Sunday, November 18, 2012
Greenbriar Cologne by Caswell Massey
Caswell Massey creations ( most always ) excel as classic comfort wears. This is good, of course, if you lean toward older construction in your fragrances. Greenbriar is yet another in this category and while it may retain that "cologne" quality through the first half of the wearings, the drydown is subtle and enjoyable.
Greenbriar opens with a citric lavender possessing hints of soapiness. The spices are evident as well, but there is restraint exercised here and every note that's implemented is tuned politely. This is a gentleman's scent that, within 10 to 15 minutes, wears close to the skin.
My only gripe ( if one can call it that ) is that the base accord simply isn't substantial enough. It's very laid back and close to the skin, but I still think it smells very pleasant. If this was tuned with the sportsman in mind, then they did it correctly.
What surprises me is that moss is not listed in the base and drydown. It could be the interplay between the residual spices and earth tones.....or perhaps it simply isn't listed. It smells like a subtle rendition to me, but I could be remiss.
All in all, Greenbriar is a classic smelling masculine cologne that, at least on me, wears very politely. It does leave a pleasant skin scent after 30 minutes and may perform well for those looking for something "quiet" to wear. Sillage and longevity are very modest, but still a thumbs up from Aromi for Caswell-Massey's Greenbriar. As always, a sample wear is recommended.