Houbigant’s newest launch, Orangers en Fleurs is an orange blossom perfume. The house is rather classic with such fragrances as Quelques Fleur. Orangers en Fleurs isn’t a ground-breaking fragrance but it’s beauty and sophistication really fits with the Houbigant line. I welcome this addition.
Orangers en Fleurs is a big orange blossom with dewy rose. There’s a vague traced of frutiy raspberry jam. At this stage, it’s a “green” white floral with a little bit of citrus bitterness. The heart of Orangers en Fleurs is orange blossom and jasmine. It then becomes a spicier floral, still big and “white” but spicier. The dry down is creamy white florals with white musks and a hint of cedar. Orangers en Fleurs is a graceful perfume.
Here’s the deal Orangers en Fleurs is a gorgeous orange blossom with more than just orange blossom going on fragrance. However, it is very similar to Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger which I own and actually prefer over the Houbigant one. Serge Lutens’ is a bit more dirty and sweaty. Orangers en Fleurs is cleaner but still too close to Serge Lutens for me to add it to my collection. I can see orange blossom fans adding both, but I don’t see the need for my collection.
Notes listed include orange blossom, rose, Egyptian jasmine, tuberose, petitgrain, ylang-ylang, nutmeg, cedarwood and musk. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – Jacques Flori
Try Orangers en Fleurs if you like orange blossom perfumes. Or if you like perfumes like Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger, The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit, Montale Jasmin Full and/or Acqua di Parma Gelsomino Nobile. It’s a big ‘ole floral so many people will classify this as a feminine. If you like orange blossom, try it.
Upon initial application, Orangers en Fleurs has above average projection and sillage. Longevity is average for an EDP.
The 3.4 oz retails for $180 at Nordstrom.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Gorgeous orange blossom. If you grow tired of the sweatiness in Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger, try this one instead. Also this line makes body products and I bet they smell wonderful layered under this or the Serge Lutens one.
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