Scherrer 2 (1986)Eau de Toilette

Scherrer 2 (Eau de Toilette) by Jean-Louis Scherrer
Bottle Design Serge Mansau
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Scherrer 2 (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Jean-Louis Scherrer for women and was released in 1986. The scent is spicy-floral. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Designer Parfums.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPortugese mandarin, Rose, Jasmine, Angelica, Tuberose, Violet leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesCinnamon, Bourbon vetiver, Mysore sandalwood, Myrrh, Cedar
Base Notes Base NotesCivet, Castoreum, Benzoin, Patchouli, Opoponax, Musk, Oakmoss

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Scent

7.6 (189 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (123 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (122 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (128 Ratings)
Submitted by Lissy, last update on 25.02.2020.
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Alex1984

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Portuguese mandarin, Rose, Jasmine, Angelica, Tuberose, Violet leaf, Cinnamon, Bourbon vetiver, Mysore sandalwood, Myrrh, Cedar, Civet, Castoreum, Benzoin, Patchouli, Opoponax, Musk, Oakmoss.

These are the notes that are listed on the carded sample I received along with my 1987 bottle.
And it makes sense; I for one can't sense any pineapple and there's a distinct animalic feel that runs through the whole fragrance. There's an aldehyde feel in the opening, kind of like layering Coco and N° 5, but more oomph-y, more extravagant. Scherrer 2, for all its comparisons feels like a less strong Teatro Alla Scala, and like Coco edt. Sparkling, like a glass of bubbly, floral, but the deep kind of floral that feels demure, all in a gilded living room with wild animals running free. There's a deep boozy sensation just like in Fendi original, Teatro, that makes you feel numbed, a bit dizzy. They sure knew how to put you under their spell these bad babies.

Opulent, glamorous, heavy florals, woody basenotes, heavy on musk that feels feral, with a nice fruity opening that is more preserve jam rather than lollipop.
If you enjoy any of the above, Scherrer 2 is a hidden treasure that surprisingly has fared extremely well. My first bottle was a current Designer Parfums formula and now that I have one from the first years of release, I can honestly say it's almost the same. Save from some minor sharpness in the animalic notes of the current one, and a bit lighter sillage/longevity, I can't imagine how they managed to keep it smelling so true and 'vintage' in 2017. By far the best reformulation I have encountered, actually the only one. Get vintage if it's reasonably priced or you have a deep deep love of dirty musks, otherwise the current one is still great if you don't mind a sharper synthetic civet and castoreum.
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Lighter, Brighter Coco Chanel
Youth Dew? No way.

Scherrer 2 is a lighter, brighter Coco Chanel. It's dated, but less so than Coco imo, probably because of massive aldehydes which keep Scherrer 2 more buoyant.

Definitely worth a sniff.

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Carlitos01 23 months ago
Very lovable fragrance! It does remind me a more modern Coco Chanel. It's more open and brighter, but the scent has undeniably a Coco vibe.+4

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