Brummel 1975 Eau de Cologne

Brummel (Eau de Cologne) by De Ruy
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Brummel (Eau de Cologne) is a perfume by De Ruy for men and was released in 1975. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGreen lemonGreen lemon Orange leafOrange leaf LavenderLavender ThymeThyme SageSage
Heart Notes Heart NotesCinnamonCinnamon PepperPepper GeraniumGeranium
Base Notes Base NotesVetiverVetiver SandalwoodSandalwood TobaccoTobacco OakmossOakmoss Cashmere woodCashmere wood

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6.634 Ratings

Longevity

5.126 Ratings

Sillage

5.125 Ratings

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5.128 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 06.03.2022.

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The fragrance was originally distributed by Puig.
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Carlitos01

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The Spanish "Beau" Brummel
George "Beau" Brummell (1778 -1840) was an English dandy, famous as much for his sharp and witty comments as for his elegance and charm. He belonged to the small circle of friends of the prince later crowned as George IV.
He was born in Downing Street, where his father resided as private secretary to Prime Minister Lord North. He mingled with the aristocracy from an early age. He developed an interest in sartorial fashion and his elegant bearing earned him an early nickname of 'Buck' Brummell (literally Brummel the macho man).
He attended Oriel College in Oxford. After only one semester, he applied for a commission in the army and joined the 10th regiment of the Light Dragoons as a sub-lieutenant. It was in this regiment that he met the Prince of Wales. The Dragoons, also known as Hussars, wore very elaborate and gaudy uniforms. Their members were always favoured young men, usually quite rowdy, and they often got drunk.
Only a small number of youngsters formed the Prince of Wales' inner circle, and Brummell soon became one of the most highly regarded prince companions. In 1795 Brummell was promoted to lieutenant, and then to captain. The promotions dressed him in dazzling uniforms. That a sixteen-year-old commoner would be accepted into the prince's regiment and then into his circle of close friends was quite a mystery. Brummell also belonged to the prince's honour guard at the time of his marriage to Princess Caroline in 1795. A few hours later he was one of the prince's drunken cronies, and whom the Princess accused of ruining her honeymoon.
In 1798 the regiment moved to Manchester and Brummell left the army. He preferred to remain in London and close to the prince to maintain his position of influence. The following year he received a substantial paternal inheritance. He now had the means to make his mark in the English high society. In 1799 he moved to Chesterfield Street and began his quest to become London's best-dressed gentleman. The receptions he hosted or attended, became events of great importance. It was around 1800, that he acquired the nickname "Beau" Brummel.
His style was refined but sober. He always chose a restricted number of colours, as opposed to the very colourful costumes used by Georgian gentlemen. He was famous for the intricate folds of his scarf and the fine materials used in his blue coat. He quickly became the standard of a high society that claimed to be elegant. In early 19th century London, Brummell's opinion was all that mattered when it came to fashion. He frequented famous London gentlemen's clubs like Watier's and Brooks's. His opinion was enough to exclude someone from these social circles and his favourable opinion was of enormous value.
Brummel was also a prolific flirter. All of Brummell's loves were or became notorious courtesans.
Brummell was as famous for his sagacity as he was for his rudeness. His caustic remarks eventually cost him the friendship of the Prince of Wales, which dictated the beginning of his end.
Through his extravagances, Brummell squandered his fortune and sank into gambling debts. He fled London to escape punishment, but unfortunately, he could not escape illness. His habit of visiting prostitutes while in the army left him infected with syphilis. The disease brought him suffering and dementia. In 1839 he was sent to an asylum where he died in March 1840. His death went virtually unnoticed in England, where for nearly a couple of decades, he was the epitome of elegance for society.

