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Eau Cendrée (1974)
by Jacomo


Eau Cendrée information

Year of Launch1974
Average Rating
(based on 15 votes)

People and companies

PackagingPierre Dinand
Parent CompanySarbec
Parent Company at launchMartell

About Eau Cendrée

Eau Cendrée is a masculine fragrance by Jacomo. The scent was launched in 1974 and the bottle was designed by Pierre Dinand

Eau Cendrée fragrance notes

Reviews of Eau Cendrée

I once blind-bought a scent by Johnston & Murphy which turned out to be quite pleasant. It was a cinnamon, lavender, tonka, and dried, almost burning, leaves concoction with decent longevity. It was a little too powdery and the top faded too fast, and since I'd found it I had always wished there existed a stronger, crisper iteration. Well, here it is (and has been).

Eau Cendree is a pretty and sturdy woody-herbal scent featuring a wonderful blend of carnation, coriander and petitgrain. It smells like a semi-sweet herb garden in Autumn. Decent longevity and projection, and the base smells cozy as a Fall sweater. Just dynamite work here, all around.
03rd December, 2015
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Coriander, citrus and traditional lavender make for a nice opening, in a classic way freshened up in the drydown by a well-made petitgrain being added. A more flowery phase, with carnation dominating on my skin, has a green component attached to it. So far this is a delightful composition, but now, moving into to base notes, this scent achieves truly magnificent heights. A superb sandalwood in junction with an extraordinarily characterful patchouli are merging with the rest, resulting in a glowing, rich and intense note of nigh-amber characteristics. Fleeting memories of Balenciaga pH and, mostly, of Cigalia, come to mind. This is top class, smooth, perfectly blended with very good silage and projection. Longevity is superb with nearly eleven hours. My favourite Jacomo, great in autumn.
26th January, 2014
I started to wear Eau cendrée when I could not find Monsieur Rochas anymore. Both fragrances had the same type of warm spiciness but Eau cendrée was a little less sweet than Monsieur Rochas and somewhat woodier. I miss both fragrances. If I live to be a hundred years old, I shall never understand why perfume companies stopped producing such great fragrances while they keep flooding the market with unimaginative, nondescript, cheap, vulgar and loud fragrances that end up smelling all the same.
18th January, 2012
Such a shame this beautiful fragrance has been discontinued and is now so hard to find,though I have seen a few bottles on Ebay but not in the original cube flacons.I used to work for Parfums Jacomo in Harrods many years ago and Eau Cendree was my personal favourite.The coriander and carnation notes were very distinct,very unusual in it's day.
24th November, 2007
vadim Show all reviews
Russian Federation
A rich and warm citric/aromatic chypre, unhurried and with an unmistakable vintage feel that's a bit past its prime, along the lines of Lanvin Monsieur. Nice, but lacks the extra twist to raise it above some of its more adventurous contemporaries.
13th March, 2007
My all-time favourite evening fragrance. My wife's favourite also. Deep and assertive, yet soft and enveloping. Women never, ever, fail to notice. A signature fragrance. Wore it first when I was 18,33 years ago. Had to without for decades, but have managed to score four bottles over the last two years. Capucci : please, please, bring it back.
28th March, 2006

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