Chic et Bohème

Chic et Bohème by Chabaud
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Chic et Bohème is a perfume by Chabaud for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is floral-sweet. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Sophie Chabaud

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin, Neroli, Ylang-ylang
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrange blossom, Jasmine, Plum
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Ambergris, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.0 (41 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (32 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (35 Ratings)

Bottle

6.3 (35 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 13.02.2020.
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Jbells

46 Reviews
Jbells
Jbells
2
Lighthearted and uplifting
I have no idea what Bohemian is supposed to smell like, but on me, this opens with a beautiful burst of ylang-ylang laced orange blossoms. It instantly feels uplifting and fresh, the way the aroma of summer fruits make me feel. There's also a hint of greenery in this, which lends to the whole summery feel to this.

An hour and a half later, an unmistakable jasmine comes up. It sneaks up little by little, then suddenly, it's sauntering all over the stage. This doesn't last too long, however, and transitions into a slightly more fruity and sweet stage after 30 minutes.

Chic et Boheme ends on a light, sweet note with a hint of green and florals. I pick up a mild warm feeling and the presence of ylangylang even at the end, but overall, it maintains the lighthearted happiness throughout. In a way, it still manages to be a little somber, and not be completely carefree in its joy. I still found this incredibly pleasant and uplifting though.

Sillage was pretty good, I'd say at about arm's length with a bit more for the first half, and sat quite close to the skin from the 3rd hour onwards. In total, it lasted about 5 hours on me.
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Drseid

704 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
2
Do You Have A Sweet Tooth?...
Chic et Boheme opens with an extremely sweet vanilla-infused Ylang-ylang and orange blossom tandem. As the composition enters its early heart the sweetness starts to dissipate to a degree, decreasing more and more as the composition makes its way through its middle. Also decreasing is the orange blossom, leaving the soapy Ylang-ylang as the focus. During the late dry-down the soapy Ylang-ylang remains the star in a somewhat diminished state, as subtle relatively dry amber adds resinous support. Projection is very good, as is longevity at 9-11 hours on skin.

Chic et Boheme got off to what can only be described as a terrible start. The sweetness exhibited was near unbearable and it did not work with the florals at all. Had I not been reviewing the composition it would have been scrubbed off then and there. Luckily, things improve considerably as the sweetness and orange finally dissipate, leaving a very nice soapy Ylang-ylang in the mid-section that strongly resembles the great Ylang 49 by Le Labo that I love so much. The dry amber in the base provides a deft counter to the soapy Ylang-ylang and Ms. Chaboud gets extra points for avoiding it calling undue attention to itself as most ambers do. If only the perfumer could have skipped the ridiculous initial sweetness the composition would have been a success, but alas it is what it is. The bottom line is Chic et Boheme starts off an abysmal mess, but finishes excellent earning a final verdict of an "above average" 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5. Not recommended, as it is tough to get past the open, and Ylang 49 provides the best part of the composition without one having to suffer first.
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Tinctureall

94 Reviews
Tinctureall
Tinctureall
1
Joy has a daughter.
Sweet oranges and neroli blossoms open, but give way to a rapidly unfurling ylang ylang flower. The almost narcotic floral centre never giving up the innocence of the blossoms over to its more indolic aspects. Sweet fruity nuances reminiscent of honeysuckle, give this a safe and comforting feeling. Like the hug of a grandmother wearing a strong jasmine perfume. A hug that envelops and secures the centre. The reinforcing arms that have been working in the garden still retain the earthy soil. This earthy leafy edge being the patchouli, but its harsher aspects softened by the amber and vanilla. Never sweet but supportive.

This could run the risk of being a heavy jasmine, fruity, patchouli but it always manages to stay on a lighter plane above. As if it hovers above the ground a little like a honeysuckle laden breeze. Like a grandmother, this is strict but sweet and kind too. Joy lovers will like this one.

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