Pure unadulterated class in a bottle. I just received the EDT of this today for a crazy £13.50 from debenhams. The memories it brings back are strong. The scent is just as beautiful as I remember, last and projects well. It's my first day wearing it this decade and already had numerous compliments.
Cacharel Pour L'Homme by Cacharel, 1981
Rated #253 in Fragrances
I love this for all the reasons people have already suggested. But I see very few mentioning the delightful vetiver note, which comes through when the citrus notes are starting to fade - it really is the icing on the cake for me.
I have worn this for years. Great fragrance. Unfortunately, my sister likes wearing it as well and swoops in and uses my bottle as often as she can. She says "well it says it's "For Men" so I'll wear it "for men." Funny. Imagine me going to get Organza and walking out the door with that on.
Cacharel pour L'Homme (vintage) opens with a very nice bergamot open before quickly switching to a natural cedar wood and lemon tandem. Joining the woods and lemon in the heart of the scent is an almost cinnamon-like nutmeg that starts off as a supporting note, but as time passes gets stronger and stronger until the lemon completely fades and the cedar now acts in support of the now dominant nutmeg in the latter heart phase of the scent. Oakmoss, fir and musk round out the key base notes now joining the remaining cedar as the nutmeg finally recedes during the sublime musk-laced woody dry-down. Projection is average and longevity is below average to average. Cacharel pour L'Homme (vintage) was a complete surprise, and all to the positive. When I first applied it on skin I immediately was impressed, but its early woody lemon transition from the initial bergamot seemed to come out of nowhere, reminding me of what I hoped I would have smelled with Monsieur Balmain but instead found it a bit too synthetic when I tried it versus the much more natural and sophisticated woody lemon exhibited here. Just when I got used to enjoying that lemon and wood tandem, again the scent took yet another turn in transitioning to a spicy nutmeg scent before its final transition in the final stage of the scent's development to its cedar musk and fir dominant dry-down. Each phase is so well-defined and truly outstanding in both smell and execution by the parfumier Gerard Goupy. Its bottle may look more than a bit dated, but Carcharel pour L'Homme (vintage) is an absolutely timeless amazing smelling classic that is well-deserving of its "near masterpiece" 4.5 stars out of 5 rating. This one is a "must buy" in my book.
This fragrance opens as said with a lot of nutmeg but turns into something quite beautiful and sophisticated after 10 mins already! When the citrus and flowers start kicking in this scent is very hard to resist! It smells unique, sophisticated, chic and very masculine! This frag is pretty versatile as it is good for office, casual and formal but mainly indoors, imol! It turns into a close to the skin scent after an hour but it's not a cloying scent so it can be applied liberally to extend sillage and longevity which are average to me (6 hrs). It is a big mistery to me that this gem gets bashed by Turin in The Guide by giving it only one lousy star! To me it's excellent, timeless, unique, for the real man and many thumbs up! Rated: 9/10
Bought this after sampling at boutique...exceptional fragrance! Rich spicy heart that is introduced by subtle citrus and lavender notes. Mellows to soft woods and more gourmand type spices. Sophisticated and delightful. Only negative is very short wear...it breaks down and dissipates in less than 4-5 hrs. But while it's singing its soulful tune it is incredibly intriguing!
"The King of Spain's daughter asked to marry me / All for the sake of my little nutmeg tree." Truth to tell, Your Majesty, I was wearing Cacharel Pour L'Homme" at the time, so how could she resist? After a while, she took to wearing it as well.
The classical Cacharel Pour Homme, reminds to me a lot the modern 7 de Loewe which is a slightly spicier ( or may be is best to say earthier) and dusty kind of the same stuff. The Cacharel one has a more woody, mossy and a cleaner texture than 7 Loewe even if is spicy and a bit dirty along the way . This is a refined spicy, mossy masculine scent based on few notes among which i detect clearly citrus lavender, a bit of neroli, cedar, woods, nutmeg and vetiver. The beginning in very sour ,dry and traditional but while the citrusy notes retain their influence throughout the scent, is the spicy heart that impresses its main feature to fragrance thanks to a notable amount of nutmeg that overwhelms the flowers as geranium and carnation. The base is woody and musky with the insertion of earthy vetiver. The nutmeg is detectable in the final outcome which is all spices, woods, musk and citruses. While longevity is decent the sillage is under tone.
I really love this one maybe because it is my first perfume I used regularly. I got a little sample as a gift about 20 years ago and was instantly intrigued by the unusual scent somewhere in between wood, flowers, sparkling and yet somehow soft and comforting, not very masculine (in the raw aftershave-type of masculinity) but still manly enough so my wife always comes close and takes a good sniff when she catches a whiff of it. The only down is that it doesn't last that long on me and I have to apply it twice if I still want to smell it in the evening. From this very first sample until today there was no day that I didn't have it in my bathroom. I don't use it every day though so it doesn't wear of... It is not that easy to obtain and I never smelled it on anybody else which is quite nice. It is a hidden treasure and I hope it will stay in production for years to come!
A timeless classic. The very definition of manhood. One of the ones that make a difference. It was never a best-seller and it seems perfectly natural. After all, it was never intended for the average John Doe. That is why it is what it is...
Cacharel Pour L'Homme by Cacharel, 1981
|Top Notes||Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot|
|Middle Notes||Nutmeg, Geranium, Carnation|
|Base Notes||Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Musk|
|Bottle Designer||Annegret Beier|
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