Coromandel 2007 Eau de Toilette

Ranked 35 in Women's Perfume
8.5 / 10 817 Ratings
Coromandel (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Chanel for women and was released in 2007. The scent is oriental-woody. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation

Main accords

Oriental
Woody
Spicy
Earthy
Powdery

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Bitter orangeBitter orange Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits NeroliNeroli
Heart Notes Heart Notes
PatchouliPatchouli Orris rootOrris root JasmineJasmine RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
BenzoinBenzoin AmberAmber FrankincenseFrankincense MuskMusk VanillaVanilla White chocolateWhite chocolate WoodsWoods

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Scent
8.5817 Ratings
Longevity
8.6634 Ratings
Sillage
7.8612 Ratings
Bottle
8.1562 Ratings
Value for money
7.190 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 04.09.2023.

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Bottle
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Longevity
10
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ChapeauClack

16 Reviews
ChapeauClack
ChapeauClack
Top Review 9  
Everything You've Heard About Coromandel is True
Coromandel is probably the best example of co-creation in modern perfumery. It is simultaneously unmistakably Jaques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake, and however distinct these two styles are, the result never, not for a particle of second, feels crammed or forced. Not a single note is superfluous or out of place. It is a multilayered symphonic piece that, despite its scope and complexity, perfectly follows Michelangelo’s criterion for completeness: there is nothing to take away here.

There’s been often mentioned a certain accord that apparently renders Coromandel “masculine” to some reviewers. While I certainly understand what is being perceived as such, I find it more of a definition of character than gender. Think about practically any Great Feminine of yore; their illustrious “backbone”, that je ne sais quoi which constituted their very essence. In the incessant tidal wave of syrupy little girl offerings, what once meant class and character, came to be read as virility.
At times Coromandel does bear a close kinship to L’Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme and its precursor Caron’s Le 3eme Homme, prominently displaying a sort of muted, fresh herbal cocoa accord. This is especially true on the humid, sweaty dog days of Asian Summer. That kind of weather does make Coromandel fall somewhat flat, I’m afraid. But to say that Coromandel is a mere take on the L’Instant theme would be a gross understatement. It’s always a new story.

I’ve had powdery floral days with Coromandel, très feminine, très Chanel. I’ve had “Borneo”-like days of deep chocolate and leafy patchouli wearing delightfully close to skin. I’ve had days of the most elegant citrus, chic smoky woods and shalimaresque vanilla with a vast yet delicate sillage that made complete strangers turn their heads in awe. Coromandel has me looking impatiently forward to all the other days to come, be it the cool, colorful days of Fall, the crisp, snowy Winter days, or those first days of Spring when cold tentatively gives way to warmth and greenery.

It has all the makings of an icon: infallible, flawless, versatile, strikingly beautiful, and simply a pleasure to be around.
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jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Top Review 8  
Coromandel
A house like Chanel has to play a few different angles at once if they want to sell their products. With Cormandel they tie together a few different narratives that target a number of key demographics simultaneously. It’s an odd dance that Coromandel performs seamlessly.

Coromandel is a Hippy Patchouli and it’s an Old Lady Perfume. It’s for the old guard and the debutantes. It’s stuffy and it’s boho chic. And it does it all without compromise. It starts with an explosion of citrus, flowers and bucketsful of bright, cold patchouli. There’s not a doubt in the world that Coromandel is a Patchouli Perfume, but it’s a clever one. It's similar in concept to Guerlain Shalimar. It plays patchouli in just the way that Shalimar plays vanilla. In each perfume, the material is the undisputed center of the composition, but not a solo act. Neither uses the material like a flower in a soliflor or a single-note hippy shop oil. Still, if you miss the vanilla in Shalimar or the patchouli in Coromandel, Jacques Guerlain and Jacques Polge have miscalculated.

If you don’t like the scent of patchouli there’s little likelihood that that you’ll warm to Coromandel. But if you take the plunge you’ll find every aspect of patchouli is played to maximum effect. I’ve been looking for a Patchouli-patchouli perfume. You know, a perfume that is earthy, icy, green, powdery, camphorous and potent. The whole package. But it must be a perfume, not some headshop oil or sledgehammer perfume without thoughtful composition. Coromandel is precisely what I’ve been looking for. It’s a spectacular combination of all the facets of patchouli without compromise. The patchouli is fleshed out with incense, amber, vanilla and god knows what else, but it never feels heavy or overburdened. Oh, it’s enormous. It verges on rococo, but it works without ever teetering and has an unrestrained charm that is the key to its wide appeal.

Old ladies, hippies, spoiled rich kids and fumies can all come together on this one.

