I obtained bored of my very own perfume so I dipped into all people else’s, but my favourite was this Atkinson’s 24 Old Bond St. which I gave to my father many yrs in the past. It’s a refreshing mix that’s not aquatic or citrusy but still refreshing. The primary notes to my nose are cardamom and black tea, with a very good dose of ambergris when it heats up a bit. The ambergris provides a saltiness to the tea, and a little bit of zing to what would otherwise be a boring aquatic. This is seaside and seashells, but also a little bit of musk that will help it previous lengthier, sweetens up the saline a bit, bolsters all the things else.
My dad’s critique is that this was good but it dropped its luster soon after a couple of wears.
Did it go lousy?
No, it just stopped staying very good in a way that by no means comes about to the Polo’s and Boss’s.
Individually, I assume it’s the ambergris. I obtain that ambergris fatigues my nose and I just can’t don it quite significantly, unquestionably not day after day, and I wouldn’t be surprised if my dad’s nose is the exact.
In any case, I provided to take this just about-empty bottle off his palms and he claimed no way, my daughter gave it to me so I’m putting on each and every previous fall.
If you go on Fragrantica there are some hilarious reviews together with just one that idealized the British Raj, and no, this does not odor like the finest of colonial periods irrespective of the tea and cardamom notes. I had to read the evaluation out loud to my father, and we could not end laughing, and then he mentioned, I guess this what all you perfume writers do. Uh, what?
In any case, this is unisex with great longevity, and it was a satisfaction for me to dress in below and there. I wouldn’t even brain possessing a bottle.