Astor (1880)Cologne

Astor (Cologne) by Geo. F. Trumper
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Astor (Cologne) is a popular perfume by Geo. F. Trumper for men and was released in 1880. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCaraway, Petitgrain, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Sandalwood

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Scent

8.4 (46 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (37 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (40 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (48 Ratings)
Submitted by Pazuzu, last update on 14.12.2019.
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DasguteLeben

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Very helpful Review    14
Mr. Astor, gentleman
Gentry from Kent. Lives a long time in London. Eton, Cambridge, Sandhurst, a few years India, Italy, Berlin, then Ministry. One hears very well read, Patriot, of course, but a cosmopolitan - he likes to eat caraway. Knows Elgar personally. The suits of Anderson & Sheppard. Always muted, classic, unobtrusively elegant, but pay attention to the handkerchiefs - discreet eccentricity, sense of humour and an aesthete, always a jasmine blossom in the lapel - he has contacts to Kew - and can be sent by regimental colleagues sandalwood from India. Often at the Liberal Club. Really the perfect gentleman this Astor. A very fine chap indeed.
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Stinki

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i've never consumed more of any of them,
i think I now have the fifth or 6 100ml bottle in use and it is a kind of signature fragrance from me. Caraway with lemon, in the finish creamy, valuable Sandalwood gently accompanied by some salty jasmine (very good) and amber. Amber m.M.n. has never been used better as a softening element. The whole thing with a nostalgic Old World touch, all kept very dry. That's it? Yeah, that's it, that's why he's so incredibly good. More intended for autumn and winter days, in summer I think the caraway note is too thick. Gentleman scent !
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Astrum Astor
Astor is the third oldest Cologne in the Trumper Collection and the fourth oldest Cologne from Geo still available today. F. Trumper (Wild Fern has a spray bottle and does not belong to the collection, but dates from the same period). To make the timeframe more tangible: Astor is as old as Cologne Cathedral. This was also completed in 1880, but the history of its 600-year construction phase is so horrible that I don't want to go into it further with such a beautiful fragrance.
If you look at Astor in the context of the Trumper Collection, you can say that this is the first time that a clear scent with partly playful elements appears. With the Curzon, which appeared later, this is even more pronounced, but Astor, in my opinion, strikes a much better balance between matter-of-factly reserved and surprisingly friendly greetings in between and also has fewer ingredients. But one by one,
Astor is a Splash-Cologne and should be used in the same way. I had two samples and filled one of them into a (of course meticulously cleaned) spray bottle, which turned out to be a mistake. I have no idea why, but from the spray bottle it smelled different, quite sharp and the course was somehow "broken".
When I took the sample directly from the tube and dripped it directly onto my wrist without rubbing, I immediately and almost alone said hello to the caraway. Immediately citric notes were added, the bitter orange is clearly perceptible, the lemon somewhat more reserved for me. The whole thing results in a wonderfully balanced, spicy citric top note that has completely surprised me and does it again and again.
In the further course the caraway remains present, as soon as the hesperid notes fade away, the jasmine steps into the picture and gives it a beautiful sweetness without making the composition sweet. Every now and then a little cloud of the finest Chinese jasmine tea bounces from the shirt cuff, which always makes me smile. The sandalwood now becomes increasingly perceptible and creates in the later course together with the restrained, but fixing ambergris a great warmth.
Astor manages with just a few ingredients and gives everyone enough space to be noticed. One can probably assume that these are also of largely natural origin and that the composition was not reformulated. This did not fit at all into Trumper's traditional philosophy. And that's what you smell. It's not like that anymore. This water is so old that it could also come from another star, which is why I always internally call it "astrum". In any case, I like it very much and it is already reserved for the next Cologne purchase.
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Greatly helpful Review    10
On the neck, not on the hand
There are perfumes that somehow overtax or even alienate you under classic "test conditions" (back of the hand, wrist). The "Astor" from the traditional English house Trumper, counting around 140 Lenze, belongs to this category for me. As a deliberately simple eau de cologne of Anglo-Saxon colour, composed from a few elements, the reviewer concluded for himself: "Aha, let's go with the trunk, as long as something can be smelt." But wrongly thought: The Cologne fresh caraway note is so persistent and pungent and radiant at a short distance that my nose of the 21st century, which is hardly used to intensive caraway in perfumes, soon had to paint the sails. About

Nose to brain: "Smells totally interesting, but I can't take it anymore!"
"Okay, I'm causing a headache, then the Heini with the unhealthy sniffing will surely stop soon."

The jasmine note in the heart seems to support caraway rather than replace it. Whew! And that's what I'm supposed to wear? Two weeks went by, the "Eucris" launched three decades later was tested and found to be very good (though also difficult to carry) and I was almost ready to declare the scents from this house incompatible with my sense of smell. My internalized cliché of a "classic English men's fragrance" did not coincide at all with what was presented here. But then one morning I'm in an unusual hurry, standing helpless in front of the perfume shelf. "What the hell!" Three, four sprayers from the sample tube (thanks again to dear Yatagan!) and down the stairs.

I already realized in the car that something was wrong. The scent impression from the first test was still present, the "self-projection" was quite strong, but by no means unpleasant and exhausting as in the back of the hand test. On the contrary, the florally framed caraway had a refreshing and invigorating effect. Only completely different from what the classic Kölnisch Wasser formulas almost universally prescribe. Until the early afternoon I was delighted and focused by Astor waves that were always rising again. The fragrance essentially retains its unusual character, but at the same time becomes successively rounder and softer (will be the amber, which may not appear as such otherwise). In my opinion, durability and sillage are not adequately reflected by the mean values of the perfume ratings: He's holding on!

A fragrance that needs a few centimeters as the crow flies to the nose to do what it's supposed to do. Then he does it excellently.
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Tar

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Tar
Tar
Indoor swimming-pool
ASTOR COLOGNE is a really poor fragrance - in a good meaning. It is minimalist, serves to your nose an aquatic, smoky fragrance, that does not change so much. Chlorinated water and incense, that is what I can detect, a perfect scent for a real gentleman (wilder youngsters maybe prefer something louder or more extreme). Projection and endurance are moderate.

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