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J'ai Osé Guy Laroche for women

J'ai Osé Guy Laroche for women
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J'ai Osé by Guy Laroche is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women. J'ai Osé was launched in 1978. Top notes are aldehydes, coriander, citruses and peach; middle notes are sandalwood, patchouli, orris root, jasmine, vetiver, cedar and rose; base notes are oakmoss, amber, musk and benzoin.

Perfume rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 280 votes.

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Top Notes
Aldehydes Coriander Citruses Peach

Middle Notes
Sandalwood Patchouli Orris Root Jasmine Vetiver Cedar Rose

Base Notes
Oakmoss Amber Musk Benzoin

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J'ai Osé Fragrance Reviews

msafro
msafro

It's been my favorite perfume for many years. I am talking about pure perfume version, not ODT. Very sensual and dreamy, like a fairy tail. Very feminine with almost animal sexual smell of my skin. My mood would always be up, when I was wearing it. Unfortunately, my last bottle of a vintage version from 1978 is almost empty, and the new version just does not get even close to the original one - weak, bleak and unisex. Too bad, I love the original Guy Laroche J'ai Ose, and don't get anything from a new one...

May
07
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

A stunner of a perfume. It has a lot of classic ingredients that I like as a scent progresses all day on me. The opening top notes are fruit. I smell citrus but not heavily citrusy and it's mostly a peach lovely peach. The heart is floral with jasmine and rose. For the most part this is what I smell, just the flowers for a very long time. When the scent dries down it becomes a woodsy chypre. While this is not anything extraordinary it is full bodied, long lasting and beautiful in it's own right. This is fragrance for spring time but it's flexible enough for any season. Floral, fruity, woodsy, strong but not overpowering, feminine and classy. Elegant. I still wear this and have worn it for some time. It always gets compliments. Highly recommended if you can get your hands on it and you like floral fragrances.

Apr
01
2016
ZELJO
ZELJO

rich and complex in the good old way,a barroque juice very unisex in todays standards,winterish and elegant,perfect,in my view,for leather jackets and pants...a golden hidden treasure.

Feb
03
2016
smellagent
smellagent

I have about ten ml of the old formula and it is good but I see where it reminds some of nombre noir. Not me nombre is much smoother and I like it better. Maybe I just dream of finding an unopened hoard of nombre noir.

Jan
14
2016
gazelle
gazelle

I never smelled the original. I test spritz the current formulation and my first thought was that it smells unisex. My husband can wear this easily. It wears sharp and bitter with my chemistry, saved only by the sandalwood and a touch of amber. It is not for romantic evenings, IMO, but OK as a casual or outdoor scent. It could become an annoying scent in a closed warm room.

Dec
12
2015
suecasas
suecasas

I remember wearing this in the 80s, it was my signature fragrance then, I loved it. Sad that its not made any more,(the Original) but then again, it probably wouldn't like me now! After this I started wearing Mitsouko, but after about 20 years it "Turned" on me Can't wear it any more, so I expect if the original J'ai Ose was still around, it would not be the same on me either.

Oct
31
2015
gfp
gfp

on me it is almost the unidentical twin brother of mitsouko. though at the last stage j'ai ose gets a bit more sour than mitsouko and has less sillage and staying power. this perfume is not for girls or even very young women. is has mossy-dusty qualities that turns it to be a serious, cold weather scent. i like its Weirdness, but will not be using it everyday. i can see it becoming a gender bender

Oct
06
2015
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

I have a decant of the new formulation, thanks to a generous Fragrantican. Firstly, this is not my style of fragrance; the strong ratings for sandalwood fooled me but this is more of a dry oakmossy chypre. Im surprised to see it called oriental. I don't get any burnt rubber, although the opening hints in that direction. I do smell musty, gray leather (although leather isn't listed) which transitions to dusty powder with a touch of lemony rose. There is a dusty, mummified earthiness to it. It is quite powdery and dry, too dry for me - both preference and skin, I prefer richer, spicier scents. I found the longevity poor, maybe 2 hours, and sillage low - moderate. Nothing remarkable or memorable here, too bad.

Sep
20
2015
mshilov
mshilov

I totally agree with Svetlana Kogan! So true. I remember this beautiful fragrance from my childhood and I wear it's modern version at home sometimes - it works better to enhance my mood than than the ice-cream or even sex ))

Jul
01
2015
ZELJO
ZELJO

WOW,thats good, strong and powerful smell from other ages, and like many other female frags from old days, currently more suitable for men, not boys,men, than for women, use only in winterdays,too strong otherwise.

