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Casmir Chopard for women

Casmir Chopard for women
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Total people voted: 2110
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male 25- 25+

I have it: 1619 I had it: 951 I want it: 950 My signature: 33

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balsamic
vanilla
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Casmir by Chopard is a oriental vanilla fragrance for women. Casmir was launched in 1992. The nose behind this fragrance is Michel Almairac. Top notes are peach, apricot, black currant and raspberry; middle notes are mandarin orange, carnation and cinnamon; base notes are vanilla, benzoin, tonka bean and opoponax.

Perfume rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2110 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Peach Apricot Black Currant Raspberry Mango Coconut Bergamot

Middle Notes
Mandarin Orange Carnation Cinnamon Jasmine Geranium Lily-of-the-Valley

Base Notes
Vanilla Benzoin Tonka Bean Opoponax Amber Musk Patchouli Sandalwood

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This perfume reminds me of  
Hanae Mori
80 no yes
Vanilla Fields
75 no yes
Miranda
67 no yes
Ylang in Gold
8 no yes
Mira-Bai
4 no yes

Casmir Fragrance Reviews

theodeled
theodeled

I finally received a generous 100ml bottle of Casmir Chopard and I couldn't have been happier!
I feel the warm vanilla, the warm spicies and a soft scent of woods.
The bottle is very sic, sophisticated and vintage, which reminds me of my childhood, while visiting my friends' houses and 'discovering' mommy's perfumes.
It's a piece that couldn't be missed by any perfume collection.

Jun
14
2016
Sophie75
Sophie75

Fully head ache :( I was very disappointed, I heard and read so many lovely comments about this perfume but...if it does not work, I should not force it :)

Jun
11
2016
dadulka82
dadulka82

I love vanilla based fragrances and this one is amazing! Strangely it reminds me of my teens (in the 90's) when I secretly used my sister's spray Vanilla Musk by Coty, to me this scent it very similar. My body chemistry is very good with this fragrance and luckily I smell mostly vanilla.
Love it. Long lasting too.

Jun
08
2016
Paula80
Paula80

From CHOPARD's website:

Top notes:fruity
mango, coconut, bergamot, peach
Heart notes:floral
jasmine, geranium, lily of the valley
Base notes:woody
amber, musk, vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli

May
24
2016
kitty kenton
kitty kenton

Having purchased this perfume in the early 90's when it came out i must say I wasnt a fan...brought it to cheer myself up after splitting up from a long term relationship.threw it in the bin...but decided to purchase again..loved the bottle... must say after 20 odd years its growing on me. my second day of wearing this and being slightly more mature now..I think it suits me. this perfume is not for the faint hearted.earthy. musky.and a sweetness that it not too treacley...nice powdery dry down...love patchouli which I am picking up a little...wouldnt mind a bit more..Really glad I have re discovered this little gem..xxxx

May
13
2016
belinda.berry
belinda.berry

I had it sprayed onto a card about 6hrs ago and its still as strong as it was then.

This fragrance reminds me of Australis waterberry mixed with australis vanilla dream spray.

Its a beautiful spring fragrance.

Apr
30
2016
Southern Blonde
Southern Blonde

Good God! This is mind blowing. Reminds me of Yvresse Champagne and Tresor fragrances like that. Opens with juicy and sticky apricot, lots of peach and citrus. Then the fragrance turns floral with jasmine. I can't make out any other fragrances. This is a jasmine perfume with fruits, amber and vanilla. I love the way the bottle looks. It's sweet and aromatic, delicious, perfumy and gorgeous. This scent wears better in the day time and in spring and summer. It's a fragrance that has also made a comeback as I've been smelling it on others more recently.

Apr
27
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

Fragrance Review For Casmir by Chopard

A sweet fruity perfume in a gorgeous bottle. What does this smell like? It's a cornucopia of fruits: apricot, mango, citrus, grapes and raspberry. There are flowers next to the fruits, and to my nose the carnation and jasmine are the strongest floral accords. The rest of the time the fragrance is Oriental and aromatic with sandalwood and patchouli. Luxurious, sweet, beautiful.

Apr
24
2016
mirisfrik
mirisfrik

Very balsamic, very vanilla and very cozy scent. Like a fine cashmere clothes on the skin. The name suits it perfect

Apr
24
2016
shadycat
shadycat

Wow, I am befuddled by Casmir and full of questions...

Is Vanilla Fields a knock-off of Casmir, since Casmir came out first and they smell almost identical? (Casmir is spicier though.)
What the hell is that burning plastic smell I keep getting? Is it a secret incense made out of old Barbie dolls?
And why do I absolutely enjoy the weird, thick and sweet, heady harshness of this perfume? I spray it on and my nose becomes stuck to my wrist in such a stupid fashion that I could never wear it in public or else I would be perceived as an insane woman who can't get enough of her Vanilla Fields perfume.
Such are the strange joys of perfumery!

Apr
18
2016
wendyha
wendyha

My beloved Birmane by Van Cleef & Arpels is discontinued, so I am hunting for a replacement scent. Because Casmir is also an oriental vanilla scent, by a jewelry house, and has a lot of similar ingredients and even the bottles and especially the box kind of look alike, I thought that this could be a good replacement. But, no. Absolutely not!

I tried a lot of scents and only Siam Flamboyant and Shalimar by Guerlain come close, those are both oriental vanilla scents, just like Birmane is and Casmir is supposed to be. But I don't really pick up the vanilla in Casmir, to me it smells almondy, allthough that is not even an ingedrient. It is too edgy, way too sweet for my taste. It is nice, but not special enough for me.

Apr
09
2016
Ferminadaza
Ferminadaza

Chopard Casmir is Aquolina Pink Sugar's cousin from down South---

Isn't she just the most darling thing and her family just so happens to own a peach orchard!

The perfume opens up with a huge whopping dose of peach lactones drowning in vanillin. The cinnamon seems like a superfluous attempt to cut the sugar a bit so that buyers don't get contact diabetes upon one whiff. Despite all of the vanillin, there's still not enough base notes to support the entire thing beyond the vanillin and the overall effect does not dry down into anything interesting.

Casmir seems a bit meh. It almost feels more like a VS or BB&W body spray to me rather than an EDP.

Apr
05
2016
KarlekLila
KarlekLila

Casmir is a heavier scent that reminds me of cinnamon-spiced, grilled peaches drizzled with a thick, balsamic syrup reduction. I recommend wearing it in colder weather. It may be too heavy to wear in the summer during the heat of the day, but is beautiful on breezy summer nights. Sillage is huge! If over sprayed Casmir becomes an indolic nightmare. If sprayed sparingly its quite lovely and warm with a wonderful lasting power of over 10 hours on clean skin.

Having previously owned Casmir I must say that I do not understand the comparison to Hanae Mori " ". Casmir is sweet but VERY balsamic. By comparison Mori is a creamy, artifically flavored, ice cream-like scent.

Apr
05
2016
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

I have this one for swap. it´s 100ml, onlyused a couple of times. Pm me if interested.

Apr
03
2016
Lola36*2
Lola36*2

Casmir has an incredibly cozy drying.

Apr
02
2016
IXLollipopXI
IXLollipopXI

Smells yummy. Cheaper alternative to Dior's Dolce Vita.

Mar
21
2016
Serinde
Serinde

The first perfume i ever bought. I would spend so long in the perfume section of shops, hating everything I put my nose to. Finally, I bit the bullet and bought the scent I'd discovered in a 15 year old Magazine. She is the strangest smell - the first moment is a rip-your-face-off tiger, feral, almost gagging smell. Almost. Almost. I always spray and wait - I never leave the room immediately - I get dressed. Then there comes a lady, with spikes and edges and curves. Irene Adler wears this? It's exactly like her. This is not my everyday perfume. That's Lolita Lempicka. But when I go out, Casmir comes with me - Lolita is the real me; Casmir is the grown-up me: As Rita Hayworth put it "every man fell in love with Gilda, and woke up with me". As a side note, I rather like the Lolita and Casmir layered. Not a daytime scent, sir, no sir.

Mar
15
2016
Madrona
Madrona

It would seem like I am not a huge fan of peach in perfume, and this one is indeed rather peachy. I have an old mini (maybe too old?) and on me it is mostly peach, vanilla and cinnamon, which sounds delectable on paper, but I simply cannot bring myself to love it. It might potentially grow on me because I really wanted to like this one. I might try layering it with Wish by the same house for fun.

Mar
11
2016
cake n' cuddles
cake n' cuddles

Casmir has been on my test list for probably 3 years. I finally got a hold of a bottle in a trade.
I like it, but this is a lesser version of what I was expecting. I have this very strong gut feeling that I'm not warm enough for this perfume to bloom. I'll have to try wearing this in the summer, I bet it will smell much better.
I get a sour fruit resinous cinnamon followed by a resinous cinnamony carnation. The vanilla isn't coming forward the way I'd hope but it's noticeable. This perfume just doesn't seem to project well or develop on me. I think I might have better luck in the summer.

Feb
29
2016
tinadee
tinadee

Casmir is pure boozy, rummy goodness. It is sweet and rich but contains several different notes (vanilla/fruit/spices) that keep it interesting. It's a heavier scent though, so I recommend it for colder weather. It may be too heavy to wear in the summer.

Feb
25
2016
lala-jaenner
lala-jaenner

For me this is another comfy scent that I like to wear in autumn and winter, when it's gray, rainy and cold, to warm myself up, together with a large, soft scarf.

It's very, very sweet. Not sugar sweet but buttery sweet, reminds me of cinnamon buns. Really a comfort scent, indeed.

Feb
19
2016
rockgirl
rockgirl

I get warm, moist banana bread. Delicious!

Feb
16
2016
ParfumAmour
ParfumAmour

How deceptive notes are, I usually don't like too much vanilla, but this is lovely. Great price, the peach really comes out well, it is very sweet, but it works for the right occasion. This is similar to Yves Rocher Clea.

Jan
30
2016
Dianatish
Dianatish

oook!!! i changed my mind about casmir!!!! i like it a lot..it's a very sweet and tricky vanilla!! on my skin it lasts about 1 hour..such a pitty cause i could adore this one.

Jan
29
2016
_Lashes_
_Lashes_

This smells like a freshly baked hot cross bun smothered in caramel and sprinkled with chocolate. It doesn't sound particularly appetising (not to me anyway) but it does smell divine. Prada Candy's sophisticated older sister. One of my favourite blind buys.

Jan
22
2016
mi55anthr0py
mi55anthr0py

Just purchased a half-full, used, vintage EDP spray off of the 'bay. All I'm getting is vanilla-scented Windex; perhaps the top notes have gone off? Unless the drydown's at least marginally better, this is going into my (ever-growing) swap box... *Sigh*

Jan
20
2016
nordhaul
nordhaul

Yuuuuum I don't wear this anymore as I've
discovered ones I love waY better, but this
came out when I was in high school and it
was a definite WINNER. Felt sO exotic &
womanly among mY Calvin Klein's "Be"
wearing classmates :) "Escape" wearing
cousin who I shared mY room with, and
"Beautiful" (Estee Lauder's) wearing bff
at the time:). Even mY brother LOVED it
on me. Delicious, in one word. It was a
splurge - just HAD to have it right when
it first came out when I first sniffed it at
Hect's. Bought the set and devoured it
Quickly. Spicy in a sweet way i. e. like
Cinnamon, but complex enough to be a
highly formidable as a Perfume to wear.
Notes? I don't know. But I sense a cool
warmth (does that even make sense?) like
Vanilla topped with Cinnamon & some ripe
fruit. Perhaps Peaches or what-not. And
is the bottle exotic on mY little high school
girl dresser making me feel all Jasmine like
or what! sO grown up. Exceptionally drool~
worthy. P. S. Plus there's a twing of tea, as
if the Peach were in a mug of E. G. It is one
perfume impossible to overlook that's for sure.
Intriguing. Full bodied. Complex & deep. All
this and Sweet as a Peach too. :)~ ...Peace...

Jan
15
2016
Cinlee
Cinlee

I bought Casmir based on the reviews I read here, it sounded like the sort of fragrance that I'd normally love but I was very disappointed. On initial spray I got a strong hit of gag inducing nail polish remover, then that faded fairly quickly (10-15 mins) leaving me with a not so pleasant dusty/powdery smell which sort of reminded me of a cheap deodorant, then it turned into a very weak vanilla soap smell. Sillage is poor and longevity was about 1-2 hours. Obviously perfumes smell different on everyone, for me Casmir is a BIG NO... sadly, in my overall opinion it's a cheap smelling, short lasting, boring perfume. I'll be offering this to my girlfriends in the hope that one of them may like it and be keen to take it off my hands.

Jan
13
2016
Mentalrose
Mentalrose

The first time I tried this perfume it was in 1996 or so. I'd gone looking for something else entirely that I couldn't recall the name of (and still can't) but that I remembered as smelling like caramel and cocoa, among other things. When I asked about scents like that, Casmir is what the sales associate handed me and while it wasn't what I was looking for, I remember thinking that caramel and cocoa described it perfectly. I bought it right away and used it all. Not long ago, I purchased a new bottle of this for myself remembering how much I liked it before. And I like it still, but either my sense of smell has changed, my body chemistry, or the perfume itself has changed (probably some of all three!) because now, while I still feel like I get caramel/vanilla out of this, there's also some fruit and some spice. It's sweet but not candy-sweet, and warm but not as warm as I remember it being. I can't say it's better or worse, just different, but still very good.

Jan
09
2016
olga_adriana
olga_adriana

This is kind of strange. I'm no expert at picking out individual notes, so obviously theres the vanilla, and i guess what i'm smelling alongside that is benzoin. i definitely am getting the cinnamon in there too. i don't know. this could grow on me just because it's a pretty funky for a vanilla fragrance, but my first impression of this is that it's kind of old lady-ish.
Edit: the dry down is very boozy, and i can still smell it on clothes a day later, but i find the top notes to fade pretty quickly.

Dec
30
2015
GourmandGirl
GourmandGirl

I think i have finally found my signature vanilla! This stuff is amazing!! I was looking for a strong, long lasting sweet vanilla, and was recommended this by a few lovely members, and i'm so glad they said to try it!

It is warm, creamy, rich and sweet but not the cloying type of sweetness i find in a lot of vanilla based fumes. This is on a different level completely. It smells so expensive and well made, not synthetic to my nose in the slightest. It lasts for hours and hours, and can smell it wafting around me constantly, like i've been wrapped in a glorious soft, cuddly blanket.

Perfect for winter as it really does have a magical warmth about it, and has a Christmassy vibe to it, partly due to the cinnamon, so i'll be wearing this on the day. I can't say enough about it, it's heavenly, and will remain part of my collection for years to come. Bliss...

Nov
25
2015
aspirina
aspirina

I wonder if this has been recently reformulated. I received a bottle of Casmir, and honestly this smells a lot like Gold Sugar Aquolina. Not what I wanted, I don't like the harsh musk with the extremely synthetic vanilla. The plastic toy note is a little bit amusing thoug!
Edit: I have been wearing it for the last 2 days, and yeah the drydown is beautiful. Like doll's hair but more vanillic and fluffy. Still I dislike the initial notes, that seem to be really harsh. But, hey even my husband complimented the smell, but to him it was a "citric perfume" yeah..how can he think this is citric? I think Casmir is a very special perfume...so weird and pretty...

Nov
10
2015
hsheep
hsheep

I think I've come to realize there is a certain type of vanilla that just doesn't go well with my chemistry, and it's the vanilla of Chopard and Coty. I mostly get a lot of woodsy notes mixed with some spice, maybe cinnamon. No smoke, not fruits. The vanilla I do get is far in the background and I feel sort of goes synthetic and plasticy on me. I don't find it appealing and it's a disappointment because I thought I would love this scent. I'm glad I only got a mini and not a full bottle. So sad.

The bottle is adorable though.

Nov
06
2015
Casamir
Casamir

I had gotten a sample/mini of Casmir, mainly because the name is similar to my online name (and the notes seemed interesting).
I tried it and on me I get no fruits whatsoever. However, what I do get is warm homemade butterscotch sauce - rich in brown sugar, vanilla and butter. It's vanilla, but not too much. It's sweet, but not too much. And it has just enough of a velvety darkness to make it delicious and interesting.
It won't be an everyday scent for me, but will be nice for an occasional evening that has intimate possibilities.

Oct
22
2015
Edee
Edee

I am wearing a cashmere sweater and this today. Do you know what I am thinking of? Peaches and cream over warm vanilla cream filled scones, with cinnamon sprinkled on top of them. It's making me a little hungry. People keep saying "You smell so good. What are you wearing." This is a warm, cozy, yet sexy fragrance. The kind of fragrance you wear when going out with your significant other or running errands out in the morning and stopping for lunch with friends later on. Yummy, yummy, yummy. Men love this fragrance. I have 2 bottles that I bought about six years ago. Not sophisticated, but very wonderful smelling. They are kept in a cool, dark place, along with my other fragrances.

Oct
17
2015
epiprocta
epiprocta

This fragrance is like a cashmere sweater - soft, warm, cosy, rich and purring with sexiness. Definitely a vanilla-resins perfume, everything else is irrelevant to your nose. There is endless sweet resinous smokiness, reminiscent of warm candle wax. The vanilla is natural, subtle, sweet and delicious. I see that I'm not the first person describing it as such. Casmir is almost lingering in gourmand territory.

For me, Casmir is like a cousin of Shalimar. They are both smoky or resinous vanilla scents that evoke pictures of an Eastern temple. They both make me feel confident and sexy. Casmir is definitely a winter/cold weather scent, and far less offensive than Shalimar. Shalimar is the type of perfume you either love, or loathe. Casmir on the other hand is difficult to dislike. Sweet, deep, alluring, and it almost seems to radiate warmth.

A user mentioned a woman running after her to ask what she was wearing. Yes, I can imagine that Casmir could have that effect on people.

Oct
17
2015
Rose Arella Back
Rose Arella Back

Brilliant winters night fragrance. Suits me. Love this one, it's unusual.

Oct
12
2015
ArandeNim
ArandeNim

A very warm, comforting vanilla, with just enough spice/resin to keep it from being cloyingly sweet.

Oct
08
2015
paneradfisk
paneradfisk

First spray is like fizzy peach ice tea, just a little too ripe, carnation giving it a little bitter and green refreshing feel to it, balancing it out. Once we are past the fruity opening, this becomes something much more unique. Dries down to an utterly gorgeous and warming balsamic scent, though the peach is still there playing a smaller role. The cinnamon together with all the resins, especially the caramelly facets of benzoin, creates something beautiful. For such a low price. A sniff from the top of the bottle is not for this, you absolutely have to put it on you to really experience what I mean. Don't judge too fast based on the opening, every beauty deserves a chance!

Oct
06
2015
Megamind
Megamind

I'm pretty sure I got a reformulated version very artificially and flat smelling. This synthetic plastic smell is very strong and a weird persisting note does not help. Some reviewers say it's a gasoline note or airplane glue note. And I'm pretty agree with them. I find this note outdated, vintage in a bad sense and antiquity, kind of old ladysh. But aside this weird note it's mostly all about a flat vanilla, benzoin and caramel. Unfortunately it does not develop in something more deep and unexpected. Where are cinnamon and spicy notes there? I hopped to find something close to dolce vita but there is nothing in common.

Oct
03
2015
alaub
alaub

This was one of my mother's favorite scents. Because I loved smelling it on her, I started wearing it myself (while I must admit it smelled much better on her). To semi-quote Star Wars, "The scent is strong with this one." The longevity and sillage is impressive. When I'd spray this on in the morning, I still find it going strong when I get home from work. It is definitely a scent you do not want to over-spray. If you do, take a shower or change your clothes. I don't notice the sweet, fruity notes as much; it's more a dried fruit-type note. The vanilla and musk notes really shine, though, in my opinion! To me, this perfume is classic, and I enjoy it very much. Perfect for fall and winter. While I did wear it during the day, I preferred to wear it at night. Looking forward to getting my hands on another bottle of this and getting it back into my collection.

Sep
23
2015
Mrs.Chance
Mrs.Chance

It is my lovely winter scent. I love vanilla in casmir. But if it had included less spicy notes, i would have liked it better.

Sep
09
2015
shell_bell
shell_bell

I don't get Vanilla Fields at ALL with this one.

The opening reminds me of Hanae Mori but after that, for some reason, a burnt tire scent creeps in and turns me off altogether.
Once the drydown sets in it is a very distinctive vanilla bean smell that is different from any other vanilla fragrance I own.

Lovely perfume but it's just not for me. I have a full 3.4 ounce bottle up for swap. :)

Sep
02
2015
Krasnylips
Krasnylips

This fragrance is very sophisticated in terms how it behaves. No matter if you like the pyramid or not, it is a joy to explore how it opens up, how fruity upper notes give floor to bottom notes, how it works on your skin. Its mechanics is interesting. Roughly speaking it is all about ripe fruits ( I hear peach and mango) open up, giving the juice and then the image changes and we have spicy vanilla, comfortable and warming up. It reminded me of Alchimie by Rochas in terms of how it gets to your nose: like a fume rises accurately from the bottom up to you. Once again, mechanics of this perfume are a masterpiece.

Aug
18
2015
Addict2Perfume
Addict2Perfume

In the opening of Chopard’s Casmir I get a very sweet vanilla that smells almost synthetic in a good way from the syrupy sweet smell of apricot. As it begins to dry down I pick up the peach and benzoin. I can only smell a hit of the cinnamon and slightly smoky opoponax before the base comes through smelling of amber and sandalwood. I got Casmir in a swap from a very kind fellow fragrantica member and I can pick up on the similarity to Hanae Mori – it’s the vanilla sandalwood blend without the strawberries and blueberries. On the BBC series Sherlock, Lara Pulver played Irene Adler and they had Casmir sitting on her vanity in season 2 episode 1 (A Scandal in Belgravia), Casmir was easy to identify with its unique bottle. Between the fruits, the resins, and the vanilla - Casmir is a sweetness bomb! You gotta be a gourmand lover to enjoy this!

Aug
16
2015
katemax
katemax

I bought a 3ml sample of this from ebay and yes it is totally vanilla fields! however it dries down to quite a nice warm rich vanilla without the fuzzy top notes. I am going to use this in autumn and may well buy a big bottle of it

Aug
16
2015
rhaineclayton
rhaineclayton

I can't say I wasn't warned. Fifty four people think this smells like Vanilla Fields.
Here's where my confusion starts - I don't like Vanilla Fields and I haven't for a long long time. I do remember testing this years ago and loving it, so I'm sure when I tried it I did not get Vanilla Fields from it at all.
So, I was expecting more of a cosy cinnamon vanilla and all I'm getting is Vanilla Fields! I bought a bottle from Ebay that got lost in the mail so I bought another one. The lost one showed up today! Now I have two bottles of this stuff (first world problems, right?)
Time to experiment with layering or update my swap list.

Aug
12
2015
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

You know this one really is not bad at all. I am surprised that it has been around so long and I am just now smelling it. It smells pretty current and not dated, in fact I agree it has strong similarities to Hanae Mori. It's very warm and fuzzy. If you do not enjoy vanilla or sweeter fragrances it would not be a good choice for you at all. The vanilla is pretty prominent. I personally love it!

Jul
17
2015
anniebanannie
anniebanannie

I first discovered this in a french magazine ad from 1994 when I was taking French in High School. In 2008. I couldn't stop smiling and sniffing that magazine and I assumed all French magazines smelled so fascinating. I hugged that thing for what seemed like an eternity before I heard the teacher chuckle and the class laugh at my foolishness. She went to explain that every student goes nuts when they encounter it. She said open the bookmark and there this was...in the middle of a red page with golden sand and a camel in the background. I was beyond delighted.

I hesitated to buy it because I never even heard of it. Around me all I'd hear about was either the Calvin Kleins, the Armanis, or the Britneys. And the one woman I met that wore this didn't inspire me at all. She was dull at conversation and was very boring looking in general. As a young woman with dreams of becoming a seductive mamita, it seemed that Casmir wouldn't do. Too old school, too dowager...

Alas, it was just what I needed. This winter was brutal in the North and my life even worse. I was holiday shopping when I saw this in a perfume shop and finally gave it a go. It is an energizing, creamy, luxurious and delightful fragrance. Everytime I passed someone they'd either flip their head in my direction, or ask me. It smells like the holidays. Creamy, decadent, spicy with a teeny bit of sangria. It is best for Winter and Fall, where it's warmth and vibrancy will inspire joy and happiness amidst the harsh cold. A sweater in a bottle.

Jul
16
2015
mildspicej17u55l
mildspicej17u55l

Casmir is a very warm, fluffy vanilla fragrance. If you're looking for a overly girly, vanilla cupcake, caramel, cotton candy fragrance, this isn't it. I'd say it's a good one to introduce youngsters to more grown up perfumes. And for the price it can't be beat.

Jul
15
2015
LaviniaMidnight
LaviniaMidnight

After reading reviews of this gem, and seeing the wonderful notes in it (cinnamon, vanilla, tonka, patch, fruits, yum yum yum!) I couldn't wait to get my bottle and wow this one is GORGEOUS. It smells mysteriously lush and rich. I'm shocked at how inexpensive it is, because it is rich and complex with great sillage and the staying power was excellent. I put it on my wrists in the evening before going to bed and could still smell it in the morning. I had wondered what a frag containing ALL my favorite notes would smell, and this beauty has all of them...and it is DELISH.

Jul
13
2015
Knightofwands
Knightofwands

Amazingly good quality oriental gourmand with recognisable notes of vanilla, benzoin and patchouli.
I'm perfectly happy to use this as a man. I agree with Marlen Elliott Harrison (in his Fragrantica Bargain Fragrances series) that this is a unisex fragrance. It has many similarities to my favourite, Boucheron Jaipur Pour Homme, but with a slightly sweeter trajectory. A glance at the notes profiles of both on Fragrantica confirms this.
I have tried a small bottle and really really like this, and will add a 100ml bottle of this to my collection. Very cheap in UK online, at around £20 delivered :-)
In my opinion, it's a really safe blind buy for men and women.
100ml bottle arrived and here to stay in my collection. It beats the likes of Givenchy Pi (similar notes also) hands down for overall performance and gorgeousness.
Men, what are you waiting for?!!

