1872 for Men 2001

1872 for Men by Clive Christian
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1872 for Men is a popular perfume by Clive Christian for men and was released in 2001. The scent is green-fresh. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Perfumer

Geza Schön

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPineapple, Bergamot, Galbanum, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lime, Mandarin orange, Nutmeg, Petitgrain, Pepper, Peach, Rosemary
Heart Notes Heart NotesCyclamen, Freesia, Jasmine, Clary sage, Tagetes
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Labdanum, Musk, Patchouli, Frankincense, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (176 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (149 Ratings)

Sillage

7.5 (153 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (162 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 29.10.2020.
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7
Scent
7
Longevity
8
Sillage
4
Bottle
Konsalik
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Konsalik
Konsalik
Top Review    23  
A transparent still life.
Two hearts beat in my chest since this test, when I think of the Clive Cristian brand. Because in and of itself I can't help but find everything about this brand repulsive: The vulgar, almost infantile design of the flacons, the pseudo-aristocratic posturing together with clumsy historicising symbolism, elitist pricing policies - all as if they were tailored to the caricature of an oligarchic soup from Odessa as a target group and thus almost as embarrassing as the EdT by Von Siffstopf, uh, Sierstorpff, which the co-parfumo FvSpee so artfully dissected, weighed and found too light in its entire essence.

Because in fact: Anyone who has deep sympathies and even a rudimentary understanding of a quite conceived aristocratic element in this world (which does not necessarily have to see itself realized in a monarchy!) can hardly help but develop something like an arrogant reserve, in the sense of "not wanting to know", in front of the strained, upstart aura of such and similar brands.

But please, have the honour, some months ago I received about five millilitres as a generous addition to a souk order. Off to the back shelf. A-PÜH! Your reviewing wannabe aristocrat doesn't want to have anything to do with the other wannabe aristocrats. Hm.
The other day then the perfume interview with Geza Schön read. Everything I have smelled of him so far has actually pleased me. Oh, the 1872 is his? Double Hm. Well, here we go
First of all: Even if 1872 for Men does not work well at all on me, I consider it to be an extremely skilfully composed fragrance, which, for example, comes across much more conclusively on paper than on my skin, even though the description is comparable. But what is important to me, I am pragmatic, "on the spot". On my nose, after a resounding "Everything with double cheese" overture, an inharmonious, greenish peach with a coating reminiscent of heavily sweetened peppermint tea is hitting me. Beneath this lurks a strangely attached quasi-chypre accord, which makes the fragrance appear fresh and musty-patinated at the same time. I actually found this aspect interesting and amazing. You have to create it first.

At the same time, this sumptuous, green fruit-flower-wood cocktail bursts with transparency; you can tell that Mr. Schön was really allowed to reach for the top shelves during the creative process. However, this natural, transparent high quality obviously leads to a low tolerance regarding the skin chemistry of the wearer (1872 for Men is uni!). Mrs. Konsalik also explained with the corners of her mouth pulled down: "You can see what he wants, but on you it does not succeed at all"

What are you to do? My redneck blood just keeps on breaking. I'll read on in my Metternich biography - in 1872 everything was already barely salvageable brushed to riot...
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5
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7.5
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Apicius

220 Reviews
Apicius
Apicius
Helpful Review    6  
A Green Jewel
After some years of engagement with perfumes I more and more look at the smaller forms. This notion also determines my approach to 1872 for men which – being a light Fougère – rather stands in the shadows of the more opulent fragrances of the Clive Christian series.

I remember how I first got acquainted with this fragrance – it was quite at the beginning of my travels within the world of perfume. It was in Munich, at the Oberpollinger department store. I was standing somewhere on the first floor, leaning over a balustrade and looking down at the crowd in the basement while enjoying this strange yet light scent.

1872 wrongly appeared to me as a kind of Eau de Cologne variant, albeit with a special and hard to describe green occurance: definitely a beginner's mistake which prevented me from finding access to that remarkable perfume. Although I liked this particular kind of freshness, I could not convince myself of spending so much money on such a faint little Eau. A presumably stronger pure perfume oil of 1872 was available at that time for about 1000 €.

