Replica - Jazz Club (2013)

Replica - Jazz Club by Maison Margiela
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Replica - Jazz Club is a popular perfume by Maison Margiela for men and was released in 2013. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPink pepper, Lemon, Neroli
Heart Notes Heart NotesRum absolute, Java vetiver, Clary sage
Base Notes Base NotesStyrax, Vanilla, Tobacco leaf absolute

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (352 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (293 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (295 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (281 Ratings)
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SvenScent

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SvenScent
SvenScent
   5  
More hospital than jazz club...

Margiela's Jazz Club had been on my watch list for quite some time, as I found this rum-tobacco mixture extremely appealing and had already seen some positive reviews on You-Tube. However, I was afraid of a blind buy because of the not so very low price. So I was all the more pleased when a dear member of this forum pointed out to me that you can get samples of the replica series over the Internet. I then ordered a sample from the Jazz Club and was happy to be able to test it.

But the scent didn't knock me off my feet!
Already the prelude is not so tasty, but citric-fermented, as I think. The heart then shows a clear hospital chord, which is not mine at all. I can't say exactly where it came from. It cannot be the clary sage alone, because it is contained in some of the fragrances which I count among my favourites. Moreover, the rum is very reserved and does not have the class of the 'Bentley for Men Intense'. I had expected much more than that The best part is the finish. As has already been pointed out frequently here, it has some similarities to Dolce & Gabbana's 'The One'. But I don't find this one quite so successful either, as the tobacco is all too much camouflaged by the sweet vanilla. I prefer the tobacco and amber collaboration of 'The One'! Besides, this strange hospital smell is still noticeable in the background.

All in all, I am therefore glad not to have made a blindbuy, because, frankly, the fragrance is not for me. This is astonishing, since I actually like boozyness and tobacco very much - but I prefer to stay away from hospitals...!
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Ena

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Ena
   4  
Pure pleasure and flashback to the old times
I'll leave it with the fragrance description for now and tell you about my feeling when I applied it for the first time.

I felt like I was just smoking a cigar in a bar in the Bronx in the 60s and drinking a whisky on the side.

Try it out, close your eyes and let your imagination run wild
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Tom27

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Tom27
Helpful Review    6  
The nightclub fragrance
Hardly any other perfume is able to give me the impression of a hip nightclub in the middle of Havana.
Woody aromas are mixed there with spices, alcohol and tobacco accompanied by an animal-like base to create an olfactory impression that fits perfectly into the lively, exotic nightlife of this Caribbean metropolis.
Immediately after spraying Replica - Jazz Club starts with a peppery citrus chord. After a few minutes, caused by a BarberShop-like vetiver note, I dive into the earthier parts of the fragrance. An intoxicating, dark, sweet rum supported by a hint of sage is added to create the incomparable club atmosphere. In further development, the fragrance begins to dry and leaves an aroma of dry vanilla styrax enriched with Iso E Super, which now almost smells like the wooden interior of the nightclub. At the very end, all the aromas seem to come back for a rendezvous. Alcohol, candied tobacco, the wooden club chairs and a minimal sweaty note round off the olfactory experience in a pleasant way.
Admittedly, I have already smelled more beautiful Bay Rum or even better cherry tobacco, but the combination of the described ingredients produces a unique smell, which I smelled for the first time here.
The durability on my skin is unfortunately only average and the projection is interestingly also not really strong, as you might assume. Since I would apply the scent anyway only for nocturnal rambles, the durability, which is with me with about 6 hours, is also no issue.
I cannot share the classification as unisex perfume and see Replica - Jazz Club as a thoroughly masculine fragrance.
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TRehf

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TRehf
TRehf
   1  
Jazz Lounge
Background story:

My background story of Jazz Club is the same as my background story of By the fireplace (i've written a review for this one as well): I tried them at the same time. I liked both at the same time. I bought both at the same time.

Things about Jazz Club that come in my mind:

- boozy, elegant, masculin, non-smoky tobacco, going out, inviting
- I would say its more appropriate in a Lounge atmosphere than in club atmosphere
- Can be worn in any season of the year but in my opinion too strong for high heat and too weak for extreme cold. Fall fits best.
- more appropriate for casual wear because of the boozy qualities
- I usually do not more than 5 sprays but I can imagine up to 7 sprays in outdoor scenarios.

