Brut 1964After Shave

Brut (After Shave) by Brut (Unilever)
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Brut (After Shave) is a perfume by Brut (Unilever) for men and was released in 1964. The scent is spicy-green. It is being marketed by Unilever.
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Perfumer

Karl Mann

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (14 Ratings)

Longevity

6.1 (14 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (13 Ratings)

Bottle

6.3 (15 Ratings)
Submitted by Frankie, last update on 26.12.2018.

Variant of the fragrance concentration

This is a variant of the perfume Brut (Eau de Toilette) by Brut (Unilever), which differs in concentration.
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6
Scent
3
Longevity
6
Sillage
4
Bottle
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Men who dream of flowers
Unfortunately, I do not quite understand the message that this fragrance is trying to convey to us. It bears the name "Brut" (French for "herb") and the subtitle "The Essence of Man" (English for "The essence of man" or "The main thing about man", or something similar, at least, ahem). It is colourless, but filled into a poison green bottle with a very funny design (Tipp-Ex?). The advertising pictures show really hard musclemen (one with bandaged hand from the last boxing match).

The scent, on the other hand, is somehow alcoholic-synthetic for a short time, also a bit pungent (my breathing becomes shallow and I don't like that, is it poisonous?), and then after about a minute it changes into a sultry-floral continuum, which doesn't change that much anymore until the end, which approaches after about 1-2 hours. I find rose geranium, ylang-ylang and jasmine, vanilla and patchouli very understandable here, the supposedly fresh top note of lavender, citrus thong and basil seems to have somehow been omitted from me and the "manlier" parts of the base note like oakmoss and vetiver, well, I don't know. Maybe they're already there somehow.

In the comments on EdT (surprisingly, this has been commented on quite often, here with the aftershave however nothing, not even a statement) the (with identical fragrance pyramid depicted) EdT fragrance was sharply described by a fellow perfumer as one of the few existing "Florientals" (floral-oriental fragrances), which are directed at men. That'll go for me.

I don't have any problems with Orient and flowers, I sometimes even wear women's fragrances, but with this thing here (Florientale? Fougère? Herb? For boxers who sniff at flowers like Ferdinand the bull?) I don't quite get along.

Technical supplement I bought this artifact in Vancouver, Canada, where in all 10 or so drugstores and supermarket drugstores I visited there were exactly the same 5 or 6 shaving lotions, of which this one still seemed to me the most bearable (poor Canadian). On the back it is noted that the product was made in Mexico for the company "Helen of Troy" (also funny in the ultra-hard male context: Helen of Troy, aka "the beautiful Helen"). From the EdT comments one can in fact see that several companies worldwide are allowed to brew the stuff under licence, including these.
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LizardpeopleLizardpeople 1 year ago
Loved wearing it as a kid. Simple. Clean. But revisiting it now with a more developed nose, there's just something unpleasantly mentholated about it.

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