Saturday, January 1, 2011
Guerlain Jicky Extrait
There are numerous releases of this fragrance and that is completely understandable since it was unleashed in 1889. It's pretty incredible for any product to still be in production, desired and viable after 121 years. Reformulations are inevitable, yet Guerlain has managed to keep the integrity of Jicky intact. That is also commendable.
The extrait rendition I am wearing is full bodied and very smooth. It possesses none of the discord associated with the EDT in some of the reviews I have perused. What amused me about some of the EDT reviews is that despite what was considered "discord" in the transitions, the reviewers still liked it. Some even preferred it over the parfum rendition and "discord" be damned.
I find Jicky so smooth and wearable that I don't even feel like analyzing it. A very lighthearted citrus with floral and woody components infused with civet that transforms into a very comfortable oriental. The civet is obvious throughout but never brutish and is intelligently tempered with a tonka and vanilla duo. That's as much dissecting as I feel the need to because Jicky is like the tom boy you knew way back when who also had the rockin bod and could turn on the sensual side when she got bored with being butch. Versatile, sexy and comfortable all at the same time.
Yes.......Jicky is the shiznit.....and if you don't know, you had better find out. Two thumbs up and a pinky from Aromi for Guerlain's Jicky Extrait.