Mar
24
2015
svetlana.kogan.73
svetlana.kogan.73

Every perfume can be analyzed on the amateur and professional level. I agree with some sophisticated reviews here that the new version of the EDP may have lost some of its depth. But my amateur brain does not care. The first sniff of my wrist - and I was taking a time voyage, just like so many of the reviewers here, to my childhood, my elegant mom wearing this, the happiness, the lightness of being. The brain does not care about the depth or longevity. It reacts to the notes in the fragrance and transports you to the memories. If you grew up in the 70-ies, you will feel jovially nostalgic smelling this. If you are a youngster - you will be amazed at how beautiful an old fragrance can be.
Can be worn during all 4 seasons, day or night. This suits any woman of any age above 25.

Feb
21
2015
juji
juji

Old formula Opium AND Cuir de Lancolm as what this reminds you all of?! Oh my-I MUST try this!! That sounds simply amazing!

Jan
14
2015
IvyRom
IvyRom

I liked it when I was 17, I remember that this perfume stayed on scarfs even after few washing...I still have a miniature bottle that is vintage but keeps the same quality fragrance,unfortunately the new version of this fragrance is more strong and not that elegant as the old one seems to be...but my mom still likes it, I order it for her on line periodically

Dec
03
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

The original version of J'ai Osé is a great, innovative and respectable chypre, deep and herbal, with a silky and fresh floral breeze all over, perhaps also citrus/bergamot, woods (mostly sandalwood initially), darker and leathery shades of oak moss and perhaps also something like civet – it is not listed but I smell some sweet-sticky dark note hiding behind the oak moss. All rounded by a thin layer of vanilla, enriched by hints of tobacco, coffee, aldehydes. J'ai Osé is a peculiar kaleidoscope of nuances melting together in a way that for the first couple of hours, you almost basically smell something different at each sniff. Complex, enigmatic and fascinating. It reminds me of some classic chypres, but less bold, less leathery and less "predictable", less austere and less canonically "sumptuous" as many of them – J'ai Osé is more exotic, modern, original, apparently lighter but with more contrasts, from sweet to animalic. The sweet-exotic side is perhaps its most fascinating aspect – vetiver, sandalwood, fruity/citrus notes perfectly refresh all the more traditional chypre "dark" side of mossy-herbal aggressive notes. Gentle silky drydown. A great scent indeed, perhaps not that stunning masterpiece to me, but surely great: interesting, compelling, innovative. Quite hard to find, but a great addition to the collection of any fan of true good perfumery.

8,5/10

Aug
04
2014
Mooniq
Mooniq

Not a favourite of mine. The story is all about Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Patchouli and Amber on my skin. I sneeze - so I pass this one..

Ingen av mina favoriter. Alltsammans är Ekmossa, Sandelträ, Patchouli och Amber på mig. Jag nyser av den så jag passar...

Jun
25
2014
girasolina
girasolina

superb!
Once upon a time perfume, TRUE.
Pleased to have been able to beg an old aunt.
Complex rich, Animalic but not strong and aggressive as his relatives 80s.
superlativo!
C'erano una volta i profumi, VERI.
Lieta di averlo potuto elemosinare da una vecchia zia.
Complesso ricco,animalico ma non forte e aggressivo come i suoi parenti degli anni 80.

Apr
09
2014
guest_
guest_

This perfume is one of my favorites. J'ai Ose for me is just & ONLY the original Guy-Laroche one, the current version is not the Guy Laroche, but a very different scent. It's true, it is rare and maybe i could found it only among collectors, but no matter how much it costs! Because a bottle of J'ai Ose worth more than pure gold: sandalwood, oak moss, jasmine absolue and a subtle hint of peach, among other precious floral notes remind me of Amouage Epic Woman sometimes Mitsouko ... But I believe that J'ai Osè it is better!
And I know that masterpiece that is the Great Mitsouko, so I weigh my words.
IMO J'ai Osè from the end of the 70ies, is rich and beautiful as the historical formulas of Guerlain.
I would like to write for hours about the compliments I receive when I use this, and what interest it creates in people when I wear this historic masterpiece Guy-Laroche, certainly stopped because it was too expensive to produce.
I want at least a 50 ml original for this christmas, my boyfriend has already been warned ;)
I think it is a very modern oriental perfume, undated, I recommend it with love.
10/10

Nov
22
2013
EvaMG
EvaMG

What SadieBluesLady says is correct. The one available nowadays is not the same formula than the vintage. The new is smokey leather. It is made by Casper, as I read on the box. Don't be mislead. The vintage has reached astronomic prices on ebay.
I tested the newer version today. It's not bad, but to have exquisite leathers, I already own my Cabochard.

