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    Default What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    In the same way that Chanel No 5 would be roughly equivalent to Chanel Pour Monsieur (arguably) - what would be a female equivalent to Caron's Yatagan?
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    Bandit.

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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Magie Noire or Estee Lauder's Private Collection immediately come to mind.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

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    I like the idea of Bandit. A classic form, but with twists and overdoses.

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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Habanita perhaps? Piercing, timeless and abstract.
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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    I'll go out on a limb and say pre-1999 Ivoire de Balmain. Once you get past the topnotes (Yatagan more herbal/fougerey, Ivoire more green/aldehydic), there's considerable similiarity. Just replace Yatagan's pine needles with Ivoire's pencil-shavings cedar.

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    Tough one..L’Arte di Gucci or Floris Edwardian Bouquet?

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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Second Bandit!

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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    This thread makes me want to try Bandit
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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    Magie Noire or Estee Lauder's Private Collection immediately come to mind.
    Oviatt is on to something. Bandit is a great suggestion too.

    First thing that came to mind for me was also a Lauder, Alliage. Herbal, green, woody, but still femme in a way. I think it's unisex, as were so many from back then.

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    Another vote for Bandit extrait.

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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Quote Originally Posted by IsoESuperman View Post
    Oviatt is on to something. Bandit is a great suggestion too.

    First thing that came to mind for me was also a Lauder, Alliage. Herbal, green, woody, but still femme in a way. I think it's unisex, as were so many from back then.



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    Probably Bandit is the best one.

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    -Knowing by Estée Lauder
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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Quote Originally Posted by IsoESuperman View Post
    First thing that came to mind for me was also a Lauder, Alliage. Herbal, green, woody, but still femme in a way. I think it's unisex, as were so many from back then.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kotori View Post
    -Azuree by Estée Lauder
    -Knowing by Estée Lauder
    -Ormonde Woman
    The mention of all these green Lauders makes me think that Aromatics Elixir (technically a Lauder, branded Clinique) might fit the bill too.

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    Why not give yourself a day with Yatagan, itself? Could be intriguing on a woman (assuming the question is about yourself and you're a woman).

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    Another vote for Bandit!

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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    And THIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    The mention of all these green Lauders makes me think that Aromatics Elixir (technically a Lauder, branded Clinique) might fit the bill too.
    made me think of another Clinique: Wrappings

    Quite a disturbing fragrance to me, that I now have to retry. Notes from BN directory:

    Top: Green Accord, Aldehyde, Mace, Lavender, Artemisia
    Heart: Cyclamen, Jasmin, Rose, Carnation, Ozone Accord, Orris, Hyacinth
    Base: Cedar, Patchouli, Leather, Musk, Moss, Marine Accord
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    made me think of another Clinique: Wrappings
    I had never seen or heard of this scent before, and the reviews make it sound fascinating!

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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Tailoring is another long gone Clinique. No memory of what it smelled like, though.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

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    La Nuit by Paco Rabanne maybe?
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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Def those tough, green Estee Lauder scents. Try all of them mentioned above.

    I like Bandit but to my nose its *much* less aromatic than the thread title question asks for.
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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Def those tough, green Estee Lauder scents. Try all of them mentioned above.

    I like Bandit but to my nose its *much* less aromatic than the thread title question asks for.
    You're quite right, I meant it more as a kind of attitude, unapologetic, and quite in your face. As for the Lauders I'm not too familiar with most of them as they were not too common in France back in the days.

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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Blimey! I was just thinking about this question the other day! But I was more focusing on the absinth/wormwood note in Yatagan: what’s the female wormwood perfume, as powerful as Yatagan?
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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Maybe Onda or Ormonde Jayne Woman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Bandit.
    Came here to say this in response to the title, and it was the first post!

    More on the aromatic/green leather side, to Mike's point, maybe Estee Lauder Aliage, which is really the female Devin, but Devin and Yatagan are kind of brothers. [Edit: Iso beat me to it, naturally]
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    Quote Originally Posted by the blood on 530 27 View Post
    Blimey! I was just thinking about this question the other day! But I was more focusing on the absinth/wormwood note in Yatagan: what’s the female wormwood perfume, as powerful as Yatagan?
    Ava Luxe used to have an Absinthe that was quite amazing. I think it's disco'd now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Ava Luxe used to have an Absinthe that was quite amazing. I think it's disco'd now.
    Good to know anyway...thanks.
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    Another idea is Paradoxe by Pierre Cardin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therese19 View Post
    Why not give yourself a day with Yatagan, itself? Could be intriguing on a woman (assuming the question is about yourself and you're a woman).
    When I sampled Yatagan I felt that it was eminently wearable by a woman. It was nowhere near as macho as I had been led to believe. Then again, I rather enjoy smelling some of my male-marketed scents on my wife. She carries off 2 Man wonderfully.
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    Default Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    If not Yatagan then the more refined version Devin, but I still agree with Cook.bot on Aromatics Elixir.




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