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Je suis en famille!
Boucheron Le Parfum is the perfect fragrance for family celebrations, I think. I have already said in a statement that I find it beautiful, but also very old-fashioned; it is an untouchable relic of a long past decade, under countless fragrances, saved into the now, because it is simply so indescribably perfect. Balanced, self-contained, round. No note stands out dominantly, the numerous ingredients merge into a harmonious unit that can be used for very special occasions: to create familiarity. This perfume is a memory that is lived, tangible, marked by an incredibly conservative elegance. Expensive and also heavy is Boucheron, a women's fragrance from times when it was still pc to present furs and pearl necklaces. According to Jean-Claude Ellena, this fragrance would be a baroque perfume, one that creates space for itself, draws a fragrant circle around itself, provides the wearer with a dignified understatement. One is entre nous, in a small circle, to the baptism of a niece's child, to the golden wedding of the parents-in-law, to the brother's round birthday. At Christmas, at Easter, to a passed exam. The mild sweetness of apricots and orange blossom signals sweet gentleness, tender gestures of reunion, familiar touches, an open ear. Tuberose and the light powder shade of jasmine and iris create the proper portion of elegance, the knowledge of a common name, a common history, a status quo that makes everyone happy. The minimal exoticism of Ylang-ylang reminds us of long gone holidays, Narcissus paints the image of a sunny Easter morning, the seriousness of sandalwood guarantees the seriousness of reliable advice, vanilla, tonka and benzoin evoke images of Christmas trees and gifts, incense and amber include the moments of sacred silence, weddings, confirmations and communions, even funerals. But none of these tones, except perhaps the tuberose, appears so clearly singular that it would draw attention to itself. It is the perfect interplay of all the components that gives the impression of the familiar security of big celebrations and turns Boucheron into a fragrance in which the threads of life are woven together to form a colourful tapestry. This beautiful, multi-coloured, detailed carpet invites you to look at it and tell stories together. That's why I like Boucheron so much, but not every day, but really only for those rare occasions when a large family is united. On a day like this I would always reach for Boucheron.