Chanel Coromandel Eau de Parfum is meant to be a “soft and voluptuous embrace” with “intense amber notes.” This is a fragrance that starts with citrusy, not-quite-ripe orange notes that get milkier, sweeter, and not more definable because the flowers center notes come ahead. The bottom notes are extremely combined in combination and create a dry down this is creamy, virtually chocolaty with the frivolously spiced woods and resinous-like sweetness. Chanel lists Coromandel’s notes as: patchouli, frankincense, and benzoin, however a extra whole be aware checklist appears to be:
most sensible notes: sour orange, neroli, citruses
center notes: orris root, patchouli, rose, jasmine
base notes: musk, woody notes, white chocolate, amber, olibanum, benzoin, incense
It opened with a blast of subtly, sweetened orange and its freshly-peeled pores and skin off to the facet. Only some mins went through earlier than the patchouli got here ahead and just a rather sharp citrus really feel is left, much less definable as orange and the wonder much less noticeable because it become creamier, smoother, and milky.
As the highest notes light, the center of the perfume ended in a wealthy, heady floral high quality with a marginally of sweetness coming from citrus that has grow to be creamier, smoother, and ripened.
Over the following few hours, Coromandel become hotter, spicier, and smokier because the amber and incense made their presence recognized. It evolved a extra resinous high quality, however the whole thing felt so combined that exact notes have been arduous to discern. There used to be slight woodiness and earthiness, a marginally of spice (which pervaded via maximum stages of the fragrance), and virtually vanillic benzoin/amber.
The dry down used to be extra of a skin-scent, with the notes detectable from an inch or two above my wrist, and stays at the creamier facet with frivolously spiced woods, a touch of powderiness, and resinous sweetness. The preliminary dry down appeared to get started after 4 to 5 hours, however heady, resinous amber will get increasingly more outstanding from there and supplants the creaminess to some extent.
For trying out, I blind purchased the smaller of the full-sized bottle choices–I love to reside and spend dangerously, it appears–nevertheless it got here as a robust advice from a private buddy who has a excellent sense of my fragrance tastes. For trying out, I used two sprays, that have been implemented to the bottom and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I exploit an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the fragrance as this could also be my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered fragrance didn’t grasp smartly right here differently. It used to be long-lasting (over 10 hours and nonetheless detectable as a skin-scent) with average sillage for the primary two hours with average projection for the primary 3 hours.
Subjectively, I’ve been taking part in next wears of Coromandel, since I’ve a complete bottle, and unquestionably haven’t any regrets about my blind-buy. I like it to Xerjoff Richwood, which has numerous similarities in its fragrance development, however Richwood remains sharper and heavy at the citrus most sensible notes for for much longer than Coromandel, which I want. I deeply benefit from the dry down with its candy, ambery resins, highly spiced woodiness, and tendril of incense.