Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger is a French perfume line that is fairly new to me. I tried Lavande Ombrée, a smoky lavender, and have decided I really should try the rest of the line.
Lavande Ombrée is a smoky lavender. This is a lavender walking around in a badass leather motorcycle jacket. It opens as a motor oil and a sweet lavender, a dark aromatic scent. The lavender and birch tar are accented by a spicy, dark rose. The heart is a haze of smoke, patchouli and spices. Lavande Ombree turns into a classic fougère reminding me of some of my favorite powerhouse masculines of the 1980’s like Chanel Antaeus and Halston Z-14. It dries down to a smoky amber musk with a hint of sweat (cedar).
Notes listed include lavender, bergamot, cinnamon, rose, cedar, amber, patchouli, leather and musk. Launched 2013. PERFUMER – Jean-Claude Gigodot
Give Lavende Ombree a try if you like smoky aromatic scents. Or if you like perfumes like Chanel Antaeus, Halston Z-14, Tom Ford Private Blend Italian Cypress, D.S & Durga Burning Barbershop, Alchemologie Sol e la Foret, Serge Lutens Gris Clair, Dior Fahrenheit and/or L’Artisan Mon Numero 4. It is a smoky fragrance that is unisex; however, I do think it leans much more masculine (as you can see from my “if you like” list).
Projection and longevity are above average.
The 3.4 oz bottle retails for $125 at Beautyhabit. There’s also a candle in this scent (and I want that!). Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Smoky, dark lavender and leather. I have a weakness for 1980’s masculine powerhouse scents and this one is like an homage to those. And I love it for that.
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