Cašmir (1991) Eau de Parfum

Cašmir (Eau de Parfum) by Chopard
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Cašmir (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Chopard for women and was released in 1991. The scent is oriental-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by Coty.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Coconut, Mango, Peach
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Woods, Musk, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla



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The perfume was originally produced by Lancaster.

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Very helpful Review    13
Comforter in the winter :)
A rainy day, on which I want to make NOTHING demanding so felt. At the main station I pass a Rossmann and finally want to spray on this highly praised scent. A staff member unlocks the door to the perfume department. With a slight stomach ache I sniffed at other specimens lying around there before and my head and stomach protested, but that didn't stop me from having this scent sprayed on my wrist. What do you want me to say? I have to sniff my wrist every few seconds and the world seems healthy and beautiful, like a soothing balm. But I seem to soak up the scent with my nose, because it smells less and less....and I don't get stomach ache either, quite the contrary. Next time I will probably spray him more generously...
To the fragrance: A very round fragrance, without a pungent note. I smell juicy peach that seems to melt with the dark vanilla. I think that's a nice, comforting scent for wintertime :)
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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Greatly helpful Review    15
the amazing journey in the precious wood vanilla stealth bomber
Last but not least, inspired by the many scent descriptions worth reading here and knowing that this scent falls exactly into my hive scheme, I recently also bought Cašmir - especially since it is offered at a price at which one cannot say no, and I occasionally simply like to be surprised.

Now it is generally the case that I (Nick-nomen est omen) am completely at home in the land of the Orientals and Gourmands and surround myself with great pleasure with heavy calibres. Vanilla always works for me, fruity or floral, and I'm also very fond of woods and resins.

Curiously I spent the loot in the bathroom, grabbed, not without marvelling at its extraordinary sight, the pretty little boy from his red box and ventured in anticipation of an oriental-sweet scent explosion a careful sprayer on my wrist. Coconut, mango and peach... very cute? I couldn't believe my nose, but I couldn't see anything of it. Just nothing at all. Just a delicate, spicy, almost tangy vanilla scent. Maybe I just didn't get enough perfume on my wrist. So spray again. And again. And - again. With the same effect: no fruit. No coconut. No jasmine or lily of the valley either. Yes, I do notice the rose geranium, which I like to use in homemade cosmetics. And sandalwood (probably Amyris?), amber, musk. That too. I imagine I can smell a trace of rosewood, too, and something fresh and green flashes in the background like a hint of freshly cut grass. Vanilla, but not a sweet, light one, as one associates it with grannies delicious biscuits, but a dark, warm, very earthy vanilla. Quiet and spicy, that's how I would describe my impression.

That was really the opposite of what I had expected, but I was - and still am - taken with this fragrance. It is fascinating how differently people perceive such a composition; it is as if Cašmir was music, and I would not be able to perceive the higher frequencies; as if head notes and large parts of the heart note were simply unscented for me.

The most apt association I can find with Cašmir is the smell of a bathing jetty on a hot summer day, when you just get out of the water, lay on the warm wood and let it dry in the sun. That evening I went to bed with a hint of cašmir on my skin (which I always do with new scents) and looked for the hidden fruits and flowers while falling asleep. They had to be there somewhere, right in front of me! I didn't find it. But I dreamed of a day at the lake with its sweet, deep secrets...

The next day (a Saturday) I wanted to find out if I had become just nose-blind in the end (a horrible performance!), fogged me properly with Cašmir and held out my wrists to my husband who was waiting for me downstairs (we were just about to go shopping). As I am, as I have said, a fan of heavy fragrances, but in order not to disturb my environment, we have an agreement that he must warn me at all costs should I overdo it. I also like to play the "What am I wearing today?" game. He sniffed. "Hm" he did and buried his nose in my throat and in my hair. "Hmmm." He looked at me. "That's a trick question! You're not wearing anything today, right?" it came out triumphant. "But your new cream smells really nice. Do you make me one of those?"

