31 Rue Cambon 2007 Eau de Toilette

31 Rue Cambon (Eau de Toilette) by Chanel
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31 Rue Cambon (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Chanel for women and was released in 2007. The scent is chypreartig-floral. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation

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Green notesGreen notes BergamotBergamot Black pepperBlack pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
IrisIris Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
CistusCistus PatchouliPatchouli


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Top Review 40  
A guest commentary.
That I can get out through the little window to the roof,
from there to the next and from there down into the streets -
he probably doesn't even know that. Or he'll tolerate it,
because he won't take away my little bit of freedom.
In fact, he treats me very well. Three issues of
"Hangover Murr" he gave me, a beautiful and valuable
than the other. And in my bowl always comes the very good
Sushi from Divellec, which I love so much.
During my trips over the roofs I have some friends
with which... But no - I want to start with the
which will surely interest you more:
31 Rue Cambon.
I can get both here by the way - Eau de Toilette like
Eau de Parfum. I compared them. (You love this)
Right paw the one, left paw the other.
They're like two sisters with the same character,
but a little different temper.
The EdT (so you say?) jumps at me pretty lively,
with claws extended. I like this kind - am it of
i used to live with some friends. The EdP prefers to nestle to
and is a little cuddlier. With time,
resemble each other but then their beings more and more.
First of all there is a soft floweriness, mixed
with a delicate fruit sweetener. Or first is this light
Spice there, with a pinch of mild fine pepper? Never mind.
Now it gets a little powdery, a nice iris shows up,
elegant and not at all lip-sticky or even a little bit apathetic.
(I know some aunts who smell differently.)
It also does not remain so, because now comes the cigarette
box. Yeah, there's something for me that would put me on a
just opened pack of cigarettes. Not only
smells like light, fresh tobacco, but also
for cellophane. A typical new smell.
And finally everything becomes very soft, ambered, with the
best cistus I've ever sniffed. So graceful
between resinous-tobacco-tart-bitter, slightly fruity
and a fine blossom honey.
Beautiful to purr.

By the way, hangovers can also wear it. Francois I
on the roofs, that says anyway.
He's very, very educated, even more than I am. And he knows
a lot more people than me. Besides, he's got one of those
sweet white spot in his elegant grey fur.
I admit it - I'm a little in love with him.
I also told him about another scent,
who is always at my disposal and whom I like very much.
Because I love everything that has to do with balls.
When I'm alone - I am quite often -
i like to play with one of the balls from my collection.
The fragrance is appropriately called Bal d'Afrique.
Francois said I was a little fool,
because a completely different kind of ball is meant.
Francois is just an intellectual.

When I'm out with him and his friends,
then I'm always kind of... a completely different one.
Then I want to be like him and his friends -
like Filou, the dog of Thierry, like Maurice, the one-eyed
or like the brave, wild Anouschka with the mangy fur.
Wants to improve the world, change something, for justice
fight. Instead of being left in a luxury ghetto like this.
But then I remember the sushi from Divellec again.
Oh, it's not easy for an animal that only has such a small
Heart has.
Maybe sometimes you guys feel that way Merci for your time and feel delicately scratched.

Your Choupette
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Very helpful Review 9  
Steal This Perfume
31 Rue Cambon does actually conjure the shape of a chypre. I appreciate the way it redefines the olfactory geometry that makes a chypre so compelling and I love the way it smells. There is a notable lack of bitterness without the oakmoss, but there is a dirtyness/skinness/nuttiness that melds with the buttery amber and just slides along from top through drydown.

Fruit? I actually don’t see it. More of an ambery woodiness infused with a classic Chanel approach to singing florals, all iris and aldehydes. 31 is effectively a floral oriental folded into the shape of a chypre. Light? Delicate? With its oriental DNA, I find 31 both emphatic and durable.

A fantastically successful stab at the contemporary chypre dilemma. I’m surprised it’s not more emulated.
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Very helpful Review 6  
The essence of chic, or the chypre that wasn't
I had read some reviews a while back describing this as one of the more "mature" Chanel perfumes, and like Dulcemio, I can recognize the classic touches in 31RC. I just fell in love instantly with it, even with all its kinda-dated sophistication and aldehydes (I'm sure they're there, but for some reason just not listed in the notes).

31RC lacks the oakmoss required of a true chypre, but Jacques Polge does a really good job in evoking the character of chypre even without it. Along with the oakmoss, it lacks the piercing sharpness, but it does pack a punch of its own -- for some reason, it just hits some receptors in my head really hard and make me love it even more for it. I thought I could never love a classic floral, but I do love this one, and 31 rue Cambon has definitely opened my nose to appreciate some other classic perfumes I thought I would hate.

This is definitely one of those perfumes you really have to test before buying, because I can see it is somewhat polarizing -- however for me, it is totally worth the full-bottle even at the Les Exclusifs prices. I am seriously considering going for the big flask.
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339 Reviews
Helpful Review 5  
Great aldehydic patch!
Very different take on patchouli and iris surrounded by great florals.

Not easy to use, the opening is very aldehydic but the drydown is powedery and sweet.

Unisex for sure.

Sillage, lasting power and projection are average.
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Helpful Review 5  
Withered Flowers
When I visited the Chanel shop in the city they were fresh out of samples, so amongst testing a few other scents I sprayed my right wrist and a card with 31 Rue Cambon. Both seemed to lose any recognizable scent quickly.

Due to a sample request for 31 Rue Cambon I remembered I had obtained a sample from the sharing in July, so I tried it again. It does indeed have a fruity note besides the bergamot in the top notes, somewhat peachy - then it tastes of dead flowers. My untrained nose couldn't directly find patchouli but I suppose it just vanished below the flower bouquet. I won't deny that it has the morbidity of a Gothic festival and I don't particularly mind the cemetery smell but I'll have to think hard whether I want to perfume myself in that.

Interestingly about an hour in I got somewhat sour fruit punch wearing which I'd probably got thrown out of any Goth event. It reminds me of Burberry Weekend for Women and B de Boucheron where I'm hard-pressed to detect the patchouli as well. However the fruity notes vanish as quickly as they have come and leave the morbid bouquet that stays for many hours.

Maybe I just don't get the fragrance, but at least now I know the difference between rockrose oil and resin (labdanum) ;-)
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