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Expression Jacques Fath for women

Expression Jacques Fath for women
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female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 21 I had it: 7 I want it: 33

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Expression by Jacques Fath is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women. Expression was launched in 1977. The nose behind this fragrance is Raymond Chaillan. Top notes are aldehydes, mandarin orange, green notes and bergamot; middle notes are galbanum, iris, coriander, rose, honey, carnation and ylang-ylang; base notes are orris root, beeswax, oakmoss, leather, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and ambergris.

Perfume rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 19 votes.

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Top Notes
Aldehydes Mandarin Orange Green Notes Bergamot

Middle Notes
Galbanum iris Coriander Rose Honey Carnation Ylang-Ylang

Base Notes
Orris Root Beeswax Oakmoss Leather Patchouli Vetiver Sandalwood Ambergris

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Expression Fragrance Reviews

celticelle
celticelle

This fragrance is so different than I expected from the note list. I first got a bottle of EDT, and here the geranium comes across very tart and green to me. The aldehydes are also fiercely strong to my nose, and they turn very soapy, something I've noticed no one else mentioned.

I next obtained a bottle of the parfum version, and this one did seem slightly sweeter. I think the rose was in better condition, and I got a slight smell of civet and leather, but neither note was very strong. This is a perfume with a very light projection. Soft and non-existent sillage. Rose sometimes has a tendency to turn tart and sour on me, and this is one of those perfumes. So I'm getting very little honey or sweetness. It smells like a beautiful bar of luxury soap to me. I smell clean and fresh, and it's all rather green smelling to me. I thought I'd be getting a dark, Oriental type perfume, and instead it's more of a chypre perfume, although the notes don't list bergamot and labdanum.

The EDT also has a lot of galbanum to me, so in that way it's a real '70's type of perfume, but I thought I'd get something more trendy from that era. To me it's more of a 20's-'30's type of perfume with the aldehydes and muskiness and iris and rose. I really like the parfum. My EDT's top notes are off, so it's not its best.

Apr
28
2016
Scentmad
Scentmad

This is a fantastic fragrance and one I wear sparingly because it's no longer in production. I am lucky enough to have a bottle and I love it so much, it's like no other perfume. It does resemble soir de lune as Rossiniopera mentions, there are certainly similarities. I love SdL too.

However this is rich, sweet/spicy/peppery but understated and subtle so it's not a spice bomb or a sugar explosion it's a sexy, grown up, feminine fragrance that I first bought in 1981 when I was 15 years old (I know, right?).

It formed part of the "French Quarter" set of perfumes lauched in the late '70's that also included Guy Laroche's Clandestine and two others I unforntunately don't remember.

All in all, this was by far the best of the four and is hands down amongst my top 10 perfumes of all time. Divine.

Jul
27
2015
rossiniopera
rossiniopera

I recently tested Sisley Soir de lune, and was thinking about adding it to my wish list. It's a dark beauty, but I felt that there was just a little something missing. Then yesterday, I found a mini edt of Expression. And my first impression is that if there was a vintage version of Soir de lune, this is what it would be like. Gorgeous, rose-mossy-honeyed chypre. I hope I will find a full bottle one day.

Dec
11
2014
Planet_X
Planet_X

Expression. Jacques Fath. Brings me to the state of being stupefied.

Je fais souvent ce rêve étrange et pénétrant
D'une femme inconnue, et que j'aime, et qui m'aime
Et qui n'est, chaque fois, ni tout à fait la même
Ni tout à fait une austere, et m'aime et me comprend.

Wrote Paul Verlaine
these exact links you would see on the advert of Expression from 1978

According to the information, that I have found, Expression was created by Raymond Chaillan. I dont understand why in our database only Anais Anais marked as his creation. He did plenty of masterpieces, including Boucheron homme, Opium, Ho Hang, YSL pour Homme, Parfum d’Hermès, Carven Monsieur Carven and many, many others

Expression is not very well known, its a mystery fragrance, its the best that I have in whole collection possibly.
Expression opens at once – lots of honey, wood, amber and leather, then..it melts as a wax, burns on your skin like most expensive candle, its so passionate and..tender, heavenly and yet earthy, you trapped in a place which does not belong anywhere else, place that you never been before. Very warm ambergris, wild carnation, which can only grow on top of mountains, as high to the sky and sun as possible, smells like heather as well. Expression also smoky-mossy based, its a little bit tarty, acerb, like the smell of immortelle, animalic, - be it leather with flowers mix or certain way of honey reproduction, it has everything within you can only wish for. I can go on for ages. Expression is a right name for such unreal perfume – you can not put it into words, but your face expression while you wear it – says everything.

Oct
07
2014
Monica CS
Monica CS

¿Donde puedo encontrar Expression de Jaques Fath, en España?
Gracias!

Oct
16
2013
Iris_it
Iris_it

I tested parfum Expression in a hot day and I had to put the electric fan on . I realized that my wrist had got very cool as it was next to the fan and that the perfume was at its best . So, better wear it in winter . It is a chypre with big oakmoss and strong rose and so enchantingly smooth and elegant . I enjoy wearing old style perfumes which are so far away from the modern sweet fruity floral trend . They smell unique !

Aug
04
2013
smellsogood
smellsogood

A wonderful, complex rose chypre that is well worth seeking out if you love this type of fragrance. I wore this years ago and was lucky enough to find a bottle last year, as it had stayed in my memory. I'm a happy bunny!

May
24
2013
kookaburrah
kookaburrah

Beautiful powdery classic rose chypre. Andy Tauer's Une Rose Chypree is somewhat similar, a little sweeter perhaps.

Jun
11
2012
ward.w.3ood
ward.w.3ood

Please have fond memories

Where is sold now?

Mar
02
2012
imoore
imoore

It is a chypre like Miss Dior or Trussardi Donna.

Jun
07
2011
irishagold
irishagold

imoore - your description is the only one! What do you mean by "true grandchypre"? Does it remind you something? I'd like more info. Thanks!

May
12
2011
imoore
imoore

A true grandchypre masterpiece!
Very much discontinued!

Feb
14
2011

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