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Anaïs Anaïs (1978)
by Cacharel

Anaïs Anaïs information

Year of Launch1978
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 364 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerRoger Pellegrino
PerfumerRobert Gonnon
PerfumerPaul Lèger
PerfumerRaymond Chaillan
PackagingAnnegret Beier

About Anaïs Anaïs

Named after, Anaitis, a Persian Love Goddess. But, like New York, so good they named it twice...

Anaïs Anaïs fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Anaïs Anaïs

I loved Anaïs Anaïs when I was at uni, was unhappy that it was discontinued, and a bit doubtful when the original form was supposedly relaunched. I held off trying it for a long time, but finally caved in, and gave it a go.

It's...recognizable. But all I could think of was that the 'relaunch' is to the original what Jessica Simpson's cover of 'These Boots are Made for Walking' is to Nancy Sinatra's original. The general floral structure is there, but it's flattened, somehow sterilized, and despite being a copy, somehow manages to completely miss the point.

The original was soft, with something vaguely, elusively raw beneath/behind it, layered, nuanced, coherent. The new stuff is flat, harshly cloying, artificial, and lacks a heart to pull it together. I'd hoped that the drydown would yield a more pleasant side, but nope. Even the new 'old' label reflect the changes.
15th April, 2015 (last edited: 16th April, 2015)
Aaaah, yes! In 1978, when it first came out, I was only 9 nine years old and I found it at the age of thirteen. However, this turned out to be the second perfume of my then very young life (the first was L'Oréal's Eau Jeune Senteurs Fraiche, which is still produced, but not available in Germany). Anais Anais was the one I used for years, I loved it, and I'm always taken back to the time I was a teenager when I smell it. And it still works with my chemistry. I love it, and always will. It is probably not really a masterpiece, but well-crafted, there's no comparable fragrance of which I know. One also remembers the advertisements of Anais Anais, the young blonde etherial fairy-like girls, pretty close to Davd Hamilton's movies. Not for very day - but great memories!
02nd October, 2014
One of the icons of modern perfumery, both in its simplicity and historically, because it was the first serious scent marketed to the teen-aged girl market.

Incredibly simple composition, dominated first by a blast of muguet (which is reminiscent of Patou's Joy), then calming down to a sweet, sweet heart of mixed florals. Joyous, happy, exuberant. Perfect for ages 16-28, after that a more sophisticated and complex scent is appropriate.

The ingredients as listed by Barbara Herman are different from those listed above by Basenotes:

Top notes: Bergamot, Galbanum, Muguet
Heart notes: Jasmine, Rose, Tuberose, Ylang, Orris
Base notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Musk, Moss, Amber

Turin gives it four stars and dubs it a "fresh floral." He notes that due to its ingredients not being expensive or difficult to obtain, it has not been messed with during the past 36 years. That is all to the good.

The perfect gift for the teen-ager who is entering the world of perfumery.
07th September, 2014
I gave this one away. It gave me a reeling headache, and once, an ocular migraine. Beautiful bottle.
09th June, 2014
Genre: Green Floral

Anaïs Anaïs is a breezy, bright, powdery-green floral scent, like a de-fanged Chanel No. 19. It’s very much a “little girl” scent, but it’s miles away from the dimwitted "froot" punch concoctions marketed to teenage girls in celebrity-labeled pink bottles. No, this one is what pretty, clever, and well-behaved twelve year-olds should be wearing out to Sunday brunch with grandma. I think it’s charming. I’ll have to see what my daughter has to say about it…
09th June, 2014
How a scent can cause an echo, as though it has carved out a quiet space around me.Serene and protective, it's heavenly.
23rd April, 2014

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