Thursday, April 18, 2013
Newport by Caswell Massey
After wearing Newport by Caswell Massey a few times and then reading what others had to say about this recent formulation, I found some of the opinions harsh. I have no way to compare it to the heralded vintage formula, nor can I use memory as I've never tried the original.
Enter the current version. I do agree with some reviews that this rendition does not bring about the sense of beach and salt, but there's a long line of fragrances that fail to represent their depictions. However, Newport isn't so far off the mark that it's a complete misrepresentation.
Newport, at least on my skin, is top heavy in the sense that the opening lasts an extremely long time. That's not a bad thing because I like the top accord and after some time has elapsed, Rose and Vanilla creep into the transition incrementally. It's as if they are melded together and augment the heart with a dash of sweet and warmth.
Newport traverses along, offering whiffs of its opening and the Rose-Vanilla duo. It takes quite some time for the Ambery Musk to come to fruition, but when it does, it's a rather well done trump card. The Woods never materialize as such on me, but I'm persuaded that they fill out some empty spaces underneath like a supporting cast.
Newport also possess an impressive lasting power for a Cologne. I own EDT's that can't match up with it. Sillage is good and longevity is approximately 6 hours on me. The Musky Amber extended drydown lasts until the next day. Thumbs up from Aromi for Caswell Massey's Newport and as always, a sample wear is highly recommended.