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

    Dear Friends,
    That time of the month where i have to pick ONE from Chanel's Les Exclusif Range.

    I found that i liked these the best (in no order)

    1.Bois Des Iles
    2.Cuir De Russie
    3.Sycamore
    4.Coromandel.

    Please Do me the favor by Selecting the "One".
    I do not know how to post a poll - or i would have.

    Thanks a million!

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

    Of course all 4 are worth having. If I should choose one I'd pick Cuir de Russie because it is a special, smooth and sensual leather-and-so-much-more-fragrance.

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

    Sycomore. A masterpiece.

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

    Cuir de Russie in extrait de parfum version is my no 1. Bois des Iles and Sycomore are fantastic as well though!

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

    i am leaning more towards Bois Des Iles or Cuir de Russie - but its difficult to choose - esp dry down from a chanel card!

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

    Cuir de Russie.
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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

    Bois des Iles is my personal favorite, I have the parfum.

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

    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)

    All 4 are good, but Sycomore wins this race in a walk!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by >BOOMER< View Post
    All 4 are good, but Sycomore wins this race in a walk!
    Agree.

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

    Easily Sycomore
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    Default Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    If I could have only one I would go with Cuir de Russie. But I would buy all four!

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

    Coromandel.
    One of the smoothest patchouli fragrances out there with plenty of sillage and longevity. Patchouli softened by woods, soft florals and white chocolate. The most daring of the Chanel Les Exclusifs as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    You'll end up owning all 4 in the long run...
    I agree with this, and would recommend all of them, in the following order:

    1) Sycomore
    2) Coromandel
    3) Cuir de Russie
    4) Bois des Iles

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

    I agree with Andy^

    You might think differently about them if you've only sampled them on card so far, Instead of Bois des Iles I'd always recommend trying its spiritual follow up Egoiste instead for a guy.

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

    Sycomore, by a large margin!

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

    6 for Sycamore
    5 for Cuir De Russie
    2 for Coromandel
    1 for Bois De Iles

    From the First Impression - I preferred Cuir de Russie - Sycamore was scary, but i am beginning to love the dirty dry down
    Coromandel is pretty special and Bois de Iles, is the easiest to wear in my climate! ( i live in a very humid country)

    Really close call now between Cuir de Russie and Sycamore!

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

    another one of Sycomore


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

    All are wonderful. Coromandel and Sycamore are the longest lasting from my experience.

    Bois De iles and CDR might be frustrating to you since they sit close to the skin.

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

    These are my favourites as well. Difficult decision... No idea. I'd probably go for Coromandel

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

    I'm a Coromandeliac.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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

    I have Sycomore and will be getting Cuir de Russie very soon so these are my priorities. Besides the ones you mention, I also like the Eau de Cologne.

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    For me it's a no-brainer. Sycomore wins hands down. Smoky opening but a luscious woody/sea breeze dry-down that had me buying a small bottle in hours. Soon I will buy another one of these for the winter season.

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

    Since you live in Malaysia, I vote for Sycomore. It is the one I use the most in humid summers in DC, as it is fresh, natural smelling, and very persistent.

    I love CdR too. I would consider buying the parfum, though (that is what I have), because it is more long lasting and richer, though less floral. Of course, it is also much more expensive.

    cacio

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Since you live in Malaysia, I vote for Sycomore. It is the one I use the most in humid summers in DC, as it is fresh, natural smelling, and very persistent.

    I love CdR too. I would consider buying the parfum, though (that is what I have), because it is more long lasting and richer, though less floral. Of course, it is also much more expensive.

    cacio
    How long would your bottle of CDR parfum last you if you were to use it every day ? 15 ml to me might last 2/3 weeks. Does that seem right ?

    You keep saying longevity is great but you don't mention projection along with it. Does the parfum just last longer as a skin scent period ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    I'm a Coromandeliac.
    Haha, I tried to click "Like" on this, then remembered I'm not on Facebook. : )

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

    Sycomore

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

    Coromandel, but I have only sampled Cuir de Russie

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

    coromandel
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