Thread: Hmmm...bought Joop Homme
I love it a lot. Many people say it's far too sweet, to the point where it's synthetic and cloying, but for me it's just right! I love the sugary sweet cherry feel to it. After buying the more subtle and elegant Dior Homme, I needed another powerhouse in my collection (I love scents like A*Men and Kouros). I'd say it's actually fairly unisex as well.
What are your thoughts on this fragrance? any good/bad experiences with it? compliments?
It is incredibly strong and long lasting. I think it smells good but I prefer Creed Original Santal.
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It's good but I prefer Individuel
I can't stand the sweetness of this stuff.
I love the dry down of Joop. This is where this baby really shines.
I had it years ago and loved it (was about 15 years old).
Since learning a little more about fragrance, I can see that it does smell synthetic. I personally love it and will always own it though, the smell is addictive to me. I just love it and it's one of my favourites. Great for winter.
Joop! simply requires some tactics upon application to prevent the overbearing monster effect. It really needs a LIGHT hand. Two sprays to the chest, maybe one to the collar. That's it. That's pushing it. But really, with that kind of application, the scent shines. Beautiful heliotrope, cinnamon, jasmin, orange blossom, vanilla, and sandalwood. The fact that the white flowers are rendered as polished edges - with plenty of indoles - seems lost on a lot of folks. Just the faintest suggestion of the flowers, but combined to form the whole effect of sweetness and warmth.
Best one ever made. If you own Joop! you will never ever need another fragrance in your entire life.
My top 16:
1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...
Joop! Homme is, indeed, a sweet, game-changing classic ... great for clubbing with its excellent projection and longevity ... easy on the trigger ...
A bit too strong for my tastes, though I like in general both sweet and strong scents
On compliments or other reactions I cannot comment, since I have never worn this scent in person, aside from some fleeting, rather short-term testing
this is the fragrance that really got me obsessed with frags. Brings back So many memories and I have introduced it to a few buddies of mine and they love it too. Probably one of the game changing designer frags. So unique and bold in composition and presentation, but definitely not for everyone.
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If you like Joop then you should love Creeds Original Santal, it's like Joop but with better ingredients.
Creed and Piere Bourdon rendition of this masterpiece have nothing on this Bad Boy in red. My sotd Au Masculin screams ' When I grow up I want to be just like Joop!' I heard Rochas Man has the same dream.
Not a fan of it. Sweet fragrances are by far my favorite genre, but this one feels too synthetic. Similar type of sweet, but not nearly as in your face and just better done is Gaultier 2 (flat out unisex).
It is the patchouli use in this fragrance that grounds the whole thing. I believe this the down dry in this scent which everyone comments on. I recall way back in 1991 Oliver Cresp being interview on the yet unknown Mugler Angel and how Quest worked three years to just develop the patchouli tabacco base of the fragrance for Mugler. Cresp gave props to Joop Homme has an example of fragrance which the perfumer used patchouli and wood base to control a fragrance from becoming overly sweet and all over the place.
Joop may be crude in today's standards but it opened the doors for creativity in men's fragrances.
It`s a great scent, but not my favourite genre. It has prove to be a classic.
I really don't understand how in thread after thread, numerous people here keep saying Joop Homme is too sweet. To my nose, Le Male is much much sweeter, and doesn't suffer anywhere near the condemnation of being too sweet that Joop Homme does.
Only thing wrong with Joop Homme is having to sit next to someone wearing lots of it in a train on a hot day. Down here it is overly worn any time of the day, when I think it best suited for evening wear, when it is generally cooler.
Its good from far away, just dont smell it up close.
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
I already liked the topnotes a lot, and now on my second wearing I love it even more. It's like a cherry dipped in cotton candy topped with cinnamon(it gives me a dark, warm vibe though) but somehow it blends well into a floral fragrance. Amazing stuff in my opinion, I disagree with the synthetics though, it feels very soothing and nice.
It's not as loud as people made it out to be though, it's perfect to me.
I freakin' love Joop. I don't think it's overly sweet because it has that sharpness to it that to me just evens it out. Joop also smells a lot different when you smell it on your skin compared to when you are just smelling it's silliage. If you put your nose to your skin while wearing(at least an hour in) Joop you will smell a powerhouse in every sense of the word it's spicy, it's woodsy, it just has a great masculine smell. Now in the silliage the masculine smells are toned down and the sweetart smell is strong, but I still love that a lot too. Joop is a masterpiece anyway you slice it.
Really like this one, though I haven't worn it in years after using up my bottle of it. Wouldn't mind getting a bottle again someday.
I have never owned this scent.....While it's not for me I do have Great respect for this fragrance!!!
I did not like it when I first smelled it many years ago and my opinion has not changed to date for the same reasons you mentioned many have with it.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driů) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Joop is great. I do only go for 3 sprays, 2 to chest area and 1 on back of neck. I love it. My wife also likes it, but only in small amounts. A powerhouse for sure. As mentioned above, Le Male is way sweeter and more synthetic than Joop.
Top 10 at the moment:
4.Creed Royal Oud
6.Dior Homme Sport
7.Creed Bois du Portugal
10.Ralph Lauren Polo Blue
joop has been around for ages with little or no changes, so they must be doing something right, i loved it when i was 15-19. dont think i could pull it off now
I think this may be stronger than I thought. I sprayed one on my shirt, another 2 on my wrists. 5 hours after I applied it, I shoved my wrist in my friend's nose and he said it was really strong and overwhelming.
Either way, I love this juice, ESPECIALLY the floral notes in it. You guys/girls know a fragrance with florals like these? Something similiar?