Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, October 12, 2012

Jockey Club by Caswell Massey

Citrus, Bergamot, Green Notes, Amber, Patchouli, Oakmoss.

The moment you smell the opening of Jockey Club, you know you are in the presence of a conventional barbershop cologne that smells very good. I'm not normally a fan of colognes as I've said a million times before, but as my wardrobe can attest, there are exceptions to every rule.

The salutation of Jockey Club is an enjoyable rendition of citrus and green qualities. There's no denying that it's a mature aroma, but it seems to have that intangible that enables it to transcend "dated" and occupy the "classic" realm. The opening and heart are basically the same accord. The citrus and green play off one another with just the slightest contribution from patchouli once the base accord begins.

Jockey Club is a refreshing and energetic scent. It also possesses terrific longevity for a "Cologne Water" and can rival many Eau de Toilettes. The first phase of the wearings is your classically constructed citrus that leans slightly green and accented with the suggestion of earth tones. It's certainly predictable, but that takes nothing away from the overall aroma. Those who gravitate toward creations such as this should no doubt enjoy Jockey.

It's been said that Jockey Club was J.F.K.'s signature scent. I have no idea just how true that may be, but after wearing this a few days, it stands to reason that that tidbit may be true. No, it's not regal, presidential or by any means lofty. It's simply a well done and simplistic classic that would still smell good on mature men today.

The drydown of Jockey Club is the only shift in gears I experience. The citrus dissipates enough to allow the slow emergence of a talcum-amber and mild, chocolate patchouli. There's hints of resin in the mix as well and it's a very nice finish to relax to. Jockey Club starts out with zest, then ends with a feel of satiation.

Sillage is a little above average for a cologne, but the longevity is rather remarkable on my skin. I easily detect it 8 hours later. Thumbs up from Aromi for Caswell-Massey's Jockey Club. As always, a sample wear is recommended.

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