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L`Anarchiste Caron for men

L`Anarchiste Caron for men
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L`Anarchiste by Caron is a Woody fragrance for men. L`Anarchiste was launched in 2000. The nose behind this fragrance is Richard Fraysse. Top notes are african orange flower and mint; middle notes are vetyver, sandalwood, guaiac wood, virginia cedar and cinnamon; base note is musk.

Perfume rating: 3.80 out of 5 with 276 votes.

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African Orange flower Mint

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vetyver Sandalwood Guaiac Wood Virginia Cedar Cinnamon

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Musk

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L`Anarchiste Fragrance Reviews

ChrisSmellsGood
ChrisSmellsGood

This fragrance is absolutely beautiful, just like everything else that comes from Caron. It still baffles me how fragrances from this house can be purchased online for such a low price, yet always delivers niche quality.

Anyway, back to L'anarchiste! First off, the bottle is awesome. Some people say its cheap and cheesy. The sprayer is cheap plastic - I will agree with that. But the rest of the bottle is so cool and unique. It is made of copper and a card came in the box saying that the bottle will actually patina over time which is awesome.

The fragrance itself is wonderful. It is a well balanced mix of mint, cinnamon, wood, and I get almost a sweet licorice note on my skin. Over time, the cinnamon becomes more apparent. This is a fall/winter scent for sure. I can see this being relatively versatile in terms of where you can wear it. I plan to wear this to work even, once fall/winter come.

Aug
21
2016
qdci
qdci

The only mint smell which lasts a lot.

Jun
26
2016
K1
K1

I am so lucky to get a sample of vintage version of this perfume in the bronze flacon. I have always been looking for this perfume to give it a try cause the title intrigues me badly, so as the Zippo'esque can.

L'Anarchiste opens with slightly revolting cinnamon (and cloves maybe) merged with naturally warm and spiky mint and probably basil. This intro demonstrates irregular smoldering spicy theme that promises of a bizarre woody base composed of guaiac and vetiver. The opening is so pungent and unavoidably penetrating, but the base meets rounded woody accord and musk with soft touch of spices. Great works indeed!

L'Anarchiste - beside Yatagan and Pour un Homme - is a weird fragrance made by a melancholic mind caged in conventional frameworks, and for this it apparently borrows blood from classic oriental spicy gems of past (Opium and Samsara, to give a clue) and from other side wants to tear shirt and be rebel. But as the time of anarchistic movements is over, the time for L'Anarchiste is over too. It stays in past with firm loyalty to that era. Maybe the new L'Anarchiste in classic Pour un Homme'y flacon is more versatile to this epoch.
★★★

من خیلی خوش شانس هستم که تونستم به لطف یکی از دوستان نسخۀ قدیمی لانارشیست رو تست کنم. همین بطری برنزی که توی تصویر میبینین. این عطر همیشه برام جای سوال بوده مخصوصا بخاطر اسمش و قوطی فلزیش

لانارشیست با دوز بالای دارچین (و احتمال زیاد میخک) که توی رایحۀ گرم و طبیعی نعنا (و شاید ریحان) ادغام شدن، شروع میکنه. این شروعِ کمی زننده ابعادِ نا منظمِ فضای سوزان ادویه ای رو به نمایش میذاره که از قلبی با نتهای چوبی و روایحی استانداردتر حاصل ترکیب چوب گاییاک و وتیور (خس خس) ساخته شدن، نوید میده. شروعِ کار واقعا تیز و نافذ هست، کسی نمیتونه انکار کنه، اما بسترِ کار نرم و چوبی و مُشکی هست با لایه ای نازک از ادویه ها. کار واقعا خوبیه

لانارشیست؛ در کنار یاتاغان و پور اون اوم؛ عطری ساختارشکن و مالیخولیایی هست که تحت تسلط تعالیم کلاسیک این هنر ساخته شده، و به همین دلیل، گرچه از طرفی خون کارهای کلاسیک شرقی ادویه ای مثل اوپیوم و سامسارا رو یدک میکشه، از طرف دیگه میل شدیدی به پاره کردن پیراهن و یاغیگری داره. اما همونطور که دورۀ جنبش های آنارشیستی سر اومده، زمان برای لانارشیست هم معلق مونده. این عطر تو دوران پیش از خودش مونده. شاید ورژن جدید لانارشیست که به تازگی بازتولید شده توی بطری های کلاسیک کارُن نسخۀ مناسبتری برای این روزها باشه
★★★

Jun
26
2016
brandonR
brandonR

There's an established, wealthy monetary smell to L'Anarchiste for sure. A cross between the N.Y. Stock Exchange and a swanky orthodontist's office. This one's all business and no pleasure. For the mature guy who prefers Men's Warehouse over Pac Sun, it's a true Musk lover's paradise.

Too bad Caron is ditching the authentic copper obelisk bottle with their standard, boring company bottle. Honestly, the bottle was so nice that I knew in my gut it wouldn't last. Looks like I was right. On the flip side though, at least reformulations will be a breeze to notice. Better buy now if you've been curious.

Jan
17
2016
mikemuscles21
mikemuscles21

Perfect for Halloween.
I always wear this one at this time of year. What better time of year to smell like October Spices, Gun Metal, & Blood?,

Oct
24
2015
smellavision
smellavision

Hmm, not the most fitting name, as this is a very office friendly scent. It's quite hard to describe, chaotic and definitely not your run-of-the-mill product. To me, it's not dark and brooding but a bright perfume that brings sensations of a sunny spring day. Starting out with lots of mint, blending with cinnamon, vetiver and sandalwood almost like toothpaste, it dries down (after about an hour) to a lovely sweet woodsy/fruity combo of apple, orange, cinnamon and some rusty note - very different, but nice.

Funny thing is, sometimes it seems to morph back to the earlier stages, depending on weather or body temperature, before going back to the drydown again. By this time, the remains are only a skinscent. Every now and then, it reminds me of Guerlain Homme l'eau Boisee, but without the boozy note.

Great woody/musky drydown, great bottle, shame about the projection. A very unique scent in an awesome bottle IMO.

Oct
11
2015
atlaseetschristmas
atlaseetschristmas

Opens with a strange, minty-fresh musk, orange blossom and vetiver blend that reminds me of other, high quality vetivers such as Lubin's Itasca but much rougher, louder, and "scratchier". They both share a blend of 'hot' and 'cold' notes, and while sometimes that can create an interestingly dynamic and wearable fragrance (like with the latter), here I'm not so sure it works. The blend is just too heady and diffusive for me;

The drydown is head-scratching. Its vetiver, but theres a slightly tangy citric quality, as well as an airy mint, and liberal powdery dusting of dry cinnamon and clove. I could see how one could describe this as apple pie or spiced apples, but the woodiness renders it entirely inedible. It reminds me more of an autumnal potpourri, with dried oranges and cinnamon sticks, sitting in an old dusty wooden bowl. Just as an observation, I detect nothing remotely metallic or blood-like. For some reason this smells simultaneously old fashioned and hyper modern. I could just as easily see it on a middle aged man as I could some late 20's fashion-conscious bohemian.

