I was looking forward to trying this, partly because it was made in 1752 and George Washington wore it. ÊI do like it--the citrus is smooth but muted, and I notice some musk and light wood, plus a slight hay-like note (perhaps a few floral notes) and a very slight toothpaste or chalky-mineral scent (maybe mint). ÊAnd the way it's formulated does convey a sense of Colonial America to me, just the way many scents out today smell contemporary. Ê(I can't explain it--it just smells like how I imagine something from that time period would smell.) Ê
It's pretty light on me, and doesn't really project or last long. ÊThen again, they say it's "cologne water," rather than an EDT. Ê
I would have to say there are many other frags that are more well-defined with clearer notes, frags with more presence. ÊBut perhaps when they made this, they wanted something comfortable and low-key. ÊStill, Number Six does have its own upstanding and unique character, but it'll probably be more of an occasional curiosity wear for me. I am glad Caswell-Massey is still in business and selling their frags, so we can see for ourselves what people wore so long ago.