Scherrer 2 1986 Eau de Toilette

Scherrer 2 (Eau de Toilette) by Jean-Louis Scherrer
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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 was last marketed by Designer Parfums.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPortugese mandarin orangePortugese mandarin orange
RoseRose
JasmineJasmine
AngelicaAngelica
TuberoseTuberose
Violet leafViolet leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesCinnamonCinnamon
Bourbon vetiverBourbon vetiver
Mysore sandalwoodMysore sandalwood
MyrrhMyrrh
CedarCedar
Base Notes Base NotesCivetCivet
CastoreumCastoreum
BenzoinBenzoin
PatchouliPatchouli
OpoponaxOpoponax
MuskMusk
OakmossOakmoss

Ratings

Scent

7.9230 Ratings

Longevity

8.4164 Ratings

Sillage

7.8163 Ratings

Bottle

7.7159 Ratings

Value for money

8.213 Ratings
Submitted by Lissy, last update on 17.10.2021.
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Peeva
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Peeva
Peeva
Top Review    15  
Flowerchypre
Scherrer 2 is a woman who knows what she wants.

She has what she wants and she takes what she wants.

She owns an empire (the running of which she has handed over to her sister Scherrer, who is doing an excellent job with her superficially cool, aloof and unapproachable nature).

She is an apparition of natural elegance.

Now is her time to live, love and enjoy.

Her greatest love belongs to plants.
She loves their textures, their scents ,their colors,
as well as the spices that are extracted from some.

Yes, that's how I imagine the lady.

Now to the fragrance:
You smell right at the beginning that it is a flower chypre, but it hides under a layer of powder. The powder dissolves and there are soft citrus (probably the tangerine ?) and floral notes in the foreground.
In addition, strong spices hold over the entire course of the fragrance only become quieter with time.

A beautiful floral chypre. Certainly not everyone's darling :)
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Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Helpful Review    20  
golden princess scent
The noble, straight-lined glass flacon from the first Jean-Louis Scherrer fragrance refers to its classically elegant contents. They form a harmonious whole, in keeping with the style of the fashion house.
It is not so simple with "Scherrer 2".
The flacon is reminiscent of the art deco architecture of New York in the 30s; slim and narrow, it strives upwards. What he may well contain?

All the more surprising is the scent-painting of a romantic-feminine bouquet of flowers that this glass work of art reveals!
A kind of oriental-spicy still life develops: the citrus note of mandarin mingles with rose, jasmine and tuberose; this mandarin freshness is an excellent match for the floral beauty of the previous white-flower fragrance.
Angelica and violet stand back a little; perhaps as a tasteful transition from flowers to spice.
For the heart note, in fact, is already reached for the first time in the fragrance boxes and bags of the spices, which originally came from far.
Warm cinnamon notes, lightly brushing the senses sandalwood and cedar give this composition a spicy and exotic note. This is deepened by myrrh and vetiver - earthier and darker, more sensual.
Oak wood underlines this impression even more, so that an erotic mixture of smoky spicy resins can meet patchouli and musk and thus complete the fragrance base.
Through this fragrance-intensive, the senses awakening creation that has now emerged, the small, as always somewhat stern smelling cat animal meanders and leaves a trail of animalic.
Indeed, "Scherrer 2" is not quite so harmless and innocent.

This floral, semi-oriental fragrance pleasure already impressively underlines the presence of the woman who wears this fragrance: lush and warm floral-spicy waves float through the room, as if they danced a very special veil dance.
Full-bodied and of particularly long durability, this so feminine fragrance composition comes along.
From the beginning, she gives herself completely, embraces generously, certainly intends to be faithful and yet disappears quietly at some point.
What remains is a delicate memory of a ripe and golden fragrance that turns women into princesses and makes them shine.
"Scherrer 2" is thus a fragrance magician!
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Salva
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Salva
Top Review    45  
Fascination knows no bounds - and gender divisions don't anyway....
In the mid-80s, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred;
In the mid-80s, the world knew the hand of God (may the Lord in heaven have him blessed);
In the mid-80s, carrot pants, shoulder pads and so-called oversized blazers were en vogue;
and in the mid-80s, 1986 to be exact, Jean-Louis-Scherrer brought out a fragrance that I find beguiling, classic, elegant and very lovely;
[...]