I really really wanted to like L'anarchiste. Musk, vetiver, and orange blossom are some of my favorite notes and I always want to support a perfumer that's willing to go out on a limb and create something unique and interesting.

Sadly as unique and interesting as it is, my personal preferences prevent me from enjoying this. A little reminder of why you should never blind buy. The vetiver and musk are nice, but the mint and cinnamon kind of push it into potpourri territory to my nose. Clearly very high quality, it lasts all day and throws decently. I also appreciate the gaudy bottle and it's strange, imperfect copper paint.
5.5/10

Sep
23
2015
aqua_de_la_vita
aqua_de_la_vita

Update,
After trying this juice several times, there's a note that I'm able to pick that's not listed? After smelling my wrist so much that I finally realized that the note that I'm smiling is lavender! Lavender was used so much in the 80's-90's. The woodsy/herbal aroma gives this juice a real old-school aroma. Very different/unique fragrance.

Caron has created several orginal fragrance's and this one is definitely one of those. I must admit that when I first sprayed this fragrance on my skin it does have a weird aroma of minty/African orange blossom aroma almost having a lemongrass vib with a woodsy spicy blend vib coming from the vetiver.
After this juice settles, L`Anarchiste aroma and notes is nothing like the others. The herbal aromatic blast of mint with a woodsy blend of cedar/guaiac wood gives it a real attractive aroma...it almost has a soapy scent.
Longevity and Silage is high quality lasting 8hrs.
Today, this frag might be considered a nieche fragrance having a real unquie aroma as well a very unquie bottle. I don't know any fragrance which is remotely close to this fragrance. You will either hate or love it this kuice mo halfway. I love something that has a real woodsy-spicy blend with a hint of green notes for day/evening wear, best during late summer into late fall days..7/10

Aug
25
2015
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

L'Anarchiste is a minty/woody fragrance from Caron. At first spray I detected the mint with the cinnamon. The dry down is very woodsy as sandalwood makes it's appearance with vetiver. The mint never goes away but it's much softer in the dry down. L'Anarchiste is sophisticated and very well groomed. It has a character of it's own.

Aug
06
2015
Darknotes
Darknotes

I have desperately been wanting to try this on from Caron, however I just saw on their website that it has been reformulated. The bottle has been changed to go in line with the rest of the male line, and the mint has been "softened" I would still like to try the original, however I'm afraid that I will fall in love with it and alas never get a chance to repurchase.

Jul
12
2015
sebeck666
sebeck666

There is something wicked/weird in this juice. It starts with a classic punch of mint/neroli chord, then move slightly to a soft-wooden base, musk is noticable from the beginning till the end (about 4-5h), and suddenly dissapears...??? After a great a little bit wild powerhouse-style openning i was expecting a little bit more (base is just weak)... but it's still very sophisticated, classy. It is not a kind of molotov-cocktail anerchist... it seems to be more mature and intelectual sofa-anarchist. But nice...

Apr
07
2015
brandonR
brandonR

Holy shit! What a badass anomaly from the fragrance gods! This is one of the greatest blind buy purchace I've ever made, bar none. A learning curve never entertained a thought in my mind at first initial contact, as L`Anarchiste was nothing but love at first smell for me. Mint, cinnamon, vetiver and gothic woods sitting on top of a bed of bunt copper. The smell is exactly how the bottle presentation suggests.

L`Anarchiste Is a clean and serious journey where new school and old school collide. This is the smell of an old school American President, where somewhere in a parallel dimension, L`Anarchiste is what George Washington was wearing when he crossed the Potomac, so be prepared for an arrogant juice that won't apologize for what it is.

Lurking deep in the background is an overworked electrical engine. Like the one in your mini monster truck toy that your parents got you for Christmas. It was made to go forward only, but you kept pulling it back while you listened to the clicking of the gears stripping, and soon you could smell the motor burning from within. The suggestion is very faint, but real.

I feel sorry for the ones who don't understand this modern masterpiece in a glass bottle with plated matte copper finish. It's apparent to me that the people who look down on it are going to be your typical mall rat hipsters who shop at Rue 21 for their juices. Haters gonna hate I guess.

Jan
03
2015
thebark
thebark

Has many of the same notes as Malle's Noir Epices and though they start out a bit different, they end up smelling quite similar to one another with L'Anarchiste retaining a slight sharp, metallic edge whereas Malle's creation is better balanced, softer and perhaps a bit more civilized.

Oct
26
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Anarchiste opens with a bold accord of lime, aldehydes, herbs (mint, basil too?) and sour citrus notes on a classic earthy-mossy base of oak moss, tobacco, vetiver, a few spices among which cloves and cinnamon and a subtle floral note. Herbs and citrus are however the most prominent characters here, with a metallic, youngster soul, sour and zesty personality - not exactly merely "fresh", though; it's more a sort of almost industrial-medicinal spicy-herbal mood, the citrus-green notes are processed in a way that they provide more bitterness than freshness. An interesting fragrance, and probably pleasant for people who like this kind of notes; for everyone else (me included) it can soon smell a bit cloying and boring.

6,5-7/10

Jun
28
2014
batabidd
batabidd

Strange, revolting, suffocating, makes me kind of puke! I'll pass

Jun
18
2014
Merdogan1
Merdogan1

Neye benzeteceğimi bilemediğim parfümlerden biri ile karşı karşıyayım. Bir kere hiç bir sentetiklik hissetmedim. Baştan keskin bir koku olarak açılın sonrasında hızlıca ana karakterine büründü. Peki nedir o karakter? İşte ben de onun adını koyamıyorum :) Yeni kesilmiş ağaç kokusuna çok benziyor ama içinde sanki hafif mentollü mendil kokusu var. O da yetmiyor. Notalarda belirtilen tarçın olduğunu çok anlamasam da baharatlı bir kokusu var. Hafif tatlımsı diyeceğim ama tatlı değil. Sert ve eski moda bir erkeksi parfüm desem, o hiç değil. L'Anarchiste, elimde olup da "muhakkak yazmalıyım koku çok güzel" dediğim halde ne yazacağıma karar veremediğim kokulardan oldu.

Yine de bu parfümde ağaç kokuları içine güzelce ve hiç rahatsız etmeden baharatların karıştırıldığı, bunu sağlarken de mentol gibi bir koku ile ferah bile diyebileceğim bir hal alması sağlanmış. Bazen kaliteli bir tütün kolonyasını hatırlıyorum. Ama bir bakıyorum alakası bile yok. Belki de isminin hakkını vererek örneğini pek görmediğim, kendine özgü bir koku olarak karşımda. Aşık oldum diyemem ama o farklı kokusunu da sürekli koklamak istiyorum.

En başta söylediğim gibi kokuda rahatsız edici bir yan bulamadım. Yapaylık da hissetmedim. Sadece sıcak yaz günlerine uygun değil ama diğer zamanlarda herkes tarafından kullanılabilir. Ha birde yaş itibariyle 20 yaşın altındaki genç erkeklere kesinlikle önermiyorum. Size fazla gelir. Parfümün cinsiyeti olmaz desem de bayan kullanımına pek yakın değil.

