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PG18 Cadjmere Parfumerie Generale for women and men

PG18 Cadjmere Parfumerie Generale for women and men
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PG18 Cadjmere by Parfumerie Generale is a Woody fragrance for women and men. PG18 Cadjmere was launched in 2007. The nose behind this fragrance is Pierre Guillaume. The fragrance features myrtle, cypress, brazilian rosewood, blood mandarin, vanilla, sandalowood, coconut milk and amber.

Perfume rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 270 votes.

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Myrtle Cypress Brazilian Rosewood Blood Mandarin Vanilla Sandalowood Coconut Milk Amber

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PG18 Cadjmere Fragrance Reviews

kristinare
kristinare

Rich lemon curd smell laced with refreshing green cypress notes on a base of coconut and sandalwood. No pineapple in the notes, but it reminds me of a quite popular pineapple-coconut milk cocktail in the drydown… sprinkled with some green bits. I would rather use it as a body spray than perfume – provided I would love my skin to smell of coconut and lemon. At a certain stage the smell really starts to resemble a lemon window cleaner/ after sun spray.

One hour in and it changes into a very warm, lightly citrusy sandalwood scent tempered with vanilla, wood and spice.

The fragrance seems very linear when tested on wrist. Spray this on your chest – you will discover a completely different scent.

Feb
14
2016
rschmidt65
rschmidt65

This is very nice. Essentially a thinner, more synthetic, shorter lived version of Coromandel. But since Coromandel is practically the best fragrance in existence, this is still high praise. Not really necessary though.

Jan
11
2016
dsty
dsty

Cadjmere is a perfect name for this one; it's just about the softest, creamiest scent I've ever smelled, and I love it!

The combination of green cypress with milky coconut and sandlewood is very original, and a bit startling at first, but it works wonderfully well once you get used to it. And it's so well blended, so velvet smooth, that very soon this interesting combination seems like the most natural thing in the world, and you start feeling like you don't want to live without this scent any more - or at least that was how I reacted.
I really think it has everything to become a go-to option for the colder seasons. It's a warm, cozy kind of fragrance, but elegant and not too sweet. It's interesting because of its originality, but it's straightforward as well: it doesn't develop much, but that's a plus in this case, seeing how great it is from the start. I'm going to put this on top of my wish list, I don't want to get through this coming winter without it!

Nov
25
2015
sleepy*weasel
sleepy*weasel

Very unusual, even contradictory - very dry, cypress-sandalwoody but milky, giving an initially puzzling effect. A faint medicinal tang at one point, from the combination of cypress and myrtle, but that disappears. Eventually it's a soft nutty sandalwood scent, warm with a hint of vanilla, not particularly strong. I do like it; it's unusual and the cypress is lovely, but it's not an instant hit with me, unlike some other PG fragrances.

Dec
07
2014
AveParfum
AveParfum

A very soft perfume at first, very cozy, creamy coconut milk, with a pronounced woodiness. I very much enjoyed the first whiffs, but the rest of the journey was not so exciting. Chemistry truly is a finicky thing. Mine really played up the citrus. For some time, I could think of nothing but lemon meringue pie. The drydown took about 2 hours to make its way to my nose, and it reminded me very much of Shalimar--vanilla, smoky woods, and citrus. I do very much like the drydown, but I already own or have owned a host of perfumes like it. The one that really comes to mind is Eau des Baux. It has a lot in common with Cadjmere.

Sep
22
2014
Lana148
Lana148

Sandalwood, vanilla, coconut - woody gourmand.

Lovely composition, sweet but not cloying, warm, interesting, stays close to your skin.. I am not a big fan of gourmand fragrances, but I would like to try this again in a colder weather.

PS. So, I've tried this again and this time the experience was disappointing. The opening is promising but very quickly turns to some scattered, dusty sweetness - that's all. It's underwhelming and lacks personality, also - disappeared very quickly on me.

Aug
27
2014
mse-21
mse-21

When I put this on my skin it only needs a few minutes to dry down to a mesmerizing comfort scent. The scent is very well orchestrated and each note has its own role to play. But there is one distinctive note that I couldn't tell what it is before checking the list of the notes here: Coconut milk! Of course there is a solid base made up of Sandalwood, Cypress, and Amber-Vanilla. But I think it's the Coconut milk that provides Cadjmere with the distinctive character that it has. As you can imagine, this character can't be anything but a gentle, luxurious, and comforting one.

