Cašmir 1991 Eau de Parfum

Cašmir (Eau de Parfum) by Chopard
Bottle Design Caroline Scheufele
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7.2 / 10 855 Ratings
A perfume by Chopard for women, released in 1991. The scent is sweet-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Coty.
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Sweet
Oriental
Gourmand
Floral
Powdery

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CoconutCoconut PeachPeach BergamotBergamot MangoMango
Heart Notes Heart Notes
GeraniumGeranium JasmineJasmine Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla AmberAmber MuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood WoodsWoods PatchouliPatchouli

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7.2855 Ratings
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8.2667 Ratings
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7.8649 Ratings
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7.6658 Ratings
Value for money
8.7196 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 11.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The perfume was originally produced by Lancaster.

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Ponticus

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Ponticus
Ponticus
Top Review 87  
Of dreams and fantasies!
I like to dream, and often! In perhaps imagined support of this, I like to go to bed in the evening with a spray of perfume. Remembering the good blog "Are our noses raised gender-specific" by the nice lady behind LS5 on the topic "Heteronormativity in the perfume world", I decided to choose with Cašmir by Chopard once again a women's fragrance. Foolhardy I risked two strong spritzes and fell asleep briskly as usual.

Sometime during the night, it was still dark anyway, I heard a loud rumble and noticed a yellow, rather bright light on my nightstand. Dimly, I see a flashing gold something lightly tumbling, like a leaf in the wind, descending upon it. This, for me, flying saucer resembled the Cašmir bottle exactly. Suddenly I hear excited voices grumbling from a somewhat musty smelling fragrance cloud to my ear.

"What a bummer, what bad luck we've been having lately."
"That's what you say, but don't get excited."
"Like hell! We've got to make a good first impression here at the front, find the right target and head for it, while the base gives orders from behind and has a good time. Where did we even land?"
"Hello you little ghosts" I hear myself say! "What are you guys doing here and why does it smell so weird?"
"Same thing every time" it burbles back, "when I brake the load of coconuts always crash against each other, some burst and then steam out. I throw them out right away, the old ripe fruit too, and spray some fresh, then it smells a lot better and we can talk."

Indeed, it soon smells tart-fruity peach and also already intense, sweet-spicy vanilla. Together they push the slightly musty coconut macaroon note into the background. At the same time, a dark, earthy-floral warm feeling comes up.

"Well so better the Lord," it nags me.
"Of course" I reply, "but what are you doing here."
"We are looking for a new wearer, perhaps a fine lady or a confident gal of character who will value us and where we can develop to our full potential."
"I can't help with that. The only lady here is my wife and she doesn't like little green men or cute ones like you. How about a man, then?"
"Probably gone mad!" growls gruffly all round.
"We don't care for men at all, those hairy beasts. Either they pour some fresh, aquatic, green-herbaceous broth over us and we perish miserably. Or they fill us with oud-heavy, resinous smoke and we suffocate in the fumes. No, we want nothing to do with men."

Such was the raging excitement, especially at the base as well, that, even for a foodie like me, the onset of vanilla-amber sweetness turned out to be a bit threatening for a moment. The threat was unfounded, however, as the balsamic woods velvety-bind the strong vanilla, the patchouli adds texture, and the musk does its part to give the mystical vanilla an oriental-erotic flair.

"No women there Captain! Now how do we get out of this mess?"
"All cargo off the ship, lose weight, woods, vanilla and the other stuff gone!"

The fragrance thus gains in heaviness and depth. Quiet then prevails for quite a while, and I subconsciously enjoy the pleasant, straightforward austerity of this lush, sweet-woody vanilla before curmudgeonly sounds come to me again.

"Bottle finally clear" blurts out an excited voice, "we're smelling off!".
All my attempts to hold her, change her mind and try me came to naught.

I felt a comforting warmth when I opened my eyes after what felt like eight hours. The Cašmir bottle was on the bedside cabinet, the golden dome lay beside it, and the vanilla scent on me was still omnipresent. Unconsciously, I heard rapidly fading, still slightly grumbling voices. With the firm resolution to show it to these little rascals once, I started cheerfully and with a few splashes of Cašmir on my neck and the crook of my arm into a fragrant day!

Many thanks for the dreamy ride to unfamiliar shores!

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Pollita

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Pollita
Pollita
Top Review 24  
Dreamlike youth memory
I've known Casmir since I was young. For many years he was my favourite perfume and accompanied me. When I discovered the scent, I was 17 years old and naturally could not afford it. All the more joy when my mother gave it to me. Before I had used perfume from time to time, but Casmir was my first real fragrance, which was also associated with me by others. I wore it even after leaving school and during the first years of my studies. I don't know the current version because I discovered Macadam from Il Profumo about 12 years ago. A similar fragrance, which is a ticking more reserved and has replaced Casmir as my signature fragrance so to speak. The descriptions of the new fragrance make me sad, because at that time it was really something very special. A dream of peach, coconut and vanilla. I felt happy and self-confident whenever I wore it. And the comments, from both men and women, were always positive. I never had to listen to Puffmutti or anything like that. The fact that it is perceived today by many as omega scent makes me wonder. Am I that old? ;) :(

For me, Casmir is a wonderful memory of my youth. And I also think that the nineties were absolutely great when it came to opulent fragrances. Most of my classmates wore Jil Sander Sun, also a heavy caliber, which I acquired at that time. Today, I often miss this special thing that the old classics, especially Casmin, had to offer when it comes to non-niche fragrances :)
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7.5
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Rosaviola

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Rosaviola
Rosaviola
Top Review 24  
Erotic cuddly vanilla Casmir
Since yesterday it is wet and cold rainy weather with us. Gone are the tropical nights (thank God!)...The opportunity to wear such a real firecracker again. My eyes wandered over the bathroom shelf and I freed Casmir from the bright red box and sprayed it on me. Mmm, vanilla!

