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Postby churchilllafemme » Thu May 03, 2012 12:28 pm

I just got this vintage bottle of Penhaligon's Lords cologne, to go with the shaving creams I bought previously. I'm really looking forward to trying it, since I love the cream.
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Postby EL Alamein » Thu May 03, 2012 1:11 pm

How vintage do you estimate? Meaning what year do you think it was produced?

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Postby churchilllafemme » Thu May 03, 2012 1:17 pm

EL Alamein wrote:How vintage do you estimate? Meaning what year do you think it was produced?

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It was made sometime between 1985, when it was introduced, and 2004, when the name was changed to Douro.
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Postby bernards66 » Thu May 03, 2012 9:12 pm

John, Probably in the second half of the '80s as HRH The Prince of Wales conferred a Royal Warrant on Penhaligon's in, I think around 1988 but sometimes there is a little time lag before the labeling catches up. Prince Philip's Warrant is much older, going back to the 1950s. So, 1985-1990 more or less. Also, notice how the bows look more hand tied than they do now....they really still were at that point. I still have about a half bottle of Lords at the old house....if I ever get back in there, and if it hasn't been trashed by my ex-wife. It's a superlative gentleman's cologne I think but is a little too dressy for me to wear as a day-to-day scent in this climate. I also always found it to have great staying power, without being obnoxious about it. One elderly gent once told me that Lords really was very much like Penhaligon's original Douro Eau de Portugal from way back when.
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Postby churchilllafemme » Thu May 03, 2012 10:09 pm

Gordon, thanks for the information. As you're probably aware, I'm quite partial to the older, classic stuff, so I'm happy that this cologne is from that long ago. I haven't worn it yet, but it certainly smells great in the bottle, just like the shaving cream but a little richer. I'm looking forward to trying it. I suspect it will end up being a fall/winter choice for me.
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Postby Persius » Fri May 04, 2012 1:17 am

SWMBO told me that scents only last about 2 years. I guess that this cannot be true. Anyone have any more information about longevity of scent? This matters (to me) as I hold off getting any more EdT (I have BB & 1870) for fear that it might deteriorate before I get a chance to use it. I do worry that this might simply unleash another AD ...
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Postby gruffydd3 » Fri May 04, 2012 4:12 am

Here comes the AD! I have a number of colognes that are 5 to 10 years old and they still smell like the day I bought them.

Recently, I bought a couple bottles of Yardley Black Label from the seventies and they still smell as new too.

Just keep the colognes in a cool dark place and they'll be fine.

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Postby Persius » Fri May 04, 2012 5:07 am

gruffydd3 wrote:Here comes the AD!

Just keep the colognes in a cool dark place and they'll be fine.


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