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Smell Of The Wild

Strong, powerful, sophisticated. No, I’m not setting up a profile on a dating website, I’m merely attempting to describe this cologne, which I imagine was worn by a decadent dandy when first stocked in the famous London barbers in 1912.

This was James Bond’s favourite scent, mentioned in Ian Fleming’s 1956 novel Diamonds are Forever. Eucris has earned a permanent place on my bathroom shelf. Whenever I douse myself in it, I feel ready for anything. Now, do excuse me, I must head for the hills and pretend I’m a spy on a secret mission, with henchmen disguised as hikers hot on my heels.

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