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    Default Cabaret pour Homme by Gres

    There are no threads on this Pierre Bourdon creation yet, just some reviews. I've seen it compared to Drakkar Noir. DN has good aromatics but I can't stand its dihydromyrcenol overdose or birch tar leather. Does Cabaret pH eschew those in its aromatic fougere formula? Please feel free to offer more comparisons and thoughts about this one.

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    I personally don't get the comparison with Guy Larouche scent, and I have both.

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    It reminds of Drakkar but it is a different blend, IMHO.

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    Hm, conflicting opinions. I haven't tried it. Any other comparisons with well-known frags? The pineapple-aromatic thing recalls Witness, while some of the other notes remind me of Ungaro I, Esencia Loewe and many other 80s frags.

    Notes from Fragrantica:

    Top: rosemary, pineapple, coriander, juniper berries, basil and bergamot
    Heart: lavender, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley
    Base: wormwood, sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk, cloves, oakmoss and vetiver

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    I find the frag closest to Cabaret pour Homme to be Van Cleef and Arpels Tsar. Cabaret is fruitier with the pineapple, and a bit softer, but the rest of the composition seems quite similar to me. I think it is closer to Tsar than to Drakkar Noir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    I find the frag closest to Cabaret pour Homme to be Van Cleef and Arpels Tsar. Cabaret is fruitier with the pineapple, and a bit softer, but the rest of the composition seems quite similar to me. I think it is closer to Tsar than to Drakkar Noir.
    Wow, nice. I just picked up a bottle of vintage Tsar. Good heavy patchouli moss with an unusual touch of coconut; not to be overapplied. I definitely need to give Cabaret pH a try now. Thanks so much for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollux View Post
    It reminds of Drakkar but it is a different blend, IMHO.
    Yes I agree with this comparison. It's not really to my taste.

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    Default Re: Cabaret pour Homme by Gres

    I have a small bottle of this and like it a lot - I've been hunting for a larger bottle but to no avail. I don't get the Drakkar Noir comparison, it's more floral and lighter in character but with a long-lasting, warm drydown which seems to project well. It doesn't really remind me of anything else in my wardrobe, hence the search for a full bottle. I agree it's closer to Tsar than Drakkar. Quite clean and fresh smelling without being genetic and derivative.

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    Default Re: Cabaret pour Homme by Gres

    Quote Originally Posted by Derbyman View Post
    I have a small bottle of this and like it a lot - I've been hunting for a larger bottle but to no avail. I don't get the Drakkar Noir comparison, it's more floral and lighter in character but with a long-lasting, warm drydown which seems to project well. It doesn't really remind me of anything else in my wardrobe, hence the search for a full bottle. I agree it's closer to Tsar than Drakkar. Quite clean and fresh smelling without being genetic and derivative.
    Now I'm really interested. A cleaner/fresher Tsar sounds like a pleasant experience. Do the florals come off as very sweet (muguet can be pretty sugary)?

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    I find Cabaret pour Homme to be inoffensive but also generic and unremarkable. I will not be buying a second bottle. However, the Cabaret marketed for women is far superior and easily a unisex frag.

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    I like it a lot. But then I love dihydromyrcenol. That's why I love creeds too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I personally don't get the comparison with Guy Larouche scent, and I have both.
    That's Laroche... not Larouche

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    I like it a lot. But then I love dihydromyrcenol. That's why I love creeds too.
    Do you get any here? I've tried about 10 Creeds and only got dihydro in GIT. Ambroxan otoh -- everywhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by laroche View Post
    That's Laroche... not Larouche
    lol

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    Yeah plenty of ambroxan too. Another reason love them. Loads of dihydromyrcenol in aventus, neroli sauvage and several more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Yeah plenty of ambroxan too. Another reason love them. Loads of dihydromyrcenol in aventus, neroli sauvage and several more.
    noted, thanks.

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