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Maxim's de Paris (1984)
by Maxim's


Maxim's de Paris information

Year of Launch1984
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 24 votes)

People and companies

PackagingPierre Dinand
Parent CompanySelecta
Parent Company at launchAmerican Cyanamid > Jacqueline Cochran > Pierre Cardin

About Maxim's de Paris

Maxim's de Paris is a feminine perfume by Maxim's. The scent was launched in 1984 and the bottle was designed by Pierre Dinand

Maxim's de Paris fragrance notes

Reviews of Maxim's de Paris

(vintage EdT review)
Maxim's de Paris, what a stunner.....
An incredibly powerful, yet balanced and bright classic "old school type" opening on a green-floral accord, a mossy note and a striking base of ambers, castoreum and leathers. Decadent but impeccable elegance, depth, and fresh vibe blended with animalics.
Very high quality, and stunning package: luxury and sporty, retrò but modern, elegant.
You get a magnificent and endless drydown in a perfect fougère style – a dry leather with a hint of powdery lavender and a slight balsamic breeze, can not think of anything more pleasant and elegant. Majestic and beautiful.
15th November, 2017
Dull, green floral experience.

Can't imagine this ever was released or praised. Practically a non-scent.

Barbara Herman recognizes the floral and green notes, which her nose balances with sweetness and spice (Balenciaga's Rumba).

I can see the connection between the two, but Balenciaga's product was rich and dense. Maxim's is weak and inconsequential, despite 17 ingredients. The real Maxim's never smelled like this. Very drugstore in the weakness of its oils and its unremarkableness.

Top notes: Bergamot, Marigold, int, Melon
Heart notes: Muguet, Cyclamen, Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Orris, Tuberose
Base notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Honey, Vanilla, Heliotrope, Amber
22nd July, 2014
This is a delightfully full lipped aldehydic floral , and it is every bit as enchanting as its male counterpart. The denseness of the notes ensures a very deep, rich, floral experience that feels very luxurious. Despite the undeniable quality and classic feel, there is something very playful about MDP, a faint sweetness that pervades the whole experience and ensures an extra layer of intrigue and interest. It is a great shame that the Maxims concept never took off, the fragrances were absolutely first rate.
28th August, 2010
Chanel No. 5? I don't get the connection there at all -- not at all.

No, I find this to be a half-sibling of Paloma Picasso, only with more patchouli.

Loud, wonderful, earthy Eighties power frag. Closely related, too, to its male counterpart frag.
04th March, 2009
I didn't like this. I thought it was boring & forgetable. A powdery Chanel No.5 wannabe with non of the sass & class. The packaging is nice though.
13th October, 2008

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