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Eau de Cologne (2007)
by Chanel


Eau de Cologne information

Year of Launch2007
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 153 votes)

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PerfumerJacques Polge
Parent CompanyWertheimer

About Eau de Cologne

One of six new fragrances for Chanel's "Les Exclusifs" range created by Chanel master perfumer Jacques Polge.

Eau de Cologne fragrance notes

Reviews of Eau de Cologne

Brilliant but beware you can only get acceptable longevity by spraying on clothes. Skin will eat this fragrance up very quickly
30th October, 2015
A wonderfully uplifting experience, Chanelís masterful Eau de Cologne is simply a very brief burst of supremely beautiful citrus freshness on a light musky base with a few, hardly detectable, spices thrown in. Very simple, green, and elegant. The opening delivers a sparkling citrus from a mix of very high-quality essentials oils: aromatic bergamot and sour-fresh lemon along with notes of floral-green neroli and petitgrain to add balance and soften the acidity. A difficult problem with classic and classic-style eaux de cologne is how to ground the fleeting citrus freshness in a base that in itself does not turn ďdustyĒ or dull in comparison. Where many others might add herbs or other more sturdy aromatics, Chanelís Eau de Cologne solves the problem masterfully with a lightly spiced musk. The result is a flawless, luxurious, and inspired eau de cologne.
As most previous reviewers have pointed out (often with noticeable irritation), this fragrance disappears very quickly. Given its price point, genre, short longevity and very limited projection, this cologne may well sound redundant and overly decadent. It is not; as far as classic-style citrus colognes are concerned, it really doesnít get any better than this, and using more is the way to go. This is probably the only case where the 200 ml Les Exclusifs bottle makes perfect practical sense: apply generously, and you simply cannot go wrong with this one.
02nd August, 2015
Genre: Citrus

It's Eau de Cologne. The lemon is exceptionally tart, the herbs smell very natural, and it lasts all of 30 minutes. Max. Perhaps Iím being churlish, but Eau de Guerlain smells just as good, lasts twice as long, and costs a whole lot less.
13th June, 2014
A burst of neroli, then bergamot, then rich lemon. sweet and refined, underscored by a subtle lime.

An excellent Eau de Cologne, but there are others out there as fine, hence the neutral rating. The cost is way out of proportion to its value, compared with other achievements in this line.

Silage is slight and like any of this type of scent, the longevity is at most an hour or two. It is not meant as a day long scent, having the purpose only to delight the wearer for a short time, with the light structure of a lotion.

Very nice, but not worth the price.

16th January, 2014
Gary F Show all reviews
United States
Almost Perfect!

I've been trying about a dozen or so Chanel samples that I ordered a few weeks ago, and this is one of two so far of which I will be purchasing a FB. It is a wonderful, rich lemon, but "bright" where Allure homme edition blanche is "creamy". A perfect summer fragrance. It seems that I got better longevity than most on here, but a bit longer would have bumped it up to 5 stars for me. A wonderful fragrance!

Pros: Light and Rich at the Same Time
Cons: Below Average Longevity for the Price

06th July, 2013
drseid Show all reviews
United States
Love The Scent, Hate The Longevity...

Eau de Cologne opens with sharp nose tingling lemon citrus with hints of supporting lime before the sharpness quickly fades as the fragrance transitions to its heart after less than 10 seconds. During the early heart the presentation turns to a clean fresh orange flower and green petitgrain tandem as its co-stars. The fragrance profile remains quite constant through the rest of its relatively brief life-cycle, with no change in the late dry-down to speak of. Projection is minimal with the fragrance almost a skin scent and longevity is relatively poor at about 4 hours on skin.

The sharp smelling sour lemon open to Eau de Cologne is almost aldehyde-like in its nose burning intensity, but it is one of the best presentations of natural lemon in a fragrance I have sniffed to date. After the all too brief lemon fades, the structure turns into that of classic Eau de Cologne all the way with its orange flower and green petitgrain tandem, though the execution in this particular one is flawless. I find it hard to grade Eau de Cologne because for what it is I can't find any faults with the composition but the problem for me is in the classic Eau de Cologne structure itself (or lack thereof). The fragrance goes through its entire linear life-cycle so quickly that while I love what I smell while it lasts, it fades all too soon and requires reapplying every three to four hours (and that is on fragrance friendly skin to boot). The bottom line is the $130 per 75ml bottle Eau de Cologne smells excellent and earns a solid 4 star out of 5 rating that would be higher if others did not exist with more tenacity and a similar quality profile at lower prices like my reference EdC, Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain.

Pros: Very natural lemon open, superb overall fragrance profile with flawless execution.
Cons: Terrible performance metrics and simplistic linear classic cologne structure.

29th June, 2013

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