Futur by Robert Piguet 2009 + HAPPY NEW YEAR!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Perfume Posse! Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies with an EXCELLENT choice of fragrance for NEW YEARS DAY 2015. What else would you wear but something that will launch you well into the Futur.

Futur by Aurélien Guichard for Robert Piguet 2009

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, neroli, green accords
Heart: Citrus zests, violets, violet leaf, jasmine, ylang-ylang
Base: Vetiver, patchouli, cedar

To be honest I was sure I had written about Futur for Perfume Posse before. I know I’ve had it in my lists for Best Ofs. and I do write about it a bit because it gets some consistent skin time around here. With the Northern Hemisphere in deepest winter I thought a sweet green and white floral fragrance could be exactly what the doctor ordered. Both cooling and super cool, in my eyes. A green often bypassed in the world of perfumistas. It is a sweet, floral green which makes it hard to pigeon hole. The people who love flowers say it’s too green, the people who love green complain it’s a pussy of a green, too floral, flowery, girly. I ask you to put prejudice aside for one moment and come meet a favourite fragrance of mine. A scent unusual in the world of perfume and lovely beyond expectation, every time….

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Let’s talk about the opening; Even though the opening seems to be a sizzling, sparkling fizz of citrus and aldehydes I feel that the ylang is already growling around the perimeter fence, subtly adding its warm and buttery breath to the mix. Resins too are there, maybe galbanum? Something green and earthy but with a very faint animal vibe, I wonder if there is some labdanum which often gives me a breathy/hairy/leathery green sensation.

Whatever is working away in Futur I find it very appealing. This quirky soft focus floral green that is fragrant but not obtrusive, that some wears skews a little soapy and other times is crisper, dryer, then others the ylang is king and I find myself adrift in a river of green, light green, a haze of soft mint chiffon. That’s it! Futur is a little like chatreuse, the colour and even the drink as long as its been given a very long glass and filled with orange & lime slices, crushed mint, champagne and lemonade.

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Futur lasts well into the 4th hour fragrantly then begins the slow slide into an earthy green wash of nothing. Initially it’s throw is excellent but as it gets softer you will have to be close to really smell you, and it will be enchanting. Unisex, completely and utterly.

Further reading: Now Smell This, Alembicated Genie and Olfactoria’s Travels
First In Fragrance has €94/50ml
FragranceNet has $80/100ml unboxed – before coupon
Posh Peasant has samples starting at $4/ml

This is one of the older Piguets, do you have a favourite from the line? Maybe I should be talking about another green, which one do you love?

I hope you all have a wonderful 2015. Fill it chock full of the good stuff for yourself and others.
Portia xx


  • malsnano86 says:

    I have a sample of this somewhere but haven’t tried it (weird how I’ll order stuff and then go, “EHhhh, I don’t wanna bother trying something new today”). And it’s probably a bit cold here for a floral green – my very favorite genre, if you held a gun to my head and made me choose. But I will try it. I WILL.


  • Neva says:

    Happy New Year Portia and crew! Either we have a similar taste in perfume or your reviews are yummy, because every time I read one I want to try it NOW! 😉 …still haven’t tried the Azuree…
    Yes, this one sounds great! I should try it as soon as I lay my hands on it. I love greens and I love florals, but only if they are carefully blended with something else. My favourite Piguet so far is Bandit, which is very green. Fracas, on the other hand, is too flowery for me.

    • Hiya Neva,
      WOW! Bandit that ferocious green and leather! LOVE IT!
      While you may like Futur very much it is little like Bandit, more like Fracas but softer, greener and a much less outrageous ride.
      Portia xx

  • Julie L says:

    No perfume fairy yet?

  • solanace says:

    Happy New Year, everybody!
    I have only tried Fracas, and I lote it. Futur sounds great, it’s on my list now.

  • Ann says:

    Howdy, Portia, and Happy New Year to you and your crew as well as all the Posse folk! I think I remember trying Futur but it seems like a while back; so into my little Piguet trove I will go ASAP to dig this one up. (But first, New Year’s Day cookie baking with the son.) Thanks for coming up with cool scents to keep us on our toes!

  • Lisa D says:

    Here’s to a bright and fragrant 2015 – wishing you, Portia, and all the lovely folks here at the Posse a wonderful year! Everybody remember to be good to yourself, and spritz or dab to your heart’s content.

  • Dina C. says:

    Happy New Year Portia! I love green scents, so I definitely need to try Futur. I’ve tried Fracas and Calypso by Piguet, both of which are distinctive beauties. Today I’m wearing another great green: L’Artisan’s Premier Figuier Extreme which is a sandalwoody green fig tree, stems, leaves, fruit and all and a dollop of coconut, too.

    • Hi there DinaC,
      I have a forgotten bottle of L’Artisan’s Premier Figuier Extreme in the cupboard. What a timely reminder. I will grab it out and wear it today later. Such a wonderful scent, and I bought it in Budapest so it also has some excellent scent memories.
      Have an excellent 2015
      Portia xx

  • Kandice says:

    Would love to try this as well as the drink you described. Happy New Year Portia and to the whole Possee!

  • bevfred says:

    Happy New year to you. This fragrance sounds delicious as does the drink you described.
    Cheers from Canada!

    • Hey BevFred,
      I only just got to finally spritz myself with Future just now, nearly midnight here in Sydney. It’s been a Liberte day and now it will be a Futur night.
      Lovely to see you.
      Portia xx