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Minotaure (1992)
by Paloma Picasso

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Minotaure information

Year of Launch1992
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 264 votes)

People and companies

HousePaloma Picasso
PerfumerMichel Almairac
SupplierCreations Aromatiques
PackagingPaloma Picasso
Parent CompanyL'Oréal Group > Prestige & Collections

About Minotaure

The Minotaur is a reoccurring theme in Pablo Picasso's work, and this is where his daughter got the name for her only masculine fragrance. The name "Minotaure" is sculptured in the glass circling the whole bottle. The fragrance itself has citrus topnotes, herb heartnotes and basenotes of musk and amber.

Minotaure fragrance notes

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

Reviews of Minotaure

I finally acquired a new old stock Cosmair era bottle of Minotaure. I used to see this fragrance in the department stores and always wanted to try it. Hard to find and pricey so I obtained the vintage.

This fragrance opens up clear of citrus and aldehydes. The citrus tames down while the florals reveal themselves which are attached to the aldehydes. This fragrance becomes fruity. Sandalwood in the background which becomes creamy from a rising texture of vanilla which touches the fruit. I don't get leather...but I do get a slight patchouli in the finish.

So why a neutral rating?
I'll give Minotaure props for inspiring this early 2000's fragrance it reminds me of...but not when comes to cost. Thallium by Jacques Evard instantly came to mind...that's a $15 fragrance. Now I like both Thallium and Minotaure's style... but the resemblance was so uncanny to Thallium it was ridiculous. If there was a knob to control the vanilla in Thallium and you rolled it back?...it would reveal itself as Minotaure. Bottom line is I'll stick to Thallium. Minotaure in any formula is overpriced.
19th December, 2019 (last edited: 03rd January, 2020)
It took me a couple of weeks to realize that it's the leather in this scent that is a bit off putting to me. Once I had found that out, it became easier to wear, but I will probably not buy this one again.
15th October, 2019
This is straight up nastiness, no other way around it.

It's like this weird and cheap body spray for Women. It's this fruity and non-descript concoction. Honestly, this is disgusting and in no way at all a smell for Men.

A chemical blob. A wall of aroma chemicals. Synthesized fruity notes laid onto a white musk base equals... Woman. Outside of the fact that this smells like it's a girls body spray, it's just not a pleasant odor. It's flat, hairspray like and totally feminine. Incredibly synthetic and this is from testing a first formula 5ml mini. Cheap garbage of a perfume. On a quality scale of 1-10, this is a solid 2. I hate this!


19th October, 2018
TeeEm Show all reviews
United Kingdom
I used to wear this in the 90s and liked it... I bought very recently again from nostalgia and still like it but nowadays there are so many more beuatiful smells around
More like a summer day perfume, lasts and projects well
7/10
06th January, 2018
The original formulation is the world's best Creamsicle.
06th May, 2017
Minotaur has remained one of my top favorites and never fail go-to scent. Ever since I'd first smelled it in the 1990's, I've always been delighted by its balanced, dignified quality. Love the interplay between the citrus, lavender, vanilla, sandalwood and leather notes - a combo I tend to lean towards throughout the years in other fragrances. I thought this one was discontinued, or maybe it is? Anyhow, a signature scent for me!
07th December, 2016

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