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Gaiac M. Micallef for men

Gaiac M. Micallef for men
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Gaiac is a unique scent of precious Guaiac wood. It is created for men to use, but women also find it appealing. Woody and balmy notes form its composition.

it is available as 30 and 100 ml EDP. Gaiac was launched in 2005. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Claude Astier.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Bergamot

Middle Notes
Jasmine Cloves

Base Notes
Guaiac Wood Amber Vetiver Vanilla

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Dark Horse
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Gaiac Fragrance Reviews

PolyOlfaction
PolyOlfaction

It's a variable clove bomb with subtle vanilla running below the surface and a oddly sweet, woody note that I can only allude to being the gaiac wood. There’s a definite honey vibe to it even though the note is not listed. Amber and hint of vetiver take the sting out of the dominance of the clove and make it very delightful experience that enchants the olfactory senses rather than assaulting them like this much clove can do.

The bergamot is non-existent, sorry to say and the jasmine is just barely there in the initial spray but doesn't stay long at all.

Overall it’s a subtle elegant fragrance with understated class and a warm and inviting aromatic aroma. Sometimes cozy and snug too but overall downright beautiful.

Sillage is only about 2 to 2 ½ feet (as much as I can tell, that’s almost an arms length for me) but leaves a very notable trail that lingers for what seems like ages.

Great longevity! After five hours still smells like the first half hour! Only during the sixth hour did it start to dissipate and very slowly at that.

9 out of 10. [Edit] (I AM now addicted completely to this perfume.)

Note: Has the amber, honey side to it as Hugo Boss - The Collection: Jasmine and Silk but with a strong clove aroma and just detectable jasmine.

Jun
16
2015
LNelly
LNelly

Soft, powdery, cozy cloves...this is yummy. To me, totally unisex. I swooned when my husband put it on, but thoroughly enjoyed wearing it myself, as it is pretty powdery and I like powdery. Very subtle sillage -- I didn't smell it on myself much but then got whiffs here and there and thought, "Mmmm I smell good." Totally agree with a previous review comparing this to woody bubble gum. Sampled this approx. 6 months ago and fell in love despite the low sillage and longevity, but didn't love the price. Figured maybe someday I'd ask for it as a gift.

Enter....Dame Perfumery Scottsdale Dark Horse. Had a few drops left in the sample vial of Gaiac and did a side by side comparison. Gaiac is much more powdery, to the point that it smells like baby powder when smelled immediately after Dark Horse (although I think this is only when comparing so closely...when I sampled Gaiac on its own I NEVER thought it smelled like baby powder). Dark Horse has something more pungent and assertive in the opening, and retains a more assertive clove note throughout. However, as time goes on, Gaiac feels one-note, whereas Dark Horse settles into something rounder, cozier, maybe more vanillic? Don't know what's up with my skin this time but I can smell just a hint of both the next morning when I put my nose to skin (this never happens to me); I think they may both contain some Iso E Super but Dark Horse feels just a touch less scratchy.

Both are lovely in their own right, powder lovers will likely prefer Gaiac. But for my clove and guaiac fix, my money's on Dark Horse.

Jun
02
2015
ddadam
ddadam

Very very nice, perfect for the winter months, only the clove is a bit sharp working to my throat.

Apr
27
2015
Ovaltine Jenkins
Ovaltine Jenkins

What a great scent! Sweet vanilla, woods and clove. Best warn in cold weather. Leans far towards unisex due to the sweetness. This lasts for 10 hours on me, although the sillage is not overpowering. After several hours, the vanilla dies down but the clove stays. Unfortunately the price knocks it down a notch. But I will be keeping a sample in my collection for special occasions.

Feb
26
2015
svetlana.kogan.73
svetlana.kogan.73

Absolutely beautiful for a cold winter day. All the notes are there, as promised: woody, white floral, powdery, and vanilla. Contrary to the way it is advertised, I find it to be a unisex fragrance.

