Les Jeux sont Faits 2013

Les Jeux sont Faits by Jovoy
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Les Jeux sont Faits is a popular perfume by Jovoy for men and was released in 2013. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesEnglish gin
Angelica flowerAngelica flower
Candied fruitsCandied fruits
Dried fruitsDried fruits
Heart Notes Heart NotesTobaccoTobacco
CuminCumin
RumRum
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwoodSandalwood
LabdanumLabdanum
CistusCistus
VanillaVanilla
PatchouliPatchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.8137 Ratings

Longevity

7.8105 Ratings

Sillage

7.1109 Ratings

Bottle

8.5112 Ratings

Value for money

6.715 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 20.01.2022.
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8
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8
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7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review    11  
Cross-border ...
... i am once again on the road and as you know not for the first time!
I go into the world of male fragrances and have discovered here a very charming roughneck at the gaming table of his favorite game club.
So not even this thoroughly male domain is safe from me!

No, not of Stendhal's "Rouge et Noir" or Sartre's "Les Jeux sont Faits" is the speech; although Jovoys Paris from the name of his fragrance borrowed from Jean-Paul Sartre.
But with this fragrance creation, the game is not yet up; on the contrary - "Fait votre jeux" it says!
"Les Jeux sont Faits" is full of possibilities, expands the senses and entices you to engage in this fragrance game that is as interesting as it is elegant.

The spicy opening by angelica and petitgrain is complemented by the initially surprising sweetness of dried fruits.
No, this isn't just ordinary baked fruit; this one was previously soaked in well-aged rum with a slightly scratchy addition of cumin. An interesting scent addition.
And with that, this game opener also leads right into the heart of the matter; the scent cards have been well mixed by a practiced hand!
As befits such an establishment, there is excitement before the next trick and this is heightened by ample rum and gin.
As befits these real gambler types, who resemble the so charismatic film heroes of the 50s and 60s, the aromatic clouds of smoke hanging over the gaming table may not be missing, spiced by the tobacco scent of the valuable cigars lying around open.
A truly masculine ambience is created here in fragrance form.
Truly no business fragrance; this powerful touch of self-confident masculinity would be perhaps yet in the office something out of place. Finally, purism prevails there in the meantime.
(Or is the bottle of French cognac still in the desk?)
And that a "Les Jeux sont Faits" wearer puts himself on the street for a smoke break - no, even I lack the imagination.
In any case, the creator of this powerful sensory experience had: because even the spicy-smoky base does not let this sympathetic fragrance beast become a pussycat.
Vanilla nestles softly and challengingly against its companions, but the trio of labdanum, patchouli and sandalwood only allows itself to be touched by it briefly; does not engage in this sensual, warm distraction.

From a female point of view and on female skin, "Les Jeux sont Faits" is not only made for "hard men". For something pleasant, polished lies beneath the first impression of its rough-hewnness, which flashes again and again (like the diamond ring on the little finger of a shrewd gambler).

The Jovoy brand never ceases to surprise me with its sophisticated scent creations; none of the ones I've had the pleasure of experiencing have disappointed me yet.
Each of them is also wearable for me, even if I lack experience in smoky gambling clubs and back rooms. (Noboy's perfect!, gentlemen!)

So for me, there is no other closing sentence here than "Ladies and Gentlemen: Make your play!"
For he who dares not, has already lost!
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Khrodino

5 Reviews
Khrodino
Khrodino
   2  
Rum, wood, tobacco.
An alcoholic blast, in the opening, that inebriated me, a woody background that opens and wets the nostrils and it smells somewhat dense, almost sticky. It's the smell you can find in one of those pubs when people drink until they pass out or find themselves singing together with perfect strangers, while glasses and beer mugs
potrebbe trovare in uno di quei pub dove si beve fino a ritrovarsi a cantare assieme, mentre bicchieri e mugs inevitably end up spilling onto wooden planks which have recently been given the finish.

