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America’s oldest apothecary and fragrance house celebrates its 266th year of operation with a series of single-note eau de toilettes. A creamy all-day almond fragrance wrapped in light, sweet tonka and the same delicious hint of cherry and salt that marked the original, much-loved formulation of this scent.
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Caswell-Massey Centuries Almond rating and reviews
Average rating (0 ratings)
3.8 out of 5
Unique and fun but a little strong
Smells like old books
Just almond and very sweet. Not bad but not interesting
Really great expression of almond, good for the office after a mid-day workout.
Love this sweet smell
Not my style
Very sweet which is what I like.
I didn’t really like the smell
55 to 64
Not worth the cost
Smells like coconut oil but doesn't last as long. I sprayed it on after finished getting ready to go out and by the time I reached the door - no fragrance whatsoever. Very disappointing.
18 to 24
I adore this scent! I don't get any of the coconut that others describe. It's a wonderfully balanced almond scent, it's mildly woody but also sweet (without being sickly/candy) and overtly almond without being overly gourmand or giving me the 'I smell like a bakery' impression. Lasts all day on me, I often catch a whiff of the almond through the day! I like a moderate sillage and I thought this was the perfect balance of leaving a trail without offending sensitive coworkers.
35 to 44
Subtle Yet Wonderful
There's something special about this scent. It's a lovely everyday scent and one of my favorites. It's light, subtle, and yet as a feminine side that's captivating. I love it for a casual everyday perfume.
Something must be wrong with my nose. I don’t smell almonds at all. It smells like pure coconut to me. It smells good but it’s definitely not my favorite. It doesn’t last too long.
Light & pleasant
Really mild almond & cherry scent. It sits close to the skin, so it’s perfect for wearing right out of the shower before bed. It does have a bit of a generic/synthetic note until the fragrance wears down at about 20 min. No longevity or strong sillage, so it’s a great indoor, cuddling scent. Not really a compliment getter, but wonderful if you’re an almond love.
I absolutely love this scent. It’s woody but sweet, which is just my style. Not floral or fruity. It doesn’t last as long as I want(maybe a couple hours), because honestly I would bathe in this scent!!
25 to 34
not for me
very feminine, and smells like disaronno.
I was very excited for this scent to come in the mail. It’s a little different I had never even heard of this brand before but the description and notes sounded really nice. Initially putting on I was very confused. I wasn’t exactly sure how I felt about it. It’s very different and unique for sure. I mostly smell a sweet cherry. That’s the most prominent to me. I like it but it’s not my absolute favorite perfume. It’s not too strong. I’m glad i tried it though.
25 to 34
Sweet and sophisticated!
My favorite is coconut/vanilla type scents so this worked out for me! It has a sweet smell with out being too sweet.
25 to 34
I Like It, But Room for Improvement
The scent is more similar to what I've been looking for. I like the almond scent, but it's quite light and is a bit "musky" for my taste. I will wear it, but I don't love it.
18 to 24
cherry notes more present than anything else.
At first glance knowing that it is an Eau de Toilette by Caswell-Massey I knew it would be strong and very complex, but after sometime letting it breath and set. The cherry notes are still so overbearing it becomes hard to mask it by anything else. I'm overall a big fan of CM's other stuff especially the Tricorn! So if your thinking about this scent just know it does have a strong fruit scent that reminds you of a dark chocolate covered cherry. Not my thing, but it might be yours.
35 to 44
Great scent but not very strong
I love the scent. Somewhat similar to almond extract. My only complaint is it isn't strong so you have to use a lot of it and it fades quickly.
25 to 34
Beautiful sweet smelling perfume. It smells like some sort of confection baking!
35 to 44
This fragrance was so soft you could barely smell it at all..
25 to 34
i enjoyed the musk and earth notes
This is nice but it smells more like coconut than almond. I’m going to wear it to the beach.
65 or over
Nice almond scent.
