Category Archives: Houbigant

Perfume on her dress

The royal reportedly walked down the aisle of St. Paul’s Cathedral wearing one of her favorite scents: Quelques Fleurs. But according to her makeup artist, it almost wore her. Barbara Daly, who scored the job of a lifetime when she was chosen as Diana’s wedding day makeup artist, famously revealed that the young princess, then […] Continue reading

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Houbigant Quelques Fleurs Jardin Secret ~ new perfume

Houbigant Quelques Fleurs Jardin Secret

Houbigant Paris has launched Quelques Fleurs Jardin Secret, a new flanker to 1912’s Quelques Fleurs. (And see also: 2004’s Quelques Fleurs Royale.)…

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New Escentual Post: Exploring Parfums Houbigant

Parfums Houbigant may not be as iconic a fragrance house as Guerlain, Caron or L’Artisan Parfumeur, but they have certainly earned their place as one of the greats in the annals of fragrance history. Their fragrances, even the ones from … Continue reading Continue reading

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Houbigant Cologne Intense ~ new fragrance

Houbigant Cologne Intense

Houbigant Paris has launched Cologne Intense, a new fragrance paying tribute to classic cologne…

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Houbigant Iris des Champs ~ fragrance review

Houbigant Iris des Champs, Eau de Parfum and Extrait

Houbigant Iris des Champs was released in fall 2014; it is the brand’s first launch since Orangers en Fleurs, a fragrance that I happened to enjoy quite a bit. Iris des Champs is described as “a heady, plush homage to iris,” with notes of bergamot, pink pepper, rose, lily of the valley, pear, iris, jasmine, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, amber, woody notes, vanilla and musk. It was developed for Houbigant by perfumer Mathieu Nardin.

I looked forward to trying this fragrance, especially since I like many iris fragrances — and how beautiful is that packaging, right? Unfortunately, Iris des Champs didn’t quite live up to my expectations. I’ve been sampling the Extrait de Parfum version this week. It begins in a promising fashion, with a rooty-green iris accord. Weirdly, that iris only lasts about a half-hour…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2013, part 10

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US.

Cartier Declaration limited editions

From Cartier, Déclaration d’un Soir Place Vendôme (above left) and Déclaration Place Vendôme (above right), both in 100 ml Eau de Toilette, at Selfridges in the UK. See also: Cartier Baiser Volé d’Amour

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Alyssa Ashley Musk Body Powder by Houbigant, 5 oz Dusting Powder for Women

Alyssa Ashley Musk Body Powder by Houbigant, 5 oz Dusting Powder for Women Manufacturer: Houbigant Description: Alyssa Ashley Musk Body Powder by Houbigant 5 oz Dusting Powder for Women. Created In 1992, Alyssa Ashley Musk For Women Is A Luxurious, … Continue reading

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Quelques Fleurs Shower Gel by Houbigant, 5 oz Shower Gel for Women

Quelques Fleurs Shower Gel by Houbigant, 5 oz Shower Gel for Women Manufacturer: Houbigant Description: Quelques Fleurs Shower Gel by Houbigant 5 oz Shower Gel for Women. Launched By The Design House Of Houbigant In 1912, Quelques Fleurs Is Classified … Continue reading

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Quelques Fleurs Gift Set by Houbigant Gift Set for Women Includes 3.4 oz Eau De Parfum Spray + 5 oz Body Lotion

Quelques Fleurs Gift Set by Houbigant Gift Set for Women Includes 3.4 oz Eau De Parfum Spray + 5 oz Body Lotion Manufacturer: Houbigant Description: Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant for Women, Gift Set (3.4 oz Eau De Parfum Spray + … Continue reading

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Alyssa Ashley Musk Body Lotion by Houbigant, 25.5 oz Body Lotion for Women

Alyssa Ashley Musk Body Lotion by Houbigant, 25.5 oz Body Lotion for Women Manufacturer: Houbigant Description: Alyssa Ashley Musk Body Lotion by Houbigant 25.5 oz Body Lotion for Women. Created In 1992, Alyssa Ashley Musk For Women Is A Luxurious, … Continue reading

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