My wife once came home with Cabotine by Grès and wore it a couple of times. She likes it, but I find that this perfume has an overpowering chemical smell, not at all pleasant but rather bordering on nauseating. In fact, I hid the bottle in the corner in the back of her wardrobe so that she would stop wearing it. When she found the bottle, a couple of months later, she gave it to her mother, who didn't like it (The father in law was lucky). The only perfume that I disliked more is Cartier De Lune. I wonder whether they share an ingredient for which I happen to be much more sensitive than other people.
Cabotine by Grès, 1990
Rated #496 in Fragrances
Once I was given a huge tester of this which kept me in Cabotine for quite some time. It starts out extremely green and kind of sharp, then mellows down to a fresh green/floral. I didn't get any of the fruit on this, but I know its in there. I don't understand the bottle, however. It is quite original, but what is the green thing on the top? A cabbage?
it is very clean like soap.it is not very feminine at first but it becomes soft and floral in several hours.most people i know doesn't like it but i do.
To my nose an extremely green- bordering on citrus- white floral. It's as though you gathered up all the cuttings from a florists' floor and made the scent from that rather than the blossoms. It's very "stemmy". The fruit and base notes combine to make an unmistakable female scent. The right amount on the right woman with the right chemistry would be...just right! Anyone else, especially a man, should probably stay away. It seems Cabotine if overapplied could be much too overpowering. Obviously well contructed in the French manner with quality ingredients. It seems to have very strong projection/sillage and I'm guessing it lasts for quite a while. I'm getting images of Marie Antoinette wandering through Versailles on a hot afternoon... Some perfumes really do only work on women.
Today I am in a Cabotine mood. Most days I am not. Its early Spring and a its cold and wet day :-( I looked at my frags and thought "hmmmm.....what is suitable for this horrid day?" Cabotine!! Its loud, bright, dazzling almost. Today I love Cabotine. Tomorrow I will not.
Boise' honey and rosey discretion in your face as introduction, an initial touch of traditional english "bath foam kind" laundry vibe (ylang-ylang-rose-carnation) , a surprising level of chic and final sophistication (tuberose, jasmine, iris, ginger lily)on the side of a fruity and animal mellifluence, aldehydic and heliotropic powderiness and fresh-oriental depth (amber-honey-vanilla, musk and greens). This is the fragrance Cabotine, a boise' and out of time little gem of parfumery. Excellent in its mix of mellow fruits, aldehydes, dusty heliotrope, floral notes (the starring ginger lily) animal civet-amber and musk. The mix is luscious, almost edible in the irresistible chord of mellow fruits (plums, peachs, blackcurrant), honey, greens, amber, heliotrope, vanilla and civet but surprisingly light and gentle. The greens and the musk introduce a balancing level of green coolness as couterpart of the mellow fruits and balsams. This fragrance expresses all the factors that manage to bring out the deepest sort of femininity and a certain level of chic and classicism. A great woodsy oriental in my humble opinion that reminds me a bit the spicier Ta'If by Ormonde Jaine and Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'eau in their balance between green-fruity coolness and oriental consistence. Flying far and tenacious.
Thumbs way up for Cabotine. It has been my scent for years. I loved it from the moment I put it on, and so does everyone else. It is a lovely feminine scent that heightens your senses. I've always been complimented on it, and friends always say they think of me when they recongnize the scent. It is about your chemistry though. A friend tried it, and it just doesn't smell the same.
I wore Cabotine back in the 90s and thought it was the most divine scent ever to be produced. But I wore it so much I got bored of it until last year I saw it on sale at £10 and thought I'd resurrect it. It definitely had the swoon factor, and only in a bad way if you apply too much. Several people said it was gorgeous, and one rushed to buy it, but I'd definitely say it's the type of perfume you spray and walk into rather then spraying directly on to your skin. It's lusciously green, utterly bursting with fruit and ginger, and interestingly, I saw it in a list of Top Five Sexy Fragrances to Drive Men Wild. Honestly! I'd love to try Fleur de Cabotine and even Cabotine Rose, but I've no idea where to find these to test them. I definitely give Cabotine a big thumbs up and would recommend it for anyone wanting to turn heads and make a lasting impression. By the way, the bottle and colour of the perfume itself are gorgeous.
Received as a gift from a friend who knows my weakness for trying different perfumes. I found that upon spraying first, it is not pretty. It is a strong, in your face, soapy cleaning solution. I remembered reading that people really liked it so I waited it out. Am I glad I did! It works beautifully with my skin and the lingering scent keeps me going to smell my wrist. A lovely floral (tuberose?) vanilla scent which lasts and lasts.
When I first tried it...pew! Instead of following my first instinct to run to the sink and wash it off, I waited it out. It was soooo worth the wait! RHM summed it up best for me. The dry down is heavenly...I can never stop sniffing my wrist when I have it on, and it does cling to clothing and bed linens. I love it, so I don't mind.
Cabotine by Grès, 1990
|Top Notes||Peach, Plum, Cassie, Tagete, Green notes, Coriander|
|Middle Notes||Ylang-Ylang, Rose, Tuberose, Jasmin, Heliotrope, Orris, Carnation|
|Base Notes||Cedar, Vetiver, Musk, Tonka Bean, Amber, Vanilla, Civet|
|Bottle Designer||Thierry Lecoule|
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