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Tigress Faberge for women

Tigress Faberge for women
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Total people voted: 90
female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 74 I had it: 71 I want it: 61

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warm spicy
aldehydic
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vanilla
woody
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Tigress is a classic Faberge perfume, launched in 1938. The stopper of the bottle is designed in fake tiger fur. The perfume is an oriental fougere with aldehyde, citrus, floral and spicy notes, oak moss, vanilla and amber. The face of the advertising campaign is the "black tigress" Lola Falan.

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Citruses Aldehydes Floral Notes Rose Green Notes Spices Vanille Tonka Bean oak moss Amber

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Tigress Fragrance Reviews

Imadele
Imadele

Please tell me about the Tigress Musk Oil version .. Thank you.

Sep
11
2014
Yah-el
Yah-el

My grandma wore this perfume in the 1970s. I loved my grandma very much, but when she hugged me to her bountiful Tigress-doused bosom, I thought I'd faint or throw up. I'm so glad she finally gave it up -- the perfume, that is. Odious stuff.

Aug
14
2014
mad.kat.96
mad.kat.96

I just picked up a half full bottle of Tigress at the flea market for a dollar... it has the felt print around the cap..

OMG I love it.. a very warm spicy oriental, strong with great sillage.. Luckily I dont get any green (other than the oakmoss which isnt that heavy) or any aldehydes as I dont like them, it may because the bottle is obviously pretty old..

Nov
03
2013
Juma
Juma

I ordered it in spring 2013 on-line in US.
No spices, no spirit of 70's, no tonka bean...just soapy, nice musk.

It was very affordable at f.x, so I don't regret...but really nothing close to be heavy, with cinnamon and spices, sexy, powdery and warm!

Sep
27
2013
antfarm
antfarm

I was afraid to try Tigress because I thought it might be too opaque and spicy for my tastes. My nose just can't abide Opium, Tabu, Youth Dew, and other popular "bad girl", amber-colored juices.

I was quite pleased to find that it smells of refreshing and sparkling cola drink with a spoonful of cinnamon and hamster's wood chips plopped in. It reminds me a bit of a birch twig. As soon as I smell this, I think of Michelle Pfieffer in "Scarface," with that big floppy hat and disco dress. Tigress is very 70s. I like it, but I don't ever reach for it.

The version I am reviewing is a vintage cologne concentration in a glass bottle with a gold, metal cylindrical top.

Jul
27
2013
ehchambers
ehchambers

Back in the 80's I loved wearing the Tigress Musk and today I found a bottle that I had...for some reason...save. Does Faberge still make any perfumes now or does anyone make a perfume that is suppose to smell like the Tigress Musk? I would love to have some more but I am not paying the $90.00 that they want for it on ebay!!!! Thanks

Apr
29
2013
vabsw
vabsw

I have used them both and they are a completely different fragrance. Fragrances of France smells and looks nothing like Tigress. I didn't like Fragrance of France, it smelled like sweet men's aftershave nothing like Tigress. Don't bother.

Mar
15
2013
pattyk
pattyk

I have a question....does anyone know if the Tigress that has been reformulated by "Fragrances of France" has the same smell and ingredients that the original one has by Faberge???? They have it on Fragrance.net, not sure whether to take a chance. Thanks for any information you may post on this.

Mar
01
2013
pattyk
pattyk

I wore (back in the day) both of those fragrances, Tigress and Woodhue. Thanks for the information "guest". I'm going to check it out.

Feb
28
2013
catsngunsnyarn
catsngunsnyarn

My mom wore this in the mid-'70s. I love it! :-)

Feb
14
2013
sherryberry
sherryberry

Both of my grandmothers wore Tigress, back in the 70's. When I was little, I remember playing with the fur cap, as others have mentioned. I was really fascinated with the bottle. I even sneaked a couple of drops from time to time. I might order one from the Vermont Country Store, for old time's sake. I remember liking the fragrance a lot.

