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Clandestine Guy Laroche for women

Clandestine Guy Laroche for women
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Clandestine is a floral fragrance for women presented in 1986, designed by perfumers from Givaudan. The composition outbreaks with plum, bergamot, pineapple, aldehydes and apricot, followed by Damask rose, tuberose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, carnation, heliotrope, honey and iris at the heart, settling at the base of patchouli, amber, vanilla, benzoin, cedar, civet and musk. The bottle was designed by Alain de Morgues. The nose behind this fragrance is Daniel Moliere.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Aldehydes Pineapple Plum Cassia Bergamot

Middle Notes
Honey Carnation Tuberose iris Damask Rose Jasmine Heliotrope Ylang-Ylang

Base Notes
Amber Patchouli Musk Benzoin Civet Vanilla Cedar

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This perfume reminds me of  
1000
19 no yes
Vendetta Donna
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Nino Cerruti Pour Femme
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Clandestine Fragrance Reviews

PerfumeEmpress
PerfumeEmpress

This is the kind of perfume some people will hate you for loving (they will; I've been at the receiving end of that hostility). It was part of my collection until they shot it down (why is it that only the good ones die?). If I ever hit the jackpot I will go on a shopping spree for vintage/discontinued scents that will leave whirlwind in my wake. :)

Apr
04
2015
alchimia72
alchimia72

I'm a plum addicted, so every fragrance that contains plum is a must for me. In this case, there is a magic combo between plum, tuberose and carnation. I fell in love immediately. The result is sweet, floral, fruity and spicy at the same time. Longlasting, elegant. Another personal note. The union between tuberose and plum is magic and ideal for whom has some problems with the strength of tuberose.
That's a pity it's discontinued. Very similar to Senso by Ungaro. Discontinued too.

Apr
02
2015
Le_Coeur_Gothique
Le_Coeur_Gothique

Clandestine was the clincher that put Guy Laroche in my top five perfume houses once and for all, because, according to my personal taste of course, every fragrance that the house launched until Guy Laroche's death in 1989 was a perfect ten, and has earned a more or less legendary or even cult status over time. I mean, think about it for a while. Fidji, Eau Folle, Drakkar, J'ai Ose, Drakkar Noir and finally Clandestine.
Of course it comes as no surprise that after Monsieur Laroche's departure for perfume heaven, and with the brief flash of Horizon in 1993 (probably due to momentum), good ol' L'Oreal thought it was a good time to start joking.
Drakkar Dynamik, Drakkar Essence, J'ai Ose Baby and J'ai Ose Aqua. I personally didn't laugh at all. I just pray there's not any Fidji Urban Chic or Clandestine So Cute in the making...
And now that the eulogy is over, let's get to the point.
We all know that there's always a good chance for something very interesting and possibly dangerous to be happening behind these huge metal waste containers that are usually found in dimly lit and occasionally wet dark alleys. I mean, come on, we've seen it in a thousand movies, so it's got to be true.
Well the interesting and surely dangerous thing that is happening behind this particular one that stands before us, is Clandestine. With her trashy but flashy dress raised, her panties lowered, and happily peeing behind it. Moments after she has left one of these thunderous '80s clubs, where she was dancing like crazy all night long.
What's more interesting is that upon getting caught in the act, she doesn't bother to cover herself. Not in the slightest. On the contrary, she looks at you at full defiance, utters "What?" and goes on with her business.
And she goes from Clandestine to in-your-face in an instant. And this instant is enough to make you fall desperately in love with her!
Because the smell of this stupendous and intoxicating aura engulfing her, is speaking of pure, unrestrained woomanhood and it will make you stagger and swoon every single time. For it's not possible to escape this musty, dirty but in the same time sweet and guile attack unscathed. Because you stand the same chances as if you were under full frontal assault (pun intended) by a crazed battalion of civet cats, with Company A ferociously gnawing on (tube)roses and Company B looking to gnaw anything on you that resembles plums. Ferociously as well. With their CO smiling from the shadows of her hiding place...
But don't worry about any connotations between her and the contents of her hiding place being more than concrete. Cause it may be that no matter how hard she tries to sell her lady self, the tramp within her will always show, but who doesn't like this kind of tramps? And who wouldn't be ready to die for her after seeing her audacious poise despite being that exposed? OK, maybe not die, but at least watch over her until she finishes relieving herself. And perhaps follow her obediently afterwards, drawn by the invisible leash that Clandestine has tighten around your neck. For it may be gallant and noble to defend a queen, but it's always the plain rabble girls that will pay you back with everything they've got.
And this one has got it all...

