Sycomore.... smells like the Playboy Mansion's sheets after a wild Saturday Night

    Sycomore.... smells like the Playboy Mansion's sheets after a wild Saturday Night

    post #1 of 32
    Thread Starter 

    Everyone raves about Chanel Sycomore.  It's the PULP FICTION of fragrances.  It's the penultimate vetiver, they say.  .

     

    How lucky I was to get a sample, then.

    I knew exactly what to expect having tried Diptyque Vetiverio, Jo Malone Vetiver, Guerlain Vetiver, Atelier Vetiver Fatal, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Goutal Vetiver, and Creed Original Vetiver.  

     

    As I said, I knew what to expect.  Right?  Wrong.  

    I smell skanky, but in a fond way.  I'm transported back to my younger years when Saturdays were spent all day in bed with my girlfriend, the air redolent with intimate aromas.

     

    Organic.  That's my delicate way to describe the odd blending of ball sweat, musk, and woman's juices.  But incredibly fresh ball sweat, musk and woman's juices.  Sycomore is the smell of men and women commingling in passion.  It's the Playboy Mansion laundry room after the Saturday night party.  It's the AVN Awards in Vegas, but at the Bellagio, not Circus Circus

     

    This is not a work scent.  Unless you want to exude something not quite corporate.

    post #2 of 32
    It has worked fine for me in many varied social situations including my own company work environment with no problems whatsoever. Perhaps everyone just has different experiences.
    post #3 of 32
    Thread Starter 

    Did not mean to offend.  

    And I'm not saying that it's a bad scent.  I like smelling like a sexy afternoon.

    But this is not a blind buy, no sirree.

     

    For starters, it's in no way shape or form similar to the other vetivers I've tried.  Those have a citrus or soapy element.  This is waaaay different, it's (insert synonym here): earthy, rooty, mulchy, organic.

     

    Please remember: I'm a newbie.  I have less sophisticated and experienced fragrance history.

    But coming from outside, with a fresh pair of nostrils, I will say that this is a scent not to be taken lightly.  

     

    I am going to try it again.  Right now, I believe that I would where Sycomore at very special occasions.  Not everyday 

    post #4 of 32

    there is perhaps a faint Cannabis note...

    post #5 of 32
    Thread Starter 

    Cannabis?  I wouldn't know what that smells like.

     

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    post #6 of 32

    Cannabis and fresh ball sweat ... are those the top notes or base notes?

    post #7 of 32
    I don't smell skank, or bedsheets, or post-party smells. To me, Chanel Sycomore is very clean, very clear, and elegant. Slightly bitter.
    post #8 of 32
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    Originally Posted by Happyguy View Post

    Everyone raves about Chanel Sycomore.  It's the PULP FICTION of fragrances.  It's the penultimate vetiver, they say.  .

     

    How lucky I was to get a sample, then.

    I knew exactly what to expect having tried Diptyque Vetiverio, Jo Malone Vetiver, Guerlain Vetiver, Atelier Vetiver Fatal, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Goutal Vetiver, and Creed Original Vetiver.  

     

    As I said, I knew what to expect.  Right?  Wrong.  

    I smell skanky, but in a fond way.  I'm transported back to my younger years when Saturdays were spent all day in bed with my girlfriend, the air redolent with intimate aromas.

     

     

    This one is on my list of woody scents to try, lol.  Now I will never get this thread out of my mind when my sample comes.

    post #9 of 32

    When I was a kid we used to have a Sycamore tree up the road. It dropped those balls of seeds and we'd squish them up and scatter them. Chanel Sycomore smells uncannily like those seeds to me. I have to believe it was intentional! 

    post #10 of 32
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylor View Post

    Cannabis and fresh ball sweat ... are those the top notes or base notes?

    LOL
    post #11 of 32

    It's cool, smooth and smoky. I really don't think there are any animalics in there, and think you're safe to wear it in any situation without worrying.

    post #12 of 32
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    Originally Posted by saminlondon View Post

    It's cool, smooth and smoky. I really don't think there are any animalics in there, and think you're safe to wear it in any situation without worrying.



