11-22-2013, 06:08 PM
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So I'm contemplating ordering some DR Harris since the Fougere soap I planned on getting from Valobra is out of stock and since after shaving last night with the Valobra shave stick left terrible results. Now I'm deciding what scent to get of DR Harris. I had the Arlington and didn't really care for the scent. Would you recommend the Marlborough or the Windsor and can you describe the scent of each.

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 11-22-2013, 07:20 PM
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I never did have any luck getting the idea of the scents of Arlington, Marlborough or Windsor from the samples I had - all were too muted. However, I do have D.R. Harris Almond (much discussed) and Lavender. The Lavender is of medium intensity and a floral version, not herbal. Love it! And I love my Almond, faint, bit of quinine bitterness and hint of almond oil.

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 11-22-2013, 08:16 PM
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Both Marlborough and Windsor are great. I prefer Windsor as in everyday scent, Marlborough is more night/winter/woody to me.

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 11-22-2013, 08:47 PM
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To my nose, Marlborough has a masculine, crisp, clean scent that was predominantly cedar wood with a very slight hint of black pepper. In other words a light, 'wind-driven' masculine scent opposite the somewhat more common thick, sweet, oriental spice scents.

On the other hand, to my nose, Windsor smells like a men's fresh, floral scent that also has notes of citrus and an ever-so-slight hint of sweetness. (I'm really not very good at descriptions, but if I was pressed I would say maybe notes of both rose and lavender as far as the floral notes go - but a masculine use of each... if that makes any sense).

Some people have actually said Windsor smells like a cross between Arlington and Marlborough to them (I suspect, in part, because of the slight notes of citrus in Windsor) - but, having tried all 3, I didn't really get that.

Given that it's a light, clean-crisp, non-sweet scent I think Marlborough is great for any time of year.

Whereas, I see Windsor as more of a spring and summer scent since it has both a floral component and a very light hint of sweetness (to my nose) - although it could also really work all year round.

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 11-23-2013, 11:15 AM
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Arlington and Windsor are both too foo-foo for my taste, not quite as bad as TOBS Eton College, but not far from it. Marlborough is phenomenal, dark, woodsy, smoky, and yes there's a hint of ashtray, but somehow it just works.

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 11-23-2013, 11:41 AM
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Marlborough smells like Tabac to me.

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 11-23-2013, 12:18 PM
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You can't go wrong with Arlington, Marlborough or Windsor.
My favorite of the three, however, is Marlborough... but I'm a sucker for masculine, warm woody scents.

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 11-24-2013, 08:49 AM
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The Malborough scent is cedar mixed with something a bit powdery. Some get citrus out of it but I don't. Very nice. Windsor is masculine, with burnt orange and a strong earthy base note. They're both great but I'd start with the Windsor, since there are more complimentary products available with that scent. I rate the Arlington and Almond behind those two.

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 11-24-2013, 12:07 PM
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I love Windsor, not so keen on the soap but the cream is great. Scent is strong and last after the shave, much more punchy then Arlington but not overbearing.

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 11-24-2013, 12:15 PM
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(11-23-2013, 11:41 AM)Ronnie Aloha Wrote: Marlborough smells like Tabac to me.

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 11-25-2013, 04:48 PM
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Lol! I swear it does to me. That was the first thing that jumped at me when I got my first whiff!

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 11-26-2013, 06:04 AM
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Is that true, Tabac smells like Marlborough? I must try Tabac if that's the case.

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 11-26-2013, 06:11 AM
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Have some DR Harris Marlborough on the way thanks to a member here. Hopefully, it doesn't smell to much like Tabac as I had some and couldn't stand it. If it does, I will be sending it off to another member to try.

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 11-26-2013, 06:15 AM
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(11-26-2013, 06:11 AM)tsimmns Wrote: Have some DR Harris Marlborough on the way thanks to a member here. Hopefully, it doesn't smell to much like Tabac as I had some and couldn't stand it. If it does, I will be sending it off to another member to try.

In my experience, Tabac has a very distinctive scent ... and is not similar to DR Harris Marlborough ... I think you'll like the DR Harris just fine.

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 11-26-2013, 06:24 AM
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After MW's Adirondack Jack, Marlborough is my favorite scent. The performance of the Marlborough soap, cream, and after shave is off the charts. Great stuff.

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 07-09-2015, 01:16 PM
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Marlborough is another beast away from anything fougere.  It is great and I love it, but you should try Arlington first and Windsor second.

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 07-09-2015, 01:19 PM
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I prefer Windsor.  The scent is a dead ringer for Terre d'Hermes EDT or Fine L'orange Noir aftershave.  Citrus, with some woody notes.

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 07-09-2015, 01:21 PM
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Arlington is quite floral, which some people like and others don't. Marlborough is "dirtier" smelling.

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 07-09-2015, 09:27 PM
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My suggestion is go back and try that Valobra stick again until you get it because there is nothing wrong with it. It's one of the best products made anywhere. The only thing wrong with the Valobra stick is that nobody talks about it anymore.

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 07-09-2015, 09:28 PM
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(11-26-2013, 06:15 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(11-26-2013, 06:11 AM)tsimmns Wrote: Have some DR Harris Marlborough on the way thanks to a member here. Hopefully, it doesn't smell to much like Tabac as I had some and couldn't stand it. If it does, I will be sending it off to another member to try.

In my experience, Tabac has a very distinctive scent ... and is not similar to DR Harris Marlborough ... I think you'll like the DR Harris just fine.

+1 I can't think of anything similar between Tabac and Marlborough.

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