Fracas 1948 Eau de Parfum

Fracas (Eau de Parfum) by Robert Piguet
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Fracas (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Robert Piguet for women and was released in 1948. The scent is floral-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Green notesGreen notes
HyacinthHyacinth
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnationCarnation
GeraniumGeranium
IrisIris
JasmineJasmine
CorianderCoriander
Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
NarcissusNarcissus
Orange blossomOrange blossom
OsmanthusOsmanthus
PeachPeach
TuberoseTuberose
VioletViolet
Base Notes Base NotesOrris rootOrris root
MossMoss
MuskMusk
SandalwoodSandalwood
Tolu balmTolu balm
VetiverVetiver
CedarCedar

Ratings

Scent

7.8280 Ratings

Longevity

8.6208 Ratings

Sillage

8.2202 Ratings

Bottle

7.5184 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 25.09.2021.
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Connie
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Connie
Connie
Helpful Review    5  
The ultimate tuberose queen... Loud, present and very spicy....
When it comes to tuberose, this fragrance is probably the sultriest and heaviest tuberose fragrance I have ever smelled. Tuberose, so heavy and so present that you realize without a doubt that tuberose is the absolute queen of this fragrance.... The very spicy tuberose cloud in which you are without a doubt for hours, you have to like without a doubt but who is into very spicy white flower scents, is here quite right... I see in front of me a spice bazaar with cloves, coriander etc.. In the middle of this bazaar is an astronomically large decoration of pure tuberose, which are so ripe and plump that a true tuberose syrup from the flowers emerges
The fragrance is a very special blend of tuberose and spices. A fragrance I have never experienced so far. Immediately after spraying a mixture of hyacinth and cloves trumps on but immediately after comes with an almost astronomical storm the tuberose and makes it very clear who rules here. The cloves and coriander make this enormous tuberose scent extremely spicy and distinctive. You have to like..Imagine whole cloves that you rub between your fingers, so much clove you have to imagine together with a very very present and super heavy tuberose....

In drydown, the scent softens a bit and the spices pull back a tiny bit. A bit of sandalwood lets a hint of warm woody notes through.

Whether I can stand this scent, which has such an astronomical density, will be seen over the course of the day.... I think that depends very much on how the clove behaves, because the is now still very present after hours, although the softer has become....

Schwulstig, sweet / spicy and with an astronomical sillage...
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Art

65 Reviews
Art
Art
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Modern vs. vintage
The modern version of this stunning perfume, in my opinion, is quite different from the vintage version. In the vintage Fracas (from the 70s) - it was very loud, beautiful yet poisonous mono-flower, a tuberose-wild predator, almost completely devouring the rest of the ingredients. The modern Fracas is also quite loud (and, soapy), but a very wearable, creamy and fruity tuberose in a bouquet with gardenia and jasmine. Elegant and totally adapted to the modern life.
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Scentwitch

189 Reviews
Scentwitch
Scentwitch
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Tuberose King
The first hit of this perfume is all about Tuberose. It comes on strong and fast, almost knocking you off your feet. I absolutely adore tuberose, so this is great for me. Hyacinth is there, too, in a supporting role, but tuberose is King.

Next up comes peach. It’s ever so subtle, as if I cut open a ripe peach and waved it under my nose. Here the tuberose allows its friends to take the stage for a moment. Violet or geranium is next, but only poking up for a setting to wave hello.

The woody smells come next, but tuberose is still above them, directing the choir.

This fragrance is a tuberose bomb, and I adore it. I’ve tried multiple tuberose perfumes, but this one is by far my favorite to date. It’s going to be hard to beat this one. It has a lot of depth, and great longevity. So it is also phenomenal! I definitely see me buying a big bottle of this ASAP!
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Tradescantia
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Tradescantia
Tradescantia
Very helpful Review    8  
The search for the (sic!) fragrance has come to an end - tuberose in perfect form
First, I will talk about the fragrance notes next to the tuberose, which stand out for me; on my skin, the scent of narcissus and also the mandarin comes to the fore green-fresh. While this only takes away from the certain sultriness of the whole thing, it sets a pleasant contrast to the rather sweetish overall picture. I find this very successful. Bergamot can be heard well on the paper strip. On my skin rather less. That does not bother me further.
The white flowers are in their full glory to experience- tuberose in the leading role, lily of the valley and jasmine in the supporting role. You have to like that. Likewise, a rose note reaches my nose. This is also not the focal point, but it gives the fragrance a bit more subtlety. He never drifts into the ordinariness.

A fruity note is perceptible, however, I could not have named the said peach note as such, because the flowers swallow this yet something.

