Rebel + Mercury Bouquet is a perfume inspired by flowers, but it reminds me of chestnut honey. It’s a bitter and tannic spicy floral with smoke and leather.
Bouquet opens with lemon varnish and hay. There’s a hint of dried apricots and fresh leaves. The heart introduces some smoke with the florals. Bouquet dries down to a bitter immortelle. Because of the “greenness” in the base, I’m reminded of chestnut honey.
Notes listed include yuzu, rosewood, violet leaf, carnation, moss, immortelle and mushroom.
Give Bouquet a try if you are looking for a “floral leather”. Or if you like perfumes like Aftelier Sepia, Aftelier Wildflowers, JoAnne Bassett Colette, LUSH Smell of Weather Turning and/or Opus Oils Cowboy. I perceive Bouquet as unisex. I do think you have to be a fan of naturals to enjoy this one.
Projection is below average and longevity is above average. Being a natural perfume, it wears closely to the skin. Being a parfum, it lasts.
The 1/3 oz pure parfum retails for $70 at Rebel + Mercury. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Bitter, tannic “chestnut honey”. It’s unusual and naturally complex. I’m not a fan of immortelle (it’s my nemesis) and I do pick it up in this. But, if you like immortelle, this is worth trying.
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4 thoughts on “Rebel + Mercury Bouquet Natural Perfume Review”
Nikki is amazingly talented!
i am not sure this is one for me either, it sounds (and the picture solidifies it) a bit too earthen for my tastes, but i would try anything Rebel & Mercury offered. 🙂 love the natural houses in the “if you like” section!
I have a feeling that this one really changes with different body chemistry. A male friend of mine wore it and it wore like a really leathery/earthy “deep” fragrance (which was awesome on him). I wish I could find more reviews online because I have a feeling that it can be really different on different people.
The mushroom and immortelle make it very savory but not gourmand – I like the word you used “earthen”. If I weren’t such an immortelle wuss, this would be great for me. But, I’m an immortelle wuss.
I should probably add in the review that this is an awesome all-natural for someone looking for an “animalic” natural and vegan perfume.
Victoria, thank you so much for the review. It is a unique blend that absolutely wears so differently on everyone! Thank you for introducing it to folks!!!
This uniqueness is what makes naturals so special!
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