Kalıcılık ortalama olsa da şu serin günlerde açık havada tene yakın kalıyor. Öyle etrafa koku yaymıyor.

Bitince bir şişe daha almak ister miyim? Kesinlikle EVET.

Tavsiye eder miyim? Parfümden anlayan bir çevreniz varsa tavsiye ederim. Yoksa tütün kolonyası, el yapımı ahşap hediyelik eşyalar satan baharatçı dükkanı ve kereste fabrikasında çalışan işçi karışımı bir koku gibi yorumlar alabilirsiniz. Öyle ise tavsiye etmem.

Gerçek ise "bence" farklı, güzel ve kaliteli bir kokunuzun olduğudur.


Not : Yorumlarımı ve özel mesajlarıma cevaplarımı sadece Türkçe olarak yapacağım. Böylece yabancı dil konusunda sıkıntı yaşayan arkadaşlara gerçekten denediğim parfümlerdeki kendi görüşlerimi paylaşmayı amaçlıyorum.

Apr
12
2014
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L'Anarchiste is what I love to call a "surprising perfume", yes, you don't expect a perfume to smell this way.

Upon application on the skin, the surprise happens, a strong smell! you can sense a very light smell of mint, almost lost in between the vetyver and guaiac Wood.then the orange blossom starts to appear along with the virginia cedar, the mixture is strange and dark, and lastly, the musk, cinnamon and a little bit mint combination is what i smell after 40-60 min.

The perfume is strange, and I never expected Caron to do such a perfume. However, I consider it unique, dark and a must try perfume. I diffidently in love with it

Mar
30
2014
missan
missan

This is a very, very strong cologne. It is so strong that you should put it on one day ahead.
But it´s good, but it´s at the same time very unusual, an ocean apart from a mainstream, and that is a good thing.

Mar
21
2014
Redbeard
Redbeard

A decidedly anarchistic brew, because it seems not to care for the rules and expectations of masculine perfumery. It starts out as sharp honeyed wood with a little orange peel, plus a lot of wintergreen, which always takes me by surprise and which I generally don't like. To this note do I attribute the metallic "bloodiness" that others describe. It makes the copper bottle rather apt. I also feel my usual association of wintergreen with an extremely harsh, crude shampoo smell. There's probably a little anise or fennel in there as well, again to my chagrin. After a while, the metal begins to get more sour and less sweet as it weakens. The cheapo Stetson Sierra that I recently reviewed has a lot of this sweet metal, and I missed the resemblance at the time, but now it's surprisingly clear to me. The effect reminds me of artificial sweeteners, with their characteristically metallic edges that ruin the taste for me. The whole production weakens quite a bit as it dries down.

Honestly, I just don't think L'Anarchiste smells "good enough" to me, for me to wear it, though I'm admittedly biased against some of the notes. I feel like it's so odd in its composition that it has to put forth a continuous effort to stubbornly remain as unique as it is. It just becomes forceful overkill...it's a big, rough-hewn, unyielding block of smell, whereas other scents are curved and polished, moving pieces with interesting shapes, regardless of how heavy or light they are. Still, quite an intriguing blend.

Mar
12
2014
Houdini4
Houdini4

At last we're venturing into good territory with these Caron frgarances. L'Anarchiste has a cool name, a horrible but standout flacon and most importantly a very pleasing juice inside.
That's the main thing of course and it's an interesting mixture of musk a fairly clean thing coming from vetiver and white floral vibe with the sweet spice of cinnamon. It's not a common smell and I almost get a bit of tea from it with a slightly metallic edge. Great stuff I like it.

Mar
03
2014
pronose
pronose

a true masterpiece! a very uncommon scent by caron! this one will stuns you for sure!

Feb
28
2014
cytherian
cytherian

A good friend gave me a sample of the vintage version. I applied it and picked up just the faintest of notes. A green woody musk accord of some kind... but by the time I could really figure out anything it was gone. It just disappeared into my skin.

I guess I must be anosmic to this particular formulation, sorry to say. I've not experienced this before. One or two other fragrances I've sampled have turned out to be weaker than I'd expected but never this faint.

So I can't emphasize enough how you should not blind-buy this fragrance!

Feb
08
2014
mikemuscles21
mikemuscles21

The pre Ifra formulation smell like metal and blood. With a dash of cinnamon. The new one I heard is not the same. Do they still make it or is it finished?

Feb
02
2014
Soapstone
Soapstone

Smells like the ingredients from an old ladys purse mixed together. Nice bottle but thats about it for me.

Dec
19
2013
maio2012
maio2012

Aggressive smell, intrusive and suffocating mix of strong spices. There is mint, but not freshness; there is vetyver, but is not easy to find it between waves of strong cinnamon, clove and guiac. No harmony, just anarchy. Other people can like or love it, but for me this one is offensive.

Nov
29
2013
spankrabbit
spankrabbit

From reports noted earlier I was ready to expect either a fumigation bomb or an apple pie grenade. It's neither one.

L'Anarchiste is a sweet, woody pleasure. I get more of a minty orange note at the start - no cloves and no apples. The mint is not strong enough to remind me of toothpaste. I also don't sense anything metallic, dark or brooding. The mint fades off near the middle as it leads into the cinnamon, vetiver and sandalwood. The orange is still there - just enough to be noticed.

Longevity and projection are good; 8 hours tops...might be a bit heavy in summer. Strong? Yes. Brooding? No.

Nov
29
2013
Tremere
Tremere

This perfume reminds me of: Deep Woods Off.

It turns out Deep Woods Off smells like Vetiveryl Acetate and Habanolide. Which is interesting but not terribly interesting let alone wearable. I initially agreed with the consensus this is a fall scent but, as the fleeting citrus top note burns away, I realize this is a Spring/Day, i.e. black fly repellent.

Nov
29
2013
pentamethylenediamide
pentamethylenediamide

For me it`s just raw cinnamon and clove on the skin. Don`t like it at all. If you want to smell like spice for a pie buy this.

Oct
15
2013
HAL9000
HAL9000

I really like this perfume, at least for trying to be different, which is what the name implies. Total attitude here, and the top is actually pretty shocking at first. I wear it when I'm trying to REALLY stand out. And while it definitely works in that regard, I've never gotten ANY positive recognition. In fact, while I never apply more than one or two sprays, I've actually been asked to leave rooms by people who think I've sprayed insecticide on myself. If I've managed to spray it on my clothing, even washing it off doesn't help my prospects of re-entering the room, since this one is long-lasting. No one else beside me seems to like L'A, and while that doesn't stop me from wearing it per se, my 1.7 oz bottle has been around for at least 5 years, and still has plenty left to go.

I noticed that some folks have made this their signature scent. Yikes, that takes some stones! We clearly don't hang with the same people.

Oct
01
2013
spartan
spartan

Ok, This is A strange brew... I Dislike the opening immensely, the middle and dry down are tolerable, but at no time do I ever want to walk around smelling like this.
Yes it's Unique, yes it's Different, and Yes it's Original! Nothing else that I have come across smells like this. Not for me... L'Anarchiste wears you, you do not wear it.... I strongly recommend that you do not blind by this scent! Smells like an expensive room air deodorizer, not A Man's cologne. I think I will use my newly purchased bottle in my car as an air freshener. Or maybe I will spray my Dog with it? He might actually enjoy it.