Les Jeux Sont Fait is always there, on the edge that separates audacity from exaggeration.
Insomma Le Jeux Sont Fait it is a seductive provocation, intensely masculine (but I would love it on a woman), amiably bold, an emblem of self-confidence. It should be worn in those days, rare or frequent, in which we feel invincible.
9.5
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9
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9
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9
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Kleannor
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Kleannor
Kleannor
Top Review    11  
The feeling of security
I bought my first Jovoy fragrance as a bottling because my favourite YouTuber at the time kept mentioning it. It was "psychedelics," and at first I found him really hideous. "Les Jeux sont fait", which I bought at about the same time, was much more compatible. And yet: The astringency with which he starts made me distance myself early on. Inspired, however, by others who found his drydown appetizing, he still got a chance.
The initial astringency was still to be overcome at first. (I am now sure that this is the angelica root.) But I found it increasingly attractive and charming, but also very masculine. (A sincere compliment to all the ladies who use the scent!) But what comes next, this tobacco aroma + rum/gin: No, it doesn't smell like a pub. It took me a long time to figure out what I was reminded of: A few years ago I went on an old flat bottom boat on the Jsselmeer and there was this magical moment when I sat below deck and the concentrated smell of old warm wood overflowed me. This moment - and the associated feeling of security - I found again in "Les jeux sont faits". In the meantime it has become my signature scent.
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7
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7
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FabianO
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FabianO
FabianO
Top Review    13  
Pictures in the head of "Gangster in Key Largo" - steaming tropical storm, you yourself seeking protection in a pub
Joa, he'll dig in. My first jovoy scent and a flavor worm like that. Probably just a little too sunny today, because "Les Jeux sont Faits" definitely puts very autumnal warming aromas on the table.

The dried fruits, figs, dates - thanks to the slightly bitter Angelica and the somewhat plant-dried tobacco leaf - waft over everything at the beginning, intercepted and nuanced. Not a blunt gourmand bomb, anyway.

But the rum also hits in between and so the Caribbean-Hemingway-Kneipen-Bukowski references below cannot be dismissed. Voluminous, somewhat steamy, always tangent to the sweet, yet recognizably masculine in its spicy patchouli-woody coating.

I'm thinking of this Humphrey-Bogart classic "Gangster in Key Largo" (unfortunately only seen once), with its humid, steamy tropical storm and entrenched Schwaz-Weiß villains.

Persevering, lush, yet quite balanced. It's worth a test
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Oberon21

47 Reviews
Oberon21
Oberon21
Less helpful Review    0  
Les Jeux sont Faits von Jovoy Paris
i really do not understand how can jovoy create something so dated and deja vu ,not bad but too much prizey for what it offers
7
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5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Drseid

808 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
   5  
Starts Off Strong Before The Game Is Up...
Les Jeux sont Faits opens with a very green and slightly peppery angelica before cumin from its heart starts so peek through early. As the fragrance enters its early heart phase the angelica remains but now in subdued form, as the cumin spice takes on the starring role in a big way supported by an almost cognac-laced leathery accord. As the fragrance enters the late dry-down the earlier notes and accords all but disappear, as the fragrance turns soft and powdery, primarily driven by powdery vanilla, relatively sweet sandalwood and patchouli from the base. Projection is average and longevity is on the low side of average at 6-8 hours on skin.

Les Jeux sont Faits is my first introduction to the house of Jovoy, and things are off to a pretty good start. It opens a bit like Angeliques Sous La Pluie with its angelica focus, but it quickly morphs into its primary cumin driven leather accord in the heart notes, reminding me more than a bit of Puredistance M. Finally, as it dries down the fragrance changes once more, now into a powdery slightly sweet mix that somehow seems a bit detached from the rest of the composition before it disappears just a bit too quickly. The first and second stages are by far the best parts of Les Jeux sont Faits to my taste, as they channel two excellent fragrances already in my collection (though neither executed as well as the originals); and then the game is up as in the late dry-down the composition loses its way and tries to be something else. I can certainly say that on the whole the composition is a success, but whether this very good 3.5 star out of 5 rated effort merits purchase at its relatively lofty $180 per bottle price tag is another story. I would stick to the fragrances it tries and largely succeeds at emulating personally.
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