Sycomore (2008) Eau de Toilette

Sycomore (Eau de Toilette) by Chanel
Bottle Design: Jacques Helleu
Sycomore (Eau de Toilette) (Chanel)
Sycomore (Eau de Toilette) (Chanel)
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Sycomore (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Chanel for women and was released in 2008. The scent is woody-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.

Fragrance Notes

Aldehydes, Spices, Pink pepper, Sandalwood, Tobacco, Violet, Vetiver, Juniper, Cypress



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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 18.07.2018
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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Woody - earthy - powdery green
Though it's a replica of Lalique Encre Noire, trimming Laliques omen intriguing darkenss, Sycomore is a unique earthy vetiver that proclaims the most earthy element of perfumery - vetiver - in a truly divine identity like being in seventh floor of heaven. A weightless touch of aldehyde and violet... Read more
Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 4.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 5.0/10
Helpful Review    2
Discontinued Sycomore EdT
Yesterday, I finally tested the Sycomore EdT sample gifted me by a kind and generous fellow fragrance lover (thank you again!), and I wanted to share my impressions which may be more helpful to the ladies than it will be to the gentlemen, but who knows? The gentlemen may also find what I have to... Read more
Very helpful Review    4
Impeccable roots
A creation of the utmost elegance, executed in the grand classical manner. Forged from the most luxurious materials yet infused with an almost monastic austerity. This is Coco's high class miserablism wonderfully transposed into scent; shades of dark green, touched off by anise and aldehydes,... Read more
Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
Fine wood and vetiver
DISCLAIMER: My sample vial broke and I had to pour it all on me or lose the juice, so this review is based off of one wear. One very thorough wear in a very cold and dry climate (it's -20°C outside as I write this). Sycomore opened up much lighter than I had expected, which is not a bad thing.... Read more
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Wonderful vetiver, but...
Comparisons with Encre Noire are inevitable. While Encre Noire smells much more a raw and earthy vetiver, Sycomore is brighter and lighter. I guess the main difference is about the supporting notes. While sandalwood turns this into a creamy fragrance, the cashmere wood makes Encre Noire... Read more
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    5
A better (And Much More Expensive) Encre Noire...
Extremely similar to Encre Noir but a bit softer and more polished. Sycomore most likely uses more natural ingredients. As Encre Noir is one of my favorites and Sycomore is slightly superior to it naturally I love it. That said, Encre Noir is easily the better value and is probably good enough... Read more
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Scent 10.0/10
Very helpful Review    8
A handsome fragrance
Sycomore is the only fragrance I regularly wear which didn't thrill me at first. It took a few wearings and some reassurance from my wife to really appreciate it. It was an acquired taste. For me, the tricky thing was getting past my initial impression of it being smoky and tobacco-like. I felt a... Read more
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Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
The Embers of a Campfire on a Cold Morning in the Mountains
Chanel SYCOMORE is a very unique perfume, with a dominant tobacco note which combines with the other elements of the composition in the opening to produce what is to my nose very similar to the smell of a campfire burnt out. It's not the smell of fire, nor of smokiness exactly, but more the scent... Read more
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Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 6.0/10
Very helpful Review    6
Earthy and masculine vetiver
I absolutely adore rich, woodsy, smokey scents, especially those with tobacco as its most dominant note. Chanel's Sycomore fits this description, however in my opinion, this fragrance is far more masculine than feminine. I'm usually accustomed to gender-bending scents and I often wear fragrances... Read more
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Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Perfect vetiver
This is pure vetiver – dry, like burning wood. This smells of aromatic smoke and earth. No sweetness at all to my nose, which is exactly as it should be. Use only a bit as this is very strong. I actually like to use just a drop of this under a scent I find too sweet or fruity to add depth.

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