Eau Cendree by Jacomo: launched in 1974.
So what does it smell like? It is classified as a fresh chypre fragrance for men. It begins with a fresh, herbaceous, spicy top punctuated with piment, followed by a dry, floral, spicy heart spiked with pepper, resting on a woody, mossy base of cypress.
- Top notes: bergamot, nutmeg, lemon, coriander, petitgrain, lavender, tarragon
- Middle notes: piment, green pepper, clary sage, carnation, cinnamon, geranium, cyclamen, orris, fern
- Base notes: cypress, musk, amber, patchouli, vetiver, oakmoss, sandalwood, labdanum, tonka bean
"Jacomo's Eau Cendree strikes me as similar to the trio above but spicier. It is a man's scent, worn by a number of French and American women as their sports fragrance."
Presented in a bottle designed by Pierre Dinand in 1970. The bottle was manufactured by Saint Gobain Desjonqueres with plastic components supplied by Mayet.
In 1974, Eau Cendree retailed for $8 for 2 oz of Eau de Toilette Splash, $13 for 6 oz of Eau de Toilette Splash, $12 for 4 oz of Eau de Toilette Spray, with a spray refill of $10.
Fate of the Fragrance:
Discontinued. Still sold in 1992.