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 Perfume by Houbigant, 1.7 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for Women

Alyssa Ashley Musk Perfume by Houbigant, 1.7 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for Women Manufacturer: Houbigant Description: Alyssa Ashley Musk Perfume by Houbigant 1.7 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for Women. Created In 1992, Alyssa Ashley Musk For Women Is … Continue reading

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Apercu Perfume by Houbigant, 3.3 oz Eau De Parfum Spray for Women

Apercu Perfume by Houbigant, 3.3 oz Eau De Parfum Spray for Women Manufacturer: Houbigant Description: Apercu Perfume by Houbigant 3.3 oz Eau De Parfum Spray for Women. Apercu By Houbigant Is Based On A ‘lost’ Recipe, Launched In 2000 Is … Continue reading

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Quelques Fleurs Royale Perfume by Houbigant, 1.7 oz Eau De Parfum Spray for Women

Quelques Fleurs Royale Perfume by Houbigant, 1.7 oz Eau De Parfum Spray for Women Manufacturer: Houbigant Description: Quelques Fleurs Royale Perfume by Houbigant 1.7 oz Eau De Parfum Spray for Women. This Is A Floral Fragrance For Women With Nuances … Continue reading

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Quelques Fleurs Royale Perfume by Houbigant, 3.4 oz Eau De Parfum Spray for Women

Quelques Fleurs Royale Perfume by Houbigant, 3.4 oz Eau De Parfum Spray for Women Manufacturer: Houbigant Description: Quelques Fleurs Royale Perfume by Houbigant 3.4 oz Eau De Parfum Spray for Women. This Is A Floral Fragrance For Women With Nuances … Continue reading

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