Jean Couturier Coriandre was created in 1973 by Jacqueline Couturier, Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Gerard Pelpel. One description of it - "fit for a red headed Raymond Chandler heroine." It is a chypre with notes of aldehydes, coriander, orange blossom, angelica, bergamot, violet root, lily, jasmine, rose, geranium, iris, ylang, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, civet, oakmoss and vetiver. This is the VINTAGE pure parfum.
From Basenotes - "Coriandre is the evening when love is revealed.one of the most sophisticated elegant and graceful chypre scent.it juxtaposes a sharp greenness against a rich creamy traid of rose and patchouli.this awesome fragrance reveals a strong personality and the woman who wears this is classy and respected and regardless of her age is still so sexy.excellent mixture of sweetness and bitterness.reminds me of palomo picasso.Earthy,Woody,Aromatic,Memorable,Classic, Strong,Herbal,Glamorous and Complex."
From The Perfume Chronicles - "So what does vintage Coriandre smell like? You take the most pungent, dark red roses you can find and you put them on a bed of bitter, delicious oakmoss… add floral notes, woods, patchouli and vetiver. It’s a marvel! It’s such a wonderful old school fragrance, you’ll spend half the day walking backwards so you can smell your own perfume! That’s how beautiful it is."
From The Vintage Perfume Vault - "Coriandre smells modern, fresh, young, and optimistic with a boundless energy and enthusiasm. It is green yet spicy but light- breezy and flirty without being fruity or overtly sweet. Not an easy wear for everyone, it must interact very differently with an individual's skin chemistry. When it works, it's as sweet and happy as the first breath of fresh spring air."
From Perfume Shrine - "Subtle and refined, it didn't speak of the femme fatale so much, but of a patchouli and geranium wreath around roses of a dark red hue, an elegant missile of indoors denotation. Contrary to its name, Coriandre doesn't predominantly smell of coriander (which has a herbaceous scent reminiscent of sweet oranges, lightly spicy), although there is discernible spiciness to it that does not recall the culinary. The green pong of angelica makes it dry and somehow young despite appearances to the contrary."