I think we all have perfumes in our collection that make us feel more glamorous than our realities allow us to be. I have quite a few, especially since I’m a realist that’s in denial. However, I do love a glamorous perfume.
Fleurs d’Oranger is one of those Godzilla orange blossoms. It’s unapologetically heady, floral and indolic. It’s one of those syrupy orange blossoms. However, there’s more to Fleurs d’Oranger than just orange blossoms. There’s the Sons of Godzilla – Jasmine and Tuberose. And they’re just as unapologetically heady, floral and indolic as Orange Blossom. What I’ve always loved about Fleurs d’Oranger it has a jammy fruitiness like grape jelly and orange marmalade accord. The dry-down is citrus, ambrette and a delicate spicy neroli. The cumin has never been that prominent on my skin, but my skin probably smells like cumin, so what do I know? But, really, I don’t notice it. I’m only noticing that I smell wonderful.
Fleurs d’Oranger is one of my “not mess’n around” floral fragrances. It’s my olfactory “glamour drag”.
Notes listed include orange blossom, white jasmine, Indian tuberose, white rose, citrus peel, hibiscus seeds, cumin and nutmeg. Launched in 2003. PERFUMER – Christopher Sheldrake
Give Fleurs d’Oranger a try if you love white flroals or syrupy orange blossoms. Or if you like perfumes like Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs, Elie Saab Le Parfum EDP, By Kilian Love & Tears, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Femme, and/or Carven Le Parfum.
Fleurs d’Oranger has above average longevity and projection. It has sillage! And I wore too much of it on a 90º+ day in the subway…and I did feel like everyone was distracted by my SILLAGE.
The 1.7 oz EDP of Fleurs d’Oranger retails for $135 at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose to the max. Va-va-voom. I’m not f’n around when I’m wearing this. Which perfumes are your “glamour drag”?
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