Your responses have inspired me to wear Joop today as my SotD. I'll check back in at the end of the day. Wish me luck.
Last edited by Zgb; 6th July 2010 at 07:37 PM.
It is supposed to get very hot this week, but due to this thread, I would like to find a day to wear this.
Your experience will be worth a thousand responses.
I love Joop! and always have since its issue. I believe it is a victim of its initial popularity and, bash it all we can, there was a reason it was popular. The reason still subsists today: It is a good frag. Synthetic, yes. Strong, yes. I think it smells very good, and we really do not have to over-apply it as we do
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Opens with a berry obviously, a sweet candy-like berry/fruit accord. The heart is a bit....warmer, i think thats the sandalwood coming out, and it loses the tangy, sweetness of the opening. i actually notice some spice to it, im thinking its clary sage flower, much like the one in John Varvatos. I happened to be trying the two and i noticed that they were in fact similar in that sense (the sweet tobacco-like smell). The base has elements of the heart and top, but there is some vanilla.
I can still smell it on myself after a i slept AND took a shower, thats pretty awesome haha
UPDATE: its official, this stuff is insane. i applied it at 3pm yesterday, it survived a nights sleep and two showers. thats pretty awesome
Last edited by Neurosis; 6th July 2010 at 08:19 PM.
I don't think there are many hardcore fans on BN. However, there seems to be a niche among those to value scent strength above all else...
I used to own a bottle back in the day. Once that was finished I've never had a desire to repurchase...
Shamu, you don't have to like it, its originality is not ground for you to have to consider it worth wearing it. I even think Coty should seriously think about including an instruction manual in Joop!'s box so people with more conservative tastes can enjoy it. I always regarded Joop! as a fragrance among the SS group - the ones that are very stinky and very sweet, thus laking gentlemanliness, subtlety, discretion, virility, etc. I also guess these are the reasons as to why so many mention that it is a scent that is not among the ones to be taken seriously.
I have to admit that this hobby made me change my mind about scents, for at first I did not like really sweet fragrances, dismissing them as too contemporary, bold, etc. - I even imagine toolbags wearing scents like these ones. I happened to try Le Mäle and Joop! and, much to my surprise, found out I liked them. In the case of Joop! I enjoy the cherry notes which seem to be mixed with alcohol, cherry cough syrup for some, kirschwasser for others. I can also perceive some tobacco in it, as well as vanilla and some other notes I cannot identify. It is a complex scent in that top and mid notes morph, but its evolution is not too long-lasting. However, its fixation is remarkable, it lasts for ages. Joop! does make a statement; should this be taken as a bad thing, it can be a nightmare for the ones near the wearer. So I handle it with care, two spritzes at the most, or three. Of course, nothing beats Guerlain's Vetiver, Pour Un Homme, Aramis, Antaeus, Habit Rouge, Heritage, etc etc. (guess you get the idea).
I want Jooooooop
Tomarrow i gonna buy Joop, M7, Burberry London, Sauvage, Envy
LOL, like the 2nd or 3rd time I used Joop, not to go out I was just staring at its funky juice on my dresser and couldn't resist messing with it.. So I did 4 sprays on each arm.. 8 sprays of JOOP! I got a buzz off of it, I was smiling and giggly, it was unexpected really, to that extent, it felt like i was in another world. I feel like doing it again just to reminisce, but I only have a 1 oz bottle of it, and 8 sprays is basically enough for 8 different wearings. Again, Joop! just makes me smile.
I do hope Shamu is okay, after using Joop! today. Joop! can change a man.
Last edited by fitch256; 7th July 2010 at 03:19 AM.
I wore it high school and freshman year in college. Joop just went out of style then (around 1998), and curve went in style. It was unique and smelled good. I outgrew the fragrance and moved onto finer things.
Sometimes you need to get other peoples' opinions before you can truly open your mind.
Yes, I wore Joop Homme all day today, and I actually quite liked it, for the first time ever. I just put aside any and all pre-existing opinions I had of it, and just tried to enjoy the damn thing for what it is. What I like is how challenging a scent it is. My nose and my brain were constantly searching for a note to grab onto, but I never quite could. I'd get different whiffs of it during the day, but I could never quite identify any of the notes. This made it very interesting and appealing. For the first time, I was able to smell it without thinking, "Christ, this is just a synthetic cinder block of smell." Plus, the scent itself is now starting to appeal to me.
The super-hot and humid weather did not bother me at all today, and in fact I think it enhanced my enjoyment of Joop. I didn't find it overpowering at all. Either my skin just chews up this particular frag, or my bottle is spoiled (I'd bought it on clearance last year), or I'm anosmic to some of its notes, because I used eight sprays of it today, and it did not smell overbearing at all. Perhaps it's the fact that I have a little 1 oz. bottle that just shoots out tiny little sprays that allows me to use 8 shots of Joop without dying. Even my wife told me she didn't find it too strong either. In fact, I think one of the reasons I didn't like it before was because I didn't apply enough, and I wasn't able to pick up its subtle complexities.
Overall, I can't say I'm a fan yet, but this is not a bad frag at all. I look forward to wearing this again. I'm going to have to revise my BN review of this.
Last edited by shamu1; 7th July 2010 at 03:47 AM.
