quelques fleurs l'originalFragrance
The enchanting, radiant essence bombards the olfactory senses with soft, voluptuous flowers arranged in immaculately-nuanced, concordant tonalities. Sensual and charming, its heart speaks of pure emotion, underpinned by Jasmine, Tuberose,...
The enchanting, radiant essence bombards the olfactory senses with soft, voluptuous flowers arranged in immaculately-nuanced, concordant tonalities. Sensual and charming, its heart speaks of pure emotion, underpinned by Jasmine, Tuberose, Lily of the Valley, Violet, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Carnation, Broom Flower, Orange Blossom and Clove. Its vivacious, alluring head of Bergamot, Galbanum, Tarragon, Lemon dries-down to a cultivated base of Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Civet, Cedarwood, Musk, Orris, and Tonka Bean.
Ingredients: alcohol denat (alcohol), parfum (fragrance), benzyl salicylate, hexyl cinnamal, limonene, hydroxycitronellal, aqua (water), alpha isomethyl ionone, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, cinnamal, cinnamyl alcohol, citral, citronellol, coumarin, eugenol, evernia prunastri (oak moss) extract, farnesol, geraniol, linalool.
Quelques Fleurs: The concept
When in-house French perfumer, Robert Bienaimé, created his multi-floral masterpiece, Quelques Fleurs, in 1912 for the House of Houbigant, he'd set a new precedent in modern perfumery. Prior to his bold invention, floral fragrances had been mainly singular flowers, or florals combined with various nuances of herbs and spices. With its regal, courtly, cultivated bouquets of plush, velvety, enchanting flowers, Bienaimé's supreme, well-tempered composition revolutionized multi-floral perfume mélanges worldwide, and continues to influence modern perfumery métier. Quelques Fleurs L’Original honors the original, 1912 composition created in Grasse, France, still produced at the same laboratories where fragrance house founder Jean-François Houbigant had composed discerning perfumes for his royal, aristocratic clients from 1775.
Pure perfume extracts indulge olfactory senses with an in excelsis distillation, each note scored in perfect harmony and cadence. They imitate nothing – they’re absolute purity. In existence since the early nineteenth-century, unfiltered essences were diluted with alcohol to boost aerosol diffusion and to alleviate obstructions in the flacon's puffer. Advances in modern perfumery have made those techniques obsolete – deposits are meticulously-filtrated after maceration. Creating complex, extracted formulas comes at a cost – only a handful of notable perfumers offer extracted essences. This esteemed craftsmanship underpins the House of Houbigant’s two-century-old legacy of innovation, distinction and authority.