Sep
23
2013
CaughtJester
CaughtJester

L'Anarchiste is one manipulative boy - intelligent, subtle and cunning, hiding its dark thoughts under a blanket of suave charm.

The Story:

L'Anarchiste greets you with an easy smile, with powdery orange, accented by bright mint and an underlying sizzle of cinnamon. It's a charming, bright opening - the balanced handshake of a young, confident, well-dressed man who covertly checks your pulse with his index finger.

This is where L'Anarchiste starts to reveal its inner workings. Under the bright smile that greets you is a cunning intelligence, a cold, manipulative mind already figuring out how you work and think, and how to pull your strings. The orange and powder linger, but some of the warmth of the cinnamon fades like a slipping smile. Metal shows through from this stage. Not quite a blood-metallic smell, but the tinge of gunmetal, like a pistol strapped under that charming young man's suit jacket.

From here the scent decays in a kind of subtle, charming abandon, watching with a bright eye from the edge of the party, the scent of musk and still a touch of cinnamon, bright and cool with an aura of wood and a tiny dab of lingering mint.

L'Anarchiste is not a monster, it doesn't scream at you, it breezes into the room with an easy grace, elegantly orders a drink, finds a girl, and has her spilling her secrets while he sits back and smiles.

The sillage isn't huge. It projects well for the first 2-3 hours, then settles back to a general aura - detectable if you are within a metre or two, but not from across the room. Longevity is pretty great, clocking 7 hours without too much of a problem. And the flacon is simply gorgeous - statuesque bronze that discolours gradually over time in reaction to the oil on your hands, becoming truly unique. L'Anarchiste is a French revolutionary, a student who easily slips into an upper class party, charms a magistrate's daughter, gets all the information he can, and slips away into the night. Cloak and dagger stuff from another era, and utterly unique and bold today. Cant rate it highly enough.

Aug
24
2013
9-na
9-na

This scent is special for me, because it brings back a wonderful memory. It’s morning, it’s cold, it’s iron stairs, the wall gives a clean, if a bit damp smell of plaster. He is there. I am, too. We kiss. He’s just brushed his teeth, the toothpaste had mint in it, and I’ve been just about to start cooking, and had a packet of cumin in my hands.

Jun
10
2013
nero77
nero77

Based on the reviews here (which, like many I read before sampling a fragrance) you would have thought "blood! vampire/goth scent!". There is nothing of the kind here! The mint in the opening does give it a metallic tinge when combined perhaps with the earthy vetiver notes. But what I do get is the "apple + cinnamon" vibe, which is in fact more of a spicy type of orange scent, and this predominates.

I especially like the dry down, as musk comes from the base and settles on the skin, still a little fresh and spicy though. In a word, definitely unique. Am not sure how much of a crowd pleaser this might be as people won't be smelling anything similar like it. But, it is fresh and original... so well done to Caron for showing that not all 21st century fragrances have to conform to bland and banal so-called "trends" in the market. Try it for something different.

Mar
29
2013
pronose
pronose

this one is one of a kind! the scent it's so unique and lasting! a true shocking cologne and elegant! a rare gem so uncommon nowdays!

Mar
17
2013
lovingthealien
lovingthealien

I felt the necessity to reevaluate this fragrance now that I've worn it in all kinds of weather and humidity. To get it out of the way, there appears to be at least two formulations of this fragrance judging by reviews. Mine is an original-release era (pre-IFRA nonsense) bottle.

L'Anarchiste is a fragrance that is both mildly strange and almost conventionally pretty at the same time. It plays with hot and cold, light and dark. In the opening, there is a cool metallic mint accord along with a rich spiced apple. It's odd but pretty.

The drydown is where it gets really interesting - metallic and woody fruit accords seem to blend with an intense spicy smoke, similar to the smoke of Tabac Blond or Poivre, with a very Caron sort of clove note. It hangs out in this territory for a while and it is quite lovely. It is somewhat similar to the smell of baked apples that have been dusted with cinnamon and clove. There is a hint of floral sweetness that intensifies over time.

As time rolls on, the fragrance loses a bit of its originality. The smoldering clove cigarettes and iced fruits seem to fade away to an almost designer masculine aroma. Musks, cedar, vetiver, and moss accords take you into an almost bizarro-world iteration of Egoiste Platinum's drydown, where everything is just a tad ashy and dirty. It's like a Serge Lutens fragrance suddenly becoming a Gucci fragrance. The musk is heavy and intense and very "urban," something that doesn't really fit the name or the Caron customer very well. Nonetheless, it is the only perfume of its kind that I find wearable. Many many more people would love this if it had Gucci marketing behind it.

Though I like the bottle and the scent, I don't get the connection between the fragrance and the name. This would have been much better off being marketed as a post-goth/beat hipster fragrance with a name like "Pomme Sauvage" or "La Fumée Automne."

Mar
09
2013
DENIULTRAS
DENIULTRAS

As a beginner in Niche class, I came into possession of this' Anarchiste.Great package, top beautiful bronze bottle, which in my opinion reflects very faithfully, the name of the perfume, Anarchists, just like that.So, again as a beginner, but slowly I can feel the difference that share Niche and Designer perfumes, 'Anarchist, makes it clear that their quality in my opinion is absolutely transcends all Designer class, classy, amazing' powerful, after the opening, but still stylish modern, but relatively linear'double-loop linear, explain, river I sprayed it on 3-way hand, with the 'one side arm felt more citrus, cedar and vetiver and the' other side of the hand, is more prominent musk, who is raw but still slightly eased me a lot sandalwood.Very reminiscent of Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree, only the Caron house in this case, showed its superiority over the house of Chanel, but ok.Here now, I sprayed it 2 - way, and frankly I kind of opened better than the first time, when spraying, AAU even quite noble act, 'Wow interesting, here me now these 7 kinds of little reminiscent of musk, of course Kouros, even very high similarity shared with Kouros in this one his' second phase.So, high quality, visually stunning, iconic status among Caron home fans and of course to everyone else, all the best Real-Do's enough to appeal to me, I think Niche, corner popularity, so I'll say it this way, I will dare to wear it, although it seems to me a bit, more of a 'catch clothing, shirt with long sleeves shoes-making, but I can not and I will raise him wear with my 'catch, urban, highly desirable fragrance but honestly not my target audience, it now follows a logical question, why I took it, and say it this way, ultra urban, like bro a 'catch 'Anarchists, because we are anarchists, guerrillas, right!

Jan
03
2013
Cassiano
Cassiano

Without a doubt, it is one of the most exotic colognes I have ever felt. I think Caron has already known that the “different” would be the new target of perfumery when this delicious fragrance was released. What about the bottle? A beauty, which makes me feel like a gladiator, I don’t know why. I only dislike the tap, which could have a better fixation.