Jul
11
2015
angelfishie
angelfishie

A burst of warm cinnamon spice at first spray, then vanilla bean powder, apricot/marmalade sweetness, and just a touch of clove-like spice lingering. Later, white chocolate with just the gentlest trace of cinnamon. Objectively, I think it's an excellent scent. It's soft, cozy, and so warm. It is mostly sweet, soft oriental clean with just a tiny hint of animalic - the faintest trace of sex in the bedroom. The sillage is moderate and longevity good.

Startlingly, though - Sassy1 said Casmir reminds her of wet clothes hung to dry... a number of years ago when I lived near the Arctic Circle, I would drape my shower towels on my bathroom's steam radiator so that they could heat up enough to dry overnight. I would reuse each towel then hang it a couple of times before it would suddenly emit a funny sweet, musty scent. I never imagined I would smell that again - figured it was something about that one little radiator - and then I sprayed Casmir...!

In conclusion, the price is excellent, the scent warm and inviting, and I even love the golden Agrabah-esque bottle... if only Casmir took me to a glowing desert palace instead of a steamy little bathroom! I think it's a lovely gourmand and recommend to anyone who appreciates a warm, sweet vanilla... and has never been in the habit of radiator-draping wet towels. ;)

Jul
04
2015
armacoonsum
armacoonsum

I remember owning a mini of this when it was new and exciting, in the 90's. I promise with all my heart, it did not smell like Coty's Vanilla Musk, or the interchangeable Vanilla Fields, back then. I remember Casmir being far more impressively complex... spicy, exotic, gourmand... I remember it smelling like I imagined a bazaar would smell, in a distant land.
Cue in 2014, when I plunked down a whole $10 to revisit the mini.
Yawn... NO spice. Just Vanilla Musk or Vanilla Fields. I waited, I sniffed, I repeated. I did so for the entire 2 hours the stuff lasted on my skin, and HONESTLY, being 100% genuine here, folks... could find NO difference...

except that the bottle is cuter.
And smaller. For the same price.

Jun
07
2015
AngieGCarp
AngieGCarp

I think this perfume could be easily classified as a gourmand if it was made today. This was a blind buy for me and I was very SLIGHTLY worried I would end up with a vanilla bean in water smell like my last attempt at a vanilla but oh no this is rich and soooo good for the soul. It is expertly blended because I cannot pick out just one aspect of Casmir as stand out. It is sensual without being sexy. It is youthful but not dated, warm without being season specific. I could see however it being slight cloying if used too liberally especially in the heat or if you have naturally oily skin. I did the overnight test and to be honest I am sunburned to a crisp! So, I don't know if that affected my skin test but after 12 hours it's just not there (that's okay) but on my top...yummy. I keep getting these wafts of delicious vanilla candy that smell good as I drink my coffee. Overall, for vanilla lovers and adult gourmand lovers, a safe blind buy. It is very inexpensive. Go ahead and buy the large bottle..it's a safe bet. And, that is just my two scents worth..agc

Jun
07
2015
fire2heart
fire2heart

I've had this a few months now and I love it more and more. It is in my top 10 favorite fragrances, if not in my top 5. Infact, lets just say it's in my top 5!

I had recently moved and this was packed away, but I've been craving it so I dug it out and gave myself about 6 good sprays of it, haha!

I love this in the warmer weather. I know some find it's better for them in the winter. I love this any time of year but I can see me wearing it in the summer heat. It doesn't have a lot of silliage on me and only lasts a couple hours on my skin, longer on clothes.

It is vanilla and fruit and tonka bean and resins with a hint of plastic in the background. YUM!

May
29
2015
shannonny
shannonny

I reviewed this back in January 2013, and about a year later, in an attempt to purge myself of excess fragrance and prune back my addiction, I shipped it to my sister (along with about six other fragrances--I could kick myself!).

Fast forward to a few months ago, and I'm prowling around scents again. I went to the perfume store in our mall where there are sometimes testers on sale. And there was my Chopard! And still with the cute cap! (I hate that testers don't have caps.)

Oh, I still love it so much. I read through the more recent reviews and thank my lucky stars that I can't remember what My Little Ponies smell like, or have a spendy niche fragrance nose from which to look down on it, or olfactory sensitivity so easily offended that I pick up anything but gosh-darned spicy, warm, and pretty.

I just love Casmir, yeah, the reforumlation even (I guess the old stuff says "Lancaster" while the new stuff says "Coty). I don't care if it's linear, or synthetic, or common, or whatever. I just don't care! I like its low-pitched voice and rounded curves, and it never annoys me or irritates my soft palate like every 19 out of 20 fragrances I try.

I'd like to think I'm not an idiot about perfume, but it's just as well if I am. Sometimes I'm glad I don't know better. I probably couldn't afford it if I did!

May
21
2015
Iamagirl
Iamagirl

I just adore this perfume. It is the most intoxicating scent, and I mean that literally, a spritz of this leaves me feeling tipsy. It is sexy, warm and spicy. Of course it is all about the vanilla that radiates off me like heat, but I smell cinnamon, brandy, caramel and white and yellow flowers. I like to spray it on my robe and curl up by the fireplace and feel like I'm romancing myself. Just wonderful.

May
20
2015
Milk&Belladonna
Milk&Belladonna

I have tried and tried with Casmir but I give up. I am willing to believe this is a case of a bad reformulation, because all I can smell is the vanilla and burnt caramel. Other hints of other notes are completely wrapped in the vanilla so I can barely make them out. Except for the benzoin, which I clearly smell straight up from the start and don´t care for it very much. It gives this perfume a tinge of gasoline and it gives me a headache. Like eating Crème Brule at a truck stop, smelling vanilla scented car air-freshener.

If you are looking for a dirt cheap gourmand, if for you there is no such thing as too sweet, this might be for you. Just please don´t overspray; one person´s vanilla heaven is another one´s migraine.

PS: Whoever was it who thought that Irene Adler, the character from the TV show Sherlock would smell like this was dead wrong; except for the silage, with Sherlock being able to detect her presence from one sniff, because that is about right. Otherwise, this is everything The Woman was not. Sweet, obvious, cloying and cheap - especially because of the bottle (plastic cap) and the rather unsavoury plasticky notes, that others mentioned.

May
13
2015
chinna
chinna

My dear Lacrimosa was right, this benzoin, has many similarities with R. Cavalli !!! This lasts more in the skin and has a stronger output, but definitely very warm too. Me gusta !!

Apr
28
2015
Vassallos girl
Vassallos girl

Bought this as a blind buy based on the amazing amount of positive reviews. I really was excited when it finally arrived in the mail. I tried it on right away and WHOA this was NOT PLEASANT in the least. But I know the rules and I waited. Kept sniffing my wrist. Nope. Half hour later still nope. This is exactly dead on when people are saying it smells of baby doll heads, plastic, yuk. Soooo disappointing. Actually I spritzed it on again tonight as I am typing this to give it my honest review. It's been a few weeks since then and tonight it smells just as disturbing. I did check the date on bottle and it's not old. This is just so old ladyish and plastic smelling on me. I really wanted to like it. I do have this bottle on eBay for resale if you would like. (QnGsMom) hope this review helped.

Apr
27
2015
kyl77
kyl77

Casmir is really delicious. It's definitely a sweet foodie scent. It reminds me of some type of steaming hot English pudding topped with a rich vanilla custard. At first, I get a strong vanilla tempered by some apricot, currents and maybe a little bit of coconut. After a while, it mellows a little and becomes mostly vanilla with some light musk. I don't detect any florals at all. Casmir's a stronger perfume making it really nice in the fall and winter, but with a light touch I think it can be worn year round. One of my favorites.

Apr
16
2015
morfelisia
morfelisia

This is the older sister of Avon’s Far Away, who married into a more wealthy family. In fact, Wish is her daughter.

It’s been a while since I tested this, but I can still distinctly remember that it’s all about vanilla, sandalwood and amber .

This is on my list of “Grandma Perfumes” which is NOT to say that this smells like a grandma perfume. It just means that I’d like to wear this when I’m old enough to be a (vain) grandma. It’d just be perfect.

Yes, I do think that it suits adults better. I just get the images of coiffed hair and bold lipstick when I think about it. No, not in a bad way. This is a woman I’d like to BECOME one day.

On the other hand, anyone could wear this if they are fans of oriental vanillas. Another image it brings is a young adult with with long, black, wavy hair, red lipstick and a big smile.

Confidence. Not being ashamed of your femininity. That’s what Casmir is about!

Apr
10
2015
francie79
francie79

I scored a bottle of this in a swap and I am seriously in love with it. Casmir is a rich, boozy, vanilla extract kind of vanilla that I can't seem to get enough of. It's sweet, rich and addictive but I'm a confirmed vanilla addict. This doesn't smell like "baby doll heads" and if I ever smell a doll that smells like Casmir I will carry it around with me all day...lol A previous reviewer compared this to Avon's Far Away but they smell nothing alike to me. Far Away is stronger and has a powdery quality that this scent doesn't. I like Casmir more and it's such a yummy fragrance.

Apr
04
2015
fire2heart
fire2heart

It reminds me a lot of Givenchy Pi without being as masculine on me. The vanilla in it smells almost exactly the same. This is slightly plastic smelling and synthetic but not in a low end way, if that makes any sense.
I like it. I can't wear Pi because I find it too masculine but this is just right, especially at the price point I bought it.

Mar
23
2015
angelapaul
angelapaul

This fragrance has grown on me over the last few hours. Initially I was unsure, but intrigued by it. As it settled and calmed I found myself enjoying it more and more.

Spicy-woodsy-flowery-powdery vanilla... but I know I am not coming near properly describing it. It is just a lovely experience, which I find very interesting. I definitely do like it. I would consider buying it sometime.

Mar
13
2015
mystica
mystica

I like Casmir; even after the rather synthetic smelling reformulation. However (and that's why) I sincerely believe that you don't need a bottle of Casmir -unless it's a bargain where you live- if you have Avon's Far Away. The latter is in the same category as well, the feeling both scents give is quite similar, and Far Away is actually more natural smelling. That's why you should try/have Far Away if you like Casmir!

Mar
03
2015
dagmy
dagmy

Up to today I didn't know I've known Casmir for a long time. It brings back a lot of memories of my childhood, so maybe Snicole82 is right about "baby doll heads" LOL
However, at the moment, I'm absolutely in love with Vaniglia Mazzolari and Casmir compared to this one is really synthetic, maybe because of benzoin with peach, apricot and mango...?
I think I'll pass this time!

Mar
03
2015
Jasminelove
Jasminelove

I hate this perfume! My aunt gave it to me but I'm sure that becuz she didn't like the smell! The package had been opened and I saw the perfume had been used a little bit! The smell is too sour and bitter for me! Im not sure what I'm smelling right now! Im sick of it!

Feb
21
2015
Snicole82
Snicole82

This does smell like"baby doll heads" and it's actually quite nauseating to me.

Glad I only purchased a mini.

Feb
20
2015
Sniezel
Sniezel

I've bought a 3.4oz bottle about a year ago and still haven't finished it, which is rare for me. I have a sort of love-hate relationship with this one, one day it's a warm vanilla scent and the next it smells like burned rubber. My boyfriend really seems to love this one but sadly for him I won't purchase Casmir again. It's just not my kind of juice, it generally makes me feel uncomfortable and cheap-smelling.

Feb
11
2015
sleepy*weasel
sleepy*weasel

Caramel. Every time I wear this I think - caramel. This is my first time wearing it in winter, and it's even better! It has all the things in it that I love. I was surprised to see the fruit, as I thought I wasn't a fruit fan. But carnation, benzoin - bring it on. I could bathe in this, I never get tired of it. One of my favourites forever. Yum. :)

Feb
09
2015
Elisabeth M.
Elisabeth M.

One of my most loved perfumes of all time and one that I never get tired of. Fits my personality like no other. Love it love it love it.

Jan
31
2015
MadeiraD
MadeiraD

Okay, so wearing this a second time, it's weird and I'm really into it. It smells like a plastic toy, like a vintage my little pony. This is what Moschino's Toy should have been, sugary sweet vintage toy smell. It's all vanilla plastic fantastic artificial and strange.

It's not a "cheap perfume" artificial, it smells like a vanilla scented toy, which is bizarre and unique and pretty damned cool. I'm surprised this isn't marketed as more avantgarde because with the right marketing, one really could market it as an ultra-luxury high concept fragrance.

Super weird, pretty fucking cool.

Jan
30
2015
MadeiraD
MadeiraD

Nutty, vanillay, peculiar. Right now I'm getting only the slightest hint of the fruits. I have to say, I'm not sure I like this but I find the experience very interesting. I've never smelled anything quite like it before.

Jan
20
2015
nieninque
nieninque

I blind-bought this based on the notes and the reviews because it sounds like something I would love. Dior Addict in any version is my favourite fragrance in the world, but unfortunately it is expensive and having gone through a 30 ml bottle, I feel like I have to ration the 100 ml I currently have because I'm afraid I won't be able to afford it for a long time after this. I am also a big fan of Hypnotic Poison but don't own it for the same reason. Enfin bref. To cut a long story short, I have been on the lookout for oriental gourmand vanilla scents that are delicious and noticeable, and Casmir sounded like it fit the bill. I don't regret my purchase... yet. I am just really on the fence about it. It is not exactly what I hoped it would be. It's vanilla, but it is not very complex. I smell the cinnamon in it, but it is a bit too... realistic, if that makes any sense. It almost smells like I put vanilla extract in a pot of cinnamon powder and rubbed myself with it. I don't know. The verdict is not very positive so far. However, there is some sort of instinct at the back of my head somewhere, telling me that this is going to work for me if I keep at it and experiment with it. I may need to find the proper way and time to apply it, or maybe layering is an option... Except I don't have a clue where to start. I'd appreciate any suggestion as to how to layer this and with what.

edit - I still can't make up my mind about it. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I really don't. It smells great when paired with Lancôme's Hypnôse, as strange as that sounds, but that could be because Hypnôse is dominant and I love that scent anyway. Casmir does seem to tone down the sharp citrusy note in it that I don't particularly enjoy.

Jan
18
2015
Shivana
Shivana

Vanilla, Coconut, Cinnamon and hint of Peach. The vanilla in this fragrance is prominent and quite sweet.

I loved this fragrance when I was quite young however it would aways make me sneeze.

It has definately been reformulated... and in my opinion it has *improved the fragrance* significantly.

The old formulation had a dusty/musty smell on the drydown which the new formulation doesn't seem to have.

The new is crisper and doesn't make me sneeze.

Definately worth a try if you love vanilla.. and love Orientals.

Jan
16
2015
Lilithorvat
Lilithorvat

I love the bitter medicinal hit of the benzoin right off the bat, then it dries down in harmony with the other notes making an appearance. The stars of the show are vanilla, cinnamon, sandalwood, and a dry apricot, dehydrated? Very comforting and beautiful.

I agree with the comment on the middle eastern feel of this. Very much like my special oud Arabian oil without the oud. Just very spicy, thick and elegant. Rich and glorious.

Overall, this is a cinnamon vanilla spice bomb. Perfect for the Holiday season! Warm, gourmand, oriental, very strong and lovely well rounded Fall and Winter fragrance.

Dec
16
2014
nexangelus
nexangelus

Oooh raspberry and vanilla straight away. Then I smell citrus and strong resins. It is an extremely sweet oriental. I am reminded of the raspberry and blackurrant flavoured glucose sweets we used to buy in strips when I was a younster back in Africa. This almost has an effervescent quality to it, something definitely fizzing in the background.

I just layered it with the Avon City Rush sample I tried earlier, instant inprovement to both (toned down the sweetness of Casmir and brought out the dark, boozy notes in the softer City Rush) I can now smell the coconut. Edible? Almost...

Dec
12
2014
Bulu
Bulu

I just wanted to suggest to the people below having trouble with the heavy sweetness of this one, to try it again in very cold weather.

I didn't have much of an opinion about this perfume when I tried it during summer, it was cloying and I very rarely used it. Now that the weather is much colder I find it really comes into it's own. The sweetness isn't as overpowering and it's a warm presence when you're in the snow :)

Dec
01
2014
Elviraelbasan
Elviraelbasan

A own Alibi by sabrina desero , that smells identical to casmir...

Nov
20
2014
Blondine28
Blondine28

well...Nothing special really. Sadly, this is no longer the supreme vanilla smell as they did describe it back then. Its just wearable, but thats all. :(

Nov
14
2014
mystica
mystica

Casmir, in its reformulation, is incredibly overt. That's what I'd wear if I were a night club dancer. Sexy, inviting, warm, and yes, plasticy and synthetic which makes it all the more funny. Casmir is off putting at first spray, and well into the dry down it smells to me like not-so-freshly washed lady parts plus a good dash of vanilla... Thank God after we get past this stage, we come to the sexy and inviting, and rather comforting part. This comforting element is not like casmir, or a cashmere sweater; but it gives you the relaxed attitude to go out and hunt rather than sitting by the chimney corner...

I would match Casmir with a bright pink or fuschia lipstick.

Nov
08
2014
Angela Agiannidou
Angela Agiannidou

I have always been a firm believer that notes of cinnamon, vanilla, pear, blackcurrant and mango should combine to make a cake, not a perfume, there is nothing wrong with any of the individual notes, just all of them together in such proportion and with a hefty dose of sickening vanilla create a sirupy and heavy scent that would have Mary Berry reaching for the exit. For those who do enjoy smelling like a cake this is the right stuff and i would fully recommend it.

Sep
14
2014
HanamiTsukimi
HanamiTsukimi

Vanilla potpourri.

I smell nothing more or less. Even as a confirmed vanilla lover, this is too heady to wear on my person. My sock drawer? No problem.

Aug
30
2014
GalInGlasses
GalInGlasses

I can't say I love the fruity syrupy-ness and slight plasticky-ness of the opening of this fragrance, and sometimes the initial spray actually makes me want to trade it away. But then, when it gets to the dry-down, I'm suddenly glad that I haven't done that yet. For me, Casmir is all about the dry-down , which puts me in mind of warmed vanilla extract: sweet, slightly floral and fruity, but probably not great-tasting on its own. More useful for its fragrant purposes than for its taste by itself. In this sense, I don't really think of Casmir as being as gourmand as some that fall in the same category. It doesn't smell like anything I'd want to eat. Great lasting power. I actually haven't found it to be particularly overwhelming in hot weather because it tones down considerably after the initial spray.

Aug
26
2014
boruvka44
boruvka44

Feels like drowning in thick honey with a bucket of overly ripe peach/raspberry nectar. That might be still ok, if there wasn´t SO strong plactic note. (to me) it evokes a scene from one floor of a barbie house - a giant latex vanilla bean lying on a (plastic barbie house) table, being passionately observed by a group of barbies.

Aug
26
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Casmir opens with a bag of fruits on sandalwood, vanilla, ylang, Oriental flavours of spices and cinnamon. Briefly, a sweet and creamy fruity bath soap, which however is restrained and complex enough to smell better than most of other scent of this genre. Despite smelling a bit like Fructis shampoo, in fact, Casmir reveals some more structured and intriguing nuances and a compelling deepness of notes: it's plummy, sweet and creamy, but in a sophisticated, mellow, decently-executed and polite way (in other words, it is no sickening teenagers' gourmand and does not smell too much artificial). Not a masterpiece for me, but in that disgraceful family – the "fruity-floral bombs" – surely among the nicest I've ever tried.

6,5/10

Aug
24
2014
Kiku
Kiku

I fell in love with "Casmir" at first spray. I don't usually like fruity notes but these were in such beautiful combination! Warm and sweet and, as so many others have said, a comforting scent that would be perfect for autumn and winter. But these luscious fruity notes disappeared and vanilla took their place. A powerful vanilla that got stronger and stronger on me unitl I felt overwhelmed by the sheer force of it. This would be a perfect perfume if it were toned down a bit. Just not for me. Good sillage and long lasting.

Aug
13
2014
StopHammertime
StopHammertime

A fantastic perfume that I LOVE but does not last on me. Very soft projection and a lasting power of about 2 1/2 hours. This is signature scent material other than the lasting power.

Being the nerd that I am, I got this because of Irene Adler from the BBC Sherlock Holmes show. I noticed this is what she wore, took a look at the notes, and pretty much knew I would at least like it.

This is my 'perfect vanilla'; this is what I would like to just smell like all the time. The initial spray is in a similar vein to Shalimar [which I hate] for me, but it dries down a bit to be very vanilla + benzoin. In the very beginning I get a bit of canned fruit vibe, but that disappears quickly. I agree with the comment that says this is a modern classic. A great fume, if it would just last longer.

Aug
02
2014
newbieScentLover
newbieScentLover

Smells like pure heaven on me. This one is a keeper

Jul
31
2014
auroramaria
auroramaria

Probably one of the coziest fragrances ever.
It is so sweet and comforting perfect for Autumn and Winter because in hot weather it gets cloying.
It opens with a burst of peach creamy apricot and raspberry then comes the warmth of cinnamon that brings the scent to a glorious final drydown of soft vanilla tonka benzoin and tame patchouly.
This beauty has very good longevity and sillage and draws compliments for sure.
I scored a 100mlbottle for only 38 Euros so I can spray liberally

Jul
30
2014
smalltownbeatnik
smalltownbeatnik

I must have lactonic notes of peach and vanilla and sandalwood in my skin already because scents like this melt into me like I was born smelling this good.

Victoria at Bois de Jasmin described this decadent treat as a “Bollywood film in a perfume bottle” which is utterly apropos.

This is a richly sensuous, sweet scent--sweet like crème brûlée, NOT cotton candy. Don't mistake this for a teenybopper fruitchouli gourmand. Casmir is a decadent dessert for the grown-ups after the kids have been tucked into bed.

Jul
28
2014
houzi
houzi

My feelings about Casmir evolved from exasperation to a strange fascination in a span of a few sampling sessions. The first time I swiped a little on my hand all I got was brash attitude and petrol-enhanced caramel vanilla. Curious, really, but ultimately too much of a health hazard. I wondered how it got so many positive reviews.

Fast forward a few more sampling and wearing sessions and I'm converted. It's clearly not the most sophisticated perfume out there, and I swear I get whiffs of something petrol-like from it, but I don't even mind - I simply find myself craving its sugary vanilla goodness. I'm not getting much in the way of fruit, unless we're talking about the plastic imitation kind.

My first impression is still valid, this stuff could be a chemical weapon, as there really is something menacing about it in that man-made, melting plastic, Frankenstein way. Yet, I'm pulled into its synthetic embrace every single time.

I hate this comparison, but Casmir may as well be the fragrant equivalent of trashy food, so atrociously bad, yet quite a bliss to indulge in. A decant material, perhaps?

Jul
19
2014
Elizabby
Elizabby

This is my current signature scent - it goes everywhere with me! It is mostly vanilla, but the underlying spices and wood warm it up and make it a little bit sexy. I don't get a lot of fruit - just a general edible scent. This lasts very well on my skin, and if I ever see another bottle I'm snapping it up! Should have bought 2 when I had the chance - I can't believe this has been discontinued!

(Incidentally, if you are a "Sherlock" fan, this is the perfume Irene Adler wears. It suits her!)

Jul
16
2014
idalicious
idalicious

Edible, tasty smell! I loved it right away, for the first time reminded me of cake with caramel peach ... One of my best! Impeccable in every aspect.

Jul
04
2014
AmandaGuerra
AmandaGuerra

Ohhh :( what a disappointment in this one, didn't work for me at all.... :(
was so long forward to receiving my bottle but then it didn't work at all for me... All I get is a very black bag bin smell :(
Maybe let's try again on summer... but not doesn't work.

Jul
03
2014
Bella691967
Bella691967

I purchsed the EDP last week on eBay after reading the reviews. I was amazed how similar it smells to Hanae Mori (edp). It has good longevity but I mostly smell orange, vanilla & woody notes. I rate it a 6 out of 10 but will say it has better staying power than Hanae Mori & was 1/2 the price.

Jul
02
2014
almondbreakfast
almondbreakfast

I am wearing the "parfum" (extrait) of Casmir now and in love with it.

The vanilla is heavenly, fingerlickin' good.

Somebody should sue Chopard for discontinuing this.

#somebodysme #enriqueiglesias #chopard #casmir #bringsexyback #democracy #parfum #vanilla

-AlmondBreakfast-

Jul
02
2014
senfully
senfully

When I saw the advertising for this perfume, I wanted to love it so much, and I do like vanilla. There's just something about it that seems very 1 dimensional and dull on my skin. All I smell is vanilla, and nothing else. I do like some 1 note perfumes, but was hoping for more from this one. Perhaps it's just the way it smells on me, but one of the few perfumes I've been disappointed in.

Jun
25
2014
idalicious
idalicious

edible caramelized peaches! I associate with a table full of sweets! I am happy to go back to it at any time of the year. is immaculate in every way. This is my must-have!

Jun
22
2014
nitschevo
nitschevo

I soooo wanted to love this but we only get along on paper, unfortunately. On me Casmir develops a very strange sour note that holds on to my skin for dear life. Pity.

May
30
2014
Lilah Veil
Lilah Veil

Ever on the hunt for REAL perfume, something other than the same ol' boring, watered down fruity, Hi-C, cotton candy confections of now which only call themselves perfumes *yawn* this is an exquisite jewel.

Chopard Casmir is a luxe vanilla bomb laced with just enough boozy, fuzzy peach skin to smell somewhat fruity. I do not detect much fruit other than peach but the creamy, dreamy benzoin, sandalwood and opoponax make for an intoxicating elixir of pure old style glam without smelling "old". What a rich, gorgeous vanilla amber we have here!

