I was delighted to find this available at drugstore.com and at a reasonable price! Brings back wonderful memories of the 70's. My mother wore this and I would sneak some after my bath too. If you have never used it, try it on those hot summer days when you need something to pick you up and don't want anything too strong. In warm months, I keep mine in the fridge. So glad I can still purchase this!
I love that they now make this in a spray bottle! Now I can hop out of the shower and just spritz, spritz, spritz! Back in the old days, I would have to try to pour a little in my hand first and then try to splash it on. I think I was given my first Jean Nate gift set was I was about ten years old. The smell of it makes my think of childhood Christmas mornings and days of being a pre-teen. After many years of not using it, I passed a tester in the drugstore and the smell of it brought memories flooding back- I then had to have it again. I love that the after bath splash smells (and feels) light, cool, and refreshing. A bit of lemon-citrus smell to it. I have to say I don't like the cologne spray, which seems to have a heavier scent. The scent drives my beau wild- probably makes him think he's back in high school. This is an old classic.
This review is for Petite Nate, which came out in the '80s. It was my first perfume, purchased for me by my aunt from a local general store. It came in a pink box with little hearts on it, and the perfume itself was about 5ml in a glass tube with a sponge applicator (kind of like clear liquid glue) and a pink lid. There was glitter in the perfume, but thankfully, it didn't come out on your skin. It had a very delicate, innocent smell to it (like a My Little Pony, but not exactly), but it still had that element of freshness like the original body splash. It was tiny enough for me to put in a little play-purse, or in my bookbag at school. I liked this so much when I was little, that I used to obsessively dab the applicator all over everywhere I could reach, including my whole entire arms from shoulder to wrist. Needless to say, the little bottles never lasted that long. The commercial went: ""Petite Nate! For bath time, for fun time/Just for you it's a dream come true, Petite Nate." Oh, how I miss it.
My lippie rating is for the original Jean Nate scent, does anyone know where I can find a bottle?? from yrs ago unopened with the original scent of the 70's..;)) I tried the one in walgreens and it's not the same scent. I compared it with my bottle I bought like ten yrs ago, still marvelous btw. The new one smells like cheap citrus lemon stale...blehh! Very disappointed.
Love, love, love this line of products! Nothing compares on a hot, sticky summer day! I keep some in a spray bottle in the refrig at work. Everyone sneaks in for a reviving spritz (women and men) on humid afternoons. A classic!
The giant Jean Nate After Bath Splash was ever present in my childhood, not only in our house but in everyone's bathroom. I think we had the powder too. I recently got a hankering to try this again after a million years and after reading some MUA reviews describing this as refreshing and lemony. I had never thought of Jean Nate as being citrusy and after sampling it in the store I am still baffled. I didn't smell anything lemony or citrusy at all, at least not on my skin. To me it smelled familiar in a generic perfume smell from my childhood kind of way. I wore it around the store for awhile, hoping for some magic to develop, but nope, it wasn't happenin' on me. I know what I was hoping for but this wasn't it. For me it simply smelled like generic, drugstore perfume from the 70s/80s. I didn't sense anything unique or intriguing and I didn't find it especially refreshing. They had the powder too and I tried that on a separate occasion but it was harsh and unpleasant for me. I'm disappointed because I wanted to like this :(
Strange, but the reformulation is better on my skin! I still miss the old Jean Nate that I was hoping would take me back to my childhood, but really find this one to be a better fit in many ways. It is cedar-like, but not overpowering. Frankly, it smells just like springtime in the woods in Vermont, which takes me back alot just on its own! I totally can understand how it can be seen as too masculine though, but for me it really fits the bill. I can wear this too work, as it sits very close to the skin, doesnt turn cheap or plasticy at all, and has enough citrus and powder to keep it girly enough for me to wear year-round, but still not scream out "dated". Love it! Why doesnt it get a 5? It would, if it were given another name and the old one was brought back. I can imagine many people being dissapointed at the new fragrance after hoping for the bright, twangy original.
Strange, but the reformulation doesn't smell that different to me. When I first opened the bottle it really did give me flashbacks to the 70s, and though I was very young, this was pleasant even then. Now it's still a fresh lemon-verbena cologne type of scent, light, sheer and perfect for a hot summer. There are powdery elements as some reviewers have noted, but overall the sensation is one of fresh cleanliness. It is different from the modern sense of 'clean' in that it doesn't smell like soap or aquatic notes. Very nice and still very wearable. Also dirt cheap, so thumbs up.
Growing up, my mom always had a bottle of Jean Nate splash or spray around the house. Back then it was a citrusy scent. I don;t know how the formulation is today and frankly, I don;t see it much any more. But it brings back some nice memories for me.
I was on a citrus bender for a while and decided to try Jean Nate after reading that it was citrussy and refreshing.
Maybe I got a bad bottle,but this is very lemony initially, then there's a bit of bergamot and something else that gives it a masculine edge. After about 10 minutes it's cheap plastic dolly, still in a horrible plastic wrapper that smells so strong it gives me a headache, mixed with cheap men's cologne. Headache, headache, headache.
It's one of the few things I've ever just poured out and thrown the empty bottle in the trash.