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Gabriela Sabatini Gabriela Sabatini for women

Gabriela Sabatini Gabriela Sabatini for women
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Total people voted: 380
female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 189 I had it: 310 I want it: 46 My signature: 2

main accords
white floral
aldehydic
sweet
citrus
balsamic
vanilla

This is the first fragrance of Gabriela Sabatini created in 1989. Floral scents with fresh aldehyde notes have created a modern classic. Floral-fresh opening of tangerine (citrus) and orange blossom lead to the exotic and voluptuous floral heart: tuberose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and exotic flowers bouquet: the base is warm and classical: sandal wood, musk, amber, and vanilla.

The nose behind this fragrance is Harry Fremont.

Perfume rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 380 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Aldehydes Fruity Notes Bergamot Lemon Mandarin Orange

Middle Notes
Honeysuckle Orange Blossom Jasmine Heliotrope Lily-of-the-Valley Rose

Base Notes
Sandalwood Tonka Bean Amber Patchouli Vanilla Oakmoss Musk

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long lasting 25
 
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soft 6
 
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This perfume reminds me of  
Joop! Femme
6 no yes
Pani Walewska Gold
3 no yes
Amarige
0 no yes
Donna
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Gabriela Sabatini Fragrance Reviews

ladushka
ladushka

Funny that many of you mention that there are at least two versions of this, and indeed, here in the Netherlands I see 60 ml testers with something totally different from what I see here on the photo. A yellow juice with a reddish tint. I've tested it.... it is a fruit compote. The name is the same. At the same time they actually sell 20 ml bottles with the juice identical to what we see on the photo. It is dirt cheap here...I bought it....extremely likable! Nothing like weak compote in reddish 60 ml testers. I was afraid of strong aldehydic note and patchouli but no, aldehydes are not strong and there is no patchouli bitterness. Very feminine pleasant scent with fruit and jasmine followed by tonka and amber....warm. Definately not cheap-smelling. Long-lasting. I've tried Joop Femme before and it is too heavy with aldehydes and patchouli. The drydown is similar but Gabriela is definately much softer, more feminine and fruity.

May
05
2016
raverdudes
raverdudes

Introduced in 1989, the first fragrance by Argentinian tennis player Gabriela Sabatini is a very rich floral with a fantastic composition. Once its soapy sharp opening -which can be a turnoff for many- settles, it becomes one of the most beautiful bouquets I have had the pleasure to enjoy: Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Honeysuckle and Lily-of-the-Valley, to mention a few of the notes. There's an ambery undertone to it that gives it a little warmth. Very similar to Joop! Femme, and sadly underrated, this is gem not many people know of. If you're into big florals -as I am- you will definitely enjoy this. Big plus: Sooo inexpensive! Great value for the buck!

Nov
30
2015
Elizete Araujo Moura
Elizete Araujo Moura

I like them anyway

I have this one and like it, but I like the EDT much much better. don't sparkly and soft spicy?

Anyway back to the review.. My boyfriend told me I smell like cloves when I wore this one ( he's a cook..) but I don't like cloves and definitely not in perfumes.
But a different guy followed me riding on his bike when I was riding on my bike. He came biking very quickly from behind me, stopt me (and almost fell from his bike) and ask me what I was wearing because it smelled so good. I had applied the parfum in the morning and at this point it was at least 6 hours later. So the parfum must have some secret power or something..

Sep
16
2015
LadyPilot
LadyPilot

When did they change the formula? Just got a brand new EDT bottle and it's absolutely amazing! Unlike the previous one that I bought in 2006... Was it already the new version that just aged awfully or was it the old formula? Both boxes and bottles are identical. Any suggestions, please?...
Anyway, it is only now that I feel like a real "Miss of the 80's", definitely not with the previous bottle;))) Whatever they did, works for me!

Apr
26
2014
Arina.K
Arina.K

Delicious! I also have a big bottle of Joop!Femme. They smell indeed very alike, but Gabriella is more fresh and a bit more fruity. Too bad that this fragrance is so undervalued, I think it's still a wonderful scent!

Feb
06
2014
Millan78
Millan78

I adore the vintage one, so wonderful!
But after the reformulation....BIG no!

