Parfumerie Generale • Coze • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I received a sample of this in a swap. It's a delightfully cozy masculine scent. I would love to curl up with the guy wearing this, maybe on a rainy day in front of a warm fire. Coze starts out with warm chocolate and green wet hay. This Iím sure is the cannabis note. It then morphed into a sort of boozy pipe tobacco smell. My father smoked a pipe so I quite enjoy this scent. Some have called this stage ďashtrayĒ. It then morphed again into a fiery warm and cozy incense smell. If I canít get my man to wear this I may resort to walking around wrist to nose.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Coze smells like my grandpa. He always smelled clean, probably wore some fresh men's cologne, but he was also a lifelong smoker and drinker. I distinctly remember the mix of smells when I would hug him - clean clothes infused with old, stale smoke and booze.
Now just because Coze smells like my grandpa doesn't mean it's a bad perfume - not at all - that memory is just my first immediate association. This is a very masculine scent, bitter, woody, with a bit of coffee and bourbon. The drydown is smooth, warm and spicy with a bit of vanilla. Coze could also conjure images of the liberated women of the '20's, who smoked and drank and wore mens blazers and didn't care what anyone thought. This is what I wished Coze reminded me of, but unfortunately, all I can think of is Grandpa.
Notes according to Luckyscent: canapa sativa seed oil, pepper, pimento, coffee, ebony wood, chocolate, bourbon vanilla pods
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This starts a very earthy scent, with the Hemp accord quite prominent. It also gives a smoky feel, as if there is tobacco in it. It's rather dry in the beginning but as it dries down the vanilla and chocolate gain power and make it just like it's name: Cozy. It's warm and comforting without being sweet or heady. I like it a lot at this stage. However, as others have said, both the lasting power and sillage are unacceptable for its price. It barely lasts above 3-4 hours on me and after the first hour, I have to put my wrist on my nose to detect it. So, a FB is out of the question for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this fragrance; smoky and boozy, dark chocolate and pepper. It's not something I would wear daily, but certainly on a day when I'm feeling like a Ball-busting Dame. Coze is Rosalind Russell in 'His Girl Friday'--it makes me think of a quick-witted woman who can be in a room with the Old Boys' Club and hold her own. She's surrounded by cigars and bourbon and innuendo, and even though she's 'one of the boys' is treated with just a bit more respect. The fellas always claim it's because "she's smart, but still a dame," but each knows deep down that she would easily pummel him in a war of words. Indian Hemp, spices, wood, pepper, pimento, ebony, chocolate, bourbon vanilla.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I really like this fragrance...found it very interesting and intoxicating. Thought it was complex but very smooth and fragrant with each stage of it. Sweet, earthy, fragrant. Sophisticated but a comfortable fragrance. I could not give it 5 stars though, because it did not have enough staying power for me. It did stay very close to the body. But, in defense of the perfume, that is not uncommon for me. It's hard to find a fragrance that lasts on me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a truly unique fragrance.
Not something that I would wear on a daily basis, but it is really peculiar.
At first spitz I reacted like "Puah!": sweet, musky, caramel blended with a strong leathery tobacco note.
But in the following half hour, I was like" I now get why it is called coze". It transforms into a cozy, warm, close to skin scent, with a lovely vanilla and caramel note... (something similar to Angel if you see what I mean, but much more subtle and refined). Sensual and very unique.
It feels like a warm blanket on a winter evening in front of the fireplace, eating candy and chocolate.
