Gres • Cabaret • Fragrances

rated 3.7(74 reviews)

Average Rating.3.7
Would buy this product again.64%

rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* rosbergs3 on 8/30/2013 5:32:00 AM more reviews by rosbergs3

Age: 44-55   Skin: Normal   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Hazel    

Masculine meets feminine...light meets dark...cashmere meets biker leather...jagged meets smooth....All polar opposites of each other but match this fragrance perfectly I think. Caberet is a rose/patchouli scent and may not be for all wearers of fragrance. It has rough edges and jumps out at you. It demands attention. Even the tall bottle says "look at me"...."I dare you to wear me". It goes on strong in a nice, fine mist and stays strong and fine throughout the duration of the scent. Caberet is not for the meek or the introverted. Buy Caberet if you dare.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* zeynepd on 6/11/2013 3:10:00 PM more reviews by zeynepd

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Red   Eyes: Hazel    

Very stylish yet affordable light fragrance with fantastic leather undertones - you would guess that from the uber charismatic bottle, wouldn't you:)

Cabaret is actually rose+patch combination by Michel Almairac, who also created Bond No.9's Bryant Park, again a rose and patch combo with slightly screechy, nervy raspberries sitting on top. Contrary to what rose and patch might suggest, Cabaret is pretty light, smooth and sheer on my skin with an emphasis on darkish but very wearable leather notes. This isn't a soft, suedey leather warmed and rounded with spice. Instead it makes me think of black leather gloves, expensive wallets or shoes or all those leather things that are slightly perfumey. Instead of a French cabaret, it makes me think of sleek Italian style. The rose is not heavy or powdery; it's like a dried rose. Altogether this is a rather elegant fragrance that I like wearing to work from time to time. I just wish the leather lasted a bit longer.

Low sillage and lasting power, but very affordable. 3.5

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* highrise on 1/30/2013 11:10:00 AM more reviews by highrise

Age: 36-43   Skin: Other, Fair, Cool   Hair: Other   Eyes: Brown    

As a lover of rose-chypres this was an obvious one, but it lingered on my 'someday' list for years. I finally threw it in with another order, and it's a solid like. The structure is lovely, and there is a pleasant, spiky green-woodiness within the blurred rose and patchouli. It has a soft persistence, similar to Prada Infusion d'Iris, which seems to fade but then magically reappear throughout the day. It's a little too ephemeral for me - I like a little more flesh and oomph in this category - but still, very nice.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* takemyhusbandplz on 7/1/2012 8:22:00 PM more reviews by takemyhusbandplz

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

On my skin I get woody rose, gorgeous smoky incense and musk. It smells of mystery and it's sexy in its own right.

I can picture this worn in a smoky moulin rouge type of atmosphere.

I like this one. It has great sillage and it lasts a very long time on the skin.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* DecoDolly on 5/15/2012 7:19:00 PM more reviews by DecoDolly

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

I once saw this described as something like "dried roses and leather", which is very accurate. It's a dark, sort of dusty scent, but in a good way! I often layer this with a lighter rose scent, just to liven it up a bit, but I enjoy it both on it's own and layered. I found it online pretty cheap.

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rated 4 of 5 ginamused on 5/23/2011 8:49:00 PM more reviews by ginamused

Age: 36-43   Skin: Oily   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Hazel    

I purchased Cabaret unsniffed after reading a reviews calling it "the poor woman's Lyric". I was pleasantly surprised by this fragrance. It was the spicy rose that called to mind Lyric, but also the top notes were sheer salty JCE-esque loveliness. My thought when that salty topnote hit was, "This is Eau de Mervielles rosy-cheeked sister.". I see this becoming a staple in my 100+bottle collection.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* cocorocha on 4/14/2010 5:14:00 AM more reviews by cocorocha

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

Now, this is a veeery pleasant surprise for me....
After testing a few Gres perfume including the harsh-ones like Cabochard (hated it,not for me), Cabotine (hated it also,aldehydes that made me sick), Cabotine Rose (good), I've stumbled on one small sample of Cabaret, not expecting anything special...
and then I tried it...
this is very sophisticated rose....rose with patchouly,lily of the valley,amber,sandal...oh how delightful!!It is a very feminine chypre scent that reminded me of Voleur de Roses, minus the very offensive patchouly part (to my nose that is)..
Gres Cabaret is seductive,woody-rosy chypre almost too god to be worn just so...intensivity is beyond good...staying power is fantastic, as it develops on my skin,never getting overboard, never being too strong or offensive to anyone..
it suits all kinds of women, not an ''old lady'' scent as some like to say...
romantic,light and very pleasant to wear..
it is a winner for me and I'll be using it generously,especialy in my office...fresh and vibrant..
if you like roses and chypre category (also if you like Diva,P.Picasso,Boucheron,Jil Sander No 4), you won't regret trying this one...

a good,good perfume!

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rated 5 of 5 mai1978 on 3/24/2010 5:25:00 PM more reviews by mai1978

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

The bottle I bought doesn't have all of the red coloring it should have. This makes me sad because I think it looks fantastic. The smell is beautiful after the first few minutes. I love to spray this on my night gown. It is not too strong, so I spray it five times. The flowers in this are very mild and well blended. It's really a skin scent. You do have to wait a few minutes after spraying because there is a note there that needs to settle down a bit. Maybe this is why it was discontinued. People gave it that first spray and didn't like that note.

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rated 4 of 5 debrsl on 9/23/2009 9:42:00 AM more reviews by debrsl

Age: 44-55   Skin: Dry   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

Classical French perfumery. A rose fragrance where the makes a beautiful, but brief appearance at the beginning and then is pretty much gone. The Scented Salamander (, IIRC) has a great review on it, which I believe is very accurate to what I'm smelling. She says it's a chypre. It doesn't go through noticeable changes on my skin, however. It's either more smooth or linear than that, and I'm not sure which. I am sure, however, that this is a great sophisticated fragrance, and I've love to own a bottle of it. It is something I would wear with an expensive necklace. Notes (from Scented Salamander): rose, peony, muguet, pink bay. Heart notes are: violet, blue orris, incense, wood. Base notes are: patchouli, Indian sandalwood, amber, musk.

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rated 2 of 5 emmagreen on 7/16/2009 3:42:00 PM more reviews by emmagreen

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

So I was totally seduced about four years ago, based on the wonderful reviews here to buy this, after only one trial on the wrist at Lord and Taylor. I wanted smokey lily of the valley v. v. badly. As it is, it's pleasant for a while, although i found it not at all smokey or muguet-y (a word?) In fact it's rather soap and peppery, if you can put your arms around that: rather than the fugly bottle which is still sitting in my cabinet and I wish to god someone wanted to swap for it. I'm thinking about giving it to goodwill. Sorry; i sound really down about this here cabaret. It's just more of a clean-living, soaped legs no raunchy stockings doing the leg-kicks, and if the soap note didn't eventually give me a headache, i would gladly keep it. Though, i would never, ever display that bottle, even if i was the type to expose my bottles to sunlight; which i'm not. I have a mini of this, and the body lotion too, b.t.w.

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