Casmir is a highly sophisticated, classically beautiful perfume that is not messing around. This fragrance is right up there with the best classics of all times. Think Shalimar, Chanel 5, etc., though exclusive in its own celestial way. Royal and warm like the finest fur with multi strands of genuine pearls around the neck; black, white or cream, take your pick as this scent is so fabulously neutral and naturally rich with nothing screechy or synthetic, Cashmir classes up your favorite pair of faded jeans and makes the most luxurious couture even hotter. I vehemently disagree with the comparison to Vanilla Fields. Also, Hanae Mori. I own both. Coty only wishes and I adore Hanae Mori (fruiter) which is in the same playing field but not in this high league. I'm smelling more of a vintage Arpege-y vibe sans so much peachy rose and "dust", though I am still an Arpege lover.

It is a sultry night here and this scent is heating it up even more. I had to test run my new miniature before going big. I'm feeling dirty-rotten-filthy-stinkin'-rich... and slutty. The addictive benzoin is taking the lead now with a hint of cinnamon and FINE sandalwood. I feel dressed in liquid silk of deep purple, teal and gold; like a desert queen... and my husband (who hates most perfume) just came up behind me, kissed my neck, said I smelled "delicious" and *ahem* a few other things before going to bed. Um.. I'm buying the biggest bottle I can find. Outstandingly, gloriously divine! Just... wow! Perfection. Almost too beautiful to believe and I am ecstatic. *sly cheesy grin with mischievous twinkle in eye* I am far from sleepy but going to bed. *wink*

May
19
2014
volafox
volafox

I tried this perfume a few years back, and even though I didn't care for it much it was downright funny to watch my then husband! He would follow me like a puppy, you could just about see him expecting a treat in those lovely eyes of his! It smelled more liked freshly baked cookies on me, which made me hungry, and him as well. It seemed too heavy for Texas summers.

May
15
2014
;-)
;-)

To me this is a lovely buttery, sweet, vanilla-amber. Just what I hoped for. Linear, but a sent I'll without a doubt wear to work as well as to an evening out.

Apr
15
2014
wildwitch67
wildwitch67

This reminds me of Crabtree & Evelyn "Nadira" or "Azzemour". They are very alike. It is of a slight powdery scent (which I do love but not old fashioned powdery), vanilla sweet but not sickly,sandalwood,benzoin with a mysterious asian Indian, floral. I imagine some romantic bedoin with beautiful, colourful silks in the desert with spices and resins. lol. I do think it's quite a heavy perfume (which I do tend to wear) which lasts very well on your skin. People have noticed this & asked me what it is as they like it. I personally love it & am on my 3rd 100ml bottle since I can't buy Crabtree & Evelyn "Nadira" anymore.

Apr
12
2014
Blue wolf
Blue wolf

I just had to give Casmir another try, and I'm glad I did. I understand now that it was too much coconut & resin at first that it drowns the fruit, I really really dislike coconut and I zeroed in on it to the detriment of balance of the opening. Casmir has a lovely heart of soft oriental vanilla. My skin does absorb fragrance quickly, so I am a poor judge of sillage and longevity. Something about Casmir keeps me coming back for more; I can't resist.

Mar
29
2014
Velvet_Touch
Velvet_Touch

I bought this one for my sister, who loves it and have found a great deal these days on Strawberrynet. I don't like it so much, I found it too strong, a little bit for older woman( my opinion only). I think is more suitable for evening wear...

Mar
29
2014
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

I've been coveting Casmir since joining Fragrantica, although that was based only on an assessment of the notes and reviews.....silly me. I expected a rich, deep vanilla oriental. It is a vanilla oriental, but not really rich and deep. It's more of a vanilla-fruitiental, to coin a term. I absolutely agree with the similarity to Hanae Mori, another fragrance I blind bought (I know, your opinion of me is sinking). HM and Casmir both start with a similar vanilla with a hint of citrus; HM stays more fruity, with its strawberry and blueberry, while Casmir turns buttery, with a vanilla that is almost like toffee or buttered toast, rather than fruity. That's where Casmir stays, lasting about 6 hours before being very faint, with moderate projection. The bottle is very pretty, with the gold flame-shaped cap and arched glass bottle which looks like the lamp of a magic genie. It also has a nice, solid, quality feel to it.

If you like HM, I imagine you would enjoy Casmir. I like them both, but find the style of vanilla to be somewhat off-putting. It's a warm pudding-like vanilla, with almonds and a cashmeran-artificiality that is over-the-top; compare to the vanilla in YR Vanille Noir, or that in Sexiest Musk. These all represent perfumes that, based on notes alone, I should adore but the common vanilla style turns me off. I don't think I'll be keeping both HM and Casmir, and since HM was a gift, Casmir must go--despite the fact that I think I do prefer Casmir a bit more than HM.

Mar
23
2014
death_by_water
death_by_water

This could be so lovely if it weren't for certain ingredients that kind of ruin it for me.
It opens up with a jammy vibe of all fruits listed (I can recognize them all) which I don't mind, since it gives it a lovely sweet tastiness, without it being tart or sugary, or aggressive in any way. But there is also a sour note underneath that makes the beautiful fruit jam smell putrid and some other thing, I suspect it to be the cinnamon-patchouli combination, that makes it feel musty and moldy.
I am pretty sure that, from a distance, the pretty smell of fruits is felt more than the decay underneath, but it's a pity that I cannot get more intimate with this perfume.
I think this would be more wearable if formulated on a lighter base.

Mar
21
2014
Rosamelia
Rosamelia

Wonderful oriental vanilla, it smells too strongly for early morning though.

Mar
01
2014
lirael00
lirael00

Sorry but Casmir just doesn't work with my skin chemistry. I've tried it couple of times in hope of liking it but unfortunately all I can say is a big no. After spraying this one me I feel like I'm sticky all over my body and I do need an emergency shower. And the smell itself is too sugary.

Mar
01
2014
jeffersonfaudan
jeffersonfaudan

i am a guy but i blind bought this item for a good price... it comes with a body veil, miniature edp and the 1.7oz edp spray...i was planning to resell this but before doing so i tested it to make sure that the scent is not stale...

upon testing it... it smells SO DELICIOUS (and dogs didn't react... most often when i wear my other scents the dogs would be sneezing right after but this one they didn't at all LOLS!. the scent is marketed for women but it's not so floral as it seems to be like... to me it smells like honey, with a little of that candy like eraser like scent for children (but not so sweet). i think a guy can pull this off but you have to look very much of authority and in tux... the scent is sophisticated and moderate... not loud... i think the appreciation for this scent is more personal than having a kick of our normal ADHD moments of wanting everyone to take a whiff of our scent just right before the corridors LOLS!!!

as for reselling it... i doubt i will... it's just too beautiful to give away... but i do hope that it's more stronger ala joop!... oh that was my adhd kicking in...lols!

Feb
27
2014
StellaDiverFlynn
StellaDiverFlynn

Prior to testing Chopard Casmir, I didn't have high hopes, as I somehow built an image of a big fat plastic vanilla with jammy fruits. To my surprise, it's far from being a vanilla fruit cream cake. Vanilla is indeed prominent, but it doesn't overshadow other wonderful notes, instead it provides a canvas so that other notes can splash their colours upon it.

I get apricot and peach, not in a syrupy and jammy way, but more like dried fuits. Together with cinnamon and resins, they give out a warm, dry, leathery aroma. There is also a mimosa-like slightly animalic edge. The overall effect is an exquisite and delectable resinous vanilla skin scent.

The sillage is soft on me and the sillage is around 8 hours. If you're looking for a sophisticated vanilla fragrance, you may as well give Casmir a try.

Feb
25
2014
Cocoagogo
Cocoagogo

An ideal vanilla, at least for me. I appreciate the more gourmand scents on others, but find them cloying and childish on me. Casmir is sexy, comforting and alluring without screaming vanilla.

The dry down is heavenly and I do like to put it on at night only to wake to this in the morning! Intoxicating, warm and ambery with just that right amount of skank, if you know what I mean...

Feb
23
2014
Mary-Jayne
Mary-Jayne

This sounds odd but I honestly cannot decide if I like this or not!
Some days it reminds me of Rochas Tocade (pre 2013) which I love, but with an added spiciness and something that lifts it, a higher pitched note. On these days it is warm, spicy, comforting, exotic and pleasant.
Other days there is a weird note I cannot put my finger on that smells slightly sickly, a little screechy, even slightly metallic. I don't know what it is or why I only discern it some days and not others but on these days, which outnumber the other days, I cannot wear this or like it.
Therefore I am on the fence. On the days where it works it works very well, on the others it is sickly and headache inducing and I find it cloying and annoying.
Longevity and projection are both good, meaning its great on the good days and terrible on the bad!
This was a blind buy...I kind of wish I had just bought a back up of pre-reformulation tocade now though.

Feb
23
2014
smellslikedimond
smellslikedimond

Reminds me of the cookie smell of Rochas Tocade which I happen to love .. but is a more creamy?floral? base to me - Very nice .. a definite buy .. FragranceX has good deal

Feb
15
2014
LuLuGoes
LuLuGoes

I had my eye on Chopard Casmir EDP spray for a while before I ordered it online.

I love the notes, the exotic bottle, the flaming red box, and even the idea of this fragrance.

But, sadly, I don't love Casmir.

I can handle very gourmand sweet vanilla. I don't mean Vanilla Fields, which smells like room air freshener to me. I mean really sweet quality concoctions like Vanille Abricot Comptoir Sud Pacifique (not one of my personal favorites, but respectable and interesting).

Casmir is too simple, too candied. The fruit/vanilla combination is pushed right over the edge and falls flat.

After an hour, I didn't notice the changes others have described. Instead, I experienced a persistent, cloying confection that lacked the spicy warmth I'd expect from the cinnamon center.

On the bright side, Casmir is very soft and not overpowering. It didn't give me a headache, but it didn't impress me either.

Feb
12
2014
osipowa
osipowa

love love love, for its price -it's a huge bargain. This perfume is a must have:)

Feb
10
2014
whaea
whaea

This was a blind buy, based on reviews I read on here, and my love of spicy, balsamic and gourmand scents.
On first spray I thought "uh-oh." Waay OTT sickly nose hurting vanilla, like the ubiquitous Vanilla Fields I wore as a teenager. I like vanilla, but have grown out of it as a single fragrance note. Not so good.
However I have persisted, and once the tooth aching vanilla dissipates, the middle and base notes are warm, sexy, delicious, slightly spicy... and possibly the closest I've found to my beloved L'Occitane Amber oil, discontinued.
This is the best bit, and it lasts for an incredibly long time too.
Give it a whirl, but quarantine yourself for the first twenty minutes!

Feb
10
2014
angelesgarcia222
angelesgarcia222

This was a blind buy and I love it! It's such a cosy and sexy perfume at the same time! I don't usually like perfumes with fruit on it, but this one has just the perfect light touch for it to be fresh but allowing the lovely tonka bean, ambar and vanilla to be the most important part. The light touch of benzoin gives it a more balsamic smell and the jasmine adds a romantic note. One of my favourites, although this lovely smell lasts just for about 3 hours on me.

Feb
06
2014
the_new_esta
the_new_esta

This is a huge long-lasting hit of cream pie! It's almost a nice smell by itself - but on the skin I find it gross!

Feb
04
2014
prrrfume1
prrrfume1

This scent is baffling! I keep thinking I smell as if a Jaguar "marked" me. Something extremely feline about this scent; it is a mature and overtly sexual scent. The soft "vanilla" comes after a long dry-down. There is this animalistic thing going on that both attracts and repels me. Like I have to keep smelling the bottle on my dresser, but can't commit to a full day or night of wear...I will update this review after some more experience owning it, as I have only had the bottle for a week. Strangely, it is my 7 year old daughters pick of my perfumes. I think it's strange only because it is such a mature scent, however I trust her judgment!
EDIT: Ok, so about 3 weeks with Casmir and I have been wearing it daily. I get a TON of compliments and questions about it. There is still some vintage type note that disturbs me upon first spray, but after about 30 seconds the dry down is incredible. Still a baffling scent, but signature quality.
2nd EDIT: AMAZING!!! Did it get in my blood as because I feel like I need it! Soft and spicy it is unique yet familiar. A FAVORITE.

Feb
03
2014
Sida Lee
Sida Lee

This is the one. This is the parfum that put an end to all the others. You will find nothing else on my dressing table. I have worn Casmir for so long, it now runs through my veins. Some years back it became scarce, but now I have no problem finding it. I've never been one to bathe in parfum, and a bottle of eau de parfum (never in spray form) will last me a year. Just a little behind the ears and the back of the knees will do. I still have people to stop me (men and women) to asking me what I am wearing. Casmir by Chopard, the bottle looks like a little Taj Mahal, you should try it!

Jan
25
2014
CHOYÈTTI
CHOYÈTTI

I'm usually not a fan of oriental scents. However, this one is perfection: so light and sweet and elegant that I could actually consider wearing it.
Vanilla is very strongly here. Also some "vintage-style" notes that I don't recognize.

Summary:
-Sophisticated.
-Quite powerful.
-It really smells warm and expensive like cashmere.
-This perfume wants to be the center of the attention, don't wear it if You don't want attention!
-Definitely best for classy, 30+ women.
-I'm still can't believe something smell like that. Like someone said earlier on their review: this is somehow very spiritual perfume.

However, I was afraid, this would be too strong for me, so I'm getting used to it by using it as a "air freshener" or room mist in our bathroom. It works well in that way as well and brings a warm, luxurious feel to the space.

Jan
09
2014
Aeris
Aeris

This is one of those fragrances where I knew from first sniff it will remain a staple in my collection.
Actually, my first thoughts were "Oh my God this smells amazing!!! It's like cookies....cinnamon and vanilla. But it kinda smells like L by Lolita Lempicka, so I don't need to buy Casmir too."
But as the fragrance developed I started seeing the difference. There were the apricots and myrrh mainly. It's a very spiritual perfume (I've only said that about 2 other perfumes in my life, Angel and Alien by Mugler).
As I read through the reviews here for Casmir, I saw that some people thought it smells like plastic doll head. Omg it does!!! Thanks guys. Now I can't get that mental image out of my head whenever I spray this on lol. I think it might be the myrrh / resins giving that impression.
Regardless though, this is one worth trying a sample of at the very least.

Jan
08
2014
Mortazuma
Mortazuma

At first, I was not impressed nor intrigued by the ingredients, but the molecules within its honey coloured serum swirled behind the glass and whispered ever so passive-aggressively to the orphic code beneath my skin...

"Wear...me....".

As per ritual, I leaned my face a bit back...spritzed it upon my forearm...waited for any alcoholic residue to evaporate...closed my eyes and waited for the experience to unfold.

Something ancient arose in my blood, visions of spiraling lanterns casting shadows and light upon warm tanned skin...middle eastern incense, breezes of exotic fruits, flora and spices wafted in the air from the wake of multi-layered diaphanous gowns in movement from sensual hips and serpentine arms. Eyes closed, I was there...in that time space...
eyes open, that time was here, present day.

Still under its trance I set out for the evening, its spell still swirling about for I have applied it to the rest of my key heat points.I am no stranger to being pursued, but not to the near dangerous extent as I was THAT night. Men, young and old (and even some masculine females) that appreciate that which is sensual, seemingly could not help but respond to the inaudible calling emanating from my pores. It seemed like a drawing salve compelling their testosterone to take the reins over their logic. Off and on they'd approach me, offering gifts and promises of pleasure and even worship.

I felt like I have acquired a power which I slowly began to fear. Did I secretly want this much attention? This much power? I was too inexperienced and unsure to handle so much at the time. I was left with instinct as my only ally in the world of hopeless romantics and lustful demons.

So I did what came naturally, I let them delight in the scent, become aroused by my presence and soon as they asked my name...I'd smile and found ways to disappear. I took up the role as some mischievous entity incarnate that was given a free pass to the mortal realm for one night.

Arriving home safely and in one piece, I looked down at the teensy bottle of Casmir waiting attentively and waggled my finger at it "Naughty you!" In which the fragrance seemed to reply in its silent and sly triumph "No my dear...naughty...you"

-fin-

Lesson learned: Being paired with certain scents, body chemistry can be a powerful, and an empowering thing. This one, is one of those I've confined to special occasions with a loved one ONLY...accompanied with Arcana's Under the Sun, Wings of Gabriel and Amber playing in the background. The base notes in this rose quickly with my body heat & chemistry and removed most (if not all) of the fruity notes so all I was left with was the carnal warmth of this fragrance. Apparently, I am one of the few lucky ones that doesn't radiate the sticky sweetness of this. I almost didn't give it a chance for that same reason but ah, patience IS indeed a virtue.

Jan
08
2014
jaxxsun
jaxxsun

I brought back a bottle for a girlfriend while in the UK. She was quite taken with this scent.
She smelled with out a doubt Intoxicating. When I think Chopard, my next thought is Casmir and Wish. My reaction is usually a deep sigh and a smile.

Jan
07
2014
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

I'm not loving Casmir at all anymore. In fact, I can't remember last time I wore it. I have 3 bottles still. It kind of became dusty and antique smelling, the vanilla kind of medicinal. I loved it so much , what's happening to my nose?

Jan
07
2014
EvaMG
EvaMG

Primera formulación (90's):
Los arándanos de las notas iniciales dejan paso en segundos a la base vanílica, ambarina y resinosa. No es tan picante como esperaba, así que no voté la canela, aunque noto un clavel suave en el secado. Me sorprende que no se vote más por el ambar, y tanto a la canela.
El melocotón es muy sutil y no tiene peso en esta fragrancia, igual que el haba tonka, pues Casmir no es picante, ni amelocotonado, sino vainilla-ambar-benzoina-opponax. En resumen, una buena calidad de ambar y vainilla. Para mí el nombre es mítico, pues he estado allí y no podré dejar de asociarlo por siempre a esa tierra de ensueño.
Ni se te ocurra comprar la formulación actual, es puro plástico.

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90's formula:
The blast of black currant fades in 5 seconds in the opening, followed by a vanillic-ambery middle and dry-down. It's a pretty good quality vanilla held by amber and benzoin, not peachy at all. It's not spicy either (surprised at the votes for tonka bean and cinnamon, far from them), but I feel a subdued carnation in the first minutes.
It's a long-time wanted fragrance for me. The name takes me back to that dreamland that I once was naive and bold enough to visit. If you ever sample the newer version, you'll sniff at a plastic-y corpse. It's nothing to do with the original, once more..
It reminds me of Rocher Voile d' Ambre

Dec
29
2013
[email protected]
sensuous@midnight

Cašmir is not easy to tame. in order to deserve the lovely tonka bean, peach, benzoin and patchouli notes, you have to go through this terrible sharp vanilla opening.
it almost repelled me but nevetheless I stuck to it, and eventually after vanilla went quiet, I could appreciate Cašmir, the opulent indian drama queen. I wore it today at work, and got lots of compliments from both male & female co-workers, so I guess I was right to adopt Cašmir...

Dec
20
2013
NoireFox
NoireFox

The concept, the bottle and the ad campaign were all beautiful for this one. However, I found the fragrance sickeningly, disgustingly sweet. Smells like straight-up apricot/peach syrup. This is probably the sweetest perfume I have ever smelled. It may give you diabetes.

Dec
11
2013
Marli1973
Marli1973

I knew I would love Casmir simply because I love Miranda from Fragonard.
So here I am with Casmir on my left wrist and Miranda on my right.
Upon first spray they are almost identical until the dry down then they are a bit different.
Casmir is boozy
Miranda is creamy
I prefer Miranda but still love Casmir.
They are both gorgeous. xx

Nov
29
2013
Jitterbug Perfume Lover
Jitterbug Perfume Lover

Chopard Casmir
This fragrance is all the magic and beauty of India in a bottle; the rich exotic food, the beaded handwoven detail on a silk sari, the saffron robes of the holy men, the chai wallas, the sweet houses, the crazy happy beat of banghra, the painted elephants, the festival of light with the floating twinkling candles on the Ganges, the temples, the garlands of marigolds, the henna on a new brides hands – all of it, even the beautiful architecture is captured on the bottle! I knew I was going to love this one even before I sniffed it just because of the bottle alone, but I had no idea that this fragrance would become a lifelong love affair and I never knew that a fragrance could change my life. Let me explain…

When this fragrance first came out, they ran full page ads in Seventeen magazine showing a woman walking through the streets of Kashmir in a pink dress with huge rose flowers. She leaned against a burgundy Mercedes and wore a big turquoise squash blossom necklace. I had that exact dress, I had that exact car in that exact color, I had the squash blossom necklace too, but I had never been to India and I didn’t have the perfume. So, I went out and bought the perfume and a seed was planted in my mind. I wore it every day for years, before I even knew what a signature scent was, and I became increasingly curious about the world outside of my little beach town, but especially curious about Kashmir.

Around the same time, I became obsessed with the Led Zeppelin song Kasmir. I played it so many times that my best friend Carlos, who usually went along with my reindeer games, begged me to stop. He even hid my CD from me, and gave me other CDs to listen to, but it was no use. After that, I knew I had to go there. What kind of magical place must it be to inspire such a gorgeous perfume and such a sexy song? I had to find out for myself! I finally did go to India and it was everything I imagined and more. It was the beginning of my love of travel, the beginning of my insatiable desire for new places, new things, new people, new ideas; a love that has spanned my entire life, as has my love for this fragrance.

I cannot imagine Casmir NOT being in my fragrance wardrobe. There is no other perfume that is so warm and comforting and yet so exotic all at the same time. To me, it’s what well traveled women wear. It’s rich and full and heady. It’s not spicy but not plain by any means. It’s not flat but not sharp. There are no jagged edges. From the initial spritz to the final drydown, it’s magic in a bottle. I have the big bottle, but if they sold it in barrels, I would probably prefer something larger. This is a classic.

Oct
30
2013
indorm
indorm

I do agree with some other reviewers - the peach/apricot opening is way weird. After about two hours the vanilla I was craving for comes through and is beautiful, but I'm not sure I want to go through the strange opening each time I wear this.

I've bought a 30 ml bottle, but now I wish I'd rather bought Wish, which I love from beginning to end. (No pun intended;) Anybody who is up for a swap, please contact me. I've used only two small spritzes so far.

Update: Something has happened to me, my nose or my body chemistry. Or maybe it's because the seasons have changed: it is now in the depths of winter. The strange synthetic smell I registered a few months ago is gone today, the first time I tried it again. It just smells very warm, sweet, exotic, luxurious. Still not sure if this suits my personality and if I want to smell like this, but I'm glad I've kept the bottle. I might wear it in the future, if I'm in the mood. Definitely only on a freezing cold day.

Oct
29
2013
octobersun
octobersun

This is utterly exotic spicy vanilla fragrance, with really lovely fruity hint. It is warm enough to bring us joy during the coldest days of the year and to cheer and sweeten up the cloudiest weather. I wear it with pleasure.

Oct
23
2013
Juliana6
Juliana6

First of all- thank you all who helped and answered me in my discussion about it. Most of you were right- I like this scent ( maybe I'll love it soon). Today I got my 6 ml sample and I ordered a 100 ml bottle.
I opened the sample when I was in the train, I couldn't wait. And there, in this humid, windy autumn weather, in this cold train a oriental fairy tale came true. Warm, sunny, uplifting and hugging.
It reminds me Tomorrow by Avon (which is of a high quality too), only Casmir is warmer, deeper, more "transparent" I would say, more willing to hug and hold you tight. Sweet spices (fresh made, not those from supermarket), citrus peels, cinnamon, winter, snowstorm outside, fireplace, warm hands, Christmas, peace, comfort, candlelight, hot black currant drinks, time stands still... Winter wonderland, a very beautiful fragrance.

Oct
22
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

@icingsugar--- no, this is NOT anything like Fancy! They couldn't be more different! Fancy is just a decent celeb frag, while casmir is womanly and sophisticated, heavy and balmy. They don't make frags like this anymore! I own both-l Own both, love them both, but Casmir is way more exotic, and this is much too musky and spicy to be compared to fancy. i went off the comparisons to fancy lol .. so i was a littke cobfused when i smelled it for the first time. casmir was made in the early 90's, a time where floral fruity gourmands were not yet made. Don't make the mistake of thinking casmir is gourmand. Yes, it's very vanillic and has fruit notes, but it's not not not the sweet gourmands we have today. Casmir is somewhat sweet, but in a 90's way, before frags were candy, tooth achingly sweet. With Fancy, there's lots of sweet, syrupy fruits.. Apricot, pear, as well as florals and light caramel which has the faintest touch of vsnilla at dry down. In Casmir, apricot is a listed note but, you can't really smell the fruits at all(some ppl can I guess but it's nothing how Fancy is with the fruity.). Casmir is sweet, earthy vanilla-a dusty kind of vanilla.. Not the foody kind, but more of a Guerlain vanilla. Casmir is more of a real perfume lol. It starts out very musky.. And if you're used to new gourmands(like me,) it may smell a bit old dated at first, . It scared me lol-but just wait! Musky, then you get the benzoin, which smells incense-like w/spicy cinnamonr-then dries down to a creamy, earthy vanilla w/tonka, oppanax, musk and spices. The natural, earthy vanilla is amazing. Casmir is an oriental vanilla VaNiLLa bomb, where Fancy - the little vanilla it does have is very foody, and theres too much fruity/floral sweetness which casmir doesnt have. casmir is more creamy than sweet. But Fancy is mainly fruits. Some day they get fruits in Casmir, but me and all my friends don't at all. It's known as a very heavy vanilla/a/benzoin frag. It also smells nothing like Guerlain, it's just that natural, earthy vanilla kind of how shalimar is(tho I hate shalimar!) anyway, I get way more compliments on this than fancy. And they're nothing alike. Hope this helps.this isn't "sticky sweet" as some describe, nor does it smell like any celeb frag or really any frag out there today. The vanilla is true-unlike the synthetic, sharpness of hypnotic poison. You will try it and it will be nothing as you expected, cause everyone seems to smell something different in the , per the reviews. You just have to try it.