Definitely a must try.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I agree with the people below who said they noticed the sillage on this perfume is not all that great. I bought a large decant from perfumed court and went through it in 2 days, as opposed to, for instance, my Guerlains which last and last, and have umph. I do love the chocolate patchouli notes though, plus the semi-smokiness of this perfume. It definitely reminds me of my days at Santa Cruz and Berkeley;). I just can't shell out the money for bottle after bottle of this.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I adored my sample of this. I think it's sexy, bohemian, summery, cheerful, complex and deceptively delicate -- perfect for a hip, sophisticated woman who doesn't want to smell too overtly femme -y and needs to lighten up on the usual spice-load for summer-- but, wow, does it fade away quick. Like in a 75 minutes. So I've downgraded it to 3 stars -- I can't obsessively spritzing myself. I think they need to work on longevity issues and then I'll be happy to plunk down for a bottle or two.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Only thing to say about this is my nipples got hard the first time I smelled Coze!! It's really really really good! Sexy unisex juice! Love it and I need a full bottle.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
See the review by BasiaS. below as to how this fragrance came across to my nose and with my chemistry. I loved it. It was very comforting. There was just enough sweet to balance everything else. EDITED: Changed to four stars because it just grew kinda old.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Another interesting scent by PG luckily one I will be able to resist purchasing at least for now and for myself. Initial whiffs are green, herbaly mentholated even but only very slightly so, and then something a little like Bois Blond - a dry sweetness like hey in the late summer. Coze avoids being cloying at all cost and never loses its dryness, which in this case I find unbelievably appealing. In the drydown I guess I am supposed to smell chocolate and coffee notes but I don't really get them; Coze gives me a more resinous and peppery vibe in a way - but by goodness so very attractive, even slightly gourmand. As for it being a unisex scent, personally I think I would prefer this on my husband, but at the same time I can see a woman wearing this with great success - only that woman is most definitely not me - because in the drydown I smell something that awfully reminds me of something...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This smells like an ex-boyfriend. Or more accurately, his Cowichan sweater. Mildewy wool, pot sweat, ashtray, and a little something sweat. Despite this description, it's not gross. Just... evocative. Not something I'd wear on a regular basis, but something I'll pull out and sniff ever so often. And definitely right on the right person.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
BasiaS's description below is spot-on. This is a very dry, spicy, somewhat masculine (but still unisex) fragrance. Nothing sweet or cloying about this one. On me, the pepper and cannabis predominate, with a hint of the bourbon vanilla emerging some time later. I was quite relieved to detect NO pimento (L'Artisan's Pimient Brulant was an experience best forgotten on me). I'm attracted to unisex fragrances such as this one, but whereas I give this one a 3.5 on me, I give it a 5 on my boyfriend (so it gets a 4 overall). This PG scent also has great staying power....easily 10 hours on us both.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
one word: aramis (for men).
which i love.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Coze, to my nose smelled very much like the heart of Piper Nigrum with a dirty ashtray note.
I love Piper Nigrum, therefore; I would have to say that I enjoy Coze except for that dirty ashtray note. I quit smoking nearly a year ago and I'm happy to be rid of the scent of dirty ashtrays.
There is so much more to Piper Nigrum...such distinct top, heart and base notes, that I wuld have to forego a purchase of Coze.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Dark, peppery, dry and dirty. The sweetness in this is a dry and dusty undertone; it is not at all cloying. The pepper smells like a hot red pepper, almost like the pepper in CdG Harissa. I, too, can smell the ashtray accord that another reviewer mentioned (weirdly, I only smell it on the tops of my wrists), but it's somehow pleasant. Definitely a scent to check out if you like perfumes that are dark and/or dry. I haven't liked any of the other PG scents I've sampled, but this one was insta-love.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It was nice and I enjoyed smelling it quite a bit, but it just wasn't me... I think it's made more for a man, that's my take... so I had hubby smell to see what he though and to see wether he would like it for him... and he thought it wasn't masculine enough. Oh well... doesn't look like either of us could wear it! nice but not for me/us! lol
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a terrific, dark and rich fragrance that's a bit on the masculine side. It starts off with dry wood adorned with potent pepper and green/herbal notes. The hemp note that dominates this scent is green and aromatic and really quite wonderful, nicely balanced with soft gourmand notes in the drydown. There's just a touch of sweetness to Coze, which gives the fragrance an unexpected depth. Coze is great for those who prefer their scents dark and moody. Notes: Indian Hemp, spices, wood, pepper, pimento, ebony, chocolate, bourbon vanilla.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
A fragrance described as having notes of bourbon vanilla, incense, and chocolate always lures me. This particular concoction, though, I'm not so sure about. It opens quite peppery, spicy, and I wait and wait for the vanilla and chocolate to make their way through, just to make the fragrance curvier and softer. Too masculine for me, though, even after drydown. Coze also has cannabis sativa and pimento somewhere beneath, and perhaps it's just me, but I detect a little bit of lavender and powder as well. $160 CAD for 100ml bottle. Definitely not FBW for me, but perhaps my grandfather would enjoy this, while sitting on his wooden chair, leafing through back copies of Time.