    I agree. Have never experienced anything animalic from Sycomore and it probably my best work scent. An anytime/anywhere type of scent.


    If you're looking for something more animalic try, Musc Khoublai Khan, Leather Oud, or Absolue pour le Soir.
    post #13 of 32
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    Originally Posted by SirNosebleed View Post

    there is perhaps a faint Cannabis note...

    ... definitely. :-)

    post #14 of 32

    I get a smokey rich vetiver - perfect for work. I have never thought of it as skanky or even sexy - nor has anyone who has commented on it. It has certainly garnered compliments but not the suggestive kind - and I'm nearly through my 200ml bottle.  I haven't worn it for a few months, so tomorrow I will wear it with fresh expectations!!

    post #15 of 32
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Happyguy View Post
    That's my delicate way to describe the odd blending of ball sweat, musk, and woman's juices.  But incredibly fresh ball sweat, musk and woman's juices.  

     

    If you say so...

    post #16 of 32
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    Originally Posted by Happyguy View Post



    Organic.  That's my delicate way to describe ....
    maybe should have stopped there.
    post #17 of 32
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    Originally Posted by Happyguy View Post


    For starters, it's in no way shape or form similar to the other vetivers I've tried.  Those have a citrus or soapy element.  This is waaaay different, it's (insert synonym here): earthy, rooty, mulchy, organic.

    As you noted, the Vetiver perfumes you are used to are more citrus and soapy. Sycomore is much smokier than these. If you are not used to that or was not expecting this from Sycomore, I can understand you being taken aback a little.

    If this is one you are able to like and appreciate, then at some point, start exploring others that are even more smoky and rootier.

    If you would prefer the more citrus aspect, you may want to look at TDC Sel de Vetiver.
    post #18 of 32

    8/6/13 at 7:45pm

    Happyguy said:



    Everyone raves about Chanel Sycomore.  It's the PULP FICTION of fragrances.  It's the penultimate vetiver, they say.  .

     

    How lucky I was to get a sample, then.

    I knew exactly what to expect having tried Diptyque Vetiverio, Jo Malone Vetiver, Guerlain Vetiver, Atelier Vetiver Fatal, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Goutal Vetiver, and Creed Original Vetiver.  

     

    As I said, I knew what to expect.  Right?  Wrong.  

    I smell skanky, but in a fond way.  I'm transported back to my younger years when Saturdays were spent all day in bed with my girlfriend, the air redolent with intimate aromas.

     

    Organic.  That's my delicate way to describe the odd blending of ball sweat, musk, and woman's juices.  But incredibly fresh ball sweat, musk and woman's juices.  Sycomore is the smell of men and women commingling in passion.  It's the Playboy Mansion laundry room after the Saturday night party.  It's the AVN Awards in Vegas, but at the Bellagio, not Circus Circus

     

    This is not a work scent.  Unless you want to exude something not quite corporate.

    8/6/13 at 7:50pm

    hednic said:



    It has worked fine for me in many varied social situations including my own company work environment with no problems whatsoever. Perhaps everyone just has different experiences.

    8/6/13 at 8:26pm

    Happyguy said:



    Did not mean to offend.  

    And I'm not saying that it's a bad scent.  I like smelling like a sexy afternoon.

    But this is not a blind buy, no sirree.

     

    For starters, it's in no way shape or form similar to the other vetivers I've tried.  Those have a citrus or soapy element.  This is waaaay different, it's (insert synonym here): earthy, rooty, mulchy, organic.

     

    Please remember: I'm a newbie.  I have less sophisticated and experienced fragrance history.

    But coming from outside, with a fresh pair of nostrils, I will say that this is a scent not to be taken lightly.  

     

    I am going to try it again.  Right now, I believe that I would where Sycomore at very special occasions.  Not everyday 

    8/6/13 at 8:44pm

    SirNosebleed said:



    there is perhaps a faint Cannabis note...

