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    Default Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Hi!

    I have been searching similar scent to Nemo by Cacharel since it's been discontinued.
    Can anyone help me to find closest relative to Nemo?
    It's my favorite scent.

    It reminds me Allure, though they really smell nothing alike.
    Hard to describe the difference. Nemo is more woody and perhaps a bit of smoke with a hint of the fruit from the opening.

    Nemo

    Top notes
    Hinoki, Betel Leaf, Nutmeg, Lavender, Cardamom

    Middle notes
    Incense, Labdanum, Carnation, Jasmine, Caraway, Geranium

    Base notes
    Leather, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Vanilla

    I love the fruity-sweet-smoky-woody composition.
    That scent makes me feel good and cosy.

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Nemo and Allure... a couple of others made the same connection. I think they're right, it's just that Allure has pepper and lots of it. And less smoke.

    I heard Gale Hayman's So Delicious is similar but I haven't tried it myself.

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Try Tumulte by Christian Lacroix. Or even better, try Zagorsk (Series 3: Incense) by Comme des Garcons.

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    Yeah, Nemo is a great one!

    Azzaro Visit has some similarities. It's a little dryer than Nemo and not quite as sensuous.

    You can see by the notes it has in common with Nemo, that they share much;

    Nutmeg, cardamom, cedar, incense, jasmine, carnation, lavender, tonka (similar to vanilla)

    You should give it a try as a reasonable replacement, although I don't feel it's quite as good.
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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    I find Opium EDT similiar as well ,,
    but I must point out there are many Nemo's up for sale on Ebay .

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    I find Opium EDT similiar as well ,,
    but I must point out there are many Nemo's up for sale on Ebay .
    Here's a blast from the recent past!

    I have to agree with you on Caron 3rd Man. It's not as sweet but it's similar.

    And Opium pH is very close but spicier.

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    you have a very good memory SirSlarty !
    I should have mentioned Opium back then too .
    Anyway sometimes its strange .
    A > B < C
    many times A is similiar to B .... & C is similiar to B
    ... but A & C are very different ?
    Last edited by Dimitrios; 16th August 2008 at 03:00 AM. Reason: oops

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    If you think that $130 for 100ml is not too much for a scent, pls try eo02 by biehl parfumkunstwerke (luckyscent carries it)!

    When I received my sample of this and tested it I got a very strong "deja-vu" feeling - I've smelled this before! And then it hit me - this is Cacharel Nemo! Or not exactly, but verrrryy close! Since I like Nemo like a mad man, I went on and bought a bottle of eo02 too After a couple of wearings I've started to detect more and more differences between these two, but yet I think they are very similar.

    Here's the notes of eo02:

    bergamot, grapefruit, galbanum, cardamom, cilantro, thyme, davana, fir, rose, jasmine, clove, atlas cedar, patchouli, sandalwood, incense, vanilla, cinnamon, ambergris, musk

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    I absolutely love Nemo on my husband. We bought a few bottles when we learned it was discontinues.
    Have you tried L'Occitane Baux? Not same quality but it has a similar feel.

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Gucci pour homme? I really dont remember exactly how Nemo smells....but maybe....try it

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    I do agree with Visit.. I must try and get some Nemo again!
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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    You're out of luck - nothing I've tried smells like Nemo.

    I think of it as a thick, rich spicy oriental scent akin in character to the likes of Opium PH or the Serge Lutens ones, but they're not similar to it in the sense that you mean.
    Renato
    Last edited by Renato; 16th August 2008 at 06:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    I find the incense similar in Nemo and Visit but overall, Nemo hits some higher, sharper notes where Visit is softer, warmer, sweeter--a lower register, if you will.
    I do get a lot of cedar too from Nemo. I don't get the similarity to Opium, SL, or other orientals mentioned above. Just not that type of heavy fragrance IMHO.
    To answer this question, I'd go with Visit. It has great longevity and the drydown is wonderful.

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Why search for a substitute when you can still get the real thing for a reasonable price? I have seen 100ml bottles of it for $70-80.
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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    The Estonian website www.parfyym.pri.ee (a very useful resource for fragrance notes and designers) gives Cartier Déclaration as the "lõhna samasus" ("identical fragrance") for Cacharel Nemo. I don't know if I agree, but it's a suggestion.
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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance_Man View Post
    I don't get the similarity to Opium, SL, or other orientals mentioned above. Just not that type of heavy fragrance IMHO.
    To answer this question, I'd go with Visit. It has great longevity and the drydown is wonderful.
    Nemo is indisputably an oriental. Visit - good scent that it is - isn't an oriental.

