WHAT I SMELL: Gentry Jockey Club goes on the skin with a warm and comforting bergamot with soft touches of iris and rose. It buzzes with vibrancy, yet at the same time retains a sense calm and a sense of security. A light leather soon enters, but like the florals, it too remains soft and inviting. To warm the perfume even more, an ambered hue of sandalwood is injected which begins to dry out the opening softness of the perfume. I’m not sure what is responsible for the next movement, but a light earthy element is brought in. It’s a combination that feels like earthy and mossy soil which has been dried in the sun. A birch note helps to give it a slightly burnt edge as if in the distance you can smell the remains of recent fire. This is where the perfume settles in for bulk of its wear, it radiates and pulses as continues to grow with some intensity resting in a dry burnt wood and hay consistency.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Gentry Jockey Club smells less like a race track and more like what I envision a medieval farm to small like…dirt, hay and scorched earth.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE GENTRY JOCKEY CLUB: rustic, earthy, dried
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT GENTRY JOCKEY CLUB: None found.
BOTTOM LINE: Gentry Jockey Club remains true to the roots of the Oriza L. Legrand brand. It has a nostalgic sensibility, but feels modern at the same time. If you like the smokiness of birch tar you’ll probably like this. To me however, after some time, the perfume just gets too smoky on me.
- Bone Rating: 3 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Woody
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: 120 Euros for 100 ml Eau de Parfum