Oct
18
2013
Blonde Gypsy
Blonde Gypsy

It is Deja vu. A dream from long ago. Awakening in a soft bed of silk and velvet, at the caravanserai. Rising to see the sun shining through the canopy veil above my head. The smell of exotic spices come in a soft breeze through the windows. The lingering light scent of vanilla on my skin from bath night before. My feet lightly treading on the cold floor reaching to put a luscious fur around my body. I walk through the beaded curtain to exit the room onto the balcony. Gazing out into the horizon I breathe deeply to inhale the crisp air. As each scent blooms into one....it is Casmir in all its beauty and intrigue. A scent of sensuality and mystery....Casmir will always be a warm blanket of love to me.

Oct
16
2013
icingsugar
icingsugar

can anyone tell me if this smells anything like Jessica Simpson Fancy?
I am interested in this mainly due to the benzoin but I already have many fragrances that smell like Jessica Simpson Fancy so i don't want another. Also Prada Candy (which I prefer)?

Sep
30
2013
Alara
Alara

Edit to my review below, can't seem to use the edit option on my phone:

No use fighting. I love it. Made it my current siggy as I am officially addicted.

Not even crawing sweets on it anymore. Who would've thought? LOL

CASMIR = <3 <3


It comforts me as much as it empowers. A rare treat, indeed.

Sep
25
2013
AmaterasuSunGoddess
AmaterasuSunGoddess

I love this scent!

A few years ago, I taught English in a kindergarten. Once, I came to class wearing this perfume, and kids noticed 'Teacher smells like cookies!' They were about 4 or 5 at the time, still pure, openly sincere and still not restrained by social boundaries. That has been the best compliment I ever got.

The remembrance of the event always puts a grin on my face. :D

Sep
24
2013
woodlandwalk
woodlandwalk

Casmir all adds up to a pleasing oriental, easily wearable by anyone who enjoys vanilla orientals, I believe.

I was reading the Turin review which describes the weird accords of lactonic peach, 'flat' mimosa and 'woody animalic' dry-down. Of that description I'd agree with mimosa/coumarin/tonka (whichever it is) and slightly animalic, but to me the mimosa gives this its muted golden yellow tone - a lovely tawny quality. The vanilla to me seems exactly like vanilla extract used for cooking, very gourmand, neither candy floss or lightly scorched (as in Shalimar).

The animalic touch feels like the slightest touch of civet, which could equally be a honey-like note or the smidgen of cinnamon, blaccurrant or combination of all these notes. I don't get much fruit from this, except the very first top notes, which are peachy.

Overall, this is one of the warmest perfumes I've experienced and I can fully see why people love it in winter, if you were to spray soft, warm fur with vanilla pod extract it would feel a lot like this.

You won't get any unusual or challenging vibes or niche-like originality, and it doesn't have the stamp of luxury, but for this price it's a wearable winter-wardrobe staple. And I know a lot of people use it to layer with other perfumes (I might try it with Feminite du Bois)

Lastly, it's one of those perfumes that almost immediately goes to the back of your nose, unlike mint, for example, which seems to occupy the tip of your nose. In other words the top notes are minimal, within 15 minutes you have the heart and dry down which is a lightly resinous/woody,sweet/warm haze - golden flower -tinged and slightly animalic

Sep
21
2013
Alara
Alara

It's been a few years since I've last had this oriental wonder.
To me, Cašmir is truly a wonder. It's warm, thick, not sugary, but slighhtly spicy, there's warm comforting benzoin and sandalwood and beautiful vanilla. Not what gets mistaken for vanilla these days judging by the comments :)

I get no floral notes and the top notes aren't my favourite but the they leave me very quickly, within a few minutes and the rest is gorgeous.

Don't get me wrong, Cašmir is sweet, just not the type of sweet that makes the enamel from your teeth commit suicide.

But, there lies the problem for me....the sweetness is soooo real. Like a fresh baked cake, a delectable gourmet desert, made to entice all your senses, you start visualising it, smelling it (duh) and yes, TASTING it. And there I am rummaging through my pantry to get something sweet. NOOO!!!!

As far as I can tell, when reading throught comments on gourmand perfumes, people either say they make them hugry, like moi, or they say they make them feel full. O.o WOW! Wish I was in the second group. I'd live on glorious fumes and write a new bestseller on how to lose weight easy peasy haha

In all honesty, Cašmir is gorgeous. And if you are looking for a true gourmand that beats Angel in the first gourmand category (don't get me wrong I LOVE ANGEL but to me it's not a gourmand scent with all the patchouli reigning on my skin) give Cašmir a whirl.

It might seduce you like it did me. Like some top notch pastry chef that lured me into his kitchen and then made my head spin with all the finest, most wonderful ingredients and the true passion and joir de vivre that he puts into his food. You know he's bad for you but he's soooo goood. So we had a short lived affair and I reached new olfactory heights but now I must pass him on because he makes me glutonous and that is not how I want to be. He was just so hard to resist.

With all the sugary, synthetic, foodie scents out there, Cašmir has it easy. He's over 20 years old while most aren't even teenagers, he's suave, seducing, relaxed and warm, comforting and resisting his honest loving hugs is hard because all he wants is to spoil you rotten.

If foodie scents made me feel full, he could've been the love of my life. But I must say farewell and look back on our magical love affair with joy in my heart.

Give him a chance ladies and gents. ;) He's all Love.

Sep
11
2013
Rizaldo
Rizaldo

I love this scent!!!

Sep
07
2013
Aaredhel
Aaredhel

I thought I'd have liked it but no... to me it smells like artificial vanilla. Too many sickly sweet notes.

Aug
25
2013
ChrisInBrooklyn
ChrisInBrooklyn

I don't really care much for the blast of fruity top notes. But when these dissipate and subtly mingle with with the cinnamon and vanilla in the middle and base, this really becomes something of warmth and comfort. It is neither too sweet, nor too overwhelmingly vanilla, but rather something creamy, delicious and immensely wearable. I think this would do best used sparingly for yourself and your lover lying in front of the fire reading a book in a cashmere sweater, while a pumpkin pie cooks in the oven. It is sensual, but not particularly sexy, and very nearly a gourmand. At the current price-point and inevitable IFRA reformulation, it is probably not as dynamic and layered as it once was. It does not have the complexity or elegance of say, Le Baiser du Dragon, with which it shares some similarities. But it is still worth a try, but dear readers please don't over apply, which could be disastrous! ;-)

Aug
22
2013
jadejoann4
jadejoann4

Reminds me of Opium but a little sweeter. It's good. Definitely a night time scent. Pretty heavy and strong. Cinnamon and vanilla is very strong.

Aug
21
2013
advabart
advabart

Hi alchimia72,
Thanks for your recommendation. Unfortunately, the perfume you've suggested is not available in my country, but it's always good to get good advice.
What puzzles me is the fact that Casmir does not exist in the brand website. There is no reference to it by Chopard! Are 20 year old perfumes sentenced to die out even in their own birthplace?

Aug
15
2013
alchimia72
alchimia72

Hi Advabart, The last ones I saw are identical to the image in this description page. Reading the reviews I observe that someone finds it a bit synthetic. I had an old bottle that I finished 2 years ago. I like it very much but I find the opoponax note a bit overwhelming and bitter so I bought Miranda by Fragonard instead. Try it if you have a chance and if you are scared about a bad reformulation that have turned it in a too synthetic stuff. Miranda is quite similar but more natural surely. But I think that in ultimate instance it's our nose that must judge. If you like it don't bother about eventual reformulation ( anyway IFRA hit everything so something must be changed).

Aug
12
2013
advabart
advabart

Hi,
I came across a tester bottle yesterday, and finally was able to try Casmir. As a vanilla person, I was really captivated...
However, although the tester bottle looked identical to the one on top of this page, its cap was different - not a round golden ball, but rather like a transparent prism. Do any of you guys know if that's how original testers are capped, or maybe it has been reformulated? I'd appreciate your help.

Aug
12
2013
Dollycat
Dollycat

Wow this is a heavy sweet oriental! I love it but you will need just a few sprays otherwise it can be overwhelming. Instead of being sensual and sexy, like most oriental florals, this one is very strong and dominant. It's not soft at all but i love it anyway!

Aug
07
2013
sapientia
sapientia

Sorry but smells like somenthing I cannot stand for long on my skin. I know it's classic, nice and judging from the reviews a very beloved fragrance but not for me at all. I ll give it another shot but don't have high hopes.....

Jul
09
2013
نوادر العطور
نوادر العطور

عطر جميل استشعر فيه نفحات من الفانيلا الراقية عطر فخم مناسب لكل مقبلة على الزواج يترك بصمة وجودك في أي مكان عدا ذلك فهو مميز لايشبه العطور الحاليه كما أنه شديد الثبات فبمجرد بخه في منديل ووضعه في تسريحتي اشم الرائحة بمجرد فتحي لباب الغرفة

Jun
30
2013
niggi
niggi

What a wonderfull fragnance! Warm, spicy, vanilla cashmir. Awesome! Quality ingredients, soft and cuddly.
I wear it in summer too, but I suspect that in winter the smell must be even more intense.
Longlasting and feminin:-)
God bless you all

Jun
25
2013
loreeno
loreeno

Ah yes I took a little vacation from this beauty of a scent while I explored rich chocolate gourmands but I am oh so glad I am back to this gold standard. Ah yes with each spritz I am transformed, off to exotic bazaars where the air is permeated with rich spices, fruit, oils and incense. It is so warm and delicious, vanilla ,Tonka bean, opoponax, cinnamon and fruit and as strange as it may seem after a few hours I experience a hint of a tropical note of citrus and coconut...yes coconut! This beauty of a perfume is a rich scent that is warm and inviting with just the right amount of silage that lasts...all aboard the Marrakesh express next stop the bazaar why not hop on board and try this jewel of a scent....happy perfuming to you!

Jun
21
2013
loreeno
loreeno

Ah yes I took a little vacation from this beauty of a scent while I explored rich chocolate gourmands but I am oh so glad I am back to this gold standard. Ah yes with each spritz I am transformed, off to exotic bazaars where the air is permeated with rich spices, fruit, oils and incense. It is so warm and delicious, vanilla ,Tonka bean, opoponax, cinnamon and fruit and as strange as it may seem after a few hours I experience a hint of a tropical note of citrus and coconut...yes coconut! This beauty of a perfume is a rich scent that is warm and inviting with just the right amount of silage that lasts...all aboard the Marrakesh express next stop the bazaar why not hop on board and try this jewel of a scent....happy perfuming to you!

Jun
21
2013
PhaedraRose
PhaedraRose

This is so 90's and so Gourmand- the vanilla is the dominant note all the way through...this smells like creme patissiere and baked pastries- yes there is the tiniest hint of fruits and spices but this is a vanilla lovers dream- a very good quality fragrance, the composition is quite oily and lasts forever. It is balmy and very sweet- I could not wear this on a warm day as it would just be too much,but it is a cosy and comforting fragrance I would find ideal for chilly days under a soft blanket with a nice cup of hot chocolate and a good RomCom :-)

Jun
18
2013
lmlovespapa
lmlovespapa

smells exactly like COty-Vanilla fields, save your money people and get the VF instead on Fragrancex.com you can get a 60ml bottle for less than $16.

Jun
03
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

Ohhhh, sweet heaven in a bottle... I am sooo happy I found Casir! I have been wanting this one for quite some time. I was very torn between Casmir and Chopard Wish. Both of these perfumes have lovely notes, but I went with Casmir ultimately because of the VANILLA. I'm in love with pretty much anything Vanilla! But Casmir? It's so much more than just vanilla. When I first sprayed it, I actually was scared I may not like it--I actually got an "old church" vibe from it, it had an old, dated scent--Something my grandmother would wear. And then I realized.. It's not that it smells "old" or dated, it's simply that this was made in the early 90's, a time where there were no such thing as foody, gourmand scents that are so popular today. With that, I will say that Casmir is definitely not for everyone. I blind bought this thinking it would be a sweet, foody vanilla- but it's very different than what I imagined it to be. I don't get any fruits in this at all.. (that's actually good for me) At first spray, It started out VERY musky.. a lil incense-like, spicy cinnamon.then dried down to a creamy, earthy vanilla/tonka musk.. Also amber and a touch of spices still. I dont find it to be very seetsweet.. And the vanilla is definitely vanilla and creamy, but not in a foody, dessert way. It's very balmy, very warm--sooo gorgeous, something I'd wear on a date night! I've never gotten so many compliments as I've gotten wearing Casmir. It lasts forever on clothes, in my hair. Staying power and sillage is VERY good, long lasting and a sillage bomb! I think it's an aquired taste--As I said, at first, I wasn't crazy about it. But the dry down is SO worth waiting for. Perhaps it is older smelling in the beginning, but I believe that comes from the musk/tonka mix. It's just sweet, creamy, vanilla musk heaven!! It's very sexy.. Comforting..Not girly, but WOMANLY! I will warn, that i've gotten 3 bottles of this because I love it so much.. I've noticed the bottle with the red sticker on the bottom-and with the cap that says "Chopard Casmir" smells better. I can see Casmir being the kind of scent that you either love or hate. And for me, I love it so! Slowly working its way up to my signature frag. ;)

May
19
2013
Museumgal
Museumgal

This reminds me of some sort of fruit pastry, vanilla and fruit and just a touch of spice. Actually it reminds me of a creamsicle! Not that it is to deter anyone its not too sweet, just right. A bit more gourmand vanilla but not too far into that category, I can see this having a broad range of appeal to vanilla lovers as it's just a bit sweet but not too sticky. Really great for fall and winter, lasts about six hours on me.

May
15
2013
samloves
samloves

I don't normally mention the bottle but this one is worth mentioning. It transports me straight to Arabia (Ali baba) and the smell. Its warm, soft, reassuring and the vanilla is very strong but not cheap vanilla essence the real thing. My one is sort of gone off now so when you first spray it you get that gone off smell then when that wears of you almost get a rich musky sweet smell which I'm liking. Its got great silage and amazing longevity. If you like vanilla/ oriental you should love this. Its one of those scents that you wear from time to time and you forget how lovely it is. Yummy.

May
12
2013
xxstarburstxx
xxstarburstxx

I have spent the last week (tough, very tough) researching & testing perfumes as I wanted something comforting and enveloping - I was feeling down.
With thanks to all on these pages I have found it!
Casmir is warm, cosy & utterly beautiful. I detect Tonka, vanilla and what must be Opoponax. No fruits that I can detect. Creamy, dreamy but slightly earthy and definitely comforting.....
Longevity & sillage excellent. Last on clothes until they are washed and could even smell it faintly on my skin AFTER a shower.
Beautiful. I love it!!

May
10
2013
anna.glowacka
anna.glowacka

On a gloomy, fresh day like today Casmir is what i need to feel comfortable. It wraps me in soft cashmere fabric keeping all worries away. It's my early '90 scent, everytime i wear it i go back in time. I love the artificial blast of vanilla which reminds me so much of Vanilla Fields. Deep opoponax, tonka beans and benzoin these are notes dominating in Casmir, i can't find any fruits here. Love the richness and intensity. It's my companion for cold and dark days.

May
09
2013
TakaBeata
TakaBeata

Very similar to H P Revolte 1969.

May
07
2013
pickletastic
pickletastic

I totally agree with Dara813 who stated 'it smells like burnt vanilla mixed with gasoline' and so does my sister. Bizarrely enough, she liked it and so I was happy to gift it to a good home. I cannot abide it. It is like being in the middle of a spice market in the scorching heat of the midday sun surrounded by badly maintained motor engines burning oil from their exhausts. I no likey.

And it DOES NOT smell like Dolce Vita for the record, irrespective of the common notes of vanilla, peach [and sandalwood and muguet according to Basenotes] etc. They are both powerful and sweet, but take heed of the fact that Casmir has benzoin, tonka and opoponax and with the exception of the often bitter carnation, NO flowers. Basenotes' fragrance pyramid is different to Fragrantica's and that one does feature geranium, muguet and jasmine and not the myrrh, tonka etc. But it's all academic as personally - and I realise this will not be the same for everyone - I can't get past the creme brulee scorched with petrol element.

This and Caron's Montaigne have taught me never to blind-buy. Luckily they are both cheap...

Apr
19
2013
SillySue
SillySue

Ah, what to say about this one? I've been on the fence about Casmir for quite some time now. It's weird but I distinctly smell the "plastic doll head" note all the way through this perfume. At first I didn't quite know what to make of that but I think now it is starting to grow on me. I don't feel I even smell vanilla, just barbie! But it's an addictive sort of barbie smell. I wouldn't call this yummi or delicious or even pretty. Just different. To my nose this is a very quirky perfume and maybe that's what I like about it. Or not. I don't know...It's such an odd smell!

Apr
11
2013
Peachply
Peachply

Overall this overwhelms me with vanilla and I do normally like a vanilla scent, it's too sweet and cloying for my taste. They overdid it in my opinion.

Apr
09
2013
truffles
truffles

I've really gone off this. I love the pure vanilla in the base/at the end but there's just far too much else going on in this for me - I think it must be all the fruits.
I have some to swap! (UK).

Apr
09
2013
puddley
puddley

Unfeasibly weird!
I like it, but it's very strange indeed. For me, it's benzoin the way through, a great splatter of resins and balsams that project a soft warmth and teeth achingly sweet stickiness. The only fruit I detect is the apricot note, which adds a feeling of Arabic dates in combination with the resins, in fact, 'Arabic' would be a superb descriptor for the overall feel of the fume.
I'd love to add something dry or sharp to it to lift it a little, maybe bergamot or a green herb, to make it smell less like a soporific dose of fume valium.
If I smelt it without seeing the bottle I would expect it to be an offering from Serge Lutens or a limited distribution Guerlain as it's very niche, uncompromisingly vanillic and quite eccentric. I've never smelt BVLGARI Black, but I sense a plasticky/rubbery note in here that makes me think of the reputation of the infamous Black.
I would recommend it for those seeking ultra niche at a 3rd of the price of Spirituese Double Vanille.

Apr
08
2013
morfo
morfo

yes!after one month of using it i can say that i am addicted to this smell.no turning back.its the one and only!amazing perfume.the smell is just like smelling a good quality vanilla bean.!!!

Apr
05
2013
freddinos
freddinos

How I like Casmir! It smells so 90s to my nose, you can tell it's not a perfume from this decade with all the oud, patchouli and amber filling the air. Casmir is sweet and kinda light, you can feel the ground cinnamon the way Dolce Vita presents this note, and also vanilla along with a few mellow fruity notes. On my skin, it does go a bit too far and the smell of synthetic/plastic is a possible side effect, but nonetheless I love it! Will definitely wear it during winter and autumn, and remind myself of careless days of my youth!

Apr
03
2013
burnie88
burnie88

I am eating a Peche Melba (Vanilla Ice-Cream, Raspberry Coulis, Peaches) but with added ripe banana beside a swimming pool and behind me are two shrubs, one a child's candy Heliotrope and the other a Frangipani, the white one with yellow centre. I realise that this is only tangentially related to the notes listed but then I am usually baffled by the notes. But those scents are exactly what this marvellous unpronounceable fragrance in a funny little onion dome bottle wafts up to me. Now with an Ice Cube ring, a Happy Diamonds pendant, an Imperiale watch and my new Russian/Kashmiri/Swiss(?) friend, I would be good-to-go poolside anywhere.

Mar
27
2013
astamm62
astamm62

I never get tired of Casmir,one of my favorite fragrances..I was wearing this scent one day at the store and there was a couple in the same area as me and the woman said she smelled a very nice perfume and she looked at me and asked me what I was wearing,then the man said he thought it smelled very nice too..But was afraid to say anything I guess because his wife was there.Two nice compliments at one time!

Mar
21
2013
elisa.fuentes briones
elisa.fuentes briones

vanilla , classy sexy smell. nothing to do with the cheap girly vanilla scents that i hate. it reminds me MAUBOISSIN. love both of them

Mar
16
2013
Dara813
Dara813

I haven't seen this perfume in years but stumbled upon it in a drug store the other day. I sprayed some on the sleeve of my jacket and it still smells...3 days later. However, the smell has not changed or progressed. It smells like burnt vanilla mixed with gasoline. I like many types of perfume and am open-minded when it comes to scents, but this may be one of the worst renditions of vanilla I have ever smelled and I really like vanilla. I just don't get this scent. It smells like a men's cologne...made of vanilla. It's weird. Not my cup of tea. Don't hate me for saying this...just my opinion :) As you can see, I write almost all positive reviews!

Mar
07
2013
silverbutterfly
silverbutterfly

I love Casmir since it was advirtised in some fashion magazine. I used to smell that page so often: After many years I bought second perfume and waited for the moment it to open again:it opens every hour better and better: Honey-vanila-chocolate- woodsy-mint concoction.It is nice wrapping in a cold winter day, better then Casmir scarf. You can just wear black coat and open decollete area a bit and all your charm and sexyness Casmir will deliver!Many layers of goodness opens and stays long hours without annoying you and others.

Mar
03
2013
Leonie Sophia
Leonie Sophia

I am so used o think of Cašmir as mango and coconut concoction, and yet I see there I none of that in the notes!

Feb
27
2013
[email protected]
b@by

Boy is this sweet, but quite lovely. It reminds me of Jessica Simpson's Fancy, but it's actually nicer. More feminine and classy. Vanilla, apricot and peach. And yes, raspberry is hiding in there too. I'm quite sensitive to raspberry, and this has a lovely subtle amount. It has the tiniest little bit of cinnamon, which is a little disappointing, as I LOVE cinnamon, but it's still nice. I ended up parting with Fancy, as it was sweet to the point of irritating in the end, but this one's staying :)

Feb
10
2013
sugarshield
sugarshield

This is a very cozy, cuddling kind of fragrance. Instant comfort. I save it for days when I'm lounging around at home - rainy days, snowy days, lazy days - and I almost feel guilty that I don't wear it out and share it with other people. Some may raise their brows at this because of the price, but the price is what led me to try this little beauty, and I'm glad I did. I'm starting to think I should have sprung for a bigger bottle, even. This is a very sweet vanilla, very very warm, with touches of fruits and florals and a big dollop of resinous amber. Perfection.

Feb
07
2013
Nicole<3
Nicole<3

horn in a spray ;)

Feb
06
2013
Mila Pulina
Mila Pulina

Oh, so lovely! I could drink it!

Feb
06
2013
rosembloom
rosembloom

SEDUCTIVELY SWEET AMBER ORIENTAL GOURMAND: OH HOW I LOVE YOU BALMY CASMIR! I have recieved this precious and most beautiful gem of a perfume from my buddy as a suprise- belated christmas gift . What a surprise! I had even forgotten that it was on my ' want list' since there are so many. But he sure spotted it!(he has awesome taste) I tried it on and though I did not even faintly recognize the scent , I fell head over heels in love with its glowing warmth and enveloping coziness. Gold and Amber in a precious and elegant flacon. I could almost imagine honey being part of the suavely blended ingredients. It is cold here tonight in Canada. This new 'Fragrance Fairy' hovers about me : a rich and dark vanilla that hints of white cocolate without it being overly gourmand or sweet. It is certainly not cloying. Its oriental character is undeniable and it being my favorite fragrance category, it deserves all the rave it recieves: sugar , many spices, resins, incense and everything nice...An initial burst of fresh summer fruit greet you with zesty notes of apricots bright citrus and berries. I find these notes to be true to nature and devoid of synthetic acridity or hypersweetness. As this intoxicatig mix settled on my skin, a spicy nutmeg and clove -like note emerged , the florals seem almost peppery : it made me feel warm and so snug though the wind was chilling outisde. This vanilla resembles more a cocoa butter; shea butter and tonka bean kind of earthy sweetness than a heavy vanilla- pudding syrup. . A certain nutty and buttery note emerges mingling harmoniously with the resinous balmy woods . Then come the unexcpected smoothness of it's heart's golden depths. It is a beautifully rounded fragrance that borders on the gourmand without the heavy syrup nor the tweeny candy scents. Incense adds a smoky depth to this amber beauty, the benzoin and oponax blending beautifully to create a mysterious and tenacious drydown that lingers for hours and rarely does a perfume (eau de parfum) last all day on me. This fragrance is like a hot cup of cocoa near a smoldering fireplace while wrapped in cashmere as a vanilla-spice cake bakes beyond, in the cozy kitchen... It makes me all happy and fuzzy while feeling feminine and elegant at the same time. As for Vanilla Fields which I find synthetic, screechy, plasticky and totally chemical, there is no comparison. This richly composed gem is way more complex and fully rounded! I noticed the shape of the flacon is quite symbolic: viewed from 'above' you can see lotus petals 'carved' in the glass and the stopper is made to look like 'a diamond within a lotus' (Om) It is the scent of opulent serenity if that makes any sense. Welcome home Casmir!It has become one of my favorites.Last night, my roomatekept asking me what smelled so yummy.. I just smiled gleefully!...

Jan
30
2013
amoregal
amoregal

When I first got this, I didn't know what to expect. I sprayed it on and really liked it. i began wearing it regularly. Then one day, after an hour or two, I couldn't smell it, unless I purposely smelled my wrist. But others could. My brother-in-law said "wow, you smell so good!"

So I realized that my nose must get used to certain smells and that some of my perfumes actually still smell great, even though I can't smell anymore. (Someone once told me that if you get used to a certain smell, you probably won't be able to smell it anymore. That's why some people overdo the use of perfume.)

This is one perfume that I like to put on after a bath and before bed. Smells very warm and comfy.

Jan
25
2013
Carolina Telo
Carolina Telo

I wore this perfume in the early nineties when I met my husband and at that time I really loved it a lot. During my last holiday in Rome I discovered it again and I decided to buy it on the internet for a very good price. Today I used it again after almost twenty years and I still do love it: warm vanilla that suits the cold winter weather very well. My scholars told me this morning I smelled lovely!

