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    Default Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jovoy Paris - Smells Like An Underground Gambling Den?

    Greetings,

    I am curious about this cologne and looking for more recent feedback:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26136774.html

    Apparently it is supposed to smell like an underground gambling den or that's the vibe they are going for anyway - cigars, leather couches, whiskey and rum - dark, dry and intense. A YouTube reviewer who loves it, said it that it is the perfect cologne for a well dressed gangster and he meant that in a good way as he thinks that Jovoy was kind of going for that with this cologne.

    Would that be accurate?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jovoy Paris - Smells Like An Underground Gambling Den?

    It's a very nice woody aromatic with a sweetness that doesn't overpower and just the right booziness.
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    Default Re: Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jovoy Paris - Smells Like An Underground Gambling Den?

    My interest is piqued.

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    Default Re: Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jovoy Paris - Smells Like An Underground Gambling Den?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    It's a very nice woody aromatic with a sweetness that doesn't overpower and just the right booziness.
    Is the gangster/underground gambling den vibe accurate though? Apparently this is supposed to be intense/harsh and for the "dangerous man" and not some kind of Tom Ford everyman bullshit.

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    Default Re: Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jovoy Paris - Smells Like An Underground Gambling Den?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hey Man View Post
    Is the gangster/underground gambling den vibe accurate though?
    Personally don't get that image.
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    Default Re: Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jovoy Paris - Smells Like An Underground Gambling Den?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Personally don't get that image.
    Me neither.

    I was excited to try the fragrance but didn't like it after using it for some time. And I'm telling you this as a fan of boozy and smokey fragrances. I find Les Jeux Sont Faits very unimaginative. Didn't evoke any feelings. Not a single pleasant note to cling onto. Couldn't detect much booziness either. Very bland.
    It is very niche like smelling but not in a wearable way.

    One of the reviewers compared it to Journey Man. I didn't get any kind of association with Journey. Journey Man is very pleasant and easy to wear. Journey almost smells like a designer, but Les Jeux Sont Faits - no way.

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    Default Re: Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jovoy Paris - Smells Like An Underground Gambling Den?

    Boring fragrance.
    I get a lot of pungent angelica and thick, smoky labdanum with sticky fruits, mostly dried apricots.
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    Default Re: Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jovoy Paris - Smells Like An Underground Gambling Den?

    Well that's unfortunate. Even if one doesn't like it, I wasn't expecting bland or boring to be the response here given what the vibe the cologne is going for.

    I was so excited when I came across this review by accident - never heard of this cologne before, but was loving what he was saying about it.


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    Default Re: Les Jeux Sont Faits by Jovoy Paris - Smells Like An Underground Gambling Den?

    Somehow, well dressed gangsters and I'm thinking pino silvestre...

    Jokes aside, I smelled this only once, so I need to reexamine. But as others were saying, it's a nice aromatic woody and ambery thing. Nice but really doesn't quite conjuire images of danger or crime.

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