The base I feel very nice, because the main chord never completely sinks in the entire course of the fragrance, but only becomes lighter, to then connect with the base. Thus, the white flowers lay on vetiver and tolu balsam (among others). I find these latter notes most intense in the base. I can smell the tolu balsam very clearly. It strongly resembles a balsamic note in Youth Dew. The combination of pronounced florality and tolu balsam, without the otherwise rather oriental dressing of this particular note, I feel as special.

Furthermore, the fragrance is very durable. Put on at noon, I still hear a nice touch in the morning. The sillage is almost spacey; so a restrained dosage is appropriate. In the first test, I found the fragrance to be intrusive. It probably takes some courage to wear it in public. For work, it is probably rather not suitable, since not all people can enjoy this florality, with the tuberose in the center, as much as I do.
As overly animalic, however, I do not feel him. Rather, as lush. Even for a first date I would not necessarily recommend him, because he polarizes yet. You can only love him or hate him, I guess.

A certain powderiness also develops in the base note. Overall, it is probably a classic, which stands somewhat lonely for itself. I find the scent progression in particular fascinating, and the phase where the main chord hovers fleetingly above the base chord. At this point, the initial turgidity has passed. I would also particularly highlight the slight green freshness and the slight spiciness. This gives the sweetness corners and edges.

It is a fragrance that remains in the memory, whether you want or not. One smells him rarely and I have long been looking for something so floral, which does not spoil the overall impression before loud sweetness.

What is too much in Amarige, is here brought to the point, through nicely composed contrasts. I also notice how the fragrance breathes. It is about as with a good wine, whose facets you also have to take apart first.

I wish a happy new year 2021 and will try times my collection not to let it get completely out of hand.
Finally, one must also enjoy and not only chase new fragrance experiences.
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Leimbacher
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Leimbacher
Top Review    15  
Shock therapy
I don't like bright-eyed men. I often get headaches from tuberose, jasmine and osmanthus, no matter whether it's on me or on my fiancée. At least up to now this has always been my attitude, experience and my square in my head - but with "Fracas" a rethinking could have been initiated... But maybe I just had to pass 30 to reach this maturity and insight ;-)

Sometimes you just have to push and test your limits to such an extent that they blur, shift or even disappear completely. And "Fracs EdP" has achieved this forcefully with my "fear of white flowers". A gaudy tuberose queen who turns my head and shows me where the bunny has her curls. Why do I find "Fracas" so beautiful and sexy, although I respect most perfumes of this genre at best, at worst I abhor them abysmally? 1. Because "Fracas" is the real deal, does not do things by halves. 2. Because "Fracas" quickly makes it clear that tuberose prevails, but underneath it all there's a green-mossy veil that you can hardly describe, escape and not fall for. And 3. because "Fracas" feels that he is bringing the bed to an evening ball. It's sweaty, it's thick, it's great. The ripple in the bottle. And that's zero slutty or cheap, but the complete opposite. A feminine character head that can keep up with everything else that screams on the market.