All in all an incredibly elegant comfort scent that I really enjoy! An all season scent that is more suitable for colder weather. Pretty much unisex but a tad feminine. Good longevity with moderate projection. Overall: 7.5 out of 10.

Jul
31
2014
nicolevilla
nicolevilla

I have never been a vanilla girl. I take that back. From the time I was little girl, I loved the smell of the Mexican vanilla my grandparents would send us, and I would sniff the bottle longingly, wishing I could immerse myself completely in that smell. But that was the end of it. As far as perfumes went, sweet was one of the scents I stayed far away from. Amber and vanilla perfumes seemed cloying to me, and I dismissed them on principle rather than on careful consideration.

Cadjmere has changed that. Initially I was put off by the super sweet opening, which strangely made me think of chocolate more than coconut. But the way that sweetness fades into woodsy vanilla softness...delicious. I love the warmth and complexity of this perfume. I'm grateful to the woman who pushed me towards it--I feel like by that one gesture, she has opened my mind to a wider range of olfactory enjoyment.

Jun
02
2014
Mary-Jayne
Mary-Jayne

This is a pleasant enough scent, I don't dislike it, although it doesn't interest or excite me as much as others from this house, but I do have an issue with it - the longevity is poor. I am usually fortunate that perfumes tend to last quite well on my skin, I don't usually struggle with longevity issues, but this lasts less than 2 hours. Really, after 2 hours all I can smell is skin. I have tried under different conditions, in different places on my body, but with the same result each time - slightly dark dusty opening, characteristic PG signatures (it is unmistakeably from this house), warming into a pleasant, though very faint, woody scent, but after an hour it is only discernible with nose pressed to skin, and by ~90 minutes it has pretty much vanished. I have asked others if they can smell anything on me and they can't. And I asked my husband to sample and same with him, gone in 2 hours.
A shame, as I am liking quite a few from this line, and the time it IS there is not special enough to warrant a bottle.

Jun
02
2014
Eos
Eos

Cadjmere is a sandalwood-centric scent that emphasizes the facets of sandalwood that I'm not really keen on: blunt woodiness, mixed with fresh and fruity elements. For me this was not nearly as creamy and smooth as I'd expected it to be given the name. I found the cypress note to be almost as pronounced as it is in the current formulation of Tam Dao and it adds an astringent aspect to the scent that doesn't play well with my skin chemistry. The blunt woodiness is played up by the rosewood. Coconut and myrtle are pretty prominent as well and truthfully I'm not fond of either note. Overall, I expected it to be smoother, softer, plusher for a sandalwood scent named Cadjmere.

(You should know though that I am extremely biased and opinionated from having worn high quality Mysore sandalwood oil for years.)

Feb
28
2014
mossyoakpenn
mossyoakpenn

Sandalwood with a hint of coconut.

Feb
19
2014
amelie
amelie

Love the elegant opening, it's so chic! Warm woody in dry-down subtly seduces and surrounds you like a soft balloon, perfect for winter... sophisticated and unusual, yet so wearable. Love at first sniff!
edit after few mths/ puzzling, just like SL Douce Amere, although no similarities, may be coconut what bothers me, somewhat frivolous sweetness. But I'll wear it if I get it.

Oct
02
2013
meama
meama

134) Lemonwood
A creamy sandalwood, smoky and powdery, which is refreshed by citrus aromatic and peppery notes. Myrtle and cypress bring a green and resinous heat, while the vanilla accompanies in background the comfortable softness of sandalwood. A real winter perfume, cozy and discreet, which is a good alternative to Allure or Samsara, for sandalwood lovers with a desire to renew.
Unisex with modereate longevity and sillage.

Jul
03
2013
Migotka
Migotka

Cadjmere is very obviously a creation of Pierre Guillaume- he has so many characteristics of his style.

