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on 4/4/2010 12:16:00 AM
More reviews by kinkaju
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
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 :(
on 3/2/2010 10:14:00 AM
More reviews by Pinki
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
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.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 12/29/2009 10:28:00 AM
More reviews by tessture
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
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.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 10/9/2009 3:21:00 PM
More reviews by spaflam
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
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.
on 6/6/2009 7:38:00 PM
More reviews by sunshine824
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
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.
on 4/13/2009 3:27:00 PM
More reviews by allureveil
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
When Charles of the Ritz made Jean Nate After Bath Splash (called a lotion, but not) it was a beautiful fragrance. But beware! It is now reformulated and sold by Revlon and is just such an indescribable stench in a bottle it is a crime they call it Jean Nate. Major disappointment. The negative ratings of what used to be a glorious fragrance are right on, unfortunately for those of us who long for the original product.
on 1/23/2009 10:42:00 PM
More reviews by truffle_me
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I love the sunny yellow retro packaging of Jean Nate, and the fact that it is not a proper perfume, but an "after bath splash." I love its tendencies to come in gigantic 30oz old-lady bottles with a black plastic ball for a cap. It doesn't smell like actual lemons so much as a trompe l'oeil of a lemon's freshness created with bright florals and a healthy dose of lavender. This lets Jean Nate be as cheerful and simple as a citrus cologne without crossing over into Pledge territory. I can't tell you how fresh and clean it makes me feel to take a bath and then layer up all of the body products on top of each other before bedtime.
7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
on 1/2/2009 4:11:00 AM
More reviews by chayaNY
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
as a kid my mom always had this massive bottle of the stuff, with the distinctive black, round cap, in the corner of the bathtub. it was that big a bottle, plus she was not a big fan. i think more so, maybe not a fan of the "gifter." a short while back she got the small, purse sized, spray version and i had to try it. in fact i tried it on again earlier tonight when i saw it in her bathroom. there is something so nostalgic about this, the smell evokes the 70's for me. i can't imagine wearing this and having a man say "hmmm, you smell sexy!" as he snuggles up to you. it's hard scent to describe but to it's very "perfumey" in that it's not at all musky, natural, "human" scent like. i don't hate it, just can't see buying it for myself or wearing it. i have never tried the splash version but when i got a whiff of this that one came right back to me.
on 10/6/2008 7:47:00 PM
More reviews by Shadow_Witch
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool
From the Revlon website:Top Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, LavenderMid Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Muguet, Geranium, SpicesDry Down: Amber, Musk, PatchoulyI have loved this my whole life. The concentrated cologne that looks like it smells like lemon drops but instead smells of lemon leaves and lemon blossoms, as well as the after bath splash that smells of lemon verbena and lavender. I'm an RN and get nothing but compliments when I wear this all summer long at work and at play. Only wished it wasn't so impossible to find where I live that I have to buy it on evilBay and pay shipping. I have Jean Nate' "perfume" from gosh knows when brand new in box too! Side note: If you don't like something that's fine, you don't need to insult others who do.
15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.
on 7/12/2008 10:53:00 PM
More reviews by cedarchristie
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Silver, Other, Other
A truly great unisex scent! The citrus and fresh lavender combine for a wonderful freshness that never tipples over into 'cleaning product' odour and isn't too masculine for a woman to carry off. I only gave it 4 lippies because the first blast is strong and there is that alcohol whiffaroo but it dries down quickly to a beautiful subtle cleaness that lays close to the skin for hours. The packaging is crap but the price is more than decent.EDIT**I forgot to mention that this review is for the bath splash.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
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