Jan
22
2013
Habanita
Habanita

I re-discovered this this winter. It's icy cold with a lot of snow here now and I found Casmir to be just very fitting. The vanillary oriental sweetness gives a sort of warmth that seems to suit the winter days here best.

Jan
22
2013
aqua76239
aqua76239

I have known about this perfume for a long time but never bought it until now. I used to sell perfume(back in the 90s) and this was one of our most requested fragrances(others were Beatiful and Azzaro).
I remember this smelling very very sweet and at the time it wasn't quite right for me. Now, that I learned appreciate gormands, I love it.
This reminds me of warm peach pie, sprinkled with just a touch of cinnamon. I do get a whiff of black currant note but its really not prominent.
And then vanilla and tonka bean come out at full force and envelop you in a cloud of sugary sweetness. I love both so no wonder this is wondeful to my nose. This is so warm, delicious and cozy-i don't see it as overpowering scent but it hangs around you like a beautiful warm blanket. This is definately one of my faves now.
P.S. There is some simularities to Vanilla Fields but Vanilla Fields is sharper, stronger and not as well blended. Hanae Mori could be a relative too but I find it creamier than Cashmir

Jan
17
2013
stormyla
stormyla

Oh the Casmir of 15 to 20 years ago was such a lovely fragrance! Although it had great longevity, it never over stayed it's welcome. An early morning spritz was still slightly discernible at bedtime, but never there to greet you in the morning. Casmir also had a very respectable sillage, but never approached the realm of the in your face scents of the 80's.

Casmir was a great scent for the office. It satisfied my love of orientals without asphyxiating or worse, titillating any of my co-workers. It had a pleasing romantic feel without the sultry vamp overtones.

Even back then Casmir could be found at great prices in the discount stores and was a tremendous bargain for such a wonderfully servicable fragrance. I used 7 or 8 bottles of it over a few years.

It's not likely that I will revisit it as my list of "wants" is already long, but I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to try an oriental. This fragrance is like a bridge between the huge scents of the 80's and the milder scents of today. Who knows where crossing that bridge may lead!!

Jan
17
2013
shannonny
shannonny

A rough, kind of up/down, irritable, sad day...what does the new perfumista do? On her break (she works retail at the outlet mall) she heads to the hole-in-the-wall perfume outlet and gazes at the beautiful bottles and sniffs, sniffs, sniffs.

Have chypres, have the other strong ladies, the sensuals...I just want something soft, sweet, cozy. Something I can spray on myself before bed tonight. Way up there, top shelf, the name--so familiar. May I try that? Oh, yes, how beautiful. Waves of comforting beauty. A must-have.

This works excellently on my skin. The toothsome sweet and spicy overture (I found it one of the prettiest openings I've tried) quietly shifts into mid-tones of carnation (my precious) and cinnamon, and lasted on me for an hour or so. Hours later, and I continue to pick up the softest, softest sweet drydown, a vanilla-bean sweetness gently cut with a hint of carnation that lasts and lasts on my skin, and I'm a scent-eater.

I don't know what Vanilla Fields smells like; isn't it cheap? This is the "now watch how it's supposed to be done" answer to DK's Cashmere Mist. This doesn't smell cheap, or plasticky, or anything negative like that to me (but I'm still an uneducated nose...lucky for me!). It is the perfect scent for a hard day, full of bumps, when you need a friend; it's a retreat into the arms of love and security.

Yeah, I am sold out on this one. I purchased the EDP.

Jan
12
2013
Amalmarri
Amalmarri

i get citrus note in this one with very noticeble cinamon, not the best vanilla here , it lasts 2 hour on my skin i can not smell it on the clothe so for sure no lasting power , i smell nothig after 2 hours. i regret to buy 100 ml bottle. i like the bottle not the inside juice or water whatever

Jan
08
2013
Mons
Mons

I haven't used this in years, I had the large bottle and the body cream and this was a heavy, heady, hard vanilla. Either you loved it or hated it, very little in between. What made this different from the Vanilla Fields, Vanilla Lace or any other Bath & Body Works/Victoria's Secret scents is how this felt once it was on. This was a vanilla with some weight behind it and thus not for the faint of heart. If your looking for a few calories from a little sugar, this isn't it, this is the fully baked and frosted cake.

Jan
06
2013
derkargy
derkargy

Vanilla cookies with an essense of cinnamon.I can;t find it anywhere,or else it's been discontinued.

Jan
03
2013
derkargy
derkargy

Vanilla cookies with an essence of cinammon.I don't find it anywhere at these days.Maybe it's discontinued.

Jan
03
2013
mhubbard
mhubbard

As I recall, this one disappointed me some 20 years ago when I purchased it at the then-expensive price of 35 dollars for 50ml. Sadly, it turned out to be a much more costly version of Vanilla Fields and hence, a waste of my hard earned money.Sadly,it lacked the complexity I was looking for in a non-drugstore perfume.

Dec
25
2012
Mikprittie
Mikprittie

To me it was splash of vanilla cookie on the first spray, however it did not last long, like a holiday oven baking cookies, it only for about 1-2hours. I also get the plasticky note, i think that is the benzoin but its not creamy like kenzo la parfum, more of resinous. To me it is not creamy vanilla, its rather flat then turns sweet resin, no incense, no cinnamon, nor tonka beans. No compulsion for me to get a full bottle.

Dec
24
2012
lily13ana
lily13ana

last year when i bought it i also thought that it has no lasting power, but i find that it aged beutifully and now when i use it i can feel it on my skin after 12 hours. this happened also with a few others permues that i have, are better after it passed a while since i oppened them.

Dec
14
2012
mery09
mery09

Sweet vanilla scent,but....it doesnt't lastt very long,I have EDP but after an hour I don't feel enything.Maybe ia a close to skin scent,but very poor lasting on me.

Dec
14
2012
40plus&fab
40plus&fab

My skin tends to radiate spices, resins and vanilla. This opens to my nose with a bergamont-like citrus, though there is none in the notes. I do not get any vanilla but there is some sweetness. After the evolution all i get is spices and resins. This is not strong to me as many here have stated but it is a bit sharp. I LOVE Hanae Mori and I don't smell ANY similarity but there was something familiar that I could not put my finger on until I looked at the "this reminds me of" list and it hit me immediately . . . Boyfriend!!!! So whoever put that nailed it. I have and like Boyfriend so I gave this to my mom whose skin chemistry is my total opposite. On her it could be a signature scent. It is a very lovely close to the skin scent, much like many have described it here smooth creamy vanilla with a little bit of spice. She loved it.

Dec
06
2012
czerwinski1
czerwinski1

Casmir very beauty,warm excellent for autumn and winter time.Longevity is god,on my skin smells little like Elle,spices and woodsy.First spritz reminds me Vanilla Fields,but onley 5 minutes.

Nov
28
2012
DNA Salli
DNA Salli

Sticky sweet classy vanilla-powder but irresistible, especially in winter time....

Nov
15
2012
Seras213
Seras213

A bit disappointed in this one. I was hoping for a warm vanilla with an oriental twist, however, I get just an overtly candy sweet vanilla. The first few seconds, I really smell the spices, but they dissipate quickly. I will keep going back to this in the hope that I will one day get that warm, sensual vanilla, instead of this cheap, liquored vanilla.
It is a pleasant scent, but it feels a bit juvenile.

Nov
14
2012
Gosha
Gosha

I am not a big fan of those "seasonal categorizations" - I think some "summer fragrances" can be easily worn in winter and vice versa, however, I have been having a "cold season" fragrance cravings this Autumn. I have been dreaming of something cosy and reassuring, something radiating warmth and gently sweet (perhaps a caramelized sugar?), spicy, balmy stickiness. :-) I have found it all in Casmir. It is just perfect, I am sure I will be wearing it a lot in the coming months!

Oct
26
2012
perfumebox
perfumebox

Fell in love with this after wearing it on my skin for a few hours. Don't judge based on a paper spritz because Casmir can smell very cloying and over-ripe, and you'll miss out on the development.

It starts out fruity and vanillic; not too different from some popular apricot/vanilla scents. Then slowly it softens and gets less sweet on the skin. What I get is a powdery and vaguely-spicy textured amber that is deliciously complex and almost like milky hot chocolate when blended with the other notes.

Sillage and Longevity are good, but one minor criticism is of the overly-sweet and heavy topnotes. I decant this into a vial and dab a few drops on just so I don't suffocate in a cloud of apricot-sweetness during the first 15 mins.

Oct
21
2012
Moirahas
Moirahas

This is my new signature perfume.I must say that I brought it on the internet just reading the reviews...and to be honest I expected to be disapointed.It was a great surprise.It is a sweet but not heavey and still noticeable scent.I can feel a great amount of vanilla and peaches which reminds me of cakes.Ialso noticed a mysterious scent...is like I feel the heavy notes and suddntly something captures my senses and I 'm just emsmerised by it...

Oct
17
2012
Majja67
Majja67

How strange it is that people can detect or not detect certain ingredients in this and other fumes! Al i can detect is about everything listed except from cinnamon, to bad because i love cinnamon! I do love this scent, its one of my al time favourites! The intitial blast is vanilla and apricot in heavy doses, then the dry down is more vanilla and apricot but also lots of other fruits and flowers! But not any spices, exept from the VANILLA!! For me this is a very heavy fruity vanilla without spices! How strange!!! But i LOVE IT!!!

Oct
04
2012
harikaevre
harikaevre

where's that vanilla! all I can smell is cinnamon,cinnamon and more cinnamon...I'm disappointed.

Oct
03
2012
chickenpotpie
chickenpotpie

Today is my first full run of this particular scent. I have to admit, I was wondering what I had gotten myself into because the first blast was pretty much all vanilla cookie.

It calmed down (thankfully) and I got to smell some other notes...well kinda. I think on me the notes are just muted, or maybe I was just expecting a bit too much. I got spice, I got woods. Fruit? there's fruit in there??

Over time throughout the day I got wiffs of it here and there so its not like it totally disappears. But for me, I can't say it was the most interesting of perfumes.

This isn't to say its a terrible juice, because its not. I would class this as a perfume that isn't offensive, works in generally every situation and doesn't get out of the pocket. (i.e., won't offend or be offensive) What person doesn't need one of those in their wardrobe right??

So its a perfectly fine juice, should you need one for all occasions, I can see it working quite well in almost all of them.

It certainly doesn't hurt that its a relatively cheap perfume (though it dosen't smell it) so having it your wardrobe isn't a big deal.

Aug
27
2012
alicepolice
alicepolice

This was my first love. Sure, at the time I owned perfumes I liked, but this was love at first smell. It was intriguing with the crispy citrus that molded into creamy, soft vanilla and cinnamon.

I imagine a majestic Egyptian sphinx in the glaring heat of the sun, beautiful foreign women carrying baskets of juicy fruits and exotic spices.

Aug
24
2012
Tangerina
Tangerina

Sweet. That is the first thing I notice. Exotic. That is the feeling it inspires. Vanilla, burned, magic. It is something that you don't often smell on others, and you can feel very unique wearing it. It's like walking languidly down a street in the far east and basking in the fragrances you encounter along the way. I love it. My b/f loves it. I will keep this scent close to me always.

Aug
17
2012
suhaesa
suhaesa

there was a time and place where cashmere was one of my favourite perfumes that was when i was so in love and still young and full of dreams and hopes ..its a beautiful innocent, warm, powdery, balmy ,swee,t vanilla base perfume.. that en composes many lovely notes, mellow, and smoky, it has a reflection from the east.. a soft oriental ..with light fruitiness.. that you can engulf your senses in to ..i simply love cashmere ..its so dreamy.. so out of this world ..its made out of a poem ..it feels like the mirage of heavens ..you know when you see the early first minutes of a sunrise, from an airplane, that scene of all the purple y bluish hues with hints of oranges, just represents cashmere.. its a felt perfume.. it literally feels like cashmere..it melts in to your senses, and it melts in to your skin and you become an endless epic story..

rating 4.4 out of 5

Aug
16
2012
Duffy
Duffy

I have tried this out today, and it smels verry good. verry vanilla and a little bit peach in the beginning.
When it dries you smell vanilla more and more with cinnamon and a little bit coffee beans. I didnt now that i would like these kind of scents but this one is verry nice sugary and powdery in a nice way.

Aug
13
2012
joliecat
joliecat

Casmir EDT is a "nice lady" perfume. At first spray, there is an exciting "WOW !" factor in the blast of sweet spices. But the spices quickly settle down, enveloped by vanilla mixed with light touches of fruits. The spices seem to remain, but calm down more and more to faint hints as time passes. Yes, this is a good "comfort" scent.

Casmir wears close to skin almost immediately, so it's not really a silage monster. Casmir is thick, oily vanilla that lasts forever on skin, hair and clothing. Very nice for casual wear.

Casmir is excellent for mixing with other scents to make them last longer.

Aug
10
2012
soniamcalear
soniamcalear

I COULD DROWN IN THIS BEAUTIFUL SCENT!!!! GOURMEND ALL THE WAY!!! A LITTE LIKE FANTASIA BY FENDI WITHOUT THE TOBACCO SCENT. THIS IS SOFT AND BEAUTIFUL AND I WILL WARE IT EVERYWHERE I GO!!! HOW CAN ANYBODY BE OFFENDED BY THIS SCENT IS BEYOND ME.

Aug
09
2012
Dittnergirl
Dittnergirl

Oh my...I couldn't sit by and let that be the review first read! As with any perfume, you must see how it works on your skin, but if you like cupcakes and warm rum or sweet rolls and caramels, check this one out.

Aug
06
2012
kookaburrah
kookaburrah

This reminds me of Dior Dolce Vita (pre-reformulation)and also Miranda by Fragonard.

Aug
02
2012
bond_girl1979
bond_girl1979

Very very very Vanilla. But yum. Oh so edible. And when the spices kick in this is a gourmand so delicious it could last a life-time on one's shelf as a favourite. It makes you happy, it gives you comfort,and it spices up your senses. It's a warm apricot-cinnamony pie with vanilla cream all over it that hot out of the oven on a Sunday afternoon. It's dessert in a bottle, I almost feel my taste buds working overtime when I put this on.

Jul
30
2012
KSBelle
KSBelle

For me this has a sweet cashmere incense fragrance to it. Perhaps bordering on too sweet, but fabulous in small doses. The bottle is great too. Very eclectic and unusual! The scent reminds me of sweet milky chai, and Chinese incense. Sweet, dark, musky, with a slight "twang" to it. I got my bottle at a discount perfume place, so maybe it's gone off a little bit- but I still like it when I'm in a sultry mysterious mood. Great for cold weather. A little too rich for hotter months (in my opinion). Obviously not for everyone's taste, but a good perfume for the avid collector. I find it best when I add something with nutmeg, or ginger in it, to counteract the sweetness. My husband got into this and mixed it with one of his other fragrances. He smelled quite yummy in fact! Honestly, it's great on its own. A little goes a long way. I imagine a pure parfum would be intoxicating, and a body cream would be delicious. If you are someone who prefers clean fresh scents, this is not for you- but if you like gourmand nose candy- this is right up your alley!

Jul
09
2012
Lumiere
Lumiere

Today, on my trip to the shops, I could not beleive my eyes that I spotted Casmir on the shelf. I have not seen it sold anywhere before, and had a birthing idea to blind purchase on internet. However, here it was, all complete with the dome-like bottle and red/coral box. First spray on the blotter-ah, yeah..Bazaar...cumin, something so strong, and a bit sour, or is it so exotic that my olfactory sense interpreted this way. Chai masala...Vanilla? Yes, deep but not sweet in your face vanilla. I could almost imagine spices grinded, most fresh and so strong. Impression is so mysterious like in a good restaurant that people keep coming for one dish, addicted (well curry in fact), but the chef would never reveal exact ingridients. After 2 hours, I smell blotter again. Still very strong. Yes I can still smell cumin. I do not recommend blind purchasing. It may well depend on the type of skin and natural body aroma, how they will combine. Even though I have not try it on skin, i think it is not the best match for my scandinavian like milky skin. However, on a right person, it will do magic and drive men crazy, to follow you and that mystery this bottle created.

Jun
23
2012
Jvs3005
Jvs3005

For the moment I only smell very sweet vanilla, rather linear. Definately day time perfume for me. Don't get anything spicey at all compared to Vanille Noir (YR). A bit gourmand, as it makes me want to eat cookies and crème brulée. That's kinda how it smells on my skin for now (been wearing it for only an hour). It tends to make me hungry. Soft & warm, gentle, very sweet perfume for a great price. We'll see if it can convince me to wear it a lot :). I think it's probably more a fall/winter scent, not the perfume I would like to wear when it's 25° C outside, as it's so sweet, it would be very dominating an bees would get attracted, hehe :).

Jun
14
2012
nilufer.t.yuce
nilufer.t.yuce

I have been using it for 15 years,every winter.Warm and lovely.The secent of love and sweetness.

Jun
03
2012
Conifer lover
Conifer lover

I smelled this fragrance for the first time tonight. I fell instantly in love! I never knew I liked vanilla so much but it seems that lately, the vanillas are sweeping me off my feet. I added this one to my want list right away. To my inexperienced nose, this fragrance is sweet, rich and velvety. Can't wait to add it to my wardrobe!

Jun
02
2012
mendosita
mendosita

I love this fragrance. First time I smell it was a few years ago, I had a small sample. I bought full bottle last Autumn- it is a perfect fragrance for cold weather, warms you up like a casmere scarf. It is very sweet, though it isn't gourmade. Vanilla in Casmir is not synthetic at all. It is deep, warm, a bit overwhelming.If spritz too much it might give you a headache, but in small amount you gest the feeling of elegant, classy smell.

Jun
01
2012
tenderhearted
tenderhearted

What a beauty she is, this Casmir!

The bottle looks so delightful too! :)

I have a cruelty free oil imitation of this perfume,and I have fallen madly in love with it! I have never smelled the original Casmir,but I would own it,if I could confirm it was cruelty free (I had trouble finding information on it) The original Casmir has a wonderful,affordable price! :)

Here's my heart speak on my imitation:

It is so divinely sweet,velvet vanilla cream,spices of resin and cinnamon swirl,exotic woods,so warm and rich. These are trails of lush fruits for my nose to follow,which weave in and out so seductively. There are peach pulp and skins,some fresh citrus tinges,I am thrilled to my very soul and bones that I have this perfume oil!

I love how this perfume has so many layers of beauty,like a storybook.

One moment,the perfume has a Fruity Pebbles/Fruit Loops smell,then the spices sing again,and change it to temple treasure's incense smoke. It is very complex,and I unabashedly adore it!

The oil lasts 10 hours down to a whisper of earth and sweet.I do feel patchouli here too,that sweet earth friend,but the creamy vanilla and resins are stronger,so patch is mixed in and is not the boss here. :)

I lovingly ask you to please think twice before you give me a thumb down. Specifically if you are voting me down for reviewing an imitation perfume. I buy from amazing perfume artists who make it their life's work to make/sell cruelty free,affordable/yet high quality/ vivid imitations of designer and niche perfumes.

Deep down,I think everyone is probably curious about the imitations. ;)

Peace

***EDIT I was mistaken about the price of the original Casmir perfume. I see in some places,the price has been discounted. But most pricing I see for it online is unaffordable for me. (I still would not buy it,unless I knew it was cruelty free and affordable for me)

May
30
2012
MissLola
MissLola

Got it!!! hahahaha, for my Birthday who is over 2 day's, but you know how it go's hahhaha, i'm so glad, it smell's like vanilla pudding! No fruits or spices, i'm wearing it now a whole day and it doesn't change. I don't care i love vanilla!

May
26
2012
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

I've been waiting and waiting to try this and almost bought it blind several times. I expected a full heady oriental vanilla. However what this smells like on my skin, for the first hour or so is The Iceberg Fragrance! Literally identical. Very spicy with a soft powdery vanilla sweetness behind it. The spices fade a bit and I'm left with a vanillic tonka scent with some mashed raspberries hiding behind the powdery veil. Once it dries down this is very subtle and softly sweet. Very nice, but not what I wanted from it. Staying power is absolutely great and so is the sillage. I agree that this is a very cosy fragrance. Wish the opening was less spicy.

May
18
2012
loreeno
loreeno

To begin with life is too short so let's wear the good stuff! After reading reviews here and a fan of vanilla and cinnamon I said, "I just have to try this"! Because of reading the negative reviews how this perfume smells like Vanilla Fields I decided to do my own comparison study so I placed a small dab of Vanilla Fields, a perfume my sister had purchased for me as a gift a few years ago and hadn't wore much, need I say more...anyway I put a small dab in the crease of my elbow. On my pulse points I placed this rich wonderful perfume Casmir that I had purchased in a perfume lot a year ago. Upon opening notes it initially reminded me of Vanilla Fields and I was rather disappointed. I could smell the top notes of peaches and raspberries and overwhelming almost synthetic in nature imitation vanilla. After about 20 minutes of busying myself, I started to smell a warm concoction of cinnamon and vanilla which I thought was my coffee that I always put a sprinkle of cinnamon in....no it wasn't and then I realized it was the Casmir! I was giddy with happiness, yes oh yes I love this scent my olfactory was in heaven I was transfered to an exotic bazaar rich in spices! The Casmir evolved into the most wonderful spicy fruity scent. I detected apricot a just right balance of spices cinnamon and vanilla then it warmed to what reminded me of sugared almonds probably the apricot, no wait toasted coconut...thought I was losing it but another review thought the same not an overwhelming smell of coconut but a light transient touch. It is 4 hours now and I can smell the basenotes of cinnamon, vanilla, amber and a veiled whiff of other residual notes that is complex and complimentary. So far great sillage especially on my near 60 year old skin which tends to be dry and not hold a scent too well. I adore this scent and where I live , winter 6 months a year and mild summers it can be worn all year long.

Final analogy this scent is far superior to Vanilla Fields it is a rich scent of a complex blend of fruit and spice not a cheap cloying vanilla but a delicious deep ambered vanilla that is just right for sophisticated tastes. Ten thumbs up and I am seeking a bigger bottle. Isn't it a wonderful pleasure to find a perfume treasure and happy perfuming to the readers out there!

May
17
2012
MissLola
MissLola

I love it! i have to wait to get it! over 15 day's it's my birthday, and i know my best friend give it to me as a gift! 15 day's 15 day's pffft :D

May
13
2012
shawnee73
shawnee73

A nice, warm Vanilla fragrance...nothing exotic as the name implies...no spices or fruits that I could detect. On me, it smells exactly like Warm Vanilla Sugar from Bath & Body Works...and if I'm going to spend good money on a perfume, I do not want it to smell like the cheap teenage-marketed dupe. However, if you find Casmir too expensive, BBW would be a great substitute.

May
09
2012
LadyRogue
LadyRogue

Chopard is a master of soft, sensual scents. Casmir is no exception; it's a warm comfy gourmand that is especially wonderful on cold days.

The vanilla is the first note I smell and is quickly teamed up with cinnamon, tonka bean and the faintest hint of black current. The non cloying but very soft vanilla note is always, ALWAYS upfront without that it is annoying and makes me smell like something delicious that people wanna sniff!

I don't get all the fruit notes, to my nose it's all warm, sensual spices. The silage is:"I smell good enough to eat" - The longevity is: "yumminess for 6+ hours".
A wonderful choice for vanilla and/or gourmand lovers.

May
08
2012
leecher88
leecher88

i am a man and bought this for my mum and have to say that it smells so wonderful rich elegant oriental mmmmmm

really well made fragrance !

and sweet nice vanilla!!

in my opinion this perfume is for a lady not for a girl
age : +25

10/10 for this masterpiece

Apr
22
2012
SophieJ
SophieJ

I've wanted a bottle of this fragrance for years, and I finally swapped for one. I smell a straight up vanilla deepened with a hint of musk. I didn't get any of the fruitiness or the hint of cinnamon. To me, it smells almost like Vanilla Fields. It's not exactly the same to my nose, but I could easily see how a passerby would smell it on you and say "Oh! You're wearing Vanilla Fields!" when you actually paid 5 times the price to buy Casmir... a bit of a disappointment.
Casmir is very comforting and simple. It could work well for any age group, and it layers well with some of the Bath and Body Works scents, especially Sensual Amber and Warm Vanilla Sugar.

Apr
16
2012
CatBlanc
CatBlanc

I love Hanae Mori (Pink buttefly).

But i really don't think they have much in common.
Yes the initial spray of ripe berries, vanilla and a rubber-like warm floral note.

Casmir then quickly turns into something reminiscent of Shalimar by Guerlain. Quite strong and bold, unlike the creamy sweetness of Hanae Mori.

A little disappointed.
Wish I repurchased HM.

Apr
11
2012
the churumbel
the churumbel

Lo he comprado sin conocerlo solo guiada por los comentarios de esta pagina y he sido gratamente sorprendida por este maravilloso perfume.La vainilla es lo primero y lo ultimo que huelo en el, pero de una forma muy agradable y tambien noto la canela de fondo siempre acompañandola en su largo camino.Es muy lindo... especial para otoño y aun mejor en invierno.

Su poder es increible al dia siguiente todavia estaba conmigo :)

Mar
19
2012
tbozzo
tbozzo

If you love vanilla, you'll probably love this. Vanilla Fields? Yes. Hanae Mori? Yes. (I used to bathe in the former as teen, and currently own the latter.) But slightly different than either. Casmir has a touch more spice, more warmth. It's not necessary, but a nice addition to a vanilla lover's wardrobe if you find it at a nice price.

Mar
15
2012
Roma27
Roma27

I've tried & tried but I cannot find this appealing or comforting as others do. Firstly I can confidently say the projection is amazing, longevity beyond excellent but sadly it's not for me. There is no fruity notes that develop on my skin just a sharp burning incense smell. I cannot even get a hint of sweet vanilla as others talk of. No sweetness period. I did not get a good response from family members either. Really sad, as the reviews describe such an amazing fragrance. I'm beginning to think my nose is letting me down as the paper test was vastly different to what enfolded on my skin. Just to satisfy myself I'm going to try it again but I'm wondering if the SA sprayed something different & then sold me another formulation. Is it possible?

