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Royal Yacht

Post by churchilllafemme » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:07 am

I am awaiting some Royal Yacht aftershave, which I found on eBay. I had heard about it long ago and have been looking for it ever since. Report to follow.
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Post by Squire » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:33 am

Good catch, look forward to your notes.
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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by drmoss_ca » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:19 pm

Do tell us if it is really like Taylor's No74.

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Post by Squire » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:08 pm

Yes, please do, we've had a lot of comment about that in the past, whether Taylor 74 is essentially the same as Royal Yacht or a variation.
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Post by bernards66 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:02 pm

John, Enjoy! I wore Royal Yacht, mainly the Lime version but the original also, for the last few years that it was available. To me, and a couple of other gents I knew, the Taylor's 74 colognes were the same, even the bottles were/are the same just different labels and caps. Of course, as I said, this was only the last few years that it was available but I suspect that it remained unchanged during the entire time that the line was owned by Swaine, Addney, and Brigg. On SMF only Mr. Bargepole has any knowledge at all about what the real original version was like as Geo. Thomas's shop closed in the early '70s. His recollection is that in the shop they had a few different house scents that were just in rather plain bottles.
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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by EL Alamein » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:18 pm

This looks like the old green version so I suspect it won't smell much like Taylor's No 74 Lime - correct assumption?

John, in the case that this is so do you have any of the modern green No 74 to compare it to?

Nice catch and I am also looking forward to your thoughts.

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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by churchilllafemme » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:33 pm

EL Alamein wrote:This looks like the old green version so I suspect it won't smell much like Taylor's No 74 Lime - correct assumption?

John, in the case that this is so do you have any of the modern green No 74 to compare it to?

Nice catch and I am also looking forward to your thoughts.

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Yes, I have some Collection No. 74 Victorian Lime. The RY is coming to me from Great Britain, with estimated delivery in a couple weeks.
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Post by bernards66 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:00 pm

Chris, No, what John's getting is the 'original' version ( Bargepole does not remember the old Thomas's shop in Duke Street as having a lime cologne although they may have ). The 'original' that I used was like the current Taylor's #74 'original'....the green stuff. It's a very old school floral with lilac and jasmine and what not on a vaguely leatherish base. It's unusual stuff and I could never quite decide whether I actually liked it or not.
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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by Rufus » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:52 am

No question in my mind, Gordon, #74 is my favourite all round aftershave. Similarly the limes version is my favourite lime aftershave.
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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by fallingwickets » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:55 pm

ive been using the 74 since the great brooha chris(?) started about it circa 2011......to this day i cannot imagine using anything else

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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by drmoss_ca » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:27 pm

It's an acquired taste, but I still love it.

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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by wvbias » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:45 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:It's an acquired taste, but I still love it.

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Like Pinaud Lilac Vegetal??

I really need to buy a bottle of No. 74 Original.


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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by EL Alamein » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:05 pm

Excellent! Whatever it turns out to be I look forward to the report on faithfulness of the modern version to the more original!

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Post by drmoss_ca » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:18 am

wvbias wrote:
drmoss_ca wrote:It's an acquired taste, but I still love it.

Chris
Like Pinaud Lilac Vegetal??

I really need to buy a bottle of No. 74 Original.


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Pinaud Vegetal is a taste I haven't managed to acquire. Smells like something died in it.

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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by Scrapyard Ape » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:08 am

drmoss_ca wrote:Pinaud Vegetal is a taste I haven't managed to acquire. Smells like something died in it.
You are too kind, Chris. :wink:
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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by wvbias » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:01 pm

For some reason I like Lilac Vegetal...


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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by brothers » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:08 pm

Taylor's #74 Victorian Limes wasn't my cup of tea, it was that leathery thing that turned me off. Needless to say Lilac Vegetal was one whiff and in the trash can. Sold the Taylor's though.
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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by JRTASTER » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:43 pm

Rufus wrote:No question in my mind, Gordon, #74 is my favourite all round aftershave. Similarly the limes version is my favourite lime aftershave.
Bryan,
Compared to other "lime" fragrances, is the 74 any more long lasting??
My teen nephew and I both like the St Johns Lime product; he doesn't much care but
to me it, and all other lime scents, tend to be fleeting.
Gordon once commented here he thought that very characteristic of citrusy scents, but
I hold out hope a longer lasting lime a/s or cologne is out there somewhere!
Enjoying wet shaving, again.
jr/John

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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by bernards66 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:44 pm

Yes, the Royal Yacht/Taylor's #74 Lime is considerably longer lasting than most any other real 'lime' cologne/aftershave. It's partially those leathery base notes that Gary, apparently, didn't like but also how it's blended in general. I don't know all the details of exactly why but almost everyone who's tried it agrees that it has incredible staying power for a lime scent.
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Re: Royal Yacht

Post by JRTASTER » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:29 pm

Gordon,
Thanks that is good to learn!
Enjoying wet shaving, again.
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