Sunday, September 23, 2012
Tricorn by Caswell Massey
Anyone who has ever worn or smelled Tricorn by Caswell Massey knows there's more than just Sandalwood in this composition. I've found the reviews very interesting and they lead me to believe there is more than a few formulations of this brew floating around. After all, it's been around since the Biblical Flood, so it stands to reason.
The one I have smells like clove, cinnamon and bergamot atop a creamy sandalwood. The Sandalwood is evident within a minute of applying and it's borderline buttery. There also seems to be an implementation of Labdanum in the base accord. It's assuredly old school in construction and aroma, but in spite of that, this particular formula makes for a very nice comfort scent.
I happen to be a fan of Sandalwood. Now, not every sandalwood scent is to my liking, but I usually find something redeeming about most of them and some I find exceptional. Tricorn may not be a measuring stick, but it's a pleasant walk into the past for me, sans the stigma of being dated or passe. It's simply "nice" and I find having scents like this in ones wardrobe advantageous. It can be worn as a casual or formal fragrance and all the while possesses a volume that's good, but never overbearing.
I have to say that this particular formula is a very good barbershop woody with spice. I haven't heard great things about the other formulations. This one however starts off with spicy, creamy woods and ends with a satisfying amber. Sillage is moderate and longevity is approximately 4 hours plus on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for Caswell Massey's Tricorn. As always, a sample wear is recommended.