Why oh why Gabriela? So sad..



With respect for those who loves this newer version.

Jan
25
2014
Danita Verpoort
Danita Verpoort

I don't understand why there are so many negative comments on this perfume. It's a gorgeous timeless perfume, very long lasting.
Has many similarities with Joop femme, wich is slightly more powdery, while Gabriela is more fruitier. Both are still great perfumes!

Oct
23
2013
magdallenna
magdallenna

Definitely one of my favorites! I don't understand why so many people don't like it.

Jun
24
2013
passionata20
passionata20

26. february 2013

I´ve wrote the short review previously for this fragrance based on the modern EDT that is still widely available. I remember that i also tried it in june, anyway it was quite warm. I wasn´t impressed AT ALL! Pure cheap soap.

But today i accidently ran into a 30ml bottle of EDP in original formula in a vintage shop. I wanted to buy it right away because of the many good reviews i have read here just a couple of days ago, but i wasn´t sure if i would like it, so i made a test spray on my wrist.
At first i was actually scared by the very strong soapy note in the opening so i decided i don´t want it and left the store. For the first 10-15 minutes it was really soapy and sharp but not in a way that modern version is a cheap soapy. This one is a "chanel nr.5" in soap version, i am sure, since i just recently smelled that soap. Expensive soap. Then there is something animalistic and spicy as well in the bouquet. And some amber as well. I knew it, even though i didn´t know the notes. Please add the zesty lemon and ripe fruits and what you get is a very close copy of original "Salvador Dali" in VINTAGE version. I swear they smell very close, however this one is not so developing and intense. BTW the modern version of "Dali the original" is also quite the same as the modern "Sabatini" version - not good at all. I have checked the notes and "VOILA !" - they DO share a lot of notes. I can even say that Sabatini is just a more simplier version of vintage Dali. I have vintage Dali and i can tell you that. Needles to say that i love the vintage version of Dali so i also love this one as well. BUT only in vintage formula, both modern version are no do for me.

So now i can say that vintage Sabatini is a beautiful, rich, intense composition, with great lasting power but sillage i find a bit lower than i wanted it to be. I can´t see women wearing it during the summer time, for me it is a winter-autumn fragrance. Preferrably the colder the better. I can see a passionate, sexy brunette wearing this either with an evening gown, jeans or a leather outfit. Very 80´s in that way i must say. But in a very good way. Needles to say i got back in few days and purchased that bottle. I am not brunette, but definitly enjoy this very much as well.

My verdict: "no" for modern version, "YES" for vintage! Go for the box with three stripes, that the original version.

P.S. I haven´t tried the "Femme" by Joop, so i can´t compare.

Feb
26
2013
Beaufort
Beaufort

I love the sweet apple pipe tobacco note in this perfume.
In my view this makes it quite wearable for a man.
In Germany you can find this very cheaply at drugstore's and chemist shops. 30ml costs around €10.
I cannot understand all the negative comments from reviewers. This is a great fragrance with great character !

Feb
23
2013
Adrien02
Adrien02

This is a review for the GS although I am comparing to another fragrance as well. Its been annoying me to no end to try and remember what Gabriela Sabatini reminds me of and I finally remember:my Rodier EDT for women. It has that same strong insect repellant scent at first. (Gosh awful). I'm trying to make myself wait for the drydown.... as I wait I spray the Rodier on my other arm to compare. Someone mentioned women wearing in Brazil in summer... being so similar to bug spray I'd take that chance the bugs would be fooled. The GS seems to be a bit soapy with florals while the Rodier attempts to become a more refined bug spray. I'm not sure why I still keep the Rodier, wait..there'll always be a need for bug spray.

Feb
09
2013
lapurrla
lapurrla

A few weeks ago a friend sprayed me with her Neutrogena sunscreen and it seems to be scented to copy Gabriela Sabatini. Both are really scrubbable. Yuck.

Feb
09
2013
MMC
MMC

Como um grande numero de mulheres brasileiras eu também amo Gabriela Sabatini.Tão macio e confortavel,jasmim e baunilha se misturam e dão uma sensação de aconchego.Esse faz meu tipo e será a proxima compra de perfumes.

