Boucheron is a house that I have mixed feelings about. They were perhaps one of the first to do luxe fragrances- at least that was my impression when they debuted in the stores in the 80’s. I actually used to have a bottle of Homme, but while I liked it, I never emptied it, finally giving it away last year. It was always a little too much on me- a little too dressy, a little too flamboyant, just a little too much.
Jaipur hails from 1997. It’s not quite the bomb that the older release was, but it’s still pretty rich smelling, to put it politely. I can imagine that if one sprays a little too much (and imagine that some devotees likely do) that the opening could be eye-watering, if not actually be smelled from space. Once you get into the middle and the base, things calm down quite a bit. It isn’t something that I need to own, but if I was attending something really dressy, I could see a tiny dab of this on my neck would complete the tuxedo. But for everyday or the office, not a chance.
Notes (From Basenotes)
Amber, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg.
Clove, Tonka BeanTop Notes
Jaipur Homme is available all over the place, at some pretty decent prices. My sample was from Neiman Marcus, asked for by my friend
Boucheron’s website has a fascinating account of the history of the Jewelers, including some of the luminaries who were customers, such as Joan Crawford, Edith Piaf, Sarah Bernhardt and the Shah of Iran
Image from Basenotes. Please forgive if format is wonky, blogger doesn’t like taking text copied from other sources, Believe it or not, I do edit this stuff. Really.