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Marina De Bourbon by Princesse Marina De Bourbon is a Floral Fruity fragrance for women. Marina De Bourbon was launched in 1994. Top notes are cassis, lemon and watermelon; middle notes are passionfruit, jasmine and ylang-ylang; base notes are vanilla, raspberry, peach and exotic fruits.

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Cassis Lemon Watermelon

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Passionfruit Jasmine Ylang-Ylang

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Vanilla Raspberry Peach Exotic Fruits

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Marina De Bourbon Fragrance Reviews

Hellita
Hellita

I used to love this when I was a lot younger, and at that time this juice was actually a bit too mature for me considering my age (13 years).

When I saw this again in here I had an instant whiff of happiness and decided that I might have to order a bottle of it just to smell it again and I know it'll take me back in time.

I slightly remember this being a warm, very sweet, but cozy and rather confident scent. Hence I'm thinking that I might like this even better now since I suspect to have grown into this kind of scents (almost 15 years later). It's not girly/young-sweet, more mature sweetness if that makes sense.

I'll come back with an update and review if/when I decide to order a bottle :)

Oct
17
2014
PERFUMIARZ
PERFUMIARZ

To jest naprawdę piękny perfum.Gdy się nim psiknęłam mąż zapytał co tak pięknie pachnie.Zapach ciasteczek , pierniczków z owocami i wanilią miodową.Na Boże Narodzenie pasuje najbardziej....
It's good perfum for winter and CHRISTMAS.I'm so happy i've got this perfum.It so sweet , fruity,wanilia, honey and watermelon...

Oct
16
2014
mildspicej17u55l
mildspicej17u55l

This is something that is definitely going to get a guy's attention. This on is absolutely amazing. Smells like a black cherry candle, thats been snuffed out so you get a sweet candle wax incense vibe from it. Something about it reminds me of christmas. This is a true gem.

Jul
18
2014
mad.kat.96
mad.kat.96

light sweet floral, slightly fruity and just a touch aquatic, I dont get any pepper.. I do like the smell but only a skin level scent and gone in an hour (at most) on my acidic skin..

The bottle is pretty but a space hog as it's so short, 4" and 5" wide but only 2" deep. If not for the little diamond shaped base it would be hard to hold & use.

It's winter, i will try again in summer and hope its stronger & longer lasting then =(

Jan
04
2014
MirageMirage
MirageMirage

Wow! I can't believe it- this one actually smells almost identical to Le Roy Soleil by Salvador Dali!

Dec
12
2013
lisa.e.alexandrea
lisa.e.alexandrea

Finally....i got this perfume yesterday. My friend bought it in USA ...and send me this perfume. Love it so much.....

Nov
06
2013
miaou
miaou

Can't really explain why, but this smells festive and christmasy to me!
My mother had this when i was a child, and i bought this for my husband's aunt's birthday a few months ago, but my love to Princesse Marina de Bourbon developed only when i got a decant in a swap and tried it on myself! Though i prefer green and herby fragrances, this is definitely bottle-worthy. Total love. Very enjoyable fragrance.

P.S. Now this is my sister's fave fragrance too. She's only fourteen! My hubby's aunt is in fer fifties. I'm 22. See, everybody loves it!

Oct
24
2013
lisa.e.alexandrea
lisa.e.alexandrea

Best parfume ever. Love it so much. It smells like a glass of wine. So delicious....

Oct
17
2013
mwallwork
mwallwork

What starts out as an ode to cassis ends as a soft, slightly warm flower and fruit melody. When I first bought this perfume, my uneducated nose enjoyed the fruity and sweetly floral accord, but I did not notice the individual notes. My approach then to perfume was a light touch (lest one offend)- one spritz to one wrist.

Those were the days of loud and sometimes garish fragrances and on more than one occasion, I was suffocated on an elevator or enchanted by the fragrance trail of a passerby. These days of so called light and aquatic mists encourage denser applications and layering. Personally, I lean toward some middle ground of scent strength. I'd like compositions in a fragrance that will last all day, but I'm willing to reapply should the need arise.

That said, for my test of this EDP I applied three spritzes. This perhaps bordered on too much for Marina de Bourbon however, I wanted to really smell this perfume, not just sniff sedately.

I usually consider top notes to be for the wearer. These highly volatile ingredients strike your nose first and then evaporate away shortly after the alcohol. Some may linger in a diminished capacity depending on the choices of the perfume's creator.