Jan
27
2015
freakypirate
freakypirate

Gaïac opens quite woody and peppery, the gaiac is quite prominent. The scent then becomes softer and rounder, the gaiac still going strong together with the cloves. The drydown is sweet with a hint of white florals. After all notes fade away only iso-e-super remains on my skin.

Sillage is soft to moderate, longevity moderate to long.

I like how this scent opens with all the woody and spicy notes. Gaiac wood is one of my favorites. The iso-e-super in the drydown, not so much-- so I either re-apply or wash it off. This scent is unisex.

All in all, a nice scent. Will use the sample again, not sure if I'll buy a full bottle though. I wish the sillage was a bit stronger.

Dec
07
2014
Zakaria_80
Zakaria_80

Ever wondered what a woody bubble gum would taste like? Well that's it. Very playful, inviting at the beginning with all the sweetness and care free.

To me warm cloves, gentle jasmine and tasty vanilla take the leading role in this wonderful composition and everything is glued together by a woody aura. Extremely inoffensive (as long as you like cloves) and quite unisex.

However don't expect people to hear you whenever you pop those bubbles you are making. It is a skin scent.

I like it.

Nov
07
2014
alberto1964
alberto1964

I do not understand why it's not possible to extend the sillage of this spicy and elegant scent! You should use an entire bottle of 30ml (expensive) a day to have a constant smell! Pity because this fragrance is really nice.

Aug
28
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Gaiac is a spicy-woody scent loaded with warm, glueish resins, with a sweetish vanilla-cardamom frame revived by fruity-citrus hints, and with a (sadly) remarkable dose of cloves all over. Sticky, "white-yellow", bright and mellow, not bad but fairly monotone. After a couple of hours or so it becomes just a bit drier and less sticky, but the woody-spicy-resinous structure is practically identical. Not bad, but surely not the most versatile and dynamic around – for fans of these few notes only.

6/10

Aug
08
2014
abcmore
abcmore

Such a beautifull scent, it's a shame that it doesn't last very long and projection is minimal, still a great scent, on my wish list even though is on the expensive side.

Jun
03
2014
fuggerone
fuggerone

suave woody and spicy, very low sillage its weak point!

May
16
2014
ravjan
ravjan

Such a perfect harmony of sweetness (not cloying), woodiness and spiciness! I'm absolutely in love! Poor longevity? You've got to be kidding! I wore it yesterday and it was felt throughout the day after one morning application only! And without being overbearing. It just made me feel so goooood. Definitely aimed at colder/wetter weathers. The only thing I'm not crazy about here is the bottle which I find too feminine.

Feb
14
2014
adrienn99
adrienn99

if you liked the gaiac note in Bois Vanille by SL (yes, some lucky buggers like me don't just get a candy feel to it ;)) and wished it was more enhanced, then this is the juice to go for. I have had no issues with longevity, it lasts almost all day and pretty strong and persistent for at least a good 7-8 hours. The gaiac smells more wet than dry but that might have something to do with the oceanic climate. It gets softer and sweeter when the temperature rises.

Nov
12
2013
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

Gaiac is a soft woody scent, perfectly balanced with sweetness and woods,gentle floral notes and a whisper of spice. It wears very close to the skin. While unisex, I found this fairly feminine on me. I like it however it smells almost exactly the same on my skin as EL Sensuous. The poor sillage and lack of staying power of this one don't justify the price at all I feel, but I enjoy it's autumnal presentation and feeling. If this had a bit more oomph I'd be hooked.

Oct
11
2013
Kain
Kain

A pleasant and beautiful smell fragrance that unfortunately doesn’t last and project that much.
The opening is a sweet woody scent with some spices and some tart and fresh feeling in the background.
The guaiac wood which is the main note of the fragrance does have a sharp and also smoky aroma. Something like cedar but in a different way and also smoky.
The vanilla is strong too and give the scent a very charming and beautiful sweet scent and tune down the guaiac wood a little bit.
The spicy note of the fragrance isn’t that strong but with a really good dose give the scent more masculine aroma.
The bergamot smell also is weak and in the background and you can detect it just by tart feeling that gives the scent.
It’s very linear so don’t expect too much changes.
Only the tart bergamot and spices will settle down after a while and you will have that vanilla and guaiac wood combo all the way through.
Projection is weak and mostly close to the skin and longevity is around 4-6 hours which is above average.
Nice smell and good quality but it’s nothing really new or different.