Mar
07
2015
Yohji
Yohji

Thats a legendary one for sure! Pure pleasure to wear. I feel myself sinking in deep suedy civet polished by wild honey and herbs, with dusty fruity smokiness at the beginning, its mystical, rich, thick well pronounced plum with dark rose, liqueur-ish aftertase, not much of tuberose on me - all to the better, a powerful, memorable, would be loved by amateurs of Krizia Teatro Alla Scala, Balahe Leonard and Gem Van Cleef.
Luxury and sensuality of gone epoch.
Good for those who can appreciate such beauty

Aug
11
2014
mymlan
mymlan

Clandestine is an 80's fragrance with all that comes with that: It's bombastic, so cluttered with everything: plum, tuberose, carnation, jasmine, civet, pathouli and so on... Beautiful, powerful, sweet and very very animalic. In the end it dries down on so much civet that I can hardly smell anything else. I recommend Clandestine to anyone who loves deep and big floral-animalic 80's fragrances. Five years ago I would have bought a bottle instantly, but now, thinking about how many fragrances I have I wonder when I'm going to wear it? It seems like I have moved on from most vintage fragrances today, some of them are a bit too animalic for my taste and I feel a little uncomfortable wearing them in public. But I will surely enjoy the large sample I have, on my own ;) .

Aug
09
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Clandestine is a peculiar sort of young and playful chypre, with naughty and dirty nuances made more "colourful" and light by a wild, teenish-irreverent soul. The structure itself is quite classic: the opening is fruity-plummy, suddenly darkening towards a warm floral-resinous accord with also benzoin, aldehydes, lavender, rose, carnation, herbs and the usual composition of chypres – just without leather (at least to me). The result is however more dry, metallic, "angular" if compared to more opulent chypres: to this extent, the bottle quite fits the scent. I appreciate the contrasts between the musky-dirty side and the flowers, it has a certain sensuality but as I said, somehow young, even "naif", like a young girl which wants to feel more mature and play the "lady" card. Carnal, but friendly and somehow fun too - I can't explain why I get this feeling, but as I said, this feels playful to me. I guess this may have to do with the era this went out – 1980's hedonism and the "discovery" of younger targets by brands and agencies, versus the mature, "vamp" lady of the '50s... I see why this chypre smells a bit different from the more classic and austere (or overly "sexy") ones. Finally a dark and long-lasting drydown. Not memorable to me, but nice.

7,5/10

Aug
03
2014
roseombre
roseombre

Opposite pyramid.

Younger lolita of the 80s when drydown.
Like a miss universe 1986.

Femme fatale on the top.
Plenty middle age woman conscious of her sexuality, mathernity and cruelty all perfume long.

50s style honey classic sweet dirty formula almost animalic.

Multi face fragrance.

Lux luxurious perfume.

Honey dark plum essence

Divine divine divine.

A superficially understood perfume.

I figure Catherine Denevue into a silk or even leather tailleur in "The Hunger" wear this perfume.
Or a Grace Kelly dressed for the Opera into a hitchcock movie coming enveloped with clandestine.

Dec
05
2013
Iris_it
Iris_it

A delicious plum in the opening followed by a beautiful and well surrounded tuberose and a subtle sweetness in the drydown . I have the Edt version . I find it gorgeous , longlasting and ... sexy !

Nov
30
2013
piahellgren
piahellgren

VERY sexy, almost dangerous.

Nov
17
2013
kl99
kl99

An oniric vision. A dark mysterious draped figure, under an acacia tree at noon. ripe fruits fallen at his feet.

A rich fused gold, spiced magma honey, with an hidden black soul. So woman in fur.

After have written this two sentences above I made a check at the reviews of that time: I had in my mind the reminiscence of 75 ingredients for Clandestine, but I've found that we talk about 95 (!) different flowers into the composition (I do not take any responsability to that declaration). I also read that the name "clandestine" is understood as: the other undercover woman inner to every woman. The one who makes bad things under an apparently trasparent person (I thought it was just a captivating name with a nice ring). That's why the fragrance has been thought to be with lights and shadows. They reach the goal. And I confirm my sensations.

"Personals": My uncle, her brother, gave it to my mother as christmas present in the 80s. Was a coffret with a pair of black gloves in lycra with a blue botton. Like an elegant french serial killer sponsorized by Guy Laroche. She hates strong perfumes Mata Hari style. I made the same mistake with Coco, but I was young and ingenuous. So she never weared it. the bottle is there. To me is the perfume of Christmas, well, it officially goes, cause the honey, dried fruits, date palm, gold everywhere, furs, heat need.