The Spanish society has always been very permeable to British influence. It is not by mere coincidence that a major Spanish fashion retailer is called "El Corte Inglés", which can be translated either as "The English Court" or as "The English Court". The dandy Beau Brummel was famous enough in London to influence a major Puig launch in 1975, the Eau de Cologne Brummel Eau de Cologne which was one of Rosendo Mateu's first co-creations. Puig has always kept this Cologne as a low end, so it became extremely popular in Spain given its low cost coupled with its lovely scent. Even today it can be bought in Spain in a 500 ml splash version at a derisory cost.
On the one hand, this EDC proposes us a lemony and fougére opening with bright, fresh, aromatic citrus (bergamot and/or lemon) along with lavender and herbs. On the other hand, the opening bouquet is confronted with spices like cinnamon, pepper, as well as some carnation in the heart of the fragrance. The base is all about woods, oak, some moist tobacco and a hint of vetiver.
It's so refreshing! The scent as a whole can be felt to be lemony, woody and spicy, but I find strong nuances of a barbershop trend. I especially recommend the "splash" version so we can flood our face with a vigorous and abundant scrub. I can't help but compare this "Beau" Brummel Eau de Cologne with other "splash" flasks I have like Aramis Eau de Toilette and Tabac Original Eau de Cologne. I quite like going in for this kind of exaggeration and using a cologne abundantly as if it were an aftershave.

My opinion: Don't be fooled by the low cost of any Brummel bottle size, although performance is always as expected from a cologne with a low concentration. Nor do I intend to go as far as comparing this fragrance to Viking Cologne, as I have actually noted more than once. However, I find it a very pleasant experience, applying this cologne abundantly after a shower or after a good shave... and it doesn't weigh down the pocket at all. It's also a social experience. Bear in mind that millions of Spanish men used it profusely in the past fifty years or so... It is quite masculine and it's not heavy on the pocket at all.

Music: "Malagueña Salerosa" by Chingon
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Ninja12

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pure masculinity in a bottle
out of fashion? I don't think so, Brummel is an EDC that projects pure and solid masculinity, for mature men without doubt but it is an unrefined cologne and yet it keeps its character and personality; there are out there more fragrances for double the price, in fancy bottles and luxurious boxes, Brummel lack of all that but shines in unpolished "macho" scent, it's an Eau De Cologne for the man that knows his gender and stands on his ground; Brummel ain't boys game, a fragrance just created for the alpha male with a solid conception of how a man's fragrance should smell; that is Brummel, 100% pure male testosterone in a bottle.
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Colonial Goods III: Rosendos Milestone
The Russian path we took first led us into the dead end of a meat and sausage department. It is therefore to be left for the time being. For the time being we turn to more southern and leather-free areas.

Brummel (product) by Brummel (brand) from the Puig Group, a cologne which I became aware of a long time ago, but which I only acquired and tested on the occasion of this commentary series, is something like the prototype of what I had in mind when I heard the term "brown colognes" - and in this respect a real Cologne milestone for me!
On the one hand, we have here a really light, bright, fresh, not headache-inducingly mysterious, but nevertheless beautifully finely complexly woven, unconditionally heat-resistant summer water with rich hesperidik (I would most likely guess bergamot and lemon in that order) and perhaps also lavender. Also the durability is colognypical reserved.

On the other hand, the whole thing is contrasted by a nice grounding counterpoint of spicy (I mean carnation here), woody and also soapy notes. This complex never dominates (and that's how Brummel differs from the likewise very nice Tabac Original), but always gives way to the cheerful citric, but still plays a well audible second violin.

By the way, Brummel reminds me, distantly but clearly, of Grey Flannel, which was created by chance or not in the same year. Others seem to see this relationship in the same way, because Geoffrey Beene's classic is listed here in the right-hand column under "... likes often also..."!

Our Brummel Bear is not only a real seventies, but also a proud Spaniard. Without me being able to prove this scientifically, he seems to me, not unlike Floid, for example, to have a thoroughly Iberian DNA (somewhere else I had once expressed the thesis of a specific Habsburg woodiness, which is particularly evident in Spanish and Austrian scents). It fits in with this that Brummel was created by Rosendo Mateu, a perfumer who I have already noticed positively on several occasions and who has created many well-known and famous fragrances in his long and productive professional life, with very, very few Italian exceptions always only for Spanish perfume houses.

Against the excellent commentary of Parfumo Bernard (side note: he fell silent after his mumbling comment here on Parfumo, I hope this is not an omen for me), which I recommend as a supplement to the reading, I would like to raise very gentle objections in two places.

Of course, at first glance there is an almost comic, screaming disproportion between this rock-solid, everyday scent and the highly eccentric and also somewhat sad historical figure of "Beau Brummel" (who was also a failed nutcase, to put it bluntly). However, Brummel's fashion style was never flamboyant in all its craziness. So the name might fit better than you think.

