These words are still ringing in my ears...
And no, this is not gonna be a tear. Because I love Cacharel pour l'Homme very much
It was 1995, I had been together with my boyfriend for a while, but didn't live together. I was always in favour of separate apartments. But that's just by the way.
Anyway, I was with him again in the evening and stayed spontaneously over night. I had things to change with me but I hadn't thought of a fragrance.
As my friend was already a very strong scent nose at that time, there was a really well equipped scent department in the bathroom, which would have competed with any perfumery.
I came out of the shower in the morning, took Fahrenheit and when I came to the breakfast table I heard the words: 'Pooh, what did you take? That smells like petrol pump 3, brand Trecker!'
Oh dear, Fahrenheit didn't suit me. A really unpleasant petrol note spread. I suddenly didn't like it anymore either.
I was kind but certainly asked to go to the bathroom again. But I was happy to comply. Another short shower, away with the gasoline smell (I was also only thrifty with it) and this time the look fell on Cacharel pour l'Homme.
That's a whole different caliber, though. Let's see if that's more benevolent. Oh yes and how...
People came closer and closer to me and the corners of my mouth went up on their own.
Say, that's the Cacharel. I can't believe he smells so good on you. I was about to part with him.'
What can I say, the almost full bottle belonged to me from then on and since then it has been an integral part of my collection.
Right now in autumn I like to wear it.
I love the eye-catching lemon, combined with lavender and sage, which together form a beautiful powerful start. In addition, beautiful warm flowery accents are added, which were so beautifully worked in, however, that the smell is not too gambled away.
Carnation is the clearest to smell as it is a classic flower (evil tongues would say old-fashioned) and is very good in this classic scent.
And I notice this wonderfully spicy nutmeg note. Nutmeg is not listed, but is clearly present and makes the fragrance wonderfully refined.
Later it will be a little green, woody, woodsy, tannic, mossy, delicious.
I feel immediately transferred to a forest, on a cool but sunny day, with a checked shirt, coarse jeans and comfortable boots, go for a walk and enjoy the wonderful forest air.
These sensations are caused by aspects of fir, cedar and oak moss, caught by some amber and musk (just a hint so that the base does not become too strict)
A clear course is actually to be recognized, everything seems beautifully balanced.
I'm completely comfortable with Cacharel pour l'Homme. The whole pleasure lasts about 6 hours, in the first hour the fragrance radiates very well, but does not kill, so it is also recommended in the office. In the spare time as well, in the evening I have often worn it.
In my opinion, it is somewhat out of the scope of the very opulent 80s, as it is a bit more reserved in comparison to the other crackers à la Kouros, Antaeus and other fragrances. I'd rather have put him in the '50s or '60s.
But if you like it woody-moosy-woodsy with citric and slightly flowery aspects, you can take it without hesitation. It is often quite affordable to have.
The bottle is kept very simple, but fits to the overall impression, has a little bit of a flask. The stupid plastic lid is disturbing, it doesn't fit at all and looks a bit cheap. And the spray head is also not the yellow of the egg, it likes to go off.
But otherwise I absolutely can't complain about the fragrance.
He has also survived one or two adaptations and revisions well. One recognizes it still, perhaps it may have held in former times somewhat longer. Other fragrances were processed much less sensitively.
I've been separated from my boyfriend for a long time, but I'm very grateful that I got the wonderful scent from him.