Yves Rocher • Cantate • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This came as a BIG surprise to me: Yves Rocher has discontinued one of their best creations and threw all their energy on a dull series of mediocre scents like Flowerparty and the likes, why-I cannot fathom, especially because there's not so many clearly defined winter scents in their portfolio (besides the obvious one-dimentional Vanilla and Amber). Cantate is a strictly cold weather/season perfume with so much softness and cosyness in it, that it's the 1st thing I need to put on in the morning, when the temperature is persistently refusing to crawl over the zero mark. The scent is very intense, even as an EDT, must be used with caution, and the good news is - it stays forever, on clothes as well as on skin/hair, I can sniff it on me all day and feel incredibly cheered up by it. By no way this can be unisex: it's a distinct womanly scent with 4 prominent notes that sound (for me) through the day: Rose, Vanilla, Iris and Cedarwood: so spot on was the comment about the aroma of rum-soaked cigars lingering somewhere in there! The initial opening can be a punch in the chest, as this perfume is very full-bodied, but the drydown follows quickly, and it's heavenly. It prompts me to recall of my life-long dreams to own a historic mansion that would have a huge library sitting on the oakwood shelves, old rugs on the floor. time-beaten leather chairs, a fresh pot of steaming tea and a huuuuuge floor-to-ceiling window overlooking a snow-dressed garden ( needless to say, an xxL Xmas tree is also very much in the picture! :) ). The scent is rather for an age starting in late 20s and onwards: it's waaay to pompous for a 19 year old imho. The bottle itself is the only downside: it looks cheap. At a distance - perhaps OK, but at a close look it could be something from the children's toys department. The colour though is very well appropriate: the exact shade of red one would associate with this fragrance. Hunting for a pure perfume bottle ( I am a fan of concentrates ) and also considering swiping all the existing offers off the german ebay: can't bear the thought of it vanishing completely out of my perfumery treasure chest!!
City association: Chicago
Persona association: Nina Simone
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
What a shame it's discontinued. I have a bottle what's probably dated by 2000-2001 and it attracts me more now, ten years later. Dark red bottle with glass white flower-like stopper is drop-dead gorgeous.I wish they would bring it back, along with lovely shower gel and lotion. I've been buying YR products since 1997 and a lot of them have a nostalgic value for me, but this little gem is very special.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I just rediscovered this scent again...I put it away a long time ago,I found it yesterday in a box.It wasn't a favorite then,but I love it now..It smells so good. If you like Revlon's Charlie Gold,you would probably like this..The notes are almost similar.Now I wished I stocked up.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love the scent
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
Cantate by Yves Rocher is a rich "leather" fragrance with soft floral opening of rose and jasmine and some cinnamon sweet spice in the middle. There's more in there according to the notes, but that's what I smell. The leathery scent must be the result of sandalwood and vanilla, two base notes perfectly combined producing a soft, warm and slightly sweet drydown.
There's some smoke in Cantate that reminds me of tobacco. Not at all like the modern cigarette smell which I can't stand, but more like pure, woodsy tobacco sans the chemicals. Possibly the cedar-wood? I imagine this would smell equally sensual on a man as on a woman. But it's important not to overapply since it's strong- I often layer Cantate with a rose fragrance, to make the rose more interesting. It's a gorgeous combination...
This fragrance is discontinued but not that hard to find on Ebay. I wouldn't worry much about the best-before date, since the scent ripens well, imo, and can be applied on clothes instead of skin. But I wish Yves Rocher would bring it back, preferably in a nicer bottle.
Top Note: rose, jasmine, iris
Middle Note: osmanthus, cinnamon, corrisol
Base Note:sandalwood, cedarwood, vanilla, fava tonka
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I suppose that Cantate is either "I love it!" or "I hate it!" scent, although I honestly cannot see why. I sampled this in pure perfume and was surprised when I was met with the softest and gentlest sandalwood, not un-reminiscent of the sandalwood in Samsara, but even softer and more gentle. This fragrance whispers and caresses, and lasts a long time. I’m guessing it is yet another wonderful discontinued product from Yves Rocher – what a shame! Cantate is a scent I would most definitely re-purchase given a chance… but I know it would be next to impossible to find again. Edited only to add that, I think that Cantate would be as wonderful on a female as on a male... wonderfully unisex fragrance that is not citrus or ozonic in any way, something that many unisex scents used to have in common; but I've seen a reacent/fabulous move away from that with Bvlgari Black and Goultier2.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Wore this perfume twice a long time ago, got the catpiss comments. No way am I ever wearing this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
this has been my perfume for about 5 years. i love it love it love it. Everyone that smells it on me loves it. i can unerstand how it may be a little heavy for some, but it is a wonderful spicy/musky scent. i just read that it was discontinued. WAAAAAA!!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Super stinkyness! Awful, yuck--extremely strong and in a bad way. I threw the sample in the trash can but it was stinking up the kitchen so much, I had to take out the garbage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
A horrible horrible sharp and strong fragrance without any softness in it. It gives me a headache.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Why - oh why was this discontinued??? It smells wonderful; oriental, soft, just great. And the bottle is lovely. It reminds me a bit of Aramis Tuscany Per Donna.