Chevignon 1992Eau de Toilette

Chevignon (Eau de Toilette) by Chevignon
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Chevignon (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Chevignon for men and was released in 1992. The scent is woody-spicy. It was last marketed by Groupe Bogart.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasil, Mugwort, Bergamot, Green notes, Caraway, Juniper berry
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Jasmine, Caraway, Lily of the valley, Carnation, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Leather, Musk, Patchouli, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.7 | 40 Ratings

Longevity

6.7 | 25 Ratings

Sillage

6.5 | 24 Ratings

Bottle

6.1 | 29 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 24.12.2018.
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Taurus1967

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Taurus1967
Taurus1967
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Skilful mix of Tuscany, Nobile and Cacharel
There was a time in the early 90s when Chevignon was a relatively hip brand. Not that everyone could afford them, because the leather jackets cost at that time loosely 700-800 DM, but on the back the label logo was embroidered in large letters and was proudly carried by the wearer and acknowledged by the viewer with "he can afford something", "such a boaster" or "stupid brand slave".

Accordingly, with so much publicity and brand hype, it was consistent to bring an own fragrance onto the market. That one played in a completely different price segment, so that also the underprivileged could carry something from Chevignon. If I'm not misled, he was mainly offered for sale in drugstores, as Cappellusman hinted.

I definitely couldn't do anything with the snobby jackets, but I didn't even find the scent so wrong, although I had never put it on myself. As a cheaply acquired mini he was nevertheless allowed to move into my collection recently. And so I was finally able to test him extensively.

What surprised me most of all was in the beginning this green-fresh spicy chord, which started right after the sharp-citric top note (similar to Tuscany by Aramis) and made me think intensively of Nobile by Gucci. Unfortunately, this pleasure is only short, but Chevignon hasn't shot his powder yet.

What follows is a fine warm melange of spicy and woody notes, with a subtle citrus base and a clear oakmoss patchouli finish. Really made very valuable and anything but drugstore segment.
A little Chevignon has something of Cacharel pour Homme in the back, which are at least similar.

All in all a 1a-Eau de Toilette which was solidly composed all around. The only thing that might have to be questioned about the concept is the leather that is dimmed very far down, which actually would have fitted the brand perfectly.
But it is not a shortcoming for the fragrance itself and therefore it is still a positive surprise!
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Drseid

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Branded By Incongruity...
Chevignon Brand (original formula) opens with an herbal green artemisia (wormwood) and bergamot citrus duo before transitioning to its heart. As the composition reaches its early heart its general demeanor continues firmly green as the artemisia remains, now coupling with slightly sweet green jasmine-like lily-of-the-valley florals supported by oakmoss and a touch of sweet amber rising from the base. During the late dry-down the composition turns considerably sweeter as heavy amber dominates the dry-down, bolstered by the remaining green oakmoss, cedarwood and hints of hard leather and green mint leaf. Projection is average and longevity good at around 10 hours on skin.

Chevignon Brand (original formula) was a blind buy based on its loyal following by many old style composition lovers. Unfortunately, while the notes list is quite impressive it became clear relatively early that this was not turning out as well as one hoped. Things started out swimmingly with a very nice wormwood driven green open. The coupling of the wormwood with the green bergamot citrus gives off a near lime-like herbal accord that is bracing but impressive. Unfortunately things slowly turn south as the development continues. The key culprit spoiling the party is some sweet, artificial smelling amber in the base that creeps into the latter mid-section of the composition and dominates the late dry-down. This really gives the last half of the composition's development a relatively "cheap" smell. The sweet amber not mixing well with the green oakmoss and cedar doesn't help things either. In short, the late dry-down is a bit of a mess. Reading this one could surmise the entire composition is a failure but that really isn't the case. The problem is that with so many better options on the market, why would one pick a mediocre one? The bottom line is the $30 per 100ml bottle on the aftermarket Chevignon Brand (original formula) is a seemingly appealing option with its impressive list of notes and relatively low price point, but the last half of its development is marred by a liberal use of sweet amber that is incongruous with its other notes leaving the composition smelling disjointed, earning it a middling 2.5 star rating out of 5.

*Note: This item is still sold in a more modern style bottle that has been majorly reformulated. The discontinued original version's bottle reviewed here resembles a whiskey flask-like shape.

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