If you love perfume and if you are (or are ever) in New Orleans, you really need to check out this little perfume house, Bourbon French Parfums. You will leave with something. Everyone does. You’ll probably leave with a lot of things, but the prices are really affordable. You can leave with like five bottles for the price of one bottle of European niche perfume.
I’ve tried a few from the brand and I’m attracted to their florals. There’s a nice vintage-y quality to many of the Bourbon French Parfums that I’ve tried. If you’re a sucker for floral from the 1960’s, 1970’s and oddly, the early 1990’s, this is a line for you to try.
La Vie Nouvelle is a squeaky clean floral with Southern humidity. It opens with a crisp white tea and bergamot. It starts to wear a heady, white lily with a green-leaning tuberose. It dries down to this floral green tea musk that is fresh but not in a soapy way. It dries down to a clean musk that brings to mind scents like China Rain or J.Lo Glow. It’s like soap and then clean skin.
I’ve tried the EDT, but it’s available in other concentrations. I have a feeling that the EDP is probably really good. I like this perfume but I wouldn’t mind for it to have a little more body to it. This brand is really affordable, so “upgrading” to an EDP (or even parfum) isn’t that big of a deal.
Notes listed include white tea, grapefruit, bergamot, lily, vanilla, tuberose and dark musk.
Give La Vie Nouvelle a try if you like clean florals. Or perfumes like Estee Lauder Pure White Linen, Byredo La Tulipe, J.Lo Glow, aroma M Geisha Blanche, Paul Sebastian Casual, Jessica McClintock and/or Diptyque Olene.
Projection and longevity is average.
The 4 oz EDT retails for $38 at Bourbon French Parfums. It’s also available in other concentrations (EDP, parfum) and bath/body products.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Clean, humid white floral. Being someone that likes florals, Bourbon French never disappoints me.
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*Sample obtained by me. Mary Brian in “River of Love” (1929) from doctormacro.com.