Guerlain • Jicky • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is for Jicky edp. I knew Jicky in edt and liked it though the staying power is very weak, so I thought the edp would be better... Well, no, or maybe a little better; I can barely smell it on my jacket after an hour. I must add here that I spray like 10 times ! At that rate my 50 ml bottle will be gone in no time. I'm quite disappointed because I love this very aromatic smell of dirty lavender. I won't buy it again since it's too light and fleeting; the pdt of the 90s probably was quite a beast compared to the actual version.
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I used to find Jicky alarmingly animalic with its dangerously vivid civet note prowling in the sunny lavender. Now, having become more familiar with it, I enjoy it but I can completely understand why some find it disgusting. The civet note is extremely challenging to modern noses and I would definitely recommend trying Jicky first before buying it no matter how much you love lavender.
That said, I find Jicky an absolute delight. A free and fresh lavender accord is orbited by sexy-dirty civet with a light touch of leather and a cuddly soft cushion of tonka and vanilla. The effect is marvelous: comfortable and cozy on one hand, daring on the other. Interestingly, it maintains a wonderful cohesiveness-- the fragrance is one velvety smooth breath.
As a lavender lover, Jicky is one of my favorites. The lavender accord is simply unbeatable: pure, breezy, and as open as the sky. Accented with bergamot and herbs it is one of the best around. I love the way such a clean and fresh lavender is mixed with outrageously dirty animalic notes. I can't think of another perfume that treats lavender in such a knowingly sexual way. Delightful!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I think that this smells better on a paper test strip than it does on my skin, which doesn't happen for me often. On a paper test strip, Jicky has a dark, animalistic quality that I love (sort of like leather and dirty musk). On my skin, however, the citrus notes are loud and screeching for about a half hour, reminding me of really harsh cleaning fluid (I actually like the smell of lemon pledge and pine-sol, but this is more sharp and sour than either of those). The floral notes come in after a few minutes, and those turn too sweet and powdery for my tastes. The leather and musky dirtiness that I like on paper does come out after about 15 minutes, but those notes are cloaked in the sickly sweet floral and powdery qualities on my skin, making the whole thing smell a little too dirty, overpowering, and slightly sickening.
I find Jicky interesting and I do like it on paper and have loved it on other people.. it just doesn't work for me, personally. I think that it's a difficult fragrance to wear, and I find it to be very heavy and aggressive.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This fragrance can come off as a bit masculine during the first few spritzes because of the strong lavender and other base notes. This is probably the strongest true lavender based perfume on the market. After the first hour, however, this does calm down and the other notes start to shine. The vanilla and amber creates a warm and creamy dry down. The jasmine, rosemary, and citruses also appear after a little while and make this a very enticing and feminine skin scent. I really do like it, I found a very large refill bottle pretty cheap and I'm sure it will last a very long time. I love how old this fragrance is. It was made in 1889. I love thinking about the women from that era wearing this, so neat!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So I finally got my hands on the ever popular Jicky and, sadly, it just wasn't for me. It was too masculine like an old man's aftershave or something. However, the dry down was nice and soft. Like vanilla but not so sweet. My husband hated it. I don't think I'll ever wear it again unless I want to repell my husband lol. I should add that it has pretty decent lasting power. Anyways, I'm glad I had a chance to try this and I can see why people like it, but it's just not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
For me it is lavender, powder, citrus, musk with some slight sweetening at dry-down. I have a few masculine leaning fragrances in my collection, so Jicky's slight musky edge is actually welcome. This isn't your usual bombshell fragrance, more like the sexiness that comes when a women is confident with or without the lipstick. I find myself reaching for Jicky at the end of the day, it calms and comforts me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I had the opportunity to smell Jicky again for the first time since I was a very young teen and it was my first fragrance purchase! I read (in 16 Magazine...I am seriously dating myself) that this was the fragrance that Pattie Boyd (at that time, girlfriend of George Harrison) wore. So I made my mom take me to buy some and I thought I was the coolest thing on 2 legs! Guerlain fragrances and I just don't get along. I want to love them and I want them to smell great on me. I love the history of some of the older scents and their associations with Paris and some of the great writers and icons of past times. I'd love to be able, for example, to wear L'heure bleu or even Shalimar but these scents just do not work with my skin chemistry at all and the same is true of Jicky. Recently, I saw that it was available again and I gave it a try, mostly for the sake of nostalgia, but it is just not a scent for me though it's probably better on me than some of the more well-known Guerlain fragrances. But the price is so steep that I won't be shelling out for it just for the sake of nostalgia.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm not that good at describing fragrances, but I know that this smells very masculine. At first, I thought it was too masculine. It almost reminded me of that cheap cologne someone's unsophisticated uncle would buy from the drugstore. BUT NO! It's not like that. You have to wear it a while and smell it a while before you can appreciate it. This is very unisex, but on a woman it is very interestingly exotic. It's different from the sea of florals and sugary scents. I wore it all day and then reapplied before an event at night, and it seemed to have changed at night. I would say this is more of a night fragrance for sure because it transforms into a decadent, hedonistic scent after hours. Well, it's always like that, but when the sun goes down it enhances that effect. If you like Guerlain and classic fragrances, just try this. It's unique and interesting. Just try it!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Yet another great fragrance which has been ruined by reformulation. The result is pleasant but forgettable, and the original Jicky was, like all the great classic Guerlains, unique and sophisticated and utterly memorable.
Did anyone see the Woody Allen movie "Midnight in Paris" where the main character was magically transported to 1920's Paris where he met the writers and artists who would one day become legends? If that happened to me, I would run straight to the nearest parfumerie and buy all of the great fragrances which either are no longer being made or have been reformulated beyond recognition. Apparently the perfumes of the 1920's (and '30s, '40's and '50's) were indescribably, heartwrenchingly beautiful.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Jicky reminds me of Shalimar, but it isn't as bad as Shalimar (I think Shalimar is very heavy/cloying). Jicky is a bit softer, lighter, and a little powdery, but there is no denying you are wearing perfume. I generally wear fragrances that smell natural, like I've taken a bath & smell naturally of vanilla, or pumpkin, or mimosa. Jicky isn't especially grannyish, but it isn't sexy/bold like the fragrances of the 80s. It smells ok, I do like it, it just isn't my style. I guess I'm not a Jackie...