Wait, Jean-Louis who? For those who don't know him (yet):

Jean-Louis Scherrer was a Parisian couturier who lived through the horrific years of World War II as a child and, with unbridled will and ambition, worked his way up and went on to have an impressive career.

Before entering the world of fashion, however, he tried his hand at dancing at the 'Conservatoire de Paris', a college of music and dance founded in 1795. As a talented young guy, one still justifiably placed great hopes in him, before he said goodbye to dancing due to injury and turned to haute couture.

Scherrer took his first steps in the new industry together with, or rather for Christian Dior, when he joined him in 1956 and was allowed to contribute his knowledge and skills there as a designer assistant alongside Yves Saint Laurent. After Dior's death, he still performed his service for Louis Féraud, also a fashion designer and artist, before fulfilling his dream of owning his own company in 1962.

Years of contacts and relationships abroad, especially the USA, quickly made him an internationally renowned gentleman in his profession. His fashions were particularly noted for their opulence and luxury. Beaded garments, elaborately embroidered, adorned his signature.
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Amidst these successes, he - like many designers - soon launched fragrances. The two Chypre classics of 1979, both in the form of EdT, as well as EdP, are certainly among the most famous perfumes that bear his name.

Scherrer 2 EdT, on the other hand, goes in a slightly different direction. It is a sensual-spicy oriental floral bouquet that grabbed me right away. Warm, balsamic, animalic, clean, floral; all adjectives I would ascribe to this fragrance.

Immediately upon smelling the spray head, I was very taken. At the beginning you perceive namely the intense floral notes, which form a wonderfully refreshing unit with a fruity tangerine note. It imagines one stands in a garden of wonderfully fragrant flowers, and enjoys just a tingly juicy tangerine.

But the first spicy tones are not long in coming, because here I perceive in particular the cinnamon and myrrh. These replace the initial flower power and give the fragrance its sensual-spicy and slightly sweet-balsamic accord, which is also enveloped by minimal resinous nuances.

Towards the base, the fragrance once again shows its multi-faceted development by adding a soapy note, where I even smell a hint of animalism, but in a very classy and clean way. Overall, the fragrance also maintains its thoroughly feminine aura throughout the entire course.

The noble bottle of clear glass stands out with its elegance and is intended to symbolize the New York skyscrapers of the 30s by its narrow and straight optics.
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I feel the fragrance just at the beginning as quite intense and would therefore advise to be careful when dosing. Here 2-3 spritz mMn completely enough, because these hold already good 8h on my skin. That he has a lot of steam in the butt, you can probably imagine well anyway due to the complex composition. Friends of larger sillage clouds are here certainly well supplied with and have their joy.

In my eyes, he is a little better suited for the colder season, because despite the floral character at the beginning, he would be me personally for warm weather a tick too strong and multi-layered in its whole make.
Conclusion:

The Scherrer 2 EdT is in my eyes a sensual-creative and beguiling-attractive 80s Oriental classic with a chypre-heavy twist from the haute couture world of the French capital, which I find insanely beautiful.

Opulent and attractive, sexy and stylish. Complexity in its noblest form is what you get with this fragrance, which I associate in a way with classical paintings from earlier baroque times.

Classified indeed for the ladies, I wear him nevertheless with pleasure on, because gender divisions or the like I have anyway never what given.

Wear and smell, what and how you want...

Fascination knows no boundaries - and divisions into genders even less...

[...]

Very dear thanks to Alliage, which has often provided me with samples of women's classics, as recently also with this fragrance.

And thanks to all who have taken the time to read!
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Alex1984

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Glazed spices
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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Awesomeness

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Awesomeness
Awesomeness
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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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Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 years 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.

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