1976 by Floris
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1976 is a popular perfume by Floris for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is spicy-green. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon, Black pepper, Birch leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Juniper, Vetiver, Lavender
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Amber, Musk

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Scent

8.1 (38 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (32 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (32 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (33 Ratings)
Submitted by CPL, last update on 15.06.2020.
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Chrislibond
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Chrislibond
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Olfactory masterpiece
First of all: this fragrance is different - different from 1976, different from the other Floris fragrances. But what is it like when it is so different? You'll find the answer at the end of my commentary.
The fragrance starts with a light citrus note, which - unlike many citrusy, fresh scent starts - appears very natural and not pungent. A peppery note is much more pungent at the beginning, which makes the scent immediately interesting and sets it apart from other fresh scents right from the start.
After the citric and peppery opening has subsided, a distinct juniper note comes to the fore, which, together with the vetiver, determines the further course of the fragrance.
Contrary to expectations, after a while a light natural citric acid comes to the fore again. It leads to an interplay between earthy juniper aromas and fresh accents. I have never experienced a fragrance like this before. Patchouli, amber and musk are added at the end and round off the fragrance without losing its edges and corners
The fragrance is clearly perceptible in the initial phase and naturally decreases somewhat as the process continues. The durability is nevertheless outstanding, even after hours you can still enjoy a fresh juniper scent. And on clothes the scent lasts more than a day anyway.
So why is 1976 so different? Because it's an incredibly complex, fresh juniper scent that stays exciting throughout the fragrance, yet is easily wearable. In my opinion, it is one of the best modern gentleman's fragrances.
Floris has created a true olfactory masterpiece here!
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Drseid

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Another Tzora-like Contender, This Time With Better Results...
1976 opens with soft black pepper, sappy woody-green birch leaf and just a hint of supporting citric orange bergamot before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart, the soft black pepper and sappy woody-green birch leaf remain, with whiffs of aromatic lavender, piney green juniper and sanitized patchouli rising from the base in support. During the late dry-down the aromatic green aspects and the black pepper all vacate, unveiling a subtle, dry amber and non-animalic smelling synthetic musk driven finish. Projection is average, as is longevity at just over 8 hours on skin.

After having been impressed with Floris' 1962, I figured I would give another of the house's more recent offerings, 1976, a go as well and while not as impressive as 1962, this one doesn't disappoint. Maybe the best part of the composition's development is right at the open, as the black pepper comes off as a sophisticated gentle spray that melds perfectly with the woody-green birch leaf and the citric bergamot before adding the juniper perfectly into the mix shortly afterwards. The whole thing in many ways reminds me a bit of Tzora by Anat Fritz (and this is meant as a huge compliment). Recently I reviewed another perfume that tried to mimic Tzora's winning formula, Bentley Infinite Intense; but where 1976 successfully tones down the pepper, the Bentley sent it into overdrive, ruining the balance and the overall result. Unfortunately all is not stellar with 1976, as the amber and musky finish while skillfully implemented is rather uninteresting. That said, in this case the journey (albeit a more brief journey than one would like) to get to it is well-worth the effort, and on the whole, 1976 in my mind definitely succeeds. The bottom line is the $190 per 100 ml bottle 1976 may drop the ball just before the finish, but the "very good" to "excellent" rated 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5 perfume hangs tough almost to the end, earning a solid recommendation to all.

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