یه عطر خوشبو و با کیفیت که متاسفانه پخش بو ماندگاری خیلی زیادی نداره
رایحه اولیه بوی نسبتا قوی چوب گایاک هست که با وانیل و کمی رایحه های تند و تلخ و کمی هم رایحه ترنج ترکیب شده
چوب گایاک بوی تند و تیز و تلخی داره و کمی هم حس دودی مانند، ولی در کنارش وانیل بوی عطرُ شیرین کرده و تلخی چوبُ تا حدی گرفته و یه رایحه بالانس و خوشبو بوجود آورده
رایحه های تند و تلخ و ادویه ای هم به مقدار مشخص ولی کمی وجود دارن و حس مردانه تری به عطر میدن
رایحه مرکباتی ترنج تو این عطر حس خنک و شاداب نداره. فقط در حدی هست که به بوی تلخ و چوبی و شیرین عطر یه ته بوی ترش بده که خیلی جذابیت به بوی عطر میده
بوش خطیه و زیاد تغییر نمیکنه. فقط با گذر زمان بوی ترنج و رایحه های تند و ادویه ای ملایمتر میشن و شما ترکیب بوی چوب و وانیلُ تا آخر خواهید داشت
پخش بوی عطر خیلی ضعیفه و خودتون فقط متوجه بوش میشین و پس از گذشت 2 ساعت خودتون هم به سختی بوشو حس میکنین
ماندگاریش هم در حد 4 تا 6 ساعت هست که بدک نیست و متوسط به حساب میاد
بوی خیلی خوب و کیفیت ساخت خوبی داره اما بوی تقریبا تکراری و نه چندان متفاوت و پخش و ماندگاری کم اش آدمو راغب به خریدنش نمیکنه خصوصا با قیمت نسبتا بالایی که داره!

Aug
19
2013
kxnaiades
kxnaiades

I was expecting something a little more unisex, but this comes across as soft and feminine. It's a sweet, comforting perfume, I get more floral and vanilla than I do wood notes. It sits close to the body and the longevity is superb, more than 8 hours on me. I wish on me that I got more of the spice and wood notes the previous reviewers have mentioned. It's nice, but not what I was looking for in my search for guaiac wood. I wanted something more CDG but this comes across more like the offerings of Parfumerie Generale.
EDIT: The longer this sits, only then does a slightly smoky-woodsy part come through. A lovely feminine scent still but that's just my opinion. A safe blind buy.

Jul
24
2013
Migotka
Migotka

As a woman, I would definitely wear it. I actoually did not find it a typical masculine scent, a unisex- more so. It is woody, but soft at the same time, elegant, quiet, warm. Gaiac wood mixed with cloves and left in the heat of a summer day.

It is comforting, but also quite professional, clean. An excellent scent, for my liking a bit too close to the skin, I would like it to project more and envelope not only my writs. The staying power could be a bit better, 2/3 hours at most, for this price, is a bit disappointing.

Jun
23
2013
malik2011
malik2011

At the beginning i thought that i would smell something sharp might be like *oud* obtrusive smell no no.It is a well blended frag and softly done you will enjoy smelling the gaiac wood in a very sophisticated way, smoked vanilla forms magic aura around the fragrance and the clove make it deliciously spicy cause both Vanilla + Clove played off each other very well.