Whatever it is that determines the character of this fragrance – it is still hard for me to give it a name. Everything is light, transparent and herbaceous. It is a green fragrance, but mild and with some discreet floral hints. Besides the mandarin orange, there is a remarkably well integrated pineapple in the head notes – which I usually find a rather difficult note in perfumes. The pungent taste and almost biting sensation that a fresh pineapple can leave on one's palate and teethridge is also inherent to that scent note. Wherever it is used it easily destroys any trace of elegance. But – in 1872 one can find out how this note being considerably tamed down brings an alternative to the usual citric freshness. I do not know any other gents' cologne where pineaple has been used that cautiously yet detectably.

The heart of the fragrance leaves me without a clue. What is all this? A mild an elegant green herbaceousness becomes manifest. It puts a smile on every face, it is so beautiful that it can make your heart jump. If any of the many listed notes is responsible for that – I do not know which it is. I do not know of any direct twin that 1872 for men could be compared with. If need be, I would say that there are a few perfumes with a very similar concept: the green-floral, woodruff fougère Knize Two comes to my mind!

It is the special attraction of this kind of fougères that they pretend a lightness that will later turn out to be a sheer illusion. Notes that we find tender and soft in the beginning can develop vehemence and opulence as time passes – such is the case with Knize Two, and such is the case with 1872 for men. Understatement would not be the right word for it since the impression of a somehow light and easy going cologne does not persist.

Actually the experience of opulence and substance may not arise with a quick test in the perfume shop – especially if 1872 is tested along with other fragrances. In such a situation, 1872 can hardly reveal its qualities, and I suppose this may be the reason for less attention by possible buyers. Isn't also Knize Two standing in the shadow of its far more popular brother Knize Ten? Whoever finds its way to 1872 through all obstacles can be glad about something: to not just consume a fragrance but having worked out a personal approach to that perfume.

It is a matter of opinion whether one regards 1872 as an Eau de Parfum or Eau de Toilette. If applied normally, the heart note might sustain itself for about 5 hours. The following base note is considerably more quiet. It keeps the green vibes of the heart but apart from that it may be described best as resinous. Far apart from the common amber and musk bases of the mass market it just conveys its sophistication but it is difficult to hold on to. I do not find another distinct statement in this phase of 1872's development.

The essential reason for me to loose 1872 out of sight was the very high price that was being asked – and still is! But some time ago I found out that by now, Clive Christian offers different sizes. The smallest size of 30 ml (app. 1 oz) is available for about 200 € - and a bigger amount is surely not needed. The reason is that such a green-floral opulence is something one also can get fed up with, if overapplied or worn on a daily basis. 1872 is simply too demanding for an everyday fragrance.

Whoever wants to seriously get involved with 1872 for men should take the utmost care when testing it – apply it without a second fragrance on your other wrist, and then take your time!
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5
Scent
2.5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Drseid

751 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    6  
One of the Biggest Ripoffs Since the Year 1872...
1872 for Men opens with mandarin orange tempered with a hint of grapefruit and bergamot for zest and even just the faintest whiff of lime for good measure. The heart of the scent is quite the grassy green floral and herbal mixture with primary heart notes of hay-like marigold, clary sage and petitgrain with only patchouli from the base being detectable as it creeps into the heart notes well in the background. Projection and longevity are both below average to average.

1872 for Men is an astonishing disappointment. The scent is quite natural smelling, but when that natural smell is so dated and boring, who cares? It is not a bad smelling scent at all, but it is not really relevant today and its grassy herbal heart smells quite similar to a brand-less bath toiletry I sniffed at a high-end hotel in Las Vegas many years ago. That toiletry was free of charge, but this stuff is over $300 for a 50ml bottle! If you love your scents very green with mild herbal undertones then 1872 for Men may appeal to you and by all means seek out a sample, but before buying this thing just try Hermes' Eau d'Orange Verte that is much better smelling and relevant, just as natural, has only slightly more brief longevity and costs less than 1/6th the price. 1872 for Men earns a middling 2.5 stars out of 5 for the scent (but 0 out of 5 for value if I rated such a thing). What a scandalous rip-off from Clive Christian!
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2.5
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
2
Bottle
Sollte man gesteigertes Interesse an einer aktiven Entwertung von Geld haben so ist alternativ Pyrolyse in Betracht zu ziehen

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