But still nuff respect for this grand Dame, at least from me. I went to the fragrance shops this weekend to test Tabu to see if this is really unisex...I know I’m not imagining things, the larger rectangular bottles of this and Navy that they sell at Walmart this time of year for are without a doubt watered down. I have a small cello bottle of Tabu and a small 15 ml of Navy neither is a vintage and they both have more power then these larger size bottles. As a disclaimer, this is not a review about vintage. Especially if you like Ted Lapidus Pour Homme (the original) or Kouros (the white bottle).Online shops offers: Fragrance 7 items for 3.24 - 14.29 2 items for 8.95 - 9.95 GBPFragrance EUR 2 items for 12.35 - 15.31 EURFragrance 2 items for 14.39 - 17.85 USDView products...The first fragrance of the house was Tabu, created by Jean Carles 1932.Fragrance collectors need to smell this just to show how complexity and quality can come with a small price tag. I see men who like deep fragrances with character loving this.Even if it is not as good as the vintage, the concept of the scent is retro for COLD weather. In addition, I see mature sophisticated women loving this one too. As a said, every collector should at least sniff this one.yes but only the positive fan reviews get kept, and thats not a fair opinion of how the fragrance comes across to all of us, theres no need to all jump on me or assume i dont like vintages or wasnt even a thought in existance just because i dont rate the drugstore cheapie dana tabu as a very good perfume. so yes for an under perfume i guess its a piece of work. Just a fact of life that we each have differing tastes and opinions! Im afraid to say i am a huge vintage lover, i have vintage shalimar, opium, coco chanel, paloma picasso, etc etc. it cannot hold up to these grand dames and yet it is lamented everywhere as such and that i find misleading.i am experiencing the last legs of the dry down now and can smell a soft comforting resinous fragrant, but that does not save the whole experience for me and just because something is old or has history doesnt mean its good. You say nasty and cheap, I find it lovely and sexy and charming. im happy others find pleasure in it but i find it sad some grand classics are overseen 'due to price' and this by many held up as a well formed oriental, just because its affordable and there for accessible, and its just not, it smells cheap as what it is.
My mother took the bottle away and told me I could have it back when I went to college. Maybe layering it with something sweeter would help. Sweet, mellow, smooth creamy root beer with spice/musk... My daughter said it smells like "that incense you always burn" (nag champra) which I don't agree with. It is warm, spicy, soft, powdery and sexy as hell!! I use one spray on the back of my neck, one spray on my chest and one spray on my wrists (wrists lightly pressed together, not rubbed). Still, I would not say this is a safe blind buy, even though this is so affordable.
i have respect for perfumes not the romantic marketing stories that come with products that become out of whack with what it really is.
btw shalimar my signature is from 1925 and its history is iconic.
Today is a rich smoky incense aroma with wafts of spice. He was a very stylish man and oh boy he loved his cigars and his Tabu!
This fragrance is very unisex in my opinion, on my skin it smells warm, spicy and smoky. This is SO much better to me now than when I first tried it about a year ago.
Jean Carles was well known for his wonderful creations made of unusual materials.