25 to 34
i really liked this one! it is a light smell, not overpowering, heavy, or obnoxious. smells like sweet almond w a tinge of sugar. one of my favorites for sure! ^_^
25 to 34
It is light with a sweet almond smell
35 to 44
I liked this one, very different
25 to 34
The scent was overly strong and tart. The scent was not very appealing as well. The perfume itself was very kind and soft feeling as it was sprayed on the skin. My mother (61) liked it so I gave it to her. She thinks it's very unique as scent.
35 to 44
Smelled really nice. Very sweet almond like smell. Exactly what I expected it to smell like. Very pleasing smell.
25 to 34
Smells so yummy. I love the scent of almonds, I even use the almond scented Castille soap as body wash. This perfume has a nice fresh and sweet scent to it, not overwhelming as I thought it might be
25 to 34
This smells so good. It’s not overpowering at all. It’s a nice, soft almond scent. If you are familiar with what almond smells like, this is it. Love
18 to 24
Will buy again
This perfume smell sweet but not sickingly so. It's a sophisticated scent without being too old for young professionals.
35 to 44
I was expecting more of an almond extract aroma. This is really nice, very mild, good for combining.
45 to 54
Not sting enough
Nice scent, I don’t find it strong enough.
I have tried this on different occassions to see if the smell changes and it still smells like Bananna Boat Suntan oil. No difference whatsoever.
35 to 44
Just love this simple frangrance
My new go to!! Smells wonderful!!
35 to 44
Super soft! I feel like I am wearing nothing.
18 to 24
This smells like cherries and a perfect hint of almond. I mix this with love spell by VS and I get compliments galore. Such a sweet fresh and sexy scent. 10/10 I'm about to buy a full bottle.
I could sniff this all day
I've always loved the smell of almond fragrance and Amaretto. This is very much like that. It's a warm dessert smell. Good for Thanksgiving and Christmas season. When I have this on, I just keep sniffing it all day. I knew right away I wanted to get a full bottle of it.
Nice scent- lasts long
Starts out as a sweet scent eventually turns kind of flowery It’s nice, not a strong distinctive almond scent but sweet
Very pleased with this scent, nice and cozy.
ok not too almondy
subtle no hints of a more marzipan flavor more mellow. Just ok wouln't try again
CASWELL-MASSEY CENTURIES Almond Review
I love the creamy almond scent. It's not too sweet or bitter, it's just right. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was that it didn't last very long at all on my skin. I would say this leans a little more towards the feminine side.
Almond-butter sweet scent
It smell nice, but for a room fragrance? I do not see myself utilizing this fragrance for day-to-day usage. I don't want rate it as it might be lovely for someone else taste... however it is a forced option. If you like almond-butter with a twist of old fashion candy scent (for me, it remind me of Primrose Old Fashioned Classic Christmas Hard Candy)... it's for you.
Fiancé loves the fragrance too!
I love almond scents and this one compliments my body chemistry nicely. Even passed the fiancé sniff test so I’d call it a win. I’m excited to wear it more.
A bit on the feminine side for me
I was so excited for this perfume as I love the scent of almond. The almond scent however is too sweet and light.
Smells like sexy marzipan
I really like this fragrance and will purchase the full size. It's sweet and cozy. Very alluring.
not for me
i was excited to receive this scent, i love the smell of almond and cherries and was expecting it to smell similar to the lush cherryish shower scrub that i adore. i was underwhelmed when it finally arrived. it's a very subtle scent which definitely isn't bad, but for whatever reason it doesn't work with my body chemistry. it fades really fast and doesn't do me any favors.
Very underwhelming. Smells like a cup of water with almonds and cherry in it. Very light. And meh... Giving it away
Smells damn good
It has a very refined black cherry scent.
Not For Me
I felt that this perfume was a little too much on vanilla side for me. I am not a huge fan of vanilla-like scents, but I LOVE the smell of almond extract so I thought I should get it a shot. Instead I was getting vanilla as opposed to almond. I was also getting like a coconut vibe... Not a huge fan of tropical scents either. I ended up giving this to my sister and she loved it! To each their own!
I'm a huge almond fan. This perfume is beautiful. It has a soft almond scent with a hint of cherry it's very soft and light. A great cozy scent that reminds me of something from my childhood. It's not a strong long lasting perfume but I absolutely live it and will be getting it again.
