Ma Liberté 1987

Ma Liberté by Jean Patou
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Ma Liberté is a popular perfume by Jean Patou for women and was released in 1987. The scent is woody-floral. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes HeliotropeHeliotrope Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits
Heart Notes Heart Notes CloveClove JasmineJasmine LavenderLavender RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes MuskMusk NutmegNutmeg PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood VanillaVanilla VetiverVetiver CedarCedar CinnamonCinnamon
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Scent
8.025 Ratings
Longevity
7.919 Ratings
Sillage
7.418 Ratings
Bottle
6.924 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 06.11.2022.
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WildGardener

328 Reviews
WildGardener
WildGardener
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Free but not Easy
On paper, this is a lemon meringue Cologne de Toilette. A full bodied citrus that could be worn in summer.
There are enough contrasts in this skein of powdery Amber to give it bouyancy, even though it tends to be dry, but in practice it doesn’t quite work on me, my skin brings it out in a rather strange way.
I doubt Jean Kerléo meant this to slide off into some minor key, so I have to be
philosophic and say, I am for Ma Liberté – but – it isn’t for me.
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5
Bottle
5
Sillage
10
Longevity
8
Scent
Drseid

818 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review 8  
Jean Kerleo's Precursor To Patou Pour Homme Prive...
Ma Liberte opens with a very nice lavender note with an undertone that can best be described as a sour lemon and an ever-so slightly powdery heliotrope. The lavender and supporting sour lemon tandem hangs around well into the heart of the scent, now joined by additional florals of jasmine and extremely faint rose. The dry-down consists of the remaining ever-persistent lavender joining clove and nutmeg spice, with a relatively well-concealed cedar wood backbone. Projection is average and longevity is excellent.

Ma Liberte is one of Jean Kerleo's greatest compositions... and regrettably discontinued. It has been compared by some to probably Kerleo's greatest composition in Patou pour Homme Prive, and I definitely see where they are coming from. That said, while I would love to say Ma Liberte was as good as that masterpiece of masterpieces, while the lavender used in the two is probably the same stuff (and the best I have ever smelled for sure) Ma Liberte primarily differs in having a sour lemon undertone at the open and early heart that just rubs me as just a tad bit "off" and gets more spicy in the base, where Patou pour Homme Prive perfects the earlier lavender dominant composition by being much more polished and smooth throughout. Make no mistake, Ma Liberte is an outstanding scent in its own right and few will ever get the chance to smell, let alone own the long-since discontinued Patou pour Homme Prive as it is one of the most rare and highly sought out scents you can find at approximately $500 a bottle nowadays... Those who have Rolls Royce taste on a Volkswagen budget should be extremely happy with Ma Liberte and its approximate current $50 a discontinued bottle price tag. No, it may not be a replacement, but you get 85% of Prive's quality at 10% of the cost, earning a superlative 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5 rating and a "must buy" recommendation for fans of oriental florals in particular.
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Delphine67

81 Reviews
Delphine67
Delphine67
Helpful Review 3  
lavender
First an explosion of lavander, a bit sharp and strong. when I smell again I detect something fresh I think the lemon, then it gets more woody ,powdery even.The lavender is still prominent to my nose, but I can also start to smell some spices cinnamon and the patchouli maybe.The drydown is a lavender woody scent whit a bit of vetyver.
A very nice scent.
I wore the edt version about 20 jears ago and now I have the edp version. The notes in the edp are more prominent then the edt.

Sillage and staying power are great, can smell it still the next day.
Ma Liberte is one of the classics from Patou
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