Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Newport by Caswell Massey

Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, Muguet, Rose, Ambergris, Cedar, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk.

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.

I can imagine wearing Newport ( or something similar ) in a beach setting. It smells classic due to the way Citrus, Lavender and Geranium are implemented. It's assuredly retro, but it seems to have that intangible I like that keeps me sniffing.

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.

To say that Newport is trash ( like I've read ) is misdirected. I understand the whole reformulation dilemma, but some current versions have merit. To me, Newport falls into this camp in spite of my never having smelled the original release.

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.


  1. Thanks for this review, I've been wanting a more in-depth take on Newport. I agree that some reformulations get an unfair rap, and am pleased to see that this is one of them. I'm not surprised that it smells good. I've read that Greenbriar suffers the same reputation due to reform.

  2. Hi Bryan. I think sometimes it's better to have never smelled an original version in order to give what it is you're smelling a fair shake. Newport may not be great, but I found it a nice scent overall.