Orangers en Fleur

Spicy orange blossom?  Romantic rose, jasmine, tuberose and jasmine?  Why, it’s Orangers en Fleur (Houbignant 2012)of course.

I had been wanting try this one for ages and about a month ago, or so, I did.  I’ve had to be careful with it though because it reminds me of having both air sickness and morning sickness at the same time.  Haha.  The thing is, it reminds me so much of Penhaligon’s Orange Blossom and I wore that one, mistakenly, on a plane ride to Boston before I knew I was pregnant but when I was already experiencing morning sickness.  …Not good.  Of course, I’m keeping my bottle of Penhaligon’s though so I won’t likely purchase a full bottle of this one.  Although, it is lovely.

Of course, orange blossom is generally the sort of floral that can be very easily worn by brides on their wedding day.  It is a note that just screams love, romance and perhaps even fidelty.  Orange blossom is enchanting…  And, Orangers en Fleur is not an exception.

It also reminds me a little of vintage Jessica McClintock, Jessica McClintock.  But it’s perhaps a little more refined and it’s also, intriguingly, both a modern clean scent and a fragrance with retro depth and charm.

Some might call it a little on the linear side of things.  But in this case, I’m not sure that’s a problem.  It actually just adds to the natural beauty of the florals.  They seem unpretentious and pretty.  The projection is very nice though; nothing too loud or disappointing either.

It’s a very pretty one.

Top notes: Egyptian jasmine, orange blossom, and Turkish rose.  Middle notes: ylang-ylang, nutmeg and tuberose.  Base notes:  cedar and musk.  

Nose: Jacques Fleury