I also don't understand the praise. It's just vetiver with a tiny bit of sandalwood and miniscule amounts of other ingredients. I don't think it smells particularly smokey either.
With all the recent IFRA regulations, fragrances are reformulated, thats a reality.
As for someone who actually owns both original (2008) and reformulated (2013) bottles, the two smell different -- the reformulated version has more of a gourmand vibe and doesn't have the smokey vetiver that the original has. So, I also believe that Sycomore has been reformulated.
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence
There are two listings for Sycomore in the directory. Has anyone tried the vintage formulation - the one that was discontinued prior to the Les Exclusifs' launch in 2008? I'd love to be able to compare it to the current issue.
Last edited by socalwoman; 14th May 2014 at 04:40 PM.
I think I read somewhere that the 1930 sycomore had nothing to do with the new one (not difficult to believe, since vetiver-centric scents didn't really exist back then, I think the Carven was the first one). The fact that it is never talked about leads me to assume that it was a minor frag, but that's just a guess.
I have a 200ml, batch# 9401 (Nov. 2007) I'm assuming first formulation, it smells divine, strong!
I'm a huge fan of vetiver and read that syncomore is marketed towards women. Is this true?
Sycomore is marketed as unisex, as some others in the line. But vetiver in general is a stereotypically masculine material.