I bought bored of my possess perfume so I dipped into everybody else’s, but my favourite was this Atkinson’s 24 Aged Bond St. which I gave to my father quite a few decades back. It’s a refreshing blend that is not aquatic or citrusy but continue to fresh new. The primary notes to my nose are cardamom and black tea, with a superior dose of ambergris when it heats up a bit. The ambergris adds a saltiness to the tea, and a little bit of zing to what would otherwise be a dull aquatic. This is seaside and seashells, but also a little bit of musk that assists it previous for a longer time, sweetens up the saline a bit, bolsters all the things else.
My dad’s overview is that this was fantastic but it misplaced its luster immediately after a handful of wears.
Did it go negative?
No, it just stopped being great in a way that hardly ever occurs to the Polo’s and Boss’s.
Individually, I believe it’s the ambergris. I uncover that ambergris fatigues my nose and I can not dress in it pretty significantly, surely not working day right after day, and I wouldn’t be shocked if my dad’s nose is the same.
Anyway, I supplied to acquire this nearly-empty bottle off his hands and he said no way, my daughter gave it to me so I’m putting on every single previous drop.
If you go on Fragrantica there are some hilarious assessments such as one that idealized the British Raj, and no, this does not smell like the ideal of colonial instances no matter of the tea and cardamom notes. I had to browse the evaluate out loud to my father, and we could not halt laughing, and then he mentioned, I guess this what all you fragrance writers do. Uh, what?
Anyway, this is unisex with outstanding longevity, and it was a satisfaction for me to don in this article and there. I wouldn’t even brain proudly owning a bottle.