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Jockey Club (1840)
by Caswell-Massey


Jockey Club information

Year of Launch1840
AvailabilityIn Production
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Parent CompanyThe Equitium Group

About Jockey Club

Jockey Club is a masculine fragrance by Caswell-Massey. The scent was launched in 1840

Reviews of Jockey Club

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United States
This is another barbershop classic in the Canoe and Clubman mold, closer to the former in its talcum meets vanilla aura.
13th June, 2017
Although every scent company from the 1820s on had its own "Jockey Club," the only one that, to my knowledge, survived into post WWII society was CM's. I used to have a list of all the florals that were in it, over two dozen as I recall.

It is both floral and wistful, the herbal bouquet giving the flowers an autumnal shade of "almost gone by," similar to smelling a dry floral potpourri. At the same time its citrus ingredients (lime, bergamot, verbena) gave it a crispness.

One of the most sophisticated men's scents ever created. I haven't smelled it in over a decade so don't know if current bottles have been reformulated, but in its time it was one of the best and has always been one of CM's very best sellers.

Very worth trying.
25th February, 2017
I tried all the CW colognes, but this was the only one that worked well on me.

It seems I am enamored of old-fashioned barber-shop scents. In that line, this is one of the most venerable, and, unlike my dear Pinaud scents, still made by the same company with the same formula. At about $35 for 3oz, it's perceptibly well-made.

Because of the high quality, the rather floral smell suggests 19th century dandyism with (for modern noses) perhaps a touch of gender dysphoria. The ideal accompaniment to a ramble in St. James' Park with the Earl of Rochester.

Personally, this is the price range I am at ease with, and the quality I require for formal occasions. Long-lasting, well-perceptible without imposing itself, this after-shave is, though not astonishing, truly flawless.
15th August, 2015
Another interesting old-fashioned scent from Caswell-Massey. Jockey Club goes on with a floral smell, a mix of rose and jasmine made a bit fusty by a shot of talcum powder. It ends up settling fairly quickly into a lilac smell. But it's not that modern lilac that shows up in aquatic florals - instead it's quite dirty, smelling of wood and, well, dirt. It's not unpleasant, and the dirty aspects, along with the barbershoppy powder, actually make it more masculine than you'd expect from an upfront floral. It eventually dries down to gold musk, that smell of old French soap that's simultaneously clean and animalic.

I think Jockey Club deserves a thumbs up, but if you're willing to try women's scents, there are much better powdery musky florals out there (Joy and No. 5 spring to mind as obvious benchmarks, distant relatives that don't smell much like Jockey Club but that fit the same basic bill).
03rd April, 2013
It might have been JFK favorite scent but JC CM is awful regardless.
The opening is so tart that fries my nostrils, the heart sucks big time and the base is a powdery mess. According to its notes, it is a perfume I should have loved, but I don't.
I like barbershop style perfumes, but this one IMO must have been the scent that Sweeny Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, used.
Sillage and longevity are deficient, but that is a virtue on this mess.
25th November, 2012
Reputedly JFK's cologne. Jockey Club is like comfort food... it evokes fond memories that are probably disproportionate to its actual quality. Its talc smell is clean and fresh.
21st January, 2011

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