Boucheron (1988) Eau de Parfum

Version from 1988
Boucheron (1988) (Eau de Parfum) by Boucheron
Bottle Design: Joel Desgrippes
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Boucheron (1988) (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Boucheron for women and was released in 1988. The scent is floral-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by PCI (Parfums et Cosmétiques International).

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Galbanum, Mandarin, Apricot, Basil, Tagetes, Orange blossom
Heart Notes Heart NotesTuberose, Narcissus, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Iris, Broom
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka bean, Amber, Benzoin, Civet, Frankincense, Musk



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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
Helpful Review    3
Beginning of the end
Boucheron comes from the school of rich florientals, with a chypre backbone, all laced with animalic notes. It somehow follows Ysatis, released 4 years earlier, and as if anticipating the end of the 80’s powerhouses it tries to cram everything in a bottle. But it succeeds at not making a caricature and instead it delivers a beautiful fragrance that somehow is also a swan song to shoulder pads, big hair and bright frosted pink lipstick.

My 1988 edt starts with a big spicy orange blossom that also turns honeyed and marries perfectly with the tuberose and ylang ylang to make a white flower cornucopia. It does not shy and turns the volume all the way up to let the flowers sing. A little carnation to spice up, some narcissus to prepare for the animalics ahead, resinous amber to sweeten everything; this is a sweet nectar through and through.
But as the fragrance unfolds, the sweetness subsides to let the oriental notes show. There’s a nice hint of dark vanilla, sandalwood and resinous benzoin, and suddenly it feels more oriental than floral.
But, the oakmoss backbone keeps everything ‘dry’ and more sophisticated. The civet shines in the vintage edt and adds dimension and sensuality to what otherwise could be a screechy floral. Sometimes Boucheron is too much, you can’t just put it on and go. It demands a certain attitude, a certain glamour. It feels too sophisticated to be casual. But it can also glamorize a simpler outfit, as long as the wearer has the personality to pull it off.

I recently tested the version out there today, and my surprise was that it hasn’t been destroyed. Yes, the base, or better, lack of, is simple and turns to plain ambery musk without any of the interesting parts, but the fragrance remains bold and beautiful. Along the years it has had retouches but it somehow retains a big part of its character. Nowadays the edp is far more interesting, but if you happen upon a vintage edt, grab it; it puts many others to shame. And if you miss the old Ysatis, give Boucheron a try. Age has been kinder with it.
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
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Helpful Review    25
Walk through the spring garden of Monsieur Monet
This perfume has a particularly elegant and at the same time warm-powdery charisma, it has class and it awakens in me a very, very pleasant memory. In other words, I am once again taken with what I am writing about today. A few years ago an impressive Monet exhibition was shown in the 'Von der Heydt Museum' in Wuppertal, which I visited several times out of sheer enthusiasm. The more often and the longer I looked at the pictures, the more I immersed myself in what I saw, let myself fall into a time long gone, in which ladies, courted by gentlemen, chatting amusedly in floor-length, light summer dresses, holding the obligatory white parasol in their hands, promenade in the park. At some point I began to walk around in Monet's pictures, too, wearing a beautiful, flowing white dress, feeling light, free of any worries and wandering through the pretty park. From painting to painting I felt more of the wind, I heard the rustling of the leaves in pink and white blossoming deciduous trees and deeper and deeper I absorbed the mild spring air blowing through Monet's paintings. Spring seemed to give a boost not only to the numerous meadow flowers, so that each flower opened, revealing its colour and fragrance and greedily stretching out for the sun. My inner self blossomed, my imagination was inspired and relaxed and I strolled confidently through the spring garden of Monsieur Monet, each time I watched the film to the exhibition and was fascinated by this great painter and his work.

When my perfume friend Claudia (Blödel)'s package arrived yesterday, I was particularly excited about the announced scent samples. But there was also a dark blue box, which felt silky-smooth and on which you could read BOUCHERON EAU DE PARFUM with golden letters. I opened the box and discovered an elegant ring-shaped bottle with golden yellow contents and a deep blue cap. I sprayed the scent twice on my wrist and immediately I noticed a sea of bright spring flowers and immediately the memory of the unforgettable Monet exhibition, which had taken place eight years ago, came to life. Iris, jasmine and tuberose came to my mind, even wintry early flowering plants such as narcissus and hyacinth wafted around me. Again I walked in my mind through a park full of beautiful flowers, felt light again, buoyant and at the same time protected and safe. A few rays of sunshine tickled the flowers of BOUCHERON and it seemed to me that all these flowers were sprinkled with honey, which sank to the ground in small drops.

Only later did I perceive fruity notes, namely a strong, sweet and juicy orange; the aroma of an excellent apricot jam also spoiled my nose. I stayed up that evening for a long time, maybe the perfume kept me from sleeping, enlivened me.... and I started to read about this perfume on 'Parfumo'. Exciting!

The base notes - I smell delicious vanilla, noble sandalwood, dark ambre and buttery soft, creamy musky tones - give the perfume a discreet oriental sensuality and an unobtrusive, feminine erotic-quiet charisma. These notes seem very well balanced to me and give BOUCHERON an overwhelming durability, because even now, 14 hours later, I still smell a gentle wave of Boucheron's noble sea of flowers on my wrist.

