Gres

Gres


Overall rating
3.6
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59%
would repurchase
3.6
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Overall rating
59%
would repurchase

Recent Gres Reviews

Cabochard
5.0
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4 months ago

TLDR: A nice warm, dry chypre for the price! Unisex and layers well with other fragrances. I recently purchased the EDP expecting it to be a nice leather fragrance. I get no leather at all, though I don’t know if it’s because the current formulation is without or if I am just spoiled to Tuscan Leather. I’m keeping it anyway because frankly I’m addicted at this point :-) The first spritz is sharply green and dry. Not so sharp as Bandit, I think the tobacco leaf and patchouli soften it up a lot comparatively. The dry down remains green but in a mossy, warm way. It becomes powdery to me, with the patchouli and tobacco still at the forefront, a subtle musk, and the tiniest hint of sandalwood. It’s all very earthy and clean; I get no discernible florals really. It seems to have nice silage and the longevity is about average. All said, this is probably not for everyone, and you should pass it up if you’re looking for a leather fragrance. However if you’re interested in a nice warm chypre, this is certainly worth trying.

Cabochard
5.0
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4 months ago

TLDR: A nice warm, dry chypre for the price! Unisex and layers well with other fragrances. I recently purchased the EDP expecting it to be a nice leather fragrance. I get no leather at all, though I don’t know if it’s because the current formulation is without or if I am just spoiled to Tuscan Leather. I’m keeping it anyway because frankly I’m addicted at this point :-) The first spritz is sharply green and dry. Not so sharp as Bandit, I think the tobacco leaf and patchouli soften it up a lot comparatively. The dry down remains green but in a mossy, warm way. It becomes powdery to me, with the patchouli and tobacco still at the forefront, a subtle musk, and the tiniest hint of sandalwood. It’s all very earthy and clean; I get no discernible florals really. It seems to have nice silage and the longevity is about average. All said, this is probably not for everyone, and you should pass it up if you’re looking for a leather fragrance. However if you’re interested in a nice warm chypre, this is certainly worth trying.


CABARET Eau de Parfum
2.0
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a year ago

Notes from Fragrantica: rose, lily-of-the-valley and peony; followed by violet, blue orchid and incense, ending at the base of patchouli, oleander, Indian sandalwood, amber and musk I haven't reached for this one in ages and decided to wear it on my day off running errands. While not entirely unpleasant, I did find the opening was strong, bland, and dry---with that dreaded dill pickle note that I don't normally get but definitely got here. Thankfully, that note subsided about 15 minutes in, but I felt it was apparent for far too long. This could stand to have a little sweetness or something less dry going on with it, it was very pencil-shavings and patchouli-heavy, which is not always a bad thing but in this case was far too "One note" and not pleasurable for me to wear. Not a scrubber, but uninspiring. I will be finding it a new home.

CABARET Eau de Parfum
2.0
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a year ago

Notes from Fragrantica: rose, lily-of-the-valley and peony; followed by violet, blue orchid and incense, ending at the base of patchouli, oleander, Indian sandalwood, amber and musk I haven't reached for this one in ages and decided to wear it on my day off running errands. While not entirely unpleasant, I did find the opening was strong, bland, and dry---with that dreaded dill pickle note that I don't normally get but definitely got here. Thankfully, that note subsided about 15 minutes in, but I felt it was apparent for far too long. This could stand to have a little sweetness or something less dry going on with it, it was very pencil-shavings and patchouli-heavy, which is not always a bad thing but in this case was far too "One note" and not pleasurable for me to wear. Not a scrubber, but uninspiring. I will be finding it a new home.

Cabochard
2.0
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2 years ago

I was recommended this as a leather fragrance but the new version oh no. Schreechy herbal green with patchoulli/ amber/musk base. I found this jarring and intense with sharp galbanum top notes soaring over a dirty patch musk base. And no heart notes to blend the two. The notes say alot of spices and florals like jasmine, rose, Orris but I didn't notice any. On the other hand, if it works for your chemistry it has mega silage. Fairly long lasting, around 3 hours. Overall, I did not feel the notes hung together or reflected the mood of the official description: "Inspired by a sunrise walk along the wild beaches of India. With the sharp freshness of the early morning air, the warmth of sandalwood and flowers brought in on a gentle sea breeze. Green, fresh, herbal, citrus, tobacco and leather." Top Notes - Tarragon, Hesperides, Mandarin, Clary Sage, Cardamom, Galbanum Heart Notes - Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Orris, Geranium, Ionone Base notes - Oakmoss, Vetiver, Musk, Patchouli, Leather, Amber, Castoreum, Sandalwood

Cabochard
2.0
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2 years ago

I was recommended this as a leather fragrance but the new version oh no. Schreechy herbal green with patchoulli/ amber/musk base. I found this jarring and intense with sharp galbanum top notes soaring over a dirty patch musk base. And no heart notes to blend the two. The notes say alot of spices and florals like jasmine, rose, Orris but I didn't notice any. On the other hand, if it works for your chemistry it has mega silage. Fairly long lasting, around 3 hours. Overall, I did not feel the notes hung together or reflected the mood of the official description: "Inspired by a sunrise walk along the wild beaches of India. With the sharp freshness of the early morning air, the warmth of sandalwood and flowers brought in on a gentle sea breeze. Green, fresh, herbal, citrus, tobacco and leather." Top Notes - Tarragon, Hesperides, Mandarin, Clary Sage, Cardamom, Galbanum Heart Notes - Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Orris, Geranium, Ionone Base notes - Oakmoss, Vetiver, Musk, Patchouli, Leather, Amber, Castoreum, Sandalwood