St John's West Indian Limes

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Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:22 am

Don't let me mislead you, Gordon, with regard to the Taylor's No.74 Victorian Limes. I don't say there's no real lime in there, but that the magical mixture that allows the impression of a lingering lime scent is clever blend of citrus notes (no doubt including bergamot as it is the strongest) with a leather base that becomes gradually more apparent as the day goes on. To my nose, the leather is the best part, and is entirely inoffensive: no 'gasoline' descriptors as with Knize 10! As Pooh used to say, very more-ish.

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Post by bernards66 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:10 pm

Chris, Okay, thanks for the clarification. At some point it seemed to me that you had suggested that the No 74 'lime' part of the scent was synthetic, but I may have misunderstood. In any event, I agree that the base note in it has a sort of 'leathery' quality and it certainly does contribute to drawing out the original lime top note as well as providing a longer term dry down scent that is appealing. Whether it is, in fact, an original and old Geo. Thomas formula or not, it is definately nicely done.

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Post by ScottB » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:16 am

Got to admit that I really love St. John's West Indian Limes aftershave. It is my favorite of the currently available lime aftershaves and I've tried quite a few of them.

From among the unavailable Lime aftershaves I have been hoping the Pusser's will offer theirs again and have even exchanged a few emails with them. At one point they said they were going to make a batch but it never happened, perhaps they reconsidered. There is even a place on their website for it but no product is offered there. ... shave.aspx


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