Etro Jacquard Perfume Review

Etro Jacquard

Hello, I’m only reviewing Etro Jacquard because I love the sunny, cheerful bottle.

The opening of a Jacquard is a bitter angelica. So, yeah, it smells a little bit like celery leaves and cedar pencil shavings. There’s a dry, spicy black pepper and bright citrus. As far as citrus go, this is a greener, drier citrus instead of a juicy, pulpy citrus. Then we get to the rest of the fragrance. It’s a sheer, powdery iris with a green violet. This isn’t a cosmetic powdery fragrance. It has dry woods that keep it from going makeup. The rest of it like a musky iris with a dry (and arguably) generic vetiver.

Overall, it’s a pretty basic iris. It’s pretty and I’m not going to lie, I wear perfumes like this a lot (Prada Infusion d’Iris, everything Chanel Les Exclusifs, especially No. 18). However, I don’t need another fragrance like this even if it comes in a sunny, cheerful bottle.

Edith Bagaaya

Notes listed include bergamot, angelica, black pepper, elemi, iris, jasmine, ylang-ylang, vetiver, sandalwood, violet and musk. Launched in 2014.

Give Jacquard a try if you like sheer, powdery iris fragrances. Or Yves Saint Laurent Trench, Prada Infusion d’Iris, Xerjoff Ibitira, Lili Bermuda Oleander, Chanel Les Exclusifs 1932 and/or Jo Malone London Iris & Lady Moore.

Projection and longevity are average. The fragrance itself is rather sheer, reminding me of stuff like Chanel Les Exclusifs. 

Jacquard retails for $200 for 3.4 oz at Barneys. It sometimes shows up at discounters like 

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONPeppery iris. Totally adequate fragrance, especially for “day” wear, but I already own plenty of adequate fragrances that I like better. Sadly, none of those are in colorful yellow bottles. Oh, well.

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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Barneys. Princess Elizabeth of Toro/Edith Bagaaya circa 1967 picture from contains an affiliate link. Thanks!

2 thoughts on “Etro Jacquard Perfume Review

  1. If I was forced to pick a single scent to wear for the rest of my life, it would be No.18. I LOVE perfumes, and I have a lot to choose from, but I love and wear No.18, without a doubt, more than anything else. And you say this has a No. 18 vibe?….I have to seek this out!!!

    1. Try it! I still think No. 18 is better (one of my absolute favorites too). However, this one has a similar vibe (vegetal musky iris but SHEER) AND it comes in a gorgeous yellow bottle. So, it’s worth trying, especially if you like Chanel-ish irises.

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