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    I can't believe more people don't wear it. It's a hell of a fragrance.

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    We do! It has been my HG for many many years, just recently started sharing the spot with Balmain de Balmain.

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    Believe it or not, a guy can get away wearing this overlooked gem much more easily than you might think.

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    I have been wearing this for over twenty years, and it has never failed to make me feel happy. It is such an overlooked scent, which is such a shame. Wish I could still find the extrait here in the states, I used to find it at Neimans...long ago.
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    Brielle, there are a couple of online shops that have the 0.3 oz Parfum for about 80.00 - amazon, beautiful perfumes and beauty encounter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeOlive View Post
    Brielle, there are a couple of online shops that have the 0.3 oz Parfum for about 80.00 - amazon, beautiful perfumes and beuaty encounter.
    Dee, thank you so much, you have just brightened my day. I love this scent, and the extrait is just glorious. I am going to go look at these sites now.
    Thanks again
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    Just bookmarked the page, and will order when tax return is here.
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    Brielle - Can't wait for my tax money to come in either - have visions of spending
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    An excellent fragrance! It was my favorite for many years. I especially loved wearing the perfumed powder.

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    If I remember correctly, I think Coriandre was one of those blind scents that I and Indiscreet received when we had those Sniff-n-Scent blind sniffathons - and we were doing the Chypres. I got a new found respect for it, once I smelled it. Good stuff.
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    I've got to revisit it. Coriandre was one of my regulars many years ago but I haven't worn it in a long time. Thanks for sparking my memory.

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    Awesome news. It's a great one. Spicy, earthy, woody, rosy with a good dose of peppery green angelica. It's a perfect blend really. It reminds me of some other stuff but I can't figure it out right now.

    Top notes: Coriander, Angelica, Orange Blossom, Aldehydes
    Heart notes: Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Orris, Lily, Ylang Ylang
    Base notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Civet, Musk, Oakmoss

    I don't smell any significant aldehydes. Someone called it a sharper, lighter, more rosy version of Aramis 900 EDC (which is similar to Aromatics Elixir). Those are great fragrances but I like this one a lot better. Coriandre's less sharp than those two because the geranium is more integrated. It's beautiful, earthy, sensual, cerebral stuff that would work anywhere, not the least of which would be hangin out in the the old growth forests in Northern Cal. Other than the rosiness, it smells sort of like what your skin could smell like after spending a lot of time out there. The girl who lived up in the giant redwood for two years could've used some but she probably didn't wear perfume. I bet she would've liked it though. Right now I'm smellin the vetiver and oakmoss. It's easily one of the best chypres I've worn. I'm glad scentemental turned me on to this one and so many others.
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    It makes me so happy to see this longtime love of mine celebrated here! (and Twolf, Balmain de Balmain is its great contender in my heart too!)

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    I love Coriandre. To my nose, Soir de Lune (Sisley) is similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Awesome news. It's a beauty. Spicy, earthy, rosy and easily worn by a man. It's sort of a perfect blend really. It reminds me of some other stuff but I can't figure it out right now.

    Top notes: Coriander, Aldehydes, Angelica, Orange Blossom
    Heart notes: Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Orris, Lily, Ylang Ylang
    Base notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Civet, Musk, Oakmoss

    I can't smell any significant aldehydes. Scentemental called it a sharper, lighter, more rosy version of Aramis 900 EDC (which is very similar to Aromatics Elixir). Those are great fragrances but I like this one a lot better (though Aromatics Elixir parfum smells incredible on my gf). I'd call Coriandre slightly less sharp than those two primarily because the geranium is a little more integrated. It's just really beautiful, earthy, sensual, cerebral stuff that would work anywhere, not the least of which would be hangin out in the the old growth forests in Northern Cal. The girl who lived up in the giant redwood tree for two years could've used some of this but she probably didn't wear perfume. I bet she might have liked it though. Right now I'm smellin the vetiver and oakmoss. It's easily one of the best chypres I've worn. I'm glad scentemental turned me on to this one and so many others.
    When I smelled Paloma Picasso (the original chypre powerhouse!) I thought it smelled like Coriandre.

    BTW - Coriandre is a fragrance that Frederic Malle talked about last year in a short article in Allure magazine, as a fragrance that 'fascinates' him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    ...BTW - Coriandre is a fragrance that Frederic Malle talked about last year in a short article in Allure magazine, as a fragrance that 'fascinates' him.
    Thanks Mike. I can understand why it fascinates him.

    I like several of his fragrances, but other than Vetiver Exraordinaire I prefer Coriandre by a quit a bit to any of them.
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    I didn't see this thread the first time, I'm a fan of Coriandre too. I remember it from the past but Twolf recently sent me a good sample, and now it's on my full bottle wishlist.

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    Wow, this sounds gorgeous! And just what I'm looking for. Must try it.

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    I don't know if the stuff I have is new or one of the older fomulations. They say the new stuff isn't nearly as good but that isn't always true.

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    Edit: I just got confirmation that the decant I have is the vintage juice.
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    I wore this one exclusively for a while about 25 years ago. Loved it; still do. I still have an old bottle of it (early '90s), and I recently bought a new bottle of it. The new bottle practically made me cry -- it's as though they ripped the heart out it. It's much more highly pitched and lacks that mellow, spicy warmth of the old one. There's just a ghost of the original in there.

    If you love the new one, you're fortunate.

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    Edit: I just found out that the decant I have is the vintage juice. I have yet to try the new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Rubbish. I just bought some of the vintage juice from the early 80's. It's the same basic scent but with a little more depth and slightly more of that oozing from the pores feel which comes from the civet.
    And the mellowing oakmoss, which is missing from the remake. It was the second or third ingredient listed on the older version.

    Glad you're enjoying today's version. Sorry for ruffling your feathers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitchly View Post
    And the mellowing oakmoss, which is missing from the remake. It was the second or third ingredient listed on the older version...
    Edit: I just got clarification that the decant I have is the vintage juice. I have yet to try the new stuff.
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    This one has always had a fond place in my perfume wardrobe.
    Lovely, long-lasting and affordable.

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