Habanita 1988 Eau de Toilette

Version from 1988
Habanita (1988) (Eau de Toilette) by Molinard
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Habanita (1988) (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Molinard for women and was released in 1988. The scent is oriental-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Oriental
Spicy
Leathery
Floral
Smoky

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
GalbanumGalbanum MasticMastic PetitgrainPetitgrain
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CedarwoodCedarwood Grasse jasmineGrasse jasmine HeliotropeHeliotrope NutmegNutmeg Rosa centifoliaRosa centifolia VetiverVetiver Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber MuskMusk OakmossOakmoss PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood VanillaVanilla

Perfumer

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8.4170 Ratings
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9.1126 Ratings
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8.5135 Ratings
Bottle
7.8131 Ratings
Value for money
6.616 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 05.04.2024.
Variant of the fragrance concentration
This is a variant of the perfume Habanita (1988) (Parfum) by Molinard, which differs in concentration.

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Medusa00

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Top Review 30  
Strap on your suspenders.....

..now comes the sugar doll from the belly dancing group! No sugary Habanita is not at all and not at all suitable for sugar dolls.

Here she goes off namely, the Luzie!

Draw the curtains, light 120 candles and pour yourself a bottle of port. Squeeze yourself into a blood-red corsage. Laced up the back! Clasp a black rose between your teeth, dance a flamenco and rattle your castanets. Sparks should fly from your eyes and clouds of smoke should hiss from your ears. (Head cinema, dear readers!)

That was the instruction manual for Habanita.

Despite oakmoss, Habanita is not a chypre but an oriental extravaganza.
Already the entrance hammers the spicy-foliage note of Galbanum in the nose. Then there's neat citrus pepper from the bitter orange tree.

Nase Rour Bertrand has not dribbled in here with the pipette any Auszügchen of any extracts. The has whole bags of spices, bouquets of flowers and woody woods (clearly woods consist of wood. What else?) reingekt.

Green he painted Habanita also: Nehmse Jrün, det hebt!

A sperm whale has a bit of ambergris in reeked. er spat.

Habanita is a great, indeed a great fragrance! I'm afraid these days not many perfumers dare to create such a composition.

Habanita is not suitable for delicate little souls.

It is not wearable in the office, on the tennis court or while fishing.

Habanita is suitable in a piano bar where jazz or swing is still played. In the small black. Or at the opera ball in the midnight blue glitter dress.

You can also use it when you want to attract or scare away your sweetheart(s), depending on the mood.

Olè!
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Serenissima

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Breed, but also a lot of class!
About a year ago a neighbor asked me if I had seen the ARTE documentary about the house Molinard and its "draught horse" "Habanita".
I'm not surprised, because the only smell this woman emits is a lot of cold cigarette smoke.
Of course I hadn't seen the show; it was once again broadcast very late in the evening and I just missed it in the media library And yet since then I have remembered "Habanita".

When the family business Molinard was founded in Grasse in 1849 (where else?), no one had expected that a "classic" would see the light of day in their perfume world Because in the first years mainly flower water was sold in the small town shop.
Four pretty perfumes, each consisting of only one flower, appeared in elegant baccarat crystal flacons: "Jasmine", "Rose", "Mimosa" and "Violette" delighted the discerning customers.
Everything was already then very tasteful and underlined the elegance of the lady world.
Even today, the Paris shop will offer eau de cologne "stored in barrels", among other things.
If that's not an incentive to stop by there!
Only the creation of "Habanita", with the wild rhythm of the twenties, brought the big breakthrough: it was the beginning of an "endless story"!

I have the luck and can test "Habanita" as eau de toilette: at this point I thank you for the filling!
This "slimmed down" fragrance has everything that this name suggests:
It is wonderfully round and has an attractive fullness; it is flexible and cuddly, but also headstrong and stubborn.
And of course this "Habanita" is also extremely sensual. Of course, the rich warmth of vanilla and musk makes sure of that.
Thus I meet an extremely femine fragrance being, which entices and seduces and is nevertheless unrestrictedly suitable for everyday use.
This is certainly the advantage of an Eau de Toilettes

