Eau de Cologne 2007

Eau de Cologne by Chanel
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Eau de Cologne is a popular perfume by Chanel for women and men and was released in 2007. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production.

Perfumer

Jacques Polge

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Green notes, Lemon, Citrus fruits
Heart Notes Heart NotesSpices, Neroli, Petitgrain
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Tonka bean

Ratings

Scent

8.2 (178 Ratings)

Longevity

5.4 (136 Ratings)

Sillage

4.8 (141 Ratings)

Bottle

8.6 (139 Ratings)
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Atanarjuat
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Top Review    17  
Perfume Tours
Yeah, I did. You prophesied it! At some point during your fragrance journey, you take new hurdles, climb undiscovered mountains, sometimes go through misunderstood valleys. And step into clearings. Clearings like this one: Chanel's Eau de Cologne You'll have to reckon with the fact that many others from your collection will fall victim to this very same thing on your perfume journey anyway. That's where I'm critical and where I'm consistent. If a more beautiful fragrance comes to me, one in the same category or track, then, yes, the old placeholder has to go. Competitions, inner struggles - you may know that. And you feel sorry when a long loved fragrance has to go - unless of course it is one with memories, because memories are invincible!
Back to the EdC: Profane the first time you test it on paper, maybe even the first time on your skin - until it knocks you down, because of its valence, fineness and all the other -heat of this world. But this can take a while. Even repeated testing over several days! And then I get behind it: One must simply acknowledge the overall composition. As an Eau de Cologne, this Chanel radiates an uncanny freshness, green speckles, yellow rays and silvery wafting light at the beginning. It remains cool, 0° to spray on, amorphous, intimate, exquisite. The base is divine, a homely touch of sweetness surrounds cliffs full of orange blossoms, green notes and a little spice. Glorious and brilliant!

It always remains clear, fine, obviously simple and amazingly perceptible - even over time. Up close and personal, it is capable of getting through a day. At least on my skin: remarkable. But I don't think it's a great silage - but which Eau de Cologne wants something like that? Basically, I'm asking myself more and more frequently to what extent durability and silage should be quality criteria? For me they are not, per se. It always depends, of course, on what the perfume, its artist, wants to represent. If I apply an Eau de Cologne in the morning, I'm happy to wear something different in the evening. I think that's a good thing
I sincerely hope that Chanel's Eau de Cologne will be a fragrance from one of my memories. Because then it will survive here and accompany me for a long time on my perfume journey!
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Top Review    24  
Colonia instead of Corona. No. 6: Reformation Day.
So now I bought and read the "A-Z Guide" by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez from 2008/2009 (ok, not every single perfume review). I liked it a lot, but I was a bit disappointed. The general introduction was quite short and contained little that I didn't know anyway after three years of perfume membership. And the individual reviews seemed a bit confused and unsystematically selected to me, more oriented towards the American market and now already at the level of over ten years ago (well, you can't blame them for the last two things).

I was sometimes quite irritated by the content of the individual reviews and the evaluation. Some scents that I personally like very much, but which I also consider to be "objectively" important and very well made (like Opium pour homme, Obsession for Men or Annick Goutal's Ambre Fétiche) are dismissed as trash with underground reviews, and vice versa, there are some scents that I find really bad, but which are rated with at least four stars. With the few "fives" of the two star authors, there is quite a lot of agreement with my own insignificant opinion about "excellent scents", with Caldey Island Lavender and with Caron's Troisième Homme even up to the reasoning. However, I notice here that the Pope and his Co-Popeess (why do I always have to think of "Christo and Jeanne-Claude"?), unlike me, like difficult scents. At Breath of God and Sécretions Magnifique (fragrance Olympus at T/S) I have to throw up
Well, since I'm in the process of exploring and mapping the world of Könischwasser, I took a look at what "Die Zwei" have to say on the subject. In general, they are not big cologne fans, it's a bit simple for them, but if they are, then Chanel Eau de Cologne 2007, the best cologne in the world, that's for sure. Ok, I thought I remembered having tested it and found it ok, and actually, I discovered an older statement of mine with 8 points. So I ordered another 5 ml sample and tested it again. Here the result:

According to the high price and valency of the fragrance I didn't spray but sprayed it, but I sprayed it very abundantly: about 3 ml on neck and arms. After a few seconds of alcoholic-medical prelude (tuning of the instruments) we encounter a beautifully balanced mountain atrium. I used to think it was a lemon, but today I would say it is exactly half lemon and half bergamot. The rest is a citric accompaniment for fine-tuning, balancing and stabilising, there may be neroli, oranges and perhaps minimal floral and green stuff. But at the core: bergamot. And despite the high dosage, it is delicate, but zero creamy, but absolutely crystal clear. Crystalline citric. But still not sharply piercing or sharply cutting, but balanced and in balance. Very beautiful. I like it very much. But somehow it doesn't inspire me to storms of enthusiasm. I miss that "certain something". For me, it's just a very beautifully successful classic cologne, but nothing more. The woman from Spee who was consulted at this point said: "Yes, quite good". On my remark that this fragrance is the best cologne in the world according to the encyclical "De Coloniis" of the perfume pope, she merely put on a pitiful expression, which I would translate with "then I will become Lutheran".

