Wolfgang Joop Freigeist ~ new fragrance

Wolfgang Joop Freigeist cologne for men

Joop! will launch a second fragrance under the Wolfgang Joop range in February (see: 2008's Wolfgang Joop). The new fragrance, Freigeist (freethinker) for men, is a fresh floral fougère "created for a free spirit".

Freigeist was developed by perfumers Sophie Labbé and Alienor Massenet; notes include gin, jasmine, leather and mahogany.

Wolfgang Joop Freigeist will be available in 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching grooming products. (quote via jebe.de, additional information via via wwd)

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  1. miss kitty v. says:

    I like the idea of the gin note, but somehow gin, leather and mahogany don’t sound like they go together. BTW, I had no idea Joop! was still around, in any form. I remember their women’s scent from when I was a teenager, and no one could pronounce it.

    • Robin says:

      I don’t think Coty distributes the Joop line in the US these days, but they’re still big sellers in Germany & other parts of Europe.

      • Joe says:

        If I recall, I still see Joop at one of my local Macy’s… but maybe the testers have just been around forever.

        • Robin says:

          Oh, then I stand corrected! Pretty sure WWD said this one was not being distributed in more than a few countries though.

          • Joe says:

            Funny… Macy’s website doesn’t carry Joop, but Sears does. You’d be surprised at the selection of fragrances on the Sears website! They even have AG Les Orientalistes! HA!

          • Robin says:

            Wow, that’s funny!! Who knew.

      • parfumliefhebber says:

        Yep. Joop Le Bain is great, remembers me a litte bit of Havana Vanille. Joop Al About Eve is very sweet. Joop Femme is too heavy for me, but not overly sweet, it is elegant. From the men scents I cannot tell much.

  2. platinum14 says:

    On the one hand I like mahogany and I love gin (drinking it mostly) and the bottle.
    The the other hand, not so crazy about jasmine, or anything else from Joop.

    • Robin says:

      I have tried so few I can’t say. But that’s a darned nice looking bottle!

  3. Absolute Scentualist says:

    At least it’s not a fresh marine/ginger/citrus/ozonic something or another, and for that I’ll give them credit. I’d definitely try it if it were available.

    • Robin says:

      I’d try it too, but will probably never see it.

  4. laken says:

    Gin, jasmine, leather and mahogany sound great to me. Wonder how well done it is and whether they’ve used quality ingredients. Any way, I’d try it for fun.

    • Robin says:

      I heard good things about the 2008 Wolfgang Joop scent, but never tried it.

      • parfumliefhebber says:

        If you mean the orange bottle (called Wolfgang Joop), that smells gorgeous. That could be easily worn by women.

  5. RossM says:

    I’ve probably mentioned it before but Joop! is still (unfortunately) very big in Australia. I don’t think I’ve ever been into a dept. store, drugstore or perfumery that DOESN’T sell it and I would smell it at least once a day on someone on the street.
    Consider yourselves lucky it’s not so popular in the US!

  6. Snowflake says:

    About availability, the difference is that the “old” scents went under the brand “Joop!”. Mr. Joop does not own his company anymore, it was sold, and thus he can’t use that name anymore for his works.

    For perfumes, there was created the new brand “Wolfgang Joop”, and for fashion and cosmetics, he uses “Wunderkind” as brandname. I don’t know right now to which perfume company the scents belong, both old and new ones or who manufactures them.

    He has a daughter, Jette Joop, who is also a designer, but more in accessories, and she has a perfume line, too.

    • Robin says:

      As Women’s Wear Daily explained it last year, it was more that Joop! and Coty were essentially paying WJ for the use of his name, as is the case w/ almost any other licensed fragrance on earth. (Coty does all the Joop!, Jette Joop & Wolfgang Joop scents)

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