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Cabochard By Parfums Gres For Women. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.3 Ounces

Introduced in 1959. Fragrance notes: citrus, leather, and tobacco. Recommended use: evening.When applying any fragrance please consider that there are several factors which can affect the natural smell of your skin and, in turn, the way a scent smells on you.  For instance, your mood, stress level, age, body chemistry, diet, and current medications may all alter the scents you wear.  Similarly, factor such as dry or oily skin can even affect the amount of time a fragrance will last after being applied

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Honest reviews

★★★★★

AWFUL!!!!

This smells just like Aramis mens cologne! NASTY, AWFUL. What on earth was Madam Gres smoking when she created this one!!!!

Nellie West Millgrove, OH
★★★★★

… this is such a fake and not even a good fake. Could not even give away

If I could give a zero star to show how this is such a fake and not even a good fake. Could not even give away …stinks!! I had a real cabochard. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY

Jamie Colton, WA
★★★★★

Unjustly Accused!

I recently came across information on Madam Gres’s timeless designs and, as a sidetrack, read about the designer’s perfumes. I am fully aware that re-formulations are sometimes hard to deal with, especially, if there is a strong attachment with the original formulations. For example, I still cannot come to terms with the rewamping of Rive Gauche. A significant part of my life is associated with its unmistakeable signature fragrance. In a reformulated format, it felt like it was a disinherited cousin to a wealthy aristocratic original. Eventually, I embraced its simplified persona and included it into my perfume “pallette”. In case of Cabochard, have never tried the original. I read the reviews, both positive and negative, and decided to give it a try. After I had made a purchase, I came across a particularly bitter review by Luca Turin, one of the estimed experts on the subject of parfumery. He compared re-formulated Cabochard to withered and prematurely aged Peter O’Tool, nothing like the original Laurence of Arabil “god”, so to speak. I was horrified. Well, I was not so much concerned with the loss of money (thankfully, it is very affordable) but by the fact that I was tricked into buying it. When I received it, I was pleasantly surprised. It is a memorable perfume – no flowerly simplicity here. It would be well suited for a woman who wants to make a statement and knows what she wants. I might still hunt it down on ebay one of these days but I am perfectly content with this “imposter”. I do love Bandit and Azuree but Cabochard will take its proper place in my collection of perfumes to reflect my executive power and confidence moods and roles I need to play in life.

Sonia Bayside, NY
★★★★★

A little different

I was happy to find Cabochard by Grès on Amazon as it was my signature perfume many years ago. The bottle now looks completely different than the old one which had a beautiful and original design. The fragrance is also slightly different than the original, but still very nice. It is not a ‘fresh’ scent, but rather, a complex, sophisticated, spicy fragrance as were the perfumes of the 60s and 70s, that I find more suitable for a mature woman than a young girl, It is a sexy and elegant scent which I am happy to return to. A little goes a long way…

Gwen Simpsonville, SC
★★★★★

Classic fragrance but not for everyone!

When I first applied Cabochard, I had a what-the-heck reaction. What was everyone thinking? Herbs & citrus was not what I was expecting from this revered leather. Thankfully I waited, patiently waited. It was an hour before Cabochard began to peel back its layers. First, the beautiful floral heart that is not overtly femme. Then, a smoky, dry strapping leather to rave about. Later, almost a worn & loved suede jacket. It’s love.I’m uncertain how wearable Cabochard is for me because it hasn’t passed the DH (darling husband) test. However, I now have an appreciation for this new-found classic, and I better understand where citrus-leathers (like the lighter & well-done Cerruti Image Woman) may have got inspiration.

Dayna Foster, WV