Sex Appeal for Men (1976)Cologne

Sex Appeal for Men (Cologne) by Jōvan
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Sex Appeal for Men (Cologne) is a perfume by Jōvan for men and was released in 1976. The scent is spicy-oriental. It is being marketed by Coty.

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Fragrance Notes

Spices, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (118 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (104 Ratings)

Sillage

7.1 (109 Ratings)

Bottle

4.7 (115 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 20.02.2020.
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Tom27

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Very helpful Review    7
All disco or what
Jovan Sex Appeal opens very citrically with a good dash of bergamot and lemon aroma but then drifts relatively quickly into a mixture of lavender, clove, vetiver and patchouli accompanied by a hint of sandalwood. After half an hour, the scent split into two camps. On one side it is a very citric chypre and on the other a spicy oriental. When it dries, however, the fragrance tends towards the oriental side and a scent of smooth, warm patchouli, wood, musk and spices determines the base note. The durability is with me with considerable 8 hours with a projection which can be evaluated as average.
In his whole way I classify Jovan Sex Appeal as handcrafted rather than rough and simply embroidered. Also the used ingredients do not smell for me necessarily too valuable. Despite everything I could imagine that Sex Appeal had its reason for existence in the disco time of the 70's/80's, in particular also because of the very favorable price. Today, if it has to be this fragrance, I would rather go for Guerlain Héritage, because this perfume is finer and more harmonious.
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Greatly helpful Review    11
With Conan at the outdoor pool
Enough has already been said about names and outer packaging or the advertising text immortalised on them. I also don't want to talk too much about the wonderful marketing connection that Jovan made with a barbarian fantasy of the great illustrator Frank Frazetta (you can have a look at it in the picture gallery). Just this much: I have a heart for trash with momentum. And an advertising text à la Sex Appeal ("Now that you have acquired the "power" my son, you must swear to me by the sacred sword of Jovan, that you will use the power only for good... never for evil") appeals to the Manowar-Shirt-wearing teenager deep inside me more than any "obsession" could ever have. And anyway: Doesn't this pathos reveal a last remnant - albeit clumsy - of chivalry that is completely absent from the advertising strategists of contemporary flat-laying guarantee fragrances? Be it as it is.

Our lightning rod in the loincloth, which is storming the summit and still challenges the gods on the mentioned poster, first makes himself a lazy afternoon on the skin in the outdoor pool. Seriously: Everything about the head and heart note of Sex Appeal reminds me of visits to the local swimming pool in my childhood: There is a sweaty note, almost chlorine-like in its bite, which I had already noticed in much weaker form in Lapidus pour Homme. More than just a hint of suntan lotion. Something with almond flavor. And basically it was for quite a while already - at least for my nose: nostalgic, but slightly headache chemistry, but quite charming and not horrible, even if it might read like that. Only after a while (but not without strength) sandalwood and patchouli appear dark and warm. Conan has buzzed off the chlorine broth, rubbed herself down and now lies in the dimly lit barbarian tent on a wind-whipped plain, waiting for the arrival of the sexy warrior princess. The staked skulls of his enemies stepped into the dust adorn... oh, pardon me! The teenager in the Manowar shirt had briefly taken the reins. My next review must be for another English classic; Sex Appeal doesn't bring my best to the surface.
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Inexpensive oriental bomb
Inexpensive oriental bomb. Jovan has great portfolio in the industry with only few perfumes, one of which is Sex Appeal. This perfume is an 70's child (it's 1976 production originally) and has strong sharp woody spicy character.

The beginning is so peppery soft lavender with very strange nostalgic vibe that reminds nothing yet it drives me crazy to strain to emerge a retro memoir.

Anyhow, the second phase is on sandalwood and soft vegetal patchouli and stingy spices, cumin and anise probably. The very base encompasses soft sandal, anise, soft musk and rounded amber. A good perfume, at least it was so and I have so many good things with. So sad that such good choices go underrated by their cheap prices.
8/10

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Carlitos01 24 months ago
How can someone state that this fragrance is similar to Dana's TABU, Creed's BOIS DU PORTUGAL, V&R SPICEBOMB and Cardin's POUR MONSIEEUR+3
H27 2 years ago
this essence is too much for me, too spicy in the opening... tried 3 times but I had to wash... unpleasant bomb...sorry but only my opinion
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