Bottega Veneta Eau Légère 2013

Bottega Veneta Eau Légère by Bottega Veneta
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Bottega Veneta Eau Légère is a popular perfume by Bottega Veneta for women and was released in 2013. The scent is woody-leathery. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Michel Almairac

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Pink pepperPink pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesGardeniaGardenia
JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base NotesOakmossOakmoss
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

8.1156 Ratings

Longevity

7.5106 Ratings

Sillage

6.2114 Ratings

Bottle

8.0122 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 18.08.2021.
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
7
Pricing
DonnaNobile
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Memories come flooding back
Now I finally had the luck to get a sample of this beautiful fragrance. The description had immediately appealed to me, only I was skeptical because of the similarity to Cuero Mujer. I had bought a miniature of that once and found it absolutely awful. But now I am sure that he must have been tipped. It was also very old as I learned and rather meant for a set box. The leathery one could still smell out something but otherwise he was just bitter, sour, musty and pungent.
Bottega Veneta Eau Legere I like very well. Perhaps also because with the fragrance in me immediately the memory of my little dwarf poodle awakens, which I got as a young girl from my parents. It was a particularly sweet and affectionate animal and I was very fond of him. When the dog was slowly growing up, I went to a groomer for the first time together with my girlfriend and there it smelled just like the Eau Legere. The lady must have been wearing a very similar perfume, which I liked immediately. However, I associated the initial leather smell with the leather collars she also sold there. At the time, I didn't know there were perfumes with a leather note. On the next visits, it smelled the same again and I could still detect this smell somewhat on my dog's fur after the visits.
I remember one particular day in the summer in particular. My girlfriend and I were again at the groomer and afterwards we went for a walk in the forest adjacent there. There the dog always walked off leash because he never ran away and was very loyal and affectionate. Only this time it was different. Suddenly a horde of green dressed soldiers came towards us in goose step and suddenly my dog took to his heels in panic. I called out desperately and ran after him, but he was simply nowhere to be found. Completely desperate we went then sometime again home. My father, who was also very attached to the dog, immediately drove with me to the forest and we searched everything again, but unfortunately without success. I was dead sad and could not sleep of course. That night my father went out the door every two hours in the hope that the dog might have found its way back. And then sure enough, at about 5 in the morning, I heard a patter and my very relieved father come in the door. I was overjoyed and took the totally exhausted and thankfully uninjured dog into my arms.

I'm very much off topic now, unfortunately, but I found and still find it so amazing how a dog manages to find its way back in the dark and through so many roads and turnings for so many miles.

But now still to the fragrance: I find it very interesting, because on the one hand it has for me already a scent progression, in the beginning the leather is very dominant, then decreases somewhat and he then becomes more lovely, fresher and woody, but on the other hand as a whole still somehow forms a unit and also remains so present without greatly weakening.

This fragrance will definitely always remain in my collection, not least because of the association to my dog at the time.

Val87
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Softie with character
I just love this scent! It is light but still has character. The pink pepper and bergamot are clearly perceptible but nevertheless very soft. I find this fragrance very round and very special. Now I got myself EDP for a change?-))))
Triffid

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LESS BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
I'm on my second bottle of the original, eponymous Bottega Veneta fragrance and at some point during these purchases I scored a gorgeous little boxed mini of Eau Legere, the inevitable flanker.
I should mention here that the bottles from this house are truly praiseworthy: simple, clean and expensive-looking with hefty glass bottoms and restrained details, such as the basket weave pattern on the base paying homage to the brand's heritage as a high-end leather goods designer. But the bottle alone won't do it - with a generous mini at my disposal, I've had the chance to sample this over a couple of seasons and I'm not entirely convinced.
According to the company's website, the intention of this flanker was to "illuminate the brightest, freshest facets of the Bottega Veneta fragrance" and to that end they have succeeded with Eau Legere. Given that flankers generally go in one of two directions: "extreme" or "fresh", what we have here is the latter: Bottega Veneta Lite.
This opens with the signature leather accord that characterised the original; not a smoky, birch tar leather - to my nose, the "leather" in both these fragrances reads more like a cedar note, but perhaps the citrus-like nuances of pink pepper and bergamot are influencing that impression. Either way, the opening of Eau Legere is familiar, albeit more subdued, and distinguished by a stronger lime-like citrus note.
After a promising opening, the heart and base notes are where this fragrance really begins to part ways with the original. The milky, plummy violet-like jasmine of the original has been replaced with a clean, crisp gardenia and jasmine heart with a trace of the opening leather/citrus hummimg quietly in the background and keeping sweetness at bay.
At this point, Eau Legere begins to smell somewhat generic, like a pleasantly clean but faceless floral you've smelled many times before. The extended oakmoss base note, a highlight of the original, seems entirely absent in this version, being replaced by a soft musk. Discussion of base notes is somewhat irrelevant, however, as after a couple of hours Eau Legere has retreated to a very close skin scent and has all but disappeared by the three to four hour mark in my wearings, even with lavish application.
It seems a shame that the trade-off for "freshening up" the more distinctive elements of the first Bottega Veneta fragrance has resulted in something less distinguished and noteworthy than the original.
This assessment probably sounds a little harsh but I don't mean it to be dismissive. It's just that (in Australia) the 75ml EDT retails for $165, which is approaching niche territory. For that price I want a little more bang for my buck.
I can see this one having appeal for those who found the original a little too declarative and want a light, close-wearing floral leather that feels crisp and fresh for the summer months.
I would emphasise testing on skin before purchase, as Eau Legere had significantly more presence on paper than it did on my skin.
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