Baby Powder, Suntan Lotion, Almond Extract, Musk
Super disappointed with this. Longevity is zilch - Less than an hour on skin, longer on clothes, but not by so much. Smells like absolutely nothing special. To my nose, it starts out as suntan lotion with baby powder, and almond extract. After several minutes, musk shows up. Nearly gives me a headache. Looked up the price of a full bottle. That was amusing. Was my first ScentBird. :o/
I had super high hopes for this since I love almond. This did not disappoint. It's sweet, which isn't my usual, but it's not too overpowering. Would get again in a heartbeat.
Fun winter scent
This perfume starts out boozy with a strong almond scent. The cherry is also prominent and distinct in the beginning and has a sparkling quality that reminds me of Cherry Coke. It fades quickly into a sweet, marzipan-like scent and loses the alcohol fizziness into something soft and wearable. It's simple but cheerful and would be perfect for holiday parties or casual cold-weather wear paired with a big sweater. As another reviewer mentioned, it does skew youthful, but anyone of any age can carry this off with the right spirit.
I love that this has a soft scent, like spices and vanilla and musk, but it's so warm and cozy smelling!
Not for me
This scent sounded amazing but it was this weird sickly sweet smell that was so abhorrent to me that I threw it away. It's probably great for a lot of people but I hated it and I won't even bother giving it to a friend because I don't want to risk having to smell it again. Perhaps a dramatic and unhelpful review, but it was nausea-inducing to me.
I really like this scent. I don’t find it overpoweringly sweet to my nose. The almonds and a creamy musk are the stars. My only complaint is that it doesn’t last long on me.
I am a 22 year old woman and I love this scent! Only my second month but itll be hard to beat this choice! The cherry really comes through here with the follow up of the sweet almond and slight musk. I love it so much and will be my new go to!!
I like this one a lot. It's different from what I have been wearing. I love the cherry and musk together. It's sweet but not obnoxiously sweet. I like wearing this in fall/winter because it's just warm enough.
Not a Fan!
My first month and to be honest, I didn’t pick this scent. I guess they sent me what they think I like but this is not for me. Smells fruity and little girly! I am an adult not a teenager. This scent is for the younger girls.
Love it. Sweet, and aromatic, like dessert being baked. Reminds me of one of my old favorites, Pi by Givenchy, but doesn't last as long.
I enjoyed this scent a great deal. Subtle scent but very pleasant.
Filed under G
This smelled so bad that I considered cancelling my subscription. I put this directly into the trash dumpster!!!
It's definitely almond, but has a strong powdery note that I don't love. It's a pleasant scent and quite inoffensive, but the powdery note tickles my nose more than I'd like so I don't wear it often.
Great for everyday
I love this for the office environment. This is not a unisex fragrance. It is very feminine. It is sweet but not immature. You can smell the cherries but it does not overpower the almond. This is good to wear around new people when you don't know if they have a sensitivity to perfume because it is very subtle....like the way you can smell someone's shampoo.
Smells good, but a little alcohol-y
This smells amazing like almonds and something sweeter, but at first spray it is a little alcohol-y.
Sophisticated almond, but doesn't project and doesn't last
Something like walking around for a couple hours with a paper cone of roasted, salted caramelized almonds, fresh from the vendor. Unfortunately, like the almonds, this scent doesn't last. It dissipates rather quickly. I'm considering using this as a layering scent with vanilla or something like Prada Candy, which might overwhelm it. It's a shame it doesn't last longer because it smells so delicious, not terribly sweet, a bit salty and a bit of musk, which is pleasant and warm.
Warm and very soft
Smells great but doesn’t last
Not like jergens
I have nostalgia for the old cherry almond jergens lotion. This is not that. It's also not sweet like any of the other reviews say to my nose. It is reminiscent of a candle that's been sitting in a drawer at your grandmother's house for 30+ years that probably smelled like almonds in the 70s.
This is a beautifully sweet almond smell. Not too heavy. Smells edible.