I would best describe it as sweet woody. It starts off powdery with some delightful notes of sandalwood and delicate cypress, and the vanilla note appears soon enough. The dry down is simply delicious, with the best of the woods and sweets; never becomes cloying or over the top.

It lasts 4-5 hours, but my experience is that it stays very close to the body.

My problem with it is the fact that it resembles (even if sometimes only in spirit) so many others from the line. I think if I tested it sooner, I would love it a lot more, but as compared to some other PG's scents, it is a bit pale.

Apr
10
2013
LittleDragonette
LittleDragonette

This gorgeous scent makes me heavy-lidded. Involuntarily so. I love it because it is a definite woody scent, but one that is blurred and seen through a wash of white, creamy sandalwood and coconut. It has a sweetness to it that seems to operate in stealth mode--always present, but living underneath with a resinous depth that has a narcotic effect on me. Hypnotic. I love it.
The sillage seems relatively strong while using the sample dabber, so if I were to purchase a full bottle I would be very tentative while spraying.

IwantIwantIwant!!!

Mar
10
2013
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

Delicious!
Cadjmere is a exotic woody gourmand. The cypress gives the woody touch, dense, slightly smoky and enveloped of the creamy sandalwood.
Passing that, the coconut makes the aroma more milky and the vanilla complements and sets the aspect gourmand, something like a toasted coconut candy, for me the best gourmand in PG and lovely!

Jan
25
2013
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

Earthy and medicinal, sweet-wooded and herbaceous to open.

Then vanilla, soft sandalwood and ambrette take over--musky, comforting and fragrantly balmy.

Somehow, a picture of toasting marshmallows over a campfire in the middle of an evergreen forest comes to mind. Lots of fluffy toasted marshmallows and evergreen air during an Indian Summer.

Too sweet and gourmand for me to wear, although enjoyable to sniff for a quick sugar rush.

Aug
12
2012
Jackfusion
Jackfusion

My first impression:
This was an attempt to imagine a perfume with strong predominance of cypress and woody notes, but also had a touch sweeter still, perhaps you could please me ....
The truth is that the opening cadjmere refers to something very sickly, cypress (here stronger than the Eau de Bavx) and very strong with vanilla sandalwood and amber also generated a very potent milky woody that wrapped the stomach. This forest with sugar over 20 minutes has almost all its trees cut down and the tone remains sweet vanilla and amber. At this stage it is quieter, but the opening tremendously intolerable to my taste, even though the drydown was wonderful, I could not use it

May
22
2012
Jackfusion
Jackfusion

My first impression:
This was an attempt to imagine a perfume with strong predominance of cypress and woody notes, but also had a touch sweeter still, perhaps you could please me ....
The truth is that the opening cadjmere refers to something very sickly, cypress (here stronger than the Eau de Bavx) and very strong with vanilla sandalwood and amber also generated a very potent milky woody that wrapped the stomach. This forest with sugar over 20 minutes has almost all its trees cut down and the tone remains sweet vanilla and amber. At this stage it is quieter, but the opening tremendously intolerable to my taste, even though the drydown was wonderful, I could not use it

May
22
2012
rosecat
rosecat

Its lovely, I think this is an excellent perfume that captures the sweetness of cypress & amber! On me I smell cederwood/cypress, sandalwood and amber - its very autumn/winter scent, and i find it very creamy mmmmm. Imagine sitting by the fire snuggling up kind of comfort scent.
It reminds me of walking amongst cypress trees, rugged up on a cold day, with the smell of smoke in the air. I would love to smell this on my man....sadly he wont wear any fragrance. So i enjoy all to myself!

Jan
20
2012
Scentszilla
Scentszilla

Gorgeous, gorgeous, utterly GORGEOUS !!! ... Now there are many PG's that I luv. But Cadjmere sits right up top of the list of my faves. It's so unusual, and as cozy as a cashmere sweater. The name suits the scent down to a "T".
Starts off with a rush of cypress and myrtle, like being amongst a forest of Cypress trees. This is then softened and made unusual with the addition of coconut. The coconut however is used very carefully and sparingly. Only the merest touch is used. It's almost there subliminally, adding more texture than scent, rather than upfront and taking-over as coconut often does. However it does wonders for the composition. Cadjmere would certainly not be the same without it. It then "suaves" out on a drydown of fluffy vanilla and sandalwood. Totally delicious ! And like a comfort blanket. ~ Luv it !

