Vie de Chateau (1992)

Vie de Chateau by Parfums de Nicolaï
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Vie de Chateau is a perfume by Parfums de Nicolaï for women and men and was released in 1992. The scent is green-chypre. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesFern, Grapefruit, Grass, Herbaceous notes
Heart Notes Heart NotesHay, Tobacco, Vetiver
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Musk, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.4 (60 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (47 Ratings)

Sillage

5.4 (36 Ratings)

Bottle

6.4 (34 Ratings)
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ScentFan

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French Country Life
A hypnotic rendition of a chateau in the country, surrounded by lawns, herb gardens, forests and fields of hay. A tinge of grapefruit in the top keeps it from being too heavy, as does vetiver in the heart. Tobacco lends a bit of smokiness and oak moss makes it mossy, though this is not a classic chypre [bergamot-oakmoss-labdanum]. Another truly admirable perfume from this house, but for me not a buy. It feels a bit muddled to me though many may not think so. In recent sniffs from de Nicolai, my nose fell in love with Fig-Tea and and Kiss Me Intense, both of which I anxiously await.
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Lemony chypre with herbs
I would place "Vie de Chateau" between "Eau Sauvage" and "Diorella". It is a lemony chypre with a herbal touch.
The start is uplifting and gorgeous, fresh, simply wonderful, but the drydown is not 100% up my alley... this might be due to the herbs Patricia de Nicolai used (tarragon, cistus, some other "herbes de Provende"). There's a faint hint of leather, too, but it remains in the background. Given the fact that this is an Eau fraiche, the lasting-power is good (about 3 hs). Not my favourite Patricia de Nicolai scent, but better than many others in the field.

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