Bourbon French Parfums Perfume of Paradise EDT Review

Alice Faye

Bourbon French Parfums is a niche perfume house located in the beautiful French Quarter of New Orleans. Here’s what I  noticed about the line: they do aldehydic and retro florals very well and as a whole, they are very, very affordable.

Perfume of Paradise opens a crisp green florals and aldehydes. It reminds me of the big beautiful aldehydic, feminine “greens” of the 1960’s-1970’s. The florals are slightly soapy, but in a good way, in a vintage way. The dewy lily of the valley florals lose their innocence and the fragrance becomes a green jasmine. The fragrance heats up and gets steamy with humid white florals. The base keeps those steamy florals and subdues them, adding a nice sandalwood that reminds me of Bee & Flower Sandalwood soap.

A white floral fragrance with hints of fresh green scents inspired by Jennifer Blake’s romance novels.” – I had to look Jennifer Blake up. She’s a historical romance author that writes about hotties in kilts. She lives in Louisiana.

If you like retro feminine fragrances, you must try Perfume of Paradise just for kicks. Or who knows, maybe you’ll fall in love with it and write a perfume novel romance? Give Perfume of Paradise a try if you like YSL Y, Van Cleef & Arpels First EDT, original Oscar, Estee Lauder Private Collection, Tommi Sooni Jinx, and/or Chanel No. 22. Because of the “retro fashion” of this scent, I see it as a feminine because it reminds me of older feminine fragrances.

Perfume pals, how would you take this? Husband hugs me while I’m wearing this and says, “You smell really clean.” He says that is a compliment and that I smell really good. I find this to be an odd compliment.

I’m testing the EDT. I find that it has average projection and average longevity for an EDT.

Perfume of Paradise comes in a few concentrations and sizes. The 4 oz EDT retails for $36 at Bourbon French Parfums. And I like this in an EDT. To quote my husband, it smells “clean”.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONAldehydic retro green fragrance over humid Southern florals. It isn’t highly original but I think it’s fun to wear. And at $9 an ounce, it’s a cheap thrill.

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*Sample provided by local perfume pal, Kathleen. (Thank you again!) Alice Faye pic from

5 thoughts on “Bourbon French Parfums Perfume of Paradise EDT Review

  1. I think it’s a compliment. I always say I like clean scents. And I think “clean” is sexy on a man, BTW, can I ask your style opinion? I’m wearing a black dress and metallic shoes to an evening wedding. Would you go neutral on nails? I usually wear pretty funky colors but want to look “put together”.
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    1. I guess it’s better to smell clean than dirty but I can smell clean for much less – water and a bar of dove 😉
      Cleaning up your act is too overrated 😉 If you want to look classic go for a foundation-like shade or classic red (classic red has been my favorite “neutral” for months now). Because the shoes are metallic, I’d stick with satin finish. If you want to be a little funky, do something like a nude tan or light “French” pink on the fingers and like a dark navy on the toes. Navy looks great with metallics: gold, pewter, silver.

      1. Yeah, I get what you’re saying about clean. I think i’m coming from my naturalism/minimalism scent philosophy. Also like the not cleaning up my act. Stupid wedding peer pressure! 🙂
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  2. […] 1. Bourbon French Parfums Perfume of Paradise EDT – This is a “vintage” feeling green floral. The lily of the valley adds a needed innocence to the humid jasmine. This scent goes from spring days to summer nights. It retails for $36 and is available at Bourbon French Parfums. Here’s my review. […]

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