Aromatics Elixir vs. Cabocard

LiveJazz

Funky fresh
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Mar 16, 2006
They are quite different from what I recall of both, though they share a number of elements.

Cabochard is a green floral leather, quite smooth in the base and reminiscent of the original Aramis, while Aromatics Elixir is a dry herbal feeling rosey-floral with a straight up mossy cyphre base. Much more soapy and austere.
 
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cacio

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Nov 5, 2010
The talk is about vintage Cabochard, because the latest iterations, at least the ones I know, are not worth it.

but it's as others said. Cabochard was a floral leather chypre, the mother of Aramis and Azuree, to which it bears resemblances. But while Aramis and Azuree are, so to speak, Americanized (bolder, brassier), Cabochard is more European (softer, more floral).
Aromatics Elixir is full of resins, spices, patch and what not, bolder and confident.

cacio
 

kewart

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Jan 9, 2006
I actually dislike both of these scents. I find they both share an
element of harshness and lack beauty in the way they are constructed.
Cabochard is very butch and leathery whilst AE is full of herbal notes that jar
and scratch. Austere is a good word for it, LiveJazz.

I would only wear either of these if I wanted to kick some ass or repel an unwanted
admirer!

Sorry to rain on your parade but that's just how I feel.
 

kumquat

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Jan 31, 2006
I have some vintage and fairly old, if more recent ‘Cabochard’. The vintage parfum, when available is a delight if you like oak moss. Very earthy, snappy green leather scent. The more recent EDP I have (with a frosted glass bow) is also good but it is more sharp compared to the deep, mellow parfum.

‘Aromatics Elixir’ has never done it for me. There are a few wrong notes that really pop out. I suspect it is that particular type of rose and orris that sticks out and ruins it for me
 

kumquat

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Jan 31, 2006
kumquat, based on your tempting description, it sounds to me like vintage Gres Cabochard parfum is the way to go!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the vote of confidence! Indeed, if you like a moss-based vintage scent, ‘Cabochard’ is one of the best. It does stay pretty close to the skin- not a lot of projection but adding vintage EDP helps with silage. I sometimes wear both together. EDP first, then a bit of parfum to really make it sing.

The original parfum to look for is in a black & white striped box and has a gray velvet bow on the bottle. I used to run across these on EBay frequently. I always try for unopened bottles. They hold up well in storage but once opened you never know what condition it may be in.
 

Ifti

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Aug 5, 2016
The original parfum to look for is in a black & white striped box and has a gray velvet bow on the bottle. I used to run across these on EBay frequently. I always try for unopened bottles. They hold up well in storage but once opened you never know what condition it may be in.
Thumbsup Good to know TY!
 

aquila_2009

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Oct 16, 2014
Vintage Cabochard is a composition in which powerful green,moss,and leather notes are hold in a perfect balance.the notes are mossy and leathery,but they are also masterfully blended with pungent herbs and mesmerizing florals.it smells like sex in a field on a hot summer day after a leather clad motorcycle ride.what i would give to go back in time to smell this on such women as Bette Davis,Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo.

Vintage Aromatics Elixir is a beautiful and sublime floral chypre style of fragrance.a very green floral and herbal a powerful blend of herbal,mossy,soapy and floral notes.opens with a green-woody notes and then drops into the aldehydes and stays green.both of them are feminist fragrance,sexy and timeless but i prefer Cabochard!

Best Regards.
 

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