Chanel Les Exclusifs Sycomore

  1. odysseusm
    Notes: vetiver, sandalwood, cypress, juniper, pink pepper.
    Oh my, this is a very, very fine scent.
    If you have any interest at all in vetiver, then you must try this.
    The scent starts with beautiful wood notes, along with the haunting traces of smoke from a distant fire. The combination is irresistible and lovely. At this point, the scent reminds me of Cartier's Declaration -- grassy, woody, but arguably leaner and drier which suits me. Those grassy woody notes are from the vetiver, perhaps in combination with cypress. Any scent with a good cypress note gets my commendation and this has that. I love the style: austere, intriguing, introspective yet at the same time warm and attractive. Not at all sweet or heavy, everything is handled with a light but sure touch. The juniper and cypress give a resinous or coniferous brightness from time to time. The scent settles into a very satisfying vetiver: lean and bright, and it wears well.
  2. MonkeyBars
    Don't forget the sandalwood! It's in perfect balance with all that vetiver. Great juice. The aldehydes give it a special shimmery glow. I don't find it that wearable for me personally, but it's a fine, fine composition. Thanks for bringing it up ody.
  3. odysseusm
    Thanks for that reminder, MonkeyBars. It is a complex scent, there are so many elements to consider. The next time I wear it, I'll concentrate on the sandalwood and offer another comment.
  4. bigboyadamj
    I couldn't agree more with your analysis of this wonderful scent, Ody. It is, without a doubt, my best blind buy ever. I don't wear it often, but when I do, it is pure olfactory joy!

    I must thank you, Ody. I had heard Sycomore mentioned here and there...your description of the scent compelled me to buy it. Boy, am I glad I did!
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