Discontinued as of Spring/2012.
The Tricorn scent has been a favorite of mine ever since it was given to me as a gift over 20 years ago. Fortunately I was able to horde a few bottles of after shave before the product entirely disappeared forever.
It seems that the centuries-old Caswell-Massey is on life support as a viable business and is not long for this world; what a shame.
Too bad that I'm not a vanilla lover, because Tricorn is a vanilla strutter in the drydown. Too bad that I'm not a Tricorn lover because the longevity is superb. My dentist surely must love it because I have three fresh cavities now.
Shamu is about spot on: this starts as a mansized old school scent in the Zizanie/Royal Copenhagen arena but after about an hour and a half it is almost straight vanilla. If it were even like Obsession, it'd be better than the sugar cone ice cream parlor wafting into my nostrils.
I was going to give this a thumbs up, until the drydown came, so I give it a neutral. The opening and middle stages are great - super spicy, bold sandalwood and patchouli with a dirty, skanky touch to it. It's kind of like a sandalwood gingerbread. Great!
The problem is the drydown, which is much too sweet for me. After hour two, the amber and gingerbread take over, and that's when I throw in the towel with Tricorn. No, it doesn't smell bad, but the drydown is a disappointment for me. Smells a lot like Obsession For Men in the drydown, and Obsession is not a favorite of mine, to say the least.
MY RATING: 6.5/10
A classic and quite enjoyable concoction of spicy sandalwood and amber that in the drydown gets not too distant from Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier Santal Noble. Personally I stick with the Jean-Francois Laporte's version for its boldness and compelling power but Tricorn could definitely be a nice alternative if you don't like to be challenged by your fragrance.
03rd August, 2011 (last edited: 13th February, 2012)
A spicy, sandalwood, vanilla concoction. The dry down reminds me of both chanel egoiste and L'Occitane Eav du Bavx, with the CM fitting somewhere between those two with a more pronounced cinnamon note. Longevity is great and overall this is a decent fragrance especially given the price point.