A much praised fragrance that seemed to me a well-behaved scent and that’s all. The creator envisages Cabotine as the daughter of Cabochard, the first perfume of the house launched in 1959. The design house Grès was founded in 1942 by Madam Alix Grès, born Germaine Emilie Krebs. The city was Paris and the business enjoyed some popularity in time.
Now, returning to Cabotine, a chypre floral scent feminine introduced on the market in 1990 and developed by perfumer Jean-Claude Delville, from IFF. The perfume enjoyed a huge success in Japan, since of its “second skin” effect. I had an occasion to test it 2 years ago, on account of the fact that my aunt is a fan, and Cabotine is treasured in her collection. Sadly, I was not even half moved as my aunt was, but then again, this is a question of taste.
My aunt helped me to test the fragrance by spraying a little over her wrist. The opening is where I detected an intoxicating mixture of fruits: black currant, peach, plum and coriander. Later, followed the heart with its floral accords, embodied by a blend of Rose, tuberose, Ylang-ylang, carnation. In the extreme dry down I perceived a note of violet, in a combination of cedar, sweet vanilla and Tonka bean.
The entire composition is supposedly structured around the note of ginger lily, known also as butterfly lily, reportedly this being as well the debut of the respective note in a fragrance structure. The bottle has a common shape; however the stopper, created by Thierry Lecoule in the shape of a flower looks interesting.
Cabotine de Grès Perfume Details
- Cabotine de Grès is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Body Lotion and 200 ml Shower Gel; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Chypre Floral
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 1990
- Perfumer: Jean-Claude Delville
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual