Jicky 1889Eau de Toilette

Jicky (Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain
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Jicky (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 1889. The scent is spicy-floral. It was last marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Aimé Guerlain

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin orange, Rosemary, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesBasil, Orris root, Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose, Vetiver
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergris, Benzoin, Spices, Leather, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Frankincense, Civet

Ratings

Scent

8.2 (96 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (83 Ratings)

Sillage

6.7 (82 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (83 Ratings)
Submitted by Ronin, last update on 23.10.2020.

Variant of the fragrance concentration

This is a variant of the perfume Jicky (Extrait) by Guerlain, which differs in concentration.
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10
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10
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
2020Antiope
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Very helpful Review    12  
Sophisticated challenging in EDT; loses sophistication in EDP
One of my favourites, which I have been buying again and again for 40 years. Once, just once, I bought the eau de parfum because, according to my wallet at the time, the perfume was simply unaffordable. What a strange disappointment: compared to the eau de toilette, I found the eau de parfum to be far from being as refined as the eau de toilette and in view of this sensation, I was surprised by myself and/or my nose. In order to wear the eau de parfum, you would have to i guess I'll slip into my costume, pick out the Louboutins (which I don't have in my closet of course!) and put on the pearl necklace. Not to mention the Python Clutch.... no; Jicky Eau de Parfum is too ladylike, too gently elegant and feminine for an Oriental.
Jicky Eau de Toilette, on the other hand, is powdery and tangy, adventurous and lively; the
oriental direction is not predominant, but like a signpost that does not tell how long you (woman!) will be on the road and what surprises the journey holds in store!
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10
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8
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7
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9
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Top Review    69  
I'm flying
It is completely superfluous to add another comment to this page, because almost everything has been said and if not here, then on the Eau de Parfums or Extraits page. Jicky is one of the oldest fragrances, perhaps the first modern fragrance with synthetic ingredients, sometimes declared as a women's fragrance and sometimes as a men's fragrance, dazzling like hardly any other fragrance, perhaps fallen out of time or timeless. I don't know.

For lavender lovers, and it is only for them that I am writing this comment, however, that the fragrance is a special revelation. While lavender in the coumarin context is usually much more herbaceous and greener, in its pure form as a genuine lavender fresh floral-herbaceous and in contrast with sweet raw materials (vanilla / vanillin in Caron Pour Un Homme) has a tension arch, only in Jicky this contrast of lavender, wafer-thin Fougère accents and animal notes (Zibet) can be found. Really only Jicky (apart from the close relationship with Mouchoir de Monsieur) smells like this. In addition, there is a nostalgically dusty powderiness, while the lavender is complemented by citric notes in the overtones. It is actually idle to describe all this, because almost everyone knows the scent. However, one should not really suspect that this results in such an idiosyncratic overall sound when reading the ingredients.
Besides, you probably won't like Jicky at the first test. I even hewed: You can't like it at all. There is, for example, the strict, the tense, the backward-looking nostalgic, which must lead to irritation.
However, if you take the fragrance perspective and acknowledge that the concept goes back to the late 19th century (1889), it becomes clear that lavender, coumarin and vanillin lead back to the future. I confess that sometimes when I wear the scent I think I'm flying
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CatarinaCatarina 15 months ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
I just love this animalic citrus and lavender potion. The civet touch is awsome. A landmark from Guerlain!

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