Many thanks to all the reviews x Update, it's a shame we can't thumb down the review and it not disappear, so we can get a true idea of things, any way this is not a review of sorts so feel free to push down if you want to make me disappear. I blind bought TABU a while ago, since I read the raving reviews, noted the very affordable price and found the notes appealing. At first spritz, it was definitely strong, but I did initally like the spice bomb men´s cologne vibe it was giving off. It felt like I had a full spice drawer around my neck and it seemed to get heavier by the minute.
I feel like I can wear this fragrance anywhere, but my favorite is in a leather armchair with a cigar and a glass of bourbon.
I personally don’t really get the scandalous name and sexy backstory for this scent.
I wore Tabu every day for around 12 years, ❤ Tabu for my nose is a amazingly good scent, truly a timeless beauty and I think it's unisex, sexy and wonderful.
It's got so much going for it, warm, boozy, powdery, intense, sultry, affordable, easy to find, not everyone is wearing it, it's interesting and as I said, it's afordable!
i am experiencing the last legs of the dry down now and can smell a soft comforting resinous fragrant, but that does not save the whole experience for me and just because something is old or has history doesnt mean its good. You say nasty and cheap, I find it lovely and sexy and charming. im happy others find pleasure in it but i find it sad some grand classics are overseen 'due to price' and this by many held up as a well formed oriental, just because its affordable and there for accessible, and its just not, it smells cheap as what it is.
i have respect for perfumes not the romantic marketing stories that come with products that become out of whack with what it really is.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.Granted what is sold today is a shadow of it's former glory.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...I know I’m not imagining things, the larger rectangular bottles of this and Navy that they sell at Walmart this time of year for are without a doubt watered down. I have a small cello bottle of Tabu and a small 15 ml of Navy neither is a vintage and they both have more power then these larger size bottles. As a disclaimer, this is not a review about vintage. Especially if you like Ted Lapidus Pour Homme (the original) or Kouros (the white bottle).