I've known Casmir for a long time. So around 1992/93 with fifteen or sixteen I had that approximately the first time under the nose. I think it was winter when I met him. At this age I couldn't afford it yet of course and to be honest it was too vanilla for me at that time. Besides, I liked more opium back then.
But I didn't forget Casmir completely and from time to time I sniffed at the tester in different perfumeries and drugstores.
At some point my ex-husband gave it to me for Valentine's Day and I was happy about the fragrance present. The man's gone, but I still have the bottle!
I would rather describe Casmir as a light oriental vanilla scent. Not as spicy and dark as other Orientals of the Eighties/Nineties, but still very rich and luxuriant and with lots of vanilla. The hypnotic poison of the nineties, so to speak. He always had something slightly infamous, erotic about him, a "willing" aura...But the scent is also very cuddly, if you dose it nicely discreetly.

Casmir begins fruity with very ripe and juicy mangos and peaches, sprinkled with coconut flakes. Something harsh is resonating that I would ascribe to the rose geranium. I don't notice jasmine and lily of the valley, they probably can't really hold their own under the rule of vanilla. The base is beautifully warm and deep with lots of amber, even more vanilla and sandalwood. Besides, I'm sensing something dark woody. Vanilla is very present in the whole fragrance.
You have to be very careful with the dosage, because it looks very dominant and not very shy. My bottle is from 2012, but I still think this version is very nice. I cannot judge what it will look like with reformulations. Anyway, my bottle doesn't smell like plastic vanilla yet.
I could also find an old extrait of it, but I haven't dared to wear it yet.
The bottle is supposed to be an oriental onion tower and goes well with the fragrance.
Casmir is allowed to stay in my collection, then from time to time is me after this sexy vanilla bomb.
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Primel

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Primel
Primel
Top Review 25  
With Wysel Gyr to Kashmir
I realize that only a few people here know Wysel Gyr. He was the Swiss equivalent of Karl Moik or Carolin Reiber, and "Öisi Musig" was comparable to "Musikantenstadl". To my amazement, my mother, who actually detested folk music, kept indulging in dreams in which she was travelling through Kashmir with Wysel Gyr. To yodel and wave flags? This idea made me feel quite uneasy. Why Kashmir of all places? I will unfortunately no longer be able to find out.

Years later, I finally had the pleasure to experience "cashmere " olfactory: "Casmir" by Chopard. My colleague at the time used this fragrance more than generously. As fragrances were not yet reformulated at the time, I got a full broadside practically every day! Discreetly pointing out to her that the scent was too much, unbearably vanilla-y with undertones of slightly sour apricot baby mush and gave me a headache? No way! She had an extremely sensitive mind :)
And we didn't have any spacing rules back then either! Fortunately, the cooperation did not last too long, and "Casmir" soon belonged to the past.

Recently, a practically full test bottle fell into my hands, at a truly ridiculous price (didn't know Chopard was Swiss, for me it was always "très français " :) Shouldn't one strike there? Despite dislike in times long past?
Well, the bottle was already beautiful. Probably a Stupa (Buddhist building) modeled after.

But, what was that? The fragrance was exquisitely matured during decades of abstinence on my part (or I finally ripe for this fragrance :)

The scent does start with the expected vanilla, but actually very nicely garnished with fresh fruit salad, coconut thankfully very subtle. This vanilla smells pleasant, not pappsüss, the woody notes are able to prevent this skillfully. Over time, I find the scent to be more floral. Beautiful jasmine makes its presence felt, as does rose geranium. I don't notice anything of the lily of the valley. But somehow I find lily of the valley in oriental fragrances a little out of place anyway, I don't know why! Over time, the scent becomes alternately woody-vanilla, then soft-floral again. Later, one or the other little fruit winks again. Exciting :)

Conclusion: I am pleasantly surprised! Either this fragrance has been reformulated beyond recognition, or merely the overdose of this fragrance at the time has triggered my (indeed unjustified) antipathy.

Thank you for reading my errors and confusions with Casmir :)
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Betty0714

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Comforter in the winter :)
A rainy day, on which I want to make NOTHING demanding so felt. At the main station I pass a Rossmann and finally want to spray on this highly praised scent. A staff member unlocks the door to the perfume department. With a slight stomach ache I sniffed at other specimens lying around there before and my head and stomach protested, but that didn't stop me from having this scent sprayed on my wrist. What do you want me to say? I have to sniff my wrist every few seconds and the world seems healthy and beautiful, like a soothing balm. But I seem to soak up the scent with my nose, because it smells less and less....and I don't get stomach ache either, quite the contrary. Next time I will probably spray him more generously...
To the fragrance: A very round fragrance, without a pungent note. I smell juicy peach that seems to melt with the dark vanilla. I think that's a nice, comforting scent for wintertime :)
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ReniferkaReniferka 6 years ago
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Lancaster version (old): stunning opoponax & smoky vanilla, Coty (new): vanilla cream pudding with peaches on top. I love the old one.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 6 years ago
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I owned a miniature of the original version of this scent: I loved its warm and sweet-oriental notes and the touch of peach.Sweet gem.
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CumulnimbusCumulnimbus 2 years ago
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Fleshy bouzy overriped fruits' syrup on flowers, artificial sandalwood and vanilla powders. Enjoyable when temperatures go under 0º
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ScentedSalonScentedSalon 8 years ago
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Shocking vanilla opening with overripe peach. Settles into a plasticky, peachy fruit compote.
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 3 years ago
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Awesome cheapie! one of my most favourite smells on women. It may have been released in the 90s but doesn't smell dated at all
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