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Fragrance Review: Sycomore by Chanel

Chanel has recently released another one of its old-turned-new again fragrances to its high-end Les Exclusifs Collection. It's called Sycomore, and for $190, you can be the proud owner of 200 ml of Coco Chanel's original 1930 scent (available in Chanel boutiques worldwide) that was first created by Earnest Beaux and was tweaked by current Chanel nose Jacques Polge.

What makes Sycomore special is that like Mademoiselle Chanel's style, it combines the best of masculine and feminine scents. With its mix of woodsy smoky essences, it has a straightforward aroma. Sycomore is blended from a mixture of strong Hawaiian vetiver, sandalwood, cypress, juniper and spicy pink pepper. Notice how there are no flowers present? That's because of its no-frills concept.

Although it's rather pricey — full disclosure, Chanel sent a bottle to me for review — it happens to be one of my favorites to wear when I mean business. I spritz it on for meetings, afternoon events and whenever I want to feel strong rather than soft. Just shy of 80 years in the making, this scent has made a popular return. If you ever wondered why Chanel has earned a reputation for being timeless, Sycomore is a prime example. Just gorgeous.


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emalove emalove 7 years
Doesn't sound like my type of scent at all.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I love spicy scents and this sounds amazing.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
This one sounds great and Coco Chanel knew what she was doing when deciding what the perfume bottles should look like. They work no matter what era it is and are perfectly timeless.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I bet you smell sweet!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I bet you smell sweet!
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 7 years
I would love to try this! You had me at vetiver!
krampalicious krampalicious 7 years
this is my jealous face...i haven't been wearing much fragrance as of late, but i may get back into it.
krampalicious krampalicious 7 years
this is my jealous face... i haven't been wearing much fragrance as of late, but i may get back into it.
Bella-Donna Bella-Donna 7 years
Thanks Bella, for years I've been looking for a straightforward, no-nonsensical fragrance, and this may be IT; my everyday signature :)And by pricey, how much do you mean? I CAN save up for it by resisting buying the regular garden variety designer kind (one's that have ubiquitous notes of tuberose, vanilla, jasmine, patchouli et al.!)
Bella-Donna Bella-Donna 7 years
Thanks Bella, for years I've been looking for a straightforward, no-nonsensical fragrance, and this may be IT; my everyday signature :) And by pricey, how much do you mean? I CAN save up for it by resisting buying the regular garden variety designer kind (one's that have ubiquitous notes of tuberose, vanilla, jasmine, patchouli et al.!)
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