though somewhat sweeter. For a more commonly available neroli, you might want to try L'Oranger Neroli by L'Occitane, which is an EDP strength, at least to get a feel for what neroli smells like. The L'Occitan is a much denser version of neroli than the Castile, and ultimately more feminine, but it is not a bad place to start.

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