Friday, December 18, 2009
English Leather's Timberline (MEM)
Classic opening of spicy citrus with lavender and the use of subtle anise. The construction and unfolding of notes is dated, but I dare not use that term in a derogatory fashion when describing Timberline. "Dated" isn't always a detriment. In this case, it's a compliment.
The heart is a team effort of wood and a dash of cinnamon, with carnation and geranium. The pine and fir are very low key, so much so that the wood dominates.
The base is actually oriental in nature with tonka, vanilla and sandalwood augmented with moss and musk. Yes...there is a cologny vibe to Timberline. As my other reviews will attest, I normally shun fragrances that date themselves with similar construction, but Timberline is an exception to the rule.