Yatagan 1976Eau de Toilette

Yatagan (Eau de Toilette) by Caron
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Yatagan (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Caron for men and was released in 1976. The scent is spicy-leathery. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Cattleya Finance. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Tarragon, Galbanum, Lavender, Petitgrain
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Jasmine, Pine needle, Carnation, Patchouli, Vetiver
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Coconut, Labdanum, Leather, Musk, Styrax

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Scent

8.0 (327 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (242 Ratings)

Sillage

7.5 (249 Ratings)

Bottle

7.1 (238 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 19.10.2020.

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Yatagan is the name of an Ottoman sword and a Turkish city.
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AlbertooL

16 Reviews
AlbertooL
AlbertooL
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galbanum temple
In summary, the smell of an tradicional gentleman that contains leathery notes and patchouli as background and then, leading that fire of "nobles", the spicy and sour snap of the Wormwood that never goes out.
It is very remarkable the base of patchouli and leather and there is something slighty floral as backdrop that calms down a bit the fire of leather and patchouli.
is there anything there about Pine? it may be noticed anything but the fact is that with so dense and wild notes like patchouli and leather, it is difficult to discriminate.
It has an air of Gentleman , but do not feel old-fashioned or aged at least not on my skin.
Deserves a try.
10
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6
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
Rquill67

193 Reviews
Rquill67
Rquill67
   3  
Aromatic, green and smoky! Love it!
I blind-bought this fragrance and I'm so glad I did. I've read a ton of reviews both here on Fragrantica and from YouTube fragrance channels. I waited a while to get this one, and even though I had read and watched many reviews, I still don't think I was ready for what I smelled. I love this fragrance from Caron and there's a lot going on.

It's woody, aromatic, green, herbal, spicy and smoky. There are too many notes to list, and the notes that stay in the dry-down come together perfectly. I can smell patchouli, incense, oak moss and basil the most.

It's like hiking east Asia and walking into a small village on the side of the mountain and you can smell the fire, the smoke & oak moss, the green herbs drying, the sweet incense curling up through the air perfuming your clothes. I am really happy with this one. Totally worth it guys! Take the plunge if you don't want to purchase yet another mass-appealing fragrance with the same old same old DNA.

10 out of 10 for me!
7.5
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7
Longevity
7
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8
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Pepdal

189 Reviews
Pepdal
Pepdal
   0  
Yatagan
A mid 70s release composed by a perfumer with only two other titles to his credit, with arguably Yatagan being his most well known. This eau de toilette has a bit of a cult following, and here is my take. I hope you enjoy and thank you for watching.


