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    Default Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    I have a small sample of Chanel Coromandel, and the first time I applied it I was reminded of Guerlain Habit Rouge. Honestly, I've had an issue with HR being too powdery and sweet during its dry-down, so I've had this 50ml bottle for about 30 years. A couple of days ago I compared these two by wearing Coromandel on one arm and HR on the other. I found HR to be spicier, denser and a bit sweeter. Coromandel was a bit more floral, "spacious" and slightly less sweet. Both have some woody notes on me (sandalwood?) and although I prefer Coromandel it has helped me to better "get" HR as a frag.

    Does anyone else find similarities between these two?
    Last edited by demcav; 13th April 2013 at 11:42 PM.

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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    Personally don't see the similarities and I own both.

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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    I found absolutely no similarities between the two. Love Coromandel and hate Habit Rouge (EDT) which smells like powdery lemon cleanser.

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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    I absolutely ADORE Habit Rouge and I could not live without it. But I've never tried Coromandel. Sorry.

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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    have both and personally don't find any similarities between both of them

    love habit rouge, an all rounder winner,
    where as on the hand, coromandel is good but not as great as habit rouge
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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    Own & love both, no similarities.

    Coromandel IMO being one of the best along with Sycomore in the Exclusifs from Chanel...
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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    Own the EDP of HR and Coromandel but there are no similarities.

    Well except for them both feeling very high end.

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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I found absolutely no similarities between the two. Love Coromandel and hate Habit Rouge (EDT) which smells like powdery lemon cleanser.
    100% agree. If Habit Rouge didn't have the name 'Guerlain' on it, it wouldn't be nearly as praised as it is(which it shouldn't be anyhow).
    Coromandel on the other hand, is absolutely gorgeous and smooth, not too sweet and just a delight to wear! I love the stuff and I'm not a big Chanel fan apart from Egoïste.
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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    Coromandel is one of the FEW that I have ever been stopped and commented how good I smelled,. Some woman at a shop one evening said 'my god you smell good". and this must have been 8 pm and I had not applied it for hours, I didn't even smell it on myself by that time.

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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    If incense and citrus smell the same to you, you could save a lot of money and wear drugstore frags!

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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    I own both and am struggling to find any similarity at all. My wife describes Coromandel as "an ethereal patchouli bomb" and Habit Rouge as "old ladies piss".
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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    No similarities . I own both. I prefer Coromandel and I get a lot of compliments wearing it. I cannot overcome the fact that is marketed as a female fragrance , sometimes, but who cares , I like it

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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    I own both and am struggling to find any similarity at all. My wife describes Coromandel as "an ethereal patchouli bomb" and Habit Rouge as "old ladies piss".
    Sweet!

    I own wear and enjoy both. Dont see the similarity at all and I hardly have the best nose on the forum. Coromandel is a smooth unisex white chocolate patchouli bomb and Habit Rouge is a powdery citrusy leathery floppy foppy thing.
    Last edited by Sticky Threads; 14th April 2013 at 10:27 PM.

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    Default Re: Chanel Coromandel and Guerlain Habit Rouge

    Since I already enjoy Habit Rouge, even one more additional reason to also try Coromandel (and even if the two are not similar at all, still worth the fragrance experience of becoming familiar with one scent more since, so far, I haven't tried Coromandel).

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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    I own both and am struggling to find any similarity at all. My wife describes Coromandel as "an ethereal patchouli bomb" and Habit Rouge as "old ladies piss".
    What the heck does old lady piss smell like? Whatever the case I hope it smells really good. I just had the Guerlain product consultant mail me a sample of Habit Rouge.

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