Mar
14
2012
fullbottleworthy
fullbottleworthy

I want to try this if it really smells like Hanae Mori, because that is my favorite fragrance of all time, but from the reviews it doesn't seem like they have THAT much in common. I'm confused! I have no idea where I could possibly try this.

Mar
10
2012
chowchow41
chowchow41

Casmir is perfect. I love the peach followed by the apricot that is prominent then gets a touch of cinnamon and then the base of vanilla and benzoin.
This is a classy expensive smelling lovely vanilla that you should give a try at least once in colder days. Its cozy warm and seductive and longlasting for 8 hours and has a good sillage. I have a lot of lovely vanilla perfumes but this one is unique. Highly recomandable if you love a good quality vanilla.

Mar
03
2012
Heliotropea
Heliotropea

"Who likes this, also likes" (top page left) beats me. I see fragrances I know and use that are not one bit alike though. It's not because a scent has a couple of ingredients in common with another one that they smell the same. So what criteria does Fragrantica use, I wonder ??

Feb
27
2012
artsyrn
artsyrn

A grown up vanilla with great personality. This is long lasting and I find it a comforting scent.

Feb
22
2012
susan1326
susan1326

Casmir was one of my favorite scents of the early 1990s. For old times' sake I purchased a small bottle from eBay, expecting to be warmly and softly hugged by the vanilla and cinnamon I remembered. But my bottle smells like airplane glue! It is either old and has turned, or I didn't get the true Casmir, but a knockoff instead. After an initial 30 minutes or so of a strong alcohol-airplane glue odor, the sweet perfume within came wafting out. Unfortunately, I will not be wearing it again. That's a risk we all take when eBaying, I know.

Feb
20
2012
jtd
jtd

I see Casmir (1991) as the amphibious step where evolution took a creature from the oriental sea to the terra firma of the gourmand. The vanilla is comfortably inedible and the peachy/apricot fruit, when magnified by benzoin and patchouli grows unsettlingly inedible. It's the scent of overripe fruit or spoiled jam or a syrupy liqueur. The unresolved dessert that had hidden at the background of big amber orientals for years took two steps forward and gave us the fairly ugly but certainly interesting Casmir.

Feb
12
2012
ralucucky
ralucucky

I love Casmir! It's so soft, creamy, sweet but not too sweet, I think it matches my personality completely :)

Feb
10
2012
ecofreak2001
ecofreak2001

This perfume is divine....at first the vanilla just hits you in the face, then a spicy, mysterious aroma stays with you for a long time. Very feminine and elegant. I definitely recommend this one, :D

Feb
10
2012
truffles
truffles

Slightly plasticky (?) top note, fading to a coconutty real essential vanilla on me. Thankfully no trace of the dreaded carnation. Have only worn inside though, not out to get a blast in real fresh air. Thanks to icekat for the sample and helping me not to make another blind buy. I think I like, looking at bottles online now. THIS will be my new therapeutic (relaxing, good for PMT apparently!) vanilla of choice now, instead of Yves Rocher Vanille Noir which I've gone off.(Love the bottle and the name!)
ps. As this develops, there is a lovely 'waft' from it that is more than just the vanilla, I think that the patchouli/sandalwood/musk in the base (that I've seen listed for Casmir elsewhere) take over at this point - a delightful combination, very 'me'. Like, like, like.

**!!!Actually, just checked on Chopard's website - Fragrantica, I love you but the notes listed above are wrong! (no wonder I don't get carnation because there isn't any and people, Chopard do not list cinnamon as a note either!)!!!**

Feb
09
2012
beddy
beddy

une vanille fraîche et sucrée, fuitée, douce et épicée, légère et tenace ... j'adore ;)

Jan
18
2012
EK
EK

After a long time of curiosity about Casmir I got a sample of it. ½ hour later I purchased a huge bottle!
I don't get much of the fruit in the opening, which is okay with me as peach is risky and sometimes gets cloying to me.
The heart is simply wonderful imo. I get a lot of cinnamon and lots of other spices as well, though they're not listed. Generally a sweet scent, but not the modern candy/cake/foody kind which I'm not fond of. The drydown doesn't have that slightly nauseating quality that I've experienced so often. Casmir develops very slowly, I really get to enjoy it for hours. Even long-lasting perfumes tend to reach the drydown phase too soon - but not Casmir.
The sillage is - how should I put it - surprising. When I think it's turned into a skin scent, I suddenly get whiffs out of nowhere. I don't even have to get warm the get the sudden whiffs. I reapplied once when I tried it, but I realised I wouldn't have had to do that. amazing.
The longevity is just fantastic. I applied Saturday around 11 am and 24 hours later I could still smell it on my wrist. I've NEVER experienced a 24 hour lasting before. I was certain that would never happen to me.
Even though I have a 100ml bottle, I really have to hold myself back from getting 10 backups. That would be crazy..
I love it. So classy, soft yet strong, spicy yet tender.
Oh well. Nopasho said it all (as always) :)

Jan
15
2012
Mad-Lainey
Mad-Lainey

I finally found a perfect Dolce Vita dupe :-) for half the price :-)
Casmir has been created strictly in Dolce Vita spirit - it is so similar that i am unable to tell the difference between Dolce Vita and Casmir after spraying each on my wrists!
It is not so much oriental vanilla as it is oriental woody.
Slightly sweet, a little bit spicy, deep, rich and cosy fragrance - a perfect juice for winter time!
I love it and will definitely purchase another bottle soon :-)
Highly recommended if you love Dolce Vita!
A winner!

Jan
10
2012
nopasho
nopasho

The Number One Award for Most Wearable High Quality Vanilla Fragrance goes to... Casmir!!! Triumphant elusive gorgeous vanilla from an exclusive jeweler-house that makes exceptional fragrances. Some of the finest fragrances in France are made by jeweler houses: Boucheron and Chopard. Chopard makes more radical and different fragrances than the more 'mainstream Boucheron'.
Casmir is otherwordly gorgeuous, mysterious,addictive, hypnotic. It is different, it is radical, it is 'something else'. In the vain of toally wearabable 'radicals' like 'Alien', 'Lolita Lempicka'... It was made in 1992! And is still going strong. It is the mother of 'vanilla-with-a-twist hits' like 'Addict' and 'Hypnotic Poison'. If you like these, maybe go back to the roots of Addict and HP, Guerlains Vanille Spiritueuse and test this. To be clear the vanilla frag 'Casmir' has nothing in common, fragrance wise' with the artificial sugary milkshake vanilla's past 2005.
The name 'oriental vanilla' has become mostly meaninless. But 'Casmir' really smells like an 'oriental vanilla'. The cinnamon and opoponax give it the 'eastern' edge. 'Casmir' was made by master nose Michel Almairac (a lot of 'Bond nr 9''s!, Gucci, Rochas...). The key to the uniquenes and fatal attraction of 'Casmir' is the mixing of the very strong vanilla-tonka bean-benzoin base with the natural scents of peach, apricot, strawberry, the spices of the middle and mixed wit a peppery floral;, plus freshened up by mandarin...
We're talking 1992 here, so these fruit fragrances are not über sweet glucose monsters like some celeb scents but add a very natural and yet special aspect to the fragrance. Natural peach smells very different from artifial peach extract drowned in sugar. And Almairac added spices and resins to the mix which all together make the magic of Casmir happen: cinnamon and opoponax. These notes are much more prominent than the fruit and floral note. That gives 'Casmir' it's edge, personality, mystery and uniquenss. While still a vanilla fragarance.
Let's look at the notes:
Top: Peach, apricot, black currant, strawberry
Middle: Mandarin, carnation, cinnamon
Base: Vanilla, tonka bean, benzoin, opoponax.
We're in 1992.So the fruit and the vanilla are not turned up to notch eleven, deep in the red of vanilla-sugar overkill, like in today's legion of 'fruity florals'. They are part of a balanced mix. The fruit, even if it is in the top, is very subdued and gives a hint of natural flavor without drowning everything out. This fruity top is -contrary to most frags- less prominent than the middle and the base. These base and middle rule 'Casmir' and keep the fruits in their modest place. The base is a formidable force. The natural vanilla is reinforced but also steered away from 'sweet-vanilla wasteland' by the tonka bean and the benzoin. The incensy opoponax (also known as 'sweet myrrh') gives the vanilla edge and depth. This strong base gets freshness from the middle's mandarin, spice from the cinnamon and the peppery, spicy carnation (unmissable in a good oriental, but now considered by some as an 'old lady note', wich is always a good sign, since in my book something called 'old lady or note' fragrance always turns out to be great). The mix is done with a pharmicists scale. The star is the vanilla, but it is a very different vanilla than the artificial vanillin in modern vanilla 'fragrances' like 'Fantasy' and 'Fancy'. This is is a smoky, deep, incensy, intriguing, mysterious, hypnotic and addictive vanilla. Like 'Vanille Noire de Mexique' or 'Guerlains 'Spiritueuse Double Vanille'. No need for a shot of insulin if you sprittz this frag.
It is Chopard quality. That means quality ingredients which makes 'Casmir' certainly strong, great sillage, very good longevity. Chopard has after 'Casmir' maybe 'experimented' for 'experiments sake' and produced some less wearable fragrances. But 'Casmir' is totally wearable. Especially for special occasions. Like 'Le Baiser' du Dragon' and 'Tom Ford's 'Black Orchid', both of which have the feel of 'Casmir'.
And it was created in 1992! Long before Dior's 'Addict' and 'Hypnotic Poison' on which both are very clearly based. 'Casmir' was ahead of his time. But it is still produced. And found on ebay for a very fair price. If you want a better and cheaper alternative for 'Addict' and 'Hypnotic Poison', try 'Casmir'. A gem that was conceived and born too early, but is still visionary for the most popular perfumes to come. Enjoy!

Jan
02
2012
GreyMan
GreyMan

I had to repurchase this on a sale today for old times' sake. In the 90s I was intrigued by this elusive scent on a number of people. There wasn't any note in it I could identify. When I eventually tracked it down and used it on the skin, it was disappointing. Not because it wasn't nice, but because it was much more full on than the effect I had fallen in love with. The peach and vanilla notes were too obvious. True enough, there were lots of compliments, though I never wasted any thoughts on that. On the whole it felt exotic and earthy as others have said. I instinctively combined it with "ethnic" outfits.

In my efforts to force it to "smell right", I got through 100ml in a short time and sickened myself of it. For years afterwards I would only use fresh male fragrances. But as I'm learning more about how to apply perfume, I've wanted to give this another shot. It turns out the trick is to apply a tiny amount far away from the nose, or on the clothes, so as to create a teaser instead of a presence.
I'm also convinced that it hasn't been reformulated. It definitely recreates "old times". But this time around I know better how to enjoy it.

Dec
29
2011
Napper216
Napper216

It's been on for up to half an hour (Testing perfume for Xmas Day) and all I can smell is
PEACH AND APRICOt, VaNiLlA, something slightly woody [Random caps intentional].

Then again, I *do* have a cold, which can't help matters!

I think I might quite like it - even if I decide it doesn't suit me - if I could actually smell it properly.

Will review again when I'm feeling a bit better.

Dec
24
2011
iill1986
iill1986

Spicy, sweet "eastern magic".
I like using it in winter only- but makes a miracle with me then- warm up, gladden.
Dominant in the perfume the warmth of the vanilla and the tonka bean.
I feel myself a princess from him from "One Thousand and One Nights"
I love it.

sillage: 10/8
longevity: 10/8

Dec
23
2011
lily13ana
lily13ana

I love this perfume, is so warm and rich but on my skin it goes to a musky smell very quick and it stays close to skin. It lasts about 10 hours at least, and the sillage is low after 2 hours.


edit 25 jan: this started to grow on me, now the middle notes linger on me more than 4 hours. I'm crazy about it!

Dec
15
2011
just_sara
just_sara

I dont like this at all. Super stong and sweet. The mixture is just so over the top. It reminded me of some sort of alcholic beverage, mixed with fruits vanilla and some other thing.

I dont mind the scent, but as a parfume this is just too much. I guess this is for 50+ women. And i think best worn the second day.

Dec
09
2011
lhollingdrake
lhollingdrake

I don't know what it is about this frag', Tocade, and Miranda, but these vanilla juices just say, "Hello, you! Welcome home. Snuggle up and get comfy." Yes, they are sexy. But sexy in the way that Sophia Loren would be with her sleeves rolled up, bosom threatening to spill out of her unbuttoned blouse, waiste cinced in by a thick leather belt above an ample skirt and bare feet that are a little dirty, rolling out shortbread with sweet buttery fingers. Buttery, spicey vanilla, with a sexy dry-down.

Dec
06
2011
iroschqa
iroschqa

Maximum seductivity.
Addictive.

Lasts forever, even if you have shower, it is still recognizable.

Perfect for winter, and late fall, both daytime or night.

My favourite for winter.

Dec
03
2011
alchimia72
alchimia72

I have a strange relation with this fragrance. I like it, i like the vanilla scent mixex with benzoin and fava tonka. I smell a myrrahe scent that is absent in the description. Maybe the opoponax is responsible of this scent. I finished a bottle of 30 ml. I wuold buy another one because it's perfect for winter. I smells sometimes the empty bottle and i wish to wear it again!

Dec
03
2011
bigtimeweb
bigtimeweb

If you loved this, and wish you could find more, I just found its twin in Nordstrom's Hanae Mori Paris 'Butterfly'. Don't know why that fragrance is not listed here? This is vanilla tobacco to me.

Dec
01
2011
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

YUM! Another amazing blind buy based on the reviews here on fragrantica. WOW, this is amazing! OMG, love at first sniff. Very yummie creamy vanilla. Very sophisticated. It reminds me a lot of tocade rochas, which I adore. It's a bit in the same style. LOVE IT!

Cinnamon, spices, vanilla combined with the sweetness of the strawberry and apricot. I couldn't be more happier: I didn't pay much for the 30ml (= only size they had at the drugstore). I'm so happy!

Nov
30
2011
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

Casmir came out while I was at university and it became one of my staples especially in winter. I was charmed by the concept, the bottle, the ad and everything! The jus somehow was secondary, but of course I liked it a lot! Anyway after a while it became too sweet and coconutty for my likes, almost cloying. The listed notes don't make much sense to me.
I could smell more flowers than fruits, carnation maybe with white flowers, a hint of lotus flower or I should say lotus flower e.o. which smells very powerful! Then also coconut, not listed, nice but annoying in the long terme. The best part was the drydown: very vanillic, exotic with tons of fève tonka and benzoin, to die for!
Lasting power was superb.
I had the Eau de Parfum, the only one I could find in the red box. Never seen the EdT in blue bottle around here!
For sure, if you like sweet oriental who should try Casmir at least once!
I only hope they didn't change it as for so many old glories.

Nov
18
2011
allyssya26
allyssya26

amazing perfume....great lasting power .. perfect for late autumn/winter! altough it's very sweet at the beggining it settles down into a warm vanilla that stays close to the skin for hours.. if you spray it in your hair you can even feel it the next day when you wake up :) good value for money as it aint expensive at all.

Nov
17
2011
peonia
peonia

IT'S GOOD!! IT'S SIMILAR TO CAKE :-) I LOVE IT AND PINK SUGAR TOO

Nov
03
2011
stelladoro
stelladoro

How does a fragrance warm one's body? Unexplainable, but Casmir keeps me warm in the fall and winter, by day or night. I love the wood - the sweet myrrh and cinnamon, and the tonka bean. It brings to mind Baltic amber - the fossilized resin that makes such lovely golden warm jewelry. On me this doesn't come across as a vanilla or gourmand scent. I've smelled it on another person and it smelled completely different. Viva la difference!

Oct
26
2011
johngreenink
johngreenink

I always loved the bottle that this perfume comes in. It's a wonderful Gormand-oriental, although I agree that it's just a bit recognizable as a '90's fragrance (does anyone else notice how often the color scheme of gold and red were used in the '90's?) I smelled this at a department store counter and was really excited by how the fragrance does transport you to a different geographic place. I was picturing mosques and the silk road and incense burning in great bronze tureens.

There is a nice blend of vanilla and wood here. Fortunately, the fruity top-notes don't over-sweeten it - it's nicely balanced.

I have a feeling that this perfume probably smells very different from one woman to the next. I think Oriental perfumes are like that generally. This is true because many of the spices of Oriental perfumes are completely different based on temperature (this is why many spices used in cooking in near east and Indian sub-continent are roasted before they are ground.) I wonder if this perfume would lose some of it's charm if worn on skin that is too warm?

Oct
17
2011
calliope07
calliope07

I love a trace of the scent....it is dark and warm and spicy. Way too heavy for daytime use or summer. Go easy, it's powerful. I don't smell the vanilla at all when I am wearing it. Just peachy/spicy and well named.

Oct
12
2011
krmarich
krmarich

Casmir was a 1990s era masterpeice that was brilliant. Oriental magic with lots of creamy vanilla accords that seemed to go on forever. Oddly, there are no obvious floral notes listed on this tree.
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Jasmine and lily of the valley take the center of attention. Carnation-its there, lending a reserved spiciness. Its is mostly toasty tonka/benzoin/amber with patcholi holding it together. Its seductive quality should be a controlled substance. Oh, this baby has lots of castoreum in it.

The bottle is like an Indian fairy tale. The lotus logo is sublime, promising tranquility. Indeed, this is a bedtime fragrance. Its ideal for young mothers holding who will give young babies enchanted memories of comforting vanilla.


I have an original splash bottle from 1991 and it has held together perfectly. Why wasnt it promoted more? This is/was the first real gourmand.

I cannot imagine a reformulated version, yet with vanilla restrictions imposed by the IFRA, I am sure its happened. What a shame...

Oct
08
2011
maraika
maraika

I must agree with Parfumista2010. I tried Casmir today and i was disappointed - to me it's unpleasant and synthetic smell. Maybe they changed the formula. I never tried it in the past. But this Casmir is very annoying to me.

Oct
01
2011
SheShe
SheShe

I have Casmir and I like using it in winter. In summer it loses much of its beauty, because it's a type of cosy, thick, warm fragrance.

It starts a bit strange, a bit dirty, I'm really sorry but I have to write it: it reminds me of a sweet poo! Fortunately after 20 minutes or so it decreases. All in all the sweet poo ;) really fits because Casmir is a castle full of women, a bit dirty sexual desires... I swear I can detect mango here, it isn't listed though. The castle is as if it was taken from old fairytales... in the end the castle becomes forgotten, empty and dusty...

The scent makes a huge impression, the bottle is perfect for what I see in my imagination and the lasting power is great. Besides - lots of vanilla :)

Sep
29
2011
lovekova
lovekova

Casmir reminds me of the early 90s when my friends and I used to share a bottle. One spray in the air and all of us were covered because it is so intense and way too much to spray on directly.
I still like to use it but rather wear it on my clothes than my skin, because it takes a long time to develop the warmth and caramel-yumminess I love it for.
I think it's the best when applied to clothes the day before wearing ;)

Sep
28
2011
leeloojersey
leeloojersey

Very beautiful, warm, vanilla fragrance...i am selling a box set on ebay starting bid 99p if anyone is interested and would like a test...x

Sep
28
2011
onimoka
onimoka

Thank you dear Kristal for this beauty!!! I love it!!!
Want to repeat what you wrote about the notes. I think, this description better describes what i hear in this frgrance:

Top: fruity (YES), mango( can feel a bit), coconut, bergamot, peach
Heart: floral (YES), jasmine (just a bit), geranium, lily of the valley
Base: woody, amber, musk, vanilla (very intence), sandalwood (intence), patchouli ( can smell a bit too)
My husband likes this very much :)

Best vanilla fragrance ever!!! (for me that is) :)

Sep
22
2011
srimati
srimati

I finally bought Casmir. I had a knock-off which smelled divine and always wondered how close it came to the real thing and discovered that you can barely tell the difference. I love the subtlety of this perfume. Definitely vanilla and some fruits, I even detect some mango. I like it very much.

Sep
19
2011
ldgibson
ldgibson

Beautiful, sophisticated...this is the smell my college roommate and I were searching for when we found Casmir back in the day, 1991-92. We realized that it was very alluring and made us feel like we were women, at 19. I suppose this is when I realized that I liked full, warm, oriental and exotic scents. One I will have to revisit.

Sep
13
2011
adele l
adele l

Absolutely lovely, warm and grown up gourmand..very sophisticated really. A great evening and bedtime scent that reminds me of caramel while not being overly sweet.perfect for fall and winter too..men appear to love it!

Sep
09
2011
Parfumista2010
Parfumista2010

I used the extrait/perfume when it was a great fragrance "back in the days" - this juice was divine.
The scent today is not the same as then. It has become sharp, pungent, synthetic and very unpleasant.
Sadly so, it had a coconut/vanilla-note that I enjoyed a lot. I have made my peace with having lost Casmir forever. RIP

Aug
30
2011
Misenchanted
Misenchanted

I purchased a 5ml size of this off ebay based on the reviews here. I find this to be a warm, creamy and spicy vanilla. Lovely for winter and cooler nights. My boyfriend loves it too which is a bonus. I will purchase a bigger bottle as I believe it's now discontinued.

Aug
30
2011
The Swedish girl
The Swedish girl

I was told that this one smells like vanilla, that`s bullcrap. It smells like plastic fruits. If the artificial fruits that old folks have on their livingroom tables had a smell, this would be it.

Aug
18
2011
Leek
Leek

Reminds me a lot of Rosewood by Banana Republic, only Rosewood is prettier in my opinion.
Casmir is nice but there's something a little old to it, it is a heavy floral vanilla. I'd prefer my vanilla more powdery and creamy than that.
Edit: The scent has grown on me. I can see the beauty in this fragrance, it is very rich. Still a little hard to digest, especially the opening, but the drydown is indeed lovely. The amazing part is I can still smell it on my wrist after more than 24 hours. Crazy, but longevity is very impressive. Well done Chopard.

Aug
13
2011
daliflora
daliflora

I remember in the 90s I had a small bottle which I used very seldom. But I still recollect the sharp sweet intoxicating scent that was quite unnatural and irreal. People on this site said it has been discontinued, so the current version is not what it used to be in the 90s - so perhaps my review doesn't hit the target. What I can tell is that now I could never use again that intoxicating scent - it's true there are some similarities with Dior's Hypnotic Poison, which is yet another oriental intoxicating scent that I couldn't bear while I remain myself.

Jul
23
2011
tommy_girl
tommy_girl

after reading all of the positive reviews and jus by looking at the notes I thought I would fall for this one,but no,it's not a big deal for me.
to me it's a classic oriental vanilla perfume;not very sweet,but mild.though there is something strange and maybe spicy that I can't figure out.it can be the apricot,as I don't like apricot in perfumes.
the sillage is just average,which is disappointing.it smells high class,yet I prefer something like Cinema YSL to this one.

Jul
05
2011
guest_
guest_

Warm, cinnomin-ey peachy vanilla, then a warm, soft well-rounded vanilla. Cozy, comfy, reach for it on cloudy days and sometimes before sleep. Like a comfy pair of jeans. Easy to layer with other body lotions or scents.

Jul
02
2011
Cheryl5406
Cheryl5406

Just got this a few days ago and have to say....Meh. I don't get anything out of this except vanilla vanilla vanilla. Kind of boring and old ladyish. I love Wish and expected much more from this - disappointed. If you love the idea of being hosed down head to toe with vanilla then you will love this. Just be prepared to have people around you saying "suddenly I have a yen to bake a cake". :-)

Jun
30
2011
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

I received this in a swap with the lovely Nopasho and I'm very pleased with it. The weather being so hot and thundery doesn't really compliment the fragrance which I think will flourish best in colder weather, but this is a lovely oriental vanilla which smells a LOT better than some niches I've tried lately! It can be had for a good price and is sexy, discreet, mildly spicy and sweet. I can smell the raspberry in the drydown which is a lovely touch that tempers the vanilla and makes it youthful and lively as well as comforting. I will buy this one again myself when I use this up this winter! I also think my husband will like it, which is a bonus!

Jun
28
2011
coconutpixie
coconutpixie

this one smells like vanilla kiss by impulse , but not that cheap and artificial. i really like the vanilla note and it reminds me on my early teens when every one at that age wore vanilla kisses. this is a good alternative for adults to get the sweet vanilla frag without smelling like a teenager. moreover its a great alternative to joop's le bain which i really hate on my skin. i think i'll buy it.

Jun
25
2011
Albertine
Albertine

I first smelled this on a friend. It smelt mesmerizingly lovely on her. I bought myself a bottle which is nearly finished!! I love this scent and it's one of the few that has been commented on by passers by. The bottles not too great but the scent is truly lovely.

Jun
18
2011
Mandana
Mandana

Casmir is a floriental perfume, suited best to winter or crisp Autumn days, as it "warms" up the wearer with its gorgeous warm vanilla spicy notes. It cheers me up and has a strangely calming influence. From start to finish I just "feel" thick heavenly vanilla settling like a comforting soft blanket over the spicy tonka bean, then mellowing into this fantastic creamy sugary finish. It reminds me of a chocolate cake, baking in the oven, dusted with vanilla sugar. Casmir is a confident modern and luxurious perfume but I dont think it is heavy. Presumably the mandarin or raspberry notes (which ironically I cant pick out!) stop it getting heavy and evidently balance the vanilla and spices to perfection. The staying power is amazing of course. Casmir is cosy, warm and surrounds me with tenderness. A masterpiece!

Jun
17
2011
cisco
cisco

Casmir is a lovely vanilla scent at a most reasonable cost. I love to mix it with Ungaro. The two together make a totally unique Oriental Floral with a creamy base. Unfortunately, neither holds all that well on me. They are both really reasonable, so you can afford to reapply. I am surprised quality may be had for this small price tag.