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Franzuschek
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Franzuschek
Franzuschek
Top Review    14  
Franz Schubert, Trio op. 100-Andante con moto
I took a long time to make this comment. When I bought this fragrance in 2019, my expectations were very high because of the comments here (especially from @Konsalik-though thank you now!). Also because of the very combative naming...
It was probably also due to my very untrained nose at the time that I put the scent down under the category "nice and warm" when I first wore it. I wore it subsequently in monthly intervals. Whenever I was just fed up with the favourites in my collection. My surroundings perceived the fragrance differently. Commentary collection: "old-fashioned", "dusty", "for grandpas" but also "what is it?", "never smelled" and "I would like to be able to wear it", "super classic". I have to admit that Crowdpleasers don't really fit my character. I would love to wrap myself up in Gaultier Le Male, Chanel Egoist and the like. You smell really nice. From my life, character and age, "nice" just doesn't fit anymore. Neither for the people who know me well, nor for myself. With 45 you have already experienced a lot and you have also taken some scars from life with you. These scars are also the edges of my character. And my fragrances should underline this! Over the last half, Yatagan has become a faithful companion. Not to every situation. Not to every mood. There is too much polarity in the fragrance due to age and ingredients. The polarity of the fragrance is for me now the silent power that rests in it. A silent power that connects and grounds me to my own life story. It simply creates a powerful centre. And I certainly do not want to rest in my middle all the time. But life, which a few years still experience as an adventure. But the old adventurers need more moments of center and congruence from their mid-40s on. In the moment and to their own history Now how can this fragrance be described? As with all grandiose compositions, this is also extremely difficult for me with Yatagan. The individual components are so masterfully interwoven that no single component stands out strongly, but delivers an olfactory total work of art. It simply smells like Yatagan to me. Very great art. I'll try it anyway..
Preferably with an olfactory experience from my childhood. Friends of our family was a married couple. He was a Viennese ex-diplomat. Born 1910. She a few years younger. Childless. Again and again we were invited as a family in the early eighties to their villa in the 18th district of Vienna. The lady of the house was a world champion cook and hostess. My saliva still runs when I think of her crumble cake. She was also a very well-groomed lady. I remember she always smelled of perfume. I was 8 years old in 1983 and my brother was 6. My younger brother, my mother and the lady of the house were always busy in the garden with the Yorkshire Terrier. Because of my mother's overflowing love of animals, my father was a little saturated with pets. Ditto the master of the house regarding the Yorkshire Theatre. So both were equal in the living room and each took a seat on an armchair. And so was I, at eight years old. I was incredibly fascinated by the furnishings of this living room and the stories of the widely travelled diplomat. I sat silently in the corner and followed my father's intellectual conversation with this gentleman in the three-rowed heron. Of course I did not understand anything. But I didn't care. On the one hand, the diplomat's appearance was unprecedentedly confident. Even my worldly father could forget his immanent fluency in his stories. On the other hand, the diplomat was a passionate pipe smoker. And it was most fascinating for me to witness this celebration of the selection of tobacco, the selection of pipes, the plugging of the pipe and the pleasurable smoking. The whole living room was also decorated with ancient artifacts of his various destinations as a diplomat. One meter high African statues with erect penis, masks in all colors from South America to ward off the evil spirits, burial artifacts from ancient Egypt, coins from ancient Rome and a lot of Greek vases. Also the extensive library contributed its own to my fascination. The diplomat smoked from his pipe and told me about long gone times of his professional life. The smoke of the flavoured tobacco (sherry, whisky?) filled the living room with a pleasant, slightly sweetish smell and entered into a most wondrous olfactory combination with the patina of the artefacts. The living room bordered on the terrace. I remember that the terrace doors were open, and the lavender placed there, animated by the mild summer breeze, made a further contribution to this olfactory event. At some point, the lady of the house came by with the crumble cake freshly freed from the oven. In the wake of the Yorkshire Terrier. So the whole thing still got a slightly animalistic touch.
If I did not have this childhood experience, to this fragrance, I would be unable to describe it adequately.
I'll try a conclusion anyway:
Top note:
steamed vanilla on a barborshop bed
Heart note:
Coniferous wood becomes stronger
Base note:
Amber and musk in the gentle form accompany head and heart
Durability on cotton and linen plus 10 hours
Durability on the skin about 6 hours
Sillage is perceptible at 1.5 m for the first hour. Afterwards the scent projects on the skin. Only perceptible under 20 cm. But this is very, very pleasant because of the amber
When is this fragrance wearable? Always at temperatures below 25 degrees.
When does the fragrance work? Best with a shirt
Who can wear the scent? A man in his mid-thirties. Provided he is not a yes-man and is himself a distinctive personality.
You should have a certain amount of patience to experience this magnificently composed fragrance!
When would I not recommend this fragrance? Not for a rendezvous and not for the gym or a day at the lake in summer...

Person to the fragrance:
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Slatin
Song to the fragrance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e52IMaE-3As
Drink to the fragrance:
Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or
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8.5
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6
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9
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Leko
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Leko
Leko
Helpful Review    5  
Getting deliciously hypnotized?
Jo, Yatagan needed a commentary on that. A small statement was already made.
This wonderful scent rushed past me and the more often I dealt with it, the more it captivated me
I'm not really into sweet scents, but some perfumers manage to combine the individual components in such a way that something very special is created. Yatagan is so successful. Here the sweetness, combined with the oriental and animal touch has something hypnotic... at least for me.

