Coromandel from the Chanel Exclusives range is arguably the greatest Chanel fragrance since No 5 was launched in the 1921. This is the yard stick by which all patchouli-overdose fragrances should be measured. A masterpiece. This formula re-creates Coromandel with links to alternative cheaper ingredients and an amber base formula included.
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The first fragrance of the house of Dana was Tabu, created by Jean Carles in 1932. Jean Carles was well known for his wonderful creations made of unusual materials. Before creating Tabu, he was instructed to make a fragrance for a whore (‘un parfum de puta’). Thus, Tabu was created, sensual and shocking.
Coco by Chanel is an Oriental Spicy fragrance for women (but these days perfectly good for men also). Coco Eau de Parfum was launched in 1984 and was the first Eau de Parfum strength fragrance ever created specifically to be perfect at twenty percent dilution. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Polge. This formula …
Chypre by Coty is one of the most important works of fragrance art in history. It inspired thousands of new fragrances and continues to do so today, and it was a nod, in its own time, to the long-lost scent of powdered wigs and the drawing rooms of the European Gentry of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The content of M7 encompasses assorted trees and raw, odorous plants. The composition begins with elegant citrus notes of Italian bergamot, Sicilian mandarin and rosemary. The warm heart contains an excellent replica of one of the most expensive components: Agarwood, followed by vetiver. The perfume closes with a soft ambergris trail and musky notes.
Patou Pour Homme Privé is my signature fragrance, I have spent untold hours wearing this scent and considering its many nuances. I have bought numerous bottles at great cost (of both the eau de toilette and aftershave) and have had more than one GCMS analysis performed. This “clone” formula of Patou Pour Homme Privé is out of this world and, should you wish to play around with the data yourself, it makes a great starting point for experimentation.
This formula is now available only as a one-off purchase. If you previously had access via Patreon, feel free to email me and I will supply you with a copy for free. Green Irish Tweed is one of the most brilliantly constructed green fougere type fragrances ever created. In this, my version, I am including …