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1903.

I was browsing in a Paris antique shop one winter afternoon when a fitted leather train case caught my eye.

It contained silver-handled brushes, boot hooks, a straight razor, several silver-stoppered glass bottles.

One bottle was different. Encased in wood, with a handwritten date: 1903.

Inside the bottle, there was still the faint aroma of a gentleman’s cologne. Custom-made for a rich traveler a century ago.

Curiosity was eating at me. I bought the case and sent the bottle to a laboratory for analysis. They broke down the residue by gas chromatography. Identified its fingerprint through spectrophotometry.

The report said: an “old woody fougère.” Clean citrus notes, bergamot, “green notes.” The middle notes: clary sage, cardamom. The dry-down: leather notes, smoky labdanum… elemi, tabac, frankincense.

The detective work was impressive. So is the thing itself. Women like the way it smells on a man. Like a symphony that begins loudly, then soon slides into subtle, entangling developments that grow on them.

Or so I’ve been told.

1903 Vintage Cologne (No. 1400). In a wood-encased bottle like the one I found in Paris. 3.4 fl. oz., 100 ml. Made in USA.

DETAILS & MEASUREMENTS
  • Size: 3.4 fl. oz. / 100 ml. Cannot be shipped to P.O. boxes or internationally.

Men (Body Measurements)
Neck Chest Waist
SML 34 14 34 28
36 14.5 36 30
MED 38 15 38 32
40 15.5 40 34
LG 42 16 42 36
44 16.5 44 38
XL 46 17 46 40
48 17.5 48 42
XXL 50 18 50 44
52 18.5 52 46

1903 Vintage Cologne

No. 1400

$62

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