Unfortunately, the scent only lasts mediocre in my case and the sillage is not the burner either. But with this full, warm and delicious nasal pleasure almost incidental. Since the fragrance was created in 1976, you can probably call it oldschool, but I think it fits perfectly into today's world, if you're not into mainstream.

What makes Yatgan so delicious for me is probably the extraordinary and soft spice. My nose tells me clove, actually more like cloves. It smells a bit like speculoos. By the way, the brown juice looks like it too. This should also be clear, our friend is not really light and summery...
for a cozy evening by the fireplace but a good choice. Simply wonderfully delicious.

I would also recommend this treat to young self-confident, perhaps sensitive men and of course women. I don't sign so completely unisex, but the deliciously sweet nature should appeal to women as well.

For me love was at first sight and then clearly a purchase.
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7
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7
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Camey5000
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Camey5000
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Yatagan
from where?

the trees groaned heavily and crashed into mud, moss and herbaceous earth.
The log pond in the sawmill gratefully collected the scents of the giants; a melange that made me curious about the origin.

Africa, of course Africa.

And I stumbled over the tap roots, fell into the heavy earth, into the impenetrable past of the black continent; broke through the dense curtains of the mangrove, in which individual flowers flushed in from the Atlantic hung and breathed deeply. What a fragrance!

Long flight.

The Gueltas in the Ennedi massif are already behind me. The animal breath of past crocodiles fled quietly over the sand of Sudan and slowly disappeared into the nightfall.

Yatagan.
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9.5
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9
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7
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9
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Konsalik
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Konsalik
Konsalik
Top Review    29  
"Peaceful as the forest, you mean? You don't even know what you're talking about, you lout!"
There is a certain class of figures that have meanwhile at least disappeared from German-language literature, but were more frequently to be found until the 1960s - not only in upmarket literature, but also in H.G. Konsalik's and Co.'s works - for example, Joseph Roth's œuvre or Alexander Lernet-Holenia's, in particular. Here in short strokes an exemplary illustration: A lean, elderly gentleman of at most medium size sits in the leather armchair of his small library. The accurate moustache and the surprisingly flowing movement of his age, with which he leaves the armchair to greet him, suggest a somehow military background. The handshake is firm, but not dominant, the conversation develops friendly, the eyes are lively and interested even in casually cut themes. Not the slightest trace of senile bitterness. A classic gentleman in every way? A "gentleman", therefore, to try this shamefully ridden, poor word again? Is it so easy?
On the window-side wall and behind some showcase panes there are all sorts of irritating things: Cossack arrows and bows, a somehow Turkish looking sabre (well...), strange headgear, a Tschibuk pipe, started orders, which neither to Prussia, Saxony, Bavaria nor to the k.u.k.. Monarchy include, a dried monkey hand (?), something that looks like a shrunken garland (??).
The visit asks about the bearskin that was draped so casually-beautifully on the Divan, just to find out that it fell to the former officer (so much we already know) during a Balkan offensive. Separated from most of his regiment in the snowy skirmishes, he had no choice: without the warmth of the bearskin (and, please, his still steaming intestines!), he and his adjutant would hardly have survived the night. It turns out during the afternoon that his life was woven from such episodes. He was one of those men to whom the inner call of the adventure came at least as loudly to the ear as the call of duty. Rhodesia, Indo-China, Asia Minor. Monstrous stories, even more monstrous hints. On the table, Rilke's Malte Laurids Brigge. In a way, a double man, double enormous, in which not, as in us, civilization and savagery lead the eternally same, eternally murky battles, but both, in that the elements were at the same time led to their extremes, experienced a dialectical envelope as it were. Another uncanny, awe-inspiring realization of human possibilities.

