I really enjoy this fragrance. I picked it up on a whim at a discount and was not disappointed. I had no expectations other than knowing it was gourmand-ish and woody. That simple description is not too far off - it starts off with hints of chocolate, dusty earth, and fig, which persist for an hour or two until a strong patchouli base steps forward. Even in the drydown there are hints of chocolate at times. An oddball of a scent but I really like it. Yes it's earthy, and not terribly groundbreaking, but certainly different than many of my existing fragrances. Great for cool weather and intimate times with a favourite lady.
Kokorico by Jean Paul Gaultier, 2011
Rated #3205 in Fragrances
Being a big fan of Le Male and it's flankers, as well as JPG in general, I decided to give this a try. Big mistake. Perhaps it is my body chemistry but my first application had me instantly smelling like some sort of grave robber. Freshly turned earth and grass with an obnoxious peppery hint. I actually felt sorry for passers by who may have caught a whiff. I've never wanted to wash off a scent I'd applied before.... Thankfully after about 1-2 hours this dried down mostly into a vanilla and patchouli combo that was a little reminiscent of Le Male, with a hint of peppery wood joining the huddle. Longevity was decent but I don't seem to get much in the way of projection. I'll take that as a blessing.
As many others have already alluded to, the bottle is a delightfully bizarre creation, but very much in the spirit of Gaultier. In terms of the juice stored within, I am less enamored. To me it is begins in a fairly shrill manner, and has the spikiness normally found in a heap of civet. There is a note early on that I can only describes as sweet cardboard, and I have encountered a few times in modern fragrances,and never with a happy nose. It does soften and smooth into a dry woody/vetiver presence, but it is hardly a delight to spend one's time with. On the plus side, for those that love it, it lasts an eternity.
Nocturnal fragrance that does not share the partying spirit of his older brother (Le Male), making this a fragrance with more elegance. It is true that it is quite similar to L'instant de Guerlain, but without being Siamese twins. It does not seem bad, but not for me.
I like it. A brief chocolate and chilli sensation beats a rapid retreat making way for a masculine patchouli; dry, dusty, slightly bitter and tempered by vetiver. It reminds me a bit of Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri...but definitely not L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme as some have mentioned here. Silly bottle but an excellent scent.
gourmand in the same sense as the angel and angel flankers. a ton of cocoa bean and chocolate in the drydown. not too much new to add. definately for cool/cold weather. not a strikeout or 2 run double either..
This fragrance doesn't impress me too much frankly. I smell that sort of (nowadays) common intense dark synthetic woodiness (a bold woody masculine patchouli plus vetiver) finally tempered by some cozy soothing balsams and i don't catch any conjuration about A*Men despite the cocoa/ vanilla combo. I'm almost sure there is some touch of smoky tonka in here with vague reminiscences (but at distance, i mean far from my wrist) about some classics of the past (with all the enormous differences i think at Boucheron Pour Homme) and the more contemporary Burberry for Men. There is a durable green touch in the top, the fig leaves aromatic wet/green/almost earthy temperament and i detect a peppery vibe throughout. The final is more creamy and appealing but nothing so exciting for me. Pass by.
I myself am confused about this one, but non the less I like it! I can see that JPG tried to launch something could be en par to Le Male, a new classic that would stand side by side with Le Male and share a status of classic. This is where Kokorico is a complete failure. Now, in the terms of fragrance or smell itself, that is, I find it to be quite seductive, sweetly dry and cold in charachter, somewhat a hint of Zino Davidoff in it. People will mention it here and there but just don't see it as some future, popular mainstream, new age classic it was supposed to be. Le Male is THE fragrance of this house and that's that. I'll rate it thumbs up only on account that I really liked it on me and it's quite long lasting with great sillage. Otherwise, fragrance itself should be rated neutral and I do expect at least 70% of reviews here to be "neutral" in character.
Not offensive but all i really get from this is a spicy vibe not a big fan and won't be purchasing a bottle, there are much better frags on the market for the pricetag
nice but nothing innovative,here!
Kokorico by Jean Paul Gaultier, 2011
|Perfumer||Olivier Cresp / Annick Menardo|
|By||Jean Paul Gaultier|
|Notes||fig leaf, patchouli, cedar, cocoa bean, vetiver|
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