Dec
07
2011
Kchild
Kchild

This is a stunning fragrance.....just a but too masculine for me. The cypress and sandalwood were incredibly dry and intense and really the focus in this. It dries down a little softer with a touch of vanille and a smidge of coconut. It never becomes sweet, just warm. Very fireside on me.

On my husband?? It's one of the sexiest things I've ever smelled!! The cypress is tamed and smokey, the sandalwood brings a beautiful depth and the vanille just softens the edges. My hubby is a big beautiful grizzly bear of a man and this just ROCKS on him. All of the things that were just too much for me turn into something I'm not sure I want him wearing if I'm not around. Seriously, magnifcient! Men take notice.....this is definately worth trying.

Sep
28
2011
alfarom
alfarom

I learned to love many of the Guillame's creations but I still have some "troubles" with Cadjmere. I'm not among the biggest fans of gourmands but Parfumerie Generale's interpretation of this theme is, usually, very unique and original. In Cadjmere it seems that Guillame was focused on the most "evident" aspect of this kind of fragrances: sweetness.

Creamy coconut, woods and sweet flowers on a ambery/vanilla base. Cadjmere has a few interesting aspects (a resinous vibe and some myrtle contrasting the general sweetness) but overall it's too conventionally gourmandic for my likes...

As usually in PG's compositions the quality is here so, if you're into gourmands, you might want to check this out.

Rating: 6.5-7/10

Aug
29
2011
alfarom
alfarom

I learned to love many of the Guillame's creations but I still have some "troubles" with Cadjmere. I'm not among the biggest fans of gourmands but Parfumerie Generale's interpretation of this theme is, usually, very unique and original. In Cadjmere it seems that Guillame was focused on the most "evident" aspect of this kind of fragrances: sweetness.

Creamy coconut, woods and sweet flowers on a ambery/vanilla base. Cadjmere has a few interesting aspects (a resinous vibe and some myrtle contrasting the general sweetness) but overall it's too conventionally gourmandic for my likes...

As usually in PG's compositions the quality is here so, if you're into gourmands, you might want to check this out.

Rating: 6.5-7/10

Aug
29
2011
shoreshells
shoreshells

This fragrance was a surprise. I tested it first; arms, wrist, neck etc. I was worried that the fragrance wouldn't last because I tend to soak them in very quickly and this was a EDT. Every now and then I smell the fragrance gently wafting from myself and I enjoy it! Each note makes it's appearance, delicately but you know it's there. They have this listed here as a both men and woman's fragrance. On lucky scent it's just under woman's fragrance. I personally feel it's to light and feminine to be on a man; but who know's it's a great fragrance that would smell wonderful on anyone!

May
12
2011
Kterhark
Kterhark

I was about to write my review when I noticed Rebella likes this, and that gave me pause. Rebella is my 'through the looking glass' scent sister; we don't agree on anything.

But we agree on this. I've been sampling Cadjmere over a 2 month time period now, and my opinion has remained unchanged. Cadjmere strongly reminds me of Sonoma Scent's Winter Woods. It's a sweet, docile woody chypre that's meant for a lazy, Sunday afternoon.

What surprises me is that this never gets too sweet or too annoying. It's very exotic, and I don't think I've used that word much in my two years of writing reviews. This is a golden tan in the middle of summer; warm, sultry, and inviting.

One of PG's best fragrances.

May
01
2011
trax
trax

The mix of coconut/mandarin turns unexpectedly to beeswax on me! And it is very welcome :) I agree with PitbullFriends find of oilpaint in the background, brilliant observation, PF!
The vanilla is really berry sweet (a la Acqua e Zucchero) but a slight citrusy tartness shines through to keep the sweet reined in.
Dries down as sugary almond(read Bois Farine)perfectly balanced by creamy coconut and sunwarmed cypress.
After an hour it is so close to Bois Farine I decide I must get one of them! And then I guess Cadjmere wins the battle as it took a whole beautiful journey for it, to end up as Bois Farine. :)

Dec
14
2010
fpih
fpih

I totally get the Addict vibe in this one. But in this case, the vanilla is dominated by the cypress note, making it more unisex and definitely more elegant, discreet and less gourmand. I can't detect any coconut, the cypress seems to drawn all other individual notes and what's left is a underlying sweetness. This subtle sweetness is what makes this a comforting scent in the end and has me smelling my wrist all morning.

