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on 5/15/2018 10:51:00 PM
More reviews by daffodil50
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I have a real thing for retro fragrances and this is my favourite of all of them. Legend has it that it was considered the "the Genghis Khan" of orientals and was designed as a perfume that prostitutes would wear .It was the inspiration for the later orientals, Tuvara (1948) and Youth Dew (1951). I find a little goes a very long way. If you use a heavy hand, it is quite overpowering, but if you are subtle it is beautiful and lingering. This is the only perfume I wear that gets comments. I feel very girly wearing this.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 3/14/2018 11:56:00 AM
More reviews by undine24
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Here it is: the old-school drugstore fragrance that smells unbelievably like a modern, $200+-a-bottle niche fragrance. Warm, sweet, boozy, sexy, and artsy -- and missing the notes that can cause reviewers to find older fragrances "old ladyish" or "dated." I'm a huge fan of drugstore fragrances, but Tabu stands out from the rest in its of-the-now quality. If Tabu were a new niche offering, perfumistas everywhere would be singing its praises, and $6 1/2 ml samples would be flying off the shelves. :)
on 5/27/2017 12:33:00 PM
More reviews by Olfactoria
Hair: Red, Other, Other
Tabu was, and sadly still is, my nasal arch-nemesis.As I've matured and expanded my fragrance repertoire, I've successfully tackled some heavy old-school fragrances that turned me off as a kid: Ciara, Youth-Dew, Aromatics Elixir, to name a few. I've been surprised by how much I like most well-made vintage oriental or chypre perfumes-- even if I wouldn't wear them on the daily. Today I decided to spring for an $8 bottle of Tabu at Kmart. I hadn't smelled Tabu since I was a kid, and it was the scariest of all perfumes back then: weirdly funky and tinged with root beer and wintergreen, it was favored by older ladies with gobs of frosted blue eyeshadow, bad teeth, and polyester "separates." I was hopeful this would be my last fragrance mountain to conquer. I was wrong.Even though today's Tabu is undoubtedly diluted and cheapened (from its already-cheap status on the '70s), the basic bone structure is all there... And I still hate it. This is among the most offensive perfumes I have ever smelled. I just have a visceral "yuck" reaction to its medley of cheap aldehydes, antiseptic root beer notes, and sweaty/musty musk. It smells disgusting and wrong to my nose. YMMV.
on 11/9/2016 1:52:00 PM
More reviews by yelhsa515
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Other
Last night, I was browsing the perfume aisle at Walmart in search of a new fall/winter frag and then I spotted this little brazen beauty. Having heard good things about Tabu and being a fan of old school perfumes and orientals, I carefully removed it from the box and lightly spritzed my wrist. Suddenly the most delicious and spicy smell wafted up, and I knew it was a love match. But I still wasn't sure, so I tried to set it back on the shelf to try other frags but the bottle fell out out the bottom of the box, clattering onto the floor unscathed as if to say, "NO! You WILL take me home tonight!" This stuff is just what I was looking for! It isn't your run of the mill fruity floral that every other twenty-something woman my age is wearing. This is a heavy, heady and spicy oriental made to assert the wearer's presence wherever they go. For someone who stands out from the crowd but in a good way. On me, it smells like burning incense, cinnamon and cloves, orange, vanilla and musk. Slightly powdery and very smoky/spicy with no detectable floral notes other than some faint patchouli, which probably lends part of the incense smell. And I personally think that this would be nice for a man to wear too, as it smells very unisex but still feminine on me. Ideal for a strong woman who doesn't mind attention. I paid $10 USD for a huge bottle of the EDC and a little goes a long way. I like to hold a q tip up to the nozzle and give it 2 sprays and then use that to dab it behind my ears, wrists, cleavage and behind the knees. That's all you need, and it lasted a goof 8 hours on me (new formulation) It doesn't smell cheap at all, so if you're worried about that then I encourage you to try this out. Especially if you like spicy orientals! This is definitely my new favorite, and my boyfriend loves it too. Will repurchase.
8 of 9 people found this helpful.
on 3/24/2016 2:10:00 AM
More reviews by pixietrixie
Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Top notes: fresh citrus and spicesHeart: jasmine, narcissus, rose and ylang-ylangBase notes: amber, resins, civet, precious woods, sandal and patchouliThis perfume is virtually impossible to label, despite its reputation. One thing is for sure, you will have a reaction to it, whether good or bad.The type of woman who wears this perfume is sensual and warm, just like the perfume (this is a true blue oriental fragrance if there ever was one). But she isn't overtly sexual; that bubbles underneath the surface, right where she feels it belongs. You're just as likely to see her wearing a little black dress and heels as you are a pair of jeans and a plain cotton t-shirt shirt. Clothes, shoes, handbags, makeup...she loves them. Her closet is filled to the brim with both timeless classics and modern looks, and yet you might find her riding on the back of a motorcycle wearing a no name brand tank top, a pair of tight, hot pink jeans and sexy black boots. But make no mistake about it, because this woman adores pearls too.She likes what she likes, and makes no excuses for it. She's free to change her mind, and she does so whenever the mood suits her. But don't expect an explanation because you probably won't get one. That's just not her style and that's not who she is. She's fiercely independent but expects to be treated like a lady. Anything less than that will not be tolerated. She lives life her own way, and makes no exceptions for that. Whether it's baking cookies while wearing a baby pink angora sweater and a ribbon in her hair, or running off for a spur of the moment weekend trip with her lover, or even heading out to a rock concert in leather and sexy stilettos, there's one thing for certain. Tabu is what she's wearing, because like her, it's indefinable. It's feminine. Intoxicating.
on 2/24/2016 5:24:00 PM
More reviews by curlygirl1013
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
One of my favorites, I hoard bottles of this stuff and several violin bottles of pure perfume. They all smell slightly different, some deeper than others but all distinctively Tabu. Tabu is a musky, sensual warm delicious amber yummy scent, not overpowering unless you wear half the bottle. Tabu has stood the test of time for a reason, it is simply a seductively marvelous matriarch of Oriental perfumery.
9 of 9 people found this helpful.
on 12/15/2015 12:09:00 PM
More reviews by Potion
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Horrible rancid stuff. I remember this from my teens when i would take. Whiff of fragrance in the drug store. It overpowered me with that horrible deep oriental smell. Well here i am an older woman thinking that maybe my nose bas matured. Well i still hate it nothing provocative ,luring or sexy. Naybe its just me. I just dont like orientals.
on 12/14/2015 1:07:00 PM
More reviews by shadedmaryy
Skin: Other, Other, Warm
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Tabu is warm, clean and woody, I can also smell musk, not sure if its one of the official notes but its there.I like this enough to make sure I don't run out, so hope to always have a bottle in my collection. Lovely notes of spices, jasmine, citrus, narcissus, rose, ylang-ylang, amber, resins, woods and patchouli. I would rate this 6/10 zen the bottle is awesome like a violin which slots in well with my other bottles of fragrances.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 5/5/2015 2:56:00 PM
More reviews by VanillaQu
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
This smells like lollipop lol It's cute but Nawww I won't be buying this one again. Strangely my mum loves it, go figure...
on 3/9/2015 9:58:00 AM
More reviews by Tigerlilyfeet
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Straight, Medium
This really gives you a bang for your buck! On me it's very warm, woody, powdery, sweet & a bit spicy. A few hours in and it reminds me of Nag Champa incense. I found a giftset on sale with lotion and shower gel. I was afraid it might be rancid, but it's amazingly good.Has a strong vintage/classic vibe too. Love it I will re-buy for sure!
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