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Passport a` Paris

4.82 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

$6.00$235.00

Hints of eau de cologne mix with vanilla and hay (coumarin) notes to end in a rich animalic drydown.

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My fragrant ode to two perfume greats of Paris, circa 1885: Jicky and Fougere Royale. Inspired by Claude Monet’s “The Beach at Trouville”, this universal perfume could be worn by both men and women on their holiday as well as about town. Passport a` Paris utilizes aroma molecules vanillin and coumarin. considered quite modern at the time.

*EdP / VdP sample vials are 1/2 filled; perfume / Extrait mini roller vials are full.

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11 reviews for Passport a` Paris

  1. grkike@aol.com
    5 out of 5

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    A burst of delight with notes of soft lemon, vanilla (a little ray of sunshine in a bottle), with similarities, to Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana and Versace Versence. In saying that, Passport is more refined, sophisticated, and does not carry the common scent that most would recognize in mainstream perfumes mentioned above. Leaving Passport a more desirable treat. The end is a less lemony blend of hay notes mixed with vanillin and clean scent. I recommend to start with a layer of jojoba oil on yourskin to allow this scent to last longer. Or gently spray on clothes. I do not detect Patchouli, Jasmine or Lavender.

  2. dana.belt1@gmail.com
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I first heard about this fragrance in a list of the best of 2013 on a blog I frequent, and when I saw that the inimitable “Jicky” was one of the inspirations for it, I was sold. I just *had* to sample it. The classic approach to perfumery really appeals to me, and since “Jicky” in any form is harder to find than hen’s teeth, I hoped that perhaps this would satisfy my jonesing for a good old-fashioned lady’s perfume devoid of white florals and candy. What I got was an enjoyable stroll down memory lane–the lemony bergamot scent that rushed to the forefront instantly reminded me of the box of bergamot candies my French pen pal sent me in high school. I used to open that little golden tin and breathe in the strange yet light and comforting scent. It also put me in mind of the cleaner used in the Bell Epoque-era building where I attended my college Psychology classes, but this isn’t a bad thing as I have fond memories of that place. Ahhh, the good old days. The bright citrusy note stayed with me for pretty much the duration of the wear time, but occasionally I could detect something a bit heftier lurking just underneath. In all honesty, I wasn’t reminded of “Jicky” so much as the lovely “Mitsouko” EDP, which I absolutely adore. Indeed, I would be over the moon about this fragrance if it weren’t for one little thing: I tend to gravitate towards knock-you-down sillage monsters, and “Passport a Paris” doesn’t exactly fall into that category. I understand that that might not have been the intention here, but turning it up just a notch would have made it nearly perfect. The longevity isn’t what I expect either (I just want everything, don’t I?) but to be fair, I applied far less to test than I normally would during regular wear so maybe I didn’t give it a chance. I also dabbed it on, as opposed to spraying, which on my skin seems to make a fragrance more subdued. All in all, this is a very nice-smelling perfume and I love the fact that it’s a modern interpretation of some legendary scents–classic with a twist, you could say–and I really hope that it piques the interest of those who love vintage fragrances but don’t have the time or the means to hunt them down, as well as brings an appreciation for older-style perfumes to those who are loathe to step outside their mainstream fragrance comfort zones. Bravo!

  3. christina.m.padron@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I get a lot of ambergris, bergamot, woods, and vanilla – & just bit of some citrus. If it were a texture it would be chinchilla fur. If it were a dessert it would be angel-food cake with a drizzle of white chocolate (the good kind). Maybe it is what angels would feed to their pet chinchillas – I don’t know. I just know I love it.

    • dsh@indra.com

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      Thank you for this review, GirlVariantB! 🙂 I really love it and am immensely delighted to have inspired your thought: “maybe this is what Angels feed their pet chinchillas”. <3

  4. hennellyco@sbcglobal.net
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is very close to becoming my signature scent. I get so many compliments. It smells of the best lavender and hay. This is true love for me.

  5. heidi_pollock@yahoo.com
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The perfume couldn’t be better named. It’s like taking a time machine into a painting. I can’t say I had strong ideas of what Paris at the fin de siecle must have been like but this scent takes me there. It’s similar to some of my favorite perfumes and while I love the way it smells it has a decidedly rich vibe that feels at odds with how I think of myself. It feels ornamental in the way that wearing many rings or bangles or lush layers of silk and scarves feels–which is something I can admire on others but isn’t quite my style. This is absolutely transporting and the kind of scent that truly feels like a layered adventure the offers something new to discover on every whiff.

  6. cbarker12@comcast.net
    5 out of 5

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    Oh my goodness. The minute I put this on it was a walk down memory lane. This scent reminded of my grandfather who has been gone for 40+ years. It is amazing how it conjured up those memories of my very refined and sophisticated yet warm and loving grandfather. Smelling this was like getting a big hug from long ago. I love it. Although this is something I would not wear because it reminds me of him I think the scent is suitable for a woman as well. I put some on before having lunch with a girlfriend and she said it reminds her of honeysuckle and that it didn’t smell too masculine.

  7. beyondjustbeauty@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Jicky was one of the first perfumes I really fell in love with, so it’s no wonder I adore Passport a Paris! The lavender-citrus-hay combination is very appropriate for the warmer months, but I best like PaP on cold blustery days on the Oregon coast––it creates a nice cocoon of sunshine, herbs, and, in the dry down, cuddly warm animal, that contrasts wonderfully with the salt-sand-damp-cold of the stormy Pacific. The silage isn’t strong, but I prefer that, given the insular feelings Passport a Paris brings out in me; I get to feel like my perfume a little present just for me––and one spray lasts most of the day. Love.

  8. bbmtwist@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

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    A wonderful tribute to both Jicky and Fougere Royale. The scent combines lavender and patchouli as a pungent base (fougere) for the amber, vanilla Jicky overlay.

    This is a lovely balance of fougere and Jicky elements. The amber and the vanilla are standouts, floating delicately over the fougere base.

  9. patricia_garnett@hotmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Passport a’ Paris is an intriguing perfume that on my skin creates a magnificent interwoven dance of lush floral notes, smooth vanilla and smoke. These components weave in and out with the richness of amber and crisp green notes to create a beautiful perfume that is worthy to be compared to Jicky. Bravo Dawn Spencer Hurwitz!

  10. torarouthier@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I was so amazed and thrilled the first time I tried this! I felt transported back in time, to the days I wore Jicky before it was reformulated. The sweet, soft, citrus and lavender is so appealing and comforting. I find the longevity to be quite good for a natural perfume. I can still smell the vanilla and hay notes hours after I apply.

  11. heidi_pollock@yahoo.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This felt very much in the vein of Mirabella to me with more of a gourmand edge thanks to the vanilla and, at times, I felt a kind of chocolate vibe sneaking through. Thankfully it boasts a better longevity on my skin than Mirabella. I didn’t get the lavendar and hay that others seem to have but I can absolute attest to this scent being utterly transporting.

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