Summary: 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).
Summary: 31 Rue Cambon gives me a full Chanel experience while being a lot more timeless than let's say COCO. It smells expensive and polished. The woman who wears 31RC is alluring and classy. The longevity is quite good, the sillage is medium the first hour or so and then stays close to the skin.
Summary: I agree with Miaw2's take on this one. I too find it very aldehydic and, like aoe, it also reminds me of withered flowers. There is something sharp and punishing here that sort of assaults my nasal membranes and makes me tense up. I do recognize, however, the artistry in 31 rue Cambon. A work of art, a "classic" fragrance, well, yes, and perhaps too classic for my taste.
Summary: A dark lemon, leather, amber opening, (orris, pepper, bergamot, lemon) which is like the darker side of Chanel's own Cuir de Russie. Next a very light jasmine. Finally a warm powdery patchouli and vetiver. I don't find others detecting the strong leather presence that I do. Different noses, indeed, as it is for me the predominant initial note. I like the phases of the dry down, but wish the leather had remained, as once it is gone the scent loses interest for me.
Summary: I'm a habitual fabric-sprayer when it comes to 'fumes; and it is not until a few hours after I sprayed this one on that I can really appreciate its depth. It is as complex and well-balanced as Mitsouko - I imagine this is "Mitsouko sans oakmoss, but more oriental and orris!" But I got ahead of myself. As for the opening - it's just beautiful.
Summary: I want to BATHE in this scent. My only regret is that it's not longer lasting!! I love it so much, I've actually given serious consideration as to how to evaporate/concentrate the EDT to provide a longer lasting scent without disturbing the oils in the scent. I desperatedly wish Chanel would come out with this in an EDP or parfum!!
Summary: The opening almost makes me blush. Once the whiff of crotch calms down and the blend of the scent begins to unravel, my second thought is "the scent is wearing me", or "I've borrowed someone else's perfume". Someone who is in a tailored suit with a racy thong underneath. Still, it's beginning to smell interesting.
Summary: Absolutely fantastic! This is the classic-classy floral chypre theme superbly revised with a tremendous modern twist. A sober masterpiece and possibly one of the best perfumes of all times. A big dose of iris, some bergamot and fruity notes are the most detectable in this fragrance made of a delicate sweetness and and a luminous radiance. The drydown is warm, embracing, intimate and somehow ambery.
Summary: Boozy is a good way to describe the fruits here, but they are round and smooth, not like a stale fruitcake, which some fruit laden scents turn on me. I should have known it would be love because this is full on chypre even tho it apparently lacks oakmoss. Heady, aldehyde laden opening with gorgeous fruits and florals. I'm getting a ton of iris and it's gooooooood! Fulsome and breadlike, honestly, my brain is spinning with how beautiful this is.