What About Adam 1997 Eau de Toilette

What About Adam (Eau de Toilette) by Joop!
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What About Adam (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Joop! for men and was released in 1997. The scent is green-fresh. It was last marketed by Lancaster.
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Perfumer

Calice Becker

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruitGrapefruit
MintMint
BlackcurrantBlackcurrant
Tomato leafTomato leaf
Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeraniumGeranium
LavenderLavender
SandalwoodSandalwood
CedarwoodCedarwood
Base Notes Base NotesOakmossOakmoss
LabdanumLabdanum
VanillaVanilla
VetiverVetiver

Ratings

Scent

8.2165 Ratings

Longevity

7.4118 Ratings

Sillage

7.2113 Ratings

Bottle

7.2119 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 23.09.2021.

Interesting Facts

The female face of the advertising campaign is Dada Held, photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
ShaunBaker
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You wrap me up
First I must say that I never had the pleasure of smelling the original, but have found an alternative here of which some may know here. I have decided in addition to the Extrait de Parfum first for the edp.
The prelude is truly different from anything you know, and for this is logically the rarely used tomato leaf responsible. This tart fragrance impression, combined with the fruity sweetness and the mint is already something very special.
After the top note has settled and the sweetness increases, you feel almost like wrapped in a cozy blanket.
I now know many 90s fragrances and wonder to this day what went wrong that so many fragrances from that time were discontinued, especially since just what about Adam and the other usual suspects fit wonderfully into today's time. Above all, I notice that nowadays a synthetic note runs through fragrances, which is quite unpleasant to me. Whether it is now Diesel Bad intense, Joop homme Edp, Sauvage or the new Scandal pour homme, it is always the same scent impression of this penetrating synthetic sweet note This did not exist in the past. I would argue that fragrances between the 80s to say 2015 were relatively independent and from the latter date to today are generic and very similar. Is it the ambroxan, or even some other fragrance that's easy to get cheap and serves as a long-lasting base? I don't know.

What I do know is that just what about Adam still works these days. The durability is very good, or I assume that it must also be good with the original, however, it is not a screamer, but rather a fragrance that moves in the "one meter radius". He can then but good! Certainly I run times still a sample of the original over the way and will adjust the review if necessary, and if not, I have found an equal dupe?
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7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Smellavision

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Smellavision
Smellavision
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There's a lot going on here...
From Calice Becker, who among others has done many By Kilian and Tom Ford perfumes (not to forget she also composed the original female J'Adore for Christian Dior) comes one of her first fragrances launched by Joop in the mid-nineties.

There's a lot going on here. It's rather unique and very grassy fresh and herbal, opening with citrusy grapefruit, mint and crisp tomato leaf. Later as the lavender and woods enter, the scent gets more earthy, muskier and a little sweeter from the vanilla. Oakmoss and labdanum supplement this phase of the scent very well. What I find to be especially interesting is the use of tomato leaf that actually adds quite some depth to the scent.

If anyone has tried Liz Claiborne Sport I'd love to know if there are any comparisons to this ??

Anyway, if you're into green scents, then give this discontinued gem a chance - if you can find it at a reasonable price.
9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
ElPosto
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Top Review    21  
Gabi, Adam and I
( my first comment, be indulgent )

It's 1999, I'm 15, severely pubescent and have no girlfriend. But then came Gabi, and Gabi was wild and free and her long hair played with the wind and smelled like patchouli. For my 16th birthday she gave me something about adam and when I used it for the very first time, I didn't understand it
What does it smell like? Tomatoes? Basil?
Until then my olfactory world was limited to ck be/one and adam was too much for me. But I carried him. For Gabi. Whenever we saw each other. And then I wore it even when I was longing for her. At some point I always wore it and it became my first signature fragrance. For he too was different, wild and free. I stood out when I wore it and felt good about it
Due to our old man at that time, Gabi and I didn't last long. But adam stayed. I bought a total of 7 bottles myself before he disappeared.

Today I still own a bottle that is almost half full. I guard him like a treasure. Sometimes in spring or summer I treat myself to a sprayer, take a deep breath and ask myself what Gabi is doing right now.
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
Ajlen
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Very helpful Review    8  
Love in times of so lala
My heart's dancing. And not just with Mia, but on days like these. I was recently delighted with a treasure from my circle of friends. The rescued bottle is dusty and the rest of the contents are clear, but that doesn't harm my joy. The juice is still top preserved and so I can celebrate this best of all Joops today again really!

Back then it wasn't really love at first sight. At the end of the 90s I possessed him and carried him from time to time. But I learned to really appreciate him only with time. It was almost too late. Dancing nights, wild parties, everything he's been through, Adam. And then he was hired. In a time long before Parfumo, without warning, in order to be able to build up if necessary still another Hamstervorrat. Just leave from one day to the next.

Why, I can't understand. I still find him very attractive from today's point of view. The slightly mined, fruity opening with citrus is sweet-fresh and absolutely contemporary. The flowery-woody heart and the spicy-soft finish anyway. And this ethereal green tomato leaf floats over the entire course, rounding off the fragrance and making it unique. So goes unique, dear friends. That's love in times of so lala!

Even if the competition at that time e.g. from Davidoff, Sander, but also from the same house, was certainly a little louder, the performance is excellent by today's standards. Although I didn't exactly apply it lavishly today, I was asked about it twice in the office - that doesn't happen too often. So I don't seem to be alone with my positive perception.

So I can only repeat the call from my statement: Come back, Adam. Everything is forgiven and forgotten! Until then I will enjoy my remaining bottle, which will hopefully make my heart dance quite often
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Hendrikmainz
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Helpful Review    3  
I love Gazpacho & Adam!
First of all, I'd like to join the previous speakers It's a shame Joop took the scent off the market. The female counterpart still exists.
Was he before his time?!

Tomato leaf??
Well, do you want that in a perfume? Head says no, heart after first nose..., ohjaa, give me more of it!!!
And here it is really lovingly incorporated. It's prominent, but never over it! As a gardener's son I know the smell, you can also call it "stench", the tomato plants at heat and when you trim them shoot out.
I never thought I'd hear that in a scent!
But...., hammer, fresh and sweetly combined here, the tomato leaf is the lead singer, but leaves room for his colleagues!
Today it's almost 40 degrees everywhere. I made the right choice with Adam today!

A green, fresh aura surrounds me!

If Eva had the chance again, she would choose a tomato, not the appeal to show off!
I would have chosen the vegetables if I had had the choice!

Time for a petition;)
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 months ago
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Rather linear fresh, green scent. It opens with citruses, blackcurrant and an unusual tomato leaf. The dry down is floral and woody.
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