Clone Formula: Coromandel by Chanel

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.

Read more and purchase the full formula for this incredible fragrance here:

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Guido
Guido
3 months ago

I am ecstatic knowing that you are making this formula available, fantastic!

Guido
Guido
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Bought your formula just now, I have all the ingredients so that’s great, I’ll start mixing tomorrow! I am glad that I have all of your bases mixed recently, so I can incorporate them if I want to.

 

Konstantin
Konstantin
3 months ago

Excellent new formula to play with!

Can you say a few words about the difference between patchouli oil, patchouli alcohol, and patchouli acetate ( and perhaps clearwood) in terms of profile? I have the regular patchouli, clearwood and acetate but not the alcohol which is a big part of the formula here. I will experiment without the alcohol first but am curious what your thoughts on those are.

Konstantin
Konstantin
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Super – thanks for the input! I’ve ordered now some patchoulol which I didn’t have but did a simplified mix now quickly with mostly patchouli oil (not replacing all the patchoulol) and a bit of clearwood just to see how it goes.

Guido
Guido
3 months ago

The Patchouli alcohol in combination with Patchouli oil Indian all from PSH with the rest of the ingredients are magic! no hippy smell what so ever! Love at first sniff…Outstanding.
And this is only a first test of the fresh mixture, now I’ll have to be patient and wait for the macerating process.
Again: How long do you leave it before diluting, this isn’t mentioned I think in the pdf file?

Guido
Guido
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

He sure is!
I forgot to mention I’ve used Frankincense green sacra e.o from Hermitage instead of Olibanum oil.

Abdulaziz
Abdulaziz
3 months ago

I have almost all the ingredients, can’t wait to mix them! Unfortunately I don’t have Delta Damascone. Would Alpha or Beta or Total damascone be enough? and for Ambrox super can I use Ambroxan/Cetalox? Lastly, what do you recommend for % dilution?

Giomara
Giomara
3 months ago

Hi, Jamie. Does this refer to the unisex Parfum version (2019)? What are the differences between the edt / edp / parfum version (as well as concentration, of course).

Pharm_Blender
Pharm_Blender
3 months ago

I had a few grams of patchulol crystals sitting around wondering what I was going to do with them. I was excited to finally use them when I mixed up this formula. It came out amazing!!! Thanks so much for making this available. Worth every penny!

Amine sefrioui
Amine sefrioui
3 months ago

Hello, just got the formula! Is the patchoulol in the formula ,powder crystals or patchouli ultra light 65% patchoulol ?
Also is civet absolute similar to civettone or is there an alternative, or do I have to order some?

Amine sefrioui
Amine sefrioui
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Perfect, but since there is one source for patchoulol, they also sell civettone so might as well get all. Ill use sandalwood mysore, and some deer musk too. Thanks for all Jamie

amine
amine
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Hi Jamie, I still have couple questions:

For musk xylene (ambreine base), should I use a mix of muscone, velvione, deer musk, or you have better idea for a replacement?

For Patchouli, should I use Light or Dark?

All the rest is on its way from Christine!

Konstantin
Konstantin
2 months ago

I have been making variations of this formulae having started before having all ingredients (i.e. using cocoa hexenol instead of isobutavan) and this one is just such a joy to tinker with. I have 4 vials here of various version plus the original from Chanel – and it is honestly so difficult to decide what is the best of them – I think it is in these circumstances that *art direction and vision* become important – we can recreate great masterpieces but for us to improve upon them, it is not enough to have the foundation. Great lessons, Jamie! Each… Read more »

Konstantin
Konstantin
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

You like a mystery 🙂

Guido
Guido
2 months ago

I’ve used a teststrip today to study the development of this fragrance. Can’t stop sniffing it …!! It’s that good! I love patchouli, but in this fragrance it’s so well balanced, this smells of money! Very happy with this one, but I’ll let it macerate a while longer before diluting it.

Konstantin
Konstantin
2 months ago

Hi Jamie, just wondering here – isn’t the isobutovan under leveraged in your formula? I am tempted to try almost x10 given the high dosage of vanilla ingreidents and patchouli. What do you think?

Raffaello
Raffaello
2 months ago

Hi Jamie,
could i use jasmine absolute and rose damascena absolute instead of reconstructions? Do you think it could work anyway?

John
John
1 month ago

As a patchouli fanatic, I used some of my favorite dark aged patchouli here and it still came out super smooth, classy, and delicious! Love this, superb work as always Jamie (:

Amine
Amine
27 days ago

Hello Jamie, i made several versions of this to understand how different ingredients work. I want to ask you about the orange. I thought it would be bitter orange but it wasnt. Sweet works fine, but online it says bitter orange as a note. Is it really the bitter one, or do the other top notes blend with the sweet orange for an overall bitter orange note? Thanks

Jomara
Jomara
15 days ago

I made two batches that have been macerating for a few months, in the second I added a touch of Oud Assafi, Rose de Mai abs. and Civette abs.: incredibly beautiful. Perhaps the oud has shifted it towards the more masculine side (although I think masculine/feminine in perfumes does not count anything – I often wear a dilution of pure Bulgarian Rose Otto). Great work, James. 🙂

Jomara
Jomara
15 days ago
Reply to  Jomara

Edit: I will dilute it at 40% extrait in food grade alcohol that I prefixed with a very small touch of benzoin. It will be a “bomb” 🙂

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