Tabu Perfume

Tabu Perfume

Tabu Perfume by Dana, When dana commissioned the legendary perfumer jean carles to create their very first fragrance tabu in 1932, they asked him to create a scent that personified a scandalous woman .  the famous ad of a violinist passionately kissing a proper woman as she played the piano is one of the most memorable perfume ads of all time. Hollywoood actress ava gardner was a fan of this illicit scent.  notes of bergamot, coriander, neroli, orange, spices, clove bud oil, clover, jasmine, ... Read More

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DanaTabu Perfume
 
4.6

(based on 162 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (125)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great smell (119)
  • Long-lasting (99)
  • Great value (94)
  • Draws compliments (93)
  • Sensual (52)

Cons

  • Doesn't hold (6)
  • Overpowering (6)
  • Too expensive (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (76)
  • Evening (60)
  • Anytime (59)
  • Special occasions (57)
  • Signature fragrance (52)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (58), Natural style (52), Adventurous style (27), Natural (3)
    • Fragrance Type:
    • Oriental/spicy (86), Floral (38), Woody/earthy (33), Powdery (29), Fresh/aquatic (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

As Years Go By

I started using Tabu when I was in High School in the 40s--after I married, my husband always knew this was his "get out of trouble" gift and I continued...Read complete review

I started using Tabu when I was in High School in the 40s--after I married, my husband always knew this was his "get out of trouble" gift and I continued wearing it all of our 57 years we were married,now these last years without him , I continue to wear it and it somehow keeps us together in memory. I have had younger people stop me on the street and tell me my perfume reminds me of one their mom used to wear-so now in my 80s I am still a walking , although rather slowly, advertisement for Tabu!!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the Tabu I remember

Was very happy to find Tabu, but extremely disappointed with the product. Does not last at all.....very watered down from the original. Used to wear this eons ago and got...Read complete review

Was very happy to find Tabu, but extremely disappointed with the product. Does not last at all.....very watered down from the original. Used to wear this eons ago and got so many compliments.....especially from men!
It was a very heavy, very long lasting perfume and it came in a "Jeannie" type bottle covered in a black rubbery type material. And it smelled even better after a day's wear!
I would put it on an hour before going to work so it wouldn't be so strong.
Tabu isn't for everyone, but having said that, now that it's a much lighter fragrance, it may surprise you. Before buying,I would find a store that may carry it and sample before buying. And if it's not your taste, no need to put rude remarks about it....it just wasn't for you. I don't like patchouli.
I think this perfume brings back a lot of memories for us "older folk" and that's why we're so happy to find it! It really is too bad it didn't keep up with other fragrances that are still available because I believe the comments wouldn't be so severe if this product were readily available.
Love Tabu,but unfortunately the company changed something which didn't need changing.....too bad.

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1.0

Just didnt like it.

By dotty

from yorkshire U.K.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Value

Cons

  • Wishy Washy

Best Uses

  • Anytime

Comments about Dana Tabu Perfume:

would never ever buy this product again.

  • Fragrance Type:
  • Yuk
 
5.0

Its for her Mum

By Franco

from Chicago,IL

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Smell
  • Great Value
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Evening Use
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Dana Tabu Perfume:

    I get this for my Lady's Mum and she always is so happy when she receive's it. When Mum's happy I'm Happy

    • Fragrance Type:
    • Oriental/Spicy, Woody/Earthy
     
    5.0

    Tabu Powder

    By Jer

    from Bath, NY

    About Me Adventurous Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clean & Fresh
    • Great Smell
    • Long-Lasting
    • Mother Used For Years
    • Only Found Here

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dana Tabu Perfume:

      Mother only uses this product for years couldn't find it anywhere. Coupon from several years ago was honored.

      • Fragrance Type:
      • Floral, Powdery

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Go ahead and smell the flowers

      By Teresa the best smelling girl in town

      from Woodstock, Ontario

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Draws Compliments
      • Great Smell
      • Great Value
      • Long-Lasting
      • Not Overpowering
      • Sexy

      Cons

      • Hard to find in stores

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dana Tabu Perfume:

      I have used this perfume for over 20 years and just love it. I'm always told I smell good every time I wear it. For the past few years it has been getting hard to find in stores, so I tried other scents, which I have not been happy with nor got the compliments that I receive when I wear Tabu (the original). As long as I can keep getting this perfume I will never change.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Bojo

      from Ontario, Canada

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Draws Compliments
      • Long-Lasting
      • Sensual

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dana Tabu Perfume:

          I have been wearing Tabu since I was 18 and it has become my 'signature scent'.
          Since I live in Canada it has become increasingly difficult to find except at a Christmas in a gift set. The gift sets usually includes items I never use. Ordering through Fragrance X is so much easier than trying in vain to find it in stores.

          • Fragrance Type:
          • Oriental/Spicy

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