Saturday, June 23, 2012
Carrington Cologne for Men
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.
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.