The spices in the heart accentuate the beauty of exuberant flowers: jasmine, narcissus, rose and ylang-ylang.
Warm oriental base includes amber, resins, civet and precious woods – sandal and patchouli.
But still nuff respect for this grand Dame, at least from me. I went to the fragrance shops this weekend to test Tabu to see if this is really unisex...
Jean Carles was well known for his wonderful creations made of unusual materials.
Before creating Tabu, he was instructed to make a fragrance for a whore (‘un parfum de puta’). Its luscious oriental floral composition starts with fresh citrus and spicy notes.
It's a pretty square 2 oz splash bottle, thin in width, screw on black cap. I like Tabu, but I wanted some vintage dust/musk/animal/skank. It smells like an ambery "root beer-isk" musk that is slightly dirty in a weird sexual way LOL.
This is a fragrance "TO TEST" for ALL fragrance collectors and people who like the way fragrances performed "back in the day".
I discovered it after reading reviews of other vintage jems that I own. It's probably horribly watered down compared to its vintage self but I don't mind having never smelt the vintage.
I was intrigued by the lady of the night mythology behind this scent and had to add it to my collection. If I want a longer lasting root beer experience I will reach for my signature Youth Dew anyway.Online shops offers: Fragrance 7 items for 3.24 - 14.29 2 items for 8.95 - 9.95 GBPFragrance UK 2 items for 10.98 - 13.62 GBPPerfume Click 3 items for 11.45 - 12.55 uk 2 items for 13.09 - 16.09 GBPFragrance 2 items for 14.39 - 17.85 USDExpress Chemist 1 product for 9.55 GBPView products...The first fragrance of the house was Tabu, created by Jean Carles 1932.the next day I smelled it on my bathrobe and wow, I started craving it.At different times I get different notes, maybe depending on how active I am. This fragrance is a trip to memory lane since it was the perfume my grandfather used to wear.Now that it's winter, I'm kinda obsessed with Tabu. Vintage Tabu EDC is very much like vintage Bal a Versailles EDC in my opinion. This is about the current formulation, which I understand captures the essence of the scent. FINDINGS: This is a very odd fragrance, but it is strangely modern by the late 80s standards. I am not saying it smells like them, but it has the musky nature of Kouros (NOT as animalic and pissy LOL) and the sweetness of Ted Lapidus Pour Homme.