Perfume Directory

Eau du Coq (1894)
by Guerlain

Advertisement

Eau du Coq information

Year of Launch1894
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 130 votes)

People and companies

HouseGuerlain
PerfumerAimé Guerlain
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Parent Company at launchGuerlain

About Eau du Coq

Eau du Coq is a shared / unisex perfume by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 1894 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Aimé Guerlain

Reviews of Eau du Coq

This Eau caught my eye at a local Bloomingdale's fragrance counter. Along with several other Eaus from Guerlain present there, Eau du Coq received my undivided attention as I tried to fill in the blanks about them.

These are the notes within the fragrance triangle:
Top notes = orange, citruses, neroli, bergamot and lemon
Middle notes = patchouli, lavender and jasmine
Base notes = sandalwood and oakmoss

Eau du Coq is a spicy, citrus aromatic fashioned about the eau de cologne style of scents that have been around for centuries. Like Eau de Guerlain (which is a sharper take), Eau du Coq is loaded with citrus fruit juiciness and neroli flower - an eau de cologne characteristic - tempered down by aromatic lavender, patchouli, and
exotic jasmine flower. Earthy oak moss along with slight residues of creamy warm sandalwood round out Eau du Coq.

The result is an eau de cologne with a slightly herbal edge, thanks to lavender. I can understand how some would say that this scent resembles Guerlain's "Jicky" - a lavender-loaded perfume also made by perfumer Aimé Guerlain. Overall, it is a fairly distinct experience that is several steps more than an eau de cologne.
22nd September, 2018
A traditional eau de cologne with a difference.

Let us remember that in 1894 many people in the world did not wash daily, some not even weekly, and that eau de colognes would be sponged all over one's body to remove natural odors.

This begins with a blast of citrus accompanied by a peppery element that grounds it and gives it character. The lavender is subtle and adds to the feeling of gravitas. We have walked from the orchard into the garden, but our path now weaves in and out of both plots. We can smell the fresh citrus as the sun hits the peels, but also the fresh florals and herbs.

A unique and beautiful addition to the world of citrus scents. Highly recommended.
17th November, 2015
Genre: Citrus

I don’t always agree with perfume critic Luca Turin’s assessment of a scent, but for accuracy and concision it’s hard to improve on his description of Eau de Cologne du Coq: “A good cologne with a drop of Jicky in it.” I’m inclined to go one step further and call it a great eau de Cologne with a drop of Jicky in it. It’s not only my favorite of the Guerlain citruses I’ve tried to date, but by dint of composition the most characteristic of the house as well.

Eau de Cologne du Coq opens on a flourish of brilliantly realistic citrus seasoned with a bouquet of savory herbs that seems to include basil or tarragon, along with lemon thyme. A bit of indolic orange blossom rounds out the eau de Cologne formula, while a gentle, sweet lavender, a dab of vanilla, and just the barest hint of civet apply the Guerlain stamp – and incidentally conjure Jicky in the process. There’s even something resembling a drydown, with vanilla and that bit of civet hanging on after the rest is gone. It’s all over in an hour or so, but it does say “Eau de Cologne” right on the label, and I’d be churlish to expect more. With its aromatic flavor and animalic warmth, Eau de Cologne du Coq is less of a traditional cologne formula than Imperial or Eau de Guerlain. It’s also far less floral in content than the beautiful Eau de Fleurs de Cédrat. I recommend it with enthusiasm to anyone who seeks a citrus with distinct personality, provided the limited longevity is not a problem.
13th June, 2014
This EdC is pretty fizzy, with a lot of the type of sappy lemon that doesn't stand up and rub its peel in your face. It goes through a minute or so of surprising weakness right at the beginning, maybe while the alcohol initially covers some of the notes, so be prepared for this. Even after this phase, I thought I hadn't sprayed enough, so I did some more and I now realize that the stuff is just inherently weak, even for an EdC. I like the sharp intensity and brightness of what little scent it provides, but I've encountered plenty of stronger EdCs with beautifully appealing scents. In the end, you're left with nothing. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, and conclude that the weakness stems from their using all natural ingredients, but I could just go buy a $5 bottle of 4711 instead. (Already did!)
30th June, 2011
JonB Show all reviews
United States
Nice citrus topnotes, but sorry, too floral and feminine in the heart notes. I don't feel comfortable enough to wear this in public, so I've got to give it a thumbs down.
08th April, 2011
Eau du Coq (interesting name) is an AWESOME classic eau. It takes the classic formula (think 4711 or Chanel Eau de Cologne) and gives a more herbal, peppery character, but the citrus and big fat neroli are still right there. It dries down to a a nice mossy/woody base that stays close to the skin.

