Jaïpur Homme (1998)Eau de Toilette

Jaïpur Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Boucheron
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Jaïpur Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Boucheron for men and was released in 1998. The scent is spicy-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums.

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Perfumer

Annick Ménardo

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Heliotrope, Cardamom, Lime, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesAmber, Jasmine, Carnation, Nutmeg, Rose, Vanilla, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoin, Clove, Patchouli, Tonka bean, Cedarwood

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Scent

7.7 (252 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (177 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (166 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (171 Ratings)
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Elysium

326 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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The Hawa Mahal Heart In A Bottle
Hawa Mahal is situated at Badi Choupad, Pink City of Jaipur, and is also known as "Palace of Breeze." It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who was the founder of Jaipur. It has 953 windows on the outside walls and is made with the red and pink sandstone. The honeycomb-shaped and beautifully carved windows allow the zephyr to blow through the palace and make it a perfect summer palace. Can you fancy a gentle breeze smelling like Jaïpur Homme that caresses you like a lullaby? Yeah, I guess I can.

I was lucky enough to find both Jaïpur Homme and Boucheron pour Homme on an online site at a ridiculous price. I had been keeping an eye on them for some time, but I always wavered, having never had the opportunity to try them. Years ago I thought it smelled very oldfashioned and I didn't care for them. But in the end, I took them blindly. To begin with, Jaïpur Homme is a spicy oriental cologne that exists in both EDT and EDP concentrations, and today I'm going to review the EDT one. It is a precious little gem, and the cap represents a famous Boucheron ring named Boucheron Paris Jaipur Lapis Lazuli Cabachon 18k Gold Ring. It smells dusty, powdery, sweetish spicy, woody, and resinous. However, there is no one dominant spice you get but a beautiful mix of them all. The scent is perfect, especially for those who like colognes that are rich in spices. A hidden gem indeed. Not many people know about this masterpiece.

The opening is hot and sweet, but not cloying in any means, aspect, or style. There is an exciting addition for the leading note cinnamon, and you can smell cinnamon powder in this one, which completely spices this jewel fantasy. It greats you with a royal cardamon, plenty of heliotropes, light citrus that last as a blink of an eye. The overall accord is somehow reminiscent of Givenchy PI, neither a clone nor a rip-off, merely sharing the same vibe and opening. Hence, a costly citrus-bergamot starting with cinnamon, nutmeg, and heliotrope, playing a remarkable role.

The woody accord is gorgeous, majestic in every aspect of the word. After the start, the fragrance is a benzoin-centric strong poison. It grows on your skin and gets better and better hour after hour. The dustiness and powderiness are nostalgic of mama's Felce Azzurra talcum powder, for those who were accustomed to it. One will also find carnation, and I believe that in this fragrance is what gives it it's superior qualities. Moist, innocent, and sweet, the rose makes up for many other notes rudeness without turning this scent into an opulent Emirate rosy perfume.

It goes down to the skin scent territory in about three hours, ain't vanilla cake. Yet, a vanilla powder maybe thanks to benzoin pairing. The dry-down is warm, sensual, and somewhat bitter. It turns to be delightfully powdery and woody with a consistent dose of vanilla, or tonka, according to the roaster, that's perfectly balanced and orchestrated never to become overwhelming or even dominant. Very rich, tremendously long-lasting, and even a bit loud but masterfully executed.

Reminiscent of Ghivency PI, subtle powdery, and soft vanilla. Jaïpur Homme brought to my nose that familiar nice powdery, smooth, and the sweet vanilla note of PI, but the similarities ended there. The sophisticated and elegant structure, rich spices with comforting sweet notes, and bold projection make Jaïpur Homme perhaps one of the best examples of the male Orientals. But the similarities do not end here, cause Jaïpur Homme has that barbershop fill akin to Brut by Fabergé. Under some aspects, you might be reminded of Habit Rouge and Shalimar by Guerlain, and even Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin. Jaïpur Homme is sharing more than one similarity with the latter. Still, while the first turns to a dominant vanilla dry-down and the second surely exceeds in the gourmand aspect, it is perfectly balanced by the clever use of heliotrope. It has a little of each but is not equal to anyone.

Jaïpur Homme is a Fall for the EDT, but I feel that early Spring is also an option. In contrast, Winter is for the EDP since it is more luxurious and slightly spicer. I wouldn't wear it in the heat since I tent to choose sweet fragrances this time of year (e.g., it's middle Winter now in Italy) and fresh ones in the warmer days. This fragrance can be worn day or evening, and I think it is more suitable for casual wear. This scent is relaxing and suits weekend downtime.

Overall, I think if you are someone who considers themselves a nobleman, you should check Jaïpur Homme out. An excellent oriental composition in almost every sense of the word, it's woody without being vexatious, and spicy without muting the other notes. Annick Menardo mastered it, smooth as silk, not regal enough to be a dress-up only fragrance, and too well made to be a strictly casual creation.

-Elysium
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10
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle
Smora

148 Reviews
Smora
Smora
Very helpful Review    6  
Romantic Raja
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Suzanne Vega - Caramel

Did Jaipur, the magnificent Indian Pink City get equally magnificent perfume version? YES...
Jaipur Homme is a beautiful hidden, and perfectly cut perfume diamond made by Annick Menardo.
Annick Menardo is one of my favorite perfumers. Her every perfume tells a story, and Jaipur is a fairy tale. Almost too good to be true.
Jaipur opens up with soft Indian citrus fruits and then cardamom. The sunny Oriental refreshment is soon followed by cinnamon storm with benzoin lightings. Carnation in the middle gives some serious old school vibe, while rose and jasmine a fragile romantic heart. Tonka and vanilla are both responsible for the almost gourmand sweetness, but never becoming a true gourmand. I also feel the heliotrope which always livens up vanilla heavyweight perfumes. Behind this benzoin wall I sense some apricot and tobacco Southern sweetness.
Jaipur shares some similarities with Givenchy Pi, but while Pi is a good scent Jaipur is a great perfume. Additionally, I sense the same benzoin theme shared with Menardo's Body Kouros.
At the beginning Jaipur does possess some good old school qualities, associated with wealth and power. