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Aftelier Cepes and Tuberose Natural EDP Perfume Review

Aftelier Cepes and Tuberose

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

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Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs EDP Perfume Review

Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs

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