Rebel + Mercury Bouquet is a perfume inspired by flowers, but it reminds me of chestnut honey. It’s a bitter and tannic spicy floral with smoke and leather.
Bouquet opens with lemon varnish and hay. There’s a hint of dried apricots and fresh leaves. The heart introduces some smoke with the florals. Bouquet dries down to a bitter immortelle. Because of the “greenness” in the base, I’m reminded of chestnut honey.
Notes listed include yuzu, rosewood, violet leaf, carnation, moss, immortelle and mushroom.
Give Bouquet a try if you are looking for a “floral leather”. Or if you like perfumes like Aftelier Sepia, Aftelier Wildflowers, JoAnne Bassett Colette, LUSH Smell of Weather Turning and/or Opus Oils Cowboy. I perceive Bouquet as unisex. I do think you have to be a fan of naturals to enjoy this one.
Projection is below average and longevity is above average. Being a natural perfume, it wears closely to the skin. Being a parfum, it lasts.
The 1/3 oz pure parfum retails for $70 at Rebel + Mercury. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Bitter, tannic “chestnut honey”. It’s unusual and naturally complex. I’m not a fan of immortelle (it’s my nemesis) and I do pick it up in this. But, if you like immortelle, this is worth trying.
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