Cašmir is not only so inconspicuous in my nose that one could safely go on a coffee ride with strict monastery sisters without even risking a raised eyebrow. But the big end, ladies and gentlemen, is yet to come. Cašmir is a real noble wood vanilla stealth bomber, with which you can get under the radar of any internal and external chaperones directly to this place of magic beyond the everyday life. Just let it work a little. My husband looked at me as if we had just met, buried his nose in my throat and hair again, the mild morning autumn sun was shining outside, and the Saturday shopping was waiting for us. But we, we were suddenly disinterested in shopping, autumn sun, apartment cleaning and Saturday business as usual, the door to everyday duties closed gently, and what remained were dark, earthy vanilla and fine woods and a rather unusual weekend.

By the way, we did all the shopping that day with barely any effort. A few days later I repeated the experiment (scientifically speaking, an experiment must be repeatable so that one can speak of a non-random result, hihi), and my respectful conclusion is: I will never wear Cašmir in the office - and certainly not if I ever take part in such a thing, on a coffee ride in a bus full of nuns. :)
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Greatly helpful Review    20
Erotic cuddly vanilla Casmir
Since yesterday it is wet and cold rainy weather with us. Gone are the tropical nights (thank God!)...The opportunity to wear such a real firecracker again. My eyes wandered over the bathroom shelf and I freed Casmir from the bright red box and sprayed it on me. Mmm, vanilla!

I've known Casmir for a long time. So around 1992/93 with fifteen or sixteen I had that approximately the first time under the nose. I think it was winter when I met him. At this age I couldn't afford it yet of course and to be honest it was too vanilla for me at that time. Besides, I liked more opium back then.
But I didn't forget Casmir completely and from time to time I sniffed at the tester in different perfumeries and drugstores.
At some point my ex-husband gave it to me for Valentine's Day and I was happy about the fragrance present. The man's gone, but I still have the bottle!
I would rather describe Casmir as a light oriental vanilla scent. Not as spicy and dark as other Orientals of the Eighties/Nineties, but still very rich and luxuriant and with lots of vanilla. The hypnotic poison of the nineties, so to speak. He always had something slightly infamous, erotic about him, a "willing" aura...But the scent is also very cuddly, if you dose it nicely discreetly.

Casmir begins fruity with very ripe and juicy mangos and peaches, sprinkled with coconut flakes. Something harsh is resonating that I would ascribe to the rose geranium. I don't notice jasmine and lily of the valley, they probably can't really hold their own under the rule of vanilla. The base is beautifully warm and deep with lots of amber, even more vanilla and sandalwood. Besides, I'm sensing something dark woody. Vanilla is very present in the whole fragrance.
You have to be very careful with the dosage, because it looks very dominant and not very shy. My bottle is from 2012, but I still think this version is very nice. I cannot judge what it will look like with reformulations. Anyway, my bottle doesn't smell like plastic vanilla yet.
I could also find an old extrait of it, but I haven't dared to wear it yet.
The bottle is supposed to be an oriental onion tower and goes well with the fragrance.
Casmir is allowed to stay in my collection, then from time to time is me after this sexy vanilla bomb.
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
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Greatly helpful Review    26
Journey through time
Casmir was for me the ultimate successor of LouLou as far as girl scents were concerned at that time.
I still remember that pretty much every twenty-year-old plus/minus 1 to 2 years had this perfume.

And I liked it.
It was heavy, fruity sweet and quite vanilla.
It also held a felt eternity at the young necks of the ladies.

Other times=other scents and other preferences.

But when I walk past a bottle today and smell it, I have the full booming of the 90s back in my head.
Not only private ones like girlfriends, the clique at that time, thus humans which one lost meanwhile from the eyes, but also the whole around it.