The opening is so weird, with some “old” smell, very similar to the old shaving foams and some tooth pastes, with a hint of mint - very noticeable but not refreshing as we use to feel in other colognes that have this note. That’s because the mint note is rapidly blended with the heart notes, which are woody. We have sandalwood, cedar, guaiac, vetyver and the adorable cinnamon. But this is the most different cinnamon I have ever felt. Who likes cinnamon in colognes, like me, will be curious about the aroma of this note in here. And the base is simple: musk. But, sometimes, the simple is the best, isn't it?

The result: a cologne full of paradoxes, with a smell that remember the green scents of the 80’s, but with a metallized touch. YES, it has a metal smell!
What about the blood thing? Well, I have always read comments about this cologne, saying that it is like blood and I thought to myself: “how the hell does blood smell?”
The truth is: I don’t know how blood smells, but I do know the taste. And this is the most intriguing part of this cologne: as it happens with the gourmand colognes, which make our mouths full of water – just because our senses are intertwined, especially, smell and taste buds – it happens here as well, like if I was sucking my own blood after cut a finger, for instance. Amazing!!!

The projection is splendid: I don’t need to make any effort to feel how perfumed I am. I am just exhaling A LOT. L’anarchiste is a masterpiece, full of complexity and contradictions, owner of a “love it or hate it” label and perfect for those who like to risk wearing colognes.

An excellent blind buy. Absolutely no regrets!

Nov
29
2012
RES2525
RES2525

Metallic? Maybe somehow, someway.
Apple pie? I do get apple out of it, but not pie.
Blood? Where that came from I can't even imagine.

There's definitely an accord smelling of apple in the opening. But it’s not the bright 'jolly rancher' apple you get out of Kenneth Cole Reaction. It's truer to the source material for better or worse. Worse because I'm not especially fond of apples. The apple shares in an accord of two other notes. Vodka and mint. Sorta like you had some cocktail of apples spiked in 160 proof spirits and laced with green mint. Maybe it’s just a reaction with the alcohol (vodka note?), but it is what it is to my nose. But its by no means unpleasant, only vaguely synthetic, and if you like apples you'll probably like it. After few minutes L’Anarchiste begins to exude a smell akin to camphor with a touch of citrus peel. I’ll take a stab at guessing the camphor odor comes from the guaic wood.

Drying further down I start to get the smell of the cedar and cinnamon and a bit of sandalwood with a hefty dose of musk. No vetiver is obvious to me.
The cologne continues like this for a few hours and begins to fade down to a musky skin scent.

All the oft mentioned comparisons aside, this is a rather unique cologne and can appreciate that it isn’t a run of the mill rehash of something else as many designers are prone to produce. It’s not weird, just different than most. I like the stuff, but I’m not sure I’ll ever love it. It isn't cold. It has character, but it feels disassociated from me. A few more tries before I can settle that. Try before you buy I’d say.
Thumbs Up!

Nov
14
2012
missan
missan

I am a little ambivalent towards this one. Normally I don´t like synthetic musk in this amount as used here. I think I have to test it a bit more, hmm

Edit: It sure is unusual, but it´s getting better and better, a not so easy cologne.

Edit: I´m beginning to know this more, and I love it now. L'Anarchiste is the right name for it, it´s strong, unusual, very long lasting, it´s woody but nearly oriental, I even get an Opium pour homme vibe sometimes. Sometimes I feel it´s more fresh minty. Still exploring but love it.

Edit2: This has gone from a so so experience to one of my favorites!

Sep
27
2012
mengxuesong
mengxuesong

挺好闻的,嘤嘤嘤~

Jun
29
2012
ericrico
ericrico

Great reviews here - awesome "story" by PsychoTommy, alfarom (precise as always), and MetalMan sums up whatever was missing. I feel affinity and applaud the Caron house as well...true admiration of their audacity! They are creating scents so unique and some so classic (Caron Pour Un Homme) that just buying 4-5 bottles of their fragrances and you can achieve a versatile and distinct collection of scents to be worn for any occasion or time of year! Amazing - one of the truly great houses!

Here is the scent pyramid offered -

Top notes are african orange flower and mint
Middle notes are vetyver, sandalwood, guaiac wood and virginia cedar
Base note is musk

I really like the bright metal-tinged orange flower/neroli note on top that is sparkling with the mint accent. This stays for a while for me...at least the first 20 minutes or more on the back of my hand and is even more alive on fabric! Very key here to spray L'Anarchiste on both skin (liberally) and a few sprays on your shirt. My sleeve is really nice now...showing the top notes after applying about 30 minutes ago (PsychoTommy is right - the slightly medicinal mint stays on fabric.) However, I like to apply virtually all scents to both my skin and clothing as it wears different and top/heart notes stay longer on fabric. This, to me, is not a beast for projection - but an "aura scent". Apply a fairly liberal amount, let it warm up and you have a nice radiant scent fragrant that surrounds you - a couple feet or so away (this will not tell people across a room what you are wearing). If you walk by someone of taste - who isn't too shy - they should definitely ask what it is you're wearing, though!!

The heart definitely warms up to copper-tinged wood accord - not traditional "woody". Mind you, the mint is still alive on your arm, but a "green" wood accord that I get from a fresh vetiver (clean, not earthy)-infused cedar and sandalwood. This is where the scent evolves overall into something awesome - the heart & drydown. The "spice" I get is from what I perceive to be a cinnamon stick accord (not grated - as that would be louder and dustier). No, the imagery I'm getting here is likeable to a heated copper pot of soaked wood chips (cedar, guaiac, and sandalwood) being stirred by a cinnamon stick. The fresh vetiver root is very rinsed & washed off and a few strands of root are tossed in...offering a greenness to the whole composition. Not dominant, but a key note the keeps the green mint on top through the heart and base.

That is the picture I get. No blood. No vampires. But, a simply stunning flacon!

The freshness remains on my clothes at over an hour! The musk is a just off-white musk here...not totally clean, but almost. The musk note is lifted, but also offers a touch more warmth on the base, which true "white musk" will not offer. I love white musk in my "fresh scents" and notice the difference here. Definitely not a heavy musk, though. Radiant. Warm.

To the House of Caron - you have some audacious taste! And, well, if it isn't for everyone, you never cared about that any way. Richard Fraysse, the perfumier, has given us a chance to try something so unique here. This is true art, to me. Like Eau de Reglisse (another brilliant creation from Caron and truly unisex) - there is a passion that is poured into this bottle, not just mass-marketed juice. This is not for the mainstream, which makes me like it that much more. A "niche", masculine fragrance from a larger house...and one that strikes me as simply great! Wonderful and entirely unique! I offer my full admiration and gratitude.

Jun
17
2012
Jordanose
Jordanose

This is one of those perfumes that makes me wonder about 'expectancy' and it's effect on smell perception.

Expectancy- the tendancy for our brains to see (smell) what we expect.

Out of any other sense. our sense of smell is the most gullible. Willing to go along with whatever suggestions our other senses push into our perception.

In this case. The bottle. It's glass. Covered by some copper foiling.

In my opinion, i think this is where some of the metal commentary comes from.

