WHAT I SMELL: Cabochard opens quite skanky, biting and strong, with a strange mix of floral and leather that creates this harsh, yet weirdly pretty in your face fragrance. The base is rather tarry, like the bottom of a dirty ashtray. And it’s like the florals are pushing out of the tar, like they are reaching out using the tar as a base like a potted plant. The tar is not thick, but instead is sharp and unrelenting. After a while add to the tar, a coating of dust, like you were just riding a motorcycle down a dirty unpaved road and the dust was filing your nostrils. I know I hardly make this sound enticing, but there is something very primal about this fragrance that hits my perfume sweet spot!
Top: aldehydes, bergamot, mandarin, galbanum, spice
Heart: jasmine, rosa damscena, geranium, ylang-ylang, iris
Base: patchouli, leather, vetiver, castoreum, oakmoss, tobacco, musk, labdanum, sandalwood
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE CABOCHARD: indiscreet, racy, unrepentant
BOTTOM LINE: Wow, this little gem took me by surprise. I wore this at the gym the other day and combined with a raised body temperature and a little sweat I found myself falling in love with myself. I only have a little bottle of this, but I want more! Cabochard is as masculine of a fragrance that is meant for a woman that there is, which means that this is supremely unisex and I plan to wear it a lot.
- Bone Rating: 5 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Leather
- Nose: Bernard Chant
- Classification: a very masculine feminine fragrance
- Expense: Review based on Parfum Extrait. Various prices and vintage concentrations can be found on eBay and through other sources.