    I have both and don't see them as particularly similar.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    "Cartier Déclaration as the "lõhna samasus" ("identical fragrance") for Cacharel Nemo"


    Oh lordy it's not as if I'm looking for an international incident here by casting aspersions on Estonian cologne sniffers but, no, not even ball park close on those two! Perhaps on paper and yes, they both work birch into their woods component but that's about it. Nemo is Nemo, nothing really all that much like it so one might as well bite the bullet and work some overtime to pay for the slowly rising rates on ebay.

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Quote Originally Posted by noirwest View Post
    "Cartier Déclaration as the "lõhna samasus" ("identical fragrance") for Cacharel Nemo"


    Oh lordy it's not as if I'm looking for an international incident here by casting aspersions on Estonian cologne sniffers but, no, not even ball park close on those two! Perhaps on paper and yes, they both work birch into their woods component but that's about it. Nemo is Nemo, nothing really all that much like it so one might as well bite the bullet and work some overtime to pay for the slowly rising rates on ebay.
    I think you are 100% correct.

    Renato

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Quote Originally Posted by noirwest View Post
    "Cartier Déclaration as the "lõhna samasus" ("identical fragrance") for Cacharel Nemo"


    Oh lordy it's not as if I'm looking for an international incident here by casting aspersions on Estonian cologne sniffers but, no, not even ball park close on those two! Perhaps on paper and yes, they both work birch into their woods component but that's about it. Nemo is Nemo, nothing really all that much like it so one might as well bite the bullet and work some overtime to pay for the slowly rising rates on ebay.
    Just passing along information. I did say I didn't think I agreed. There is a bit of smilarity between the heart notes of Nemo and the heart notes of Monsieur Léonard, but the overall effects of the fragrances are quite different.

    Nothing quite like Nemo. I like it very much
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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Nemo is indisputably an oriental. Visit - good scent that it is - isn't an oriental.

    I have both and don't see them as particularly similar.
    Renato
    I 100% agree with Renato ......
    I like Visit too but its nothing like Nemo .
    Nemo is more like Opium & Varvatos than it is to Azzaro's Visit .

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Glad to hear that I'm not alone with this problem.

    I must admit that nothing is quite like Nemo (now I have been sniffed Visit, Opium, Declaration, Allure). Visit has some similarity (more than Allure) but not the same at all. Maybe I have to try Caron 3rd Man also, but thats chypre?

    Nemo is quite unique.

    I know that FM Group is making clones of the popular scents but unfortunately it's not making Nemo.

    Why Cacharel discontinued such great scent?
    Last edited by troyer; 17th August 2008 at 09:27 AM.

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    Pal Zileri Sartoriale is VERY similar to Nemo.
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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Quote Originally Posted by troyer View Post
    Why Cacharel discontinued such great scent?
    I don't think the popularity of Finding Nemo would have helped it much.

    I was actually quite intoxicated with Nemo when I first tried it and actually paid quite a high price for it. But I got tired of it fairly quickly. The same sort of thing has happened to me with some other very spicy scents like Polo Sport Extreme and Oscar for Men, which also didn't set the fragrance world on fire.
    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereotomy View Post


    Pal Zileri Sartoriale is VERY similar to Nemo.
    I was also going to mention this great fragrance, but didn't feel that enough knew about it or where to get it.

    If you can find it, give it a try!

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    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Nemo is indisputably an oriental. Visit - good scent that it is - isn't an oriental.

    I have both and don't see them as particularly similar.
    Renato
    I know they're not in the same fragrance family, but that doesn't change the fact that when I (and others I know) smell both of them, that most of the dominant notes are the same; woods, incense and spices.

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Surprised no one has made this connection...

    Vera Wang for Men.

    Not as good as Nemo, but very very similar. (I love Nemo!!!)

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    I know they're not in the same fragrance family, but that doesn't change the fact that when I (and others I know) smell both of them, that most of the dominant notes are the same; woods, incense and spices.
    I've notice that we have two types of people at Basenotes. Those that are very good at telling individual notes apart, and those that aren't. I fall in the category of being hopeless at notes, and I suspect you may be pretty good at it.

    That usually means that our comparisons sometimes wind up differing markedly. To me, scents are alike if they're in a similar style, whereas the people who are good at notes tend to see scents as being alike if prominent components are similar.

    If the original poster is good at telling notes apart, then perhaps checking out Visit as you suggest may well be in order.
    Renato

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    John Varvados by JV projects a similar aroma but unfortunately without the Nemo's peppery incense.

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    Default Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Imagine by Jean Louis Vermeil reminds me of Nemo

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