Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Carrington Cologne for Men

Anise, Basil, Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon.
Carnation, Cedar, Geranium, Jasmine, Patchouli, Vetiver, Ylang.
Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Musk, Moss, Heliotrope, Amber.

Having never smelled this mid 1980's "Charles of the Ritz" creation, I recently won a bottle in perfect condition with box. The first application ensured me that even the top accord was intact. The former owner truly kept this in favorable conditions. It's assuredly a "classic" construction, but I don't feel that it's dated by any means. The combination of Carnation and Geranium with a dash of Jasmine does signal "1980's", but Carrington is elegant enough to rise above any stigmas.

Carrington for Men embodies Fougere, Chypre and Oriental attributes. That said, the most noticeable aspect of Carrington ( to me ) is the floral heart of Carnation and Geranium. It is what the identity of the scent is built around and upon. It's mildly spicy and herbaceous enough to propel this scent in a masculine direction while giving it a sense of enlargement. Also true is the fact that this quality could pose a problem for those who shun the proverbial "classic" smell and construction. Regardless, I like it and respect the fact that it is tuned more for personal enjoyment than for being noticed.

The anise in the top and heart is a nice embellishment and the lavender seems to contribute very nicely in the base and drydown. It's soft and borderline soapy, yielding a clean and vibrant aroma.

The oriental notes in the base are deftly implemented, but there nonetheless. I rather enjoy the fact that they are tuned low as it makes for a very comfortable finish. There's no heavy vanilla whatsoever and the mild base seems to accentuate the ongoing heart accord.

Sillage is moderate but acceptable and longevity is between 4 and 5 hours on my skin. Carrington for Men has presence that falls between Eau de Cologne and Eau de Toilette. It is an enjoyable masculine fragrance that is well worth owning if you can pick it up for a good price. I don't recommend paying inflated prices on the bay as no fragrance is truly worth being extorted for. Thumbs up from Aromi for Carrington for Men.

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