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    Default Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    I have been revisiting with Eau De Patou. It's been since last year sometime and I had forgotten how good and smooth this juice really is.

    I have the masculine version, but also samples of the feminine to compare. They are both excellent and to me, neither lean one way or the other gender-wise.

    What other top shelf citrus chypres could you folks recommend? Is there one better than Patou?

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    Hm. Balenciaga Quadrille is a deep chypre with lemon topnotes. Incredible skin scent. Yohji Feminine tingles with lime- I find this one quite interesting. Rochas Femme with both lemon and lime is amazing, although challenging for me. A real heavy hitter but loved by many. And Ma Griffe is zingy and citrusy for sure.

    Is Eau de Patou really a chypre? I would have thought it was more of a citrus/floral ....and in that vein I adore Creed Aubepine Acacia which is surely unisex, although I think it is marketed as a feminine.
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    I have been wearing the sh!t out of Asprey Purple Water this summer. Starts out with a soul elevating citrus blast and cools down to a wonderful indolic floral. Makes me smile whenever I put it on
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    Quote Originally Posted by decillisjl View Post
    I have been wearing the sh!t out of Asprey Purple Water this summer. Starts out with a soul elevating citrus blast and cools down to a wonderful indolic floral. Makes me smile whenever I put it on
    This one is gorgeous. Went through a big bottle when it was launched. So many perfumes, I forget about some. Would be perfect in the heat.
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3xasif View Post
    Hm. Balenciaga Quadrille is a deep chypre with lemon topnotes. Incredible skin scent. Yohji Feminine tingles with lime- I find this one quite interesting. Rochas Femme with both lemon and lime is amazing, although challenging for me. A real heavy hitter but loved by many. And Ma Griffe is zingy and citrusy for sure.

    Is Eau de Patou really a chypre? I would have thought it was more of a citrus/floral ....and in that vein I adore Creed Aubepine Acacia which is surely unisex, although I think it is marketed as a feminine.
    It's classified as a chypre, but I get what you mean. It smells more floral to me as well. The accords don't unfold on my skin the same way I see them listed.

    The Balenciaga sounds interesting.

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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    Yes.

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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    The ones mentioned that I know are very good: Quadrille, Eau de Rochas, Chanel PM, but I don't think they are as smooth as Eau de Patou, but then again, I love that stuff.
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    I don't mean to derail the thread but since we are talking about Eau de Patou can someone elaborate what is the difference between the Eau de patou for men and Eau de patou for women...I recently procured a bottle of the men's version *ofcourse from Henry* and am thinking of buying the woman's version if it is comparable to the men's version since Eau de Patou for men is sold out.. Thanks

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    I've never smelled Eau De Patou, but as citrus chypres go, I think Philtre D'Amour from Guerlain is really really great! Warm, sparkling, luxurious citrus starting off, like a kind of magical soap blend...it develops into a deep herbal patchouli drydown that is so well done...I just love it and I would definitely get a bottle if I could spring for it. It's my second favorite scent from Guerlain, close behind Heritage.
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    Diorella esp. the parfum. Don't want to say it's better than Eau De Patou but.. it's damn good.

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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Yes.

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    I wouldn't say better because I've never tried the Patou but I have to second Chanel pour Monsieur and add L'Eau Neuve by Lubin as worthwhile products in that category
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    I have been revisiting with Eau De Patou. It's been since last year sometime and I had forgotten how good and smooth this juice really is.

    I have the masculine version, but also samples of the feminine to compare. They are both excellent and to me, neither lean one way or the other gender-wise.

    What other top shelf citrus chypres could you folks recommend? Is there one better than Patou?
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    I like Patou 1000 --- a lush floral chypre designated "feminine" but easily worn by the fellas.

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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    I have both the femenine and masculine versions of Eau de Patou and I can hardly tell them apart. The female version has more flowers, I think Ylang-Ylang.
    The notes for the masculine version on the box are: honeysuckle, nasturtium, ylang-ylang, petitgrain, lemon and oranges.
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Yes.

    Chanel pour monsieur.
    +2. Also, Eau Sauvage (not a chypre) and Monsieur de Givenchy (a near-chypre — no patchouli) are very nice. Ever tried Guerlain Eau du Coq and Eau de Fleurs de Cédrat? The first one is a true chypre; the second, a woody citrus, but fairly deep.
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    How about Tom Ford Italian Cypress (no incense though) or Halston Z-14? Both a aromatic woody citrusses, but nudge in the direction of chypres.
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    I quite like Coriolan as a citrus chypre.
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    I don't know if Iskander would be considered a chypre, but it is the perfume I find comparable with Eau de Patou, although not as good.
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    "L" de Lubin might be an interesting choice to check out in this genre. I recently acquired the "new" version of this scent by the re-established house of Lubin and was pleasantly surprised. It's a bit darker and dryer than the Eau de Patou, but I can see someone who likes one going for the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlecchino View Post
    I've never smelled Eau De Patou, but as citrus chypres go, I think Philtre D'Amour from Guerlain is really really great! Warm, sparkling, luxurious citrus starting off, like a kind of magical soap blend...it develops into a deep herbal patchouli drydown that is so well done...I just love it and I would definitely get a bottle if I could spring for it. It's my second favorite scent from Guerlain, close behind Heritage.
    Magical soap blend? Oh my, Philtre d'Amour sounds delightful from beginning to end. Must try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3xasif View Post
    Magical soap blend? Oh my, Philtre d'Amour sounds delightful from beginning to end. Must try.
    Will send you some. :wave:

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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    Goutal's Eau du Sud is great chypre if you like lemon.

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    Masculine Eau de Patou?
    Could you make a picture of the bottle, please?
    I need to try it, at least. As I like Patou creations.

    As for citrus chypres - Tactics by Shiseido fits the bill perfectly.
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    Quote Originally Posted by moon_fish View Post
    Masculine Eau de Patou?
    Could you make a picture of the bottle, please?
    I need to try it, at least. As I like Patou creations.

    As for citrus chypres - Tactics by Shiseido fits the bill perfectly.
    Here is the picture of Eau de Patou for men


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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    I've got a 150ml or so bottle like the one Gupts shows in the picture. It's not marked for me or pour homme or hombre or herren or nothin' like any of those. There might be a bottle shape that was once made to suggest appeal to the women's market, as Annick Goutal does with Eau d'Hadrien, but I strongly suspect that it's the same juice as I've got. I'm ready to be wrong here, as other members probably know better than I do, but I strongly suspect that EdP was mostly made for the damsel side of things and became unisex to some degree. For evidence I point to the lack of terms suggesting "pour homme" on the bottle/box that Gupts shows, which is the case for the bottle and box that I have.
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    Rochas Moustache might be another candidate for superior citrus chypre, but I think Eau de Patou beats it pretty easily.
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    Default Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    Rochas?
    Eau de Rochas (femin and masc colognes) with oakmoss, patchouly and sandalwood in sillage.

    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    Here is the picture of Eau de Patou for men

    Thank you, gupts!
    I`ve never seen this kind of bottle on e-bay (I would not mention that there was no Patou this side of Iron Curtain). It definitely looks more simple than usual bottle I`ve met.
    Simple = masculine, I suppose, that`s the reason the bottle gets masculine definition.

    I failed to find any masculine words (men, uomo, homme, herren) also as DustB pointed out.
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