L'Heure Exquise 2018

Version from 2018
L'Heure Exquise (2018) by Bortnikoff
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L'Heure Exquise (2018) is a popular limited perfume by Bortnikoff for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is floral-animal. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
NeroliNeroli
CardamomCardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesChampaca flowerChampaca flower
Champaca leafChampaca leaf
Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac
Jasminum auriculatumJasminum auriculatum
CedarCedar
CocoaCocoa
CloveClove
NagarmothaNagarmotha
MyrrhMyrrh
Base Notes Base NotesVietnamese oudVietnamese oud
Indonesian oudIndonesian oud
StyraxStyrax
Tolu balmTolu balm
AmbergrisAmbergris

Ratings

Scent

8.720 Ratings

Longevity

8.218 Ratings

Sillage

7.618 Ratings

Bottle

8.717 Ratings
Submitted by Carlossp, last update on 01.07.2021.
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Reviews

8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Lioncourt

13 Reviews
Lioncourt
Lioncourt
   1  
All the laurels for Mr. Dmitry
Well, we have a Bortnikoff, with which one can expect to smell that characteristic "base" of oud with balm, and indeed it is.
I do not mean an Oud Maximus (with its touch of "cheese" that some say) but an Oud Loukoum, Oud Monarch, come on, the woody balsamic of coniferous forest, let's say "fresh" instead of oud-stable.

Floral doesn't seem to me, amber maybe and with more spices than in his famous range of oud creations.
Neither I would say cocoa.
Wood that from what I read is cedar and it fits to me.
As a curious thing to review, at first I thought I smelled laurel.
As is to be expected, some sophisticated ingredient instead of cook-laurel ... I have read camphor, so I will take it for good as it changes the smell surrounded by other things, but at the start I said "clearly laurel".
Yields in the line of Dimitry, those 6-8 hours on skin with interesting sillage for a couple of hours, without being an outstanding bomb in that sense, it seems powerful ... as its price, of course.
Denis77

2 Reviews
Denis77
Denis77
   0  
Hot Cappuccino
this fragrance is for Chacao lovers - Cappuccino is generally sweet - of course the ingredients are quality but personally it's not my type - my advice is to take a small sample before to take bottle
10
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Emorandeira

356 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
   0  
Power & intensity
What can i day about such a wonderful perfume! The opening is very intense and dirty, with all these ápices and a very and medicinal noticeable oud. I has on the background this tipical Barn smell which is at the same time diagusting but very addictibe that most oud perfumes have. With the deydown the cocoa, champava and flowers begin yo appear making the fragance a bit less sweet but much nicer and weareable. After one hour the amber gets protagonismo and the fragance is fabulous. It is still Spicy and remember me a lot, even when It is not listed, to the smell of White pepper, maybe because if the mix between the clove and the Jasmine... I would recommend this perfume to all the ápices and strong fragances lovers, although the dry down is much more subtle.

Scent: 9.5
Longevity: 9
Sillage: 8
Originality: 9
Versatility: 5
Quality/price: 5 ( It is expensive but has a very good quality)
Global: 8 5
8
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Maggy4u

76 Reviews
Maggy4u
Maggy4u
   0  
Dark Chypré
Flower infusions and extracts are Dmitry's absolute passion. His creative engine, some might say. So it's not that surprising that I simply ordered this fragrance blindly with my last order.
By the way, I recommend the interview with Ensar Oud on Youtube to everyone to learn more about the way Dmitry manufactures his oils and floral notes. This is when you begin to see Dmitry´s fragrances with his passion and through his eyes.

As with almost all fragrances of the Bortnikoff brand, the fascination lies in the details. Yes, they're very beautiful flowers. Certainly again, as an oudh infusion, to use the wood as a carrier, but also as a counter part.

For me, however, the exciting thing was that deep below all this flowering splendour, which at the beginning has slightly Indolic tendencies, lies a hidden, dark chypre. If one would proceed according to "manual", one could think that oakmoss and musk are missing in the base. But let me explain this later...

Bitter orange citric blends perfectly with jasmine and, above all, with champaka to create a dense, warming splendour. Through oriental sounds and the work with the oudh, cocoa associations, but also a light earthiness shine trough in this fragrance. This counter part to the floral sounds lets the fragrance slide from the very beginning into a variation of chypre that I like very much.

The dark chypre, as I named it for myself.

Dark Chypres, for me, are Chyprés, which do not lose themselves too much in the maturation of a citric, and which also allow for the dark tones of jasmine, more sensual tones. Another good example for me is still Diaghilev.

L'Heure Exquise now shines warm and dark. Gives and also takes space to unfold. It only needs a sprayer to know a companion on the skin for hours.

L'Heure Exquise smells much darker on the skin than it is perceived in the room and around me. There it is the "Dark Chypre".

The most exciting twist in this fragrance is Dmitry's combination of oudh, resin (Styrax & Tolu) and ambergris. While the ambergris actually brings in a warming sensuality and thus more than just replaces the "missing" musk, the oud apparently also has a slightly green, mossy component. These are bound on a sweetish wooden resin bed.

And yet the scent floats on the skin. Has so much radiance and endurance in all its warm darkness that it remains unchanged on my skin for almost 8 hours. Before it dries down in warm resins and wood.

Statements

BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
A slightly challenging, yet very complex spicy-floral gourmand, balanced by a solid animalic resinous-woody base. Unique Cocoa-Oud combo!
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 2 years ago
10
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Very dirty and intense opening, with a noticeable strong oud, which evolutionates in a spicy and elegant original amber smell... Quality ++

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