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Les Zazous Keiko Mecheri for women and men

Les Zazous Keiko Mecheri for women and men
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balsamic
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The perfume inspired by Algeria. Ingredients: sandalwood, mohogany bee honey, iris, blond tobacco, incense, vanilla, amber. The fragrance is available as 75 ml EDP.

Fragrance Notes

Amber Green Notes Rose Lavender Sandalwood resins Vetiver

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Les Zazous Fragrance Reviews

indigo99
indigo99

I find it totally sexy - just like Chergui - but not as often portable.

Apr
07
2016
Sociable Hermit
Sociable Hermit

This is pretty much Serge Luten's Chergui with an herbal bite. I wore Les Zazous and Chergui side by side, and while I was able to tell them apart, they're just too similar for me to own both. Surprisingly, though, Les Zazous has more tenacity and outlasts Chergui (reformulated) on my skin. KM scents aren't known for their longevity and projection, so that was a pleasant surprise. I love both, but I'd chose Chergui most days, because it's smoother, cozier, and less intrusive.

If you love hazy tobacco scents, definitely give Les Zazous a test.

Jan
31
2016
massimilianoinquieto
massimilianoinquieto

Identica a Chergui di Lutens.

Nov
22
2014
archivist
archivist

I absolutely agree that this is a lighter Chergui, but also very different in the sense that it has more lavender than sneezy hay. What the two share is the same vegetal amber base, but Les Zazous feels cheerful, playful, sweet but also mystical and dark. When I was a young gothling, we referred to the sort of kid who embodied those qualities as a perkygoff. It's a girl in a red and black velvet dress wearing some kind of ambery voodoo oil and ropes of candy necklaces instead of pearls. I found Chergui ponderous, like a fat man who likes cigars and giant leather chairs. There was nothing in it to my nose that suggested joy or happiness, and that's fine, perfumes don't have to be happy - my point is just that this is Chergui for spritely types. It has a scary fairy vibe to it, and I think that's charming.

Oct
29
2014
jtd
jtd

Keiko Mecheri celebrates the exoticism of the known and elevates lavender to a place in perfumery typically reserved for incense, labdanum and the other great botanical resins. She focusses our attention on lavender's woody-resinous-floral aspects instead of its cool cleanliness. In a manner similar to the fougère where coumarin transforms lavender into something unexpected, Mecheri uses woods and woody spices to mold lavender into a nouveau power frag like the masculine beasts of the 1980s. It's a wonderful trick and while it makes me liken les Zazous to a number of other perfumes (to follow) it makes for a distinctive, but instantly comfortable fragrance.  

Les Zazous notably steers clear of the aquatacism and sweet aromatics common to many contempo macho fragrances.  It is a classic woody floral. The sweet resinous woods are tied to the florals by a honeyed tobacco note.  Tobacco makes an excellent bridge between floral and woody tones (as in Lauder's Beautiful and ELDO's Jasmin et Cigarettes) and Vasnier plays it flawlessly. 

This is a masculine fragrance in the same way that Guerlain Habit Rouge, Lancome Sagamore and de Nicolai's New York and Pour Homme are masculine fragrances. They manage to pass some boyish test of apparent masculinity while never relinquishing an ounce of prettiness. They are tempered by their tests of gender and have a matter of fact beauty.

This fragrance does make me reflect on others, but it doesn't suffer by comparison. If you can see A Taste of Heaven (by Kilian) as a concise lavender and Caron Troisièmme Homme as a more intricate play on the note, think of Les Zazous as running a little further afield, but in the same direction. Combining lavender with incense and tobacco and vanilla gives the perfume a wide harmonious range that feels intrinsically at ease.  It is large and gregarious, but neither loud nor rude. It feels (and I mean this as a sincere compliment) like a lavender version of the original early 1980s Chanel Antaeus. 


from scenthurdle.com

Jun
18
2014
HickorySmoke
HickorySmoke

Les Zazous has the same Rose vibe I get from PMCs Ambre Gris except the volume is turned way down, the comparison is like the neighbors can here the music blaring from across the street, to dinner music, and LZ is leaning ever so slightly masculine. I actually like it better than AG and find it a lot more versatile. Keiko Mecheri has become one of my favorite houses after being completely blown away after a blind buy with Oliban.

Another round of applause for Keiko Mecheri!!!!

10/10

May
14
2014
Cereza
Cereza

"Les Zazous" is an excellent amber fragrance. I don't see any resemblence to Cherqui or any other perfume I've tried so far, this is very unique and should be tried by everyone who enjoys amber.

When I first applied I was a bit concerned about lavander, never been a fan, but in "Les Zazous" it plays it's part perfectly, this gives the much needed sharpness in the all-trough warmness and creamyness of amber/sandalwood combo that dominates this perfume.

Even though rose is not the most prominent note, I still get enough of it in the heart part, it plays together with the creamy sandalwood, I also get loads of resins, it does not get too herbal and bitter as it sometimes happens, the amber and sandalwood balances everything out perfectly.

It has a moderate silage around 5 hours in, then it turns to a skin scent and lingers much, much longer being mostly a very sweet and shy amber.

Worth a try.

