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    Default Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Hey guys,

    I have a bottle of CPM and a sample of MdM. Now I'm a Guerlain freak but i am not sure if CPM smells similar enough to MdM to buy MdM?

    I enjoy the dusty elegant smell of both.
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    Default Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    They smell rather different to me. MdM is more like a fougere, with some vanilla and a lot of civet, while CpM (the regular one) is citrusy with a (now very light) mossy drydown. There's definitely space for both, so you should go ahead and buy it (or buy directly the model from which MdM derives, Jicky).

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    Default Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Buy both! Great scents.

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    Wow, these do not smell alike at all to me. Chanel Pour Monsieur is nice; I don't own it but would wear it.

    MdM is awful, as is Jicky. That cat poo combination of lavendar, vanilla, and civet is disgusting to my nose.

    I think MdM and Jicky are very polarizing scents.
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    Both are bottle worthy, imo. Both are better in vintage form, imo. Agree with the above poster MdM and Jicky can be very polarizing, usually a love/hate thing. I own vintage Jicky and vintage CpM. The moss in vintage CpM is amazing. I'm looking for some vintage MdM, but the $$$ has been prohibitive.

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    Default Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    Buy both! Great scents.
    Agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    They smell rather different to me. MdM is more like a fougere, with some vanilla and a lot of civet, while CpM (the regular one) is citrusy with a (now very light) mossy drydown. (...)
    I agree - and this is actually an interesting case of two very different frags being perceived as similar probably because they both smell "old" or, well, classic.
    I'd say in terms of structure and composition CpM is the quintessential masculine chypre and MdM the classic animalic fougère. They're pretty much textbook examples of their respective genres and have very little else in common than the fact that they are both French and hallmarks of traditional men's perfumery. So for that last reason alone - get both! I did!
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    Like both but would give the edge to CPM.

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    Default Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    I'm a Guerlain head so I would go with Monchoir de Monsieur.
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    Default Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    not very similiar. CPM is much milder and more conservative. MdM is even more old-fashioned but far more animalic and challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    Wow, these do not smell alike at all to me. Chanel Pour Monsieur is nice; I don't own it but would wear it.

    MdM is awful, as is Jicky. That cat poo combination of lavendar, vanilla, and civet is disgusting to my nose.

    I think MdM and Jicky are very polarizing scents.
    I applied MdM on one wrist and scoot off to the mall and squirted some jicky on my other arm, and i am wearing CpM.

    MdM's animalic side came out when contrasted against CpM. MdM had a citrus opening which brightens it all the way to the drydown (which is the most wonderful thing I have ever smelled.)

    Jicky smelled like someone stuffed up stalks of lavender into my nostrils and it hurt a little. Then the midnotes were the same as MdM. The basenotes however, were different. Jicky was softer and smoother and silkier, while MdM was more rugged, like what Habit Rouge is to Shalimar.

    If MdM was released today, it would probably be called Jicky pour homme le eau citron or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    Wow, these do not smell alike at all to me. Chanel Pour Monsieur is nice; I don't own it but would wear it.

    MdM is awful, as is Jicky. That cat poo combination of lavendar, vanilla, and civet is disgusting to my nose.

    I think MdM and Jicky are very polarizing scents.
    +1. I have never understood how anyone can seriously wear MdM and Jicky. Do they actually like them or just think that they should because they are 'classics'. Both revolt me equally.

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    Both are very good, but for me, there is a clear winner in every department, and it is Mouchoir de Monsieur (which I also prefer to Jicky).

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    Hardly any similarities that pronounced, so that it wouldn't be worthy to buy both. I'd go for both, since they are nowhere near too similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    +1. I have never understood how anyone can seriously wear MdM and Jicky. Do they actually like them or just think that they should because they are 'classics'. Both revolt me equally.
    I actually love Jicky, totally independently of its status as a classic. (I can't stand many other classics.) MdM is a little too lavender-dominant to my taste but still pleasant to me. CpM bores me completely. Civet is a challenging ingredient and not used much in modern frags; I happen to like it in general.

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    Default Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Both are well worth owning and don't feel redundant. My reading is similar to Monkeybar's.


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    Default Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    +1. I have never understood how anyone can seriously wear MdM and Jicky. Do they actually like them or just think that they should because they are 'classics'. Both revolt me equally.

    If they didn't change after the first hour I would agree with you. Smelling of sick or poo doesn't rate highly to me either.However this fades and what develops is extremely classy, particularly with MDM, IMHO.
    I do wonder if it's worth the wait though..

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    Default Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    MdM has the unmistakable civet note and is a classic Guerlain. I own it but never wear it, whereas the Chanel competes for my all-time favorite. Both are worthy of smelling; the Chanel is the safer blind purchase.

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