Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Lavande Ombree EDP Perfume Review

Au Pays de la Fleur Lavande Ombree

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).

Marlon Brando smoking

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 EauPINIONSmoky, 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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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Marlon Brando pic from Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks!

9 thoughts on “Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Lavande Ombree EDP Perfume Review

  1. Your review sounded so much like Bandit that I had to try it un-sniffed, and had a gift with purchase which sort of enabled me. It arrived at the end of a tough day, and I pretty much tore it open with my teeth and sprayed myself with it before I put down my bags. It’s *fantastic*! My husband even commented that I smelled nice.

    1. Whoo! It is really, really good. I could see myself owning a bottle 🙂 I really want to try the others from the line because I liked this one so much that I’d be curious to see if the entire line is of this quality.

      How do you think it compare to Bandit?

      1. Bandit (EDP) starts more sharply on my skin, and the leather is more pronounced. Lavande Ombree starts with a little lighter leather scent and a smoky lavender undertone and is a bit more mellow. Bandit is more feral and animalic. LO seems to have a little more smokiness on me, although they are both smoky. They both have a mid point that is suddenly powdery, but it doesn’t last long. LO’s drydown is less delightfully smoky, moderately close to the skin. Bandit’s drydown is a lot like warm skin.

        BTW The gift with purchase on beauty habit was a surprisingly large bottle of Neroli Blanc, which is a delightful green floral that I might have passed by unsniffed but totally adore.

        1. Thanks 🙂

          Ugh, I’ve avoided newsletters and looking for promos since I’m in a no-buy. That sounds like a really great deal. Keep hearing good stuff about Neroli Blanc.

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