Special No. 127 Original Gentlemen's Cologne (1890)

Special No. 127 / Original Gentlemen's Cologne by Floris
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Special No. 127 is a popular perfume by Floris for women and men and was released in 1890. The scent is floral-fresh. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lavender, Orange, Petitgrain
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Orange blossom, Rose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Patchouli



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Submitted by Muenchner, last update on 18.11.2019.

Interesting Facts

The scent is said to be created specially for the Russian grand duke Orloff - then called "Orloff Special" - and later added to the Floris Collection. It was renamed according to the book page that containted its recipe.
A special edition of the scent was handed out to British Airways First Class passengers under the title "Original Gentlemen's Cologne" about 20 years ago.
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Oh God, Floris got me!
The more Floris scents find their way into my nose, the more I like them. I got this scent as bottling (for my husband). I don't know yet if I'd like to give it to him at all :-) Love at first sniff, so to speak. The perfect fine spring and summer fragrance. Not too loud, pleasantly citric, juicy fruity with a wonderfully soft wood-herb base. Bergamot/Orange and rose geranium get through well with me. Patchouli later. For me a very great and not everyday fragrance.
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"Special No. 127" remembers me to EdC like "Farina gegenüber" and "4711". Especially with the top notes. The Bergamot and the petitgrain are causing a tangy citrous impression. The orange is stressing the similarity to the mentioned frangances. Nevertheless this scent is fine composed with best ingredients. Unfortunately my personally memories - which I will not describe now - do not allow to like the top notes of "Special No. 127.
After a certain time the rose and ylang ylang are trying to change "Special No. 127" into a more florish scent. But the Neroli and the harsh top notes together with the lavender do not let them coming out clearly.
Instead of a full scented fragance there is appearing an aquatic note which is calming down the harsh and dominating citrus. At least "Special No. 127 is changing into a more soapy scent. And yet the musk and patchouli are supporting the clean touch. If I am not mistaking with my perceiving: There might be a touch of jasmine? I consider "Special No. 127" not as an innovation of perfume. It is a traditional cologne carefully created and first class despite of my negativ memories.

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