In Marina de Bourbon, black currant is the opening note that drowns all others. With just the faintest of acknowlegment to tart lemon (cassis is also very tart) and no presence of watermelon, black currant steals the show. It expresses a classic black currant profile from tart, grapey fruitiness, cassis leaf redundency and even to the not unpleasant scent of cat urine at the end of its run. The florals and fruits join the cassis, but do not express strongly enough initially to overcome the pervasive and tenacious black currant.

What remains in the ultimate drydown is the accord that I enjoy the most in MdB. Predominant are the sweet florals and sugary fruits on a base of soft vanilla, not too powdery, but as a sweet flavoring for the fruit. The cassis at this stage is a vague balancing scent to keep the overall composition from becoming a total diabetic's nightmare. Give it time and you, too will reach this comfort zone.

Marina de Bourbon belongs in the perfume chest of any lover of black currant. In fact, I would consider it a celebration of the small black berry with all its complicated olfactory profile intact. In this presentation, it does not overwhelm the wearer, but reminds one of the unique place black currant has in perfumery.

May
17
2013
vaquellian
vaquellian

I have some of this I would like to trade. It smells too fussy and formal for me but I'm sure that there are others out there who would find it just right. Message me, if interested.

Nov
12
2012
LiLoLiLo
LiLoLiLo

This perfume is so so sweet,it's a warm vanilla scent! I'm in love with it!

Sep
29
2012
claudja smeller
claudja smeller

É um dos meus tops da minha coleção. É chique, fixa por horas, é doce e floral na medida certa, equilibrio perfeito dessas duas notas principais.
Quando passo todos em casa ficam inebriados, a casa fica perfumada.
Não é enjoativo, não é invasivo, mas marca presença.
Eu adoro todos os perfumes desta grife.
Uso dia ou noite, mesmo nos dias quentes aqui do BRASIL, e só recebo elogios.


It is one of my tops of my collection. It's chic, fixed for hours, is sweet and floral in the right, a perfect balance of these two main notes.
Where are all at home while intoxicated, the house is perfumed.
It is sickening, is not invasive, but is present.
I love all the perfumes of this brand.
Use day or night, even on hot days here in BRAZIL, and I only get compliments.

Apr
28
2012
jeanzartz
jeanzartz

I didn't realize this smells like grapes until I read that comment in so many reviews here. My husband loved this on me! He doesn't normally have much reaction to the scents I wear, so I was absolutely happy that he responded to it. I like how long lasting it is and always use a really moderate to small amount because it can be overpowering. I put on one strong spritz one day and wore it to work. Came into the office and walked thru...got to the other side of the room and realized people behind me were having a pretty strong (somewhat negative) response. I have never had that happen again but I put it on with a very light touch now. I might be the only person who loves the bottle - but i do! The cap is a little weird with it's pointy edges but I love the short elongated bottle and golden color of this fume.

Mar
17
2012
Jillzilla
Jillzilla

Through the combination of honey and grape notes, this perfume replicates the very intense and very sweet smell of crushed grapes. When I first tested it, I was taken aback by the aroma, but once I was able to recognize the aroma as a memory, I felt at ease with the fragrance overall. The ylang-ylang and black currant notes are present in the opening, but they don't overpower. This fragrance is more about the honey and grapes. It softens up a bit in the dry-down, where the fragrance becomes more balanced. I think it can easily be worn in warmer spring or autumn weather, without being overpowering. I recently re-tested it on a sunny 70F day, and it was perfect!

My husband, who is a great lover of wines, sniffed my wrist and declared "that smells exactly like the harvest in Napa!"

I do need to make a note that I had originally received a sample of this fragrance that had "turned", and the top notes were utterly destroyed, giving the fragrance a varnish-like smell, along with the grapes. It was horrendous. If you experience a similar "varnish" note, I encourage you to seek out a fresh bottle before you decide how you feel about the fragrance!

Mar
06
2012
Mooniq
Mooniq

A favourite I had several years ago. Warm, fruityflowervanilla scent. No sharp or edgy notes. I think this is a scent with wiffs of 80's and the 90's.

En favorit jag bar för många år sen. Varm, fruktblommigvaniljdoftande parfym. Inga skarpa eller tunga noter. Ger en fläkt av 80 - och 90 tal.

Feb
24
2012
Fizzy
Fizzy

Sacrebleu, if this is a honey fragrance, then I am the bumblebee...

