Eau du Gouverneur L'Homme (1993)

Eau du Gouverneur / L'Homme by Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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Eau du Gouverneur is a popular perfume by Comptoir Sud Pacifique for men and was released in 1993. The scent is citrusy-woody. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon, Verbena
Heart Notes Heart NotesCeylonese clove, Sumatra nutmeg, Clary sage, Madagascar pepper, Pimento
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Tonka bean, Java vetiver, Moroccan cedar



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Spicy galore
Here’s a really nice, solid green-vetiver-lavender-nutmeg-cloves blend, as much elegant as earthy and spicy. Simple but totally good, if you’re into the notes; it smells rich, classy, fresh, effortless, revolving around vetiver’s trademark “relaxed” coziness, clean yet earthy and natural. Quite a lot of pleasant nuances coming and going, I get a slap of zesty citrus initially, then herbs (my guess of lavender may be due to that), something floral, something slightly indolic too... a totally unpretentious and perfectly compelling “natural landscape”. And stuffed with spices though, especially as hours pass: cloves and nutmeg above all, which at some point seem even “overpassing” the axe vetiver-herbs. Initially I thought this hadn’t much in common with Cacharel pour l’Homme, but after the opening (say, one hour or so), Eau de Gouverneur comes undoubtedly close to it, although keeping it a bit less heavy on the spices. Really nice overall, “easy” in the most positive meaning possible.

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Helpful Review    5
Are We At The Beach?...
L'Eau du Gouverner opens with a fresh strait alcohol blast before a relatively sharp lemon verbena makes itself known with just the faintest hints of a woody cedar undercarriage. As the fragrance enters the early heart the woody accord takes the fore, gently nutmeg spiced with supporting lavender-like green clary sage. Underneath the herbal woods is what can only be described as a sharp musky furniture varnish-like accord (or to put it another way the fragrance frequently found in many sun screen lotion bases). Things stay very linear through the late dry-down as the woody cedar stays through the end sans spices and herbs, joined by the remnants of the musk that never completely dissipate. Projection is on the low side of average to slightly below average and longevity is average at 8-9 hours on skin.

Based on the published notes I should absolutely be going gaga over L'Eau du Gouverneur. It is somewhat puzzling, but I just have not warmed completely to the composition despite multiple full wearings over the past couple months. I think it must be that underlying varnish/sunscreen base vibe that I can't seem to shake from my mind, making me associate wearing this with the beach or the pool and not as a serious fragrance. That may be unfair, but there is no getting around it. Musky sunscreen vibe aside, the overall fragrance profile is quite linear and after the first minute passes you pretty much know what you are in for through the duration. The bottom line is while I know L'Eau du Gouverneur has its fans and there are facets of the woody driven composition I too enjoy, but at the end of the day the "good" 3 star out of 5 rated L'Eau du Gouverneur is worth a look, but despite its alluring sub $50 street price tag I can't recommend it without reservation.
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Pour La Gouverneuse Aussi!
For some reason I find the made for men or unisex creations of the house of Comptoir Sud Pacifique *much* better than the blunt and literal feminine perfumes. L'EAU DU GOUVERNEUR is an excellent example and may even be my favorite CSP offering of all (of those I've tried...).

This smooth woody oriental perfume (and I do believe that it is 100% unisex--not a masculine cologne, by any stretch of the imagination) features a variety of very hard-hitting spices, most notably nutmeg and allspice, but they are blended so beautifully that none overwhelms, as so often happens when such spices are used in perfume. The slightly citrus opening is very shortlived, and the composition nearly immediately settles down to a gorgeous, tightly woven tapestry of spices and woods with medium sillage and good longevity.

L'EAU DU GOUVERNEUR (or in my case, GOUVERNEUSE!) is perfect for fall weather and makes me want to stroll down a path strewn with piles of multicolored leaves being jostled about by a cool breeze.

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