Richard James Savile Row (2003)

Richard James Savile Row by Richard James
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Richard James Savile Row is a popular perfume by Richard James for men and was released in 2003. The scent is floral-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasil, Bergamot, Green tea, Ginger, Mandarin, Petitgrain, Rosemary
Heart Notes Heart NotesCardamom, Coriander, Lavender, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose, Tuberose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tobacco, Vetiver, Suede



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Bottle 4.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 9.5/10
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Very helpful Review    8
Spring morning
I love tuberose. Unfortunately, there are not many men's fragrances that convincingly implement tuberose. On the search for such a fragrance I have simply tried the spontaneous search for notes and found this fragrance. Very good rating on Parfumo, fragrance set. I didn't have to think long and ordered blind on the only site that offers the fragrance at a still cheap price.

At first I was disappointed with the first spraying. Savile Row starts with a classic, rather old-fashioned and green aftershave note consisting of herbs, musk and woods. Even the start is relatively voluminous. The fact that the fragrance is fresh but still has body is already clear here. After some time more and more flowers come through me. The fragrance becomes more sweet in the heart note, less green, but does not lose its green and herbaceous basic character. The fragrance remains adult and classic, but combines this with slightly feminine and floral-fresh notes. Now he's just a dream to me. The quality of the fragrances is very good, here was not worked sloppy or cheap. Everything smells high quality.

The overall composition triggers a pleasant feeling in me. The scent reminds me of the first rays of sunshine in spring, when it is still too cold in the morning to go out without a jacket, but at midday it is warm enough for the first blooming flowers. I see myself as a child strolling along country lanes to school at 7:30 in the morning with my knapsack. Yesterday it rained and on the plants there is still an exchange layer to be seen. The cool wind alternates with warm rays of sunshine to sweep the skin. It smells fresh, herbs and fresh, moist flowers are in the air. Actually, I don't want to go to school. I want to lie down alone in the meadow and savour the melancholy. If this moment were infinite, I would just lie there forever.
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Very helpful Review    6
Refined gem
The early version of the apparently reformulated Savile Row is a stunning masterwork which shows most of niche brands how a rich, fruity, deep contemporary floral-leather fragrance should be made. Following the ideal creative path started by Givenchy Insensé, it takes the richest, darkest and most “masculine” floral notes with no compromises on quality, and pairs them with a modern fruity-suede vibe amplifying and giving depth and strength to the “smooth contemporary leather accord” that inspired many relatively recent (and so much inferior) “soft leather” scents – from Cuir Ottoman to Tuscan Leather, via Lutens’ Daim Blond and even a hint of modern Visa by Piguet. So don’t expect any dry, well-worn leather à la Knize Ten, as here it’s all more about a tobacco-infused smooth and bright suede accord. Smooth, but not light at all. Savile Row is powerful, immensely sophisticated, and contrary to many similar scents, finally bold, clear, thick in a distinguished and mannered way. It has the grace and the pastel palette of a dandy portrait thanks to its juicy, luminous accord of sweet notes (from rose to ambery peach, and from tea to sandalwood) paired with “The Dark Force” of many classic masculine fougères – leather, tobacco, lavender, patchouli, oakmoss. And tuberose, of course, the main altar of this Baroque cathedral. There’s quite some complexity going on, or better say, a kind of extremely harmonic – again, I’d define it Baroque – golden intricacy which still leaves me speechless every time I wear this. Classic, but smoothly contemporary – by this I mean crisp, refined, bold but unobtrusive. Slightly linear but that’s all you would wish from something so perfect. Nothing else to say: just brilliant.

Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    6
What Do You Get When You Cross Dia Man's Open With Arsene Lupin's Heart? Answer: A Big Winner!...
Richard James Savile Row edt goes on with a fresh lightly spiced citrus and floral accord that is so complex it is difficult to pick out individual notes. The opening accord can best be described as resembling the opening to Amouage Dia Man, though slightly different. After the extremely complex open, in the early heart the scent warms up a bit with subtle spices and herbs slowly growing as time passes, and the florals start to become more identifiable with soft rose, tuberose and aromatic lavender the most prominent. Joining the florals and mild spice in the mid heart phase is a gorgeous suede note that emerges to take on the starring role with the spiced florals now in support. The suede and remaining florals continue to hang-on through the early dry-down until a soft tobacco leaf note appears and dominates through the end of the scent's development. Projection is minimal and longevity is above average at 8-10 hours on skin.

Richard James Savile Row edt was a blind buy and an extremely good one. The fragrance is very complex from start to the near finish and describing the notes in general is difficult except that it is primarily a floral melange over suede. That short descriptor does not even come close to doing this fine scent proper justice, but it is so complex I fear I can't do much better. Maybe comparing it to somewhat similar scents will do a better job of describing its profile which is Amouage Dia Man (especially the open and early heart) meets Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy) minus the violet (in the mid to late heart). As those are two of my favorite scents it comes as no surprise I absolutely love Richard James edt. Richard James edt is maybe not quite as opulent as Dia Man and not as vociferous and assertive as Arsene Lupin, but it straddles a fine line between the two greats while adding in some additional complexity and innovation of its own with its subtle spices and herbs, and natural dry tobacco leaf finish. It is very classy and conservative for sure, but extremely versatile, innovative and not one bit stuffy. This fragrance smells like it cost a pretty penny and one feels quite wealthy wearing it. Unfortunately Richard James Savile Row edt has been discontinued, so buy it while you can as this 4 to 4.5 star excellent smelling scent is disappearing off shelves fast as prices rapidly rise.


Aclapes 2 years ago
Ephemeral tuberose.
Bottle 5.0
Scent 9.0

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