As with all PG perfumes, the longevity is not too good on my skin, though not exactly bad either. I think I'm gonna have to buy a FB of this in the end. I don't seem to stop thinking about it even when I'm wearing another perfume.

Edited to add: Finally got a FB of it and I noticed a few things. First, this doesn't give me the Addict vibe as the sample did because the cypress is much stronger in the FB for some reason. Also, the tangerine, which I couldn't detect in the sample, comes out very prominent in the dry down and gives a strong sour note. Still no coconut though. It's very 'chic' and elegant and comforting at the same time, but also less sweet than I expected it to be. Lasting power fortunately is improved in the real juice and lasts at least 8 hours though it stays close to skin after the first 5-6. I'm glad to have bought it and find myself wearing it a lot, though it unfolds very differently from what I had come to expecte from the sample. It turns out that this is one of my most used perfumes, because it's calming and uplifting at the same time!

Nov
16
2010
adrienn99
adrienn99

this is a strange beauty indeed...it is saying welcome and beware at the same time.

At the beginning it is herbacious, cypress-wood like opening which is then tamed by the coconut milk.

Rebella is correct, a must try. I recommend this one for those who like contradictions in perfumes.

Nov
01
2010
rebella
rebella

It was like mad love from the first sniff. Even tough I sampled about 10-12 other really good perfumes at the same time, Cadjmere was all I could think about. The others was like gloomy shadows in compare... Cadjmere is clear, soft, powdery, sweet, constant changing and so adorable. I sat with my nose attached to my wrist for hours... What comes next? Almost minty feeling sometimes, then changes in to soft, melted woods... if wood could be transformed into luxury pralines, it would smell like Cadjmere.

A must try. Gorgeus. But, my first passion for Cadjmere have faded a little, I still love it, but new manage to judge it a little more critically... In the end Cadjemer isn´t all that marvellous that I tought from the beginning, not a 10 +, but still very, very good. Definitly want to get more of this.

Jun
17
2009
Mitsouko
Mitsouko

Green, forest, cream, friendly, soft. Very pretty , harmonious. It pacifies me, comforts and lusters. Smells exotically, magicly. I envisage, that smells like a indian forest. Very comfortable. Similar to Addict - green, claw note and sweetness vanilla, but Cadjmere is subtlest than Addict and more natural.

Jun
15
2009
rebella
rebella

I am since earlier a big fan of Parfumerie General, even tough I don´t like all perfumes I´ve tried from them, at least almost all of their fragrances touches me in one way or another.

Cadjmere isn´t an exception. I fell in love at first sniff! Really bad, heart crushing, aching and mouthwatering love... I have loads of untested perfumes, and probably many of them really good and interesting. And all I can think of since Cadjmere strucked me, is... Cadjmere. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I think I will need a lot of this gorgeus perfume... like enough to fill a bathtub. Well, so far I haven´t even mentioned how good it smells. And it sure smells good.

It is creamy, but still very interesting, personal, smells familiar and mystic at the same time. Comforting and sensual and sexy, I´ve got a lot of compliment on this, even tough I´ve only wear it in public one time! It is warm yet fresh and cool in a very alluring way. The coconut in this one is tricky, I can´t really smell it (like coconut usually tend to smell suntan-lotion) but I guess it´s contribute to the luxurious feeling of creamy, smoth softness. I´m not sure about how myrtle smells like, but in Cadjmere everything smells sooooo good!

I don´t think you should try it, I think you should leave all the existing bottles to me, I want to swim in it. No, I guess not, but I am obsessed with Cadjmere. Maybe you will be to if you try it! Longlasting, heavy sillage, I have my own Cadjmere-cloud around me for hours and oooh, do I love it? :)

It is also a very euforic perfume, I feel warm and happy when I wear it.

Mar
14
2009

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