Aftelier Cepes and Tuberose is a tuberose soliflore but it’s not sweet or candied, nor is it “mentholated”. And it’s not “tropical”. It’s a tuberose grounded by earth. After sampling this, I realize that there aren’t many tuberoses that fit into the category of “earthy”.
Cepes and Tuberose opens with sharp rosewood and hay. After this settles, it’s a big floral with blooming tuberose and dewy rose. It’s slightly sweet and lactonic but not too sweet or lactonic. It’s balanced by a savory saltiness. Think of… Continue reading | 8 Comments
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… Continue reading | 11 Comments