Jean Marie Farina Extra-Vieille (2012)

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Jean Marie Farina Extra-Vieille (2012) by Roger & Gallet
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Jean Marie Farina Extra-Vieille (2012) (Roger & Gallet)
Jean Marie Farina Extra-Vieille (2012) (Roger & Gallet)
Jean Marie Farina Extra-Vieille (2012) (Roger & Gallet)
Jean Marie Farina Extra-Vieille (2012) (Roger & Gallet)
Jean Marie Farina Extra-Vieille (2012) (Roger & Gallet)
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Jean Marie Farina Extra-Vieille (2012) is a perfume by Roger & Gallet for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesNeroli, Petitgrain, Rosemary
Base Notes Base NotesMyrtle, Sandalwood, Cedarwood



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Submitted by Antoine, last update on 06.07.2018
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Sturdy orange cologne
A dark, sturdy, smooth bergamot - orange accord comes mounted on a dry, clumpy and woody backdrop. This is the bland side of the petitgrain and synthetic neroli heart, the floral business end of which blends with and neatly hides the crunchy sweet drydown of the orange oil in the head. Together they combine to give this cologne its sustained orange direction. Spice then comes through, and cedar and a discrete touch of musk can be found in the vetiver demerara brown base.

The original formula is some 200 years old and they've done a commendable job of bringing it up to date with modern materials. It remains good and true and hardly puts a foot wrong.

While other venerable marques have opted for prestige outlets with their associated high running costs, Roger & Gallet have stuck to a mid market strategy and sell their wares though a network of pharmacies. Extra Vielle isn't just good, at €40 for a 200ml splash bottle its a real bargain.
Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 2.5/10 Scent 4.0/10
rough-edged refreshment
Perfumistas don't discuss Jean Marie Farina much. It's not unpleasant, but has little artistry to it. I don't detect anything except a rough-edged, high-pitched citrus that's similar to better-known 4711 but with poorer lasting power. (It starts to fade within a couple of minutes of hitting my skin.) If this were all I had around on a hot day, I'd store it in the refrigerator or other cool place and mist myself with it again and again, enjoying a brief citrus hit with my cooling evaporation. But there are colognes even within this same inexpensive brand that are far superior colognes in longevity and interest (Gingembre, The' Vert).[Edited for historical correction.]
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Jazzy76 7 months ago
It might be "in pectore" the original classic cologne, but its longevity and sillage are too short. Fresh but too evanescent for its price+1
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 4.0
Longevity 4.0
Scent 6.0

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