Nov
20
2013
Obanonatto
Obanonatto

Be careful, the original is the one with the brand Guy-Laroche written on the box and on the bottle! The other current version (not by Guy-Larcohe) is 10 times less beautiful.
;) Great Scent!!! 5 stars -----

Nov
15
2013
alexis_lomakin
alexis_lomakin

Current EDP version: what a wonderful LEATHER fragrance! Very Parisian, exquisite, of the highest, old-school quality!

Oct
25
2013
Amarilis60
Amarilis60

It is my all time favourite! I think this frag is epitome of class and elegance..Mysterious and rich, unique and unforgettable(old formula). Will buy or swap old version if somebody is interested.

Sep
26
2013
Lavallectra
Lavallectra

I could smell this before I'd even sprayed it, strong sillage! I was instantly taken back to the 80s and remembered the scents my mother and other women wore then. It smells like incense on my skin - smoky, woody, slight floral like dried roses. And the longevity is amazing.
It was a little time warp in a bottle for me... I definitely appreciated the uniqueness of it, but it's not something I could wear.

Sep
21
2013
Ines65
Ines65

A very lacquered oriental with the aldehydes jumping out first to greet you then the greens, then soapy for a moment too long with patchouli peeking thru and finally settling into a powdery finish.

I also purchased it from Fragrance.net, new bottle in the cellophane box with all the markings; hence very authentic looking.

But it's going back, once again, it's not for me.

Aug
29
2013
persefoni
persefoni

Truly loved this fragrance... it was a favorite of my mum's, and i always thought it was soooo elegant, oriental, sharp, bittersweet, somehow mystic.... I still sniff the empty bottle (not spray, the older one) just to keep the scent alive in my brain!
I cannot fathom why a company would discontinue such a gem... And when will they finally get down to making it again..??????

Aug
16
2013
Christinasegal123
Christinasegal123

Just bought this today and am goiong to pick it up! I am so excited...

Mar
21
2013
9-na
9-na

Had vintage. It's over now. When my young Mum had this scent, it lived among the nice and the liked scents of hers, she didn't love it as in "madly, deeply, THE one" sort of love, but enjoyed it anyway. Like mother... like daughter: I wore this scent with calm, not heart-stopping, but quite sincere enjoyment. I liked the flowers it had for me, and a drop of powder, and the greenness, and something warm, something very nice...

Mar
07
2013
nikoleta1
nikoleta1

Such a masterpiece, oriental, with heavy, bitter notes, long lasting and highly recommended.

Mar
04
2013
DNA Salli
DNA Salli

One of my first perfumes! Thought the original version to be exceptional!

Nov
15
2012
AutumnOwl
AutumnOwl

I tried the original perfume back when it was launched and discovered quickly that it's a perfume I couldn't wear as I got a migraine as soon as I tried to wear it. Maybe I should try the new version and see if there are any changes made, as I liked the fragrance.

Sep
09
2012
Nemosh
Nemosh

I have a trial bottle ordered from FragrqanceNet because of the good comments here, and I think that the perfume was not good anymore. It smells very weird in the bottle and on my skin it smells sour and old faded roses. Couldn't wash away quickly enough of my wrist!
No this fragrance is definitely not for me.

Feb
27
2012
loismonahan
loismonahan

Just received this yesterday and it's a winner! It constantly changes and the scent is different (at least for me) as you enter the cold (in Canada we do that a lot!) or come into a heated environment. It is very sophisticated and different and definitely stands apart from everything everyone else on the subway is wearing! Love it!

Feb
07
2012
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

My mother liked this fragrance when she was young. She says that it was gorgeous!

As for me, I think that this fragrance is good enough, especially for the night, but unfortunately nowadays I can hardly feel the same beauty.

On me it smells mostly the vetiver note. Also I can feel something like a cedar oil.

It seems to me deep, dark and even strict. But my aunt says that it smells like a naphthalene. But I can't agree with her. Just an oriental scent. Maybe the thing is in the vetiver note. But it really doesn't smell like typical nowadays fragrances. And it's even awesome!

Nov
03
2011
olga1780
olga1780

Whoever it is made by now , it doesn't make it any less wonderful!

Sep
30
2011
SadieBluesLady
SadieBluesLady

The Jai Ose being sold now on FeeBay isn't the Guy Laroche scent! Many of the distributors are assuring their buyers that it's the same, but the box says that the contents are made by Jai Ose Parfums Paris. These are being falsely advertised as Guy Laroche!! If you recently purchased a sample, mini, or real bottle, check the box and see what it says on the back. This also applies to Jai Ose Baby!! NOT Guy Laroche products!!!

