Passion (1983) Eau de Parfum

Passion (Eau de Parfum) by Goutal / Annick Goutal
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Passion (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Goutal / Annick Goutal for women and was released in 1983. The scent is floral-sweet. It is being marketed by AmorePacific / 아모레퍼시픽은.

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Fragrance Notes

Tuberose, Egyptian jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Oakmoss, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.2 (57 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (39 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (31 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (36 Ratings)
Submitted by Lissy, last update on 06.12.2017
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Omni

69 Reviews
Omni
Omni
Helpful Review    7
Marrakech Express
You're about to take a trip without leaving the farm.
It begins at the farm where Grandpa is burning a pile of hoary leaves that didn't make the compost. They're comfrey and borage, sorrel and thistle, and the herbal smoke assaults your nose followed by the taste of bitter lettuce swirling in your palette. It blends strangely with your perfume, First by Van Cleef and Arpels. A worse combination would be hard to find.
At this stage it's, quite frankly, unpleasant. The floral joss sticks mentioned by other reviews are there in abundance, wafting the attar of the funeral pyre.

Whoosh! It's gone, you've dropped into the sultry air of the tropics, transported by a Matrix. Now you're engulfed by climbers, Mandevillea and Port St John creeper, the air treacle thick in the tropic of Capricorn. They exert their pressure on the jasmine as vines do on trellis work, insidiously twining. Passion is a boa constrictor.

The dry down is beautiful, and it needed to be after the previous two hours. Is it worth the struggle?
You must decide. Forewarned is forearmed.
Kosmoskukka

18 Reviews
Kosmoskukka
Kosmoskukka
5
Spiritual Passion
I find this beautifull scent to reminding me of true nature of passion and longing. Its not the goal to action. But its that feel... when You are missing, longing and feeling inside of You our passionate feels. Its that distance what is existing between You and your loved one. If You can see carefully and deep of the true nature of passion, there is beauty in that space between lovers, in your longing feel. Not in action, not in this scent. This scent reminds me of spiritual passion, longing.
Love from Finland.
7.5 7.5 1.0/10
Rubyred

49 Reviews
Rubyred
Rubyred
3
Mish mash white floral
Passion - gave this one away. Boring white floral. White floral perfumes don't excite me - ylang ylang is a yuk yuk cheap and nasty hippy oil, patchouli and I are not friends and I love the tuberose my mother grows but it rarely translates into a lovely perfume - it has to be done well for me to appreciate it. A strange aspect of this perfume was that it had little smell on me until my body was warmed up - by the sun or through exertion. Then just a boring white floral, stronger as my body got hotter. I think my girlfriend likes it. I do however love AG Ce Soir Au Jamais - a luscious dewy dripping red rose. PS my girlfriend gave it back. she didn't like it that much. Now gone to a new home.
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    4
Passion in 1983, Obsession in 1985. Typical 80s escalation.
The emotion passion has come to be confused with the expression of passion. Focussing on quixotic symbolic gesture, passion has come to mean any attention seeking act. With a vocabulary borrowed from the romantic comedy, it’s a very long short-hand. Set this in a culture where an action’s value varies directly with the number of people who witness it and passion loses its meaning as an internal state.

Annick Goutal’s Passion fits an older definition that describes an emotional state on the spectrum from enthusiasm to compulsion. Yes, there are objects of passion, but passion is what you yourself feel.

Passion, the perfume, is gorgeous. It’s a blended floral, a prospect that by itself is hit-or-miss, but it’s also a combination of tropical and seasonal white florals. A failure with this mix of genres could be a disaster, but Passion is exquisite. It is identifiable and has excellent form along with an ambiguity that lends itself to mystery rather than indecision.

Mixed florals such as Patou’s Joy and de Nicolai’s Number One show that the ‘prettier’ aspects of a flower, the sweetness and light, are important, but the expertise lies in the perfumer's use of the rawer, less obviously fetching side of the flower. Passion draws on this underbelly of the flower to paint a mixed floral, but because it used both classical and tropical flowers, it has a larger palette to draw on. I don’t find Passion overwhelming or oversized. It is buttery and textured and relaxed. Passion lets its hair down. As for us men, Passion leaves its shirt-tails untucked suggesting not so much informality as the desire for an easy range of motion. Again, passion isn’t about the reading. it’s about the inspired state.
Pansylady

27 Reviews
Pansylady
Pansylady
Helpful Review    1
vanilla rose
On me, Passion smells like a warm vanilla rose scent- somehow brings to mind Coty Vanilla Woods, a real blast from the past.

Passion has far more potency/longevity than do most of the AGs, for which it gets a few extra credit points
5.0 7.5 7.5 9.0/10
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Very helpful Review    4
Absolute luxury
When I first smelt this, I melted. Passion is so unbelievably unique, warm, enticing and sexy. Whilst wearing this scent for only a few minutes, and walking down a crowded street, heads were turning and men were stopping me and asking me what I was wearing. With only one simple spray of this potion on my wrist, I felt confident, beautiful and glamorous.

The first initial spray is indeed rather heady and strong, but the scent itself is unlike anything else. The warm vanilla, jasmine and tuberose blend is to die for. The scent reminds me of old fashioned stores filled with lace, rose scented oils and antiques. Passion is such a comforting scent with a slight incense touch in the base which settles beautifully on the skin.

Because this fragrance is niche you won't find many women wearing this, hence the reason why I love this fragrance so dearly. The lasting power is fantastic and the warmth in the drydown is unlike anything I've ever tried before.

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Cumulnimbus 3 years ago
Creamiest luxurious white flower ever. Very unique discrete and beautiful with a classic class style. All year around wearable.+5
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