Flacon: the Robert Piguets do not grow old...
Sillage: a massive little gust of wind
Shelf life: does not let anybody else get close to me for 10 hours >br />
Conclusion: one of the ultimate tuberose queens - bulky and noble, sensual and beautiful, pompous and fair. "Fracas EdP" is a pore-deep classic and indispensable if you want to explore white flowers olfactorically. A legendary diva. Make way, she's ready for her close-up.
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7
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Violett
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Violett
Top Review    11  
Fracas - The two sides of a "femme fatale"
What exactly is a femme fatale ? An extremely attractive woman A demonic seductress who casts a spell on men, corrupts their morals, plunges them into ruin...( You have no chance to resist, the poor)
The perfumer who created Fracas,
Germaine Cellier may have possessed one or two attributes of a femme fatale.
In any case, she was probably not only good-looking, but also had a strong personality and a woman who was ahead of her time.
At a time when usually only men studied, she graduated in chemistry and became one of the first female perfumers ever.
Since this headstrong lady did not harmonize with her work colleague in Grasse, she got her own studio in Paris. There she could develop freely She moved (smoking excessively and cursing) in the art scene. There she met the fashion designer Robert Piguet, also a rebel.
In 1948 she created Fracas.
Fracas means in German : riot, tumult, spectacle. Something's happening! So what's that smell like? My first spontaneous association when smelling the sample bottle is :
Pink. A pale pink cloud of scent floats towards me. A swampy, dull, diluted, greasy - creamy flower. Strangely pale, but nevertheless intensive When spraying on the skin there is by exactly this "pink scent cloud" again a short Wow - effect This initial smell is quickly joined by some new notes :
Fruity citrus scents blossom and bite each other quite a bit with the flower for a tiny moment.
But then all of this is gradually merging into a pleasing whole. There is a beautiful, deep smell of ripe, juicy, not too sweet fruit, a dark cherry perhaps, together with an intense floral scent. This must be the much sung about tuberose. A small touch of "spicy" rounds off the fragrance.
The somewhat irritating, dull, pale pink blossom floats the whole time next to it, above it, around it and thus makes the perfume really unique.
Well dosed Fracas is a really fine and pleasant fragrance. Very feminine.
Many men will like him on the right woman.
But not too much of it! With overdose the female seductress becomes a vulgar, loud, attention-seeking femme fatale - a pain in the neck of the worst kind !
Too much fracas causes (at least in my case) headaches and mild nausea.
Well dosed it is however great and fits young women as well as more mature girls.
How long does it last? In any case not too short, a few hours already.
Sillage? Absolutely ! At the beginning it smells quite strong for a short time, but that disappears quickly I would like to know how this perfume was here at the very beginning.
What it smelled like in 1948 !
At that time, the perfumer used "bases" for her creations, among other things. These are ready-mixed fragrance mixtures that smell of peach or amber, for example, and can be incorporated into perfumes.
Many of the bases used at that time no longer exist today.
So for this perfume they used ingredients that they knew for sure belonged in the recipe and then tried to recreate the original scent to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Anyway, he smells good and modern By the way, not only Courtney Love thinks so, but also Madonna, Kim Basinger, Sophie Dahl have allegedly already allowed themselves one or the other splash of this historic water And I like him too
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Kerstinad
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Kerstinad
Helpful Review    9  
Smells like Teen Spirit
The documentary 'Montage of Heck' about the musician Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994, drew my attention to this fragrance. In a scene in the bathroom of her former Los Angeles apartment, Courtney Love is spraying the perfume on herself, you can see the black bottle. Since I'm only recently more interested in fragrances, I couldn't tell exactly which perfume it is.
After a short research and interviews Courtney Love gave to the blog 'into the gloss' among others, it was clear that it is 'Fracas' by Robert Piguet. Her signature fragrance. In addition, she claimed to have worn 'Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant' often in those days with Kurt, and therefore could not wear it anymore. Should be similar with Fracas but good. My personal opinion about Courtney Love is a different matter.
Since I come from the village and the next Douglas doesn't carry this fragrance, I went to Stuttgart to a small perfume shop. The saleswoman said "women with dark hair and light skin often wear this fragrance". What does that say now? All right.
I liked the smell right away. It was something new and different for me. I smelled again and again while strolling through the city centre. After 4 months and thinking about it for a long time, I ordered the fragrance. Currently I wear it also quite gladly.
Kurt Cobain smelled this fragrance almost every day. Because of the strong silage he probably knew when Courtney came home or was nearby. I think he also liked to put something in his clothes. I can imagine the mixture of the scent, a glowing Malboro Gold and red lipstick on her very well. You can see the bottle in a bathroom cabinet in a picture from their former apartment in Los Angeles that they left 'littered'
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Serenissima
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Serenissima
Top Review    13  
"Restlessness, please!" A very special performance!
The fragrances of this brand demand attention: everything that bears the name Robert Piguet cannot be handled "en passant". They demand "to get involved with them", sometimes even a discussion, a small scramble for dominance.
These creations, my friends in fragrance, don't take prisoners! No, they roll over with power and beauty and leave behind a two-class society: one part is served and withdraws; the other is helplessly at the mercy of these ruthless egomaniacs.

Even "Fracas" makes no difference. The name of the fragrance alone shows that you can't expect a quiet step here: it causes anxiety, but it's equally violent.
The community of the white-flowered herons is not of bad parents already; even if they usually wake up only with the dusk, they still power off!
Tuberose is the leader of the society of white flowered skunks here; it does not allow any other aromas to apply next to it: without it nothing is possible!
Hyacinth, otherwise also not exactly reserved, plays only a small role here. It may accompany a hint of citrus freshness through mandarin and bergamot; it is also very good in the leaf green that surrounds it: a fragrance prelude that plays more or less only a minor role.
Tuberose marches ahead, swings the sceptre and doesn't show any consideration: sensitive noses stay away better!
In their turbulent wake, the little stinkers swim along, who can already make life difficult for many as solitary scents: Iris, as always in powdery slenderness; jasmine, lily of the valley and also the violet - a beautiful spot of colour - follow.
Powerfully they defend their places in the flower order; they do this less ladylike, but very successfully: the fragrance flow becomes almost creamy, like densely woven.
The carnation flashes briefly, spicy she talks to coriander; they are already playing in another league.
The less robust scents orange blossom, osmanthus and also the fruity peach look over; but are necessary ingredients for the Gesamtkunstwerk.
Everything around the tuberose princess becomes smooth and full-bodied smelling to one unit.
This white, mighty rolling flower roller now also needs a counterpart: a strong earth bond!
A dark, moist moss note combines with vetiver and both pave the way for the woody and balmy companions of the base note.
"Fracas" are not trimmed so the wings, but the roar of the white power hum ebbs a bit; it adapts, but never completely subordinates itself!

