It has been a right old sorry weekend here in England. Gloomy, wet, windy and still horribly cold. We're past mid March now and it should be warming up a little, dammit!
I didn't wear any perfume save for a little Coromandel yesterday afternoon. I'll probably get shot for saying this, but as nice as Coromandel is, it strikes me as a very well done Patchouli lite. Regular readers will probably know that I like Patchouli a lot, the stronger and more striking the better. Also, I don't have any preconceived ideas of patchouli as the sixties and seventies flower-power scent, all head shop, etc. I wasn't there, so I don't care!
Perhaps that is why the patchouli in Coromandel smells a little understated for my liking. Having said that, I would still take Coromandel over any other modern excuse for a patch note that is currently in circulation. It still smells very well executed, in that Chanel fashion.
I have to say the the entire Chanel Exclusif line is a bit too understated for my liking. They are all fairly close-to-the-skin fragrances. Nothing wrong with that at all, but I prefer my fragrances to be a little more 'amped-up' than that. Just a personal preference.