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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTricia View Post
    I do like smokiness in fragrances, but I’ll try the edp anyway. Was Sycomore an older fragrance, meaning before Exclusifs?
    There was a 1920s version, I believe, but this was a 2007 release, I think it was, and there was little relation, I think I may have read, other than the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    There was a 1920s version, I believe, but this was a 2007 release, I think it was, and there was little relation, I think I may have read, other than the name.
    Has anyone tried the original 1920s Sycomore?

    I’d be curious about how close the EDT is to the deep vintage original. I’ve always felt it was fairly modern in style.
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    Has anyone tried the original 1920s Sycomore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Has anyone tried the original 1920s Sycomore?

    I’d be curious about how close the EDT is to the deep vintage original. I’ve always felt it was fairly modern in style.
    Also curious about who the original nose was.

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    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDT Cologne Concentree
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Has anyone tried the original 1920s Sycomore?

    I’d be curious about how close the EDT is to the deep vintage original. I’ve always felt it was fairly modern in style.
    The original Chanel Sycomore was released in 1930 according to the Chanel blogspot:
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Has anyone tried the original 1920s Sycomore?

    I’d be curious about how close the EDT is to the deep vintage original. I’ve always felt it was fairly modern in style.
    Bois de Jasmin website compares the two versions.
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    According to Perfume Shrine (Elena Vosnaki), "In 1930, Coco Chanel had a dream: she envisioned the perfect, most beautiful woody perfume that was baroque in feeling, yet bore no frills. The result, Sycomore, a 'woody scent with balsamic notes' composed by her Russian perfumer Ernest Beaux, was not appreciated in its time and soon disappeared. Just shy of 80 years in the making, Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake, resident noses at Chanel, recomposed the woody vision of mademoiselle Coco and the finished fragrance forms part of Les Exclusifs—Chanel's prestige line. The two however do not bear any similarity: The vintage Sycomore had 'a distinct tobacco-violet note and all the other elements (few) built to enhance this idea,' according to Octavian Coifan, while in comparison the new version is very much centered around true vetiver; and a smokey one at that."

    Bois de Jasmin (Victoria) writes: "I have a bottle of the original, therefore I was curious to compare the two. I would describe the original Sycomore as closer in spirit to Bois des Iles (vetiver, sandalwood and soft aldehydes.) It played up its gamine features with a twist of tobacco and violet. The new Sycomore eschews the obvious floral allusions. It is an elegant and pared down vetiver, which emphasizes the green hazelnut facet of the root. The embellishments are subtle, yet they serve to highlight the beauty of the raw material well. With hardly any retro references, Sycomore (2008) is a thoroughly modern fragrance. As far as I can tell, there are few, if any, allusions to the vintage."

    Grace Hummel's Chanel Perfume Bottles Blogspot says the original was called "Sycamore," based on a B. Altman ad, but that's erroneous. Rather, it was always "Sycomore," as evidenced by old bottles and design sketches, but a copy editor or typesetter "corrected" the spelling of the ad Hummel found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTricia View Post
    He actually tried my sample of Sycomore after I tried it, lol. I found it a bit too dry, woody and masculine for me, but I rather liked it on him.
    Sycomore EDT took me a while to come around. As you've hinted, one has to appreciate to this dry scents. There was a time that I struggled to appreciate it early on. A good number of individuals that I'm around hate this one. One of the critiques that I get is that it smells like weed. I could definitely see this correlation with Sycomore EDT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    SOTN: Creed Bois de Santal (from a sample)
    How did this work out? VT?
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    How did this work out? VT?
    I liked both Bois de Santal and "Vintage" Tabarôme very much. I missed the end of BdS because I fell asleep, but I enjoyed the unexpected blend of tangy citrus with creamy sandalwood.

    No surprise that Tabarôme is a hit, maybe even more with Dr. T. than with me. I'm getting leather, lime, cigar, and green pepper amongst other things, though I wouldn't say any one of those defines the scent. Is it my holy grail? No—I have other old English gentleman's club aromas I like as much that cost a fraction of what VT would set me back. But none of those smells the same as VT, so if I were ever to catch one sneaking under the radar, I'd snap it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    I liked both Bois de Santal and "Vintage" Tabarôme very much. I missed the end of BdS because I fell asleep, but I enjoyed the unexpected blend of tangy citrus with creamy sandalwood.

    No surprise that Tabarôme is a hit, maybe even more with Dr. T. than with me. I'm getting leather, lime, cigar, and green pepper amongst other things, though I wouldn't say any one of those defines the scent. Is it my holy grail? No—I have other old English gentleman's club aromas I like as much that cost a fraction of what VT would set me back. But none of those smells the same as VT, so if I were ever to catch one sneaking under the radar, I'd snap it up.
    As much as I love a good sandalwood drydown, the animalistic nature of BDS was too much for me. BDS is something I hardly ever reach for - the civet out weighs the goodness in this rare Creed.

    VT is great because it brings that old world feel to it. This one has pretty much disappeared all together now even if one is willing to put down their month's salary or more for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    As much as I love a good sandalwood drydown, the animalistic nature of BDS was too much for me. BDS is something I hardly ever reach for - the civet out weighs the goodness in this rare Creed.

    VT is great because it brings that old world feel to it. This one has pretty much disappeared all together now even if one is willing to put down their month's salary or more for it.
    I don't think I've ever smelled a fragrance that I thought had too much civet.
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    Very nice! A wonderful fragrance and a great choice.

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    Creed Angélique Encens (from a sample)
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    I last applied this in October 2019. A scent that signals for me the burning of Deciduous leaves.
    Autumn comes earlier this year with the burn in the Northwest together with the first tinges of Reds, Yellows appearing in the forests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosey74 View Post
    Gucci Nobile (the rag tag motley crew):

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    I finally got a sample (mini) of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aero58 View Post
    I finally got a sample (mini) of this.
    I'm guessing you'll like Nobile.

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    Superb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aero58 View Post
    I finally got a sample (mini) of this.
    Well, what do you think aero58? Is the hype real?
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