Partner 1960 Eau de Cologne

Partner (Eau de Cologne) by Revillon
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Partner (Eau de Cologne) is a perfume by Revillon for men and was released in 1960. The scent is fruity-woody. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Scent

8.23 Ratings

Longevity

6.73 Ratings

Sillage

6.33 Ratings

Bottle

6.83 Ratings
Submitted by Cincy, last update on 06.02.2021.
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7
Scent
4
Longevity
5
Sillage
6
Bottle
8
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Lemon Drops, or Lemon Pledge?...
Partner opens with slightly sharp aromatic lavender spiked natural lemon before gradually transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the lemon remains, now relatively dulled as tonka bean from the base adds a touch of sweetness, with herbaceous clary sage joining sharp woody cedar and the tenacious remaining aromatic lavender in support. During the late dry-down the lemon and aromatics vacate, revealing just slightly animalic musk and vanilla-like heliotrope that remain prominent through the finish with the dry natural smelling cedar in support. Projection is below average, as is longevity at 3-4 hours on skin.

Ah the wonderful house of Revillon... I keep trying vintage offerings from the house and keep being impressed. Today we have one of the lesser known EdC offerings from the early 1960s called Partner. Definitely the first thing that stands out when the cologne is sprayed on skin is the lemon. The initial lemon open is impressively natural smelling and relatively long-lived for top notes. The perfumer must have used some of the supporting notes to maintain the lemon scent well into the heart phase, but it does shift gears from its natural smell to one more of lemon drop candy which is a bit less appealing to this writer. That said, it still smells good, and when coupled with the lavender and cedar it works to a large degree. I can't help making the unwanted connection, however, to the smell of Lemon Pledge furniture polish. It isn't quite the same, but the cedar and lavender give the dulled lemon a bit of a varnish accord that makes it hard to ignore the mental connection. Luckily, the late dry-down, as little of it there is, smells superb, as the composition turns musky, woody and relatively dry. I guess the main problem that I have with Partner has nothing to do with its relatively good scent profile on the whole... No, it is its lagging performance that proves wanting. I guess one can only expect so much from an Eau de Cologne. The bottom line is the discontinued $70 per 100 ml bottle on the aftermarket Partner is a "very good" 3.5 stars out of 5 rated effort that has its share of minor shortcomings, but still impresses on the whole, meriting a solid recommendation to vintage perfume collectors... Just try and forget I said anything about Lemon Pledge.

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