You may have seen my last fragrance review of Jazz Club, which gave background to the brand I’d like to give you the low down on what I think of another of the ever popular Maison Martin Margiela fragrances; At The Barbers, created by perfumer Louis Turner.
‘At the Barbers’ was created to bottle the fragrances of a classic, retro barbershop. The scent captures the scene of a traditional barber’s where cut throat razors are drawn against leather strops and hot towels used for for cut throat shaves.
The top notes in this fragrance are bitter orange, basil and black pepper
The heart notes are lavender, geranium and rosemary
The base notes consist of tonka bean, leather, moss and white musk
For me the stand out notes are leather and white musk, which give it a real classic scent. It really does create that barber’s experience in a bottle!
I particularly like the look of the Replica fragrances, the cotton label with black text gives it a vintage, but sophisticated feel as I previously described in my review of Jazz Club, also part of the Replica collection. The labels have been created to resemble those used in clothing in the Replica Couture collection.
For me, the scent is quite subtle and I would say is perfect for daytime office wear or afternoons out. However, despite the delicate fragrance, its very long lasting.
This scent has made me like the Replica series even more. The RRP for At the Barbers (only available in 100ml) is £85, which I think is reasonable for a quality 100ml bottle of eau de toilette. It is available to buy from Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Feel Unique. Please do share any comments you have about this scent.