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Darvant's Review of John Player Special by John Player Special

This review is on the classic John Player Special Eau de Cologne (1984, amazing black bottle labeled by the JPS's brand mark logo), main perfumed rendition of a luxury British tobacco-company (Imperial Tobacco Group) founded in Nottingham. Excellent vintage spicy aromatic fougère with a smoky/herbal formal vibe and several features in common with more renowned cousins a la Quorum, Pomellato, Jacopo de Jacomo, Marbert Men or Trussardi Action Uomo (and with a lesser extent Drakkar Noir). There is an aromatic citrus/coniferous needles/lavender/herbal notes/aromatic spices-founded opening and gradually (through a floral transition - geranium, carnation??) a final woods-tobacco-oakmoss-ambergris/connection. Lavender, patchouli and coniferous patterns are quite dominant throughout likewise dry woods and tobacco under my profane nose. Smokiness is kind of ashy, cedary and rubbery a la Jacopo de Jacomo. Dry down introduces a sort of aromatic soapiness even featured by lavender and aromatic spices (Quorum jumps definitely on mind). Lavender is kind of dominant with its super aromatic/barber-shop-vibe. This by now "departed" fragrance is uncompromisingly virile and classically aromatic, definitely recommended if you are enough lucky to retrieve a vintage bottled.

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