Kumbaya.

from scenthurdle.com
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HoneyBadger
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HoneyBadger
HoneyBadger
Helpful Review 8  
Heaven with a little bit of earth
A lot has been written about this fragrance and first I was a bit afraid to test this water...I don't like bitchy at all ;)
Bitches can stay where they come from! Nevertheless I was so curious and somehow it just made me tingle too much

So, not long after, in my euphoria, I made a grab for the bay... Okay, it wasn't such a smart blind buy, but I thought I could get rid of him if I didn't like him
When I held the package in my hands, I couldn't wait to test it right away and immediately started working on it.
Unpacked, lid off and sniffed at the spray head...after all, it was already used.
The first, even if really small impression was already very good, so off on the wrist with the noble water.

It was terrific. It was tender and yet so full... First citric fresh and very pleasant, not a bit bitchy but cuddly and flattering.
After a short time I already had the impression My new girlfriend completely left out her heart notes and fell directly into the vanilla with a parachute of musk and benzoin.
I couldn't take my nose off my hand anymore, so there and away I was My 7 year old daughter came to me and wanted to have a sniff and there was a very long Hmmmmmm with a beaming face and two thumbs up from her ;)

After about 1 hour I noticed a mossy, earthy, maybe also a little bit musty note and suspected that a patchouli incense mixed with incense had crept in late... not so nice, but only clearly perceptible when I had my nose glued to my arm.
Fortunately, this note quickly disappeared again and all that remained was a warm, pleasantly sweet, creamy vanilla with very slightly fruity, floral accents.

I'm in love with shock and unfortunately this doesn't happen so often and after my experience with Hypnotic Poison I need this experience even more ;)
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7.5
Sillage
7.5
Longevity
9
Scent
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Top Review 12  
Patchouli and creamy white chocolate
It was Katie Puckrik who had me wanting to try this fragrance. After watching her perfume collection videos on YouTube and hearing all about her love for incense-based scents, Chanel's Coromandel went straight to the top of my 'for test' list.

It took a while for me to discover my love for Coromandel. When first applied to the skin, it seemed to be very masculine and indeed very strong. The incense note was barely evident for the first ten minutes.

When I re-visited Coromandel, it reminded me of a stronger, more lasting and much more complex version of Allure Sensuelle.

After leaving the Chanel boutique I was quite certain that Chanel's Beige was my pick, however as I walked on through the crowd of people at the mall, I was enchanted by a deliciously smokey scent drifting up and around my nose.

Once settled into the heart, the magic of Coromandel can be truly felt. This is less sophisticated than other Chanel's I've tried. Coromandel makes me feel like a bad-girl; a little daring, merciless and wild.

Coromandel is earthy patchouli, rich ambery incense, exotic spices, syrupy vanilla and dusty woods. I would be game enough to call this fragrance sexy.

Some people mention chocolate as a note not listed here, and on second thoughts, there is a rather chocolatey accord hidden in there somewhere. However, don't expect Coromandel to be anything like Thierry Mugler's Angel.

The lasting strength is amazing. I had my wrist stuck to my nose until almost 3am. I think Coromandel excited me so much that I couldn't sleep.
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Bottle
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Longevity
10
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Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
Top Review 9  
Piece of art
I almost have no words to describe Coromandel.

Im about to say this is the most beautiful fragrance i've ever smelt.

The patchouli is very well blended with benzoin and the result is a wonderful sweetness.

The incense note is very light and gives it a nice depth.

The opening may be a little harsh, but as it dries down the sweetness starts in a creamy way.

Here again the comparisions are inevitable.

While Montale Patchouli Leaves is more linear, Coromandel is much more a complex and well blended scent.

While Borneo 1932 is raw, Coromandel is soft.

In my opinion Borneo 1932 is an "unfinished" version of Coromandel. Sheldrake finished the job that had been already began and together with Polge created this beautiful composition.

Definetely Coromandel is a piece of art. Masterpiece. Unique. Addictive.

Sillage, projection and lasting power are high.

Updated January 2014
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Denim86Denim86 2 years ago
10
Bottle
9
Sillage
10
Longevity
9.5
Scent
Makes you feel like you are in a 1920’s B&W movie getting ready in the dressing room with all the crazy smells back there. Just Wow ?✌?
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TURQUOISETURQUOISE 2 years ago
If I was Edgar Alan Poe, this would be my signature perfume!
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MatuxMatux 2 years ago
A very elegant and formal feminine modern take on patchouli.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
8
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
9
Scent
In the opening, I get right away the bitter orange and the dirty patchouli. Earthy, woody, spicy, unisex, with a white chocolate feel.
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ElysiumElysium 3 years ago
An ultra amber oriental fragrance, in which all the notes of sweet benzoin, dirty patchouli, smoky incense stand out. 100% unisex to me!
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