May
14
2014
malchoni
malchoni

Marvelous honey and warm balsamic fragrance, which sparkles around you! It is so elegant and in the same time playful and classic! Pure honey love. You cannot distinguish the notes one from another, but the mix they create is glorious! Warm, rich, deep, honey feeling which does its charming in subtle, but unforgettable way. I can ware it during day or in the evening. It has its own glowing power, different in both day or night. :-) I highly reccomend this fragrance for women who love the luxurious and rich honey notes. theboldnose.wordpress.com

Dec
27
2013
jtd
jtd

Wearing Les Zazous is like seeing Paris and then being content at home on the farm because you've internalized the fabulousness that I suppose Paris is meant to offer. Keiko Mecheri celebrates the exoticism of the known and elevates lavender to a place in perfumery typically reserved for incense, labdanum and the other great botanical resins. She focusses our attention on lavender's woody-resinous-floral aspects instead of its cool cleanliness. In a manner similar to the fougère where coumarin transforms lavender into something unexpected, Mecheri uses woods and woody spices to mold lavender into a nouveau power frag like the masculine beasts of the 1980s. It's a wonderful trick and while it makes me liken les Zazous to a number of other perfumes (to follow) it makes for a distinctive, but instantly comfortable fragrance.  

Les Zazous notably steers clear of the aquatacism and sweet aromatics common to many contempo macho fragrances.  It is a classic woody floral to my nose, with rose and lavender combining to form a lovely dusty-powdery density. The sweet resinous woods are tied to the florals by a honeyed tobacco note.  Tobacco makes an excellent bridge between floral and woody tones (as in Lauder's Beautiful and ELDO's Jasmin et Cigarettes) and Mecheri plays it flawlessly. 

This is a masculine fragrance in the same way that Guerlain Habit Rouge, Lancome Sagamore and de Nicolai's New York and Pour Homme are masculine fragrances. They manage to pass some boyish test of apparent masculinity while never relinquishing an ounce of prettiness. They are tempered by their tests of gender and have a matter of fact beauty.

This fragrance does make me reflect on others, but it doesn't suffer by comparison. If you can see A Taste of Heaven (by Kilian) as a concise lavender and Caron Troisième Homme as a more intricate play on the note, think of Les Zazous as running a little further afield, but in the same direction. Combining lavender with incense and tobacco and vanilla gives the perfume a wide harmonious range that feels intrinsically at ease.  It is large and gregarious, but neither loud nor rude. It feels (and I mean this as a sincere compliment) like a lavender version of the original early 1980s Chanel Antaeus. 

I love the allusion to the Algerian dancers, but my masculine point of comparison for Les Zazous is a stout club chair. The comfort doesn't come from any pliability of the materials, it's the result of firmness and proper angles. The same goes for les Zazous. It's got spine and shape and it's as pretty as all getout. 

Nov
01
2013
sherapop
sherapop

I donned Keiko Mecheri Les Zazous this morning as a way of masking Brecourt Eau Mondain, which was starting to annoy me. To my surprise, I never reviewed Les Zazous, though I've worn it a few times.

This creation is markedly superior in quality to the Brecourt, as is everything in the Keiko Mecheri line. Sometimes niche is just a label and does not really connote quality. In the case of Keiko Mecheri, the label truly applies, for the ingredients and composition are at a much more refined level than the vast majority of designer-esque liquids being poured into fancy bottles and fobbed off for often much higher prices than these reasonably priced creations. (I realize that Brecourt is budget niche, in terms of pricing, but in style it's strictly designer.) In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the Keiko Mecheri line offers one of the best values in niche perfumery today.

Les Zazous is a masculine-leaning fresh and aromatic and very slightly oriental unisex composition with discernibly natural notes and layers of scent--rather like a chunk of mica which can be peeled off one thin level at a time. Some reviewers have compared this to well-known sweet oriental niche perfumes such as Serge Lutens Chergui, but it seems to me really to be sui generis.

I do believe that Les Zazous is more aromatic than oriental, although the lavender is not overwhelming. The style reminds me a bit of Caron Le Troisième Homme, although the scent is very distinct. Let's just say that I believe that Les Zazous might appeal to wearers who appreciate the style of Caron Le Troisième Homme. Smells good and wears well.

Thank you again, Keiko Mecheri!!!!!

Oct
10
2013
acalvani
acalvani

Reminds me of A Lab On Fire's What We Do In Paris Is Secret

Aug
21
2013
yohhco
yohhco

Chergui lighter version.

Oct
18
2012
gabyvinki
gabyvinki

Hmm...I will try to describe what I get from this beauty: a creamy, balmy rose in a bed of honeyed lavender, very comforting and close to the skin. Sillage is not very big but good, lasting power very good on my hair and neck. The lavender here is never dominating which I like (I m not a fan of lavender in my perfumes normally) but it gives a very cosy sleepy touch to the rose. Later the woody ambery note appears and is a compliment to the the sleeping rose in its lavender padded bed:) It s such a cuddly perfume, very very nicely put together. I love the soft veil which wafts along every time I move my head. For me one of the best Mecheri's. A close second to Iris D'Argent,Loukhoum Eau Poudree,Genie des BOis and Bois de Santal.
I don't know where Fragrantica got the notes from but these are the notes from the website of Keiko herself: fresh aromatic chord,rose, lavender,sandalwood,balms,vetiver,ambery notes

Feb
14
2011

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