Jean-Louis Scherrer 1979Eau de Toilette

Jean-Louis Scherrer (Eau de Toilette) by Jean-Louis Scherrer
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Jean-Louis Scherrer (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Jean-Louis Scherrer for women and was released in 1979. The scent is chypre-green. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by Designer Parfums. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSicilian tangerine, Calabrian bergamot, Blackcurrant bud, Galbanum
Heart Notes Heart NotesFlorentine iris, Jasmine absolute, Bulgarian rose
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Bourbon vetiver, Mysore sandalwood, Oakmoss

Ratings

Scent

8.3 | 245 Ratings

Longevity

8.5 | 185 Ratings

Sillage

7.5 | 182 Ratings

Bottle

7.4 | 174 Ratings
Submitted by DeGe53, last update on 16.01.2021.
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Pollita
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Pollita
Top Review    43  
Miss Rottenmeier? I don't know her!
When I think of chypre fragrances, I still think of my mother. I'm ten or eleven years old and it became clear so early on how different our tastes are. I don't like her clothes, her bags or her perfumes. Only her shoes in the tiny size 36 with the high heels I find exciting, because at that age they fitted me, even if only for a short time and I could stumble around the flat in them. It did look like Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality, but hey, I was a kid!

Please don't misunderstand. I love my mother very much and of course appreciate her taste, even though there are various situations to this day where I roll my eyes first. When we had moved into the house here about eight years ago, in which my parents had previously lived, the piggy-pink wallpaper in the stairwell had to be painted over first. Help! Eye cancer!
Exactly this feeling give me Chypredüfte mostly still today. I see an extremely dressed up person in front of me, flashy and colorful dressed with accessories, about which it is arguable whether you actually need them. I also see a hairstyle that only holds together with a ton of hairspray. And I smell aldehydes, soap galbanum. Then a voice inside me keeps yelling "that's not you" and then that's usually it for the scent test. The end. Quitting time.

But there are also Chypreduffte (I've learned in the meantime), which are so delicate, so beautiful, so fragile even, that they break this image tattooed in my brain and the little Polly just perceives the fragrance as such and thinks "how beautiful is that!" That's what happened with Guerlain's Liu and even more clearly with this fine fragrance by Scherrer from 1979, when I was just two years old. The madness!

This Scherrer shows me namely that Galbanum can also very, very different. In this fragrance, the often fun note is a delicate, almost elf-like creature that takes me by the hand. A bit of citrus plays in at the beginning and then come very fine florals. My jasmine is there and a tiny bit of rose. The whole is unspeakably elegant, tough of course, but never harsh. Miss Rottenmeier? Who is she? I don't know her. The base, dominated by oakmoss and vetiver, which I also love, is soft and fluffy. How can that be? No musk, no vanilla, and yet I just find this to be delicate, well-groomed, and so beautiful.

Scherrer smells like a woman who is simply beautiful. She is beautiful and she knows what she wants. She doesn't need flashy clothes. It also goes quite simple.

Of course, I'm not at all sure I could and would want to wear a fragrance like that. It would probably need the right occasion, which would let me grab once not to the usual, but to something completely new. Nevertheless, I am enchanted by a really beautiful fragrance. Yes, so slowly I think, Polly and Chypre, that could go after all.

Thank you, dear Gandix. Since you had absolutely the right nose.
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7
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Gaukeleya
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Gaukeleya
Top Review    40  
Steel magnolia
Pale green, without a trace of brown, Margaret Mitchell writes, Scarlett O'Hara's eyes were. These eyes that drove men mad in rows and symbolized Scarlett's character: spirited and fun-loving, but also calculating to cold when it was to her advantage; independent, strong and tough. Superficially a lovely pretty Southern magnolia - but made of the famous steel.

Outrageously unseemly for her time, Scarlett can probably be called downright emancipated, although that word probably didn't exist like that back then (call in the linguists, please!). The only man who can match her strength and energy, and who admires (and, well, loves) her for that very reason, is Rhett Butler (unfortunately, she spurns him until it's too late for a happy ending, as we all know)

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When I sniff Scherrer, I see Scarlett's iridescence in her cat-like eyes. The green that sets the tone in this scent is a clear, crystalline, siren-like green. A green that splits into hundreds of radiant facets depending on the angle of view or sniff. Minerals, stone, but especially the sharp edges of a polished emerald and something luminous, is processed by my olfactory here to a visual impression.

