Calamity J. 2009

Calamity J. by Juliette Has A Gun
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Calamity J. is a popular perfume by Juliette Has A Gun for women and was released in 2009. The scent is spicy-oriental. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Romano Ricci

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCinnamonCinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesIrisIris
ISO-E-SuperISO-E-Super
PatchouliPatchouli
Base Notes Base NotesCetalox®Cetalox®
VanillaVanilla
LabdanumLabdanum
Muscenone®Muscenone®
CivetCivet
CastoreumCastoreum

Ratings

Scent

7.7229 Ratings

Longevity

7.3161 Ratings

Sillage

6.5153 Ratings

Bottle

7.3136 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 25.09.2021.
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Julezze
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Julezze
Julezze
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Decision taken
Calamity J. I have for about 5 years in my collection. In this time, I have not yet been able to decide whether he stays, or should rather move on.

I like but the spicy prelude with cinnamony sweetness and also the synthetic animalism of the fragrance. Recognition value is definitely present and especially many similar fragrances I do not know (times yet).
But what does not convince me and tears the years back and forth, is the performance. Both the durability and the charisma. I ordered the fragrance blindly after reading the numerous comments here. Wilder and stronger is what I was expecting it to be. But after the prelude, he quickly becomes quiet, although oriental, but for such a yet quite quiet.
Unfortunately, until today I have not found an alternative that strikes in the same direction, but brings more power. Therefore, I have never overcome me to give him. If it were stronger, it would be a warming winter favorite. The smoky sweet base fits well in the cold.
A little desperate, I am now faced with the next decision. That would be whether
i will repurchase Calamity j, or leave it. Because the upper question has become moot. My younger daughter (3) has just unfortunately got hold of it and smashed it on the floor....
R. I. P
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8
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5
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5
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5
Bottle
Katad

58 Reviews
Katad
Katad
Helpful Review    4  
Lovely and Lovelier
The sweet floral (iris?) and patchouli notes of Calamity J. are detected first by my nose. Very lovely. Afterwards I get a slight plastic or leathery vibe, but not unpleasant, it goes very well together. Becomes very smooth and delicious near the ending, when vanilla and lavender comes out. I really like it.

Not overly long lasting or great sillage for me, unfortunately. I'm not sure it would be of good value, unlike Vengeance Extreme or Mad Madame.
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5
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5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
Helpful Review    4  
Unisex JHAG
To my nose Calamity J is a nice mix of amber, patchouli, a bit of iris and vanilla, with a nice musk note that's not very animalic/dirty.

It's sweeter than Citizen Queen and also less metallic. Also Calamity J doesnt have the huge aldehydes.

It's very well balanced and unisex in my opinion.

Great scent that's suitable for all year.
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Awesomeness

247 Reviews
Awesomeness
Awesomeness
Very helpful Review    4  
A JHAG that I would consider
I ordered the sample pack from JHAG, and I fully expected to like them all. I did. But this one ... oh, my. What a glorious grower of a scent! It's my favorite from the JHAG line-up and the only one that I'd consider buying.

The top is nothing special, and thankfully the patch is well behaved on my skin. As it dries, Calamity J develops into a deep woody that's just a bit smokey & powdery, with a touch of sweetness. It wears close to the skin and longevity is about average. It wears closer to a light perfume oil than to an EdP or EdT on me.

On me, Calamity J Wears like the base of Midnight Poison (but not as medicinal, no rose), is similar to Shiseido Feminite du Bois, and has a touch of Le Baiser Du Dragon. If you find yourself attracted to that olfactory space,with a little sweetness thrown in for good measure, you'd probably like Calamity J too.

Order sample packs containing 2ml vials from the JHAG website. 7EURO or 11USD, includes international shipping, via paypal. My order arrived in the US from Paris in 7 days. :)
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
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A Simple Yet Pleasing Patchouli Amber
As the cold weather began to descend upon us in Boston, I was anxious to compare some of the amber perfumes in my queue, and Juliette Has a Gun CALAMITY JANE is a nice one! This relatively simple blend primarily features patchouli and amber to my nose—I don't really detect the iris distinctly—but what a lovely blend it is! Smooth and golden and resinous and seductive...

This composition is not all that original—I have sniffed a couple of other niche perfumes inhabiting the same neighborhood—but I guess that just goes to show that high-quality patchouli and amber notes marry well! It seems to me that when a simple yet compelling combination is meant to be, then multiple perfumers are bound to come up with it eventually.

I would love to have a bottle of CALAMITY JANE... This perfume has good longevity and perfect wintertime sillage: warms up on the skin to waft up the neck of a snuggly sweater. Definitely unisex.
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Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Ineverwas

45 Reviews
Ineverwas
Ineverwas
Helpful Review    6  
The Devil wears Calamity J
Although I didn’t find it in the notes, Calamity J smells a lot like incense to me. It must be the iris, musk and lavender that ingeniously combine to give off a certain smoky character to the composition.

It has a somewhat solemn, heavy feel to it, as if you're in the presence of a very powerful element - it makes me think of stepping into a Roman-Catholic church, with its long aisle, painted windows and distant echoes resounding at every step. Only I'm not a believer. On the contrary, I feel like a bit of a Devil wearing this, sinking my finger into the holy water and making it boil.

Calamity J is advertised as a masculine perfume for women, reminiscent of the dandy fragrances of the past - in one word, it's unisex. The iris, lavender and ambergris keep it fresh and woody at all time, amber and vanilla give it rounder edges to make it work for women, while the patchouli and musk provide a solid power boost. It's quite a little engine of a perfume and there's a beautiful synergy between the notes and accords.

This is a remarkable scent, that has a strong personality of its own and demands a strong personality to wear it. It's devilish and untamed, versatile and intense, a non-conformist blend of modern and retro, feminine and masculine. Very (wickedly) fun to wear!

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