My bottle, 2 sprays and the room definitely would now about it. I had two wear one only, and maybe reapply later on in the day. I gave my 10+ year old bottle to a co worker and with one spray and he still smells up the room with Joop! for the whole day.
To clarify, the 8 sprays thing was just because there are all these myths that more than 3 sprays of it can cause brain damage or get you high. I was wanted to see what all the hype was about.. it did make me dizzy.
Last edited by The_Cologneist; 7th July 2010 at 10:43 AM.
Odd responses to your post here.
Joop has something to do with Individuel - some people are hopeless at differentiating scents. They're nothing alike.
Joop is like thousands of others. Check when the thousands of others were made - Joop predates them - it started the trend for them.
Joop is boring. I can understand why I would think that, since I run into someone wearing it strongly from one to six times a day, but that doesn't seem to be the case for people in most other countries. Joop may be an olfactory assault, but that is never boring.
To me, Joop Homme EDT is just an extremely well crafted scent, with incredible longevity that hangs around my jumper for at least 12 days after I've worn it. And what's more, all the lighter variations like Beach Clubbing and Summer Temptation are fabulous as well.
And Joop Homme Aftershave Splash lasts about two days - some two to four times longer than an average EDT. There is nothing else remotely like it.
Which may explain a valid reason for people to dislike it - it does cloy after a time even on me, though not to numerous other perpetual Joop wearers that I keep coming across. I find scents like Le Male and Pi more cloying, but it's not as big a problem as they don't last anywhere near as long as Joop.
Last edited by Renato; 7th July 2010 at 05:52 PM.
Wow 8 sprays!? Up here in the the northeast it peaked at around 104F/40C yesterday. I couldn't imagine ONE spray, let alone EIGHT.
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Silly question that I hope one of you can answer. Does the 4.2 oz. bottle's atomizer throw off a big spray? The little 1 oz. bottle I have just squeaks out little wimpy squirts of the stuff, which I think is one reason I needed 8 sprays.
I wore Joop again as my SotD yesterday, and I just got out of bed, 24 hours after I sprayed on the Joop. Right now I can smell this peppery, patchouli-like smell on myself. It smells really good, but nothing like anything I've ever smelled in Joop before. Is it possible that it takes 24 hours for Joop to evolve fully, and I'm now smelling the very tail end of the drydown?? If so, I'm damn impressed. I know patchouli is a base note in Joop, but I've never been able to actually detect that note in it.
Any of you guys smell anything like this in Joop?
Last edited by shamu1; 9th July 2010 at 11:41 AM.
I have had probably 3 large bottles of Joop over the years. Why? Well, I really liked it the first time that I ever smelled it, so I bought it. I always got a ton of female compliments so I kept going with it. It is very unique and VEERRRRYYYY long lasting. If sprayed on a shirt, it will literally last for days. Part of the hatred and/or toxic claims for Joop come due to it's strength. It is very potent. People hate bang for their buck? haha The sprayer on the large bottles will definitely blast out quite a bit of strong juice so it is easy to suffocate people if you use too much. So, with Joop, I can do 1 spray and be good to go for a full day. With others like Erolfa (which I love the smell, but it just doesn't last) I can put on 10 sprays and it still will barely have any projection or longevity after a few minutes.
Yep, I was over at the mall during lunch today, and I stopped by the frag counter at Macys. They had a big 4.2 oz. jug of Joop, so I sprayed some on my hand. It definitely throws out a lot more juice than the bottle I have. My 1 oz. bottle squirts out little dinky spritzes, so 2 or 3 sprtizes from my bottle is like one spritz from a real bottle. So my eight sprays of Joop may not be all that impressive.
I'm still trying to figure out if that patchouli/pepper smell this morning was yesterday's Joop.
Shamu, thanks for pointing me to this thread. I put one spray of this around 7-8hrs ago and I still smell it on the back of my hanId. It's not as sweet as it was when I first applied it (thank God), but it definetly has some serious longevity. The only thing that comes close to me on my skin is Amen. I'll have to give it another shot definetely.
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Shamu. I know that everyone says that the whole cold weather/warm weather thing is myth with most frags, but you might want to try this with the weather that we are getting now. I live in Ohio and it was high of 60deg. F with a low in to the low 40's the last couple of days, so I decided to break out the Joop that I hadn't touched since March. All day I could smell the sweet, cinnamon and peppery blend. Every now and then I think the heat would kick on in the office and I would get a whiff of something so beautiful in my face and I kept thinking "what frag. is that I'm smelling and do I ask one of these guys (I always feel weird asking men what they are wearing, since most of them don't share the same love for cologne). Then I picked it up and noticed that it was me. It was just the sweet, cinnamon,peppery scent. It had a good Sandalwood, patchouli,vetiver vibe to it. It reminded me why I still wear this frag. even after almost 20 years of still putting it on. I don't wear it as much as I used to, but still love it. Is it a little weaker then it used to be, maybe or maybe I've just smelled a thousand EDTs out there and wore at least 200, so now my nose doesn't scare off like other people that have been raised on only aquatics and maybe now are trying to ween themselves.
Personally, I never liked Joop Homme, but I do understand its appeal and popularity, since- hat it or lobve it- one can hardly deny its powerhouse feel that will always have a numerous fanbase
My father wears this and it seems like it's his favourite at the moment. It projects like a monster. Even when I'm in my room and he's in the bathroom I can still get a strong smell of the scent.