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Joseph Abboud (original) (1993)
by Joseph Abboud


Joseph Abboud (original) information

Year of Launch1993
Average Rating
(based on 29 votes)

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HouseJoseph Abboud
Parent CompanyTru Fragrance
Parent Company at launchEuroitalia

About Joseph Abboud (original)

Joseph Abboud (original) is a masculine fragrance by Joseph Abboud. The scent was launched in 1993

Reviews of Joseph Abboud (original)

Pleasant, citrus-green and spice discontinued outing from Joseph Abboud.

It has an interesting array of notes: Basil, bergamot, orange, lemon, ginger, jasmine, chamomile, pepper, thyme, violet, ambergris, cardamom, musk, sandalwood, vetiver, and cedar.

I appreciate that this fragrance isn't loud and unrelenting like its contemporaries. It is a moderate, clean and "safe" option to wear to achieve a nostalgic vibe that isn't gaudy, either. Not for everyone I'm sure; pretty hard to find nowadays, but a sample spritz would be a good idea vs. outright blind buy.
18th March, 2017
This is light green vetiver dry down with a short citrus opening. It's quite pleasant and for those who love vetivers, it's certainly worth it to try a sample.

However, it does not reach vetiver heights, so although fine it its own right, I'd relegate it to an every day scent, nothing special.

Similar to Dana's TABU and Lauder's YOUTH DEW, nice, but rather cheap, not classy.
04th September, 2012
Bigsly Show all reviews
United States
There's a woody/vetiver and amber "backbone" to this fragrance, along with the moderately sharp citrus (the orange is obvious), pepper, and herbs. I don't get much in the way of any other spice note here. Also, it's a bit musky, but not a heavy musk. Mostly, the overall impression I get is a basket of leaves from citrus trees. It's reasonably natural smelling, with decent projection/"sillage" and longevity. If you want something more floral and animalic, go for M. de Morabito. If you want more diversity and dynamism, go for Coriolan (which has a clearer spice not in the base as well as a dry leathery quality). Not sure where the "root beer" impression comes from, because I don't get that at all. This is rather linear, so if you don't like the idea you will not like this fragrance. There is no "waiting for it to get better" with this one. Over time, it seems to just get more mellow. There's nothing "wrong" with it, but if you have a similar fragrance (Greenergy is another one), then you might not be happy if you blind buy it and find that it's not really going to improve your rotation much.
10th May, 2011
Didn't seem too bad right out of the bottle, but then it became an aggressively strong, terribly cheap scent. Basically, it's root beer (Dr. Pepper? regular cola?) which means it's not for me. If I could get the top off my mini bottle again without nearly breaking a finger, I might smell it again and write more, but it's evidently not worth it.
16th May, 2010
funnyboy Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Got hold of some of this last week as I thought it would be my kind of fragrance.Can smell the ginger and bergamot but not overly impressed.Lasting power only moderate.I have many more fragrances in my collection that I prefer.A little similar to Gianfranco Ferre for men but not as spicey.Will use tis in the Autumn/winter for maybe daytime use
11th October, 2009
Tony T Show all reviews
United States
subtle spice done nice.longevity is good and this is very distingushed. very unmodern which could be a good or bad thing depending on your taste.
20th July, 2009

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