An enjoyable, classical style Eau de Cologne with good longevity for the class, at a very appealing price. Very clean, fresh and uplifting, but nothing groundbreaking (fairy nuff, that's hardly to be expected in this genre). One for fans of Acqua di Parma original cologne, Roger & Gallet's Extra Vieille etc. Ideal for use when wearing one's cravat and blazer to one of Her Majesty's garden parties.
09th June, 2012 (last edited: 21st July, 2012)
A pleasant English Eau de Cologne commencing witha nice citrus impression with a wood and a good fougere note. It is discrete, classic, safe and never intrusive. Sillage and projection are not very good, but that is fine for me as a work scent Longevity is about 1 1/2 hours on my skin, which is on the top end of what I get from Colognes.
A heavy lemon drop opening that is almost too much to bear, but subsides and smoothes out after around 10 minutes. The lemon blends with fern and a little musk throughout the heart and base. Classic, English gentlemenís scent that is subtle and refined. Wears pretty close to the skin and lasts around 6-8 hours on me. I love everything in the Arlington line and this is no exception. While the opening is strong, it quickly fades into a very nice EdC like scent.
Lemon and fern and some kind of creamy, spicy base. A really fantastic scent. I experienced it first in their shaving cream (which is excellent) and was delighted to find that it was also a cologne. Very English, decent longevity. Masculine but not butch, this could be worn by a woman. A must-have.
27th August, 2010 (last edited: 10th October, 2010)
Arlington is a favourite warm weather cologne for me, the hotter the better, but it never gets going in cooler weather. Citrus over fern is a perfect description. It always has been a variation on a traditional eau de cologne theme and always subtle. It was not reformulated in 2009 despite the misinformation in one of the reviews below. It's a signature cologne for this small English company, they would be crazy to reformulate it and they have told me they haven't - I believe them.
I have always liked Arlington and I was certgainly happy with the pre-June 2009 product. I have not tried the newer version but if anyone is interested in acquiring the "old" formulation I would suggest popping into Bel & Cia, 20 Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona who sell this as their house cologne and would amost certainly have some old stock. They have some nifty Panama hats as well if you've several thousand (euos or pounds- it's all the same) to spare.