Why now does Yatagan make me think of a man of this beat of all people? The fragrance impression actually bears the characteristics of a "gentleman's fragrance" that seems classic to us: a bright, conifery-etheric forest fragrance, almost a little medical. However, already just below the surface it is over with the cleanliness. The impression of nature is not embellished and far away from cultivated gardens with idyllic groves where the eye can rest. This forest is not safe. The whole picture reveals to us undergrowth, in which skeleton bleaches. The otherwise so uniform earth scent splits into its elements and not all are lovely: urine, secretions, an elusive impression of heat (Meanwhile reformulated?) Gar neutered? Then what kind of bestial bomb must he have been in the seventies?! Hard to imagine...). After a few hours then more conciliatory leather notes: The animal is eaten, its skin tanned. Plus a hunch of incense. The durability is good, the Sillage never exceeds an arm's length when used sparingly. Uniqueness? For my part, I haven't smelled anything like that yet.

Anyone who is seriously interested in an "Alpha-Male" fragrance that ranks beyond ridiculous office stallion caricatures and disco furniture fragrances should be referred to this fragrance. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't pay a single compliment at the beginning, but with his primordial conception of masculinity hidden under the Saubermann shell, which lies deeper, he could unfold a profound, yes, "pheromone-like" effect. Perhaps not a perfume for every day, but one that can force the wearer into a certain posture when he needs it.
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8
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Carlitos01

282 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Very helpful Review    8  
The fountain of Youth
The Yatagan fragrance by Caron, is in its late forties but looking like it's going to live forever... forever young!
It is a magnificent and contundent animalic fragrance. It's one of the best examples of a very manly perfume, as per my perception. Yatagan exists to satisfy perfume lovers (like me), who love the smell of tanned leather, horse stables, cellaries, wood smoke and heavy herbs composition. It is a mixture of beauty and massiveness. Its clinging warm, bold, and sensual scent that also evoques rare oriental woods and incense.
All the note lists I consulted are different and Caron doesn't have an official one in their site. I will just follow my nose and write about the notes and accords that seem right to me.
This is a not extinct tyranosauric male fragrance of the 70s and 80s. Yatagan reminds me of some "green", "fougére" and "chypre" fragrances from the XXth century. I may recall Polo Green, Jaguar for Men and Quorum for instance. But the perfume that comes mainly to my mind is Halston Z14 also created by Vincent Marcello. They do not have a similar scent, but evoque a similar feeling and vibe. If you are looking for a similar fragrance I can just suggest "Elogie du Traitre" by Etat Libre d'Orange and the discontinued "Phileas" by Nina Ricci. Nevertheless I do like the Caron's fragrance a lot more.
Comparing it with the perfumes I mentioned, Yatagan is sharper and drier, with heavy spicy notes of culinary estragon (or tarragon or basil), galbanum, leather, smoke and no sweetness at all. The pine heavy note in here is not fresh green. On the contrary, it is dry and steaming like a pinewood in a hot, dry Mediterranean Summer. The best way to describe this smoke note is both soft and rough fume, with a musky and coriaceous scent, and a bit of resin as well.
Addressing the "cellary" accord, besides the animalic note, several other notes fulfill that association: galbanum, lavender, pine, oak moss, artemisia and geranium are quite present. These "notes ensemble" create a veggy effect that reminds you of a grocery at the end of a busy day, or a barnyard scent.
The animal note enhances the latent softness of the fragrance, forcing the notes into a continuous blend. It is by no means out of place. In fact, it may be the main agreement that people experience in this fragrance. I'll even say it's really close to what natural good quality castoreum smells. It's just divine and apropriated.
After such an heavy collection of notes description, performance may disapoint a bit as it is only a bit above average and not beasty as you might expect.

Let's look at the math analisys for Yatagan:
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- Opening: 9.5 (very very good heavy fougére with smoky, earthy and animalic vibes)
- Drydown: 8.5 (very good but a more common scent of moss and animal leather than what you get during the stages evolution)
- Longevity: 8.0 (8~9 hours with 3 sprays)
- Sillage: 8.0 (up to 5~6 feet with 3 sprays; projects for 2 hours; just a skin scent after the 5th hour.
- Uniqueness: 9.5 (unique, very well blended, giving me some faint vibes of other fragrances but similar only to one still in production: Elogie d'un Traitre)
- Versatility: 7.5 (I use it almost everywhere but because I like it so much. You must be carefull with people who does not tolerate animalic scents. Don't use it while working out or in the beach)
- Wearability: 8.0 (high during Winter, Spring and Autumn, but avoid extreme heat or cold).
- Compliments: 7.0 (It's an "almost" universal pleaser, but... just for animalic scent lovers)
- Quality: 9.5 (my opinion - does not suggest even a small vibe of being cheap or synthetic. It does smell expensive; with a little better performance it would deserve a 10.0)
- Presentation: 7.5 (discrete but Ok. Excellent cap and sprayer.)
- Price: 9.5 (100 ml non tester for 28 Euros + VAT)
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Average: 8.37 / 10.00
- between 7 and 8 =above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recomended;
- bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Advice: Try before you buy if you are not familiar with animalic fragrances.