The EAU DE PARFUM BOUCHERON is unmistakably noble, has a high recognition value and it enchants the wearer and easily reaches its environment. In my opinion, the Sillage is ingenious: the closer you get to each other, the more effectively it smells, the more you like to lose yourself and get lost, and the deeper you sink into Monsieur Monet's spring garden. A scent like a painting, ...a scent like a seemingly endless poem or like a piece of music that never fades away. Simply a work of art of a great master!
Thank you, dear Claudia *-*
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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
Since a year I read this site almost daily, and since the nineties I use poison, I started to be very interested in perfumes by reading all these nice reviews, and of course I started to collect, ( who wouldn't ) by reading all these opinions.
Many reviews about the eighties perfumes intrigued me and I started to buy a few and as much as possible "vintage" . One of them is Boucheron. I love this sent, it is summer in my country, although one would think it is autumn, rain... heavy rain and wind. I reached for Boucheron and smells so good, I have been out today so I used a not to heavy hand, but now I am back home and Now I used my heavy hand, I enjoy so much the beautiful cloud of this fragrance around me...I guess I love some of those very noticeable good stylish (for me) perfume bombs of the eighties...
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    7
A Warm Beauty
Boucheron EdP is a classical beauty from the 80s that always makes me think of the most expensive lush velveteen cream with a citric vibe.

Amber, orange, jasmine and vanilla are the first notes that charm my nose and make me feel elegant, irresistible and cozy. It's a comforting scent yet makes you feel very feminine and beautiful without that it feels like the perfume is wearing you. Boucheron has this rare quality that blends with your chemistry to enhance your natural beauty, rather than overwhelm you with a force-field of scent.

It's a true modern-classic that is very well blended and will enchant most women and seduce many men. A must sniff/own for every Perfumista for those moments that you want to wear something that embraces you in a feeling of classy, soft beauty. A Crimson velvet cape of sexy and warm "Hmmm".

Silage is: "An aura of warm, elegant & inviting beauty." -- Longevity is: Amazing with on me 6+ hours in which it warms up and gets more amber-like. Simply YUM!
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Very helpful Review    6
They don't make these anymore
They don't make them like these anymore the complex
and multilayerd floral was so in vogue in the 80's
back then Perfume was an artistry they had the time
to examine and experiment every note possible in a
Fragrance ranging from florals spices raisens
and deep animalistic notes now modern perfumery
is a mere shadow of the glorious 80's now choked
with watery fruity scent that has no charactor or
silage hastely produced for the masses leaving
art and more profit to the industry.

But Boucheron is much more then that it's a relic
to the past we need to make people aware that these
gems exists and don't think of them as a granny
perfume or it smells old and outdated look beyond
those boundries and see what have you been missing
before it gets discontinued.

What surprises me about Boucheron is the notes
complex yet well put together like well crafted
jewelery or a finely chissled sculpture Boucheron
is a work of art, It opens crisp with Bergamot
sharpness of Lemon aromantic cassis and closing
the openiing is zesty basil, in a few minutes dries fruity with apricots sweet but it does'nt overcloy tangerine with it's tangy nuances makes it's presence known there's a hint of spicy Gerainums noticible and add some spiciness to the perfume.

Tuberose opens the heart of the fragrance with a buttery sweetness delicate note of jasmine gives an herbal feel and smell Narcissus dominates the middle notes almost drowning the others into obillvion with it's deep and intoxicating scent Lily of the Vally is the elusive note of all i can't dectect, the drydown to the ending sweetish with amber patches of musk and traces of Civet for animalitic properties Benzoin note makes the perfume a bit milky and resianious; the finishing notes of sandalwood adds the dryness and vanilla with it's powdery sweetness.
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Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    5
Divine classic
The previous reviewers all over the web that highly praise this scent are definitely written by people with excellent taste in fragrances.

Boucheron is a scent which defines sophistication, elegance and class. A rich, unmissable fragrance that doesn't have the popularity that it deserves.

I spent many months searching for this particular fragrance, and only managed to find the EDT concentration in an exclusive fragrance boutique. I was highly impressed by the EDT, and when I read that the EDP is even more impressive, I can't help being dumbfounded by this scent.

Boucheron is everything that a fragrance should be; complex, unique, intense and memorable. This fragrance has been created with the upmost care, blended beautifully, resulting in a rich, warm and feminine scent.

The top notes are not your typical nose-burning citruses and fruits, they have all been blended perfectly creating a scent that is inviting and interesting. Vanilla makes it's presence known right from the very beginning. It's the combination of the vanilla mixed with the lemon, orange and basil and then with the floral accords in the heart of this scent, that fascinates me in so many ways.

In no way is this fragrance dusty and 'old-smelling'. To describe this fragrance as being suited only to mature aged women is very misinformative. Any woman that loves this fragrance should be able to pull this off, it's not restricted to any age group.

Everything from the scent to the bottle is clearly elegant and sophisticated, making this scent perfect for those strict formal events and occasions. It's such a shame that this fragrance isn't more readily available in my country, although I have heard that where it is available, it sells extremely well.

Classic, Boucheron most certainly is. Expensive, but well worth the money spent. The lasting strength is guaranteed to be a highlight as it lasts well into the next day and clings to your clothes for days, managing to scent your wardrobe with its rich aroma.

I highly recommend this fragrance and advise people that have not tried this scent to "get thee to a tester immediately", this perfume is not to be missed.
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