Scent:
- I do see some similarities to D&G The One. But the are not redundant by any means.
- The scent is quite linear on my skin: starts as boozy tobacco and finishs as boozy tobacco

Subjective rating: 8.5
I am a big fan of this one. It is my favorite from Maison Margiela although I have to admit that I find By the fireplace more unique and more complex. It is just that kind of scent that I can imagine smelling all the time.

Objective rating: 8.5
As I mentioned before, Jazz Club is not redundant to D&G The One but shares some nuances. I see Jazz Club beeing a people pleaser as well as The One is.

Longevity:

I don't know if its just the Maison Margiela DNA but I do get noseblind to Jazz Club as well as I do get noseblind to By the fireplace after 2...3h. However I have tested it over night and it was weaker than by the fireplace but still detectable after the night. I'm giving it 8h.

rating: 8

Sillage:
I do smell it until I get noseblind but outgoing from the reactions of others, I would say the sillage is there for 2.5...3h. The scentcloud itself seems less dense as By the fireplace.

rating: 6

Bottle/packaging:
Copy & Paste from By the fireplace:
"I do find the whole concept of the replica line fantastic. I do like the creativity that Maison Margiela put in their scents as well as in their labels. There is only one downside in my opinion: the missing cap. I don't understand why some brands don't have caps on their products. For example: I'm travelling a lot and of course I do want to take one or two fragrances with we. For me, it's a reason to not take a fragrance on a trip if there is a risk that it sprays accidentally in my luggage.

rating: 8 (9 minus 1 because of the missing cap)"
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AgnesEva

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AgnesEva
Less helpful Review    8  
Like "Birdland" in New York...
Wow... when I first smelled that perfume I felt like I was taken back to 'Birdland' in New York where I saw a great jazz concert. Yes. This perfume smells absolutely like a jazz club and asks me if Aliénor Massenet sometimes romps around there himself. The scent of drinks, leather seats, cigars, aftershave... Perfect. Perfect. If a fragrance can revive memories so strongly, even after 10 years (it is exactly 10 years ago that I was in Birdland), then it is a masterpiece. I don't like the bottle very much, though. I want a real cap on my perfumes.
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DerDefcon

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DerDefcon
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Berlin nightlife
As a student in Berlin, it occasionally whirls you through clubs and bars, depending on your financial situation. I'm more of a bargoer, someone who likes it a bit more cosy and sociable, someone who reacts very sensitively to music that is too loud, because I want something from my ears later on as a music lover.
In this city there is plenty of choice of bars. A walk through the Warschauer Straße can widen the horizon and no - I'm not asking you to stock up at the dealer's S-Bahn station there. There are large bars, smaller bars and the really beautiful and cosy, but really very very small rooms, which often function as real insider tips. These small bars have something special that can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. What I mean is that you can quickly get into conversation with strangers. Not infrequently one or the other acquaintance arises here. But it can also work differently, when someone is sitting next to you at the table, whom you would love to grab by the ears and drag outside. Maybe this person is not even aware because of their high alcohol consumption that they are now punished by the other bar visitors with pejorative looks. Let me tell you a little story:

