W (1995)

Version from 1995
W (1995) by Banana Republic
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W (1995) is a perfume by Banana Republic for women and was released in 1995. The scent is floral-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Honeysuckle, Mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesGreen notes, Lily-of-the-valley, Waterlily
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Mahogany, White musk



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240 Reviews
A Fresh Citrus Floral but...Not Gonna Do It!
I thought I loved it at first, but after about an hour my nose started running and I got a migraine headache. I smelled a fresh citrus floral for the first 10 minutes and was very pleased to find it so reasonable priced. Then when the allergies kicked in, not just me, my husband started sneezing and the cat started wheezing - ugh...I knew it wasn't meant to be. If I had to describe this, I would say that it was like a less slutty version of "Jivago 24K Gold", no offense meant to Jivago 24 K Gold Lovers...I like it, too and this has that same middle with a fresh bergamot and green mandarin note over the top. Starts out so lovely, but after the first hour...the sillage was kicking my you-know-what! So if you like Jivago 24K Gold, but wish it had more sillage and feel that you can do without some of that powdery base, this is half the price...not a bad deal. As for me- it had to go back...'Not-gonna-to-do-it!' As A Bush, Senior, former US Pres. used to say!

247 Reviews
White floral with a touch of green
Banana Republic W (BRW) is a very pleasant, light, slightly powdery, white floral with a green cast. I don't get bug spray on top, as others have reported. However, I do get about 5 minutes of urine, yes urine. It passes, and after that BRW is a fresh & citrusy office-appropriate everyday fragrance.

I like my florals bold or light, and BWR fits the latter group. Unfortunately, there's a white floral that's just a tad irritating to me when I wear it on my skin. Maybe Honeysuckle or Lily of Valley, or the combination of both? I don't get the same irritation when BRW is applied to a card. Amazing longevity on a card, btw - nearly a week later, still there - clear, bright, & clean.

BRW is something that seems like it might be most appropriate for warmer weather, like late Spring or early Summer. However, BRW could be a go-to floral fragrance in the winter. It has enough green pep to brighten gray skies but enough depth to withstand cooler temps.

It's odd but BRW somehow reminds me of Alliage/Aliage, only a lighter, more floral version. I think Alliage is best in Summer and BRW is best in Winter, but you have to have the right chemistry to pull both off.
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W = M
It's a good thing that an upside-down W is an M, because Banana Republic W is a fullfledged unisex scent. This is a refreshing floral citrus with a demeanor somewhere between Bond no 9 EAU DE NEW YORK and NEW YORK FLING. It's quite nice, I must say, although W is on the light side.

I'm actually a bit baffled as to why this perfume is being marketed to women, as it is every bit as appropriate for men. In fact, it lies exactly at the midpoint between feminine and masculine fragrances, with a complete ambiguity that makes it perfect for both. Not too flowery, and not too cologne-y, W offers a perfect balance of notes and wears very well in hot weather.

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