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    I think it has withstood the test of time and reformulation didn’t totally destroy it. As a fragrance? Given its tenacity, it’s a 1-2 spray max and works best in cooler temps.
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    I really like it. I've liked it since it was released many many years ago. Sometimes I think I might like to have Creed Original Santal, but then I remember that I have Joop!, which negates the need for the Creed.

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    It usually gets a bad rap on BN but I enjoyed wearing it in the 90s. Sweet and soapy like a bubblebath with Julia Roberts.
    What? I didn’t say anything.... Eau de Suds.
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    Similar to Creed Original Santal and Montblanc Individuel.
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    Insufferably vile

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    Personally never cared for it.
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    I liked it when it first came out. My best friend's dad always wore it. I'm not a fan of the current version.
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    I don’t wear it, but I strongly appreciate Joop! Homme’s place in perfumery history.

    It launched in 1989 and was completely different from the fougeres and leather chypres that dominated the men’s fragrance market at the time. Joop! fit into neither category - it was (and still is) a sweet, deep amber-based oriental, the first of its kind, done by the great Michel Almiriac. Here in the US, it was positioned as the decade turned into the ‘90s with ads saying “this is the ‘90s now!”, which was the call to action to ditch the Drakkar Noir and Aramis and wear the new, in, now fragrance. Even after Davidoff Cool Water entered the US in 1992 and redefined “freshness” like it did in Europe, Joop! remained a top seller in the US for many years.

    Today, Joop! is a drugstore fragrance at a very reasonable price - if you like such fragrances, an inexpensive addition of perfumery history to your wardrobe.
    It's really quite pleasant, except for the smell (...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Insufferably vile
    This.
    But I will give it two plus points for:

    1. Its undeniable nuclear projection. I'm sure if I had a holiday home on the dark side of the moon, I could probably pick up someone in the northern hemisphere wearing it*

    2. The advertising campaign - the 'real men wear pink' slogan was a great catch phrase and worked quite well with the accompanying pics.

    * This statement may defy the laws of physics, however I have a holiday home on the moon, so anything is possible.

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    Default Re: what do you think of joop homme?

    I think it's a great classic that is still modern in a way. Forerunner of P.R. 1 Million, V&R Spicebomb and some other more contemporary modern fragrances.

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    It was my signature scent for a couple years in college. I can't stand it now as it just feels waaay too dated to me because of the association

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    Almost detested this at first in the older/vintage formulations (unlike most of the other male and also feminine Joop scents being quite enthusiastic about).
    However do like or at least somehow tolerate better the less powerhouse, more dialed back current version- less of a single note burnt sugar, more of a smooth powdery sandalwood scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    It launched in 1989 and was completely different from the fougeres and leather chypres that dominated the men’s fragrance market at the time.
    Yep. I remember always seeing it on the counter at Dillard's and not knowing what to think of how pink it was because it was SO different from seemingly everything else on the market. The pink scared me a bit too much to buy it, but I loved grabbing the tester and spraying on some of it.

    I own it proudly now and am not afraid to wear it occasionally.

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    It's an interesting perfume, but I don't like it.

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    It smells great on my husband.

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    It's the Baccarat Rouge 540 of the 90s...sweet and loud and feminine.
    It took a decade before Creed (Original Santal) Mont Blanc (Individual) and Jean Paul Gaultier (Fleur du Male) and probably others could be as bold and launch something similar for men.
    I have always liked it and will probably always like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    It usually gets a bad rap on BN but I enjoyed wearing it in the 90s. Sweet and soapy like a bubblebath with Julia Roberts.
    What? I didn’t say anything.... Eau de Suds.
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    I think its great.

    It was the first really sweet fragrance for men with worldwide success... before le male, 1 million, eros, ulta male... all those sweet "pantydropper" fragrances. There was Joop Homme.

    To my surprise, the current formulation isnt bad. I have a 2019 batch and a 90s vintage with the flower on the bottle, Lancaster version. Its a bit less synthetic, more cherry, smells a little bit darker. But the 2019 is still very good.

    To me, it smells like cherry/wild cherry ice tea.

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    I like it a lot. It used to be my signature scent up until about 2015.

    I think it's much better than both Individuel and Original Santal.

    However, for 'what it is', I recently discovered Fleur du Male by JPG/Kurkdjian and, frankly, it's everything good about Joop Homme but refined to be wearable in the present day without feeling like you're wearing something a bit juvenile or too...Joopy.

    Great fragrance for the price as well. It's probably one of the best 'vintage' buys you can make (cue: vintage lovers seething at this notion!).
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    One of the worst I ever made the mistake of buying.A powerful sickly sweet scent. It is the type of fragrance that could have easily come out these days, it is that bad in my opinion. And as earlier mentioned it probably was a major factor in ushering in the sickly sweet trend for modern mens fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    I don’t wear it, but I strongly appreciate Joop! Homme’s place in perfumery history.

    It launched in 1989 and was completely different from the fougeres and leather chypres that dominated the men’s fragrance market at the time. Joop! fit into neither category - it was (and still is) a sweet, deep amber-based oriental, the first of its kind, done by the great Michel Almiriac. Here in the US, it was positioned as the decade turned into the ‘90s with ads saying “this is the ‘90s now!”, which was the call to action to ditch the Drakkar Noir and Aramis and wear the new, in, now fragrance. Even after Davidoff Cool Water entered the US in 1992 and redefined “freshness” like it did in Europe, Joop! remained a top seller in the US for many years.

    Today, Joop! is a drugstore fragrance at a very reasonable price - if you like such fragrances, an inexpensive addition of perfumery history to your wardrobe.
    I agree with all this. It was a landmark scent that has earned its place in history. It was the only fragrance I owned back in college, and I kind of miss having it in my collection. Maybe I'll grab a bottle on my next order online.
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    If a man wearing JOOP has been struck by a car, there will not be any tire skid marks in front of the body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    It smells great on my husband.
    Here’s to smelling good!


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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    If a man wearing JOOP has been struck by a car, there will not be any tire skid marks in front of the body.
    The Joopius euphoria made the driver pass out behind the wheel eh?
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    It gets a thumbsdown from me
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Colognnoisseur View Post
    Similar to Creed Original Santal and Montblanc Individuel.
    Original Santal is just as terrible as Joop.
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    Still got a vintage bottle that I still like to wear (lightly!) now and then.
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    - Thierry Mugler: A*men
    - SA: Al Basel
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    I think it's great. Must have been polarizing in 1989!!
    There would be no le male if there wasn't joop home
    I do think the vintage is better though lasts longer too.
    I think alot of people don't like this because it's so sweet loud and over worn. I still love it and I love almost everything almeirac has created.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foamywax View Post
    I think alot of people don't like this because it's so sweet loud and over worn. I still love it and I love almost everything almeirac has created.
    Exactly. I first heard of it in 1992 or 1993. It was so strong and the guy that wore it must have put half a bottle on. Still can't stand the smell as a result.

    Scent creates such memories that are very hard to disassociate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Original Santal is just as terrible as Joop.
    I agree. Interesting how Creed pushes this scent around the autumn time, especially during October, as being an ideal scent for this time of year.

    The Creed has a nice cinnamon note, but that's about as good as it gets.




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