Loved this scent very warm and simple
Not what I expected
I want to give this a 3.5 star review. Not at all what I hoped for, but not terrible. The almond is almost imperceptible. I was hoping for a buttery, sweet almond, but there is a foamy, soapy scent with a slight nuttiness. Faintest hint of a "cashmere" scent like Donna Karan. Dry down is better. Scent is growing on me, but I avoid it if I feel a headache.
This scent is light and sweet, but also lasts all day long. More than anything I'm really impressed with its staying power. I smell almonds on my wrist all day long.
I love this scent. It is perfect for fall with smells of baking.
It smells so wonderful. I wish it lasted a bit longer, but I love it while It lasts.
Lasts all day and smells delicious
luv the scent almost up there with yogini
upon first spray liked it, dosent smell like raoch powder like grandma would say lol
a calm sweet
I like this for when I don't want my scent to be super strong and i want a mild sweetness. It is light and nutty and I love it.
This was soooo good. Very soft and warm. Not overly musky at all. Lasted a solid 6+ hours. Lingered a bit, but softened up.
I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. It’s a soft almond scent and not musky at all.
Love this scent. Reminds me of almond cookies but also smells a bit like baby powder. Sounds weird but the combo us wonderful.
Very artificial scent
I am always on the lookout for a nice almond scent, but I was disappointed in this. To me this scent was very artificial and unpleasant.
Barely smell it
It was like a bottle of water with a hint of cherry almond essence...I could barely smell it and it had no staying power.
I love almond scents. This is beautiful. I smell a light almond and it's very pretty, but it doesn't last long at all.
Sweet and kind of “ bakery” smell
Not bad but not quite what I expected. Hi definitely smell the almond but this fragrance is a bit sweet, it reminds me of almond cookies, or maybe a room almond spray. Not terrible so I’ll wear it for every day but I wouldn’t buy a bottle or this. A bit too sweet for my taste.
I actually didn't like it right away. After it settled in i actually enjoyed it.
Not my cup of tea.
A bit more girly than i would wear
Not overly liked ...more of a perfume than a cologne
One of my favorites
I love the almond scent. Usually it's too sweet or musky, but this one is just right.!
Not as good as I expected. I can smell the cherry but it's soapy and really light. There's a bit of salt and almond but the tonka doesn't show up until the very dry down.
Very useful descriptions, thank you!
Wonderful and Complex
Great combination of sultry and fresh scents. Wonderful
Every day scent
Not my favorite
I thought this would be a sure winner since I love the fragrance of Almonds and Cherries. However, it did not remind me of those 2 smells to me when I put it on my skin. I will try a few more times and see what might happen.
Sweet but strong
The scent is heavenly, very sweet and warm. It’s a bit too heavy for me. It’s best once it’s had an hour or so to evaporate.
Lovely near-gourmand scent!
This scent--to me--is exactly as it's described here. The almond is prominent, but not overpowering. The musk is definitely the least prominent (which is good for me, I'm not a huge fan of musk). The cherries pop through in the first few moments as the scent settles down. The tonka bean helps keep the almond creamy, and lets the scent lean more gourmand. My only criticism is the sillage; I find myself having to reapply the scent another two or three times throughout an entire day (morning to night).
Excellent Almond Scent
I was looking for a simple almond fragrance, and this is definitely it. I love the smell of almond, and this has me smelling delicious!
I like it! It's a very soft smell that smells mostly like almond with a very faint hint of cherry. I went to a spin class and sweated like crazy, but could still smell it on my shirt, so I think it lasts decently long :)
Almond stands out most for me and then a hint of cherry. Really wonderful scent! It's soft with a touch of cozy. Love the scent, but wish it lasted longer.
Not what i was hoping for!
I was pretty disappointed! I was hoping for an almond cherry smell. This has a hint of cherry with some powdery type of smell that left a bad after smell, if any of that makes sense. Feel like it is quite mature, not for me. It is not so horrible where i need to wash it off right way though, so that's good!
