RETRO - Jovan Gambler Cologne for Men

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RETRO - Jovan Gambler Cologne for Men 

Year Introduced:  1983 - Masculine

Notes:   Top notes of laurel, lemon, juniper, artemisia and bergamot; middle notes of patchouli, jasmine, pine, galbanum, vetiver and carnation; and base notes of musk, leather, castoreum, myrrh, cinnamon, olibanum and moss


Gambler was introduced in 1983 along with Lady, inspired by songs made popular by Kenny Rogers.

An excerpt from a review from Basenotes:

This is the best drugstore fragrance I've ever found. Gambler starts off with some mixed greens, a very light citrus, and sitting in the forefront is a very herbal and warm combination of mugwort and cinnamon. The florals of the heart are subdued and supportive of the top and the resinous base adds a rich, if light, sweetness to the mix. When the starring roles of artemisia and sweet cinnamon finally bow out, the base is a simple pleasant sweet leather.

The box reads "For the man who leaves nothing to chance."

Other products in the Gambler line were a gift set that included a deck of cards or brass dice, soap, after-shave, stick deoderant and a smoker's candle.

Jovan sponsored a tour in 1983 for Kenny Rogers who performed with Crystal Gayle and comedian Lonnie Shorr.

Gambler has been discontinued. I'm not sure when it was discontinued but I still saw ads for the fragrance in 1988.

We are decanting out of an unopened, boxed original bottle of the cologne. Reorder JF-746.


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