Exception 1987 Eau de Toilette

Exception (Eau de Toilette) by Gainsboro / Gainsborough
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Exception (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Gainsboro / Gainsborough for men and was released in 1987. The scent is spicy-powdery. Projection and longevity are above-average. It was last marketed by Juvena. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
LavenderLavender
RosewoodRosewood
ThymeThyme
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeraniumGeranium
IrisIris
PeachPeach
RoseRose
FirFir
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
BenzoinBenzoin
MuskMusk
PatchouliPatchouli
SandalwoodSandalwood
VanillaVanilla
CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

8.441 Ratings

Longevity

8.734 Ratings

Sillage

8.030 Ratings

Bottle

6.233 Ratings
Submitted by Ingepetra, last update on 29.10.2021.
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MET
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Gainsboro Exception the best perfume for me
Had finally found the scent for me and of course stayed with it, the best thing about it was it was an unknown scent and you didn't have to smell it felt at every third.
The fragrance components have harmonized very well with each other, the top note has unusually long
i mostly noticed bergamot and lemon and the slightly sweet one at the beginning, where
it was never too sweet, rather fresh, flowery and very pleasant to wear, the fragrance was as good on the skin as on the clothes. The shelf life was gigantic.
From time to time you can find a sample here and there but unfortunately all already tilted the freshness is no longer present at any of the samples or collection bottles.
My description for this unique fragrance would be, it's the transition from spring to summer, you go to the flower park the butterflies fly in all colors of splendor and a light westerly wind blows, you smell all sorts of flowers that just blossom fresh not too sweet, rather fresh, with a touch of cedar and you take a deep breath..........
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Morpheus1
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Red Cherry Vintage Treasure with Black Hat
10ml of this previously unknown, rare fragrance I was allowed to purchase last Saturday.

The lid opened slightly today, come test it now I thought. First impression:
A strong vintage 80's heavy humming. Rooms are filled.

Dry powdered cherry, paired with spicy wood, vanilla, musk and some moss.
The cherry and vanilla are in the foreground.

Of the quality clearly in the league of JS Background. What the raspberry is in the background, here is the fruity aromatic cherry.

At the moment there is a Mini for sale on the internet in Germany, where Davidoff and others have at least 10 ads. One still in the USA for about 45 Euro.

A vintage treasure you should definitely test if you can get it under your nose.
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Drseid

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Exception is Exceptional!...
Exception opens with a benzoin sweetened mild cinnamon spice and patchouli tandem, with significant aromatic lavender support. Moving to the composition's early heart the cinnamon turns nutmeg-like, as natural smelling cedarwood rises from the base to join the remaining slightly sweet patchouli and aromatic lavender. As the composition continues through its mid-section the lavender gradually shifts from aromatic to powdery, as aromatic green fir and powdery oakmoss join the remnants of the patchouli in support with the cedarwood and benzoin vacating. During the late dry-down the moderately powdery green fir and oakmoss tandem remain in control as relatively dry sandalwood joins as co-star and slightly powdery vanilla and deep amber add support through the finish. Projection is excellent as is longevity at just under 15 hours on skin.

Exception is yet another great 80s powerhouse composition that while relatively unknown, deserves so much better. As soon as one applies the composition on skin you immediately get a gorgeous gentle cinnamon and mild to moderately sweet patchouli tandem that melds perfectly with the supporting aromatic lavender. All three key ingredients are completely believable. When the composition adds in fine smelling cedar to the mix it gets even better. In truth, I would not be surprised at all if the composition contains a relatively large quantity of high quality naturals throughout. On the flip side, if there is any weakness worthy of minor mention it is later in the heart when the powdery oakmoss and coniferous fir join the party, as the powder gets just a tad overwhelming for a period of time before the sandalwood in the late dry-down effectively cuts it. All-in-all, Exception is yet another raging success from Men's marketed perfume's greatest decade. In short, Exception is nothing short of Exceptional! The bottom line is the long-since discontinued and relatively difficult to find Exception is proof positive that even drug store perfumes from the 80s largely smelled great, earning an "excellent" 4 stars out of 5 rating and a strong recommendation to powerhouse fans.

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EuzEuz 2 years ago
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Bottle
Smells very similar to Shiseido Basala.

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