Unlisted Brand • Murray & Lanman's Florida Water Cologne • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This product really saves me during muggy hot summers here on Long Island~So refreshing~I decant into a small spray bottle so I can spray during the day. I find that spraying this on makes it last longer~I also add a small drop of Sandalwood oil to a bottle and give it a good shake~This makes the scent last a bit longer as well. You could also add a small drop of Patchouli~
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is great stuff for after your shower especially in hot/humid weather. It is a lovely citrussy cologne along the lines of 4711 but suddenly morphs into this really pretty spicey drydown with a hint of bay rum. great retro packaging and easy sprinkle cap - what is not ot like!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Ok......I'm going to be a rate wrecker here...and I feel bad because this is such an old company and I want them to all carry on. Here's a little history from wikipedia.....
Florida Water was regarded a unisex cologne, suitable for men and women alike. Victorian etiquette manuals warned young ladies against the "offensive" impression made by a strong perfume, but Florida Water and Eau de Cologne were recommended as appropriate for all, along with sachets for scenting the linen and fresh flowers in the corsage. Large quantities were also used by barbershops as cologne and aftershave. In the 1880s and 1890s Murray & Lanman Florida Water was advertised as "The Richest of all Perfumes" and "The most Popular Perfume in the World"
Sounds so great and the bottle is so Victorian (although its plastic) and its really inexpensive.......but........
It smells horrible! It really does smell like coca cola when you put in on, then fades quickly to this really strong clove/cinnamon/orange powdery scent.Trust me I wanted to like this....I saw it on another website explaining the oldest perfumes in world still in production. I just cant lead others to believe this is the greatest for everyone. I will suggest to try it for yourself...its like $5-$6 at CVS. If you hate like I do then its not a big loss...Who knows you may love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I love this! It's got a lovely burst of cinnamon and other spices and mellows out to something powdery and sweet. I keep my bottle in the fridge and splash some on when I come in from the sweltering, humid summer we're having.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Florida water is a spicy multipurpose cologne that is traditionally a combination of essential oils in an alcohol base. It's great for using as a splash, or even pouring in a bowl to evaporate to make a room smell nice.
The Murray & Lanman version appears to be close if not the same as the 'traditional' recipe - it's supposed to contain essential oils of bergamot, lavender, lemon, cloves, cinnamon, and neroli; the clove and cinnamon really come through and linger.
Earlier reviews have mentioned splashing it on. I adore the smell, and use it liberally as well. It's not really a synthetic chemical soup, so allergies shouldn't be much of an issue unless you have difficulty with one of the essential oils that go into it.
It comes in a clear plastic bottle like a body spray. However - I've had two different friends recoil and comment on the strength after just opening the cap. It dries down to a much softer, very natural spicy scent, but when first applied - It's _strong_, and may be offensive to some when initially applied, much more so than a random splash that you’d grab off an end cap in the makeup aisle.
You also shouldn't pay more than $4 for a bottle of it - I've seen it sold on various websites for over $10, but it's a third of that price and usually readily available at drug stores. If you're having difficulty finding it, try looking at a grocery store that caters to the Hispanic community, such as Carnival. I've found it before in the first aid aisle of the grocery store next to the 'alternative' / 'ethnic' items such as chamomile soap; I've also seen in the same aisle as the bubble bath in Walmart.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am really sensitive to perfumes - anything that smells artificial or chemically gives me horrible headaches. Angel and Poison are what I call "a migraine in a bottle."
I LOVE Florida Water. It just smells clean and fresh. There is a slight spiciness to it, which I love. I wear it all year - it smells warm in the winter, and fresh in the summer.
It's so inexpensive, just try it. If you don't like it, you'll only be out about $3. I wear this much more than all my expensive Guerlain and YSL.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Love it! I paid $3.69 for a 7 oz. bottle! I use LOTS of it as an after-bath splash (and under my arms, if not freshly shaved [would sting then] ...helps boost the effectiveness of my natural aluminum-free deodorant)as it's diluted (and cheap)enough for dousing. When first applied it has the cool, mouthwashy element previously mentioned, which is invigorating after bath or shower. But I'm glad it doesn't stay that way, it dries down into a soft, warm cinnamon-clove-floral. At first it faded too quickly on me, but then I added 10 drops of patchouli essential oil (widely used as a scent fixative) to the bottle, and it lasts all day now...I don't really smell the patchouli, but it deepened the scent of the florida water.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Saw this in Dollar General for 3 bucks. A light cinnamon-y splash. A cheapie implulse buy I have not known about if it were not for this board! It is different and refreshing, and exceeded my expectations, because I expected cheap citrus. I think this is a tad masculine, but some of the girly stuff gets on my nerves, and it is nice to switch things up!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I love this light and refreshing toilette water, it reminds me of the cologne Scarlett O'Hara applies in the movie version of Gone With The Wind :-) It can sting a bit if applies to sensitive skin (or on freshly shaved legs-ouch!), but is otherwise a wonderfully refreshing summer splash, so unlike the teeny bopper splashes out there on the market. Try it! :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Wonderful stuff. Found a 7-ounce bottle at Walmart for 3.27!
It has a cool cinnamon note that reminds me of chewing gum and mouthwash--but I love it; it's very refreshing. The cinnamon softens as it dries down and the subtle citrus and floral notes come forward. Suitable for year-round use by men or women.
Edit--6/26/05--this has become my year-round, most-used fragrance! I like to apply it to my throat and shoulders with a cotton pad, especially when I need to go out and don't have time to shower. I never regret choosing this one after I put it on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I've found my perfect cinnamon-spice scent, and it costs $3.99! Starts out smelling like cola – sparkling and refreshing and light. Dries down into a gingerbread-y (but still cool and refreshing – I haven’t yet figured out how that works, but I like it!) scent. Lovely. Fades very quickly, but it’s ridiculously cheap, so you can afford to touch up. Love it. The bottle is gorgeous as well.