The only other possibility to me lies in the citrus. Whenever I smell mandarine essential oil it reminds me of this time that I got a bloody nose as a kid (subjective association alert). But this fragrance does not bring up any associations of metal, blood, etc.


It's seriously just a really good apple and pear tart with a touch of some lavender. When smelling this, these two odor objects (the pie and the lavender) are very distinguisable as seperate entities. But still get along. Like a couple of people sitting on a park bench. Just close enough to touch hands.

Jun
17
2012
Finisterle
Finisterle

L`Anarchiste , or Yatagan junior as I would like to call it, lives in a messy room. Tin cans, musty bubble gum with some half hearted attempts to freshen things up mix together and you can't find anything you are looking for. Yatagan junior flirts a bit with aquatics and while this is an asset for daily wear it is also a let down when you are at home and want to indulge yourself. So where is the anarchist part really ? Well, and this is a funny thing, this fragrance can hide on your skin, barely detectable, and then start projecting like some cauldron of boiling witch brew at the most inceonvenient time. It sets its own rules in a way and that is quite amusing.

The drydown is amazingly alive with a refreshing musk-mint vibe. But L'Anarchiste contains metal notes from beginning to end so I won't buy it again as I abhor metal smells.

May
09
2012
MetalMan
MetalMan

This is a very strange but pleasant surprise! I had to get it based on all the wonderful spice and apple pie comparisons and the fact that it has an oxidizing bottle!! To start, the packaging is very interesting and quite cool for being a relatively "cheap" scent (pricewise....not scentwise)! I love the copper bottle and the insert explaining some of the background of the scent and whatnot, but that is only the start of this fragrance's charm! On to the actual smell...it starts with a very odd blast that is quite chalky...very similar to that of the white Necco wafers if you know what I'm talking about! It's a semi-spicey and minty blast...maybe a mix of the orange blossom and mint. (On a side note, I'm pretty sure the note pyramid is not correct...I smell quite different notes in this juice than what's listed...more on that soon) After the top fades (in about 5 to 10 minutes), it becomes much more spicey in nature with a very strong undertone of musk (more animalic than clean, but it's hard to differentiate at this point due to the cleanliness of the mint). There is a very strong presence of mint, cedar, clove, cinnamon, and musk in a sort of ever-shifting continuum (based on body heat and temp) that goes on for hours (4 to 6 hours to be more specific). After this phase, the drydown of vetiver/cedar/musk is much more apparent and that phase goes on 'till dawn! (The base can still be sensed after a good 12 hours on my skin...) The vetiver seems to clean up the musk nicely so that it has a minimal animalic tinge to it, and that is essentially how this ride finishes! I can understand most of the comments on the mint and spices, but not the metallic tinge...I never sensed that in the actual fragrance itself. During the middle phase, I asked my girlfriend to sniff it and she said, "It smells like Christmas!" It's a good way to sum this fragrance up if you take the notes as a whole instead of trying to pick everything apart like us "noses" do! Overall, I would give this fragrant chameleon a robust 9/10!

May
06
2012
rmf1112
rmf1112

After reading the reviews on here, it seemed to be a majority opinion that love it or hate it, its a unique fragrance- so I have to try this! I found a great price online, and it arrived today, much to my delight.

On initial inspection, the package is very subtle, a matte black box with just the copper colored bottle shape and L'Anarchist in gloss black-
very sleek. The packaging inside is quite nice, with all black inside embellished with gloss black words (dictionary definitions of 'anarchist' in French), but still classy and not overdone. Venture further inside, and you are greeted with a note declaring how the bottle itself will develop a pitina in the copper (as others have mentioned), making each a unique work of art. The bottle itself I feel is perfect for everything this fragrance aims
to be- charming, very unique and a bit rough around
the edges. Everything about the packaging is very asethically pleasing, especially for my tastes and style. (Let it also be known that I'm a sucker for nice/interesting packaging). If I were to stop here, I would already consider this a worthy purchase.



However, this review is for the scent itself, not just the packaging. Ahh the scent, how very sharp and assertive it is while also warming and a bit smooth. I've been looking for a unique fragrance to be my signature scent, as I find most offerings too sweet, powdery, fruity or worst of all- forgettable. I have to admit, I'm not sure if this qualifies- although I had high hopes.

Let's start from the top- An inital smell from the bottle seemed very complex, many notes vying for your attention, yet none seem to speak out much except some mintish-musk. I feel the opinions of smelling 'blood', 'metal' etc, are from smelling from the bottle, as it can be difficult not to notice the prominent copper scent from the bottle itself. Even this first smell, not yet joined forces with heat or my body chemistry, was very heady while still being a bit dark, dirty perhaps. I try one spray on my chest, and throw a shirt on so
I can see how it translates into real wear. The first notes are definitely a minty-ness with dry orange, a bit toothpastey to reference some others- but its not off putting to me. Here is one of the interesting things to me- if i smell the skin (in my shirt)in this inital phase its very assertive in its toothpastey-ness, but to smell outside the shirt is where it really shines. It has a different feel to it through clothes, a definite smoothness with the
vetiver-sandlewood worked in. Its almost difficult to do at this point, but it smells better and more developed from a distance than up close. Very nice.

On to the middle notes, after maybe 40 min or so, the mintyness settles down slightly to reveal the other aspects of this scent- the sultry vetiver and sandlewood, tempered by the cedar and the almost floral notes of guaiac wood. I feel this is fairly well rounded, though the mint can still be a bit too persistent at times.

At the final phase, L'Anarchiste sheds its minty front, leaving dry orange (peel perhaps) with the vetyver and musk. These combine nicely and have an almost mulled orange smell (fall spices and such).

This phase is the best part for me. Its masculine, woodsy and a bit sharp- not for the timid, that's for sure. Imagine a man who is strong, confident and charming, but is a bit grizzly and can be scathing at times. This is that man.


So, this IS quite a unique scent, definitely not for everyone. I do wish it was a bit less minty and more musky/animalistic, then it would be perfect for me.

Sillage- 3/5 Seems to stay fairly close

Longevity- 4/5 has decent staying power, like it or not

Scent- 4.25/5 Feels fairly well constructed, but it can be a bit sharp. However it's probably smoother from a distance

Bottle- 4.5/5 I feel this bottle is everything the scent wants to be, but pulls it off a little better

Overall- 4/5 It's nice, but I was expecting a more bohemian type of fragrance, more patchouli or incense for example.

(Note, I almost submitted this before the final phase and would have been rather dissapointed. However, with a bit of patience, it develops magically into a very warming scent that I love more each time I smell it)

Feb
24
2012
rienzope
rienzope

Very nice for warmer weather. Very long lasting fresh fragrance. Metal, Vitamin C, wood and cinnamon. Extremely complex and very well structured. Interesting from beginning to end and I highly recommend. Great price and extravagant packaging/gift box.

