Unlisted Brand • Jacomo Silences • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Beautiful green with the same icy galbanum blast you get in Chanel 19. If however, you prefer Chanel edp you will miss the rose and the staying power of 19. Mind you Silences is a whole lot cheaper and you can respray often. I would buy again. I don't know if it is the price but somehow it seems 'friendlier' than 19.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
MMMMMMMMM? I wonder Silences by Jacomo
stole the notes from Chanel no 19 because
they smell like an dead ringer to me,
The same Greenish musky Cypre scent and
the note of Galbanum on the top notes.
It cost a fraction to the more Elegant
Chanel no 19. The scent is nothing to write home about i'm not a fan of green
notes they always make me nauseous if you
put too much on to me it's just a Common
run of the mill rip off of Chanel no 19.
But the only thing i like about this
is the flacon the unique and cute Half
circle of a bottle that's the only winner.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
The original formulation of "Jacomo Silences" is actually discontinued. Keep in mind that Silences was launced 1978 - that was 34 years ago - so through the years there have been several different formulations on what's actually inside this beautiful black bottle. Perfume-collectors & passionate perfume-lovers know this, so it may come as an suprise for anyone going to the store purchasing a bottle of what looks like it always has - and find - that what's inside isn't the same.
There will always be changes in forumula aka. juice of a perfume + bottle-design etc. regarding restrictions & many reasons - only the perfume-house making the perfume knows. For example: just look at the new Silences "version" named: "Jacomo Silences Eau de Parfum Sublime". Or if you get the chance: try "Silences" from 1970's - via 1980's, 1990's, the decade of 2000 -allthe way to TODAY - and you will discover different variations in the juice. (And you can always search via google - simply & type in "jacomo silences discontinued" etc - & you will find several posts regarding this.)
Something that most of us know is: Perfume-houses often change the formulation/ingredients of a perfume - so even if the bottle looks the same - the juice inside can often differ a lot through the years. Especially if it's a perfume created 1970's or earlier or even 80's & 90's - you will get different formulas through the years.
5 lippies to the vintage formulations.
3 lippies to the new formulations.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I adore Silences. It is absolutely Green, makes me sit up straight yet daydream at the same time. 'Strict, neat and clean' are part of the Green category to me, but Silences contains sky-high imagination as well.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Reminds me a lot of Chanel #19, a great lower cost alternative. Try if you like Chanel #19.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Silences begins with a sharp green blast that might put me off if it lasted more than five minutes. It quickly settles down to a lovely, calm floral that never raises it voice and would be quite appropriate for a job interview or lunch with your mother-in-law. It's not the kind of beast that I adore, but as a nurse, I can't wear many of the frags I love on a daily basis, and need scents that won't offend others. This is a perfect fit.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Silences starts off with a blast, but it dries down soft, clean, powdery and slightly resinous, with that somewhat spicy vegetal odor of a broken green stem. I don't often reach for it because although I find it pleasant, to me it cries out for that intensely white floral component that I most enjoy against a backdrop of greenery (I'm a florals lover). Price-wise it's a steal, and it's worth investigating if you enjoy very green fragrances. The composition is more classic than modern, so bear that in mind if you find powdery classics unwearable today. To me it's gender neutral and a bit bland, but sometimes bland can be a good thing, depending on the circumstances. It might layer well with patchouli or other accords. The day is too short, however, to wear a fragrance that fails to knock yer socks off. 3:5 lippies.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I purchased this as I had loved it in the late 70's and I wanted a less costly alternative to Chanel #19. Like some others here, the boisdejasmine review lured me in. The galbanium is quite sharp and bitter, and I detect a tinge of musk/sweat that I do not recall in the earlier version. Also, I remember more of the Bulgarian rose in the original version. However, the price was right and I love the way the bottle looks on my vanity with it's elegant gold script, and I don't mind wearing this on days when I am home as it is really quite lovely for the price, although it is certainly no Chanel #19.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Black
My answer to Bandit. Silences has a great animalic quality but lacks the horse hide and leather thang Bandit does on my skin.