The citrus note that Scherrer opens with is, for me, one of the nicest I've ever smelled. It is not too tart or acidic, but forms the first finely chiseled framework of the main green character. This clarity is extremely elegant and noble, and without the madam, austere undertone I dread, which very often makes chypres difficult and off-putting to me. Scherrer also retains a floating lightness of foot, one might even say a sanguine character.

This then also amazingly in the further course, in which the oak moss carefully lays itself like an ultra-light, fluffy wool blanket under the fragrance. Velvetier it becomes, without losing anything of its clarity. Warmer, almost furry, without the fragrance seeming overheated, stuffy or even sweet. Cozy, cosy or "hygge" is nothing here.

I soon also sniff a certain humanoid dirt/sweat note, not as brute as Piguet's Bandit, but still going in that direction. This gives Scherrer a slightly impertinent twist into the erogenous and rounds off the overall complexity of the fragrance expertly.

Whether Scarlett would have worn this fragrance had it been available back then - who knows. If I let my imagination run wild, I imagine Scarlett excellent as a "testimonial" for Scherrer: her coolness, behind which the fire burns, her gracefulness and elegance, her strength, her independence, her passion and also her certain naughtiness form for me in this fragrance.

That he always retains but a small Koboldhaftigkeit and light-footedness, makes him for me personally a timeless masterpiece of perfume history and not only wearable for myself (as a Chyprefeigling), but also my personal (late) fragrance discovery of the past year 2020.
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Rainero
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Etienne Aigner No.2 - perfection
As the headline can already explain, I find that this good (old) Scherrer (ladies) fragrance, for me is close to No.2 of Aigner....but at a higher level! No.2 was in the 80s my signature....and also my very first(!) fragrance, which I loved + constantly wore...
Scherrer so, I feel as not so annoying in the long run...what today's No.2-batches have unfortunately...this nerve-factor....which was not so existent back then.... Too fresh...too tart...too trallllalla..
Would like to recommend this fragrance to every man!!!! It is ZERO feminine....and....by the way....what do "labels" say??? Horny is -. what pleases !!!!
Love me some Scherrer !!!! Only recommended!!!!
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MenaRothi
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Helpful Review    6  
Oh dear Oh dear
Phew what can I say? Maybe I have to say in advance that I am still very much practicing in sniffing different scents, although I have enjoyed smelling different scents ever since I can remember. After a lot of research into what scents might appeal to me, I had very high expectations of Jean-Louis Scherrer Eau de Toilette, especially because the description of the fragrance is chypre-like green. Also the different scents seemed very attractive to me. I had never smelled Sicilian tangerine, Calabrian bergamot or Florentine iris before. But maybe I have to realize now that "chypre and green" is not for me after all? I find the scent very - or even too - penetrating and extremely tart. Not that I was looking for a very flowery scent, but Jean-Louis Scherrer is simply out of my league
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2020Antiope
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2020Antiope
Helpful Review    10  
The elegant androgynous
I chose the title deliberately, although the fragrance is clearly assigned to the world of women. Perhaps the following explanation will help: Jean Louis Scherrer is a fragrance for all those who don't really like perfume, I dare say. The green chypre direction is so harsh that you can't go wrong at all; the elegant inconspicuousness makes the wearer (and the wearer!) in her (his) preferred background attitude pleasantly interesting, without provoking any intrusiveness. An "insider tip" for decades, which has my fullest sympathy, although I use other fragrances!
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Alex1984

43 Reviews
Alex1984
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Green velvet
Just like I said Scherrer 2 has survived in excellent form, I have to say Scherrer also has, just not that good.

