No idea. The box looks old. How does it smell? Is it dry, smoky & leathery?
Thread: 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.
That's a beautiful catch! Such a good scent in hot weather, too.
I hadn't noticed the golden. I don't know what it means. Mine is and edt and it has white background.
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...
Can anyone tell me what are good vintages of this?
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:
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"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.