Tabu 1932 Eau de Toilette

Tabu (Eau de Toilette) by Dana
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Tabu (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Dana for women and was released in 1932. The scent is oriental-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Jean Carles

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
SpicesSpices
CorianderCoriander
NeroliNeroli
OrangeOrange
Heart Notes Heart NotesCloveClove
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Oriental roseOriental rose
JasmineJasmine
NarcissusNarcissus
CloverClover
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
BenzoinBenzoin
OakmossOakmoss
MuskMusk
PatchouliPatchouli
SandalwoodSandalwood
VetiverVetiver
CedarCedar
CivetCivet

Ratings

Scent

8.237 Ratings

Longevity

8.434 Ratings

Sillage

8.033 Ratings

Bottle

6.533 Ratings
Submitted by Sniffer, last update on 12.12.2021.

Variant of the fragrance concentration

This is a variant of the perfume Tabu (Eau de Cologne) by Dana, which differs in concentration.
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Reviews

9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Avoirdupois

79 Reviews
Avoirdupois
Avoirdupois
   1  
A brilliant, inspiring, deeply lovely spray cologne !
Truly a work of art that lingers and lingers. TABU spray cologne is ideal for men and women: a powerful, tangy, oriental opening, gently gripping spicy mid tones, carrying youmall the way to its heartfelt long-lasting base notes. My first experience with this fragrance was a revelation ~ that a fragrance could "score" so highly on just about every level, in every category, yet not at an exorbitant price. This is in my "top ten". It's wonderful !
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8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
6
Bottle
Carlitos01

335 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Helpful Review    4  
The sixteen-wheeler feminine fragrance
Almost 90 years went by since this perfume was released by Dana. The XX century the early '30s were quite crazy all over the world. Strong scents were in fashion and Tabu was probably the strongest of them all.
Even still today Tabu is a landmark and a synonym of a strong and intrusive fragrance. Subtlety and discretion are not its characteristics at all. Performance is beasty. You may expect always more than 12 hours of longevity - up to 24 hours depending on your skin chemistry - and its sillage fills a room. Does it project well?... oh yes, it does projects like the hose of a fireman.
This is the kind of love/hate scent. I do love it as a collector. I like to smell it on paper strips and in the back of my hand or my wife's hand. I do not like to smell it as a fragrance to last all day and night on women, and even less on men. It just overrides all other fragrances.
Globally its scent is very pleasant for me, but it's not a piece of cake to feel the same strong intrusive perfume for an entire day.
This oriental perfume opens with a heavy load of spices, followed by cloves and some floral notes. in the bottom notes, you get an animalistic woody balsamic amber with strong musk and patchouli, with some sweetness in the background.
To what can it be compared? Well just picture a situation where you are expecting to drive a fast big car and you receive 5 tons 1000 HP sixteen-wheeler instead.
Yes... this is strong stuff... probably the strongest fragrance in my collection.
I bought the violin bottle. It's kind of tacky but I like it.
In summary in my opinion TABU is a very good feminine vintage fragrance. I do like to test it and even like women to wear it provided they DO NOT APPLY MORE THAN 1 SPRAY. Also, use it only in cold weather. If you use it in a hot club, you will allow a stampede disaster.
Do I recommend it? Oh yes, absolutely! Everybody who loves fragrances and has never tried TABU is just like living in Rome and never having seen the Pope. On top of it, it's quite inexpensive! .... (I mean the perfume, not the Pope).
TABU also reminds me of the Hollywood stereotype of voluptuous women at night, with nice clothes and lots of makeup.

I give it a global rate of 8.25 / 10.00
- between 7 and 8 =above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recommended;
- bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Advice: This perfume may be cloying to a lot of people. Try before you buy.

Music: Marlene Dietrich - "Lili Marleen"

Statements

Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 years ago
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
6
Bottle
Loving fragrances and never having tried TABU is like living in Rome and never having seen the Pope.

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