Lots of notes but fortunately it doesn't lead to the "blob effect," as I call it. It's like a smoother Azzaro Pour Homme, and it's got an animalic quality that APH doesn't have (is it the "dirty" jasmine?). This is very nicely done. I bought a lot of fragrances and included in it was this plastic bottle of Carrington that was about 1/3 full (splash style) so I don't know if it has lost some of the top notes or potency, but the quality is there. If you've got the money to pay the current ebay prices and you want a smoother APH with a touch of the animalic, this one is worth considering.
This is the unlikeliest winner this side of Beckham Intimately. This was my first after shave, back in the mid-80's. In the early 90's I found some, which I still have, at MacFrugal's (in the US-later called Big Lots). This was a celebrity tie-in with the horrendous, yet vastly popular, TV show "Dynasty."
What about the scent, then? Of the 80-odd colognes I own, this one, by far, has received the most compliments from the distaff members of society. Great projection, but go easy. It also lasts a good 12 hours. The lavender, bergamot and lemon stand out and this was, at the time, a poor man's alternative to Eau Sauvage and 1881. Ironically, now Carrington is a collector's item and goes for more than Eau Sauvage and 1881 combined.
I prefer the after shave to the EDT; it's subtler but mighty. If you can luck into a bottle, I highly recommend it.
30th September, 2009 (last edited: 16th January, 2011)