Sep
30
2011
olga1780
olga1780

J'ao Ose is very rich, woody and smokey fragrance that manages to be elegant and sexy without being sweet. The bitter smoky note makes it especially unique....makes me think of a campfire in the middle of a starry night.
At first spray it reminded me a lot of Royal Secret,but J'ai Ose is much smoother, more rounded and well behaved. In terms of sillage, it makes me think of Hermes Elixir, that I just recently wore, as it projects very similarly from my skin. It is very noticeable and you know it's there, but at the same time it's not all over the place,or walking in front you announcing your arrival with you bringing up the rear.
A great fragrance that shouldn't be overlooked by true perfume connoisseurs.

Sep
29
2011
Henriette
Henriette

Oh this takes me back when I was in my 16-17 and if you wanted to be à la page you had to wear J'Ai Osé. I liked its being spicy and longlasting. I liked heavy perfumes back then. I do not think I'll wear it again but I treasure happy memories of those days. The bottle was luxurious and I still have a miniature sample that it's beyond cute.

Aug
15
2011
LANANANA
LANANANA

Very similar is Zen by Shiseido.

Jul
20
2011
Bebe70
Bebe70

I don't like orientals. Not at all!
But when I smelled that, many years ago, I liked it! Very attractive fragrance!!
I think it is discontinued. Isn't it?

Jan
19
2011
MirabelleJee
MirabelleJee

This one is classic) I remember my mother's friend wearing it as a sign scent.
I wonder why there isn't also J'ai Ose Baby in Fragrantica database???

Jan
11
2011
maggiesmeow
maggiesmeow

Such a great scent. My chemistry changed and I can no longer wear it. Perfume is best.

Sep
02
2010
Action
Action

For those of you craving to have more of this type of perfume, try Sonia Rykiel le Parfum, for me that one is even better, but that is my personal preference. They are both beauties!
A.

May
21
2010
melia
melia

My mother has some of it left, and wanted to let me smell it. While putting the cap back on, she accidently pushed it over and spilled 5 ml over the table.. I was absolutely mortified.

If you'd like something like this but in a cheaper (avaliable) version, try Salvador Dali classique.

May
21
2010
guest_alexandra
guest_alexandra

no hay quien pueda igualar al perfume öse es un olor que se combina con tu aroma natural de mujer y crea una combinacion fabulosa

Apr
10
2010
amelie
amelie

J'ai ose Guy Laroche was my signature scent for years, unusually captivating perfume which should be back! Barely noticeable oriental note, just as much as I love, it's a timeless perfume. A masterpiece.
Composition was unique and so feminine. What I particularly loved about this perfume - aldehydes were highlighted. Mostly all oriental frags are seductive, mysterious and sexy, sensual... J'ai Ose was oriental with soapy overtones, so pure and gentle, and at the same time puzzling. Noone ever made anything better then this. This is Art. Yes, it's J'ai Ose.
And fragrant trail was one of the most impressive that I remember.
10/10

Sep
21
2009
NebraskaLovesScent
NebraskaLovesScent

I really thought I would like this one, based on the notes and the category and era in which it originated. I recently scored a vintage J'ai Ose by Guy Laroche mini. It doesn't smell like it has turned, but I admit, I am not 100% sure what it should smell like.

At any rate, I was a bit disappointed. On me, J'ai Ose has a very 1970's musky aroma. Kind of like a musky floral perfume on dirty denim jeans that are permeated with the person's natural body odor. Very dark and murky, and yes, very interesting, and not stinky (in spite of my description of dirty denim!) Alas, it is not quite what I was hoping for. I do think I'll give it a couple more tries before I write it off completely.

May
11
2009
cora
cora

it was my first parfume. I still love it and will buy it again and again...

Mar
26
2009
koshechka
koshechka

J’ai OSE was my first “grown up” perfume. Many years and many fragrances later I still have not found anything that could come close to that exquisite bouquet of notes, lush and sophisticated at the same time, the kind that elevates a perfume to the status of a signature scent.
J’ai OSE is translated as “I have dared” and, apparently, was inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte and his love story: a shorter, stout shape of the bottle; the stopper, that is reminiscent of the Emperor’s famous hat; and the name of the fragrance itself resonating with “Josephine”. I believe, the original J’ai OSE by Guy Laroche was discontinued in the late 80s and is now produced by J’ai OSE PARIS. I was a little leery about buying the new version but decided to give it a shot… and was not disappointed! J’ai OSE PARIS has remained the same magnificent fragrance I remember from many years ago - a timeless classic…

Jan
20
2009
Malegria
Malegria

Smells like liquid gold to me.Very rich, opulent, the scent of an eccentric but elegant woman. I am always thinking Gala, Dali`s wife! Aldehydes are very short living here, and I feel something like bergamot - but it`s all about peach, rose, moss, musk and aromatic oils. This scent is like a velvet black glove, it is caressing and definitely turns heads.One of the best orientals ever made.And it`s absolutely delightful in perfume concentration.

Nov
25
2008

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