I am a big fan of Caron. Many unique fragrances for men which last and last

Feb
24
2012
jrichart
jrichart

L'Anarchiste, otra obra maestra de Caron. Obra maestra por lo camaleónica que es esta fragancia en los distintos ph de cada persona, en unas huele a menta, en otras a hojas de canela, en minorías a manzanas asadas, etc. Es para mí un perfume en la línea de Yatagan en cuanto a lo que masculinidad se refiere. Como curiosidad hay opinantes veteranos y muy metidos en esto del mundo perfumil que afirman que L'Anarchiste posee una nota metálica en su evolución que al mezclarse con la piel delata a una persona el nivel de hierro que tiene, ya que si esta tiene un nivel de hierro alto L'Anarchiste huele un característico olor metálico, el cual yo personalmente si que lo note en su fase intermedia. En definitiva el perfume mas peculiar que he olido en mi vida. Aunque aun siendo peculiar me recuerda algo a Safari de Ralph Laurent.

Feb
20
2012
Maddyrain
Maddyrain

L'Anarchiste is an unusual fragrance to say the least. On my skin the main stars are the orange flower, cedar and mint. By the way, I'd say that the mint has the main role on this show, but not a mint that you've seen before! It's quite unique.

I've read so many reviews claiming that L'Anarchiste smells like blood or apple pie but I must confess that I don't have this feeling while I'm using it. It opens really bright and strong, a really interesting combination of flower and mint. Then it develops to a minty woody stage that lasts a long time and for some time gives a metallic sensation, but I wouldn't refer it to blood. And believe me, L'Anarchiste is really going to take you on a very long trip... It has a remarkable lasting power and great sillage.

L'Anarchiste is intriguing, modern, yet old school. Its uniqueness should be appreciated by all fragrance lovers.

Feb
13
2012
jaimex1979
jaimex1979

very herbal beginning... with a clove undertone... let's see how it evolves...

Feb
12
2012
PsychoTommy
PsychoTommy

I am usually attracted to - and fascinated by - controversial scents so naturally I became quite curious about Caron's L'Anarchiste after having read all the buzz about it online. I also intended to buy it blind - not that I had a choice, as Caron products are practically non-existent in Hungary, not even in better-equipped perfumeries have they heard about the brand. Today, my girlfriend completely surprised me with a 100 ml bottle straight from Amazon, and I decided to review it as critically as possible, and try to go mythbuster on the buzzwords "smells like blood", "vampire juice", "gunmetal" and "unwearable".

First of all: the packaging and presentation are striking. I pulled the box out from a Burger King paper bag in our kitchen (it was shoved in next to a couple of burgers as part of the surprise), and I literally stopped mid-movement when I looked at how elegant and well-executed the stuff looks like. The paper, the type-setting, the embossed Artaud quotation in the inner sleeve, not to mention the bottle itself - even more expensive perfumes have never given me that impression. I literally felt like I was coming out of an expensive luxury boutique with the box in my hand. Two thumbs up!

About the scent - I agree that a lot of the reviewers overdo the myth a bit. The first whiff initially struck me as aggressive, in-your-face and crispy, but nothing unbearable. It reminded me a bit of old-school Italian after shaves I used to smell as a kid, a little bit like Malizia or Pino Silvestre. Citrusy, fresh, a little off-beat, but at the heart really unique. The green, crispy notes started to subside almost immediately, and after five minutes or so, the stuff started to work, leaving the orange (which indeed does smell like apple a bit) - and the menthol. Something about the menthol note: maybe I am unaccustomed to it in perfumes (I only use Le Male that has any in it), but for me this thing RADIATES it. Especially on clothes - it's been hours, and the menthol note simply does not leave, even though I'm at the base notes now!

After the top notes have gone, it's interesting to see how the scent gets warmer and warmer, and also more spicy - though the cinnamon note is really subtle and well-blended, so it's not as in-your-face as I thought it would be. I think that's the contrast between the hot and icy notes that most reviewers describe as "disturbing", and although there certainly is a metallic tinge, it reminds me of cold aluminium or iron instead of "blood", "gunmetal" or "rust". It's also almost imperceptible, along with the distinct but well-blended "wood smoke" characteristic - if you look for it, it's pretty much there, but it doesn't stand out at all. It's also too weird and still not sweet enough to be called gourmand. I definitely don't percept it as "apple pie filling", let alone anything edible. This is also the darkest, most "predatory" phase of the juice.

Base notes are slightly musky and have a good measure of cinnamon - and still the menthol - it has a cool, fresh, slightly metallic quality, verging on floral a bit, I can't help thinking about black tea leaves. It's also a bit powdery and definitely dry, but maybe the powder's just my imagination.

I have yet to test it tomorrow for longevity as my nose is getting overwhelmed with the scent, but my girlfriend keeps on telling me how all our three rooms plus the kitchen smells of me wearing this (with all windows open), so the sillage must be insane. I keep losing tracks of scents after a couple of hours when testing, but here I can still distinctly feel it everywhere, I think it's somewhere on the level of Le Male's strength.

What's true about L'Anarchiste is that it's truly a one-of-a-kind scent, there's nothing around that resembles it. I still think that it's not the most rebellious one - though certainly bold - and anyone with a little out-of-line attitude can pull it off with little difficulty (okay, maybe it's just me, so test it first if you can). It's certainly classy, playful and a little-bit two-faced - an excellent brew!

(I'm going to update in the next few days after I'm through with street testing :))

Jan
27
2012
williamvargas
williamvargas

ordered a sample of this from perfumed court, amazing fragrance, all of caron's fragrances are quality..this one just.. bang !..crisp, masculine, i ended up purchasing after sampling it a second time, I just was not convinced on the first sample I went a little larger sample the second time around. A pleasing scent that will grow on you. this one rivals the 3rd man in just the interesting catagory..such a beautiful fragrance for a man. the bottle is cool standing atop my dresser. So many different notes that almost every base is covered that I enjoy mint was new for me. i have read some interesting reviews about this fragrance, i love the orange flower and mossy qualities to it....i think the name is perfect for this one.. for the guy that likes to.stir up a little trouble with the conventional crowd..lol.....a bit of a bad boy, but not in a loud way..a sort of under the radar bad boy...probably not everyone will love it and that is fine with me..keeps it interesting. I think a fragrance that if you give a chance my thoughts are that it would grow on you as it did me.
i love this more and more ...good one caron!!.
It was not that expensive and after loving the 3rd man I figured it was a good gamble. glad I did. I wore it for two days in a row and after the second day I was hooked and bought a bottle. all I can say is give it a try. I have heard it has been reformulated and that would be a disappointment for the people that never got to smell the original. a lot of great fragrances have been compromised.
the one thing is the name of this fragrance..what the true meaning is? a rebel maybe, but a rebel that smells damn good.
maybe not for everyone but I like this fragrance or the way it smells on me.
all I know is it works well for the wearer.. caron is on to something , I always get a positive comment, I am not sure when I apply it, lol..
I have read about the blood smell and frankly not being a vampire not sure what blood smells like anyway?.. glad to say.. if you want a musky with some mint and soft woods..or think you do, give this a try.. or sample it first before pre judging.. I am glad I did.

