Gem 1987 Eau de Toilette

Gem (Eau de Toilette) by Van Cleef & Arpels
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Gem (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Van Cleef & Arpels for women and was released in 1987. The scent is spicy-floral. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamomCardamom
CorianderCoriander
MyrtleMyrtle
PeachPeach
PlumPlum
RosewoodRosewood
CypressCypress
Heart Notes Heart NotesCloveClove
IrisIris
Orris rootOrris root
JasmineJasmine
CarnationCarnation
RoseRose
TuberoseTuberose
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
OakmossOakmoss
PatchouliPatchouli
VanillaVanilla
VetiverVetiver
CivetCivet

Ratings

Scent

8.3102 Ratings

Longevity

8.681 Ratings

Sillage

7.980 Ratings

Bottle

7.880 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 14.09.2021.
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Top Review    20  
Charming seduction with playful elegance
Gem is probably one of the fragrances that as if by magic immediately flatter, beguile and lure with smiling promise into the fantasy world with all the desires.
All feminine dreams of unaffordable, fantastically beautiful dresses, glittering jewels, grand soirées in a sumptuous ambience and, of course, a charming companion in an elegant suit arise like a mirage before my eyes...

With the first spraying already I enjoy the powdery, flowery fruity elegance of the fragrance as in a demi-sec champagne bath and hardly that I can resist the lively tingling, the fragrance lures me a little later with the promise after a refined seduction in the arms of my dream man.

Peaches, plums, roses and beautiful rosewoods, tuberoses and irises are smilingly ensnaring in the most pleasant way; jasmine, carnations and ylang ylang are in the mood to go out and while the spices are still thinking about whether they arrange a stormy orgy or rather romantic togetherness, they are persuaded by the gentle Patchouly and a very charming vanilla to just let the exciting sensations run their course...

Charmingly eroticized, I leave myself to the olfactory promise and mischievously consider whether I should not try these pleasurable prospects immediately after the arrival of my partner, who has already cost me many a sigh as a proven brittle and rather resistant to such fine and refined exclusives. Other than the brilliant glare of his blue eyes and an embarrassed smile, it is rare to know when I have the best chance of smooching him down with verve without resistance...

You guys have an inkling of what happened?
He didn't stand a chance!
But neither did I....

Now I'm sitting here and can't get the smirk off my face; I'll do that again when I get a chance....
No, right now tonight!

And it's all because of Gem; this sophisticated little scent that is now my secret ally, becoming wonderfully soft and slightly powdery and lasting a long time...
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Dark and Charming
What are the characteristics of a gem? Warm, true and uplifting to say the least.
Add to this definition High End Luxury and we're talking Van Cleef & Arpels Gem.

I must confess I sold this baby some years back, because I thought I did not need it. I regarded Gem as plain good.
I do make some poor decisions at times. The same happened with L'Heure Bleu and Must (both of which have returned in my wardrobe, I am very pleased to say).

Do not take too much notice of the categorization Chypre Fruity.
Ok, there is plum in here, major plum. But this is as woody as it gets.
Warm, sensual and mysterious, so the term "Woody Chypre" might be justifiably applied IMO.

Today a 30 ml vintage bottle arrived after a very long search.
Vintage perfume rules.
This is not plain Good. This is plain Excellent.

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