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3.9 / 5

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4.0
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16 years ago

Tabu is a beautiful retro perfume. I'm not going to rehash notes or get all poetic. I do feel compelled to suggest the following to the "It stinks/stank/stunk!" crowd: Maybe some perfumes...

About reviewer (36 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Medium Brown, Not Sure

HairBlack, Kinky, Fine

EyesBrown



5.0
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16 years ago

My first encounter with Tabu was a disappointing one. After reading such glowing reviews here and on other sites, I was intriguied. I took myself down to my local Big Lots to try the "New Dana"...

About reviewer (122 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Curly, Coarse

EyesBlue


5.0
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16 years ago

Firstly, this is not a fragrance I spray all over like a body spray. It is a fragrance I dab on my wrists, behind my ears, between my breasts, you get the idea. My body chemistry is extremely...

About reviewer (635 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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16 years ago

I bought some last year on a whim and while still in the bottle, unless you know how wonderful it smells, you'll think it's ghastly. I sprayed it on knowing what I was in store for: Oranges &...

About reviewer (327 reviews)

Age

SkinCombination, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBlack


4.0
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16 years ago

I've been wearing Tabu on and off for over 20 years. I agree with everyone who says use only the smallest amount. It can be very overpowering indeed. Please spare your co-workers and don't wear it...

About reviewer (816 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


1.0
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17 years ago

I do not understand how anyone could like or love this scent (but there are many great reviews for this), but if you do, I really don't mean to offend you with my discenting, but honest, opinion. ...

About reviewer (218 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Other

HairBlond

EyesOther


5.0
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17 years ago

This is my #1 all-time favorite scent. I had a roommate in my early 20's that introduced me to this and it has been my favorite every since. It is a subtle musky smell. I get compliments from...

About reviewer (39 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesHazel


5.0
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17 years ago

Seeing the recent reviews here convinced me that Tabu was one worth revisiting. My mom had a large bottle of this when I was still at home and definitely too young to appreciate it. At the time I...

About reviewer (489 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


1.0
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17 years ago

My friend's mother used to wear this. It smelled of massive body odor! Her bottle was always fresh. She must have gone through a bottle every month! I tested this recently and it still smells...

About reviewer (118 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Other

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


5.0
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17 years ago

So I saw this the other day as a feature, and I thought........."Tabu??? No way. No way they still make that. And no way people would like it. I gotta read what people say about that stinky...

About reviewer (158 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinVery Oily, Fair

HairRed

EyesOther


3.0
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17 years ago

Since this popped on on the reviews of the day yesterday, I got all intrigued. I went to walgreens and fortunately they had a tester. Sorry, I want to love it based on price & good reviews, but...

About reviewer (22 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesGreen


5.0
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17 years ago

Yikes! I had not thought of Tabu in about half a century but all the warm spicy memories are flooding back. 50's Woman with Italian "boy" haircut , bathed, talc'ed, corseted, Revlon pink vanilla...

About reviewer (82 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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17 years ago

About a million years ago I sat in an OB/GYN exam room crying because I could not get pregnant. The Doctor in his white lab coat, told me to buy a new cologne and a new negligee on my way home,...

About reviewer (111 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Other

HairBlond

EyesBlue


4.0
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17 years ago

I have completely changed my opinion on Tabu. I used to hate it as the most godawful vile stuff. And now I love it! I can't explain it but perhaps it's because as Mexxie says below, it's a...

About reviewer (116 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBrown

EyesBlue


5.0
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17 years ago

If this fragrance was presented to me in a different bottle a different name and a price tag of 80-100$ i would have payed right there on the spot. the first time i sniffed it i immediately...

About reviewer (139 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


5.0
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17 years ago

I have the most vivid memory of Tabu. I was in the 8th grade. It was the mid 70's. There was a very pretty blonde girl, I think her name was Donna that use to always come late to class. She was...

About reviewer (23 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Other, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBlue


4.0
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17 years ago

fed up with the insipid current fragrances available and looking for affordable alternatives online and elsewhere, i came up against tabu and bought a bottle recently (cologne spray, 1.7 oz. for...

About reviewer (66 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


3.0
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17 years ago

On impulse, I picked up a bottle of this from the drugstore. I remember ads for it in the 80's, but I was too young to wear it then. It was a familiar scent, but I wasn't sure how it would be on...

About reviewer (606 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


1.0
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17 years ago

I cannot think of another perfume that smells as repulsive as Tabu. Maybe I am overly senstive to it but everytime I catch a whiff of it--I immediately want to vomit. I've had to change seats on...

About reviewer (27 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


4.0
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17 years ago

Tabu, if you were the product of Serge Lutens or Ava Luxe, the world would love you. Instead, you are synonomous with chintz and cheap, and lurk on the lower shelves of mass market stores. Tabu is...

About reviewer (307 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesHazel