Here is my take on the other three Les Exclusifs
. I'm actually pretty surprised that I like 5 of the 6 scents, although I personally consider only one of them worthy of joining my collection as a full bottle--Coromandel.
(There's still a bit of problem finding all of the notes listed on the Internet, so what I have may not be accurate.)
31 Rue Cambon
Notes: iris, labdanum, jasmine, sandalwood
This fragrance is an oakmoss-free chypre that opens with a very dry and peppery note that has an earthy, dirt-like metallic tang, somewhat like carrots. The scent then becomes more floral, with a musky and leathery tone. There's a very Chanel quality to this scent--elegant, expensive, complex. The only Chanel I ever wore was Coco, in the 80s, and although the scents are different, they are connected in my mind.
31 Rue Cambon
has a nice bit of patchouli in the drydown, an earthy sensuousness that is not unpleasant, although my husband thought it had a suggestion of body odor. Try it and judge for yourself. I'm not a big fan of chypres, but as I quite like this one, it must be oakmoss that I don't care for. (I am a heretic, I know.)
Notes: hyacinth, fresh cut grass, galbanum, crushed leaves, rosemary, thyme, rose, lilac, hyacinth, green tea, aromatic grasses, myrrh, leather
A crisp green fragrance, "intended to evoke stems, leaves and springtime," Bel Respiro
opens with just that stemmy-ness. Then there is a rush of notes, as if walking through a garden full of herbs and fragrant blooms on a hot summer's day while drinking a glass of iced green tea sweetened with honey.
reminds me a bit of Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca
, without the mint. It's very pleasant, sweet and green, with the honeyed note becoming more prevalent in the drydown.
28 La Pausa
This elegant and chilly scent opens with the same sort of earthy root smell as 31 Rue Cambon
, then becomes a mild white floral. I really can't find a whole lot to say about this one; I think it's pretty unremarkable, and the scent is not particularly long-lasting. Meh.