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    Default Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    Cuir de Russie, although I received more compliments on Coromandel.

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    Coromandel may be the most surprising of the bunch. It's clearly a patchouli-prominent, but it has none of the negative/'dirty hippie' connotations that patchouli usually carries. Plus, the longevity is off the chart--WEEKS, no exaggeration. The smell even survives laundering!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    Coromandel may be the most surprising of the bunch. It's clearly a patchouli-prominent, but it has none of the negative/'dirty hippie' connotations that patchouli usually carries. Plus, the longevity is off the chart--WEEKS, no exaggeration. The smell even survives laundering!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
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    Cuir de Russie and Coromandel are my favorites.

    Cuir de Russie. Its so smooth that i dont want to smell nothing but my arm.
    Bois des Iles is so common with Egoiste to own both.
    Sycomore is very earthy to me, i dont like it any way.
    Coromandel is heavy and a favorite of mine.

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    Even though I love vetiver and smokey accords and Sycomore, I suggest Coromandel. Its truly a great perfume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    You'll end up owning all 4 in the long run, but in the mean time Coromandel will yield you the most complements.

    I would go:

    1) Coromandel
    2) Sycomore
    3) Bois des Illes
    4) Cuir de Russie
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    Default Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    coromandel for me

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    Default Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    thank you my friends - i am putting it down to Coromandel and Cuir De Russie - now need to choose
    between these two -
    i realize, Sycamore is just too heavy for me, even though it has the best composition out of all four as well as silage and longevity, malaysian humidity is just too insane for sycamore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    thank you my friends - i am putting it down to Coromandel and Cuir De Russie - now need to choose
    between these two -
    i realize, Sycamore is just too heavy for me, even though it has the best composition out of all four as well as silage and longevity, malaysian humidity is just too insane for sycamore.
    Since it's between these two, give them each some time and full wearings and see which gives you the best result and which you prefer more.

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    really? if anything I would have thought that Sycomore or maybe Bois would be best suited for the heat whereas Cuir will get way too heavy and Coromandel could go either way.

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    Default Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    In this order:

    Cuir De Russie
    Sycamore
    Coromandel.

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    Default Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    Sycomore, with Coromandel a close second.

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    Another one for Sycomore.
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    Bois des Iles for me, especially given you'll be wearing it in Malaysia.

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    CdR
    BdI
    Coromandel/Sycomore joint third.

    Saying that donat take my advice I bought my 4 favourits and decants and minis of others as I couldn't make a decision!

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    Those bottles just look fantanstic all lined up next to each other Hint, hint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    thank you my friends - i am putting it down to Coromandel and Cuir De Russie - now need to choose
    between these two -
    i realize, Sycamore is just too heavy for me, even though it has the best composition out of all four as well as silage and longevity, malaysian humidity is just too insane for sycamore.
    Coromandel is thicker feeling than Sycomore. Vetiver is a note I feel works in all weather, I feel that way about leather also.

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    I have a 75ml bottle of Cuir De Russie which cost me £100 from Selfridges in London.

    I didn't have think twice about buying it.

    If I find myself in London again, I will buy Sycomore ... and another bottle of CdR.

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    If it were up to me - definitely Bois des Iles - it is amazing!

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    Default Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    If you would have asked me two weeks ago, I would also have gone Sycamore, but picked up Coramadel this past weekend, and now I do not know. It would be a tough decision on these two.

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    I hate to say it but after spending time with quite a few of the Les Esclusifs I find them leaning too much on the feminine side. Some are less feminine than others but ALL are rather sweet.

    At the moment I own and love coromandel. However a little voice inside me tells me not to wear it in public. I am 5' 11 210 with mucho body hair. It just doesn't feel right. If anything it would be great on an intimate date.

    There are definitely guys that can pull these off but IMO they aren't for everybody.

    Again I hate to say it but I think some of you guys will agree....at least in private

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    Coromandel

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmakesscents View Post
    I hate to say it but after spending time with quite a few of the Les Esclusifs I find them leaning too much on the feminine side. Some are less feminine than others but ALL are rather sweet.

    At the moment I own and love coromandel. However a little voice inside me tells me not to wear it in public. I am 5' 11 210 with mucho body hair. It just doesn't feel right. If anything it would be great on an intimate date.

    There are definitely guys that can pull these off but IMO they aren't for everybody.

    Again I hate to say it but I think some of you guys will agree....at least in private
    I'm 6'2" and 205, with more body hair than I care to admit, and do not find Coromandel feminine at all.

    Like any fragrance, not everyone can pull off every fragrance.

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    Sycomore and Coromandel are in no way "feminine". Although they would smell great on a girl.
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    Default Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    Tough one. I love all of them but would go for Sycomore.
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    I just blind bought Bois des Iles after reading the description of notes on the Chanel website and not finding any samples to test on the net. I haven't received it yet, and I must say I'm a bit worried it may be too feminine for my liking without having sampled it. I'm not big on powdery scents. Can anyone comment on the powdery accords or lack there of in the Les Exclusifs BDI EDT?

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    Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles are my favourites of the four, but Cuir de Russie is stand out the best of the bunch. Sycomore was and remains a huge disappointment to me, weak, pointless and sour. Coromandel is beautiful but challenging though ultimately very rewarding. Cuir de Russie would be my choice.

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    Coromandel

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    Default Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    They are all good, depending on your personal taste in notes, you make that decision. If you have money, coromandel, cuir de russie is worth having, even though I feel coromandel is a bit more for mature audience. If you love vetiver then I will suggest sycamore

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