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Cabotine (1990)
by Grès


Cabotine information

Year of Launch1990
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 198 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerJean-Claude Delville
PackagingThierry Lecoule
Parent CompanyDenz > Art & Fragrance
Parent Company at launchLamotte Taurelle

About Cabotine

Cabotine is a feminine perfume by Grès. The scent was launched in 1990 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean-Claude Delville. The bottle was designed by Thierry Lecoule

Cabotine fragrance notes

Reviews of Cabotine

katieb Show all reviews
United States
On me, it smells like Poison Tendre by Dior. Love it!
28th August, 2017
Evil in a bottle. The notes look non-threatening, but don't be fooled. It's a trap. It's like an icepick in the eye followed by slow poisoning.
03rd January, 2017
Goodness, I never thought I would experience this kind of "fragrance".

I always liked "the different" but this just smelled like something you kill insects or plants with. No florals nor vanilla could I detect. Nothing but pain in the nostrils. This was a cheap blindbuy from the internet so I thought, why not?

No-one likes it (and I tried to give it away to many people before I gave it to charity. It will probably be there forever until someone tosses it).

I recommend this to people who wants to be left alone. This one is perfect for that. People repellent.

(Perhaps I got a really bad one, but I have to be honest with you guys. I feel sorry for leaving such a bad review, but it is the truth for this particular one. Be careful out there with Cabotine Gres!)
15th June, 2016
It reminded me of YSL Paris a little. Rose and soap and peach.
The dry down is good and floral but nothing original. Smells like a typical Bank of England smell.
27th May, 2016
This is a strange scent - Years ago I found Cabotine Gres at a scent counter. Drawn in by the fresh coriander and fresh floral tones, I kept be drawn back to testers. Now that I own it, I have mixed feelings. This scent is not for everyday, but still is enjoyable. Cabotine de Gres does not last as long as I would expect. When I feel "green and fresh" I give it a mist.
04th April, 2015
Genre: Green Floral

Cabotine exits the bottle in a flourish of very sharp, chemical, fruity floral notes and aldehydes, establishing an unfortunate air freshener vibe that the fragrance never fully manages to shed. The composition first sorts itself out into a harsh, soapy rose and ersatz carnation accord badly in need of rounding and warming. It improves over time, the rose losing some of its chemical rough edges, while woods and vanillic base notes add some much-needed textural relief.

With an hour’s wear Cabotine grows softer and prettier, reading as and aldehydic, fresh, green rose scent. Competition in this particular genre is keen, however, and Cabotine does not hold up well by comparison to scents like Alliage, Private Collection, L’Ombre dans l’Eau, and Chanel No. 19, never mind the infinitely more delicate Une Zeste de Rose and Drôle de Rose.
11th June, 2014

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