Jun
17
2011
tresj
tresj

I keep coming back to this... It's my wear-to-bed comfort scent, my favorite layering scent (nothing like Casmir to pump a little indulgent mystery into too-popular Chanel scents!), and the best thing in the world on a chilly winter morning. Plus, the spicy base means it blends wonderfully with lighter, more "summery" perfumes (as long as the blender has a little powder, and is not all aquatic). A sample vial and a 1.7 oz are so inexpensive that anyone who's even remotely curious should immediately try this out.

Definitely one of the best "value for quality" perfumes I've ever found. Long wear; complex; moderate, teasing sillage. The vanilla is not so much artificial (as one reviewer accused it of being) as it is -abstract-. What a dream.

If Coco Mademoiselle is Monet, and No. 5 is--oh, say da Vinci--then Casmir is like Mucha for perfume...so maybe Art Nouveau's not the MOST highbrow of indulgences, but it's so easy to adore anyway that whyever wouldn't you want to?

Jun
09
2011
Inspire0111
Inspire0111

Love the opening notes - appricote and vanilla... yum! Reminds me of a cake my mum used to bake. The whole perfume smells like a bakery. I really like the smell but wouldn't dare to put it on.

May
27
2011
Habanita
Habanita

I was unsure whether to buy this one or not. So I test-sprayed it on me several times. For me it's nothing I would buy. The drydown is extremely stinging vanilla. It's too sharp and sweet for me.

May
22
2011
Louw
Louw

When Casmir was first launched I absolutely loved it and wore it constantly for a while. I took a break for a few years, then came back to it and found I felt very differently towards it. I don't know whether it's been re-formulated or whether my tastes have changed over the years, but second time around I find it far too sweet and I don't find the subtle undertones of spice I'd loved the first time round.

Don't misunderstand me - it's still a nice fragrance but to me it now seems very run-of-the-mill fruity sweet with no real character to make it stand out from the crowd.

It is very peachy to begin with and that subsides a little to reveal more of a vanilla note. It remains sweet on dry-down, with a creamy element to it.

Interestingly, even though my view of it has changed, Casmir still seems to like me - it's the only fragrance I wear that regularly has people asking "what's that lovely perfume you're wearing?".

May
11
2011
janmcm
janmcm

Casmir is one of my favourite perfumes. It reminds me of my first visit to Tunisia in 1994, so it has sentimental value to me.
Moorish cafes, mandarins in a bowl on every table, drinking coffee & eating sweet pastries, with the heady incense drifting in from the medina. That's my memory of Casmir.
I love the vanilla, on more than one occasion I've been told I smell like chocolate whilst wearing it.
I will have to get it again, I miss it.

Apr
21
2011
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

Lots of sweet vanilla. I can't discern any of the fruit notes--only that they both brighten and enrich the vanilla.

I can't detect any floral at all.

Lots of sticky, sweet basenotes that make this fragrance last forever.

Mar
02
2011
aelias
aelias

This smells very synthetic. The vanilla in Casmir does not compare to that in Hypnotic Poison, or Habanita, or scents by Laurence Dumont. I would suggest those before buying this one.

Feb
16
2011
Goldfinch
Goldfinch

Am I the only one, who feels similarities between Casmir and Dior Dolce Vita? OK, you should stone me, I know, this one is Oriental Vanilla and DV is Oriental Woody and so and so... But for me they are like two cousins, especially in the first 10 minutes. I see, there're some common notes, and they've been made in the same era, so I've some right:), and I like both of them.
About Casmir: for me it's a very comforting scent, at first spicy and fruity a bit, like a cake with fruits and cinnamon, then lasts and lasts with good sillage and it lingers a beautiful vanilla scent at least 8-10 hours. I enjoy it, especially, because of there isn't amber which I sometimes can't bear.

Feb
10
2011
cloyd42
cloyd42

Orange creamsicle melting on my hands... (I'm saying this with pleasure and affection.) It took about 10 minutes of hard thought to retrieve the apricot-currant-vanilla smell as an orange creamsicle. The vanilla has a sweet creaminess that definitely makes your mouth water a little and the apricot fruitiness comes across as tangerine or sugared orange rind. As hours have passed the fruit has left leaving a very edible vanilla-resin scent that feels like beeswax candles burning on a dessert table. (For those of you more luxe than me you can go with charlotte russe if you prefer.) I like this, even enjoy it, but I don't love it and I suspect I'll never think of it unless I look at the bottle. I also suspect it may curdle a bit on a really hot day, which is strange for a fruity vanilla.

I think the perfect wearer of this perfume would be a very young teen ready for her first grown-up scent. This is much better stuff than the various young-adult slops marketed to that segment.
Sillage: 4-5 feet but soft and well-mannered
Durability: okay
Price to value ratio: mediocre unless a good sale
5/10

Feb
03
2011
adrienn99
adrienn99

this one starts off with juicy fruits like in fruit jams, superdelicous.

then a drop of tangerine and blackcurrant and right going to the base in a mere 10 mins on my skin.

The vanilla is not foody here but well articulated; it is nicely balanced with some woody sensations (most probably the benzoin and/or opoponax)

can't really say much that has not been already said, I agree on this one being cozy, comforting and sexy.

Feb
03
2011
cherryfairy
cherryfairy

posh vanilla fields.

Jan
25
2011
Francop
Francop

Beautiful spicy fruity oriental scent...!

My initial impression has a take on peaches, mangoes and possibly oranges...incredibly comforting and uplifting to the senses...then the vanilla, sandalwood and patchouli take over for hours on end...

Great scent for men and women who enjoy intense but refined oriental infused scents...

Excellent longevity and sillage...

Big thumbs up...!l

Jan
15
2011
justlovethemirror
justlovethemirror

my mom had it when i was a child and i always hide it from her because i loved it very much..now i had it too..i wear it ocasionally. it's pretty interseting.appreciate it.i thinck that's a little
too much vanilla but it's fine...

Jan
07
2011
tresj
tresj

Thanks, ladies--your reviews convinced me to buy an EDP splash blind; I couldn't have made a better choice. The scent equivalent of that "bien dans sa peau" Frenchwoman--unpretentious, effortlessly lovely, nothing forced or glittery... Just sexy-natural without earthiness, and soft without overdone romance.

On my skin, Casmir starts off strong (but not loud), with a big, liquer-like hit of blackcurrant moving into raspberry. (Creme de cassis, anyone?) I get hints of peach and apricot, but as side notes (they're stronger sniffed straight from the bottle--I imagine spraying on hair, as sistertricked said, would keep the lighter fruits on the nose). Within a few minutes this opens into caramel-vanilla, with a dash of cinnamon and something like white musk (probably the opoponax--occasionally I even get a hint of civet, which I usually hate--but somehow it's intriguing and mysterious here, even sexy). Faint flutterings of carnation and light resin around the edges keep the vanilla from going syrupy. The drydown is a soft, powdery, unplaceable floral--strangely clean (that light touch of resin, again!) given the strong, buttery heart of the perfume. Not blue-clean or linen-clean in that chypre way, though.

I'm amazed at how all the notes twine together and interact--the fragrantica scent pyramid is great but does it no justice. Most of the fruit/floral/spice notes build into the vanilla/tonka body, rounding it out (vs. standing out against its background)...so the impression's not of a syrupy fruit/floral, but of an extraordinarily rich and nuanced dark cream. It's all subtlety, elegance, and tempered luxury.

Sillage is gentle--one person over can catch a soft whiff of something indescribable and mysteriously lovely. Lasts only about 4 hours on my skin, but it goes way longer on clothes. I wouldn't really call this a comfort scent. There's something heart-racing about Casmir--though it is very, very warm. Definitely give this a try, and play around with it in different places/textures. It's playful and has a mind of its own--though a cooperative one!

[EDIT] I bought the EDP spray and it is LOVELY. Goes in my hair, on my cashmere sweaters (even though I know I'm really not supposed to do that!)... exactly as expected. vanilla and warm-dark fruits, all day.

Jan
04
2011
danielleo
danielleo

I bought this as a sample on Ebay. I remember seeing it in Vogue as a teenager
with the tester strip on page. I love this fragrance for winter. It's strong but mysterious. I feel powerful when I wear it.

Dec
28
2010
sistertricked
sistertricked

The first application of Casmir hit me with the smell of myrrh, the smell of the one-note Mirra by Tesori d'Oriente, mixed with sweet peachy accords and vanilla. My hair would keep the fruity top notes while my pulses would be warmed up by the scent into a sweet woody vanilla. Later Casmir becomes powdery and intimate on my pulses and by the end of the day I am left with a honey warmth sensation. As I do wear Casmir at work given the skin scent it becomes on me, and as I do not want the top notes to remain but need the calm soft drydown, I gave up applying behind my ears and started applying it directly under my shirt, sometimes on my wrists, too. I noticed that under my shirt, when mixing with my body odour, the scent becomes quickly toned down, as if absorbed by my chemistry, and transforms into a powdery honey vanilla, rich but not thick at all. I assume it works on me, given that the scent changes so much on my skin. Besides, I find myself wearing it quite often, as it fits the bill for a rich, warm but comfortable scent. I love it more and more each day.

Dec
26
2010
miZZpuRRfect
miZZpuRRfect

my all first parfume whim in the bathroom at home of my best girlfriend, of course from her mothers bottle of casmir, when i was about 12 years old :o) i putt a small amounth on my wrist and from this moment i couldn't stop to sniff it. it was very juicy, warm and cosy, yet vanilla sweet and powdery whit this cinnamon kick of spiciness in it, heavenly and so mutch desirable to my young nose, and i knew, a real attractive and sexy woman has to smell like this - ohhh my, yeah, i was shure i want to smell like this one day and seduce boys with this scent!!! (my mother never ever used fumes, so for me this was an extraordinary adventure, hahaha) :o)
my first perfume bought by my mother when i was about 14, was a low priced yves rocher vanilla scent, which i found similar to casmir as i did remember it. of course i hadn't money to purchase a chopard perfume on these days.

casmir from chopard is a really sweet, soft and charming oriental... when i was 18 and had finally my own money to purchase, i bought my bottle of this and i have it still with some small amounth of juice left in it, but i did never repurchase or use it again.
i quite get bored of it after having used it for about a year.
it's rich and soft but i always tended to reach for some heavier and darker orientals later.

vanilla fumes are still in my cosy-feeling-faves. looks like this experience with casmir hooked me to vanilla scents for ever.
casmir chopard is an all time classy one, but a little bit boring to me now days.

Dec
26
2010
romrom
romrom

You feel like you are wearing cashmire, so warm and yummy but at the same time it feels a bit mysterious,
the Sensual vanilla and sweet peach makes you feel just delicious.

Dec
26
2010
Sassy1
Sassy1

I love the idea of Casmir, but the top for some reason just reminds me of dirty wet clothes.
Like your coat when it's snowing outside and you hang it up to dry.
Not sure which notes are triggering this effect but it doesn't go away.
I guess it's a good thing that it fades to nothing within an hour or so cuz' it just doesn't work on me.
Very glad I didn't buy the big bottle I found on Ebay awhile back...

Update: The lightbulb went off as I finished up my mini.....this is a bourbon vanilla! That's the "wet clothes" smell I couldn't figure out before.

Bourbon vanilla.....yep....

Dec
17
2010
icekat
icekat

CASMIR is like an old friend I always feel comfortable spending time with. I can see us sitting near the fireplace having drinks and engaged in a peaceful and happy conversation. The hours are passing by while we share our memories and dreams. CASMIR is intimate and deep fragrance I love wearing on cool fall and winter days when I need comforting and cuddly perfume. It is comforting but not sweet candy like. It is beautiful, smooth, warm and spicy oriental. The name CASMIR fits this fragrance perfectly.

The opening is sweet apricot, raspberry and peach at first but it turns spicy smooth as soon as it hits my skin. I love the carnations in this fragrance. They definitely go well with the spicy cinnamon heart notes. The base notes are smooth and only slightly sweet. Vanilla in the base notes turns a bit leathery and smoky on my skin. I also can detect woody resins and incense in the dry down with almost aromatic spicy feel.

This perfume has beautiful chemistry with my skin. It is strong and has fair share of spiciness but it still remains smooth and not harsh. I am able to wear it to the office and on the weekends as it does not overpower me. This is one of my favorite Oriental Vanilla Spicy scents. The sillage is wonderful and the longevity is great (at least 8 hours).

Dec
15
2010
darkbeauty
darkbeauty

Peach, summer fruit, incense, and vanilla. This is another one that upon first spray reminds me of Hanae Mori. But this has more depth, I think from the cinnamon that carries through to the drydown.The middle is very heavy on the carnation. I almost wish it wasn't. There is a greeness that keeps popping up amongst the cinnamon that clashes for me. However, I do like it. It's creamy, fruity, and spicey at the same time.


You can find this really cheap on Ebay. Saw a 1.7 EDP for $8.00 this morning.

Dec
12
2010
Sarah Bas Eleazar
Sarah Bas Eleazar

Very good scent! Something reminds me Venezia (Laura Biagiotti)and Rocha´s scents.

Dec
08
2010
TankGirl
TankGirl

(Thank you asilverfire614 for sending me a tester :))

The top notes of Casmir on my skin smell like medicine, the mixture of back currant, raspeberry and peach dont work for me.
After a couple of minutes this syrup vibe calms down and the cinnamon and the vanilla star to take the front lead.
Casmir turns into a beautifull warm vanilla, realy special and different, is not the typical vanilla that I was in a certain way expecting, because after all the syrup vibe is still there, what makes this fragrance quite unique and strange.
Casmir can be fresh and warm at the same time, and I never smelled a vanilla like this before. Its a nice scent if you want something cozy but original.
Unfortunatly mt skin drinks Casmir to quickly and 15 minutes are enough for I have to dig my nose in my skin to find Casmir again.
A nice scent, but fades to quickly on me.
I wouldnt buy it because as I said the top notes are quite awfull and after all they still there under the vanilla and cinnamon, althoug almost in an iperceptible way.
I believe this perfume can be really appeling to an older audience, it would suit my mom perfectly as she is on her 60'.
Well donne perfume, original and somewhat unique.

Sillage: Poor
Lasting Power: Poor on my skin but its good on clothes, I believe that why they called it casmir, this perfumeis great to put on wool clothes.

5/10

Dec
06
2010
Arrogant_Cat
Arrogant_Cat

After just 1 day of wearing Casmir I am still a bit undecided. I used to own Happy Spirit Magical Nights which is also said to be an oriental vanilla fragrance but Casmir is something much more grown-up, richer, more layered, spicier. I dont get much of the vanilla here, to me its rather spicy warm peach with a slight hint of sweetness. The drydown is a bit sweeter and creamier.
I got Casmir as a gift and I can say its not something I would go for, but not bad.
Most importantly somehow its strangely addictive. I cant decide whether I like it or not but I just have to keep sniffinng my wrist, Casmir is so weird and inviting!!

Nov
25
2010
Arrogant_Cat
Arrogant_Cat

This one is a very rich, complex scent. However to me it is not what I would expect from an oriental vanilla, I dont find it soft or comforting at all.
I think Casmir is a strong, very characteristic scent and I can imagine this offending some people sensitive to strong perfumes. I would like something softer and less complicated with more vanilla, so I am still in a seach of the right oriental vanilla frag. Besides that Casmir starts off reminding me of the smell of a strong bugspray so not sure about this one.

Nov
24
2010
AgentSteph
AgentSteph

Is this scent still widely available? At the prices I see below, this can be found a my drugstore?

I remember trying it years ago, but I can't quite recall it. (perhaps that's a bad thing?). Vanilla is my absolute favorite base note.

Nov
22
2010
Catbiscuit
Catbiscuit

To my nose, this vanilla is driven on fructose fuel. Primarily black currant and tart raspberry which persists through the heart and is joined by a spicy carnation and salty mandarin.

It isn't until the drydown that I get a real vanilla. Even then it is still quite salty and spiced with cinnamon. Its texture seems to express dry and powdery on my skin.

It is not exacty what I appreciate in a vanilla oriental however it is certainly rich, warm and interesting. From the reviews it seems to reveal its magic to different skins in different ways so it is definately worth trying to see what the Casmir lucky dip rewards you with!

Nov
19
2010
romanticflower
romanticflower

Casmir....just the name is sweet, tender and sensual...what an infusion of vanilla in a river of smooth honey...on my skin it melts with the spicyness of the basenotes and i smell a strong flowery vanilla.it's like an expensive liqueur aged 20 years and from the firts sniff you immediatly feel its powerful impression that is gonna bloom on your skin.i don't perceive fruity notes but just a creamy, soft and captivate vanilla.is very comfortable during cold days and when i'm in front of the fire i feel completly folded by its intense aroma.it is the smell of romanticism, of passionate and carnal love.it's perfect during spicial and intim moments with the person you love most....casmir will make more exciting your sentimental moments and your partner will remain thrilled with it and will be more sexy with you.....

Nov
06
2010
arg1971
arg1971

I have the perfume oil which smells rather close to the perfume its too sweet so I dont wear this one

Nov
06
2010
Kirancilla
Kirancilla

As an absolute addict to "Wish", some day I would have to try Casmir. And that day was today. When I first smelled it on the paper strip, it was like.... ooooooh. This must be heaven. I then tried on my skin, and it was even better. Strangely, the scent reminded me a bit of my mother. No idea why, because I don't think she ever really wore Casmir (the only oriental perfume she used regularly was "Fendi", and I hated it).
Well, I finally bought it and I am very happy with it. I will try during a few days and then write an update to this.

Oct
15
2010
skitten
skitten

Have to say Casmir is special and a warm, luxurious fragrance. As I have not been to see snow, I imagine myself in front of a log fire, sipping Benedictine, amber flames illuminating the cabin, snow drifting by tall windows, Sade softly singing in the background.......... A fragrance that makes you feel at ease with your inner self. A warm, vanilla, soft woodsy, touches of sweet orange, balmy oriental that I adore...x

Oct
07
2010
guest_guest_simge
guest_guest_simge

not so sweet at all.i can hardly smell sweet vanilla and i've never felt like cookie/cake when i wore it.it's just like a woody and winter version of the Kenzo Amour to me.i'm afraid this is not for vanilla lovers.

Sep
29
2010
Passionflower
Passionflower

I smell chocolate even though there's none in Casmir! And then out comes the vanilla... yum! Best vanilla fragrance I have smelled so far.

Sep
17
2010
applemint
applemint

Lady Love's crude review just said it for me too...I think we've got some stale stuff...I may try this again from another source, it can't be this bad...shallow depthless, simple...
...(hours later now)seems like I just had to take a shower and use Casmir pretty heavily...it's so sparkling and lovely for about 10 minutes, after that nothing but vanilla is left on me....

Rev.cont.: Just have to pour it on a little thicker :)
Addictive.
Sweet enough...to the point where it totally wipes Pink Sugar and such out.
Juicy...as opposed to Hayman's just as sweet Hollywood which is like powdered sugar.

Aug
30
2010
Cereza
Cereza

Today was my testing day for Casmir by Chopard. Oh my. This is so jummy and absolutely gorgeous. It opens sweet with vanilla, but the fruits from the top notes give that lovely juicy feeling. When the fruits fade out I get extremely sweet, but no disturbing scent with slightly bit of spices. It makes me sentimental, because when I was young my sisters girlfriend from France brought back some lovely oriental vanilla called "satanic instinct" and I haven't found it any where now, but casmir is almost the same and that makes me very happy. Definitely worth a full bottle.

Aug
08
2010
sunshineandroses
sunshineandroses

Casmir is a luxurious rich scent. It's like sinking your feet into a thick Persian carpet. It's not for the faint of heart perfume wearer. It's for those who can handle a real perfume. I like it but can't wear it everyday. It's too potent for wearing to work or in warmer weather. It would be good for Christmas time parties. Just a little is enough, don't spritz. It's like rich sweets, if you over indulge in it you will get sick.

Jul
19
2010
Annica
Annica

An Oriental-Vanilla fragrance at its best. Gentle and sweet but also warm and spicy. I get so many compliments when I wear this perfume.

Jul
19
2010
vuelo
vuelo

I'm confused about it. Sometimes it makes me feel like an indian princess of vanilla...sometimes I don't like the roasted coconut,can't figure the sense for it... sometimes I think it smells like a cinnamon and vanilla doghnut, again, why would I wanna smell like that... sometimes I think it's too strong, sometimes too sweet. Sometimes I feel to much peach.

Mixed feelings about this one. I always keep a bottle, though.

Jul
10
2010
Grazia
Grazia

Sweet oriental fragrance, vanilla dominates, very worm perfume good for cold weather. And it lasts days and days!

Jun
29
2010
Kterhark
Kterhark

I usually don't review popular fragrances because I feel the gist is already out there.

But i like this one. Specifically, the drydown. Yes it's vanilla, and it's very very lovely. Thumbs up!

Jun
22
2010
melodysage
melodysage

Casmir makes me think of spiced liqueur and vanilla simmering in a copper brazier. This old world concoction is soothing, rich, a tad decadent. It’s very reassuring, very womanly, somehow. The smell of a powerful matriarch, someone who knows what they want and how to calmly go about getting it.

When I wear Casmir, I feel like I am in costume, and I like who I am pretending to be a lot. Lasting power is only average. It lingers close to the skin on me. This is an excellent, affordable perfume. A late winter/fall comfort scent for dining by candlelight

Jun
04
2010
mandi
mandi

Vanilla is the thread that holds this scent together.

It is fruity at the opening stage, a bit spicy at the middle stage and quite powdery in the dry down; throughout these stages the vanilla is there, present but subtle.

May
20
2010
Lady Love
Lady Love

When I buy a vanilla perfume I hope smell a beautiful complex, mistery and deep fragrance like, Lolita lempicka 'L' or Obsession or Gaultier 2.

Casmir is the complete opposite of this 'type' of vanilla, is more lineal and lack of complexion.

The staying power is good on the skin but better on clothes.

May
19
2010
amwoir
amwoir

this is my all time favourite perfume and can only describe it for me as smelling like cola cube sweets. its always a comforting smell to wear and people are always asking what it is and where from. i always purchase it quite cheaply from cheapsmells.com as i cant always find it in the perfume store :)

May
08
2010
dannygirl
dannygirl

This starts out to a burst of rich spices, but on me, it dries down to a warm, vanilla-toasted coconut smell.

And the stuff lasts all night and is still there on the wrist the next morning.

One of those scents that if you're in the mood, is almost like curling up to a fire with toasted marshmallows and a cashmere throw.

If you're not, it can be sickening. Not a light perfume; definitely winter or evening wear.
But gorgeous and rich--almost too rich--in its own way.

May
02
2010
sue165
sue165

My mom had it as a gift long 10 years ago.. i remember enjoying so much this fragrance. I must give it a try now..

Apr
14
2010
lucifera
lucifera

hmm casmir is a fume that i denied for a long time because it was too sweet and simple..after quite a few years i tried it again and now i can't believe i didn't like it
now this is the juice ive been longing for ;) not just plain sweet but with depth and warmth..
a classic and must have!

Apr
13
2010
ojosverdes
ojosverdes

I gave this one to my mom and she really likes it. I think I should be buying another one for her soon since she is running out of it. It smells wonderful, spices and vanilla, very sexy and the staying power is great! More for a grown woman since it's a sophisticated smell.

Mar
27
2010
sky76sky
sky76sky

Festival Pink Casmir: apricot, raspberry, black currant, lily, vanilla, benzoin, sandalwood, Tonka bean.

This version of Casmir is much, much lighter, brighter & more powdery than the original rich & resinous vanilla-oriental.

Pink has the signature vanilla-base but with the volume down low. It also has a lot in common with fluffy, cashmir-sweater scents like Iceberg, Amour, Kenzoki Rice Steam & vanilla-foodie cake perfumes like Amour d'Amandier.

It is much more delicate & subtle than I expected with a light fruitiness that weaves its way beneath the surface. The result is a very gentle sandalwood-vanilla scent, with warm, soft peachskin & a dusting of powder.

Very feminine, warm, light & playful with a fuzzy clean quality that never turns sickly. Rather lovely, but not a scent that will make a statement as it wears close to the skin. One to lean in & enjoy.

Mar
22
2010
whiterabbit
whiterabbit

Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla!
First - fresh vanilla, then - sweet lovely vanilla, drydown - smoky (resin) vanilla. Warm and chick, sometimes even suffocating (mainly in the drydown). Suitable for a cold weather. Good lasting power.

Mar
17
2010
bloodflower
bloodflower

it opens with the really lovable combination of peaches, apricots,currants and raspberries, not in a fruity or juicy way but in an ethereal way, i am captured from the start.. cinnamon and carnations, a heavenly couple but not faintly strong, mandarin orange really gives a kick while the vanilla starts to show itself and really it is vanilla all the way through sweet and deep, a warm fragrance, for cold winter afternoons, not overwhelming but chic, and i believe never will go out of style..

Mar
13
2010
guest_katia
guest_katia

When it settles down it is the loveliest, most adorable fragrance. The vanilla never becomes cloying, the cinnamon is present but there is not too much of it.
All in all a very well-balanced scent which I gladly recommend.

Mar
07
2010
missk
missk

I had searched both high and low for Casmir for approximately 6 months, so you can imagine how excited I was when I finally stumbled upon it. My expectations were huge. I was so eager to test this famous vanilla-based scent.

I sprayed on both the card and my wrist, and unable to resist or contain my excitement any longer, I inhaled deeply.

The aroma was indeed strong, but only very subtle with the vanilla. It had an oriental feel to it, yet I felt that the citruses were a little too sour and basic. I was quite disappointed, since this had been something I'd dreamt about, almost being crazy enough to buy it blind.

I proceeded to test other fragrances to ease my disappointment, until about an hour later I was met with a beautiful scent wafting around me. I was pleased to discover that it was Casmir enchanting me with its glorious aroma.

Casmir is the absolute perfect orange-vanilla fragrance; gourmand, just like an orange flavoured cake topped with sweet vanilla icing. However, this is no toothache, this is incredibly sexy and rich.

