September 21, 2023


Normal is boring

Atkinsons London 24 Old Bond Street


I acquired bored of my possess fragrance so I dipped into everyone else’s, but my favourite was this Atkinson’s 24 Previous Bond St. which I gave to my dad lots of a long time ago. It is a refreshing mix that is not aquatic or citrusy but still clean. The principal notes to my nose are cardamom and black tea, with a superior dose of ambergris when it heats up a little 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 aids it last longer, sweetens up the saline a little bit, bolsters every thing else.

My dad’s evaluation is that this was great but it misplaced its luster immediately after a number of wears.

Did it go bad?

No, it just stopped remaining superior in a way that under no circumstances happens to the Polo’s and Boss’s.

Personally, I consider it’s the ambergris. I discover that ambergris fatigues my nose and I can’t have on it pretty a lot, certainly not working day following day, and I would not be surprised if my dad’s nose is the very same.

In any case, I available to acquire this nearly-empty bottle off his arms and he mentioned no way, my daughter gave it to me so I’m putting on every single past drop.

If you go on Fragrantica there are some hilarious testimonials which include one particular that idealized the British Raj, and no, this does not odor like the best of colonial moments irrespective of the tea and cardamom notes. I had to go through the review out loud to my dad, 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 dress in right here and there. I would not even mind owning a bottle.


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