Traditional 1998 Eau de Parfum

Traditional (Eau de Parfum) by Hugh Parsons
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Traditional (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Hugh Parsons for men and was released in 1998. The scent is fresh-spicy. It is being marketed by Profumart / Profumitalia.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesHerbsHerbs
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Sicilian lemonSicilian lemon
BlackberryBlackberry
Heart Notes Heart NotesAngelica seedAngelica seed
CardamomCardamom
Madagascan pepperMadagascan pepper
Juniper berryJuniper berry
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergrisAmbergris
Mysore sandalwoodMysore sandalwood
CedarwoodCedarwood

Ratings

Scent

6.779 Ratings

Longevity

7.156 Ratings

Sillage

5.856 Ratings

Bottle

6.655 Ratings
Submitted by Seglein, last update on 10.05.2021.
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9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Ticodzilla

3 Reviews
Ticodzilla
Ticodzilla
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A good niche perfume, at an excellent price
Due to the returns of the hard destiny of perfumes that lose popularity, this one in particular manages to get to $ 35.00 on EBAY.
Given the attractive price, its niche quality and comments that I heard, I decided to buy it and give it a try, along with 2 more of its brothers.
It really impressed me positively, not only because it really smells very good with a fresh, elegant, balanced and interesting aroma, but because despite being from a 1998 origin, its aroma is current and current to the point that the first day When I used it, I received compliments from the service personnel of the building where I live, even from colleagues in the company where I work, men and women.
Its duration was a good 8 hours and with the temperature environment of Panama at 30 degrees Celsius and humidity of 80%.
At this price I recommend it
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
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Aquatic weirdo
It took me months to come up with a review with this. Traditional (is that the name, by the way?) by Hugh Parsons is a deeply odd scent in my opinion, almost bizarre. One of the weirdest I’ve ever tested. I got a bottle some months ago and wore it from times to times, each time I couldn’t really figure whether I liked it a lot, or it smelled like utter crap. Now perhaps I made up my mind a little, so here’s my take on this. I must start by saying that personally I do not agree much with the definitions I read online about this scent: I wouldn’t define this an “ozonic” scent, although I admit one of the key notes here is a sort of aqueous-mineral feel, but rather “organic”, lacustrine and almost moldy (sort of sweetish-salty). What I smell more though is a loud, pungent herbal-peppery smell in which angelica surely plays the dominant role, with its peculiar leafy smell sweetish and bitter at the same time, on a base in which I get quite a remarkable dose of ambergris; and oddly enough, it smells like real ambergris to me. The note is rooty, salty, slightly animalic, camphorous and earthy, as proper ambergris should be. Finally (on the same “volume level”) I also get laurel, sandalwood and other woody notes and something that reminds me of licorice, an earthy-sweet anisic smell that may however be due to ambergris. There’s citrus too but I get it quite tamed down, just more a generic bitter-citric feel, sharp but not prominent. Overall this smells... odd as I said, and much complex too. There is a loud contrast between bitter-citric-green-sour notes, and all the sweetish-rooty-woody-aqueous bottom counterpart. I would define this scent a herbal-rooty fragrance with spicy, greenish and “watery” nuances, but all played here in quite a unique way. The green notes here for example are not really the usual “sport” green notes, rather a strongly aromatic, loud, kind of shady and windy Mediterranean blend of leafy notes, from angelica to laurel and juniper. For some reasons I won’t define this fragrance “bad”, but not completely “good” too. It surely has a vibrant and distinctive sort of natural raw elegance, it shows some really enjoyable notes (angelica, ambergris, that licorice feel), it’s aloof and moody in a fascinating way, it surely is much creative (I can’t really think of anything similar to this), and honestly as far as I can tell, the materials smell nice here, rich and vibrant. Still... it’s not entirely compelling in my opinion. Mostly because of the actual overall smell, which despite being unique and charming, is also a bit loud especially initially, and honestly almost vile at first, then however keeping a slightly “discomforting” feel underneath. I guess it may be mostly due to that aqueous-lacustrine-moldy feel, if you try to imagine how that can go with citric-green notes (you can’t imagine it? I’ll tell you: it doesn’t go well, at all). Shortly: a fun, oddly refined peculiar scent worthy a try.

6,5-7/10

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