Dec
21
2012
Barbarellaa
Barbarellaa

It was the worst fragrance I have ever tried on me indeed. It's strong and really really bad smelling! I would not recommend it to anyone as it almost made puke!

Sep
24
2012
kosmoskukka
kosmoskukka

Wow, I have fortunately 100 ml bottle of this one. One bad thing there is having a large collection of perfumes... they get forgotten to shelf. This one was also the kind I took it and sprayed on my wrists. And ahh, what a wonderfull memories this brings on my mind from youth days. Smiling wide. These days I consider this to be eaven more good, dry down is a bit sweet, little powdery with vanilla and amber. This is huge romantic scent Me thinks.

Dec
19
2011
allexa27
allexa27

when i go back to the perfumes which i liked years years ago ,i realize that i don`t like some of them anymore,actually most of them.This one is the only one exception from my old time favourites which i like more nowadays than before,when i used to wear it.I love it now!Love love love!very affordable ,unique smell!
P.S Much better than Joop!Femme which smells much more mature and old ladish

Nov
22
2011
jeidyg
jeidyg

I used this perfume once twenty years ago, I wanted to try other perfumes, but always remembered the smell of Gabriela Sabatini, has been a bit hard to find, until recently I bought another bottle, and I am happy to have it again.

Oct
11
2011
PseudoCz
PseudoCz

This is NOT for summer or hot time. In Brazil, people insists in use it (almost in this season). Result: the perfume becomes overpower and annoying. Nice fragrance but not for me. Nothing special and really sweet. Great price and sillage. Good longevity.

Jun
06
2011
coconutpixie
coconutpixie

my mum always used it. it smelled sooooo good on her!!!

May
08
2011
passionata20
passionata20

Tried it few days ago and expected something strong and classic but was really dissapointed with a drydown. While the opening and middle notes are beautiful and very floral the drydown smells like a cheap soap. Really. So sad, i like some others Gabriela Sabatini scents but this one is sadly off my favorite list due to soap smell. sorry.
This was a review for modern EDT. I guess the original formula is different, so now i have to try it, since i really love Magnetic!!

Apr
18
2011
Chellyaha
Chellyaha

Eu adoro perfumes doces.. O Gabriela é bem doce, mas na medida. Fixa tão bem e a saída é uma delícia!! Adoro..

Apr
15
2011
NellyBlack
NellyBlack

i dont like this perfume...
its too strong for me.. when i smelled this i had to sneeze xD

Feb
14
2011
vertigo
vertigo

This is surprisingly good!

An abundant bouquet of flowers (which I can't separate in my brain), made airy and a bit artificial by aldehydes and lemon. Lily-of-the-valley is very clear in the drydown.

I agree with comparrison to Joop! Femme, but I prefer the latter.
Artificiality of Gabriela Sabatini disturbs me.
Also, it lacks the woody undertones of Joop! Femme.

Sillage and staying power are good (sp over 5 hours).

Jan
12
2011
picisziv
picisziv

My mother made me love this perfume. We first smelled it when we visited our neighbour. Mom remembered the name and purchased it later. I was around 4-6 then. Of course those times i weren't so interested about perfumes as i am now but this stuff is so magnificent that i can recall it after 10 years or more. Tropically sweet and juicy. WARNING! Bees will chase you wearing this in sumer:D My mother truly can't stand sweet scents that's why it's odd she liked this one. I asked her: she would still wear GS if she had a bottle. Old perfume but as i remember it's not oldish, so why not?;)

Dec
06
2010
cocolollobrigida
cocolollobrigida

it was my mom's perfume and i have loved it so much so my mum gave it to me,this perfume is so sweet,really so sweet but it is not overwhelming,otherwise it is really standable.actually i dont like sweet perfumes at all but this one fits with my skin very well,anyway nowadays,it is really hard to find this perfume for me. i dunno if they stopped do it.