Credit is due where credit is due, but simply the color of a 1981 bottle, golden honey compared to emerald green today, tells something. And the nose test is the ultimate one. Whereas Scherrer today is a beautiful green 'chypre' (I say 'chypre' because what can be called a true chypre today? With all the limitations and although some brands try to do their best with what's available and permitted, a true chypre can't be made today like it used to 2 decades ago) the vintage one is a gorgeous leather chypre, in the vein of Bandit and Futur, and to some extent Cabochard/Azuree/Aramis.

The above three are decidedly more butch, rougher, but Bandit in its vintage form had some glorious florals hidden beneath the surface; way way hidden, and Scherrer vintage boasts a huge galbanum, leather and civet note, with hidden florals just like Bandit.
And that is what I mostly get; galbanum all the way in it's beautiful green bitterness, worn leather of a well made bag, an ambiguous floral heart to soften the edges, and a wallop of civet in the base that runs from the beginning to make Scherrer, ultimately, the Bandit of the 80's; powerful, a slap in the face big personality that feels so different from the orientals and florals of the day but so refreshing and revitalizing for the woman or man that wanted to take the big city by the balls.
Always walking the line of ambiguity, it is masculine and feminine and everything in between. Perfect for anyone that loves a tough leather chypre with no sweetness at all and no excess frills, just good ol' oakmoss, galbanum, animalic leather and some flowers in the heart. Today, Scherrer is more of a green floral, that still feels dry, sparkling, but the galbanum feels absent, as well as the leather, and the animalic notes feel sharper. Huge sillage and longevity on both versions, with the original one feeling just a tad 'bigger' and warmer. Definitely give it a try, because Designer Parfums are really working magic with the brands they own, Patou included. If you love Futur especially, with the galbanum/oakmoss duo singing together, Scherrer is a sure bet!
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Tessa

80 Reviews
Tessa
Tessa
Helpful Review    7  
Fierce, Outstanding, Collosal Chypre
I quoted from my friends Smellsgood, Gold and jtd because they are right and no other words could better describe this scent.
The way I would like to approach this perfume is related to couture, how it would suit our attires and the great thing is that I could imagine it worn with light, pastel coloured , flowing tunics or blouses to difuse the sense of spring in the air. At the same time I can see it embellishing a well tailored tweed suit and an assorted scarf or adding a green touch to a mink fur. It would be perfect for all these as long as you do not forget the gloves, because this perfume is so elegant.
So, do not forget the gloves!
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Smellsogood

75 Reviews
Smellsogood
Smellsogood
Helpful Review    5  
Fierce
"I want to be.....alone..." Old school Hollywood class in a bottle. A fierce green chypre that is as elegant and distant as they come. If your man is mucking you about, dress up, spritz this and walk... without a backward glance.
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Gold

470 Reviews
Gold
Gold
Very helpful Review    5  
An outstanding chypre gem
A very French perfume, beautiful, radiant, green and a true classic chypre. Lovers of galbanum and oakmoss: The first deep sniff you'll take of this gem will tell you what an outstanding perfume this is. The green chypre notes are used in a gorgeous and clever way, making this perfume inimitable and extremely long-lasting. One of my alltime favourites. It is not "harsh" (like Chanel 19), but BOLD. Give it a try if you don't know it yet. My recent bottle was purchased last year and bears no marks of reformulation.
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jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Very helpful Review    7  
colossal green chypre
(I have the edp)

Some very strong scents suggest wearing with restraint if not caution. Not Scherrer. This is the kind of heavy, bruiser of a green chypre that I just want to drench myself in. It is powerful and unashamed and urges me be likewise.

Sometimes my mind remembers Scherrer as almost pure oakmoss. But then I put it on again and the galbanum jumps up in front of me and the floral heart just shouts at me. This baby is loud but beautifully blended, with bitter fruity tartness (bergamot, mandarin?) and dark, spicy dry florals.

Scherrer is that uncommon, but thrilling reminder that seduction doesn’t always take place sotto voce, or catch you against your better judgement. Scherrer calls to you with full-throated come-ons and wants you to feel the enticement. Scherrer is more pick-up than courtship, more tryst than date.

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Alex1984Alex1984 2 years ago
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One of the most beautiful green chypres! Civet and costus add a beautiful warmth. Studio54 appropriate, shines like a disco ball!

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