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Monday, July 3, 2017

Gymkana by Jean Desses c1964

Gymkana by Jean Desses: launched in 1964. Subtitled 'Eau pour la Toilette'. equestrian competition

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a leather chypre fragrance for men:

  • Top notes: citrus notes, bergamot, herbs, green notes
  • Middle notes: labdanum, patchouli
  • Base notes: vanilla, woodsy notes, oak moss, leather, amber, musk


Presented in a bottle designed by Pierre Camin.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still sold in 1970.

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