Jan
14
2012
iconoclast
iconoclast

This is a quirky and enigmatic men's fragrance with a distinctively tangy and raw metallic edge (like a coin that's being sucked) that generates conflicting emotions in me. It's dark, fruity and musky and I want to like it more for this reason alone, but can't for some frustrating reason. In stark contrast to Azzaro Chrome for example, I get a vibe of something surprisingly cold, dirty and...er, rusty whenever I smell it. I finally offloaded my virtually full bottle to my father, who seems to like it although it may be revealing that my brother had originally offloaded the bottle to me because he didn't like it at all. My wife really likes it though and reckons it's quite sexy...bless her.

I acknowledge that it does smell quite unique and non-conformist in which case "L'anarchiste" is an apt name. Thus on the right type of man (grizzly and a bit of a bohemian I could imagine - I mean the real deal, not those that sport ridiculously contrived beards that have lately become fashionable in London), I reckon it would smell quite awesome - and sophisticated.

Remarkable-looking bottle by the way, although its cap looks too small and mine wouldn't stay on securely either. Unusually, I also found that my 'sprayer' would "shoot" the perfume in a powerful jet with rifle-like accuracy rather than spray it diffusely.

Jan
13
2012
Sorcerer1001
Sorcerer1001

Finally im not all stuffy and can really smell and review this. I have a small vial and dab it on, havent tried the spray. On first application it smells like light woods with a slight aquatic note to it. It soon develops into something That reminds me a lot of womanity in that fresh airy watery smell. I think this may be the vetiver as it sits with everything else? Very smooth and sweet a perfect balance of muskiness, woods, and herbal sweetness. Would recommend for anyone to try

Oct
20
2011
RedJournalist
RedJournalist

I just got this cologne today, and I love it!
The scent opens with a bold, yet refreshing blast of mint. As the middle notes come into play, the sandalwood can be sensed, if one pays close enough attention, as it is wrapped by Virginia cedar.
There is a hint of musk, but it isn't overpowering.

This is also a very distinctive cologne-- I have never smelled anything that truly resembles it. It stands out from the crowd (to use a cliché) in a very strong manner.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to be distinctive, deep and mysterious. (The unique combination of notes adds to this.)
The only drawback I can see is that its strength can have a negative impact on people who are very olfactory sensitive, but I can wear it with no problems (and there are a lot of perfumes that I cannot wear).

Sep
14
2011
Heverton
Heverton

One of the most intriguing fragrances that I have ever come across.

A dominant cinnamon smell mixed with some sort of metallic note, resembling the copper bottle (which I have seem some people associating with blood, since we have iron in our erythrocytes)that projects and lasts a very long time. A must try for any man who wants to smell a fabulous creation that sadly went to underground side of fragrances.

Oh, and despite I cannot see the resemblance with blood, I can see the associations with toothpaste at the end of this fragrance, since I can smell a minty aroma in the air.

Jul
02
2011
Attar
Attar

Unforgivable fragrance (hope Sean John would forgive me). Very attractive,flamboyant,powerful,shining. A kind of hurricane involving everything it meets into its epicenter,charming,exciting,driving insane).Meanwhile significant,profound,unbound.A fragrance for frank independent strong people encouraging for deeds and victories) Less noble fragrance but more brutal than other Caron masculine "perfume-wonders".

Jun
28
2011
liplop
liplop

it comes from the world of Vampires

May
21
2011
alfarom
alfarom

Most of the latest reformulations that Caron made on many great perfumes of their past have been a total disappointment. L'Anarchiste was included in the list but it (somehow) survived to the massacre. In fact, despite beeing reformulated, it still mantain some charm. A fresh opening with a spicy (cinnamon) and slightly metallic apple note joined by mint and a little vetiver (clean interpretation) and laying on a solid woody base. A fantastic, multi-faceted everydays scent that fears no seasons. Buy it before they change the amazing bottle design and the juice and then rename it as "Le Conformist Sport".

Rating: 7.5/10

Apr
21
2011
jonovon
jonovon

I expected so much more from it! L'Anarchiste is full of contrasts and paradoxes, but unfortunately my nose doesn't seem to like that amount of information.

The opening notes scream toothpaste. Some sort of mint-cinammon toothpaste. I personally find it very very unpleasant. Later on, it will get soapy and develop a woodier smell, the mint will behave better, metallic/animalic undertone will rise. But still, I always find it misplaced. Maybe because too many things are happening.

I understand who find this sexy, cause it's quite dirty and a bit messy, and disorients people. I should warn you though: it doesn't translate "bad boy", as it would look like, but rather smells more like an old times perfume. Total mind-bogging stuff, so if you like this kind of puzzle go on and buy it.

I almost don't wear it. I'd say I worn it only twice in a year, and it didn't fit. I'd happily give it away or swap it, and the only reason I don't do that is the bottle. The most interesting bottle I've seen. Apparently it'll get rusted with time, and that's truly amazing.

At the same time that I value L'Anarchiste a lot for all its concept, I don't feel good at all wearing it; and I still won't give it away. A messer, a true anarchist, you see.

Dec
19
2010
mal23
mal23

This is definatly one of those sweeter woody scents that in the beginning is very orginal and unusual, but after several test becomes to linear and left me not wanting to wear it. If you do like this scent, it seems like it can only be worn seldomly and not an everyday scent. Overall 6/10 for the originality.

Mar
02
2010
guest_guido/germany
guest_guido/germany

ich habe so meine vorbehalte gegen die herrendüfte von caron, pour homme, yatagan. ich hatte mir diesen duft leider gottes im janauar 2005 gekauft, aus einer laune heraus, aber ich muss sagen das es nach verrottender orangenschale und alter pefferminze riecht, schade für die tolle aufmachung.
es riecht schon fast ein wenig peinlich.

Sep
12
2009
mypersonalharmonics
mypersonalharmonics

Thank you Fragrantica for reading my"missing fragrance"post and including this one.
L'Anarchiste,a dark,metallic dynamite of originality.It isn't a scent for well behaved sporty gentlemen.

It is indeed a flame in the dark.Yes,it is the night perfume of a man who is a bit dangerous.

I can definately sense mint and maybe myrrh,apart from the ingredients mentioned above.

Sharp,still rich in a way that caresses,almost comforts the senses.Ambiguous,like a man that makes true love with a knife in his back pocket.

Jun
13
2009
NebraskaLovesScent
NebraskaLovesScent

L'Anarchiste is another great scent from Caron. I sampled it on myself first, not realizing that it was designed as a men's scent. It's a bit dry and more woodsy than most women's scents, but it is totally wearable for women. My husband also loved this one and it smelled amazing on him.

It's not especially complex, but it's another scent that proves there is still beauty and interest to be found in simple scents. I've heard some folks describe this scent as smelling like apples or apple pie. I didn't get that from it at all. Apple wood? Yes, a bit. Apple tree, but not apple blossom or fruit. This one is all about the base notes. The orange top notes are not sweet or juicy, but they somehow save those dry woody base notes from being too saw-dusty.

L'Anarchiste is a very interesting scent and I've not smelled anything else quite like it. The sillage is fabulous and this one lasts a good 6-8 hours. The bottle is terrific, too!

Jun
12
2009

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