Own all 14 of them but my preferred is Sycomore.
What's your favorite fragrance of the Les Exclusifs line by Chanel?
Own all 14 of them but my preferred is Sycomore.
Sycomore is my signature scent. Just amazing. Also love and wear Coromandel, Eau de Cologne, Cuir de Russie, Bois des iles and 31 Rue Cambon
Haven't sniffed all of them, but Coromandel is my favorite so far.
Tough choice - but I went with Sycomore. Certainly would have gone with Eau de Cologne, if it lasted more than 20 minutes.
I love 31 Rue Cambon.
For me a tough decision between sycomore, bois des iles, cuir de russie and coromandel. I finally picked coromandel as the most unique. Sycomore has similarities with other vetivers (i do consider it as one of the best though), bois des iles has some similarities with egoiste. I don't know anything thatnis similar to coromandel though.
Cuir de Russie, but love many of them.
31 Rue Cambon, although I wish it had a deeper, denser base.
Eau de Cologne and Bois des Iles are great too.
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31 rue cambon and sycomore are standouts for me:-)
Then 28 la pausa,
And cuir de russie, has good performance
Eau de cologne just too expensive....
Coromandel is good too,but i can live without it
Others are too thin, or too synthetic
Jersey is a bit of a dud, but otherwise many worthy contenders - especially love 31 Rue Cambon, Coromandel, Bois des Iles, Cuir de Russie, Eau de Cologne. Vote goes to Sycomore.
31 rue Cambon for me. But I'm not surprised to see Sycamore pulling ahead as it is popular here on BN. But I doubt if every Sycamore voter has actually tried the rest of the line.
My favorite is Bel Respiro, but it was a tough choice. I wished Coromandel smelled good on me, I really wanted to love it, but it is a no go. I also love Bois des Iles, La Pausa, No. 18, the Eau. I actually like Jersey for a casual Sunday afternoon. 1932 is very nice, but I need to spend more time with it before I know if it is just nice or I love it.
I've only worn 4 of these. But of those Sycomore is my favorite.
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I own Bois des Iles, Cuir de Russie in EDT & Extrait, both absolute classics, as well as 31 Rue Cambon but I'll vote Coromandel - seldom wear it but it is such a masterful take on patchouli that it is something of a modern classic to me.
Very expected poll results so far - Sycomore followed by Coromandel, both are my choices for 1 & 2 as well...
Frederic Malle likes this perfume either.
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i love the Chanel exclusifs range and i only have some of them
(Sycomore, Bois des Iles, Coromandel, 28 La Pausa, Cuir de Russie and Eau de Cologne)
Sycomore and Bois des Illes are my personal fav.
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I like most of them. Favorites are Sycomore, 31 Rue Cambon (beautiful thing), Eau de Cologne.
Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles are extremely good but used to be a lot better. Nothing smells much better than vintage pre-Exclusifs Cuir de Russie.
Serious quality in all of these fragrances and raw materials second to none (as good as Guerlain's best).
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Sycomore - fantastic scent!
Sycomore anytime, anywhere, perfect...
then Coromandel and Eau de Cologne
Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
I chose Cuir de Russie because I think it's the best soft leather, but 31 Rue Cambon is my runner up.
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Sycomore or Coromandel and just acquired Curi de Russie this weekend and have to test that one out.
I first fell in love with Coromandel and it's the first one I bought. Someday, I would love to have Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles. Maybe 31 Rue Cambon and Chanel 22
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This is, by far, my favorite "line" in perfumery. I own many of them, but have not smelled Jersey, Gardenia, eau de cologne or Beige. If I had to stop in my perfume journey at this point, I could easily just wear this line and get rid of most of my other bottles.
I voted Bois des Iles, but I actually think 31 rue Cambon is the standout in this line.
for me Bois des Iles
Easily Bois Des Iles parfum (it's the clear star of the collection in my opinion) followed by Coromandel & 31 Rue Cambon.
Hands down Sycomore is #1 for me. Never "got" the popularity of Coromandel, to me it smelled like mosquito repellant. I'll dig out my sample some time and give it another try.
Own and love Bois des Illes EDT and Parfum, Sycomore, Coromandel, 31 Rue Cambon and used to own Cuir de Russie.
I'd say my favourite overall "smell" is Bois des Illes Parfum. But my favourite to wear would be Coromandel.
Sycomore is wonderful too, but I don't really wear it that much these days.
31 Rue without question. I wear it from time to time. Much lighter application than my lady wears.
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For me, from wearability perspective:
- Bois des Iles / Bois des Iles Parfum
- Eau de Cologne
I appreciate the beauty and composition of most of the other ones in the lineup, but personally would not wear them myself.
Ermenegildo Zegna: Haitian Vetiver / Italian Bergamot
Roja Dove: Amber Aoud Crystal Parfum / Danger Pour Homme Parfum / Fetish Pour Homme Parfum /
Creation-E Pour Homme Parfum / Scandal Pour Homme EdP
Hermess: Bel Ami / Bel Ami Vetiver // Bond No.9: Andy Warhol / NY Amber / NY Oud
Armani Privé: Myrrhe Imperiale / Oud Royal / Rose D'Arabie
Christian Dior La Collection Privée: Ambre Nuit / Oud Ispahan / Bois d'Argent / Leather Oud
Creed: Windsor / Royal Oud / Green Irish Tweed / Jardin d'Amalfi / Pure White Cologne
Puredistance: M / Black // House of Matriarch: Blackbird / SexMagic
Mancera // Acqua di Parma // Atelier Cologne // Huitième Art
Comme des Garcons // Amouage // Profumum Roma // Jovoy Paris // Lubin // D.S. & Durga
Coromandel for me followed by Bois de isles .
Current top choices:
1- Portrait of A Lady
2- 34 st Germaine Boulevard by Diptyque
3- Bleecker Street by Bond 9
4- Acqua Di Parma Oud
5- Clive Christian #1
6- Coromandel by Chanel
7- Acqua Di Parmal Colonia Intensa
8- Guerlain Derby
9- MFK lumiere Noir
10- Dans Tes Bras
Sycomore, but it is close with several others.
Sycomore and Coromandel
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02 - Davidof (1984)
03 - Revillon PH
04 - Paco Rabanne PH (Vintage)
05 - Giorgio V.I.P.
06 - Salvador Dali PH
07 - Equipage (Vintage)
08 - Zino Davidoff (Vintage)
09 - Gucci PH (1976)
10 - Gucci Nobile
11 - Ungaro III (Vintage)
12 - Francesco Smalto PH
13 - Monsieur Givenchy (Vintage)
14 - Givenchy Gentleman (Vintage)
15 - Balenciaga PH
16 - Lapidus PH
17 - Kouros (Vintage)
18 - Gucci PH (2003)
19 - Kouros Fraicheur
20 - Shiseido Basala
Well, one more for Sycomore and Coromandel.
I was recently given a miniature with my Coromandel purchase & must say Beige is quite beautiful indeed.