Romeo (1989) Eau de Parfum

Romeo (Eau de Parfum) by Romeo Gigli
Bottle Design Serge Mansau
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Romeo (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Romeo Gigli for women and was released in 1989. The scent is floral-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Sophie Labbé

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAsafoetida, Basil, Bergamot, Lime, Mandarin, Mango, Tagetes, Citruses
Heart Notes Heart NotesCassia, Freesia, Carnation, Iris, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Orange blossom, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoin, Orris root, Sandalwood, Frankincense

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Scent

7.2 (51 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (44 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (39 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (51 Ratings)
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Serenissima

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Very helpful Review    10
"Oh Romeo, Romeo, Romeo...
...why are you Romeo?
For my sake deny your father, and renounce your name, or do not want, and swear to me only your love, and I will no longer be a Capulet."
So urgently Julia speaks in the second scene of the second act with her beloved.
She lays not only her heart on him, but herself at his feet (and on the cobblestones of the old town of Verona).
William Shakespeare lets us be witnesses in skillful words and suffer with the ah, so young couple.
Over and over again gladly!

"Oh Romeo, Romeo!" I also say, but I mean the scent of the same name from Romeo Gigli.
I remember that at the beginning of the nineties I bought many miniatures only for their appearance and fit for the type case.
This also explains why there is still relatively much of the content left unchanged in this very decorative bottle: this Romeo was a follower!

So I tried again and again in the last months to befriend myself with this Romeo.
I encounter a successful fragrance composition that exudes the zeitgeist of the era from which it originated.

A fresh start for tropical fruits - a little bit of everything: here and there taken out of their baskets during a market stroll and cleverly mixed, with basil setting a first exclamation mark.
Basil with its slightly peppery spice and the student flower make the difference to many siblings of this time.
A generously bound bouquet of summer flowers follows this opening.
Carnation, jasmine and the cassia, which always reminds me of rain of gold (somehow they are also related over several corners; botanists probably know that) determine the first steps in this southern flower garden.
The path leads past the lovely orange blossom - always beautiful to experience -; we encounter strongly scented freesia, bedded on green leaf cushions, the proud iris and, while strolling around, meet some hidden flowering lilies of the valley.
These make you forget your location and throw true scent salvos into the summer heat.
Who says they're just "the little flower by the wayside"? Hach, my ass!
The large Rose Roundel with its flower majesties proudly wearing their flower crowns harmoniously rounds off this fragrant walk.
This impressive flower flock is thoroughly feminine, but gets along surprisingly well with each other.
There's nothing here about aroma-biting bitch warfare.
The iris root would probably dampen it a little before the smoky spice of the trilogy of sandalwood, benzoin and a nice dose of frankincense is added.
The summery scent painting fits well into the frame of the basic scents, so that the result can be seen or better developed on the skin.

For me, "Romeo" is a fragrance experience in which there is a lot of craftsmanship, but which, in its time and even now, still lacks that certain something.
I miss a trace of romance, however it should have looked like Perhaps Romeo Gigli and his perfumer should have questioned the genie a little more in detail; this guy kept the secret of spreading a special spell to himself!
The content - yes, it is beautiful, but there were too many of its kind at that time! - is still far below the expectations that the eye-catcher of Flacon arouses.

So my sighing sounds "Oh, Romeo!" instead of longing, rather a little disappointed.
This Romeo does not lure me to Verona and to the courtyard of Casa Giulia and I almost fear that Juliet would not step on the balcony because of him. Unless she just had nothing else to do.
But it was still worth a try today!
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AFreimann

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A Potent, Pretty Powerhouse Fragrance - NOT for the timid or faint of heart.
This powerhouse fragrance will kick your noses' A$$! It's one of those polarizing juices and I'm leaning toward "love". RG is massive. As a lover of beautiful smells and no expert, I'll cautiously speculate that the marigold in this one is the single most noticeable element but, though it stands out, this is still a nicely feminine blend.
I'm fortunate that it works well with my chemistry, though I think my algebra professor has become afraid of me since the day I wore this to class; he's nice enough to not say anything directly but I figured it out and won't wear it back to class for his sake.
I'd say this is the quintessential late 80's power-house woman's fragrance. If you like HUGE scents like Giorgio Beverly Hills (the original, golden one) then you'll probably enjoy RG.
NOT for the uncertain or faint of heart to be sure!
BronxBeauty

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BronxBeauty
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Unknown Treasure
Long discontinued, this beautiful, fresh-smelling white-flower fragrance never goes over the top like some of the genre. Honeysuckle is not mentioned in the notes here but that's the general impression; guess it's the combo of orange blossom with lily of the valley. Great Serge Mansau bottle. Can still be found cheaply in minis on auction sites.
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