Captain Molyneux 1975 Eau de Toilette

Version from 1975
Captain Molyneux (1975) (Eau de Toilette) by Molyneux
Bottle Design Pierre Dinard
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Captain Molyneux (1975) (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Molyneux for men and was released in 1975. The scent is fougère-woody. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

CistusCistus
ThymeThyme
MyrtleMyrtle
Provençal lavenderProvençal lavender
RosemaryRosemary
Scots PineScots Pine
Bourbon vetiverBourbon vetiver
Indian sandalwoodIndian sandalwood
Lebanon cedarLebanon cedar
Singapore patchouliSingapore patchouli
GingerGinger
Ceylon cinnamonCeylon cinnamon
Zanzibar cloveZanzibar clove

Ratings

Scent

8.68 Ratings

Longevity

7.58 Ratings

Sillage

7.18 Ratings

Bottle

7.79 Ratings
Submitted by Sniffer, last update on 06.10.2021.
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Reviews

10
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
4
Bottle
Drseid

808 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
   0  
A Reference Oakmoss Masterpiece...
*This is a review of the vintage Captain by Molyneux.

Captain (vintage) opens with an amazing blast of oakmoss and lavender with natural lemon support before the lemon gradually recedes as the scent enters its heart phase. In the early heart, the lemon is now replaced by a dry tobacco leaf that co-stars with the still very strong lavender and oakmoss, supported by nutmeg and rosemary spice, pine and slightly dirty patchouli rising from the base. The overall accord comes off as somewhat soapy, aromatic and spicy, but very complex while being perfectly balanced and smooth blended. During the dry-down the tobacco and lavender both fade as just ever-so slightly sweet sandalwood emerges to replace it with the oakmoss and spice remaining through the end. Projection is average and so is longevity.

Let's get right to it, Captain (vintage) is my kind of scent through and through. The outstanding soapy oakmoss utilized in the scent that jumps right out at you from the moment you spray it on is just heavenly smelling and you won't be able to find any scent currently on the market that can replicate or approximate it. When coupled with the aromatic lavender, pine and spice-laced dry tobacco this has got masculine powerhouse written all over it; but while Captain (vintage) follows the formula you would expect from the best of the classic powerhouse scents of the 70s and 80s it is also quite well-behaved and really isn't one. Despite its powerhouse ingredient characteristics one would have no issue wearing Captain (vintage) to the office as it is not obnoxious or loud at all while being a real confidence builder. If you can get your hands on a discontinued vintage bottle of "the good stuff" in its admittedly unimpressive housing, the juice contained within is the exact opposite, earning a very strong 5 stars out of 5 and a strong buy recommendation.

Note: There is a re-issue of Captain still in production housed in a modern looking bottle that is a completely different smelling scent than the vintage stuff described here and is not recommended.
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
TomFragance

32 Reviews
TomFragance
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Il mio Capitano
I'm not so fond of vintage barber perfumes but this is ... wow.
This is the masculine perfume par excellence, not animal masculine like Kouros, but a fearless manly perfume Superman!
A very sparkling fougère, it opens very strongly, herbs, citrus and aldehydes with a very hard and solid base, real oak moss, vetiver and spices. What is striking about the "Captain" is the quality of the ingredients, oakmoss, lemon, coriander, nutmeg, violet leaf, rosemary, patchouli, civet, Indian sandalwood, a very nice doré tobacco, cloves, lavender, musk , tonka and a hint of vanilla. Many ingredients but mixed to perfection that it is almost impossible to break them down. An earthy, radical, green, balsamic atmosphere with a note of liqurizia .. A real hard but also refined and elegant, you can feel its green and luminous freshness but also its darker, earthy, dark and smoky air.
The perfume is from 1975 but is it a perfume from the past? No, or rather not for me.The risk that people around you confuse him for an old aftershave is, it's an old school perfume that for some might seem like a defect but for me it is not.

Rating: 9

Statements

WildGardenerWildGardener 4 months ago
Citric fougère without grace.

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