The cover model’s “invisible accessory” is credited within the issue as “Dana’s Tabu perfume…”
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Tabu – The Forbidden Perfume, and that delicious fragrance that reminds you of your childhood. Perhaps your mother sprinkled it behind her ears for a night out, or your aunt used the delicate, exotic-smelling powder. Whatever your memories of Tabu Perfume may be, they are clearly stored in your fondest scent memories. We found a great analysis of the perfume and its distinctive aroma from Smelly Blog:
Tabu has a dry edge of spices and carnation with a heart of gold – rose, orange blossom and jasmine – sweetened with resinous honey note over a sultry foundation of patchouli, amber, oakmoss, civet and musk. Although the top notes seem dry and somewhat severe at first, they quickly evolve into voluptuous and seductive curves that whisper a lustful invitation.
And you better listen to those whispers, as Tabu is the definition of a good buy – a high quality, original perfume with class and lasting power (remarkable for an Eau de Cologne!) which any great name perfume house would be proud of, for prices as low as $8-$15 depending on the size. It’s also very reliable: it’s been around since 1932 and hasn’t been altered as far as I know. In fact, it is written in the history of perfumes as the trendsetter for perfumes such as the patchouli drenched Youth Dew (1952), the spicy carnation & incense Opium (1977) and the ambery-mossy Obsession (1985) that tried their hand at this Oriental greatness only decades later, and in my opinion owe much for their greatness to the taboo breaking Tabu. To read the rest of the review, click here.