And as for the (somehow also boring) question about the age of the wearer: Yes, I can imagine the scent excellently on a greyish senor from Malaga or Burgos. But Dios mio, a solid, well-made classic always works. Since Brummel is also hardly known in this country (unlike in Spain, where it is probably still a big seller today, also as aftershave) and therefore does not trigger a gerontological head cinema, why shouldn't a young turtle, which the scent profile appeals to, test it and if you like it, wear it as well?

Brummel is also available through the "Spain Specialists" prafumsclub. This online provider seems to use the same translation machine with a guarantee of witticism as the Czech manufacturer Alpa, because they export to Brummel: "Brummel is a colony inspired by 18th century aristocrat George Brummel, who set the trend in England for his style, elegance, refinement and seductive character. The bottle reflects a very classic and elegant image. Its aroma is lemony, floral, spicy with wood, leather and musk. Perfect for the classic and elegant man."

From this colony there are also the spanish typical giant plasma burrows, I ordered the 100 ml spray bottle for 11,90 Euro. In honour of this, I would like to add the following: It may have a somewhat cheap plastic cap, but it sprays a nicely swirled mist. And above all, it looks like a bottle, is pleasantly functional and fits into the fragrance cabinet in a space-saving way. I prefer such bores a thousand times over hyper-intense original bottle designs like the landscape-format bottles from Vilhelm Parfümerie. My very pragmatic father would say to them: "Great toilet bowl, even made of gold, you only have the hole to get in... ...the hole to get in."
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Beau Brummel's heirs vs. Wuppertaler SV
First of all: everyone born after the year of publication of this little water, i.e. 1975, should keep their hands off this Puig product. This classic Saubermann fragrance is too old-fashioned and conservative. Men who have not yet bought their ticket to the last third of their lives do not really need to deal with this supposed preciosity. Oldschoolers like me, on the other hand, have their modest joy for well and gladly three hours and had to invest just the equivalent of a CurrywurstPommesMajo.

So it was the Godfather of all dandies who had to serve as the patron saint of this fragrance. I don't exactly see why it had to be like this. If you consider that this Beau Brummel - ancestor Oscar Wildes, Stephen Frys, Morrisseys and many more. - for his morning routine including his wardrobe alone took a mere five hours, the naming turns out to be rather pompous. It's as if an old regional league classic like Wuppertaler SV - RW Essen is now announced as the game of the decade. Well, maybe it was like that in 1975, but today it looks a bit thick. The name of the little water does not do justice to the icon that has shaped men's fashion for centuries, especially in this bottle that is completely free of style and fantasy. Beau Bummel would have deserved a glamorous, cultivated and extravagant hit in the finest dress as its fragrance counterpart. But what soll´s? Names are only sound and smoke anyway and it does not apply here to evaluate the name. When I think about what belongs to the survivors of the EdT Brummel from 1975 today, 2019, 1975, it wrestles a certain respect from me. Anyone who's been on the market that long deserves my benevolence. Enough of the tearing! Let's be good, fair play is the gentleman's highest command. In addition, we are in a price range here, which already for every quiet nagger deservedly yellow because of complaining after itself. I have shot a 2 x 250 ml set consisting of AS and EdT for not even 9 € (!) in the net. Lowest budget ever. No more oiling around.

Brummel's brother in spirit is unquestionably the Teutonic Evergreen Tabac Original. But a similar cult worship might not be granted to him in Spain or anywhere else in the world. Almost 20 years later he was allowed to celebrate the premiere of our favourite Tabac, so in my opinion the stigma of the copy clings to him. And anyone who has had the chance to taste Farina's Russian leather knows the difference between a simple copy (Brummel) and an extremely successful interpretation (Russian leather).

What's it like now, the scent? A pungent, citrusy opening is wrapped in soapy lavender and a little camomile and thus quickly rendered harmless, followed by very brave, familiar wood notes and a little amber. The base is balsamic to slightly soapy, but volatile. Anything else? Nope, I don't think so. I'm missing the oakmoss. Pleasant for two three hours, yes, yes. Everything looks so clean and neat after shave. Male "unagitated". Doesn't hurt either. The After Shave of the same name can be layered very luxuriously because of me and so even escalating Brummel users leave only a pleasantly cultivated impression, which won't disturb anyone and won't really impress anyone. Also not in Wuppertal.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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An old fashioned old school citrusy and mossy fougére. It's very nice as a body splash.
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