Derby (2005)

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Derby (2005) by Guerlain
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Derby (2005) is a popular perfume by Guerlain for men and was released in 2005. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesOrange, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesSpices, Indian woods, Carnation
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Leather, Forest soil

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (237 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (167 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (158 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (152 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 16.03.2019

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Derby is part of collection ,,Les Parisiens".

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Minigolf

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Minigolf
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Lost in the woods....
...is that scent. Hard to get, at least in the Teuton room. Maybe still available in France? I do not know, but I was allowed to receive a Pröble and delight my nose in it. Yeah, it's heavy, the Derby, heavy and dark, like the
Wood of a chest of drawers in an old palace.
And as spicy as the air in an Indian bazaar, where all kinds of spices and incense are offered for sale.
Likewise the wooden planks creak in the same palace when the landlord in boots enters the rooms with earthy soles. After he has made his daily long walk in the woods all around.
He wears a leather jacket that exudes its bitter, inky scent through the warmth of the house. The fire in the saloon is lit. It smells of beech and birch logs.
Everything is filled with a strange, velvety silence.
Only the rain can be heard outside behind the windows crackling with the heavy curtains.
Fragrances, which originate from a distant time, cross the rooms.
If you are looking for the Palais on a modern map, you will hardly find it.
But it still exists, like a time capsule.
Lost in deep woods....
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GMK

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GMK
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Very helpful Review    7
A very complex Masterpiece...
It took so long to write about a fragrance of this calibre , Guerlain is the trend setter in perfumery for others and so is Derby and Jicky for Guerlains itself imho.

Apart from the likings or dislikings (as it is a very subjective and vastly varies ) , Derby is a very very complex and rich fragrance which could not be evaluated in a few wearings, I have been wearing it since few months and I am still discovering something new in it on every wearing.

This starts( don't enjoy the start a lot) very herbal and pungent due to so many spices but majorly i get mace and patchouli which remains so dominant till the drydown kicks in , the drydown is the part which i love , its very Guerlain , smooth , subtle , smokey leather and musky sandalwood with mesmerizing aura of Guerlain's signature.

A Masterpiece but not for everyone.
8.0/10
Drseid

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Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    8
The Race To Excellence...
This is a review of the vintage Derby...

A beautiful citrus yields very quickly to a floral leather heart with heavy emphasis on a masculine rose. The base is supported by a tremendous moss and patchouli accord mixed with sandalwood and more floral leather found in the scent's heart. I kind of liken vintage Derby as a combination of Sous Le Vent mixed with rosy leather. This is worthy of the high praise it receives. Whether it is worth the extremely high price tag a vintage bottle goes for nowadays is a personal choice, but a strong case can be made in the affirmative. This great composition gets a strong 4 to 4.5 out of 5 rating.

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