Average Rating 3.4/5
Review by mary66
This sits beside my Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin and Jacomo No. 9 for it's sheer uplifting qualities. Not to oversimplify them but they all have citrus and herbs on a base of white musk in common. In Capucine, the galbanum soars. A tip of the hat to Chanel. Cristalle without the 'Ice Queen' metallic edge and No.19 without the leathery sophistication. The first five minutes is exciting and uplifting.Then it swiftly enters the white musk stage and finishes like clean 'fresh linen' cologne (think Thierry Mugler Cologne). That's it! The end. Spray again, liberally. Beautiful. But so fleeting. I would love this in a 300 ml splash bottle. Jean Claude Ellena could flesh this out longer and in a more satisfying way. But the initial moments are gorgeously wild and green and refreshing. As an after shave spritzer for a man it would be lovely. When it comes to quenching my thirst with fragrances that 'lean to green' then Hermes Un Jardin Sur La Nil is still Queen of the Desert for me. But I curtsey to Capucine. Beautiful, heavy, rectangular glass bottle that feels cold in your hand with its smooth glass and silver lid. Another tip of the hat to Chanel, I'm sure.