Cabochard by Gres
I have to memorize that French pronunciation. “Ca ba ca”. The ca at the end rhymes with la and the accent is on the first syllable Ca.
It came out in 1959; a green leather chypre. And I do smell the leather!
Lately I’ve been wearing Cabochard as the weather is getting warmer. Wore it to the post office today. I have a few milliliters left even though the sprayer doesn’t work and it seeps out. Too bad for that, but when I love a fragrance, I want to learn about it, see how it made it’s own history, and know everything I can about it. here’s where you can read about it.
This black and white box is the vintage.
This is what the newer version looks like today. It’s reformulated of course, but I‘ve read it’s not too bad. The article (way above) says the reformed version is more citrusy and they took the animal notes out of it. See why vintage scents are so much better? I think I would enjoy one of the newer bottles all the same.
It’s so womanly with the leather smells it contains. This is good quality perfume , one that you can enjoy wearing which makes you feel beautiful! Some days when I put this on; I find it kind of harsh till it settles down. It’s the leather in there that is long lasting and bold.
Sometimes when you wear a perfume, you seem to notice a particular note in there. For instance, I once got all the civet and whatever other animal notes- in one spray, yet the next time I sprayed it, it was well rounded as it should be. It stands true for other perfumes too.
This one is just too gorgeous to not try . I really like this one. Maybe it’s the oak moss in it that I love to smell.