A middle-aged gentleman enters our small, tranquil bar. You can tell that he's already swum up a bit, but good ... we're here in Berlin's nightlife. As long as he doesn't take you to the ring ... (PS: Just because you puke into a lane doesn't make you "groundbreaking".)
In any case, he was worried about his appearance when a few hours ago he stood in the bathroom in front of the mirror, straightened his hair and applied something citric and spicy, which everyone in this compact room of course noticed. Really pleasant, I must say. I liked that.
What I probably forgot or ignored was that the bar I had chosen was a smoking bar. Nobody's lit a cigarette around here yet. Our newcomer should be the first. After inhaling two cigarettes within a very short time - a miracle that he didn't suck up the filter at the same time - it smelled a little smoky, but by no means disturbing. But this changed within a very short time, when our slightly drunk newcomer remembered that it was a little too warm for cardigan, scarf and coat. All this he put away and unfortunately right next to me. I was overcome by a cloud of cold cigarette smoke, which must have settled in the clothes of that gentleman. With all the comforts, it was over. I simply can't stand such smells, be it customers at work who stink up our shop or the gentleman next to me, and as a four-time dog owner I'm used to some olfactory torture.
The smoke should accompany me the whole evening and this evening was long - very long. And our newcomer - well ... in the meantime it was not so new anymore - it was really filled up. He seemed to be a rum lover, who was probably used to a lot of rum, but despite the habituation effect the crash had to come sometime. If his place was and so automatically also the one next to him, thus mine, flooded by an aura of cold smoke and already a felt half glass of spilled rum, this was now still intensified. If he had spilled the expensive drink every now and then due to his ever-increasing blood alcohol capade, it fell completely out of his hand. Although he was already completely dense, but still master of his senses to the extent that he was anxious to save his drink, he tried to catch it somehow, but it failed. Instead of catching it, he catapulted it onto his clothes, which had been taken off about two hours ago, by means of an artistic mistake, which I would rate as eleven out of ten. What was up my nose here made me look for a new place. I didn't want to endure something so musty and smoky that was "decorated" with cheap rum. If you want to feel the whole thing without tearing the film, hanging over the toilet and other excesses, I recommend you either to buy this scent here or - and this is much cheaper - to get you a cheap rum and tip it into an ashtray, in which the cold ashes of the last days or weeks are located.

At the end it should be said that you can only help such people by not letting them into your premises in the first place. But what can you do? At the beginning it was quite fresh and pleasantly dieselled in. Who then calculates with such an end?

Then I went out, because unfortunately another table was no longer available. Olfactorially I was then expected by a breeze of Berlin air, which at that moment, albeit in a somewhat unpleasant way, blew my nose free.
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Basti87

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Basti87
Very helpful Review    12  
Pina Colada Feeling
Maison Margiela. A great brand which you can count to the niche but the prices are fair through and through and somewhat more expensive than designers. This year I took By the fireplace and tested more good scents with this, Music Festival and the women's scent Lipstick on. Very high quality and good performances and my test by this brand will certainly continue.
Last year I ordered a small bottle of this fragrance. Also because this fragrance concept already fits into my baggage scheme. I like sweet-spicy scents very much and also the name Jazz Club, very appealing. Pyramid also sounds like nightlife, especially with tobacco, rum and vanilla. I was excited and not disappointed. Still, I expected him to be a little different than I got.

The Replica range has great flacons with this old school typewriter-look fabric label. Top and very noble. By the fireplace I stood here and that looks very noble. It does not have a lid, but it makes a powerful impression.
I was expecting a rather heavy scent. Winter, crisp cold and rather warming and for the nightlife. I got a tropical pina colada coconut scent. I have to say: You can wear it even at warmer temperatures. This coconut rum vibe is fun and great for beach parties, warm summer evenings and nightlife. Even though it is wearable at colder temperatures, I see it totally in the Tropical direction. I don't see much of the pyramid. A coconut-like note, a boozy rum note, vanilla and a pleasant tobacco note, which fortunately does not appear musty. In addition, there are fresh notes which keep this fragrance pleasant. I don't notice a lot of progress either, which doesn't bother here either. Very reminiscent of a Pina Colada, which comes across high quality and not trashy. Great done and great for fans of tropical cocktails. If jazz would come to my mind at all costs. I don't think so.
Performance is pleasant with good Sillage. Can be worn in the evening or in the nightlife. Since it is less penetrating even in leisure time and in everyday life. But because of the rum it is more suitable for the evening and nightly leisure time. Even though the vast majority don't look at him for warmer days: For me, it's warm days. Especially when the evening sun comes and the great heat disappears.

All in all, a great fragrance for me that convinces me. Not at the top of my wish list, but worth a purchase. Prices are fair and he's worth the money.
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DarkWinterCS

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DarkWinterCS
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A fragrance between a chilly bar and a chemical conditioner
Why only this lurid title for this fragrance? You might ask yourself that if you're reading this. That's why I start the other way around and give a direct account of what bothers me at the Jazz Club and why I chose this title.
Because in the head and heart note Jazz Club sprays a mixture of scents on my skin which reminds me of a chemical rinse and a lot of synthetic substances. I don't want to rule out that this was due to the weather, the temperatures or my mood, but this experience was not very pleasant.

