I recently read a rare fragrance review submitted by Michael Storer. Rare in the sense that Michael Storer doesn't really review scents and then upload his opinion for the public to read. He is an Independent Perfumer who creates and distributes his own brand. From what I can tell, Michael is also a very nice person in a tough and competitive business.
He recently chose to submit a review of Canoe ( of all things ! ) and when I finished reading his post, I was inspired to revise my own review. I had every intention of doing so anyway, but Michael's review persuaded me to do it now. Let it be known that I actually do own and wear Canoe on a rotation basis.
Canoe opens with an assertive spicy citrus that is immediately identifiable as classic. Some will find it dated. I prefer to think of it as retro-comfort. The Lavender, Sage and florals come at you as one and all are on the muscular side. The Woods and Clove aren't tuned at a high volume, but they have girth and suggest a denseness underneath the opening accord. It really isn't until a few hours have elapsed that the presence dies down and a fougiental quality emerges. There's earth, green and musk that evolve alongside a slightly powdery and soft vanilla.
Sillage is good with longevity approximately 6 hours on me from an Eau de Cologne. It's a skin scent for even longer than that. Thumbs up from Aromi for Canoe by Dana and as always, a sample wear is highly recommended.