Cedar St. Tavern by Prospector Co. 2012

Hello Perfumista Bargain Hunters,

I often find hidden gems on my list of non fragrance blog reading. I think this particular beauty came from DesignSponge, a daily design, DIY and decorating blog that has its finger on the world’s good stuff pulse. From my office chair I can see the best design on as many as 4 continents a day. It is rare for them to delve into fragrance and beauty so when the Prospector Co. products were being held up to scrutiny and given honors I was intrigued, especially since 2.7 fl oz costs about the same as a 3ml decant of some of the pricier niche offerings. What is the worst that can happen I thought, it will be average and I will give it as a Christmas present to a family member that will be thrilled. I am now thinking of giving it as presents but not because I think it’s average. Cedar St. Tavern by Prospector Co. is anything but average but it does feel historic. Though I don’t believe in gender lines there is a set of accords that makes up my memories of what the men smelled like as I was growing up, this is it plus a bit.

Photo Stolen ProspectorCo

From ProspectorCo website
Beginning in 1866 in New York’s financial district, the Cedar St. Tavern saw several locations until settling into the 40s bohemian neighborhood of Greenwich Village. It was during this time that many of America’s most prolific painters, writers and musicians congregated over drink and intellectual banter. The 50s brought in the New York School with Pollack, de Kooning, Rothko, Kline, and writers like Ginsberg, Kerouac and Corso. This location signifies an inspiring moment in history, with its stories and creative caché that will most likely never happen again. This scent takes its name from this place in time and an aroma of worked-in attire, old-fashioned 50s cologne, and a carefree regime best describe it. The notes that carry it and the unsubtle attitude of the person wearing it make it happen.

Cedar St Tavern Photo stolen theplathdiaries

Created from an age old perfumer’s technique with the modern man in mind, this light scent is best used as a refreshing wake-up for the face and garb. Midday meetings and post-work occasions call for this scented spray and its rich rustic notes and cooling aftereffect. The formula is safe for clothing and all skin-types and will bring back your pre-day freshness, even at midnight.

ProspectorCo gives this amorphous featured noted list: Patchouli, Oak Moss, Tonka Bean, Lavender and other pure essential oils.

I get a really wonderful warm lavender opening, I know that doesn’t sound right but the lavender has been softened and I think it’s the tonka giving it a slightly sweet bent. Warm, sweet and still herbal with darker depths Cedar St. Tavern is a modern retro-feel fougere style fragrance that will knock your socks off. It has great sillage but its scent bubble is not extreme.  Simultaneously smelling like a modern masterpiece and Grandpa there is a short but interesting story lived withing the notes confines: powdery, lavender fresh, herbal but slightly sweet I can imagine grabbing the sensational bottle after the gym or swimming. It’s not a skunker so most work situations would be good unless you are in a severe no fragrance workplace or you are in very close contact. Have I mentioned how comfortable and retro-glam the bottle is, so cool and understated, and it has a gym beg no spray plastic dooby-whacker that will keep your juice in the can till you want to use it.

Cedar St. Tavern lasts quite well at about 4-5 hours until it dries down to a skin scent that reminds me of something but I can’t quite put my memory to it sadly, that soft powder and woods skin scent lasts till morning.
Cedar St. Tavern Prospector Co. 2.7 oz $32.00

Need a stocking filler? Don’t know what to get your Secret Santa? This is something interesting, wearable and very reasonably priced that will look good on any bathroom vanity and not be an embarrassment in a locker room.

Till tomorrow be well and try and take 5 minutes just for you somewhere along the way.
Portia xx

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15 comments on “Cedar St. Tavern by Prospector Co. 2012

  1. andreawilko says:

    That certainly sounds an interesting one for the boys. None of my family show any interest in perfume apart from my son who is so keen that his first perfume was an Andy Tauer (l’air de desert bought on the proviso I would occasionally wear it, needless to say I have never seen it since) if I bought him this but told him it was really expensive he would never know.
    Interestingly that canister is almost identical to the ones from MDCI if you ask for the 100mls instead of 60mls in a fancy glass bottle.

    • That is interesting Andrea, I love that MDCI the MOST extravagant use the same can. That is cool. Your son may love this because he would never have smelt the barber shop favourites of our childhoods. It will be super new for him. Great stocking filler,
      Portia xx

    • Dionne says:

      Andrea, it was uncanny reading your post. Family not interested in perfume? Check. Except for one son that’s a budding perfumista? Check. First bottle was LADDM? Check yet again. The only difference is my son purchased it himself. I later picked up some Dior Homme for us to share on the condition that I could occasionally dip into his Tauer.

  2. Dionne says:

    I am continually amazed at how far-reaching your perfume interests are, Portia. You dabble in ponds I’ve never even HEARD of. I could see Archimedes going for something like this.

    And speaking of cool blogs you’ve introduced to us, did I ever mention that the pictures on Canadian Hiking Photography are taken in my own little neck of the woods?

    • Ha Dionne,
      I can’t help it. It may be an illness. It looked so retro, cool and funky and was excellently priced. HMMMM all powdery lavender goodness.
      That Canadian Hiking Photography blog is amazing. These are the views you wake to every morning? Spectacular. It would probably restore my faith in the Gods and turn my life around being so close to such awesome majesty.
      Portia xx

  3. poodle says:

    “no spray plastic dooby-whacker”
    Now there’s a description you won’t find anywhere else. Portia, you are too funny! You also seem to find some of the most interesting brands. That bottle has a great retro look to it.

    • HA HA HA!! Every now and then my Australian childhood needs to jump out and remind the world of my families country origins. Ha ha Ha! I don’t even realise what I’m typing till someone points it out. Ha Ha
      the bottle feels nice too, satined metal, cool to the touch and has a nice heft. The more I grab it the more I am liking it. I am going to order a few and give them to the men in my life for X,mas
      Portia xx

  4. I remember this place! This was right up the street from my department at NYU and a big grad student hang-out until it closed recently. Wonderful review, but I’m not sure if I remember the tavern smelling quite like the notes 🙂

    More like liquor and potato skins 🙂

  5. You know: the kind of potato skins stuffed with cheese, bacon bits, and sour cream 🙂

    • OMG!! I love potato skins. Hello Heart Failure food. YUMMY!! This does not smell at all like that but it does have the highlights of the best masculin frags of the era that this harks back to. So the people at the venue may have smelled something like this while eating those Cholesterol Filled Skins.
      Always great to have you come by and comment baconbiscuit212
      Portia xx

  6. ladyjicky says:

    Oh that Brad Pitt! He is like a blowfly – annoying!!!

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