Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1

    Default Cabochard - Gres

    Hi everyone

    Anyone know how old this iteration of Cabochard is?

    Picked it up a few days ago.


    for swap/sale:





  2. #2
    kumquat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Posts
    8,674
    Blog Entries
    98

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    No idea. The box looks old. How does it smell? Is it dry, smoky & leathery?

  3. #3

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    Kumquat, yes very leathery & dry.

    Member Tott cleverly pointed out it's an aerosol which is from at least the early 80s.

    for swap/sale:





  4. #4
    kumquat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Posts
    8,674
    Blog Entries
    98

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    Nice! Then it must have plenty of galbanum and oak moss, you'll enjoy that!

  5. #5

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    Yes, the zigzag/branch grey motif should be old enough to be good.

    Enjoy! An excellent soft leathery chypre, but with plenty of butch leather, linking Tabac Blond with Aramis and Azuree.

    cacio

  6. #6

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    Thanks kumquat. Galbanum may soon overtake vetiver as one of my favorite notes.

    Cacio, I noticed the abstract design on mine is golden not white like every other vintage box I've seen.
    Maybe because it's edp not edt?

    for swap/sale:





  7. #7
    Basenotes Plus
    knit at nite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    CA, Central Coast
    Posts
    4,858

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    That's a beautiful catch! Such a good scent in hot weather, too.
    A Scent Rescuer
    Every great perfume deserves a good home

  8. #8

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    I hadn't noticed the golden. I don't know what it means. Mine is and edt and it has white background.

    cacio

  9. #9
    kumquat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Posts
    8,674
    Blog Entries
    98

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    EDP- even better! Good for you.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #10

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    The aerosol effect is fun!

    teshhshshsh


    for swap/sale:





  11. #11

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    Enveloped by a mossy leathery mist.
    Btw, remember that a lot of the volume of the bottle is the gas, the volume of the liquid is less than it appears. At Arabian spraying standards, it may be gone in a matter of days...

    cacio

  12. #12
    Dependent danieq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Southeastern Arizona
    Posts
    2,303

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    Can anyone tell me what are good vintages of this?

  13. #13

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    Hedonist, I would venture to say the 1970s. That is a guess, but I recall in the late 1960s and 1970s that many women's scents were in aerosol. I have only the current formulation in EDT and EDP. I enjoy both.

    I found this article:

    http://cleopatrasboudoir.blogspot.co...res-c1959.html

    And another:

    http://yesterdaysperfume.typepad.com...gres-1959.html
    Last edited by Primrose; 2nd January 2014 at 06:59 AM.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

  14. #14

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Enveloped by a mossy leathery mist.
    Btw, remember that a lot of the volume of the bottle is the gas, the volume of the liquid is less than it appears. At Arabian spraying standards, it may be gone in a matter of days...

    cacio
    Mossy & leathery indeed Cacio.


    You are absolutely correct.

    I sprayed a bit this morning, my usual amount and was surprised to see how low it went.

    LOL @ Arabian Spraying Standards.

    Here it is from this morning: (it wasn't filled to the top of the dome, filled to the line where the outer edge of the bottle is parallel not converging. But still a lot.



    Quote Originally Posted by danieq View Post
    Can anyone tell me what are good vintages of this?
    What do you mean?

    Do you mean which iterations?

    If the box has squiggles like mine, then thats pretty vintage and is good.

    If its a plain box as such: then its the latest formulation.




    Mine is EDP & gold squiggly though which I have yet to see.
    I've seen white & EDT.

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Hedonist, I would venture to say the 1970s. That is a guess, but I recall in the late 1960s and 1970s that many women's scents were in aerosol. I have only the current formulation in EDT and EDP. I enjoy both.

    I found this article:

    http://cleopatrasboudoir.blogspot.co...res-c1959.html

    And another:

    http://yesterdaysperfume.typepad.com...gres-1959.html
    Thanks Primrose.

    I just showed it to a colleague at work whos been a perfumista since the mid 60s and he said its definitely from around the early 70s. Because thats what the box looked like. Hes a perfumista but not into vintage hunting.

    for swap/sale:





  15. #15
    queen of the universe
    jujy54's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Rustbeltistan on Erie
    Posts
    2,464

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    hedonist222, EL Private Collection is fantastic galbanum laced abstract floral. I only know from the vintage extrait, of which minis are plentiful.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

  16. #16
    Dependent danieq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Southeastern Arizona
    Posts
    2,303

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    I guess my questions should have been more on the lines of this; is the current formulation good? Can the current formulation be compared to the original?

  17. #17

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    The current formulation isn't good. Cabochard is a chypre, so there's the usual problem of missing oakmoss. But Cabochard had been cheapened way before the IFRA rules. I'm not an expert on Cabochard, so I don't know when the breakpoint is. I think that the bottles with the zig zag motifs are good.

    Cabochard's offsprings, Aramis and Azuree, are in much better shape. They are however a bit more butch, Aramis is more musky, and Azuree more citrusy.

    cacio

  18. #18

    Default Re: Cabochard - Gres

    I agree with cacio.
    I did find Cabochard in the solid black box but didn't feel compelled to acquire it.

    It is not bad per se but it didn't captivate me.

    for swap/sale:





Similar Threads

  1. Gres - Cabochard - Help me figure this out
    By ryuuoo in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11th December 2013, 09:38 PM
  2. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 16th September 2010, 12:02 PM
  3. Cabochard Gres - bottles
    By Bandit in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16th April 2009, 04:57 AM
  4. Where to Buy Gres Cabochard EPD?
    By Butthead53 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24th March 2009, 01:32 AM
  5. Gres Cabochard
    By Alicka61 in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 7th February 2006, 04:32 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000