The resinous spice of galbanum greets together with that of the mastic bush: also its resin is always welcome with me. Maybe it's the relationship with the pistachios that makes this fragrance always seem a little bit fruity to me; it's just a barely perceptible touch!
Petitgrain adds a fresh touch: it's a spicy prelude that makes me curious about what's yet to develop.
This curiosity is worth it: everything that can be found during a walk through the fields of Grasse skilfully flows into the great heart note.
Not only the dark purple flowering vanilla flower, but also the heavy-scented, always somewhat bitchy jasmine and the not particularly shy Rosa Centifolia can be found here.
This floweriness marries beautifully with the already existing resinous spice, before the always very dark green, mysterious earthy vetiver appears and carries a nice dose of nutmeg on the hand.
I also think I perceive a slight whiff of the cistus, which is very familiar to me.
The course of the fragrance thus becomes deeper, more natural, but not too dark.
This does not permit the silky-silver cedar: its wonderfully woody aroma forms the connection between the spicy-resinous, yet still flowery lightness and the now existing heavier earth closeness.
The already known bright flickering of Ylang-Ylang sets some magical light points before the oakmoss comes into its own.
I like this humid, green coolness, this earth-scented depth, which gives a very special charm to many fragrance compositions.
Generous scents of the golden patchouli and the slightly scratchy sandalwood aroma lead to the place where the fairy queen Titania, the goddess of beauty and love, seems to sleep in a sunlit temple.
Here she waits, surrounded by musk and Vanilla's warm, soft, fragrant arms, and guarded by her little people, for her beloved Oberon: with him she once again fought.
You can't help it, these two: Shakespeare already reports in "Ein Sommernachtstraum" about all the mistakes and confusions that they cause in their environment time and again.
To show Oberon that he is her one and only after all, the beautiful woman wraps herself in a dense veil of Amber.
It would be a laugh if this embodiment of femininity did not reach its goal!

"Habanita" has even as Eau de Toilette a lot of breed, but also just as much class.
It is an elegant fragrance creation that remains faithful to its wearer for a very long time.
This exotic, persistent and still powerful bouquet, clearly interwoven with rose and jasmine, has a charm that should decorate any woman.

For me this "Habanita" is a tempting new discovery in my fragrance world.
She is not over-candidate, but lively and very adventurous: she therefore likes to accompany you to the next excursion to new shores!
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Missk

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Missk
Missk
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Sultry Leather
Molinard's Habanita was first designed as a fragrance to scent cigarettes. As an occasional smoker myself, I can certainly see how this fragrance could mesh well with the scent of smoky, stale tobacco smoke. Don't get me wrong, I love the smell of cigarettes, especially on a man even though I know it's a dirty habit. Molinard's Habanita for this reason, is a little piece of heaven.

Habanita opened quite strongly on my skin with rich, shiny leather notes, sweet, powdery peach and nose-burning resins. It was like a more potent version of Bvlgari's Black at first, dark, rubbery and slightly masculine.

As it settled, the floral accords began to immerge, in a sweet, baby-powderish manner with subtle hints of smokey tobacco, leather and resins. Occasionally it smelt like red vintage lipstick, that odd cosmetic smell I come across in classic scents sometimes. I find this combination quite delicious and strangely sexual, in a sadistic and masochistic way.

Habanita is the scent of a strong, confident and powerful woman who does not mess around, she gets straight down to business. It almost blows my mind with how raunchy and wicked this fragrance is. I love wearing this because it's so different from what I usually reach for on a daily basis.

My man, although he was a little taken aback at first, adores this scent on me. He says it smells like I've just spent the day with some hot lesbian bikers in leather get-up, smoked a few too many cigarettes and came back to him smelling clean and powdery but dirty at the same time. His description is actually far more exact than my own.

All in all, as I've said, this is an extremely powerful fragrance and one that lasts a decade on the skin too. I highly recommend to everyone and anyone, and I think those that dismiss it are fools because it's a classic for reason, and a good reason at that. Thankyou Adrien02 for gifting me this beautiful fragrance.
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MrsGuerlain

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MrsGuerlain
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The hypothetical child
I have now read the reviews here, and all are really well written, some of them poetic and beautiful. So I shall just share my thoughts - and my nose - instead.
I prefere testing as soon as I get up. I therefore grabbed the glass tube on my shelf and dabbed Habanita on my wrist. When I put it on my first thought was: this is not an 8am scent… before testing I never read other reviews because I want to keep an open mind. Had I done so I would have waited a bit, maybe till 11am instead.
This is a spicy bomb, sending out a lot of notes from beginning to end. A really interesting opening with the mastic and petitgrain. I get an apothecary vibe here. This soon changes into a warm spicy cedar/nutmeg (I love nutmeg)/heliotrope combination so strong it enters my mouth as well as my nose. The vetiver shows up together with the vanilla in the dry-down and I must say that when combining vetiver and vanilla in this certain amount, it becomes so delicious I can not help myself sniffing my arm every other minute. There is not one ingridient too many in this scent.
Luca Turin calls this fragrance ‘the gorgeous, hypothetical child of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller’. What a great metaphor! Sensual and Poetic. So why on Earth is it discontinued?!
21/365
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PerfumeBore

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PerfumeBore
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Lovely
This is one of those rare cases when I like the vintage formulation better than the modern one. The smell is very similar (dare I say "identical"?), but the materials are markedly different.

The modern one leaves a bit of a strange unpleasant smell on my skin, especially in the deep dry-down, when I sniff very close to the skin. It doesn't happen with the vintage.

I tried an EDT, which is quite comparable in strength to the modern EDP. The smell is deep, a tad sweet, with strong incensy-woody-leathery character to it. A prominent amber note with the resinous benzoin. I can swear I smell tobacco as well, even though the note is not listed. There is a dense floral body to the scent, although I would not call this a floral scent by any means.

A vintage formulation is definitely something I'd recommend trying to anyone who likes Habanita. Absolutely delightful.
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