Quoting Wikipedia: "The yatagan or yataghan (from Turkish "yatagan") is a type of Ottoman knife or short sabre used from the mid-16th to late 19th centuries. The yatagan was extensively used by horse riders in Ottoman Turkey and in areas under immediate Ottoman influence, such as the Balkans and the Caucasus.
The majority of yatagans date from the period 1750-1860, and from the number of plain, wooden-hilted weapons they were honest fighting weapons as well as ornate parade weapons. The more ornate examples were often worn as a status symbol by civilians, as well as military men, much in the way smallswords were worn in 18th century Western Europe. Occasionally blades were cut down from broadswords or cavalry swords, but in general the forward-curving single-edged blade was used."

The name really fits well this fragrance. I do recommend it but be prepared for an unique heavy perfume.

Music: The Animals - "House of rising sun"
WRoth

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WRoth
WRoth
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Yatagan
Notes: petit grain, lavender leaf, geranium leaf, pine, fennel, basil, artemisia, oak moss, musk, woods, patchouli, castoreum, labdanum and styrax.
 
This fragrance opens with a dry accord of herbs slightly sweetened by geranium leaf that is reminiscent of dark herbal liquor. The sweetness of the head accord burns off quickly, leaving me with a plethora of herbal notes. My nose detects pine, basil and fennel as the dominating notes and the overall impression is quite medicinal/apothecary. The base of this accord is interesting, at first it is rather dry and bitter, then it subtly changes into something more sweet but still undoubtedly vegetal in nature, like a special kind of wood. As the fragrance progresses, the woody notes gain strength. Underneath the woody notes I smell a slightly sweet resinous notes.This is confirmed by the further development, the composition gets rounder and looses all of its herbal components. I would say resin and warn woods. Lasts 6 hours on my skin.
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Scentemental

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Scentemental
Scentemental
Very helpful Review    10  
Rotting Logs and peat bogs
Yatagan for me is one of those fragrances I really don't wear as much as I should or could. It really gives me everything I want from a fragrance, strength, longevity, woods, herbs, the smell of animal posteriors... I really love the rotting forest feeling I get from this.

Like Kouros, this is one of those fragrances that really push the envelope of decency. It's like a gamekeeper's leather satchel full of wild herbs and wood shavings and carrying the scent of decay. Not the rancid smell of death, but the smell of humus and fungi growing on logs. I understand the soup references (though Agua Brava is much more evocative of soup to me). The richness of the notes found in Yatagan makes it quite different from most of what is released nowadays.

For those who are fans of the Hobbit Movie, Radagast the brown would wear Yatagan.
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FranknSenseFranknSense 9 months ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
An over masculine fragrance icon. The heavy leather and the pine needle notes just give this fragrance an enviable badass character. Great!
KimJongKimJong 9 months ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
There were moments when I realized myself that I became an adult. So was the day I first wore Yatagan.
AmberScentAmberScent 18 months ago
9
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8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
This is a bold leather scent. Pine, patchouli, labdanum and leather are mastered to impress as one of the most masculine scents available.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
10
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8
Longevity
8
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7
Bottle
The animalic note enhances the fragrance latent softness. It's really close to what natural good quality castoreum smells. It's just divine.
OPomoneOPomone 5 years ago
10
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Oh, what a beautiful day! I'm wearing Yatagan :D
Is there any better embodiment of olfactive bliss for a man?

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