Robert Piguet Fragrances • Fracas • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Would Fracas lovers please stop talking about it???? We don't want everyone discovering it! I ADORE Fracas, and when people ask what I'm wearing I just smile demurely and say, "Robert Piquet". Whilst nearly all other perfumes give me a raging headache, Fracas is a sensual, sensory experience. I even spritz it on my bed pillows (my husband loves it too). Fracas cnadles are also heavenly...even more lovely than Riguad.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I wore this in my early 20's during my senior year in college. I wanted a fragrance that was floral yet sophisticated. I was modeling part time in Boston, and I always got compliments from this perfume during fashion shows. It makes me feel beautiful and elegant. I owned a bottle until I met my ex-husband and he didn't like it (he was also allergic to my cat...I should have known then that he wasn't the one for me), and I got rid of my beloved Fracas because he didn't like it. Well, after reading through all these reviews and after divorcing the loser, I am on my way to Sephora to purchase another bottle!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The name of this perfume is truly fitting, as it so strong and nauseating; it demands attention in a negative way. This is a headache waiting to happen. It gave me one instantly. It's to sickeningly sweet and cloying, and smells like an old ladies perfume. Robert Piguet's Bandit is a much better choice.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I can't tell you how surprised I am that I love this because I don't like many other tuberose scents, including Michael by Michael Kors. This fragrance has a lot of power behind it, so I'll echo the other posters and say be very lighthanded in your application. Also, the scent really mellows within about 20-25 minutes, after which time I'm left with a warm, warm scent. For me, this is not my everyday scent, I wear Yves Saint Laurent's In Love Again (and that's a very different fragrance!). I think of it more as a night-time scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I received a sample of this with an order and sampled it wearing it out to dinner. All night long I couldnīt concentrate on anything because this scent was so overwhelming! (and I had applied it very lightly).
This is a heady floral, strong and bold, as someone says below itīs very "diva-like", and Iīm afraid Iīm not ready for this fragrance just yet.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really, really wanted to like this 'classic' scent. I did, honest. I'm glad I tried it in Sephora and didn't bother buying it.
From the first spray is was nauseating -- just an extremely cloying sweet scent. It was so sweet I couldn't stand to put it close enough to my face to really get a good smell. Made by boyfriend and sister queasy as well. Not a winner in my book.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love the smell of tuberose and when I heard about this I was so excited. I bought a 1.7 oz bottle on ebay for about $25.00 Im so glad I didnt pay $65 for this. Its an interesting smell. My bf says it smells like old lady :( Im so sad that it didnt work out for me. Its smells like a cheap 99 cents store perfum. Its way too spicy in the end. It smells nothing like tuberose.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I must say the first notes that jump out of the bottle and hit you are the Tuberose and Gardenia, it nearly side swiped me with the strength of these two powerhouse scents. What I did, was spray Fracas in the air directly in front of me and walked through it. This scent is not for the minimalist who barely likes to detect their perfume. This is for the woman who wants to smell her perfume and knows its sticking to her. I really was taken aback at first by the intensity, but this is a lovely bright white creamy floral, that when it dries down, keeps the brightness and has the jasmine, veviter, and musk come out and mingle more fully with the white florals. I feel glamourous wearing this, even though unfortunately still at work in my office.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Other Eyes: Other
In the beginning.....There was Fracas.
I was in my Sephora and one of my favorite sales associates suggested that since I had just about everything else new, "Why don't you try this scent?" She said the name.. low, like it was a secret. A treasured secret. She sprayed me( I have to test everything on my skin, and I must admit, sometimes go home smelling like I've been in a "French brothel", as my Granny used to say. I was excited, but didn't let on. I walked around the store. I made OTHER purchases. I left the store and went home. I kept smelling this most amazing smell. It was me!I'm on the train, and this gentleman asked me what I was wearing. OH MY GAWD... I couldn't remember the name! I arrived home and my DH sniffed and fell in love again!
I went back to Sephora some weeks later, wondering what took me so long to come back and pick up my new aphrodisiac.
The price... well it's kind of steep. The name... I couldn't pronounce(after all... I'm a southern gal).. The scent..... I HAD TO HAVE!
I love it. It can be strong if applied with a heavy hand, but it's a guaranteed honeymoon revisited whenever I wear it!
My only problem ..... I can't buy it by the barrel!!!
Edited 3/23/07: OMG what in the world was I thinking? I can no longer wear this scent. It's overpowering and headache inducing so it's gone from 5 lippies to 3. I suppose that as we age,scent perception changes as well. :/
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
It doesn't surprise me that this scent has elicited so many poetic tributes. One whiff can transport me to exotic places I've never been -- The Stork Club in 1955, or the port of Goa. Usually I avoid assertive fragrance but Fracas mails me to the moon.