For me as a child of the 80s, the 90s were hard on music. The grunge destroys my beloved Hardrock, in the charts ran only some Dancefloor Kombos and Boygroups felt, the Techno came on and German Sprechgesang.
In the cinema, too, instead of Schwarzenegger or Stallone against the rest of the world, it was Brad Pitt in Lenden der Leidenschaft or di Caprio in Titanic who was said to be the most passionate But everything was not wrong, there were also great things like Metallicas Black Album or movies like Bad Boys, The Rock or Face off-Im Body of the Enemy.

I don't even want to talk about fashion. Bufallos, pacifiers and flannel shirts were to be seen at every corner at that time.

What does that have to do with Casmir? Anything! Because this scent transports me back there and sometimes I smile and sometimes I just shake my head. What has remained is the love of this fragrance and the memory of a time that is sometimes still so present in the mind, but that has gone by forever.
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A soothing balm for stressed nerves
Tonight I wear Chopard Casmir after a very stressful day at work, and it brings me right back into calmer waters. Balsamic and vanilla are my favorite ingredients in my frags, and so it comes to no surprise that I absolutely love Casmir. It is pure indulgence. So feminine, and like a soothing balm for stressed nerves. Wonderful.
Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Better than vanilla extract!
Wow! Boozy rum-vanilla, which dries down into a luscious, sweet, and creamy vanilla! It's like dousing myself in my homemade vanilla extract--but better! Yum!

The vanilla is a screamer; I can't believe it's the last note in the pyramid! (Maybe that's why this smells so much richer than just plain old vanilla extract!) I don't get the florals at all. The fruit might contribute a bit to the booziness at the top because there is some sort of stewed fruit compote note know, the kind of fruity dessert fancy restaurants douse with alcohol and light on fire in front of you? Yep, that's the initial note...with vanilla, of course. I can also pick out the coconut because it lends this fragrance its creaminess. It doesn't smell synthetic to me at all.

This one isn't super complex on me, nor is it cotton-candy-sweet. The booziness lasts maybe an hour, and then it settles into a sweet and creamy vanilla that lasts for 6+ hours. Sillage is within arm's length.

The bottle is pretty, but its base is very wide and takes up a lot of real estate on my perfume tray! The bottle vibe seems to be somewhat Middle Eastern on the way to India, which I don't really get with the boozy vanilla, so it feels somewhat discordant to me. I would plant the locale of the scent more on Madagascar, but I'm not sure what that bottle would look like? Maybe a long vanilla bean flask?!

Some reviewers have complained that this scent seems dated, but I couldn't disagree more! Vanilla is always en vogue, and I feel this is a fine example of that class.
Scent 1.0/10
Very helpful Review    3
both vanilla dream and indolic nightmare
Very warm and strong vanilla, oppoponax, ripe mango, peach and raspberry greet you royally, bathe you in golden waves. Than comes coconut, musk, cinnamon, , hot mandarin. At the end it's still warm thanks to the tonka and benzoin. And it's very very sweet. Sweeter than Angel or Pink sugar.

Unfortunately, it's a matter of perspective, it also has some jasmine to keep that vanilla so big, and along with benzoin (benzoin is not ok here) they form a rather unpleasent both indolic and plasticky undertone that's difficult to ignore.

I had a short affair with Casmir. But truth be told, it's difficult to wear 1-cause of the indolic/plasticky side 2- it's nature... warm and vanillic, intimate and kinda... inviting. :)

I wouldn't get it again.
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Helpful Review    6
Vintage classic
Casmir was a 1990s era masterpeice. Oriental magic with lots of creamy vanilla accords that seemed to go on forever.

Jasmine and lily of the valley take the center of attention. Carnation-its there, lending a reserved spiciness. Its is mostly toasty tonka/benzoin/amber with patcholi holding it together. Its seductive quality should be a controlled substance. Oh, this baby has lots of castoreum in it. My cat divebombs me it I wear it!

The bottle is like an Indian fairy tale. The lotus logo is sublime, promising tranquility. Indeed, this is a bedtime fragrance. Its ideal for young mothers holding who will give young babies enchanted memories of comforting vanilla.
I have an original splash bottle from 1991 and it has held together perfectly. Why wasnt it promoted more? This is/was the first real gourmand.