Fracas" mixes up its surroundings tremendously; the wearer doesn't go unnoticed and won't be forgotten so quickly. The scent she leaves behind is quite powerful.
Here one finds the opulence of the post-war period in perfection. To achieve this, Robert Piguet had an excellent command: quite contrary to the usual notion of a solid Swiss banker's son.
It was not without reason that so many Paris fashion designers worked for him before they threw their own names into this illustrious dazzling world: Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchi and Pierre Balmain were just a few of them.

As a child of his time, special opportunities are needed today to carry "Fracas" with the necessary devotion: Madame, like all divas, demands full attention!
Her beauty wants to shine and will never do this quietly from the background: "Fracas" wants to attract attention!
So let's let the lady have her way!
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Minigolf
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Minigolf
Very helpful Review    8  
An impression of expression
If there is a scent that is a lesson in "expression", then "Fracas" doubtless belongs to it.
Originally created in 1948 by Germaine Cellier, a "base" fragrance for a new collection of Robert Piquet's Haute Coutoure. Then they disappeared for a long time and were re-released in the 1980s... the "bases" (pre-composed scent chords) were no longer available in their original form, but approached the original formula very well. So much for the history of fragrance.
The fragrance as such is not easy to describe. You don't get far with recipes like, "Take... a squeeze of A and mix it with so and so much B and C..." Formula mixed, let mature for 4 weeks, fragrance ready and bottled... Nope, it's not like that.
It is a sophisticated fragrance concept, which would not come about without "noses", which have a lot of expert knowledge as well as a large portion of feeling and imagination.
It's not just sweet-floral. It is, too, but there's a lot more behind it.
Fruity? O Yes, well dosed, no "stroking peach", rather the inside of the flesh with slightly bitter accents.
Spicy? That too! No conglomeration of as many strong spices as possible, but Koreander as I-point in a 3 star "dish".
And green. It shimmers through like sunrays flooding the leaves of a tree, shimmering from the wind moving them.
Woody? This too. "Forget the trees with their distinctive bark, they give a garden the right expression"....
Powdery? Anything like that. Iris root powdery. No trace of pink cotton ball powdery, no theatre make-up or baby butt powder. It's mature and "grown up"...
And the abundance of flowers is not a "Je-mehr-indrin-desto-besser-project", not really striking by its shrill urgency.
The latter is characterized by the skilful combination of on the one hand the "poison nectar of seduction", tuberose with "innocent" lily of the valley, "spring fresh" narcissus and violet, "glowing" rose......
All in all, "Fracas" is a fragrance, so diverse that I cannot assign it to a fixed "family of fragrances", it is the expression of itself
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Isabelle1

47 Reviews
Isabelle1
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Horror that turned later into love
With my chemistry this is horror, it doesn't work with me at all, I have asked the opinion of two males and they didn't like it at all on my skin....pfft i can't stand the smell on me, maybe it is just "my chemistry" and it is good for others, lucky I only could find a decant of 5

A week later

I don't get it, sprayed it again after reading once again all the reviews and I have to say now I even like it, not love but yes I do like it now, I wonder what kind of chemistry I have????

Update off today

After an hour I started to love it now 4 hours down I like it so much that I just ordered a bottle of fracas, it really smells so good on me now. Must have something to do with my chemistry, last week I felt not so good health wise, maybe that was the reason
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T3lk4T3lk4 3 months ago
smells like a an old dry decaying bouquet, mysterious, good for night time.
ScentwitchScentwitch 9 months ago
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My newest love, Fracas! Heavy on tuberose & white flowers, heavenly with just a couple sprays. Great sillage & longevity! So impressive!
DorothyGraceDorothyGrace 6 years ago
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Beautiful dry, green,hyacinth,peach, tuberose and lots of violet. Quite lovely and nothing like Truth or Dare on me (which I love also).

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