Funny, I can't stand Caroline Herrera's first scent, which, supposedly, was inspired by Fracas, her then favorite. CH's fragrance strikes me as revoltingly heavy, and you can smell it across the room. Piguet is the company that does tuberose right.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
My BF says it smells like grape popsicle. Hm. I don't like eating them but I like this. It's clear and sharp but not as nasty Gardenia as Michael Kors, Michael which I really don't like. This is more crisp feeling and when it wears off simply superb. Grab it and try it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
A connoisseur may not like a wine/fragrance/poem/ballet/opera etc. but is able to recognise the value and to distinguish it from a lesser item in the category. So, while I did not like Serge Lutens' Arabie, I fully appreciated the skillfullness with which it was created.
I love Fracas. I also love tuberose. The "throw up" element referred to by a previous poster is probably the tuberose since she was unable to distinguish between this fragrance and "Sand and Sable".
It is a heady scent - make no mistake. It certainly is not for everybody. But for those of us who love it, there is really no substitute. It is also rather costly so if I wanted a cheaper tuberose fix whilst shopping for hotdogs and root beer, I might well opt for "Sand and Sable". Then again, I probably would not.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
this is probably THE worst perfume i think i have ever tried. i dont know what people are talking about when they say this smells classy and sophisticated. this reminds me of some cheap perfume you would find in the drug store--sand and sable (as someone else mentioned). both of which make me want to throw up.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I became intriuged with this fragrance a few years ago when I read that everyone from Madonna to Sarah Michelle Gellar wore it. It does have a very strong tuberose scent. I wouldn't wear this on a daily basis. To me it is definitely something for special occasions. I haven't reached for it recently b/c I've been wearing much lighter fragrances but it does smell good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This evokes the smell of mouldering banana peel in a sun-heated unwashed trashcan. The scent of decay - unspeakably vile. Normally I quite like tuberose (Versace Blond, Marc Jacobs).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
FRACAS - a legendary, breathtaking, delicious-fruity and glamorous TUBEROSE scent! Smells *ultra-feminine*. FRACAS is strong, powerful, loud and sexy in a classy refined way. For self-confident women. No perfume for beginners...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
At first I thought it would be too floral-y for me, but once it settles down it's very refreshing. I wear it in spring & summer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I've had the chance to sample Fracas (it is unavailable where I live) thanks to the kind Hirondelle.
I like this scent very much, it is powerful and decidely feminine, in a mature way. Too mature for the liking of many, but I am mad about fragrances that are classic and feminine, even if they remind me of someone's great aunt.
I really enjoy this one and I wear it at night (for day, I prefer softer and cleaner florals, such as Violetta di Parma or Eau d'Azure)
Edit: I now got a 100 ml bottle of the EDP. I still prefer the parfum but I love this and I reinforce every word I said in my previous review: feminine, powerful, glamorous, sexy.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've bought Fracas twice & gave both away in the past, thought it was too strong & headache-inducing. However, a week ago my husband smelled it on a NM catalog scent strip, loved it, & said "MMM this smells GOOD! Order yourself a big bottle of this!" So I did & fortunately, third time's the charm. If you spray lightly only once or twice, it's very soft & lovely & inoffensive - even in this summer heat. Fracas EDP can indeed be subtle & close to the body & beautiful & non-headache-inducing - but light application is definitely best for this one. It smells wonderful & softens into other notes besides tuberose. It's not just the tuberose one-two punch I always thought it was - I'm appreciating the subtle lovely note mixture that I'm picking up as I type this. The complete note list per scentagious.com is -- TOP: bergamot, peach, orange blossom, greens; HEART: tuberose, jasmine, rose, carnation, oris; BASE: sandalwood, cedarwood, oakmoss, musk, amber. After it dries down, it turns from smelling mostly-tuberose into a more fruity-floral melange to my nose, and it's really quite delicious.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the one fragrance I always go back to and, frankly, I don't know why I really bother with anything else. My husband, who never comments on anything I wear except negatively said spontaneously one night, when we were the oldest people at a pop concert and I was drenched in the smell of beer, cigarettes and a mosh pit, "you smell good!" It was Fracas. If it can illicit that comment, and cut through that kind of stench, it really is something special. I suppose the only reason why I haven't made it my signature is I always recognise it on other people, and I don't really want to smell so recognisable all the time. I wear the parfum by the way which isn't quite so heady as it stays closer to the skin.