Chèvrefeuille 1976 Eau de Toilette Fraîche

Chèvrefeuille (Eau de Toilette Fraîche) by Yves Rocher
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Chèvrefeuille (Eau de Toilette Fraîche) is a perfume by Yves Rocher for women and was released in 1976. The scent is floral-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

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LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesHoneysuckleHoneysuckle
JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base NotesMyrrhMyrrh
CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

7.269 Ratings

Longevity

5.943 Ratings

Sillage

5.846 Ratings

Bottle

5.755 Ratings
Submitted by Baeumchen, last update on 22.07.2021.
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4
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Duftsucht
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Top Review    21  
The fragrant shadows of the past

When my then 70 year old mother visited me in Washington D.C. (a trip for which she actually learned English so well that it was perfectly sufficient for conversation! The most beautiful sentence that came out of her mouth that I'll never forget was, "You know, kid, I think I'm starting to think I'm growing up..." So maybe it just runs in the family that getting older is not usually an issue for me either. But recently I was suddenly struck by the realization that half of my life is already behind me. The trigger for this was, of all things, this simple fragrance. When I was a high school student, I bought Chèvrefeuille with my not very generous pocket money. I have rather fond memories of all the Yves Rocher perfumes that came out at that time, but it was this one that catapulted me back into the past with a vehemence that almost hurt when I unscrewed the cap. Because not only beautiful memories come to light, but also some things that seemed terrible and irreparable in the turmoil of puberty: for example, the first "steady" boyfriend, who then turned out to be not as durable as thought...
Chèvrefeuille was the fragrance of those summers, a constant that accompanied the ups and downs of my feelings. I can still remember that whenever I unscrewed the pouring bottle (I still had the one with the lid turned upwards, which is also here on the page as a reference photo), I first held the bottle directly to my nose and inhaled deeply. There are perfumes you're better off not doing that with - unless you want to make sure you don't smell anything at all for some time afterwards. With this delicate and precisely crafted fragrance, it's pure indulgence! I love the scent of nature: lilac, rose, lavender, daffodils, violets - in fact, anything blooming is just waiting for me to poke my curious nose into it, according to my unshakable conviction. When it comes to perfumes, however, I'm usually more of a fan of complex scents and usually have a problem with too clear a lilac or violet component.
The honeysuckle that lives in this flacon is an exception. The trace of citrus, which provides some freshness especially at the beginning, takes back the usually honey-like sweetness of the honeysuckle and gives the fragrance cheerful lightness. But actually the name says it all here: wonderful real honeysuckle pure from the beginning to the (quick) end. For me, rather than a perfume, but really a natural fragrance that I like to wear even in high heat, when many other fragrances overwhelm me.
For a long time now Chèvrefeuille is a shadow of the past - I had the great fortune to get hold of a bottle here in the souk once again, which gave me this nostalgic trip to my youth. Now that the contents of the bottle is coming to an end, I wanted to dedicate a small tribute to him, the fragrant friend, the soul comforter, the faithful companion of turbulent years...
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9.5
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Top Review    30  
Quel Dommage!
What a pity! What a pity - that this fragrance is no longer produced!

Actually, I'm not a hunter of vintages and rarities, and actually I don't like testing perfumes whose production has already stopped (if I liked them, how sad it would be if I couldn't buy them) and certainly not commenting (there's always something like "inspire others for it" - or at least "invite them to try it out" - I don't like the genre of eulogy as much as that of the plea. But here, with this wonderful honeysuckle scent, which flew to me in a generous filling in the course of an exchange with the dear Mitparfuma Valeriana, I must make an exception.

A review of the Chèvrefeuille of Notre Dame Ganagobie Abbey, which I also liked very much, but was much straighter, clearer and more masculine than this one here, I concluded after my memory with the perspective that I would want to dedicate myself in the future to the scents of this brand as well as the scents with honeysuckle in the centre. The second part of this project I had not fulfilled so far, but here it goes on, and (again) I like the fragrance quite excellently.

At the centre of this Yves Rocher is, how could it be otherwise, the honeysuckle. How can you describe its scent to someone who doesn't know it? Of course this is not possible, but only as a very poor and subjective approach - honeysuckle has for me a very special, inimitable freshness, inseparable from earthy, green-vegetable and slightly honey-sweet notes. It is a very down-to-earth, natural, pastoral and yet very fine freshness, which strangely evokes associations with the Middle Ages in me. When there was no crystal sugar at that time, honeycomb honey or even millet porridge was probably the epitome of "sweetness", although this was of course a much less "pure" and aggressive, but much more multi-faceted (and healthier) sweetness. And when there were no (fresh) citrus fruits or eucalyptus oils (well, mint was abundant) then honeysuckle might have been considered "freshness par excellence" for me. But my fantasy rambles!

The (from my point of view very homogeneously integrated and therefore rather linear) scent presents the honeysuckle wonderfully playful, light pastel, a little bit pasty, feminine, quite cheerful (but not too girlish-playful) integrated in perfectly matched related scents. Especially at the start there is a clear, wonderfully creamy-saponifiy note that is enough for me to fall in love with the fragrance - the citrus fruits tend to sharpen the freshness of the honeysuckle a little at the beginning rather than claiming a role of their own. Later, the still fresh centre is surrounded by floral-soft summer winds, which can be easily identified with jasmine, and at some point everything sounds mysteriously soft and light, a little sweet, a very little finely spicy, of course still fresh and floral.

From my point of view an absolutely clear women's scent, but not so extreme that it would not be the perfect candidate for the partisan fight behind the enemy scent gender lines. This is a woman's scent that I would like to (and can) wear as a man, and preferably all by myself: If it was still around, I'd buy a bottle and not give it to my wife. And to join the 34 female owners as the only male and feel like a cock in the basket.

I, who often appear here as a "durability whiner", attest "Chèvrefeuille" a phenomenal persistence for a light summer scent (at least if one diesels properly), after two hours still perceptible with strong silage, after four hours still very well perceive close to the body and even after six to seven hours quite skinny not completely disappeared - what more do you want!

Since the fragrance apparently also had an excellent price-performance ratio at the time, I can only conclude: the person who decided at the time to stop the production of this fragrance is being put out to international search and let her answer to the International Fragrance Tribunal!
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Lovely green floral
I purchased a vintage bottle of this, which smells wonderful. It opens with fresh citrus, leading the way for the beautiful honeysuckle and jasmine heart. I get a bit of the cedar in the drydown, the myrrh is not noticeable as a scent, but definitely shows its excellent quality as a fixative. Reminds me of sitting on a porch in a swing on a very hot summer day, with a sudden breeze bringing the scent of honeysuckle in full bloom. This is a simple scent, if you love honeysuckle, you'll love Chevrefeuille. I've heard there is a new version of this, which I've never smelled but I think its a pity that the older one has been discontinued. I find it to be VERY similar to Annick Goutal's Le Chevrefeuille. Longevity and sillage are average on me.

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