Springfield by Parfum-Individual Harry Lehmann
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Springfield is a popular perfume by Parfum-Individual Harry Lehmann for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is still in production.

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8.3 (41 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (37 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (38 Ratings)

Bottle

6.0 (34 Ratings)
Submitted by Ohdeberlin, last update on 17.10.2019
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Nesami

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Helpful Review    3
Springfield vs. Eau Sauvage EdT

First some basic remarks about my experience with Lehmann fragrances. I'm a fan of this store, although I recently came across this gem in Berlin (through this informative community, of course) and have only had three blind buys sent to me so far. My conclusion of these three fragrances is slightly mixed, but I wish this supplier many more new and faithful repeat buyers.

My acquisitions were:
100 ml. of New York, Eau de Cologne. This is a top fragrance in my nose, but unfortunately it is almost completely absorbed by my skin and neither in durability nor in sillage is acceptable for me. This may be typical for a Cologne, but I hoped for a slightly better performance due to the descriptions and ratings. But with other perfumes (see my comment to Dunhill's Icon) I felt the same way already.

10 ml. of Russian Juchten. My favorite and that will certainly still be considered, if not with a comment, then certainly with a statement and a rating. Fragrance, shelf life and sillage are on a very high level for me.

10 ml. of Springfield, which is the subject of the following.

I'm very sorry that I don't visit Berlin more often, but I hope to be able to arrange a visit to Kantstrasse next time. My telephone order was very friendly received by the owner and sent with the enclosed invoice. The handling alone is worth the order. No e-mail, no call center, no prepayment. And just like the development, I also feel the characteristics of all three fragrances I have acquired. "Old school" in the best sense of the word!!!!

The headline indicates the path of my commentary. As Konsalik already remarked, most of what has already been said about the essence of this fragrance is actually true. Basically, Dior doesn't need an advocate and Lehmann is certainly happy about every good word that is spoken here and may (and hopefully) be reflected in sales.

Nevertheless, unfortunately I have to state that in my nose Paris is ahead of Berlin in a direct comparison.

When I wore Springfield for the first time, I was immediately thrilled and thought this fragrance could replace my beloved Eau Sauvage when the bottle ran out one day. The reason for this was not the price (which is about the same with 60.- per 100 ml.), but the fact that Springfield shows a little more endurance (and possibly also Sillage). But today I did a direct comparison on one bend of my arm and I am extremely surprised about the result.
The Eau Sauvage is much more lively, fresher without losing depth compared to Springfield.
There is no doubt that Eau Sauvage appears more stringent, less multi-layered. That alone wouldn't be an advantage, but Springfield has this warm spice note from the orange peel that almost repels me when comparing. Somewhere I've read "almost animalistic" - it's not that for me and I can understand that many people find it exciting in combination with the lemon freshness, but for me it's a lot towards the cumin and actually quite clearly into the stuffy corner.
It is quite astonishing for me that this impression only appeared during the comparison and not before. This in turn tells me that my nose still needs a lot of practice and experience. Why not? After all, I haven't been infected with the perfume virus for long Without comparison, Springfield would have easily achieved an 8.5, now it unfortunately remains at a 7.0.
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Konsalik

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Greatly helpful Review    15
The old tree on the green hill
You may know it: you are overwhelmed by a scent, write down little scent notes, consider the ground plan of the review, cursory look through the listed notes and opinions of colleagues - you notice: It's all been said, actually! Not a nuance that you have already put into words with tender pride of discovery in your heart and that has not already been captured in any form by your previous speakers and brought very vividly to virtual paper. At the same time, however, you are so enraptured by the perfume in question that you have to vent your enthusiasm somehow. Lehmann's Ode to the Whole of the Citrus Family is to the highest degree such a case. This "definitive edition" of the citrus theme (the Director's Cut on Blu-Ray with bonus material, so to speak) is by no means a simple scent, but it reveals its deep layers willingly, without changing from nose to nose or even wanting to stimulate controversial discussions.

So this contribution is not so much an "original" review, but rather a commented anthology of some extremely accurate observations of my esteemed previous speakers.

"dark orange bitter orange on dark green meadow" (FvSpee)
"Harry Lehmann has designed Springfield with a penetrating, juicy, aromatic-spicy citrus scent [...] Round lemony notes combined with a bitter orange peel" (Parma)
"A soft, citric start tells a small, everyday story of sun-ripened lemons, with a delicate, mildly sour aroma, fragrant, bloody, without any penetrance. By the way, there are some very fine illustrations of the little tree itself, of its flowers, its leaves, of trunk and wood and of the land in which it has its roots."(Ttfortwo)
"Schnuppernse ma - dit is lemon pure. Aba ebent so ne janz, janz natural lemon. [...] He's singing in green. In son Sommerjrün" (Fittleworth)
"The durability of EdP is 5-6 hours ernom for an often volatile citrus chord." (OhdeBerlin)

That's the way it is. There, and no other way. However, I perceive the flower and spice notes, which are also frequently cited, rather as being woven into the "lemon meadow" theme: the "Lehmanniade", which I claim to be the case, is shown here in the field of tension between aldehydes and a darkly spicy earthiness, which in turn goes well with the lemons on the one hand (waxy peel) and the rooted grassiness on the other (earth halt). No extension of the image, rather a deepening.

Regarding the typical clay man (but for a citrus fragrance untypical) shelf life of 8+ hours, I have to say that Mr. Lehmann was able to tell me during my visit to his shop that the fragrance concentrations of his perfumes are always at the highest limit of what is usual for the respective category (EdC, EdT, EdP). So it is no wonder that some of his eau de colognes loosely press eau de toilettes from other manufacturers against the wall. And an eau de parfum like "Springfield" can therefore be assumed to have a fragrance concentration of at least fifteen per cent. Whew! This should also explain the clear film "Springfield" leaves on the skin.