Feb
23
2012
mercy eve
mercy eve

This is my signature fragrance,I absolutely love this perfume.Im gonna be wearing this for a long time.

Jan
09
2012
Nathalia
Nathalia

Il est très impressionnant au début, mais cet effet ne dure que dix minutes ! : )

Je suis d'accord avec celles qui disent qu'il sent la sueur. C'est exactement à cela que j'ai pensé lorsque les agréables notes de têtes se sont estompées.
Cependant, je ne vois pas où l'on peut percevoir du raisin dans cette composition. Je sens plutôt ici la pêche ou l'abricot.


Exquisite!... but only for the first ten minutes!
: )

I agree with those who wrote it smells like sweat. That's exactly the impression I had after the nice top notes were gone (only 10 or 15 minutes!).

I don't know how people can detect grape in this. I rather smell peach or apricot.

Nov
13
2011
ruivademinas
ruivademinas

It reminds me so much of Night Jasmine! They were very common on gardens back when I was a kid... It reminds me of my childhood! I still haven't made my mind about the perfume, I have to make a proper review about it after I use it a little bit more!

Nov
08
2011
gixxergirl
gixxergirl

does anybody remember the marina du bourbon perfume that smelled of chocolate and had a light gold mist inside as well i had a bottle about 10 years ago and i have nenver been able to get another!!!!!

Nov
04
2011
Belil
Belil

Sweet bomb with an extremely great staying power.
I love it mostly in the first minutes of aplication, it's extremy sweet with honey, but the grape somewhat balances it out, so mostly I get honey, tonka, vanilla and grapes.
Strictly to be used on skin only, because on clothes it becomes sickeningly sweet and can stay in for weeks, and I can even smell it after laundry. Use sparingly and avoid hot weather and you should do just fine.

Oct
17
2011
Amethyste
Amethyste

Like delphine67 said, I smell so much sweat, sweat in a bottle plus a sweet-tangy hint. To me, one of the worsts scents ever. I clearly don't recommend blind buys.

Sep
29
2011
Halvah
Halvah

It's unusual, pretty, elegant, fruity and SWEET. I liked it first, and liked an hpur later, but I still smelled the overwhelming sweetness even the next day, and that was really too much for my nose. A gorgeus perfume, great quality, beautiful box and nice bottle (not the cap), good price, but I can't wear it. It's a pity.

Sep
10
2011
cinsot
cinsot

Inside the over-sized striped perfume box which resembles a stage prop there sits a gigantic rather garish frosted glass clunky vessel filled with unassuming yellow liquid.

My initial reaction to my most recent blind purchase (naughty I know) was exaggerated regret bordering on a deep sense of remorse. I assumed I had made an error based on the look of this thing, despite being seduced by the reviews and note listing.

After tentatively extracting this somewhat tacky bad joke of a perfume (or so I thought) I bravely aimed the nozzle at my cleavage and pressed the trigger with my eyes closed almost afraid to look!

I opened my eyes in a flash! Such an intriguing aroma! I sprayed my left inside crook and then my right, inhaling the desirable aroma, my mind going into overdrive mustering memories of some of my favourite things: sweet Yellow Box honey, late harvest Zinfandels, Prince's Purple Rain and Grape Hubba-Bubba Bubblegum.

I had released a fluid compilation of cherished guilty pleasures. Marina De Bourbon smelled gorgeous!

The sweet nectar that is MDB, loves me! I have oozed sweet sensuality all day with a warm subtle spicy aroma keeping the glucose syrupy quality grown-up and very adult.

This is a feelgood perfume and exhibitionistic to boot.

Splendid Stuff!

Aug
11
2011
Sarah Bas Eleazar
Sarah Bas Eleazar

Very good! It seems like "Initial EDP" Boucheron. Flowers and honey in harmony. Delicious!

Jul
04
2011
bosem
bosem

The opening to me smells like Night jasmine (Cestum nocturnum) in full bloom. Suave, rich, exhilarating.
Can't wear it on regular basis but I like it a lot.

May
05
2011
olga1780
olga1780

So far the only quality fragrance from Marina! No wonder it stood the test of time. Pretty long lasting in comparison to her latest releases.

Mar
21
2011
Inspire0111
Inspire0111

For a perfume created in the 90's this is very modern! Honey and spices - really nicely done. Strong and impressive opening (I get quite a bit of pepper), but gets a lot weaker as it dries down. On the whole, it is quite seductive and alluring. It is certainly not your usual type of perfume smell, definitely has something unique about it. I wish it retained its character in the dry down but alas - the dry down comes rather quickly and is not as impressive.

