Houbigant’s newest Quelques Fleurs creation celebrates the Orange Blossom.
The Orange Blossom is a symbol of fertility, of abundance—because Orange trees produce flowers and fruit at the same time—of innocence and marriage by excellence. It is also the emblem of love.
It is an orange blossom note wrapped in a sophisticated perfume blend of Turkish rose absolute warmed by an animalistic note of Egyptian jasmine absolute.
The body is a subtle blend of tuberose and Eau de Brouts absolute, an exclusive Robertet raw material, surrounded by the Ylang Comores essence and slightly spiced by Nutmeg. A cedar wood blend with a touch of musk completes the composition.
House of Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs starts with a bold opening of tuberose and jasmine which initially caught me off guard because I was expecting the fruit notes to make their presence known first. Most of you know that I’m not a fan of jasmine, but this blend is so beautiful that it’s completely disregarded. Even a non-jasmine lover like me found myself absolutely infatuated with this parfum. It took a good 20-30 minutes for the fragrance to completely dry down and when it did I was hooked! I’ve never had a fragrance work with my body’s chemistry this well in my life. It morphed into something I wasn’t expecting; a soft sensual spice (nutmeg) with orange accords, woods, and musk. But it was nice a light and it didn’t smell like I was wearing a fragrance just that I naturally smelled like a blend of flowers, fruit, and spices. It’s nice and sophisticated but I don’t think it’s one of those fragrances you can place in a “wear it when you go here, here, and here.” It’s very neutral so it can be worn dress up or dressed down. I will say this; apply it at least 30 minutes prior to going out and let it do its thing. I’ll definitely be purchasing a large bottle to wear this season. I really see why the House of Houbigant release fragrances few and fair in between (the last release was Quelques Fleurs Royale in 1998). When you create something great there’s no need to keep tinkering with it. There are no cheap candy synthetic scents here at all. I love it!
Where to buy: Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus
Prices: Eau de parfum (100ml) for $180.00, Perfume (100ml) for $600.00
Rating: B+Disclaimer: This post may contain a product was sent to the author for review by the manufacturer or PR. All reviews remain unbiased and of are my own personal opinion. For more info, feel free to contact the author.