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The Original Gap for women and men

The Original Gap for women and men
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female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 53 I had it: 18 I want it: 39

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The Original by Gap is a Leather fragrance for women and men. The Original was launched in 2007. The fragrance features plum, cedar and leather.

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Plum Cedar Leather

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The Original Fragrance Reviews

KaseyC
KaseyC

In my opinion, this perfume is more on the girl side than the boy side. In the first few minutes, the cedar note dominates and I cannot smell any leather in it. When it dries down, the plum note takes over and it's become very sweet. I'm a female and I like it. It's suitable for young working people.

Oct
13
2013
dersire1702
dersire1702

this fragrance has a first note of dill leaves and then base is sandalwood. very long lasting and decent fragrance. I love this fragrance so much

Sep
25
2013
nubbiemay
nubbiemay

I find this fragrance very strong and sometimes avoid wearing it. Not because it is strong but one note in there just gets to me. Only one other reviewer has picked up on it, and that is mint, Definately not dill! Apart from that I love the leather notes and it's very individual and long lasting echo.

Aug
05
2012
pb0330
pb0330

this is a strange scent. i do really like it however. i do not smell dill at all, on me i get more plum and cedarwood. occasionally right when i put it on i get a faint minty smell too. it is slightly masculine, but women can definitely pull it off as it is a bit sweet. overall, i think it smells more expensive than a scent you would buy at the gap, i'm really liking it right now.

Aug
03
2012
stella by starlight
stella by starlight

dill indeed ! the rest is quite nice and the longevity is good, but the dill is so strong i could'nt stop feeling like a tzatziki or a pickle.

Jun
23
2012
tomerits
tomerits

a very nice surprise,lovely scent with good longevity and very good price.a real unisex scent but not to feminine.
i love this one and highly recommend it.
my rank 4/5.

Mar
11
2012
vertigo
vertigo

Gap The Original on my skin is a twin of Crystal Noir by Versace. Really!
Only even more intensive and more linear.
Very good sillage and tremendous staying power.

Dec
04
2011
blueberry
blueberry

This is my second voice on the marvelous GAP: I was astonished to read that some of the reviewers detect dill in it! I would never think of this, but I went and checked again - now I must admit this is not dill, but close to it. If you take dill and cover it with massive ammount of sugar syroup, well then maybe... But! Dill is a herb that is used in cuisine to flavor food, never sweet dishes, though - at least in the traditional cuisine(I enjoy fresh dill weed with potatoes and fish, for instance).
But since THE ORIGINAL is really sweet, it does not make much sense to me.Instead, except for distinctive sweet plum and cedar I would classify this sugary aroma (that some of you attribute to dill) as having something in common with coco and pineapple mix, like in pina colada maybe:)
Lovely sillage, great longevity, beautiful,uplifting & comforting scent and inexpensive at that.
What more could I want?

Aug
03
2011
Otakar Ishar
Otakar Ishar

The Original Gap=L`Artisan Premiere figuier

Aug
02
2011
gesch
gesch

high five fingerlicker: on me too the utmost, strongest note here is DILL 0_0

Well, more like cucumbersalad with a dill-dressing because there is some vinegar-note too... Such a weird smell I haven't smelled on me since SIMPLY by Clinique. Which I found stupendously intoxicating in the drydown, but in the top and middle was too much anise to be in my comfort-zone.

Don't get me wrong - I don't mean any harm to this scent: to the middle- and base-notes the Dill gets less, though unfortunately on me it never seems to leave.

Jul
26
2011
takeasniff
takeasniff

I find this to be a very comforting smell for some reason. I often reach for this. I do not smell too much herbal or leather smell. I can smell coconut or vanilla which going by the other reviews my nose has missed the boat! I enjoy it so I guess that's all that matters and it lasts on me for ages. It is not offensive provided you don't drown yourself in it and it is affordable.

Jul
21
2011
fingerlicker
fingerlicker

Wanted to like this one, great price, good longevity and sillage and all, but smell-wise all I get is dill! And it's not only my opinion. I don't wanna be that "look there goes the guy who smells like dill" man :))

Weird scent.

Jan
18
2011
jerichodeg
jerichodeg

When I was in the States last Christmas, this was my favorite scent. It put me in such a good mood. When I returned here in the Philippines (tropical weather), it made made me literally sick, twice! This one is unique but strictly for fall/winter season.

BTW, Gap had a store-wide sale at the time and got this one for $5!!! haha

Jan
03
2011
minister smellgood
minister smellgood

man this is DA BOMB! you gotta try this!i cant put it into words because they wouldnt do it justice anyway. but this would put alot of of the big names to SHAME! nuff said.

Sep
27
2010
blueberry
blueberry

As a leather scent fan, I just had to get it. It was a blind purchase for me, and a successful one, although I must admit I do not detect the leather in it. However, the fragrance is just wonderful for me, the cedar and plum notes work fantastic together. It is powerful and uplifting, I do not know any similar perfume and am happy to have it. The EDT is impressively long lasting and suitable for both office and leisure time all year round except for extremely hot days. In general, it is a well balanced composition. Thumbs up!

Aug
19
2010
andrevarx
andrevarx

It's too strange aroma reminds me of medicine, can not distinguish a nice leather, only slightly cloying.

It can probably be more suitable for women, but says it is unisex fragrance.

Jul
05
2010
teedee
teedee

Original starts with fruits and a bit of wood....and then...BOOM! leather, Leather and more LEATHER!

very strong leather with a hint of fruity vanilla. but the leather dominates very very much. thankfully the silleage was not big...

edit: later on, the leather evaporated and gave me a rather nice creamy vanilla. if..and only if i can stand that leather bomb in the middle notes...i will definitely buy this one...

not something i would wear. but i can imagine it might smell wonderful on the right person with the right chemistry...

Apr
14
2010
Lailica
Lailica

I am in love with Gap the Originals. It is a bit sweet and "smokey" at the same time, all the way from the first notes to the end. I thought the leather would made the frag strong, but I smell just little of it. The tabacco is more pronounced (to me) but is is so in tune with the sweetnes that my nose picks up a bit of the fruit and then a bit of the smokey aroma. I am glad some of the online stores here in Brasil are selling Gap fragrancies at a good price. I am ordering others from the company to try on.

Feb
28
2010
Cassiano
Cassiano

My first impression of this scent was: "God, it is very powerful!" And this impression continues up to now.

This cologne is strong, and has the power to invade any environment. It is dry and sweet at the same time: an aromatic bomb made by leather and plum, with a touch of cedar.

For those who enjoy a strong scent, which is woody and with a full-bodied and sweety base, this cologne is an excellent choice.

And don't be fooled by the popular history of the brand, because all the colognes of the "The Individuals" are excellent and have projection and lasting over many others that cost twice as much or more.

Jan
11
2010
susieqrj
susieqrj

Floral woody, it´s top notes are grape, black leather, cardamom, plum and fig. Heart notes are violet and jasmine. The base notes are woody tabac, cedar wood, sandalwood, creamy vanilla and musk bark.

At first it´s very oriental, because of the cardamom and the leather notes, but after a couple of hours it gets woody and well behaved on the skin. I love it.
Perfect to use at the office, not very intrusive.

Jan
29
2009
guest_sean
guest_sean

very oriental, sweet, and intense smell.

I love the plum note that it has.

I bought this when it was launched, and I suggest this for winter or nightouts..

Aug
06
2008

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The Original by Gap 3.91 out of 5 based on 49 ratings and 21 user reviews

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