Drawbacks : costly & after 2 hrs it stays there but rather close to skin. Thanx for Watching :)

May
17
2013
new friend
new friend

غياك
هو عطري الأول من ميكاليف
من خلاله تعرفت على ميكاليف كشركة منتجة ومصنعة للعطور
أول ما بهرني عند استخدام العطر كان نقاء المكونات وجمالها
لطالما اقتنيت عطورا تضم خشب الغياك ولكنني أحببت هذه المرة أن أتعرف عليه بشكل أكثر تفصيلا وقربا.
وبالفعل يمكنني أن اصف لك خشب الغياك بأنه ليس بقوة أخشاب العود، أو حدة أخشاب الصندل، فهو نوع مختلف يعطيك شعورا بالاسترخاء والهدوء والشعور بالنشوة والتلذذ لمجرد استنشاق رائحتة العطرة.
بعيدا عن نوتات العطر:
المقدمة: برجموت
القلب: ياسمين وقرنفل.
القاعدة: خشب الغياك – فيتيفير – العنبر – الفانيلا
جاء العطر بشكل مختلف، تداخل المكونات والنوتات أيضا بحسب زعمي أعطى العطر شكلا فريدا
من أول وهلة يمكنك أن تدرك أنك أمام عطر ناعم ولكنه رجالي وكلاسيكي أيضا، ولكنه لا يخلو من العصرية، شيء جميل أن يجمع عطر مثل هذه الأوصاف التي قد تبدو متناقضة أو متضادة.
العطر بشكل عام ساحر.
من هذا النوع الذي يمكنه أن ينقلك في لحظات بعيدا عن عالمك الذي يحيط بك ويأخذك لأي مكان تحبه....
أعتقد أن العطر محمل بزيوت ثقيلة نوعا ما، لذا أراه مناسبا للإستخدام على البشرة مباشرة وليس على الملابس ربما يحتاج لحرارة الجسم لتساعده على التبخر والانتشار (هذه وجهة نظري)، لأنني من خلال التجربة على الملابس لم أجد له أثرا عاليا من ناحية الفوحان والانتشار ولكن عند وضعه مباشرة على بشرة الجلد أعطى إحساسا أقوى وأعمق، ولم يكن له أي تأثير ضار.

May
17
2013
fanny
fanny

Exquisite gaiac wood.
Soft, warmed by vanilla. Subtle clove and bergamotte give it an excellent light touch.
This scent is luxurious, intruiging and calm.
I am impressed: love at first encounter.

Edit: sillage medium and longevity minimal

Dec
30
2012
pom
pom

warm sweet woody scent. It doesn't last long on me maybe 6 hours max. Unisex Unique smooth and great quality.


I love Micallef's shop at Cannes beautiful decoration!

Nov
10
2012
leecher88
leecher88

i sample it and i really like i but the problem is the price
30ml= 73 euro is too much
if its 70ml or 100ml 73 euro its ok
but for only 30 its no go !!

about the smell

sillage and projection are good also as longevity

and the thing why i like it is because the smell is mixed with woody notes and coocnut mmmm

9/10

Sep
17
2012
missk
missk

Whenever I smell gaiac wood, I am reminded of its beauty and how well it blends with my chemistry. It's a shame that this note isn't used more often in perfumery.

M. Micallef Gaiac is a rather sensual and spicy woods scent. Although marketed for men, it's more unisex than masculine, with a soft jasmine accord in the opening and a smooth vanillary drydown. It's one of those fragrances that you can't help falling in love with.

It's the kind of scent that I crave during Autumn, when all the leaves are turning orange and red. The scent also makes me think of a tray of freshly baked spicy cookies, due to its rich, sweet and spicy warmth.

Some reviewers have picked up on the slight soapiness brought about by the fresh jasmine accord. While it doesn't smother the spices or the woods, it adds a rather interesting texture to this composition. Due to this clean floral soapiness, I would describe M. Micallef Gaiac as smooth and inoffensive.

When applied with a light hand, this fragrance is quite intimate and seductive on the skin, however when sprayed in abandon, it tends to settle more like a loud oriental. I also discovered that the scent varies depending on the weather.

