Better than I expected. I honestly bought for three reasons: (1) wanted a new fall fragrance (2) there’s a sperm whale on the label, and (3) I Ruddy Man grooming does the best job on my beard. I have and use several brands but I truly believe Ruddy is the best. Very nice nuanced essence. Very happy with this one.
I love the scent and my wife loves it even more. Any product from Ruddy man is amazing and will always use. They have a customer for life
Full disclosure, Essex was originally a beast-yourself Ruddy custom Jimmy was working on with me. He liked it so much, that he gave it a spot on the Fall line, as he wanted everyone to have access to Essex. What burst forth screams Fall in such a unique way I can't urge you enough to make this part of your Fall/all-Year rotation. Jimmy perfectly captures the robust aroma of New England's changing seasons, with the time honored romanticism of coastal Fall. The cranberry tobacco plays strong as it mixes throughout the day with the Fall leaves and lantern smoke. The sea salt air completes this voyage as it gives a long lasting sense of calm, and masculine adventure. This scent is amazing. Thank you Jimmy for bringing this to us all.