Sep
21
2012
Mooncatt
Mooncatt

My sister had a bottle of Tigress @ '68-'70. I liked to sniff it. I had Tabu and Ambush, and Mother had Woodhue. We shared bath set of Shalimar. I notice a taste trend! Yes, I remember the ad for Skinny Dip!

Aug
28
2012
kuanyin4
kuanyin4

Ok, I found something out about Tigress that I don't see mentioned here. It was completely reformulated three different times! The original was from the forties up to the mid-sixties. Then the 2nd, which I have on now and it is awesome was made in the later sixties and through the seventies. It is very much a warm, spicy oriental, but maybe not so aldehydic. The eighties brought us a third, which I have not smelled. And the fourth would be Tigress Musk, also unknown to me.

The original had a distinctive fur cap, thick and lush. The markings were actually quite tiger-like. The second had a much flatter fur with a cheesier stripe, then no fur at all, just markings on the cap, and finally they didn't even bother with that, just a black (bakelite?) cap. The third, from photos I have seen had a shiny metal cap, more elongated than the bakelite/plastic cap that was distinctively Faberge. Or a round cap that I can't tell if it is metal or plastic with a metal finish. I know we aren't supposed to shill, but if you wonder where I got the info, google faberge cologne and you should find a very informative site that I can personally recommend (although I have no connection other than having once been a customer).

My grandmother had a bottle too, and I would play with the fur cap. Fortunately for me, I didn't ruin anything with it. It was the original, and I didn't really care for the scent. I preferred Mom's Woodhue.

Jul
24
2012
pfcs
pfcs

I remember loving this, and so did the boys I dated in college. How can anyone think something that smells good goes out of fashion?

Jul
13
2012
cleo777
cleo777

Just curious, does anyone remember a fragrance called Skinny Dip from the 70's? I don't see it listed here. My mother had some, and I loved it. I actually still remember the commercial "When a girl feels pretty---Skinny Dip!" LOL! Very hippy dippy, and probably named for all the streaking etc.

Jul
06
2012
cleo777
cleo777

Believe it or not, my grandmother (of all people) had a bottle of it on her dresser which I played with as a child. I also liked the feel of the velvet covered cap. Once when I opened it, I managed to spill some on the dresser and stained the wood. Wooooo did I get a whalloping for that little error!!!! Not even sure why she had it, she certainly never wore it. Maybe she liked the cap too! It was a heady and spicy scent, I liked it. Not for little girls, I was told. Sigh. Course it was way out of fashion by the time I was old enough.

Jul
06
2012
stelladoro
stelladoro

I tested this in a drugstore when I was a university student - men loved it, one man was extremely intrigued with it, he said it suited me. In those days I was described as exotic, sultry and tantalizing. I preferred 'Rive Gauche' and 'Straw Hat', which he hated. I married him anyway, so 'Tigress' holds very special memories for me. Years ago I bought a vintage bottle which had turned slightly. It still brought back those wonderful years.
I'm curious, I've seen 'Tigress' in the Vermont Country Store catalague but wasn't sure if it was the original formula. Can anyone who knew the old 'Tigress' tell me if the VCS version is the original?

Apr
26
2012
sheridanellis
sheridanellis

You can still find this perfume at the Vermont Country Store website. Hope that helps those of you looking for it. :)

Mar
10
2012
goingblonde
goingblonde

This perfume brings back such special long ago memories for me.

My sister who is 12 yrs older then i had a bottle on her dresser amongst other perfumes and misc items.

I was always fascinated by the cap - always wanting to pick it up and hold it .

I guess she must not have liked the scent - because the bottle remained full- and she eventaully gave it to me one day .
i was thrilled to have it

i then kept it on my dresser for years .
I cant remember what it smelled like and sadly dont recall what ever happened to it- but i sure wish i still had it -at the time i never realized what a special memory that bottle would leave with me :)

Dec
03
2011
cryptic
cryptic

I was reminded of Tigress yesterday while reading the story about Snooki's perfume release. Something about that cheesy cylindrical animal print bottle seems like a modern twist on the Tigress packaging to me. I couldn't tell you if Tigress was seen as a trashy fragrance in its heyday (too young), but I do know that the vintage juice is much sought after on Ebay these days.