Perfect for winder as it is a very warm and sweet scent. I couldn't wear it all the time through. It is very rich and would become overpowering if I wore frequently. Because of that, I wish it came in smaller bottles - 100ml seems way too much and the bottle is quite bulky and clumsy.

Mar
10
2011
candymarie
candymarie

The opening is refreshingly sweet and fruity with a hint of spice, then it quickly dries down into something more elegant, tempered by the other notes.

For me, it has one foot in the present and one in the past. Somewhere between vintage and modern. Which is a good thing!

It doesn't have signature potential for me (being so far outside of my green floral comfort zone), but I certainly enjoy it enough to wear a few times a month when the mood hits. And that's saying a lot for a green floral gal.

Mar
01
2011
Natalie467
Natalie467

Nice, soft, floral and not overly sweet. I was expecting a bit more from this from the notes listed and reviews, ah, can't win them all. Marina De Bourbon is sort of nondescript, nothing really stand-out or earth shattering, a pleasant fragrance but not for me.

Feb
25
2011
gesch
gesch

all I smell is honey/vanilla, grapes and some woods. In other words: GREAT and yummy, and fruity without being childish, easy but at the same time interesting, glue for my nose to my wrist!
Great and stunning fragrance with decent staying power and sillage.

Feb
16
2011
passionata20
passionata20

A very elegant and deep fragrance. Floral, a bit sweet to someone maybe. Like a blooming flower bouqet! reminds me a bit of Sonia Rykiel´s peach sweater bottle fragrance and a bit of Mugler´s Angel.

Jan
21
2011
Hend Keshk
Hend Keshk

I sampled this at a beauty store and ran to wash it off my skin! This perfume is horrific, disgusting and induces vomiting!

Jan
07
2011
Cheryl5406
Cheryl5406

I don't love this but I do like it - at first it has a butterscotch aroma that's very comforting, then it settles into a nice powdery vanilla floral. Not too overbearing for office but also not anything special. Gotta love the price but gotta hate the awkward bottle (spraying becomes a game of Twister that's not fun)...

Nov
27
2010
delphine67
delphine67

Ive try't this one today and I totally dislike it.It has a very strange note that smells like old sweat to me. this is definatly not a scent I should wear

Nov
12
2010
icekat
icekat

Marina de Bourbon is such a beautiful ode to grapes! This perfume has this bountiful richness of ripe grapes radiating with sunshine and sweetness. I can picture a beautiful Tuscan villa surrounded by miles and miles of vineyards. The succulent heavy grapes are bathing in sunshine and getting ready to be transformed into delicious wines. The sky is clear, the bees are buzzing and there is this sweet gorgeous smell of August in the air.

The ylang-ylang is prominent in the beginning. It is well complimented by rose and blackcurrant. The heart notes are pure delight. The grapes are the main lead with everything else designed to provide a nice compliment. I love the choice of vanilla, ginger, pepper and honey to compliment the grapes. This works exceedingly well for me. Vanilla and Tonka bean are in the base notes but I do think that the grapes continue to stay in the base notes also.

Wine tasting is my big hobby. I was very happy to find a perfume that captures the essence of the grapes so well. I would classify this as delicious and unique scent.

Oct
08
2010
unapol
unapol

Elegant fruity scent with peppery notes. Really distinctive fragrance and I feel like a lady from higher society when wear it.

Sep
03
2010
bhean_sidhe
bhean_sidhe

I have a strange feeling about this frag. When I smell it from the bottle I just love it, when I spray it in the air, the ebchanting sweetness of fruit and flowers completely overwhelms me. Yet, when I spray it on me, I instsntly feel sick, so annoyed with it that I want a shower. I dunno what's wrong with it, probably the body chemistry.

Jun
13
2010
guest_Rusee
guest_Rusee

I absolutely love this fragrance.its my favorite from all the perfumes i ever tried ,it make me feel very sexy and feminine.
could some one please recommend me something similar to it ?
i highly recommend it .xxx

Apr
29
2010
MoietToi
MoietToi

Ah! Marina is my latest addition to my perfume closet.

I came across this adorable perfume in a indie perfume shop. I fell in love instantly with the sweet,rather fruity smell. The dry down smells alot like some sort of champange chocolate that lies on a plate in a Parisian salon.
Actually the entire perfume reminds me of a Parisian salon from the early Belle Epoque. Where the aristocracy mingles and drinks champange.

