Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1

    Default Molinard's Habanita

    Hey all!
    I'm considering a blind buy of Habanita, because I love what I've read, I love fragrances with history and I also adore the bottle.

    I was wondering what you all think of it? I can handle really strong fragrances, and strong orientals, I tend to just do "the spray and walk-through" in order to keep it from being crazy overpowering, but I don't like fragrances that are sharp. Sharp like... headache warning, stings your nose kind of sharp.

    So, what do you guys think of Habanita?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    I love Habinata. It reminds me of the original Tabac Blond but you can buy it for a sane price. I wear it myself on occasion because I think it's completely unisex, but on a woman it's unbelievable.

    What sort of things normally give you a headache?

  3. #3
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Búzios
    Posts
    82,276

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    My wife likes it a lot.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    I love Habanita and bought it "blindly" as well, having read intriguing reviews- and yes, the bottle is gorgeous!

    That said, I would not characterize Habanita as a sharp scent at all. It is pretty strong, though, and reminds some people of baby powder. I find it to be slightly smoky and incensy. Also a little sweet. Not at all what I think of "sharp," soapy, or "perfumey." I honestly have never received a compliment on it by others, but I wear it to please myself. I think it is a wonderful scent and enjoy it quite a bit, though I have to be in the mood for it. I found it pretty cheap so it was definitely worth it for me. Give it a try!
    I send thee this sweet perfume a fragrance to the fragrant, as one would offer wine to the god of wine.

  5. #5
    Basenotes Plus
    Diamondflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    6,618

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    Honestly? I don't like it. It's pretty rough - like a mixture of stale cigarette smoke and baby powder.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    Quote Originally Posted by Miket View Post
    I love Habinata. It reminds me of the original Tabac Blond but you can buy it for a sane price. I wear it myself on occasion because I think it's completely unisex, but on a woman it's unbelievable.

    What sort of things normally give you a headache?
    The opening of Coco Chanel, for example. And just the really sharp orientals like that, I sometimes have problems with Opium too.

  7. #7
    Basenotes Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    49

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Honestly? I don't like it. It's pretty rough - like a mixture of stale cigarette smoke and baby powder.
    I agree.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    Love it. Just based on what you said, I wouldn't call Habanita "sharp." I get nothing screechy in it, but I do get the baby powder that other people mention. The drydown is a lovely animalic leather on me.

    Also- you know it's been re-launched and reformulated recently. The new one gets a lot of praise, but I only smelled it once briefly. It's in the sharper square bottle so easy to tell the difference.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    If you want the smoke and 'roughness' with lots of powder from reading all the reviews, be sure to get the EdT (the one with only a golden cap and not gold on the upper part of the bottle as well) and not the new EdP. Some think it is great. I think it smells of Habanita, but as if as she was now a non-smoker and way too tame and therefore a bit dull.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    It's not especially strong (I've got a recent EdT version).

  11. #11
    teardrop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    The south of England
    Posts
    6,114
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    l adore Habanita for the rich, smokey incense l get in the drydown. l would get the EDT while it's still available & reasonably priced if l were you. The projection & longevity are phenomenal on me, & it's definitely not sharp.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    I own both parfum and edt(mine does have the gold shoulder, but is from the early 00s).

    The parfum is very smooth and not so powdery, more leather.

    The edt is big on powder with leather and very long lasting. Not sharp or rough in any way.
    DONNA

  13. #13

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    It's not sharp. It's dry and dusty - powdery... Great scent, give it a try.
    Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?

  14. #14

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    My blind buy bottles (had to get both edt and edp) arrived in the mail today and I am in love. This is perfumery heaven. I have found the one. Thanks for persuading me to get it!

  15. #15
    teardrop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    The south of England
    Posts
    6,114
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    Thanks for reporting back, lzzie! l wonder, which one do you prefer??
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

  16. #16

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    I love them both for different reasons, really, though I do find the edp more wearable. For some reason, on my skin the edp dries down into less of a sillage-monster than the edt. The edt is a little dirtier and more gritty, which I prefer scent-wise, but I don't think I could get away with wearing it day-to-day, it would probably take over a lecture hall fairly easily.
    Last edited by Izzie; 7th November 2012 at 02:33 AM.

  17. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    london
    Posts
    878

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    omg.....this Habanita EDT (sample from dear BNer ) smells almost like more sweet, less raw version of Onda perfume by veroprofumo

    i was so surprised to find out they were leather relatives! becasue lethaer scents do tend to be very different!
    As if it has vetyver a bit hidden by benzoin and powdery vanillic notes, with characteristic dirty/animalic notes...and some orris root that gives it powdery touch..simmilar to this musky one in Onda just all a lot sweeter...i would not have expected this at all!!

  18. #18
    Basenotes Junkie Curly11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    786

    Default Re: Molinard's Habanita

    I'm wearing Habanita today as a matter of fact. I get a powdery, incensey, oriental feel from it and like it a lot. Very easy to wear.

Similar Threads

  1. habanita by molinard - can it be worn by men also?
    By danny1967 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 23rd October 2011, 12:35 PM
  2. Habanita by Molinard: My Reivew (WOW!)
    By Halo in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 22nd October 2011, 09:18 AM
  3. Habanita de Molinard
    By scentimus in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 26th May 2011, 12:38 AM
  4. Habanita by Molinard question
    By morrison74 in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 16th April 2011, 01:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000