Luxurious Almond - Warm and Cozy
We use Yardley Oatmeal and Almond soap at our house. I just love the way it smells. And this perfume smells like a step above that. The scent is luxurious and velvety with a hint of tart cherry and a mature-ness that Yardley hand soap just doesn't match. Not overly feminine or masculine, to me this would be a delectable scent for fall or winter. It has a warmth to it that makes me want to cuddle up with a book on the couch with a warm cup of cocoa. And you can expect a decent wear time - nothing extensive to write home about - probably about 4-ish hours until you'd need to reapply. I definitely look forward to wearing it again.
i really enjoy almond scents and this one doesn't disappoint.
I did not like the scent of this product. I expected it to smell kind of like vanilla and almond, but I didn't get either of those in this. Didn't smell like almonds at all. It smelled cheap and unpleasant to me.
Soft and Sexy
This scent was one of my favorites! It was soft enough to wear to work, but sexy enough to wear on a date.
I love the smell of almond almost as much as vanilla and I was hoping for something marizpan-y with this, but it's not as sweet smellng as you might expect. It's kind of a more grown up gourmand; it's lovely and soft, and delivcious without being overpowering. I do wish it was a little stronger as it doesn't seem to last all day on me but I really like it.
This is amazing and I want to buy it. I love musk, almond and cherry! I want so excited to get this one and wasn’t disappointed.
Calm. Very Almond. Soft. Creamy. The scent is nice and has beautiful background to it.
Not for me
I was so excited to try this based on the note composition. I was extremely disappointed. This smells like a cheap cherry scented car air freshener. Not something that I want to smell like for 2 hours, which is about how long this stayed on.
Love it. Reminds me of baking sweets. Downside... it might make you hungry. Haha.
Sweet but strong
The sweet almond smell of this perfume is spot on. Unfortunately, I don't really care for extremely strong perfumes that stay that strong, and Caswell-Massey is every bit of that. I tend to spritz my perfumes in the air and walk through it to get a little less scent and better dispersal, but this perfume smells like I used it as a body spray no matter how little actually gets on me. If you're looking for a perfume that essentially smells the same hours later (in notes and in intensity), this will be a great fit for you. If you prefer something that goes on light and fades to barely there, stay far away.
Love this one - lasts all day but not very strong.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I absolutely love love love this! It smells of delicious almond buttery cookies. Lasts a solid 4 hours, which is a long time for my skin. Its warm and feminine and delicious. No regrets with this one.
This reminds me of something from my childhood. It has no alcohol smell at all, super pure, like a bit of cherry and almond. Really nice, creamy, and simple. Not strong, it’s a great day scent. Love it.
I wanted to love this scent, everything listed about its notes I thought would give an amazing fragrance. This scent is so “weak” that I couldn’t hardly notice it on my skin immediately after using it. Was nothing like I had hoped for. Maybe a preteen this would be ideal for...I’m so bummed it didn’t meet my expectations.
BAD THING: I did not like the almond oil smell at all ... It is overbearing and gave me a headache mid day ... GOOD THING: it stayed on all day long
I have been a member for well over a year and this has been my favorite pick! It is deep and luxurious, I find myself hoarding each spray. The scent lasts for hours and is so pleasant I feel myself wanting to recreate the "gain commercial" sniff, sniff hooray!!! It's Amaretto with vanilla and I will be on the hunt for a full bottle!
I love this scent. I am very particular about my perfume and this is heaven. I love it! I find myself putting it on all the time; right after a shower, when I get up and before I go to bed. I smells so much like almonds and cream. I highly recommend it.
Delicious smell-poor performer
Nutty and delicious gourmand fragrance. I get a juicy pineapple at first spray with the almond note quickly kicking in. I don’t get cherry at all in this one. I get the vanilla from Tonka in dry down and then the fragrance is gone-poof! Low Sillage and projection is very close to the skin.Longevity is less than hour on my skin, a little more on clothes. This is an EDT which I didn’t notice when I ordered (totally my fault). Eau de toilette-not as concentrated as EDP-eau de Parfum
What does EDT stand for??
I can’t stop smelling myself!! This one is my favorite yet!!