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Epris (1981)
by Max Factor


Epris information

Year of Launch1981
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People and companies

HouseMax Factor
Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc
Parent Company at launchNorton Simon

About Epris

Epris is a feminine perfume by Max Factor. The scent was launched in 1981

Reviews of Epris

Rich, spicy and exotic. Drugstore priced. Promoted by the dazzling Jaclyn Smith. What's not to love?

I remember wearing this in the 80's and feeling very sophisticated and more than slightly mysterious. I don't know if this was released before or after Aviance Night Musk (which I also wore), but they had a similar vibe. Whereas AVN featured musk more prominently than spice (duh!), Epris was just the opposite.

Daring and delicious. Makes me melancholy for distinctive fumes-- not just the same sickly sweet lollies in different bottles.
03rd September, 2016
Review is for the pure perfume, from a previously unopened vintage bottle. Dark color indicates oxidation although there is no evaporation.

A sweet and boozy entrance, with lots of Benzoin, Carnation, & Jasmine, blends seamlessly into a mincemeat pie of spices-Cinnamon, Nutmeg, powdered Ginger- enveloped in Damascan rose, all anchored by what I am sure is natural Beeswax and Patchouli. The collision of notes calms nicely within about 15 minutes, when Oakmoss serves as the canvas for muted versions of the previously screaming notes. A beautiful perfume for the holidays.

Despite the designation as a Chypre, I do not get any citric notes in the top; perhaps they are degraded in my bottle.

The longevity and concentration are insane; a mere drop lasts close to a day. At $10 for a mini of perfume, this is not to be missed!
18th August, 2012
I have some manufacturer's samples of the concentrated cologne. This fume seems to be a strong oriental floral with a pronounced civet note. Probably some patch and moss in the base, too, but I wouldn't call it a true chypre. It has a balsamic structure, like Youth Dew. It reminds me of that, Charles of the Ritz Senchal and Kismet (the vintage one, not Lubin). Strong, sexy and a bit skanky! A winner!
01st July, 2012
Pretty strong perfume-one spray is enough, but I like the way it smoothes down to a spicy, oriental fragrance. I'll wear this often.
10th April, 2012

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