Apr
11
2010
karlee79
karlee79

This is a great scent for someone who really loves Grapes. The vanilla and grape are such a nice combination. I do pick up the pepper and ginger too, and I love it because it is spicy. I hate hate hate the bottle though????

Mar
06
2010
Malegria
Malegria

Finally got a bottle to refresh my fond memories.What can I say? It is still sunny, honey-like, fruity - lovely! I finally understood that the grapes there is Isabella grapes - not very sweet, slightly astringent.There is something really cheery about this scent.Try and see for yourself!

Feb
01
2010
MirabelleJee
MirabelleJee

Love it so much! It smells through the box and smells greatly. Thanks, that vanilla isn't nasty there. It's more fruity and not too sweet.

Jan
28
2010
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

Most of all I feel something like the grape stones note in this fragrance. Also I feel the black currant, ylang-ylang, ginger, honey and amber notes here as the most noticeable for me. This fragrance is very warm and sweet enough. It is not one of my favorite fragrances, but I really like it. I think that this grape note really makes this fragrance original enough in comparing with many other fragrances.

Jan
07
2010
soniamcalear
soniamcalear

Way too French smelling for me! Its back to the Boucheron smell to me. Im not a big fan of French rich scents. As stated before, its not awful but not wonderful to me either-somewhere in the middle.

Nov
28
2009
Moyra
Moyra

Absolutely love this, the black currant amber, vanilla and ylang ylang somehow morph into the only violet scent I have ever enjoyed.
I believe its this violet note that gives this beautiful, elegant and unusual scent its "old fashioned" feel, although I don't find it old fashioned at all, just unique and very well made.
Definitely a new staple in my spring/summer scent wardrobe, however, it does not have the staying power of Marina de Bourbon's Rouge Royal (another great scent from this house!) and does require spraying your clothing and reapplying during the day.

Aug
09
2009
Sinica
Sinica

What I like with this perfume is the unusual sweetness, not a sweetness that we know in so-called modern perfumes. This perfume is between a girlie juice and an elegant liquid. It is good for day wear, but not enough glamorous for night. It is just lovely. But I hate the grotesque bottle!

Aug
06
2009
Adriana_87
Adriana_87

This brings some memories,my older sister had this.It was great on her,its sweet and peppery,i can really smell the grapes in it.Very nice and classic for the elegant woman,kinda like dolce vita.This is more spicy though

Jul
30
2009
elli
elli

I like the classic and stylish feel of the scent and the absence of the overwhelming cheap bubble gum sweet wannabe-sexiness of the more modern fragrances. Great for a night or even for certain days when you want to feel glamorous, sexy but sophisticated and mysterious.

Mar
01
2009
kayka
kayka

i bought it... i can't remember when.. i loved it, but not anymore :(
i think, this perfume is for mature women.

Feb
28
2009
ktv0926
ktv0926

I really like the opening - sweet and peppery at the same time, very interesting combination!
I will post the update later:)

OK, the fragrance lasted all night long, I could still smell it in the morning on my wrist. And I liked the dry down - still spicy and sweet, but in a light way, warm.

Overall - I like the fragrance and I will definitely buy it one day!

P.S. You absolutely can't wear this fragrance in hot weather! I have it and I am waiting till it gets a little colder to be able to wear it.

Feb
19
2009
Malegria
Malegria

Sweet and unusual! I strongly feel clementine peel in it, though it must be a combination of black currant and something else.I used it in wintertime 11 years ago, and it really goes well with the snow, christmas spirit, crispy cold weather.The funny side of it is that being so sweet, it maintains some very fresh notes to it (I blame it on the clementine-peel feeling and ginger).I would not mind trying to wear it again!

Nov
28
2008
PR
PR

wow, can't believe it, it is here:))) I bought it as a present to my mother 1994 while still in my early teens. Sweet,elegant, on the heavier side as I recall. I remember I liked it at the beginning, my mom sort of like it too, but after a while I noticed it started to annoy me a little. I am wondering if my mother genuinely liked it or just spared my feelings...

Oct
04
2008
Bibi
Bibi

Marina de Bourbon starts with sweet notes. After 5 minutes, it becomes spicy and later on, quite dry. Pepper notes are really clear to me. Average lasting.

Sep
20
2008
elgab89
elgab89

Although pleasant at first, I am not fond of the dry out. I have given my bottle away.

Sep
21
2007

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