I wondered with this crystallinity, which already makes you think of snow chains, where now moscha and tonkus remain from the base note, especially since the scent seemed to have disappeared after about 15 minutes. But in fact, from minute 15 on until about four or five hours after application, an extremely tight-fitting residue remains on the skin, which then rather reminds of a nice sweet lemon cream or even a lemon pudding. This is a nice gimmick. However, you can only smell it if you press your nose really deep into your forearm, which is annoying in the long run. Or you leave it to your partner during lovemaking, but lemon pudding may not be the ultimate in this situation. So what really counts are the 15 minutes of freshness.

But for that the 140 Euro for 75 ml are too expensive for me. Not because I would expect a cologne (and here it's a classic light cologne like 4711, not a titular cologne like Colonia by AdP) to have a long shelf life, no. But because for a very nice, balanced, refreshing short citric, there are products that offer almost the same quality for a fraction of the price, like Maravilla for 2.99 Euro per 50 ml. So it would also be very good to justify giving 8.5 points for this very valuable and noble looking fragrance (but that's all, because it doesn't really captivate me), but because of the clearly exaggerated price I stick to the 8 points I gave on the occasion of the statement. Here I stand and can't help it.

And there is also a gimmick from me, namely again a reference to a Cologne that has already been commented on and is therefore no longer suitable for series production:

6 a) "Cologne Grand Siècle" by Pierre Guillaume from the PG-with number series: An atypical cologne with long-lasting citric and at the same time strict, dangerous-looking accompanying notes. Freshness with predator. Not really my thing, but very interesting isses already; 8 points generously awarded at that time: https://www.parfumo.de/Parfums/Pierre_Guillaume/Cologne_Grand_Siecle_No_7
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Top Review    17  
About Pattex and other adhesives..
.... it seems to me that here on Parfumo the subject of "shelf life" is often complained about - especially with colognes, which naturally contain fewer fragrances and are therefore always more volatile. Alternatively, a certain synthetic note is sometimes criticised, especially in citric summer fragrances that last a long time. Many of us are just looking for the transparent-light-eternal-holdable fragrance for the summer - I count myself there explicitly!
Be that as it may, since I've been using Chanel's ethereally floating Eau de Cologne, I've known one thing. Hermessence "Osmanthe Yunnan, Rose Ikebana, and Myrrh Eglantine, which I have recently lamented for their volatility, are Pattex! Yes, not somehow Eagle Owl or Tesa or anything else where there is a chance to remove it from children's hair or with children's fingers glued together. No: Pattex! The comparison makes me sure!
Chanels Eau de Cologne refreshes me at the first spray with a delicate, sour, fresh lemon. Who doesn't believe me that there is our acid lemon, not bitter lemon, which nevertheless smells like lemon, should definitely test it for yourself! And then there's Neroli, but an extremely noble, dimmed species and 4711 as far away as the next inhabited planet from Earth and just below something green. Nothing bitter or bitter, most likely like basil mixed with freshly cut grass on a not too hot day. The citrus note fades away quickly and fresh green remains, into which an equally delicate green-spicy vanilla is increasingly inserted. The fragrance does not become sweet in the base, although one smells vanilla and musk clearly, but remains light green. Quite, quite great cinema, but of the quiet, withdrawn kind. Maybe a French film, black and white of course, not tragic or deeply sad, but a trace distanced and distinguished beyond all measure and noble!
And now we come to the price for which this translucent fragility has been bought: I could spray it practically every half hour, because although the scent can still be smelled on the skin after hours, it is so close to the body that I get strange glances because I stick with my nose to my forearm!
Oh dear, I'm in love! And I'm grateful to Chanel's Eau de Cologne, because it confirmed something I already suspected: There will be more fragrances in the souk, I want a much smaller selection of fragrances - and they will be mainly of the feather-light variety, supplemented by some that will give a real fragrance statement on certain occasions. Merci, Chanel!
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Sweetsmell75
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Top Review    27  
Midsummer & the perfect companion :)
Summer nostalgia... yes, it's always there... winter is not my season. Never has been ...probably never will be! All the more beautiful when the first days of spring start already summery :)
I'm a sucker for summer, sunshine and hot days... ...so the Edelcologne of the Exclusif series by Chanel came to my mind again ... i was really enthusiastic about it last summer, I didn't buy it.
Yesterday, on the spur of the moment... to the Chanel side... free shipping and handling ... i just couldn't help it ... bang ... your order is being processed.
Cheer and rejoice! :)
Now he can come... the summer of 2018... and my perfect companion when the 27 degree mark is exceeded ;)

To the fragrance:
The Eau de Cologne starts with citrus fruits, bergamot and green tones. Citrus-green cool freshness flows from my wrist.
Neroli is not long in coming and fits perfectly into the fragrance.
Petigrain and spices (which unfortunately I can only sniff out as a spicy whiff) give the cologne a green-spicy-woody tone.
Into the base we go with a fluffy musk and tonka mix. Not too sweet and cotton-soft! Green speckles flash up again and again. *wonderful*
The durability unfortunately leaves something to be desired. Nearly 5 - maximum 6 hours then I have to press the nose to my wrist to perceive a tiny whiff of the fragrance. The Sillage is quite quiet ... but who likes a killer sillage when the thermometer climbs to 30 - 35 degrees? Exactly! ;)
Oh, yeah... why it should only be for us women remains a mystery to me. Absolutely unisex! The bottle ... beautiful and typical of the Exclusif range by Chanel.
The freshness kick to spray at very warm temperatures ... The Chanel-Edelcologne is cool-elegant and very harmonious. Nothing sticks in your nose. Well done Chanel!