Nov
12
2012
passionata20
passionata20

Now that i have both EDT and big bottle of EDP versions i must admit that i like more EDP version of Clandestine since it is firstly more lasting and second it has more intensivity and is more sweeter than EDT. I guess this is because of the alcohol concentration, but the EDP bottle that i have i guess is quite old from those days when they used nautral musks and civet in perfumes, because it even feels little bit like oily (not like oil, but i guess you know what i mean).
The scent is fantastic and i am waering it now. I guess i have to buy couple more bottles of this wonderful fragrance.

Still looking for the pure parfum concentration that should be really marvellous!.

Apr
07
2011
passionata20
passionata20

Malizia wrote: "What is the Edition Noir of Clandestine? It's a different perfume or just the bottle is different?"

Yes, i also would like to know that!

Mar
24
2011
passionata20
passionata20

Hi Action! It really reminds me in someway of Vendetta. You nailed it! I do not remember how Gio smelled like but Clandestine is a very good fragrance and so sad that this one has been discontinued. I do not understand why Guy Laroche has now only Fidji and Drakkar Noir left in selection.

Mar
06
2011
Action
Action

Hi Passionata!
I love this perfume very much too!! I would say it goes into the fragrance family of C'Est La Vie, Vendetta and Gio original.
I love them all and have them all!
Good luck!

Mar
05
2011
passionata20
passionata20

I do not think this is a floral fragrance. This is musky and animalistic to me and i love it first when it´s applied and the drydown, but the in between is not so fascinating for me. Reminds me very much of something but i can´t remeber what it smells like. The plum and pineapple notes are delicious, i also love the combination of carnation and rose what makes this perfume not too sweet and not too bitter. Very well balanced. If you can get it, then definitly try it. I´ve heard that the pure parfum is/was much much more better than the EDT version, but it is nowhere to find anymore.

If someone has a hint where to get the pure parfum or EDP concentration please drop me a line. I´d love to have them.

Mar
05
2011
Action
Action

I would really really love to have a large bottle of this.....sigh...

Aug
16
2010
Nemia
Nemia

This was the first perfume my husband gave me as a present. I forgot the name but remembered the distinct bottle and the lovely scent - and I combed this site to find the name! I tried every possible search option - the color search is great but yielded no results.

Then I remembered when my husband gave it to me - on my birthday in 1988 - and then search was easy. I'm glad I found it and would love to buy it again.

This is a perfume for a sophisticated lady. I'm surprised to see it characterized as floral - for me, it resembles Samsara a bit, it has some oriental, warm base to it. It's a winter perfume, a long lasting perfume, black cashmere keeps the scent for ages.

Aug
12
2010
cora
cora

This is absolutely rare parfum! Not easy to find anywhere, but if you find it you would have a natural pleasure to use every drop of it! Fresh and rich, deep and light at the same time. Never had one face, every time it change aroma. Try to catch ... Sometime I thought this scent behaves as a capricious young teenage girl.Just like me 30 years ago! Lovely!

Nov
22
2009
eljayebee
eljayebee

Was surprised to see that there is no gardenia note in this perfume,as on me gardenia is even more skanky than tuberose,and this is definitely skanky.Very close to the old Jungle Gardenia by Tuvache,but not quite as strong.I like it quite a bit,but it took a couple tries before I 'got' it.

Oct
01
2009
amelie
amelie

I would just like to come again to this beautiful perfume, I remember the plum that was magic and mysticism that makes this a particularly lovely fragrance. Clandestine was strong, I would compare with that strength of Lou Lou. Today would have been Elixir, so rich and complex.
Really strange that a lot of good perfume ended up in a museum!

Sep
21
2009
Malegria
Malegria

When I smelled it out of the bottle, I was too afraid to apply it on my skin - the scent was rich, intoxicating, musky.I thought it did not have anything attractive at all! Fortunately, later on I met a person, who`s favorite perfume - and she did not wear anything else - was Clandestine.It was so her. She was a tall, voluptious woman, with dark long hair and heavy look.On her - it was marvelous. Sweet and spicy, it also had some animal-like notes to it, like a collar of a mink coat.It was almost glowing around her!I never dared to try it on myself because I knew it will never "sound" the same way on me and I didn`t want to spoil this feeling of surprise and awe that Clandestine made me feel.

Oct
20
2008

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