Jean-Louis Scherrer (1979) Eau de Toilette

Jean-Louis Scherrer (Eau de Toilette) by Jean-Louis Scherrer
Bottle Design: Serge Mansau
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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 is being marketed by Designer Parfums.

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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

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Scent

8.2 (216 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (158 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (156 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (152 Ratings)
Submitted by DeGe53, last update on 25.07.2019
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Alex1984

41 Reviews
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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

79 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

468 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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Alex1984 14 months ago
One of the most beautiful green chypres! Civet and costus add a beautiful warmth. Studio54 appropriate, shines like a disco ball!+3
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