The fragrance itself reminds me of Tabu without the root beer note. It even is a bit similar to Bal a Versailles, if you happen to like that sort of thing, which I do.

Edited to add: I recently got myself a decant of vintage Tigress from The Perfumed Court. Holy sh*t, now I know why people go crazy for vintage perfume! This stuff is so incredibly smooth and mellow, it's like 20 year old single malt scotch...no broken top notes, either. Highly recommended.

Nov
03
2011
SaraBT
SaraBT

I just found Tigress in the Vermont Country Store catalog. $40 for a 2.7 oz. splash bottle. It was my favorite perfume for years back in the day. I might have to try it again.

Oct
18
2011
oOCherylOo
oOCherylOo

Warm, rich and provocative. It's 1969, the Summer of Love. I'm 13, full of raging hormones and in love with Tom Jones. As I unscrew the furry cap and apply Tigress, I feel the womanly, animal power I'm just beginning to wield. There's a sense of danger. I shiver with excitement, not knowing the source, but loving the feeling. That heady juice transformed me into its namesake. Ah Tigress that I was!

Oct
08
2011
jasmasid
jasmasid

I wore this in the early 70s when I lived in equatorial Africa. It was superb in that heat and lingered for two days and through several baths and showers.

Aug
11
2011
xotl
xotl

One of the best fragrances of all time, in my humble opinion! Very striking, and indeed- not for all women.
My Mother ore this in the 1960's, and after that it kind of disappeared.
She is still with us, and working on her PhD in Psychiatry while in practice as a licensed Counselor.
I would like to buy this for her, if it is still around!

Aug
03
2011
molly2010
molly2010

I remember my mum wearing this when I was a little girl. I tried a few years ago to get hold of some but to no avail. The smell has stayed with me all my life so if there's any kind soul out there that knows where I could get some you would bring my childhood and the smell of my very much loved and missed mum back xxx

Mar
20
2011
boardbat
boardbat

a warm, amber, spicy, hot floral scent from back in the day. i liked it, but i'm over it. probably wouldn't wear it today. if i remember correctly, on dry down it took on a cheapish odor. not a big favorite, but good memories from my 1st experiences with fragrance days.

Jan
09
2011
Kiku
Kiku

I believe the advertising slogan for this in the 1960's was, "Are you daring enough to wear it?" No, I wasn't! Tigress was not for good little girls like me. It was for the woman who knew a thing or two -- or three. Rich with spices, exotic, and filled with heat. Tigress had a lazy, luxurious quality, like a big mama cat lolling around in the sun. Now that I know a thing or two or three I dare to wear it!

Aug
16
2010
coffeebabe
coffeebabe

Tigress by Fabrege was my first "grown up" fragrance. It was given to me as an 8th grade graduation present. It was spray cologne and dusting powder. I loved it! I loved the animal print! I remember waking up on summer mornings inhaling deeply and getting whiffs of tigress (soft & powdery) I wonder if I would love it today almost 40 years later! ... Thanks for the trip down memory-fragrance lane!

Aug
16
2010
sunshineandroses
sunshineandroses

Tigress was a very popular fragrance from Faberge in the 1960s. It had a wonderful tiger fur topped bottle and wild ads featuring Lola Falana in a tiger leotard. I remember it had a warm exotic scent that was considered very sexy . More so than the other two Faberge favorites, Woodhue and Aphrodisia. It might be considered too strong or heavy in todays world but in the 60s Tigress was hot and sexy.
There were many good perfumes in those years but Tigress will always be the one that people really remember.

TIGRESS ARE YOU WILD ENOUGH TO WEAR IT ?

Aug
16
2010
guest_
guest_

I did some research and found that Tigress and Woodhue have been reformulated and are now sold by Fragrances of France. I found Woodhue on the Vermont Country Store.

Aug
16
2010

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