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Eau de Cologne Du Coq

$5.00

Guerlain Eau de Cologne Du Coq is one of the original colognes from Maison Guerlain. It was launched in 1894 by Aimé Guerlain, the creator of  the iconic game-changer, Jicky, in 1889, and therein lies the reason I reach for that Bee-bottle so often. Guerlain Du Coq has the Jicky quirkiness, that genius hint of the animalic.
 
Guerlain Eau de Cologne Du Coq is the classic cologne, a light mixture of citrus, flowers and herbs. Spritz away! - because you need five or six hits so that you can fully experience the amazing 3-D opening. It also helps it last a little longer when you mega-spritz, since cologne has ridiculously short lasting-power. I love the opening of Du Coq! An aromatic bitter citrus accord is in the first deep inhales– the aromatic from lemon zest, the bitter from petit-grain or orange leaves – an accord which then softens into a juicier, orangey mixed-citrus accord.

The dry-down moves along quickly, so after five minutes the opening citrus starts to bloom with flowers and herbs – jasmine is listed but my nose picks up mostly lavender, and after a few more slow sniffs, some dryer dustier rosemary notes. Then I smell the jasmine more, - it sweetens the herbal accord. Patchouli? – I can’t find it, but sandalwood and oak moss I can find, completing the cologne medley, adding a creamy vanillic quality, and then I can pick up the link to Jicky. My nose zeros in on that same slightly sour undertone that is so off-putting to some perfume lovers, and so magnetic for others, like myself.

Citrusy, but with a warm earthy character from the herbs and indolic floral, ending with a slight creamy woody note, Eau de Cologne Du Coq has a clean elegance to it, with a slightly dirty edge that brings it out of the archives and into the 21st century, an edge that makes this retro scent very modern. 

Notes: orange, neroli, bergamot, lemon, patchouli, lavender, jasmine, sandalwood and oakmoss.
Type: EdC
Parfumeur: Aimé Guerlain

Price: $5.00
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