Kobako

Version from 1982
Kobako (1982) by Bourjois
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Kobako (1982) is a popular perfume by Bourjois for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is chypre-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Galbanum, Vanilla, Lily, Cinnamon, Musk, Jasmine, Clove, Oakmoss, Tonka bean, Civet, Frankincense, Leather, Clove, Rose, Magnolia, Ambergris

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (21 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (21 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (21 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (22 Ratings)
Submitted by Morrigan, last update on 09.07.2020.
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9.5
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Bottle
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Back row treasures? An oriental announcement!
This article is the beginning of a small series in which I will comment on perfumes that I think are somehow forgotten, "underrated", not very common or have lost focus. I try to present these fragrances as factually as possible, without excessive stories, but according to my taste. Probably the comments won't be that entertaining, but I hope they will be just as helpful, but in any case shorter!
Kobako is a spicy, oriental chypre of outstanding strength and endurance, and similar in style to Obsession EdP, Obelisk EdP, Youth-Dew EdP and others. My comparison refers exclusively to the strong spicy notes. These fragrances shout loud and far "here I am" and I like being here. They need space and self-confident bearers, who even after hours still feel comfortable in a creamy-warm, but strong spicy-sweet-woody aura and love the light, enigmatic austerity of oakmoss.

As soon as you apply Kobako, it ensnares you with a creamy-warm sweetness and a little bit of soap, both of which merge with the lush spicy notes. A mixture of oriental spices under the guidance of the aromatic, somewhat hot clove and vanilla extracts convey an intense feeling of well-being, which somehow reminded me of Christmas, if, yes, if not the oak moss, which was enigmatically present from the beginning, would ground the fragrance, in the true sense of the word. This is accompanied by restrained caramel and, over the long course of time, stronger, balsamic-sweet, leathery vanilla notes. All of this always bearing in mind the outstanding, deliciously stimulating and always present opulence of spices. The fragrance is a real heavyweight!

The perfume Kobako can be worn well by both sexes, lasts easily for eight to ten hours and can be controlled in its intensity by the number of sprays. I see it, used with the necessary caution, in every area and at all times.
The Bourjois company has been based in France since 1863 and today belongs to the American group Coty Inc. The scent Kobako dates from 1936, the currently available and rated edition is the one from 1982, the price is a joke.

To find and carry such treasures that are still available is a great privilege and will not become easier in the future. I would like to encourage those who are interested and thank you very much for your reading!
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Opium mother who makes it crack
Since the original opium is unfortunately no longer available due to new formulations and the only good dupe, "O. P." has now been replaced by a successor, I went some time ago on the search for a fragrance that smells largely similar. Well, one that really comes to the original I unfortunately haven't found, but a lot of interesting scents that go very strongly in the direction of the original
So is Kobako, an intense fragrance potpouri of the most diverse (especially spicy) notes. The opening is very intense and soapy, after which the different spices slowly appear. Find an extremely successful, heavy fragrance that still fits in all seasons, if from the time of day more suitable for the evening hours. Unbelievable, however, is the price (about 10 €) for the best quality is offered here. For fans of the former Opium (EDP) or Dali (PDT) in any case worth a test.
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