Pierre Guillaume Paris Coze 02 Perfume Review

Pierre Guillaume Paris Coze 02 Perfume Review
Pierre Guillaume Paris Coze 02 Perfume Review

Pierre Guillaume Paris Coze 02 Eau de Toilette is a warm, cozy mix of spice, earthy patchouli, and boozy vanilla. Per the brand, Coze 02 features the following notes:

  • Indian hemp (Canapa sativa seed oil), pepper, chili, coffee, ebony wood, chocolate, Bourbon vanilla beans, patchoulii, blonde tobacco

Coze 02 opened with a tickle of pepper and clove spices before an earthy patchouli arrived with a trail of chocolaty goodness that has vanilla sweetness bringing the composition together smoothly. After 15 minutes, there was a tendril of smoky incense that weaved through, which enhanced the drier, woody aspect of the scent as a whole. The blonde tobacco showed up faintly after a half hour but doesn’t stay for long.

The scent has a lot of nuance to it with different notes shifting in and out of focus, but the fragrance softens and becomes more gossamer like within two hours of wear, sitting just on the skin. Coze 02 was a beautiful blend of spiced woods with chocolate, incense, and vanilla weaving in and out over the next few hours. The dry down allowed for soft, spicy woods with a veil of incense enveloped in a cloud of vanilla (that was never sugary or truly gourmand).

For testing, I purchased a 2ml glass spray vial of the scent, and I used approximately half of the vial for each wear test, which was applied to the underside and topside of my wrist area on my left arm. I use an unscented moisturizer prior to applying the scent as this is also my swatching arm (aka, incredibly parched at any given moment) as I found scent did not hold well here otherwise.  It was shorter-wearing (a skin scent within three hours) with light sillage for the first hour.

Subjectively, I fell in love with Coze 02 immediately. The opening, the bloom of the heart, and the dry down with its base notes. There were no awkward stages, I just loved it from start to finish. I wore it once and immediately purchased a full-sized bottle, and I have no regrets. The only “issue” is I wish this was something available in an eau de parfum or extrait, because I love the way it smells that I wish it was stronger and longer-lasting.

Available Sizes

  • 50 ml for $120
  • 0.7ml for $4

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kjh Avatar

Your fragrance posts are fascinating to me and not just because of the content/ descriptions. The m/u reviews have developed into quantitative and qualifying statements. There are parameters and comparative analyses. Writing about scent must be such a flying, creative experience. The thought process is so different…and yet in some ways is similar to m/u reviews, going from a visual experience to an olfactory one. You are brilliant at both.

Genevieve Avatar

I am definitely going to investigate some 2ml vials of the scents that you have recently reviewed – I think we have the same perfume tastes. This one sounds pretty good to me as well. My family knows that there are two things I love for Christmas, birthdays and Mother’s Day – makeup and perfume!

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