Apparently there is a bad reformulation that many are sadly experiencing. Burnt Plastic vanilla? Really? I am heartbroken...
Scent 1.0/10
Helpful Review    6
Microwaved plastic vanilla
The title pretty much says it all!
I really wanted to like Casmir but it wasn't meant to be. On my skin it is a hair raising horror of cloying plasticky vanilla, shrill, bilious and nauseating.
It's the love child of a Twinkie and a science experiment gone wrong.
It's what would happen to the planet if a nuclear bomb was dropped on a synthetic vanilla laboratory.
It's a nightmare on my skin, lol.
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Very helpful Review    6
Gourmand Ancestry
I see Casmir (1991) as the amphibious step where evolution took a creature from the oriental sea to the terra firma of the gourmand. The vanilla is comfortably inedible and the peachy/apricot fruit, when magnified by benzoin and patchouli grows unsettlingly inedible. It's the scent of overripe fruit or spoiled jam or a syrupy liqueur. The unresolved dessert that had hidden at the background of big amber orientals for years took two steps forward and gave us the fairly ugly but certainly interesting Casmir.
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    7
Beautiful, elegant Casmir...
After a long time of curiosity about Casmir I got a sample of it. ½ hour later I purchased a huge bottle!
I don't get much of the fruit in the opening, which is okay with me as peach is risky and sometimes gets cloying to me.
The heart is simply wonderful imo. I get a lot of cinnamon and lots of other spices as well, though they're not listed. Generally a sweet scent, but not the modern candy/cake/foody kind which I'm not fond of. The drydown doesn't have that slightly nauseating quality that I've experienced so often. Casmir develops very slowly, I really get to enjoy it for hours. Even long-lasting perfumes tend to reach the drydown phase too soon - but not Casmir.
The sillage is - how should I put it - surprising. When I think it's turned into a skin scent, I suddenly get whiffs out of nowhere. I don't even have to get warm the get the sudden whiffs. I reapplied once when I tried it, but I realised I wouldn't have had to do that. Amazing.
The longevity is just fantastic. Sometimes (not always) it lasts almost 24 hours on me. I think I've experienced that with maybe 3 perfumes in my life, if not even fewer.
Even though I have a 100ml bottle, I really have to hold myself back from getting 10 backups. That would be crazy..
I love it. So classy, soft yet strong, spicy yet tender.
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Very helpful Review    4
Vanilla Dreaming
Chopard is a master of soft, sensual scents. Casmir is no exception; it's a warm comfy gourmand that is especially wonderful on cold days.

The vanilla is the first note I smell and is quickly teamed up with cinnamon, tonka bean and the faintest hint of black current. The non cloying but very soft vanilla note is always, ALWAYS upfront without that it is annoying and makes me smell like something delicious that people wanna sniff!

I don't get all the fruit notes, to my nose it's all warm, sensual spices. The silage is:"I smell good enough to eat" - The longevity is: "yumminess for 6+ hours".
A wonderful choice for vanilla and/or gourmand lovers.
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Scent 6.0/10
Oh, why do people like this one?????
Based on the reviews elsewhere, I was so looking forward to trying this. However, on me, this opens as a FLOWER BOMB. Seriously. Over-done florals, probably the jasmin & lily. Cheap & common formulations of white florals just don't work with my skin chemistry. I despise these accords in mass market scents, and they are very prominent in Casmir.

After the overwhelmingly florals have dried down, Casmir settles into a into a sweet amber, vanilla that makes me sneeze. Yes, sneeze. Another mass market, generic formulation of amber & vanilla that does not work for me.

Casmir is not a pleasant scent, and it has very old-fashioned quality to it ... cheap, old-fashioned quality. I asked my husband what he thought. I got the dreaded old-lady comment. I have to concur.

