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John Galliano by John Galliano (2008)
by John Galliano


John Galliano by John Galliano information

Year of Launch2008
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 22 votes)

People and companies

HouseJohn Galliano
PerfumerChristine Nagel
PerfumerAurélien Guichard
Parent CompanySelective Beauty > Selective Beauty Luxury division

About John Galliano by John Galliano

Inspired by the outrageous and theatrical fashionista, Luisa, the Marquesa di Casati

John Galliano by John Galliano fragrance notes

Reviews of John Galliano by John Galliano

An exciting floral with just a hint of wood. The iris, rose, musk, and violet give it a somewhat powdery smell on my skin. Appropriate for Spring or Summer weather. Sillage is moderate, as well as longevity. Unusual bottle. Overall I love this one. Somewhat hard to find.
14th May, 2017

This is such a sexy smell.It is perfectly mirroring the style of the famous designer JOHN GALLIANO.the perfume smells like a deep shade of red and reminds me of the movie eyes wide shut where people are wearing masks in plush setting doing strange things. Captivating,Rich,Incensy,Sensual,Harmonious,Glorious and Masterpiece.

It opens with a sheer sophistication that personifies it is creator,JOHN GALLIANO.the floral heart are a powerful blend of peony,rose,violet and iris. patchouli,amber,musk and especially incense brings up the base with an air of warmth and sensuality to appeal to all sexes as i would notice this on a woman in an instant based on it is alluring aroma.

JOHN GALLIANO is all you need to make a statement with this knockout scent.if you are going out for drinks or a night of partying in Autumn/Winter,this is a wonderful perfume to wear.The bottle is gorgeous and always receive many compliments from men who are looking for something special for their wives and the women who love the perfume.JOHN GALLIANO you are MAGICAL.


Longevity?Noticeable on my skin.

09th May, 2015
Now, this is (was) some truly compelling designer stuff and, of course, they had to mess up with it.

Original Formula:

A tremendous balmy / incensey floral with a dense yet smooth texture. Green aldehydes, rose and white floral patterns on a woody / ambery (as opposed to woodyamebry) base with incensey facets. Perfectly unisex, easy to like yet anything but dull. A true gem in the designer panorama. It could have very easily been one of the most successful latest Amouages or whatever other fancy-niche offering.

Current Formula:

They completely messed up with it. Thinner, more screechy, overly synth and in the end, dull. They amped up the iris and, apparently, this resulted in an overall greyness that didn't play in the fragrance favor. If you liked the original John Galliano but you can't find it, I'd suggest to completely dismiss the current iteration and jump directly to Etat Libre D'Orange Archive 69. Same perfumer (Christine Nagel), same style.

03rd February, 2015
Edp-Mossy/aldehydic in a traditional "stuffy" way

I've tested on my skin the Edp new version which represents the brand's attempt to retrace the golden way of the great vintage aldehydic/ambery/mossy chypre of the past. I have to say that the aroma is complex and rich. The first blast is soon hesperidic (bergamot and orange essence), aldehydic and almost stuffy with an intense floral bouquet exhaling its "miasma" from the heart. I detect in the air the violets as combined with powdery iris, rose and may be some dry plums. I catch an incensey or may be just intensely spicy dusty aura around. The dry down is ambery, vaguely vanillic, slightly potpourry and mossy/cedary, not properly honeyed (or mouldy) by "fat" and mysterious as touched by bitter fruit, spices and intense floral patterns. Slightly old fashioned in a clear knowingly (romantic) way.

Pros: Well combined.
Cons: Not properly original."

09th September, 2013
Very unique!

Incensey floral, drydown has a slightly powdery duet of iris and violet, very unique, classy and distinctive, a must try for incense lovers!

28th June, 2013

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