Sexy and green, Silences is an under appreciated chypre triumph
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Oh I like them green but not THAT green! Like the previous reviewer, Boisdejasmin's eloquent review seduced me into buying this till the galbanum reared its ferny head. Too intensely green for my liking. I have effectively ruled out all greens created before the late 90s. From EL's Private Collection to FM's Therese, there just is something too dated in these scents that I can't handle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Has that power dressing shoulder pads vibe at first & then way too much powder on the drydown for my tastes. I read a review about it being like that moment just before it rains .. whcih i thought was so poetic and lovely ..but on me it's more like that moment you get out of the bath & sprinkle talcum powder everywhere.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Black
Very sensual fragrance that lasts long. I just wish it were less bulky, I find it hard to carry around.
EDIT: I don't know...but this is starting to smell nauseating to me...and more like a fragrance of someone of an older age. Won't repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This was given to me in a RAOK by a lovely fragrance board member. I had wanted to try Silences for years as I love Chanel #19 and I'd heard they were similar. I did a side by side test of the two and honestly, they are almost exactly the same all the way through. The difference is that Silences has a mossier base while #19's is softer. I prefer #19, but I really like Silences, too. It smells a bit sexier to me, with that chypre kick. As other reviewers have said, both frags are fine for everyday and every occasion. Silences gets a 4.5, not a five, bcs compared to #19 it's just not as smooth imo, but for a classic and elegant green chypre, Silences is hard to beat. Great price, too. I would purchase a bottle when mine is gone because this genre is an important one in my collection.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Silences is one of those great compositions which can be had for a couple ten-spots, yet smells like you shelled out some serious dough at the Chanel counter. Jacomo's Silences is a green chypre introduced in the late '70s. It follows closely in the line of Chanel No 19 and strikes me as being somewhere between No 19 and Balmain's Ivoire, though closer on the perfume line to No 19. Never having been able to fall in love with Ivoire, I nevertheless find Silences easy to wear and quite enchanting. Silences opens with greens and citrus notes very similar to the opening notes of No 19; these top notes move easily into some well blended florals accented with iris and jasmin. It has intermediate notes similar to the woodsy notes of Ivoire, only without the ashtray/black plastic note. The closing of Silences is both mossy and balsamic, giving it the effect of refined classicism. This is a fragrance which is so versatile, it could sail easily from grocery store to office to evening out. Like No 19, it is elegant and timeless and suitable for anyone at any age anywhere. If you like green chypres with floral accents, this fragrance is a must try. You'll get a lot of bang for your bucks with Silences.
A note on the bottle: it is attractive but rather difficult for people with hand problems to use because the shape makes it clumsy to spray. This is my only criticism of Silences.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Sharp (especially at first) and somehow dated.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
Very soft .. close to the skin chypre fragrance. It starts off as a sharpe green herbal water.. then dries down to a powdery softness.... very nice.
Galbanum, Green Note, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange Blossom .
Orris, Rose, Muguet, Hyacinth, Jasmin.
Moss, Cedarwood, Sandal, Musk .
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is an old favorite. Gorgeous and stay on all day long.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I am enjoying this immensely. It belongs to the 1970s green scent genre along with Chanel No. 19, Mystere and Givenchy III. It also reminds me of Calandre. There is an initial burst of galbanum that stays on my skin. After a while, I can smell the flowers mingling with the galbanum and then it settles down to a very subtle woody, mossy base with galbanum still lingering. I was in grade school in the 70s so my image of beauty was firmly planted in my brain. Green chypre scents were wafting around that decade in various incarnations and itís how I thought beautiful, sophisticated women smelled. Lasting power is quite good.
Notes include galbanum, bergamot, orange blossom, lemon, orris, rose, lily of the valley, hyacinth, sandalwood, cedarwood, oakmoss, musk.