Towards the drydown, Casmir captures me with its subtle spicyness and smokey incense quality. It's exotic and seductive all rolled into one. May I also add that the sillage and lasting strength is highly commendable. I added Casmir to my wishlist immediately.

Mar
01
2010
bamboowu
bamboowu

I fell in love with this perfume after buying it unsniffed at the duty free on a flight home from vacation about 10 years ago. Today I ordered my third bottle, and I can't wait to receive it.

It is a wonderful and complex scent, very vanilla, and peachy, spicy. Just wonderful. If your a fan of any of the Body Shop perfume oils, this to me smells almost identical to their Cosy Cashmere, which I think is discontinued now, but the scent is similar to me.

Strong & exotic, it lasts a long time and I always receive many compliments. It is a winner!

Feb
26
2010
NatWeb
NatWeb

This is a grown up, well executed version of Vanilla Fields or the Body Shop's vanilla oil. It's warm, overpowering vanilla so if that's not your favourite note then Casmir is not for you. It has a touch of fruit, a touch of spice and would be a great cool weather of warm evening fragrance. Personally, I find this absolutely delicious. I'd never heard of it until I saw it on StrawberryNET and did some research. i bought it unsniffed and do not regeret it a single bit.

Jan
31
2010
sherapop
sherapop

Chopard's CASMIR is a great comfort scent. To my nose this is a very sweet linear vanilla embellished by a few fruits and some spice. A warm and inviting fragrance, CASMIR evokes memories of warm, rich desserts such as rice pudding or flan.

Definitely a cold weather scent, CASMIR is perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. As satisfyingly thick as eggnog, as warm as a fluffy down comforter, as sweetly redolent as freshly baked cookies, CASMIR is a source of solace and reprieve on dark wintry nights.

Jan
26
2010
Miss_Nightingale
Miss_Nightingale

This is my second review of Casmir, but as my relationship with it has grown and developed since last time, I felt I must update my feelings here, too!

Last time I wrote that Casmir confused me, that I wished the peach wasn't there and that it would be "a delightful addition to my fragrance wardrobe."

Well let me tell you that very few weeks have gone by when I haven't reached for Casmir at least one of those days. Sometimes I wear this for days and days in a row - and for me that is very rare as I get so easily bored.

The descriptions likening Casmir to a cashmere jumper are bang on - but this is a cashmere jumper thrown over an expensive silk dress, with your very best, most expensive underwear underneath... Casmir has a dry almost salty, animalistic undertone that can threaten to dominate but never quite does. I love it, I feel slightly dangerous yet still cosy when I wear this.

Whenever I am in a quandry, whenever I don't know what to wear because I'm not quite sure how I feel (do you ever have days like that?) then I reach for Casmir. If I want to feel comforted or I want to feel wild and sexy, all needs are accounted for.

Not merely a delightful *addition* to a fragrance wardrobe, now I would say this is a mainstay of mine.

The peach is *perfect* (though I still cannot detect blackcurrant) and I am glad for every aspect of this perfume. I wouldn't change a thing.

Jan
25
2010
simo
simo

This one is the first oriental vanilla I like, no, I love. And I really tried many of them before!

Jan
24
2010
kristina_vili
kristina_vili

Very sweet and long lasting scent,perfect for women who like smell of hard sweetness and sugar,I like it for winter and cold days .

Jan
22
2010
hollycat
hollycat

This scent is like the smell of a small family owned bakery in a quaint small town making piping hot delicious pastries. The smell invites you in on a cold day. I would imagine cashmir to be a gourmand lovers dream perfume. I smell the peach and cinnamin, tonka and of course loads of vanilla. Its a scent for me to wear while snuggling with a loved one while watching a good movie. I have a mini of this, but I wouldnt buy a full size. I enjoy this scent, but its not really me.

Jan
21
2010
alexanna7
alexanna7

Wow!traveling in another country,like morocco,you walk into the streets and there's incense in the air;with flowers and a soft sweet vanilla,with peach in a resto.all those smells go to your nose when u wear casmir.beautiful,feminine,mysterious fragrance...

Jan
21
2010
guest_alexanna7
guest_alexanna7

On my top orientals list.wear this since 95.on me peach raspberry opoponax and vanilla.smells a bit like idole of armani.again a incense type of smell.and verry womanly frag!mwah!

Jan
16
2010
guest_Barb
guest_Barb

I am looking for the actual perfume for casmir chopard...I can only seem to find the EDP ....funny I was cleaning out my vanity and found a tiny sample of casmir parfum that I got from a store after making a purchase,If anyone ever tried Fredericks perfume it smells just like it and I totally loved Fredericks and they discontinued it years ago and was so disapointed...I ordered the casmir EDP, but I truly want the parfume. I found it on waitlist at perfumemart.com I hope they get it quick! The little sample I have is the parfum, I hope the EDP smells the same and lasts as long

Jan
10
2010
libertybelle
libertybelle

At first application, sweet and velvety. After 10 minutes, the orange was more prominent and added a bit of tartness that I liked. The vanilla also came forward. I can't say the fruity top notes ever did register for me. I really like it but it doesn't have long staying power but that could be due to the fact that I tend to apply very sparingly and add later during the day if necessary. I think a very good scent for the price.

Jan
07
2010
JMangine
JMangine

This is probably my favorite female scent.
I keep convincing all the women I know to buy this perfume.......then when no one is around I spray some on me.

5 Stars!

Dec
31
2009
sfonativeboy
sfonativeboy

"Rich, Sensual, Creamy, Mysterious"
it envelopes you and gift wraps you up
in its lushness.

Much like a favorite warm,expensive cashmere sweater!!

Dec
23
2009
zvoncica
zvoncica

Here is a bottle of juice either loved or hated. There is no middle ground with Casmir. When you enter the area of oriental vanilla be prepared for warmth, sweetness, long lasting silage and certain amount of sexy halo caused by previously mentioned adjectives. And off course vanilla. Now, speaking of Casmir I would say it is among best vanilla perfumes ever, with a soul and heart beats, far away from mass production, averages and synthetic smells we buy under name perfumes.

If you dislike vanilla and sweet, and feeling like you’re dipped in caramel glazed chocolate cake for entire day, then skip Casmir. I, like Kastelhemi wrote also have to wash my teeth after smelling it.

So be it. Give me lemons, tea, and pepper. Let Casmir be appreciated by the people who understand it better than I ever will.

Dec
19
2009
c3c
c3c

When I first applied this I was suprised to find it smelled very much like Hanae Mori. Or should I say it's the other way around since Hanae Mori came out in 1995? They both have black currant and raspberry in their top notes. After an hour or so it was as if someone had snuck in and added just a touch of Sonia Rykiel. I believe it's the orange and cinnamon that give it that edge. As time wore on it became creamier and the vanilla tones became more obvious. A warm, pleasant, classic scent. I really like Hanae Mori, and I liked Sonia Rykiel but it was a bit too masculine for me, so this is a good fit. More of a fall/winter or cool spring perfume than Summer. Good for day or evening.

Dec
13
2009
krishka
krishka

Mmmmmmmm, just got another bottle of it....for me works even in a very hot and humid weather!Simply love it!

Dec
06
2009
kastehelmi
kastehelmi

This fragrance made me long for non-sweet scents. It's very vanilla, and a bit like some orange liqueur with barely there spice. It is cloying to my nose. I realize that it might be the coconut that bothers me. Coconut can be nice in a scent, if it is coconut-milk mild or coconut water-fresh, or just very well-blended, but here it smells like yellow cake. It seems I am in the minority, but I am not alone...

Give me a bitter vanilla and a soft earthy oriental, not only did I scrub my wrists, I had to brush my teeth after I put this one on.

Dec
03
2009
succubus
succubus

Sorry, but this perfume gave me a headache. At my first spritz, I told myself it smelled exotic. As time flew, I started getting that heavy incense vibe, which I didn't like. Guess it just didn't work with my body chemistry.

PS: I'm honestly surprised that the top notes are fruit notes because I didn't catch even the slightest hint of them.

Dec
03
2009
Jillzilla
Jillzilla

I was so sure this fragrance would work for me, but it just didn't. It smelled like dusty vanilla incense on my skin. Three people sneezed when I passed them. Where was the warmth and the benzoin? I will have to experiment with layering other fragrances to see if this one is even salvageable. Gaultier2 might provide the warmer base I am looking for, but I'm not sure I can get over the dustiness of Casmir on my skin. It was a far cry from a warm cashmere 'whatever'.

Nov
27
2009
krishka
krishka

Still one of the best oriental vanilla perfumes!
Rich, sensual, creamy, misterious, it enwraps you like a warm,expensive cashmere scarf.

Nov
20
2009
Jeannine
Jeannine

I've tried Casmir several times now, as it somewhat intrigues me: the bottle is gorgeous, the smell is interesting and has so many layers, and the price is unbeatable for a perfume of that quality. But as much as I want to like it, I cannot help it, it's just too sweet for me. The vanilla and wood notes drown out the fruity notes on my skin, and the scent is like a thick wool sweater around me all day - pleasant and cosy and warm and sensual, but always leaving me with a hint of the wish to get it off and feel lighter and less wrapped in.
But since it does intrigue me and I do find it pleasant, I can already see that I will keep trying it... and hopefully one day I'll find the mood (or month? or weather?) that will make me want to wear this for more than just an hour or two.

Nov
18
2009
ktv0926
ktv0926

Casmir smells a lot like Hanae Mori to me, just a bit spicier. I like it more though.

I will definitely purchase Casmir, as soon as I finish my bottle of Hanae Mori.

Nov
17
2009
amelie
amelie

Strong and mystical, gourmet and seductive, warm but not too soft. Cinnamon gives an intimate tone, vanilla is strong... feels like you have a rich body milk all over that provides a special sensual scent of your skin. Casmir is an exciting oriental fragrance that will warm you as the finest wool blanket, almost perfect for winter.

Nov
07
2009
ameskay
ameskay

love it love it love it love it... i had it for almost like, i'm not sure - a friend gave me the miniature and i love it too much i was afraid to use it... it's a real surprise because the scent still is as strong as the first day i got it and it's not nauseating - many people complimented me wearing it... thumbs up!

Nov
03
2009
vioversilver
vioversilver

This reminds me of my spanish grandmothers' rice pudding for some reason. ( the scent of jasmine rice cooking,is a lovely scent for sure)

I really get the vanilla and cinnamon, and a bit of freshness from the carnation and black currant.

This is a very comfortable,sweet, dreamy scent; the bottle is enchanting on top of all,very fitting for this frag.

I have to add that I could live in this scent , it's a favorite of mine, I find myself reaching for this perfume quite often!

Nov
02
2009
Malegria
Malegria

Such exquisite vanilla! I love it!
Actually, even more then my beloved Hanae Mori - I think that Casmir has this slight bitterness that HM don`t have - and this bitter edge is driving me crazy in a good way.It does not show any fruitiness for me - only resins, a bit of incense and vanilla galore - not a vanilla essence, but the honest to god black vanilla pods.

Oct
26
2009
guest_efikillkiss
guest_efikillkiss

Among the best. Ever. Mouthwatering, distinctive, love by the first sig...sniff, discontinued, what a shame, creamy, flowery, like a sweet from a patisserie, oriental, evokes woman-ess even though it could be worn by any woman remains seduced by its allure. 21-10-09, 8:13

Oct
20
2009
sharyssa
sharyssa

All I can say is yummy this is one of the best fragrances I've ever smelled.It is very vanilla and warm and I really like this one.I seen a net tester bottle at the mall for sale for $9.95 I want to go back and buy it.

Oct
20
2009
Migotka
Migotka

Like litldove7, I found Casmir very similar to Hanae Mori EDP. When I spray them on my wrists at the same time and sniff I can see the difference, but, specially during the first phase, both fragrances are very very alike, Casmir being just a bit sharper. Not a bad thing, I love both of them!

I bought it unsniffed on ebay, but it was a great purchase. The scent is very sweet and creamy and I think think it will accompany me on many autumns evenings. Moreover, the lasting power is amazing. After testing sprays I went for a shower and I could still feel it afterwards!

Sep
24
2009
falovalo
falovalo

This is just Vanilla Fields with a prettier name and bottle. No fruit that I could detect. It's heavy and a tiny bit musky, nothing special in my book, and I'm a vanilla lover.

Aug
24
2009
magie
magie

I tried it once,very heavy, it didn't agree with my body chemistry.I didn't smell any fruity notes only heavy, sickly vanilla.

Jul
15
2009
EternalSunshine7
EternalSunshine7

The initial sniff made me think of Hanae Mori Hanae Mori. They smell alike at the beginning, but we'll see how it plays out...
I smell a mixture of light fruits in the top notes, but I can't pinpoint them individually. Then very quickly, they disappear & the middle notes arrive. I get the warm, spicy cinnamon mixed with a soft, powdery carnation. It playfully tickles my nose. The cinnamon definitely makes itself known, but it's not overwhelming. With the carnation, it's quite nice. Mmmm...I love it. If I got any of the Mandarin orange, it was only for a brief second...and I could barely detect it. The warm, spicy middle notes remind me of a softer Ambre Precieux or Ambre 114. There's just this golden ambre-like aroma (reminding me of pure honey) that's making me melt. Then, somewhere down the line I get all of the ending notes (and I mean ALL). It's a wonderfully cozy drydown...filled with a dainty sweet, yet exotically spicy aroma that envelopes me. I'm in pure bliss! This definitely is NOT Hanae Mori! Where Hanae Mori is a rounded (for lack of a better word) sweet golden-honeyed fruit....Chopard Casmir is a deep, dark, rich honey sprinkled with the essence of the Middle East (perhaps). Where Hanae Mori is "rounded"...Casmir has twists & turns & angles of all sorts, and an absolutely amazing depth, thanks to its spicy nature. How very enjoyable & most definitely wearable. I see this as an Autumn & Winter scent....and perhaps even a cool Spring. I've been wearing this for over 8 hours now and I can still smell it's wonderfully earthy aroma.

**I just remembered what this reminds me of! Vanilla Fields!!! It smells very similar to it on my skin! Casmir is much better, though.

Jul
15
2009
LadyJedi
LadyJedi

One of the most seductive vanilla orientals ever. It's sweet and creamy and perfect for special occasions and evening wear. It's also deep and sensuous and lasts long on my skin.

Jul
13
2009
taninha07
taninha07

i too love casmir ,for sentimental reasons .it is very vanillic to me , a very cozy scent . sometimes i put it on at night , so i can sniff my wrists before i fall asleep ,and dream .

Jun
09
2009
Poisonivyprince
Poisonivyprince

this seems like a very popular one! my mom has it i really like it on her. very fruity and the tonka bean comes through great!

May
21
2009
rosaria
rosaria

I'm not a fan of vanilla perfumes. If I want to avoid migraines I should keep away from very sweet vanilla fragances.But Casmir by Chopard surprised me. It is a vanilla based fragance, but a very conforting and lovely one.

The bottle is beautiful with its golden cap, similar to mosques. The juice inside brings us all the mistery of the Orient. The sweet spicy vanilla scent makes us think of Persian princesses, flying carpets, the hot of the desert...

The first sprit of Casmir is a burst of fruit which develops to a cozy and warm scent of cinnamon.

I can feel in the dry-down mostly creamy amber-vanilla notes and some incense.

Casmir is potent and deep. It lasts a lot on my skin.It's perfect for evenings.

In my opinion it's a lovely perfume that will always be part of my collection.

May
21
2009
Amanda79
Amanda79

The immediate top notes remind me of the vanilla and juicy fruits in Hanae Mori. The fruits completely disappear and morph into a strong amber/vanilla. Very witchy and sexy!! Cinnamon dominates the middle notes smelling similar to L de Lolita Lempicka. The dry down tones down dramatically wearing close to the skin leaving me with perfect amounts of spicy incense, amber and creamy vanilla. I'll wear this more in winter. Very cozy!

May
11
2009
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

Casmir is a very strong oriental bright fruity feisty scent that requires a certain amount of braveness to be carried around. I used to wear it 15 years ago (sic!) while at university and it surely kicked! The only thing disturbing for me is a coconut note I smelled and is not listed. Who knows?
It's lovely and comforting in winter.
I don't wear it now because it's a scent of the past for me.

May
05
2009
sky76sky
sky76sky

I used to own this scent when I was at uni - a warm, creamy, winter scent. Quite heady, deep & rich - almost food-like. To me, it was like drinking in a warm eggnog, soft, sweet & creamy with a hint of nutmeg & cinnamon - like sitting in front of a log fire whilst wrapped in the softest of cashmere.

If it was a colour it would be a jewel-like red flecked with gold. Opulent & resplendent.

Casmir reminds me of Vanilla Fields on first spritz (without the high sweet headaches) but changes into a softer, far deeper more sensual scent - all glowing ambers. If you like Hanae Mori you may well like Casmir - HM is lighter, brighter & more intensely sweet. Casmir is her winter cousin. I love the original Burberry perfume, which has similar notes to view (same creator: Michel Almairac) but Casmir is much more feisty & attention-grabbing than the more refined Burberry. She is more boudoir & busty than Burberry!

I hope to buy this again soon....to bring back memories.

Apr
15
2009
asilverfire614
asilverfire614

Definitely a comfort scent, and definitely great in cooler weather! I didn't get any of the fruit notes on my skin either - it was mostly a soft, creamy vanilla with woody spices.

Very unique for a vanilla because it's not extremely sweet, just soft and comforting. Dry-down reminded me slightly of Tocade. Good staying power - about six hours for me.

Apr
06
2009
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

When I wear Casmir in the cold winter days some warmth, mildness, sweetness envelopes me. Like snuggling in someone's arms, when I feel so nicely, so cozily.
Adore this creamy vanilla.
The perfume I'm definitely addicted to.

Mar
27
2009
finduillas
finduillas

not really...I had it 2 timesto give second chance, unfortunately the smell is unnatural, rotty, heavy.
fragrance notes and a bottle are really AMAZING - but the whole scent :(..
I am disappointed

Mar
21
2009
midnight
midnight

many years ago i smelled this scent, and it was sweet, oriental-so everything what i like about perfumes.Now i have to get a sample from somewhere to make sure if i still like it (im almost sure i will adore it:))

Jan
14
2009
ausacbrown
ausacbrown

I completely forgot about this perfum! The reviewer is correct; it does remind me of Hanae Mori Butterfly! This may be slightly deeper / warmer.

Jan
11
2009
rebella
rebella

I am surprisingly found myself liking this one a lot. It is so lush, warm and tender. Fresh, ripe and sunwarmth fruits are making this really mouthwatering. Like being in an calm and sunny indian fruitorchard filled with golden citruses and mango. On me it is sweet, delicious fruits all the way. Not usually a big fan of fruity and very sweet perfumes, Casmir manage to be that, but on me never to much of it. Juicy, vanilly and a true comfortscent. Perfect a day like today when it is snowing here. The drydown with subtle golden amber and creamy vanilla is nice and longlasting. But I do agree that this isn´t really an uniqe or special fragrance, but a must try if you like fruity vanillas, not to sweet or to teen.

Jan
03
2009
kokica
kokica

I love Casmir!!had it when I was younger and cherished every little drop of it...and then there were Hanae Mori Blue Butterflies-it smells exactly like Casmir....!!am I a lonely sailor in this comparison?

Dec
30
2009
blueberrypie
blueberrypie

Like Miss_Nightingale, I am guilty of assuming that I know what a fragrance will smell like just by reading the notes. This is clearly not right in my case.
Instead of a fruity opening I immediately get a dusty, bittersweet and heavy incense-like smell that seems to completely fill up my whole apartment. It's very unpleasant. That would be ok if it dried down to something nicer but it doesn't, it just stays this sickly sweet and dusty scent for hours and hours.
I finally had to scrub it off, first using soap and then 70% alcohol because it just wouldn't go away (I could still smell it a little after this, but one spray of Splendor succesfully put an end to it), so staying power is excellent.
I wil probably give this one to my mother and ask her not to use it when we have to ride in the same car together.

[edit] I wrote this review a month ago. Yesterday I tried Casmir again and I had a totally diffent experience. The opening now is very nice and fruity on me, quite peachy actually and the drydown is a warm and sweet (but not too sweet) vanilla. Just yummie. I think I must have been coming down with a cold or something last time I tried it because it now smells very very different. I really glad I gave this a second chance.

Dec
30
2009
Boggi
Boggi

I got this today in the mail after a unsniffed purchase. It is different from what I expected. I thought it would be very foody sweet and strong. It is more like a comfotable amber or incense with a fruity like smell to it. Somehow this smells very familiar to me, so it is not very exiting. Still it smells good. I will try it today and write a longer review later.

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I came to the conclution that I liked this fragrance, but like I said familiar to the point of being boring. I guess it was a very 90s fragrance. Though I am sensitive this one did not at all give me a headace. With mixed emotions I am swapping it away for something more dangerous...

Dec
29
2009
Miss_Nightingale
Miss_Nightingale

How utterly intriguing Casmir is, and not what I was expecting at all. I am guilty of making assumptions based on reading the list of notes and even from the packaging and good old-fashioned opulence of the bottle.

I was ready to receive an intensely fruity oriental that dried down to punchy yet mysterious woodsy musks. Instead, I get a mouthwateringly fresh peach opening mixed with vanilla bean and some spicy brandied notes later on. I couldn't detect any raspberry or blackcurrant at all, which really I would rather have than the peach, but that's just my personal preference for red fruits.

First spray I decided I really didn't like it all, in just a couple of minutes I detected a non-sickly marzipan and white chocolate, at times even hints of mint tea floated up to me. The longer I wear this, the more it changes, the further it surprises and delights me. Perfect for the winter - I have been wearing this today (Christmas Day!) and it suited the occasion perfectly.

A puzzling confection that wont be to everyone's tastes and isn't a 'safe' choice, but a really welcome addition to my fragrance wardrobe.

Dec
25
2008
pumpkinqueen
pumpkinqueen

It is THICK, inoxicating, sweet, warm.. utterly comforting!!

You smell vanilla but not in the sickly sweet way... in a more intense coconutty way. (escuse the horrid vocabulary but im lost for words)

I cant say youll wear it everyday, but for now and then..especially to warm you in winter..this is fabulous!

Dec
19
2008
tessture
tessture

Goes on fruity, peachy coconut with a sense of incense, but ends up oriental. I don't like it at all. The peach/coconut incense returns as the scent dries down, but it can’t defeat the standard ‘oriental’ style ending with all the heavy ambery florals that suggests.

Dec
14
2008
NebraskaLovesScent
NebraskaLovesScent

My favorite (so far!) of my latest batch of testers. Casmir has a strange aroma on my skin--almost like a plastic doll I remember from childhood. Unusual, yes, but yet I can't stop sniffing my wrist. It also smells a bit like canned fruit cocktail, the variety that is packed in water instead of syrup, so it's a little less sweet. LOL! Although I have not smelled this perfume until now, I'm dredging up lots of a childhood memories with this scent. Perhaps that's why I'm enjoying it so much.

It is a very pretty, very feminine scent, with an overall quality of vanilla (more like the earthy vanilla pod, not the buttercream frosting variety). Fans of oriental vanillas will probably enjoy it.

Dec
03
2008
mmsmlzgud546
mmsmlzgud546

My little girl and I love to look for new perfumes togeather and ended up in a shop. The man asked what I liked scent wise and went to the back for this one. I was a little unsure when I saw the older look of the package but when he sprayed me mmmmmm so warm and femanine but almost delicious. There is a carnation note that is so soft and sweet. Definantly lasted until my shower that night! I will get this one soon :) update: Got it for my birthday and I LOVE it! I will wear it every day of this month!

Nov
29
2008
fruttella
fruttella

So sweet, delicate and exciting! It makes me think of Xmas cake with orange peels and aromatic liquer inside. I love the top fruity notes and especially the peach and black currant!!! It is sweet and at the same time fresh cos of the fruity notes...It is a great purchase, i love it. And it really reminds so much of Mira Bai but I prefer Casmir instead of it.

Nov
03
2008
guest_OrientalSpice
guest_OrientalSpice

This perfume sounds like the perfect fragrance for me...but turned out to smell like rotting fruit (perhaps peach?) on me. I loved the top notes and could get whiffs of warm vanilla but could not get over the whiffs of "off" fruit that came with it. Ended up giving the bottle away! Shame!

Oct
30
2008
golden
golden

I tried this one yesterday.
To my surprise it was alot softer than i imagined it to be.
Vanilla rich and creamy,mmmmmm good enough to eat!

Oct
25
2008
woogyjones50
woogyjones50

Vanilla sweetness. A heavy scent perfect for cold weather. I cannot detect fruit in this perfume either..to me it is all vanilla. When I wear this my coworkers tell me I smell like a cookie...I'm not sure that's a compliment necessarily but I do like this perfume very much and find myself reaching for it when the snow is on the ground and I want a scent that wraps around me like a blanket.

Oct
17
2008
Moszatka
Moszatka

Very sweet and special, I like it in cold weather. But I can't smell the fruits in this fragrance.

Oct
03
2008
ohshenandoah
ohshenandoah

I first encountered Casmir as a magazine insert.... I tracked it down and bought the perfume. Casmir is warm and welcoming, like cake baking in the oven. It's a dense fragrance that goes best under clothes.

Aug
09
2008
melozberk
melozberk

It has the name with the exact description for the scent. Feels like cashmire, makes you fly over the clouds totally happy. I think it creates a mysterious and inviting woman on the ones who wear, so really oriental. I always keep a 30ml in my wardrope for wooly sweaters in cold winter days.

Jun
20
2008
BlackAmberMoon
BlackAmberMoon

Casmir is a sentimental favorite - it was one of my first "real" perfumes as a young woman. On me, it's mostly woods, spices, and vanilla; I don't detect the fruit notes. Casmir is delicious, comforting and warm. Not a formal fragrance, it's rather earthy and casual. Many compliments when I wear this. A favorite in the cooler weather.

Oct
29
2007

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