I actually really like this Eaux, because it lasts a few hours on me before finally dissipating. Although, it doesn't beat Eau de Guerlain in my book.

EDIT: Luca Turin calls Eau du Coq, "A good cologne with a drop of Jicky in it". Well, I don't smell anything animalic (perhaps a very slight piss note), and I don't smell any lavender or vanilla. Anyway, if you like Eau du Coq, buy a couple bottles and douse yourself in it because that's what they're meant for :)
23rd March, 2011 (last edited: 24th March, 2011)

Add your review of Eau du Coq

You need to be logged in to add a review

Shop for Eau du Coq products online

Search for on eBay

EAU DE COLOGNE DU COQ SPRAY BY GUERLAIN 100 ML / 3.4 OZ.(T)

$54.50
End Date: Saturday Jan-19-2019 7:06:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $54.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


DU COQ GUERLAIN 2.5 OZ / 75 ML EAU DE COLOGNE SPRAY VINTAGE RARE HTF

$16.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jan-19-2019 15:27:48 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list


Du Coq by Guerlain Eau de Cologne Spray 3.4 oz

$34.00
End Date: Sunday Jan-20-2019 7:28:48 PST
Buy It Now for only: $34.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Colonia para hombre Du Coq by Guerlain Eau De Cologne Spray 3.4 oz 100ml men

$40.50
End Date: Sunday Jan-20-2019 9:02:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $40.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Authentic Du Coq Cologne By Guerlain EDC Spray 3.4 For Men

$58.70
End Date: Sunday Jan-20-2019 11:29:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $58.70
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Du Coq by Guerlain Eau De Cologne Spray 3.4 oz For Men

$46.35
End Date: Tuesday Jan-22-2019 0:52:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $46.35
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Du Coq by Guerlain Eau De Cologne Spray 3.4 oz for Men

$44.99
End Date: Tuesday Jan-22-2019 11:44:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $44.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Du Coq by Guerlain for Men 1.7 oz Eau de Cologne Spray Brand New

$49.95
End Date: Tuesday Jan-22-2019 19:30:18 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Du Coq by Guerlain for Men 3.4 oz Eau de Cologne Spray Brand New

$42.50
End Date: Tuesday Jan-22-2019 21:12:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $42.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Du Coq by Guerlain Eau De Cologne Spray 3.4 oz for Men

$51.24
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 8:29:49 PST
Buy It Now for only: $51.24
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


~Du Coq ~ Vintage by Guerlain Men Cologne 3.4 oz Eau De Cologne Spray NIB Rare

$95.58
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 13:33:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $95.58
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Du Coq by Guerlain 6.8 oz Eau de Cologne Splash Flacon NIB RARE

$115.80
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 16:20:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $115.80
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Guerlain Eau Du Coq Eau de Toilette 3.4oz

$24.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 19:04:31 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list


Du Coq by Guerlain For Men 3.3 oz Eau de Cologne Spray New In Box Sealed

$45.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 21:41:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Du Coq 3.4 Oz Eau De Cologne Spray By Guerlain Cologne For Men

$60.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 23:20:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


Member images of Eau du Coq

There are no member images of Eau du Coq yet. Why not be the first?

You need to log in or register to upload images

Private Notes

You need to be logged in (or register here) to use Private Notes.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Perfumes launched in the same year as Eau du Coq (1894)