Nov
17
2010
tschiepchen
tschiepchen

I sooo loved this perfume when I was younger. My mum had it when it came out and I used her perfume from time to time when I was a young teen.
I would not wear it now as the mystery is gone but I have recently rediscovered it in a drugstore and bought a bottle for my mum but the bottle was tiny...
Price-wise I am with my heroine Action:
I have found Joop Femme is a lot cheaper when you check the price per ml (check ebay as well!) but Joop Femme smells more complex despite the tiny price tag.
I am not too fond of aldehyde scents but still I like this Sabatini scent.

Nov
08
2010
anaaranha
anaaranha

I used to wear this perfume about almost 20 years ago and remember that I felt great when I did! My husband liked it so much that he used to stole almost every day a few drops of it, to smell good too! It has power, during on my skin very long, and it's soft and kind and very feminine.
I'm thinking in bying it again, because in Brazil it's really easy to find it and it's not expensive, as well. Maybe...

Jul
22
2010
Lena S
Lena S

OK, as for me, I liked this one from the first sniff (maybe Gabriela's personality itself made some influence as well) but hesitated about buying it for a long time.
The scent is rather strong - that is for sure. This point was the main cause of my doubts. The fragrance seemed me to suit only brunets. But the whole impression was quite positive - the smell is elegant (I fully agree with the "modern classic" definition) and at the same time bright and unusual. To be real, I hardly could distinguish any particular notes but conclude just that it is sweet but also fresh. I even had supposed that honey is included and was very surprised to be wrong about this. Should this exotic sweetness be caused by plentiful supply of flowers? Anyway it is delicious.
The positive point is that the scent stays fresh and uplifting in the base - that is what I tried to search in different perfumes, so Gabriela Sabatini turned to be a pleasant surprise for me!
By the way, when test Gabriela Sabatini I put just a small drop on my wrist, and the smell seemed so intense that I was afraid of what it should be like if spray it on the skin. But when I tried I found it actually soft enough even with 3-4 sprays.
P.S. My brother showed dislike for this frag - such a strange person! Although, I think the scent should appeal to the most men, but keep in mind that there are some exceptions...

May
16
2010
Action
Action

Wauw Kittymoon you can find this one cheaper than Joop original??
I find this perfume quite expensive, especially if you look at the price per ml. But please let me know where you saw it so cheap!!
thanks!!
Action

May
03
2010
kittymoon
kittymoon

This is a good dupe for the classic JOOP it comes out nearly the same and is so much cheaper. Very heavy oily ambery scent on the drydown.

Apr
16
2010
MissLola
MissLola

Just a verry fine nice perfum, it last forever.

Feb
14
2010
Action
Action

It is a fantastic perfume!! Very smooth and exotic!

Dec
23
2009
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

I had this fragrance maybe 20 years ago. It smelt different powerful, very sweet and oriental-exotic. It seemed like the scent of a powerful modern woman who decides her own life. It was heavy and now I wouldn't call it a classy scent, but at that time for me it was.

May
08
2009
sarselia
sarselia

I also want to write some things about a perfume belonging to Gabriela Sabatini which does not appear here.
It was called CASCAYA and it appeared on the market in the early 90's. I remember this perfume because as I live in Romania which was until 1989 a comunist country we used to have only romanian or russian perfumes and this one was my very first foreign perfume.
it was light and inocent and I wished then that my bottle would never end.
But unfortunatelly it did and ever since then I was trying to find it but as they stop doing it, I can not find it anywhere.
did one of you use this perfume?
do you remember it?

Feb
24
2009
Elumina
Elumina

I only had a mini bottle of this but i liked it alot, its a very feminine, warm and cozy fragrance. In my opinion its not heavy or sweet but i must say that i cant really describe the scent, its just nice. This perfume in a new bottle and i would buy it again. :P

Feb
22
2009
tica
tica

I tested this perfume today. I love it. I think i will buy it in the near future. It smells very soft and lasting power is great.

Jan
05
2009
andruska
andruska

I had it 10 years ago. At that time I liked it. It's sweet and all that I can remember is the vanilla.

Sep
24
2008
Mitsouko
Mitsouko

I have a liking for this perfum. Sometime I used their. They beautiful and strong smell of jasmin and flower of orange. Sometime there was innovatory perfume. They were and they are topping.

Aug
15
2008

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