Friday, October 12, 2012
Jockey Club by Caswell Massey
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.
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.