04-30-2014, 05:24 PM
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I just received a Yardley Black Label gift set with 2 bars of soap and a bottle of Yardley Black Label After Shave. According to BaseNotes, this is a lavender scent. I tried a bit on my wrist and the scent was almost unisex at first and then after 30 minutes dry down became an old fashioned masculine scent.

This after shave reminds me of my father and uncles from the late 1960's to early 1970's, when this original version was made. Maybe it was Great Britain's answer to Old Spice or Mennen's.

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 04-30-2014, 05:37 PM
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I have the Black Label aftershave in my regular rotation. For me it is a more complex scent, with some citrus prominence and without lavender dominating. According to fragrantica.com, "Black Label by Yardley is a Woody Chypre fragrance for men. Black Label was launched in 1967. Top notes are bergamot, amalfi lemon, orange and lemon verbena; middle notes are lavender, geranium, brazilian rosewood and clary sage; base notes are vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli and oak moss." At the same time Black Label was popular, the company also offered a straight English Lavender aftershave.

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 04-30-2014, 06:28 PM
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You're right, the lavender doesn't jump out at me at all. I notice the base notes more, especially the patchouli and oakmoss.

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 05-02-2014, 11:52 AM
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I am definitely not a sniff expert but enjoy this scent the lavender is certainly in the mix but its not floral really.
I love the graphic and bottle design as well.

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 10-18-2014, 01:07 AM
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I'm very curious about this stuff - is the scent quite long-lasting and assertive?

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 10-18-2014, 06:04 AM
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It has a nice scent, but the scent lasts a manner of minutes and is unassertive. You have to have your nose next to your skin to smell it.

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