Spanish Leather (1902)Aftershave

Spanish Leather (Aftershave) by Geo. F. Trumper
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Spanish Leather (Aftershave) is a perfume by Geo. F. Trumper for men and was released in 1902. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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8.0 (2 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (2 Ratings)

Sillage

8.0 (2 Ratings)

Bottle

9.0 (3 Ratings)
Submitted by Frankie, last update on 29.05.2020.

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This is a variant of the perfume Spanish Leather (Cologne) by Geo. F. Trumper, which differs in concentration.
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What splendor
This is now my second review of a fragrance on this portal. Since about 2 years I am more and more interested in the topic of fragrances. Of course, I had also previously bought fragrances for me or received gifts.
Spanish Leather by Geo F. Trumper is the fragrance on my sideboard that has been in my collection the longest.

A short history:

Now about 10 years ago, during my studies, I was in a bookstore looking for a book for the weekend. It was autumn, cloudy, raining partly and the forecast for the weekend was still mostly rain. I did not know what kind of book it should be so I let myself drift. After a long time back and forth my choice fell on the probably in Germany best known book about men's fashion (I do not call it because I do not want to make advertising but if you google gentleman men's fashion it will be the first hit). Actually it should be a novel for the weekend but this book simply appealed to me. This weekend I devoured this book and also the chapter about classic men's fragrances.

The inspirations of this book have always haunted me and were the trigger for various decisions. A trip to London, for example, but also a visit to a tailor. Not in London, unfortunately I cannot (yet) afford a visit to Savile Row.

But still at university I saved my money for a good half year and visited a tailor in Düsseldorf and had two shirts made for me there. This must be about 8 years ago now. The shop was a dream, I felt like I was in British tailor heaven. I placed the order, they took my measurements and now I had to wait a few weeks. I did not want to leave this shop without taking something with me. My eye fell on the perfume corner of the shop and I noticed the scent I knew from the above mentioned book, Geo F. Trumper West Indian Limes. I said to the shop assistant that I would like to take this scent with me, please. She finished the bill, packed the scent, I got a nice bag and was still overwhelmed by the interior and the products there.

With my companion I spent another nice day in Düsseldorf. The next morning I unpacked the bag and wanted to wear the new fragrance right away. First of all there was a big disappointment. The saleswoman did not pack the scent West Indian Limes but Spanish Leather. I did not know this scent and from the nose it was of course nothing I had prepared for. I put the scent aside and thought about what I should do. Finally the scent was, as I said I was a student, not very favourable. It was just an after shave.
1-2 days passed and I had decided to keep the scent. The reason: This after shave smells incredibly good and with this scent I connect what my eyes have seen in the tailor shop. Leather and wood.

So much for prehistory.

I have used the aftershave 2-3 times as such, but then found that it is much too concentrated for this. Since then I wear it similar to an EdT or EdP. The bottle is beautiful. It doesn't have a sprayer, so I just put 2-3 drops behind my ear with my finger. This scent definitely lasts on me all day long. Again and again the scent rises into my nose. Fantastic. It's an after shave but definitely has the durability and sillage of a good EdP.

My friend says the smell is old-fashioned but good. I can understand that stale. It doesn't smell as trendy as a current Dior Sauvage or something from Paco Rabanne or what is currently considered modern.

There's very little left in my bottle. I have not worn it for about 2 years because I don't want to empty it. But regularly I smell in it and it always reminds me of the tailor. It is a classic scent. Masculine and tart. It dominates wood and leather. You quickly feel a bit like a British gentleman with the scent
A few weeks ago I searched again for the fragrance and found that Geo F. Trumper no longer markets this fragrance with the term aftershave but with cologne. In the Internet, I have still found sellers of the after shave Can any of you tell me if the scent and intensity has changed? What is the difference between an after shave and a cologne in general?
I thank the saleswoman very much for not packing the fragrance I wanted to have. Otherwise I might never have become aware of the scent Spanish Leather.
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