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Post by Churchill » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:29 pm

Hello,
I saw a bottle for sale on a website put out by Crown Perfumery.
It was called spiced limes. I happen to have a strong affinity for
citrus based colognes and was wondering if anyone had tried and was it
a decent scent. Possibly akin to Taylor's No.74?
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Post by Austin » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:41 pm

It's a fine scent. It is not a true lime scent like Taylors #74 but has other notes. It is one of my favorites.

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Post by bernards66 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:01 pm

Bob, Crown Perfumery was a very upper crust London scent maker in the second half of the 19th & early 20th c. And then again during the 1990s. At one point they were offering about a dozen gentlemen's colognes, all expensive and of top quality. Spiced Limes was not one of the ones that I personally favoured, but that's just a matter of taste. The quality is most assuredly there. It is as Andrew said; not really a predominately lime scent, but is rather more complex. It's slightly 'modern' in it's general style.
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Post by Churchill » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:01 pm

Thanks Austin,
Like I said in my earlier post, I really like the citrus based colognes.
As you well know,we have plenty of heat and humidity here in the great state of Texas. I feel like the lighter scents keep from getting musty smelling throughout the hot days.
Think I'll have to give this one a whirl.
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Post by Churchill » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:18 pm

Gordon,
I am curious as to what you thought of their Fougere, I have also
seen quite a few bottles of that being offered around.
Thanks for all the input.
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Post by bernards66 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:29 pm

Bob, Well, I fully expected it to be very like Trumpers Wild Fern or Penhaligon's English Fern. Afterall, their Town & Country was almost indistinguishable from Blenheim Bouquet. But it wasn't particularly, I didn't think. Oh, it was clearly of the same general type, but the heart and basenotes seemed a bit different. Personally, I didn't like it as much as the Penhaligon's. Ah, but their Eau de Quinine, THAT was interesting stuff, and quite different then the Trumpers version. Suppossedly, they followed the original Ed. Pinaud formula to the letter on that one. Don't let me put you off from the Fougere, though....it is a good cologne. If you can pick it up for less then the Trumpers Wild Fern now costs, then it might be a good buy.
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Post by levente » Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:28 pm

Bob,

Would you be so kind as to point out where the bottles of Fougere are being offered for sale, as I am rather fond of the stuf myself.

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Post by EL Alamein » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:28 pm

levente wrote:Bob,

Would you be so kind as to point out where the bottles of Fougere are being offered for sale, as I am rather fond of the stuf myself.

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Yes, please do.

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Post by Churchill » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:33 pm

Hello gents,
I was able to get the bottle of spiced limes off of ebay.
At the time the seller was offering several bottles for sale of
which I took just one.
I paid 32.00 for the 3.4 oz. size.
The sellers name was cheriegal and her store site was Cherry gal Antiques.
Hope this helps.

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Post by Austin » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:03 pm

Spiced Limes gift sets can be found here also:

http://www.1stperfume.com/brands-t-the- ... umery.html

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Post by Figaro » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:21 pm

Spiced Limes is the limes with more longevity i try,but my fauvorite is Marquis ,in line Creed GIT and better IMO

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