But let's get to the good sides of perfume.
Imagine a smoky bar, seated in an alcohol mist and with old leather furniture. Very dense, sweety-spicy and somewhat woody-leathery.
Furthermore, the development of the fragrance is very predictable. You can almost feel how it develops and how it makes itself felt on the skin. This takes away your curiosity, but does not surprise you with unpredictable things.
Everything the name of the creation says is reflected in the notes
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FabianO

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FabianO
Top Review    17  
Actually, a better, nobler, more sensual version of "The Gentleman."
At first I thought after spraying on: "Well tol, copy of D&G..." I think it's okay, the fragrance is stylistically interesting, but not intoxicating; for me the "gentleman" seems a bit too striking and loud in his style.

No, but with a bit of patience the "Jazz Club" shows that after a start on the same starting line, it will soon be qualitatively and aromatically hurrying away and setting other accents.

It is quite a warm, even slightly sultry fragrance; in this respect the name fits perfectly. Hot danced and swinging, many people in a small space, slightly ecstatic.

Rum, sage, tobacco, vanilla - these 4 cornerstones determine the aromatic events - rather something for the cooler days and evenings. The aromas are well interwoven, sensual, warming, somewhat sweet and wafting, but without losing themselves in stickiness.
The sage, on the other hand, has a somewhat herb-etheric background, the tobacco is sun-golden and the rum and vanilla add very sensual, cuddly nuances.

In fact, this is a reason for any D&G fans to become unfaithful. This fragrance can see its price anyway.
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StefaniH

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StefaniH
Top Review    16  
"And the shark that's got teeth"
For a long time I wanted to write my first comment on Parfumo, even if I don't want to call myself the best fragrance critic. I can't remain silent about Replica Jazz Club, because this fragrance enchanted me from the very first spray. I have never found the name of the perfume more fitting for any other fragrance. So the attempt of a fragrance description:

Jazz club is sexy, jazz club is attractive. The scent has something exotic for me, too, so I think I smell coconut. Maybe my nose is fooling me. As for fragrances, I'm no expert at all. I mean smelling the rum. The shelf life is good and can withstand a complete evening, I would say 6-7 hours. The Sillage is also good in the first 2-3 hours and you are noticed. Later the scent sits down and accompanies you very closely. But durability and Sillage are also always an individual thing. Even the next day I notice Jazz Club on my jacket collar.

If you spray it on, you really feel transported to the jazz clubs of New Orleans. For me it is my scent of the theatre in which I work as a musician. Recently at the dress rehearsal for Brecht's Threepenny Opera: "So after the summer break I come back to the theatre, past the orchestra and singer's dressing rooms, straight to the big house on stage. Every stage has its own smell and every stage smells different, can hardly be described. So I build my instrument and I wear jazz club. In this ambience, the fragrance comes into its own so well, it simply fits perfectly, no - it is perfect and made for it. Made for a jazz club, but also the theatre has the atmosphere of a wicked jazz club this evening. At the latest when we play the Pirate Jenni or the Canon Song, because Weill's music, which he wrote for the Threepenny Opera, also has elements from jazz.

I must say, with this scent I feel unbeatable, self-confident and perfect - the right conditions to deliver on stage.
Was the fragrance perhaps conceived for musicians of a jazz club? Anyway, he fits like no other. Despite everything, it also goes well with other situations and you can also wear the scent well during the day. In the evening it is only more beautiful and unfolds all its charm.
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Carlitos01 12 months ago
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A Margiela to use in warmer days and to balance with By the Fireplace for the cooler season. Fresh, boozy and sweet and a natural pleaser.
KingPin 14 months ago
4.5
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8
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Comes off as a bit pretentious. Not classic or interesting to me.
JoaoMartins 19 months ago
4
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9
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Too generic for its pricetag. Expected way more uniqueness
ScentedSalon 4 years ago
7
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Doesn't quite land. There is a harshness to the rum instead of smoothness. More skill in blending required.

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