When I think of the name "Springfield" (born 1985) I naturally think of the Simpsons - especially of the "classic" seasons of the 90s, before the still unfinished descent into insignificance began (American critics like to speak of the "zombification" of the series). The old seasons, on the other hand, are among the best that television has to offer. In an episode from this time, an old lemon tree is stolen from Springfield, whereupon a bitter dispute breaks out with the rival neighboring town of Shelbyville. At the end of the episode the tree stands again in its old place, on a green hill. Grampa Simpson tells the children of the city, gathered around the trunk of the tree, about the ancient times when lemons were the sweetest fruit there was. And even if this scene is certainly not connected with the naming: The picture fits perfectly to this simply wonderful fragrance.
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FvSpee

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Greatly helpful Review    20
El Discréto
Actually, I didn't think you could say too much about Springfield. A rich, full, dark, almost heavy, shiny, beautifully balanced citrus scent, whatever is there in detail: bitter orange, bergamot, chinotto, everything together possibly, and the whole embedded in a wonderful green, wherever it comes from, perhaps that galbanum is involved. Despite the seemingly simple recipe, a striking and easily recognisable, very masculine fragrance, well wearable not only in summer for every occasion, solid as oak wood or a Mercedes-Benz, even if perhaps not very modern or excessively sexy. I gave the fragrance 8.5 points and liked to wear it every now and then. That was the state of my statement here.

Now, however, events have cascaded which let this friend and engraver appear in a new light, dubious not exactly (if so, then in an admiring sense), but ambiguous, mischievous, cosmopolitan, almost filou-like.

It began with the beautiful commentary by Parma, who successfully undertook detective work to break down the individual scents. And behold, there is much more than expected: Actually, it's hard to believe, we don't only have dark orange bitterns on a dark green meadow, there are really spices and different flowers (and if you know it, then you believe you can smell it)!

The next day, inspired by this, once again worn, there was something miraculous to observe. A very attractive colleague praises the fragrance, enthusiastically, enthusiastically, not once, several times. And he's got a shine in his eyes. You of all people, comrade Springfeld, a ladykiller? I'm perplexed.

The surprises continue: "Wow," she says, "that's really good! And it reminds me a little of CK One." Since I have now understood that Springfield is good for surprises, I don't say "that can't be", yes I don't even think it, but look. And indeed, CK One is (among others) perfumed here with the scents nutmeg, jasmine, lily of the valley and rose, practically (except for the substitution of rose by rose geranium) exactly the same as Parma sensed at Springfield. This mud man has it really faustdick behind the ears (the colleague, no experienced smell nose, apparently also that she recognized this relationship!).

I would like to add in brackets that I am convinced that CK One is seriously undervalued here with 6.6 points. It may be that in the course of time some people have saturated themselves with this once ubiquitous scent and this former icon is now pouring out a rough one. I don't see it that way and instead share the opinion of many valued fellow perfumers, such as treasure hunters, who give this modern classic top marks: It was and remains simply good! Therefore, the newly discovered Springfield relationship is no reason to value Lehmann any less. On the contrary. By the way, it remains an absolutely independent fragrance, it is much more organic in juice and power than the slightly ethereal, fresh, bright Thierry water of that time
Still amazed by the Lehmanns effect on my charming colleague, I read the statements and comments here on Parfumo again and discovered that Master Yatagan, who is unaware of any scent in this galaxy, actually gave this candidate the highest score of 10. When I asked him about it, he wrote me that Springfield in his perception had a barely perceptible, wafer-thin animal base, which made the scent so fascinating.

The good old, solid green citric a subtle animal seducer with violet-muscat appeal and a world star in kinship! Father Brown turns out to be a Baltasar Gracián! Very impressed, I'm raising my rating.
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Parma

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Simple, effective citrus aroma
With Springfield, the small Berlin fragrance house Harry Lehmann has created a penetrating, juicy, aromatic-spicy citrus fragrance that is classic and timeless. Round lemony notes are combined with a bitter orange peel and a clearly perceptible spicy note (especially clove, possibly nutmeg), which in the course of the citrus is equal to the citrus note. A rose geranium, which can also be clearly seen, represents the connection to the reservedly sweet, discreetly sweet-flowered sprinklers (lily of the valley, jasmine), which soften the dominant citrus-spice combination somewhat. A slightly synthetic, but not unpleasant tonka bean (hay-like-sweet-spicy) rounds off the fragrance aromatically.

Always wearable, because not too elegant (no soap tone), but nevertheless well-groomed. It also does not have a pronounced softness/creaminess, which is often achieved by adding neroli, white musk or sandalwood to such fragrances
The fragrance is only available as EdP and forms a clearly oily film on the skin. The very tidy shelf life and appealing Sillage for such a fresh smell are explainable thereby.

Altogether a well composed, simple fragrance, especially for lovers of citric-aromatic fragrances and ideal for the small purse.

Current background information about the manufacturer:
With the exception of this fragrance, Harry Lehmann - which most customers already know - has to reformulate his entire product range due to new EU regulations. It remains to be seen whether this will be possible, for which fragrances, how long it will take to develop a new recipe that is as similar as possible to the old one and whether it is financially viable for this small fragrance house. Until 23.08.2019 it is theoretically still possible, according to Mr. Lehmann, to acquire the old formulations.
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Ohdeberlin 4 years ago
aromatic fruity, mild citrus with some green and woody notes, a bit fern in the base, edp strong long lasting+1
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