This might sound odd, but whenever I wear M. Micallef Gaiac I picture myself as Pocahontas, an exotic Native American woman, very Disney-like in character, running through a lush forest. Perhaps all those years watching Disney films have gone to my head, but if the Disney character or the real Pocahontas ever wore a fragrance, I'd imagine it would smell very similar to M. Micallef Gaiac.

Sep
16
2012
tessture
tessture

Lovely, soapy wood scent. It lacks the bite of other gaiac scents I've tried, being much softer, fairly sheer, almost comforting. It is a unisex scent: It isn't sweet enough to make it exclusively female nor is it sharp or woody enough to make it only for men. Compulsively sniffable. I really like this one.

Jun
24
2012
shabbus
shabbus

I originally had this as a sample in a small vial. I liked the scent - it's almost ethereally light with a beautiful fresh cut wood angle. And so I put it into a spray vial that I had, and wow, what a difference! While the scent is still bright and feather light, it also has a sweet, fire smoke aspect. Like tsth mentioned, a cool mountain evening around a campfire. I don't have many FBs, but I think this one is FBW despite the painful price tag.
Having said all of that, it still feels as if there is a hole in the composition. I keep thinking '..this would smell fabulous if I added...' So when the bottle gets here, I guess I'm going to be spending a lot of time experimenting. Looking forward to it!

Jan
11
2012
99twiga
99twiga

For men, 9/10, stays close to the skin, love it with no reservation, lasts 6 hours at a constant level. I went in with a daub of pure essential sandelwood oil and this was what I downselected to, bought it with a passion. I get a two part sense, sandelwood and something crisper on top. No headaches, no unpleasant edges.

Dec
21
2011
alfarom
alfarom

An incredibly honest and well crafted spicy/woody composition which strikes me as extremely wearable and balanced. Woods are joined by a remarkable clove note that slightly leans towards the medicinal aroma but never gives the idea of going to the dentist. The drydonw is a comfortable woody/vanilla combo with just a tad of vetiver. Unpretentious but solid, sweet but never cloying, rich but not complex. Moderately powerful. Very, very nice.

Rating: 7-7.5/10

Dec
07
2011
Adrien02
Adrien02

This is my most precious guaic note fragrance. Pure and unadulterated GUAIC!! I could bathe in it. Not overpowering but powerful in a subtle, self-assured way. I liken it to a sweet, powdery wood (if that makes sense). The jasmine is so subtle and the bergamont is not too strong.
Luckyscent.com lists these notes for Gaiac:
bergamont, jasmine, cloves, gaiac, vetiver, vanilla

Jan
19
2011
nightflight
nightflight

The best fragrance ever, but it's feminine i think.

Dec
22
2010
floof
floof

Unique, sweet and masculine, at first I thought it was for me, and the bottle seduced me into a fb purchase at the Lucky scent store. It turned out to be for a very important man in my life, I gave him the bottle and he wears it to this day. It would probably be wearable for me if I blended it with a vanilla, but I like it better on men I think.

Dec
14
2010
alaaddin777
alaaddin777

i"ve got a sample from luckyscent.i understand that how smells guaiac wood.
it is exotic.i love it.i think this scent is the member of mankinds roots and deserves huge respect
i do not have the heart to spend little tester:))

10/8,5

Nov
23
2010
da_markos
da_markos

Very nice, easy to wear scent. Vanilla note is wearable in this fragrance. It isn't so pushy, so offensive like in other scents. It's typical unisex perfume. Many says that this one is linear - right but i think that this is advantage. Gaiac note is so unique that if you like it you want to feel it all day long

Oct
07
2010
tsth
tsth

This is my perfect sweet woods fragrance. Cool mountain evening around a campfire. Rich and smooth.

May
21
2010
Mitsouko
Mitsouko

Gaiac as other Micallef's perfume is very noble, even though it is rather a straight smell – smell of the beautiful exotic tree – warm, sweet, a bit herbal. Quite a lot in it also a tasty vanilla. It smells very much exotic and at the same time aristocratically. It like very nice prince.Superb !

Mar
25
2010

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