Conclusion:
Midsummer & the perfect companion :)
Citrus-fresh with spicy sounds.
Wonderful musk-tonka base.
Edelcologne-yes that's what you get ;)

Psssst ... Summer test recommendation for all those who are not so familiar with the typical colognes (I am one of them!) ... this has nothing to do with 4711 ... this is a Chanel ;)
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WildGardener

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Excelent Exclusif
Chanel released two colognes designed by Jacques Polge in 2007, Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport and the Exclusif.

The strategy reminds me of that used by motor manufacturers who make their cars in a range of models to suit various budgets. These two colognes are built around the same chassis of a hard and bright lemon - grapefruit accord. Allure is the basic, entry level runaround made to a strict budget, and Eau de Cologne de Chanel has all the trimmings you'd expect from a top of the range model.

They both launch on the same basic citrus accord, but here it comes ameliorated by lime, sweetness and discrete powdery and woody nuances that soften the citrus and broaden its effect ready for what is to come.

Its when you get into the luxury floral interior that the real magic starts. With a budget generous on quality ingredients like bitter orange, real (?) neroli, and a decent musk, as well as Chanel's own Grasse jasmin, rose, lavender and spice, it all makes for a beautifully smooth elegant ride.

The other difference between Allure's basic saloon and the Exclusif black limousine must be the care and attention lavished on the evolution and detailing. It holds a fine balance between shiny and matt, acid and sweet, hard and soft. Crucially the citrus head accord remains crisp and true deep into the floral heart, thus maintaining the profile's artistic integrity as a cologne. It feels as though its been made to the same standards of excellence as the EdT's.

Cologne de Chanel is classified as feminine but for the first three hours or so it conjours up for me images of Saville Row shirts and high class tailoring, but then it makes a swerve to the feminine as the powdery sweet musky drydown starts to break through the citrus glass ceiling.

This is a traditional structure that relies on impeccable materials and great design work for its success rather than innovation, and so, in this conservative context, I think that remarking on a mild sense of gender realignment in the base is a valid criticism.

However, despite that, this is still one of the best colognes there is.
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WRoth

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Eau de Cologne
Opens with a sharp citrus accord. When the alcohol has dried, I see a lovely citrus blend layered over pale woods and aromatic herbs. Once the citrus notes start to vanish and the herbal notes intensify, I'd say this fragrance is a sheerer Bel Respiro. It is nice mind you, but nothing special.
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Drseid

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Great While It Lasts...
Eau de Cologne opens with sharp nose tingling lemon citrus with hints of supporting lime before the sharpness quickly fades as the fragrance transitions to its heart after less than 10 seconds. During the early heart the presentation turns to a clean fresh orange flower and green petitgrain tandem as its co-stars. The fragrance profile remains quite constant through the rest of its relatively brief life-cycle, with no change in the late dry-down to speak of. Projection is minimal with the fragrance almost a skin scent and longevity is relatively poor at about 4 hours on skin.

The sharp smelling sour lemon open to Eau de Cologne is almost aldehyde-like in its nose burning intensity, but it is one of the best presentations of natural lemon in a fragrance I have sniffed to date. After the all too brief lemon fades, the structure turns into that of classic Eau de Cologne all the way with its orange flower and green petitgrain tandem, though the execution in this particular one is flawless. I find it hard to grade Eau de Cologne because for what it is I can't find any faults with the composition but the problem for me is in the classic Eau de Cologne structure itself (or lack thereof). The fragrance goes through its entire linear life-cycle so quickly that while I love what I smell while it lasts, it fades all too soon and requires reapplying every three to four hours (and that is on fragrance friendly skin to boot). The bottom line is the $130 per 75ml bottle Eau de Cologne smells excellent and earns a solid 4 star out of 5 rating that would be higher if others did not exist with more tenacity and a similar quality profile at lower prices like my reference EdC, Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain.
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TeaWithMilk

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Classic Cologne
This is a very simple, classic lemon cologne. I think men can wear it very easily. I sprayed some on my father, and we both liked it on him. It's so refreshing and perfect for warm weather, like sweetened lemon water on a soft base of cedar. I really don't notice any spices, but in a way I am grateful for that as it would ruin the delicate scent of the perfume. It's very uplifting, not tart or sour; refreshing for summer or would be nice after a shower when you just want to smell clean and fresh. This is a perfume one wears for themselves, not to impress others.

SUMMARY: Sunny day in a lemon orchard

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