7th December, 2009


As I read more and more fragrance reviews for this perfume, I became convinced that something was wrong with the NIB bottle that I tested & reviewed, perhaps even with the bottles that others had tested and reviewed as well. This perfume was too inexpensive to fake, so that didn't make sense. But it was possible that there was a quality control issue in manufacturing, transportation or storage. I took a leap of faith, and I repurchased it 3-1/2 years later.

The verdict? I previously received and reviewed a perfume from a major etailer that was bad or had turned. So, now what is my review?

This is a low-sugar vanilla that is complimented with benzoin & tonka bean. Casmir wears linear on me with little development. Lacking in spices, it does not seem to be what we associate with the Orient. Nor do I catch the florals or other basenotes. Overall, Casmir wears very much like Hanae Mori Butterfly, except Hanae Mori is a bit sweeter, more fruity, and more complex.

If truth be told, I prefer Hanae Mori Butterfly to Casmir, although I know there are times that I will wear Casmir. I also prefer Burberry Woman, which is a tenacious peachy vanilla. Nevertheless, I like Casmir in spite of its plastic cast, and I am glad to finally own a good bottle. It's not the best vanilla on the market, but it's difficult to do much better at its current price ($25 for 100ml).

If you're not expecting too much, Casmir can be a cheap thrill. Regardless, this one is easy to take a pass.

5 June, 2013
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 6.0/10
Very helpful Review    7
Temperamental vanilla
I had searched both high and low for Casmir for approximately 6 months, so you can imagine how excited I was when I finally stumbled upon it. My expectations were huge. I was so eager to test this famous vanilla-based scent.

I sprayed on both the card and my wrist, and unable to resist or contain my excitement any longer, I inhaled deeply.

The aroma was indeed strong, but only very subtle with the vanilla. It had an oriental feel to it, yet I felt that the citruses were a little too sour and basic. I was quite disappointed, since this had been something I'd dreamt about, almost being crazy enough to buy it blind.

I proceeded to test other fragrances to ease my disappointment, until about an hour later I was met with a beautiful scent wafting around me. I was pleased to discover that it was Casmir enchanting me with its glorious aroma.

Casmir is the absolute perfect orange-vanilla fragrance; gourmand, just like an orange flavoured cake topped with sweet vanilla icing. However, this is no toothache, this is incredibly sexy and rich.

Towards the drydown, Casmir captures me with its subtle spicyness and smokey incense quality. It's exotic and seductive all rolled into one. May I also add that the sillage and lasting strength is highly commendable. I added Casmir to my wishlist immediately.
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 2.0/10
Helpful Review    6
Charred plastic bag with vanillin
I had read all those enthusiastic reviews of this fragrance on the web, so I had to test it as well. To cut it short: I wanted to run away from my own wrist as it smelled strongly and persistently of charred plastic and extremely artificial vanilla flavouring.
Nothing of warm and cuddly for me, instead I run the risk of someone smelling cable fire and calling the fire brigade.
It takes ages, hours anyway, until Casmir has faded almost completely in fact, for it to smell in any way appealing to me. Appealing if you like joss sticks that is.
They are really good joss sticks, too, but I'd much prefer them without the vanillaed cable fire as a first course. And I'd like them a tad more over the odour detection threshold, please.
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Jazzy76 6 months ago
I owned a miniature of the original version of this scent: I loved its warm and sweet-oriental notes and the touch of peach.Gem.+2
Bottle 10.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 8.0
Reniferka 10 months ago
Lancaster version (old): stunning opoponax & smoky vanilla, Coty (new): vanilla cream pudding with peaches on top. I love the old one.+3
Bottle 9.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 9.0
Scent 9.5
Bcars10 22 months ago
Vanilla lovers, rejoice! Opens with a big, boozy vanilla...dries down to a sweet vanilla finale. Wonderful!
Bottle 6.0
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 9.0
ScentedSalon 3 years ago
Shocking vanilla opening with overripe peach. Settles into a plasticky, peachy fruit compote.+2
Scent 7.0

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