    8/6/13 at 8:47pm

    Happyguy said:



    Cannabis?  I wouldn't know what that smells like.

     

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    8/6/13 at 9:09pm

    naylor said:



    Cannabis and fresh ball sweat ... are those the top notes or base notes?

    8/6/13 at 9:10pm

    VintagePoison said:



    I don't smell skank, or bedsheets, or post-party smells. To me, Chanel Sycomore is very clean, very clear, and elegant. Slightly bitter.

    8/6/13 at 9:43pm

    KimmyMcG said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Happyguy View Post

    Everyone raves about Chanel Sycomore.  It's the PULP FICTION of fragrances.  It's the penultimate vetiver, they say.  .

     

    How lucky I was to get a sample, then.

    I knew exactly what to expect having tried Diptyque Vetiverio, Jo Malone Vetiver, Guerlain Vetiver, Atelier Vetiver Fatal, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Goutal Vetiver, and Creed Original Vetiver.  

     

    As I said, I knew what to expect.  Right?  Wrong.  

    I smell skanky, but in a fond way.  I'm transported back to my younger years when Saturdays were spent all day in bed with my girlfriend, the air redolent with intimate aromas.

     

     

    This one is on my list of woody scents to try, lol.  Now I will never get this thread out of my mind when my sample comes.

    8/6/13 at 9:48pm

    Kagey said:



    When I was a kid we used to have a Sycamore tree up the road. It dropped those balls of seeds and we'd squish them up and scatter them. Chanel Sycomore smells uncannily like those seeds to me. I have to believe it was intentional! 

    8/6/13 at 10:37pm

    Happyguy said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by naylor View Post

    Cannabis and fresh ball sweat ... are those the top notes or base notes?

    LOL

    8/7/13 at 1:09am

    saminlondon said:



    It's cool, smooth and smoky. I really don't think there are any animalics in there, and think you're safe to wear it in any situation without worrying.

    8/7/13 at 1:30am

    Mick_Trick said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by saminlondon View Post

    It's cool, smooth and smoky. I really don't think there are any animalics in there, and think you're safe to wear it in any situation without worrying.



    I agree. Have never experienced anything animalic from Sycomore and it probably my best work scent. An anytime/anywhere type of scent.


    If you're looking for something more animalic try, Musc Khoublai Khan, Leather Oud, or Absolue pour le Soir.

    8/7/13 at 1:30am

    Eule said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SirNosebleed View Post

    there is perhaps a faint Cannabis note...

    ... definitely. :-)

    8/7/13 at 2:30am

    Sparky said:



    I get a smokey rich vetiver - perfect for work. I have never thought of it as skanky or even sexy - nor has anyone who has commented on it. It has certainly garnered compliments but not the suggestive kind - and I'm nearly through my 200ml bottle.  I haven't worn it for a few months, so tomorrow I will wear it with fresh expectations!!

    8/7/13 at 3:36am

    noirdrakkar said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Happyguy View Post
    That's my delicate way to describe the odd blending of ball sweat, musk, and woman's juices.  But incredibly fresh ball sweat, musk and woman's juices.  

     

    If you say so...

    8/7/13 at 4:54am

    james1051 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Happyguy View Post



    Organic.  That's my delicate way to describe ....
    maybe should have stopped there.

    8/7/13 at 7:29am

    PalmBeach said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Happyguy View Post


    For starters, it's in no way shape or form similar to the other vetivers I've tried.  Those have a citrus or soapy element.  This is waaaay different, it's (insert synonym here): earthy, rooty, mulchy, organic.

    As you noted, the Vetiver perfumes you are used to are more citrus and soapy. Sycomore is much smokier than these. If you are not used to that or was not expecting this from Sycomore, I can understand you being taken aback a little.

    If this is one you are able to like and appreciate, then at some point, start exploring others that are even more smoky and rootier.

    If you would prefer the more citrus aspect, you may want to look at TDC Sel de Vetiver.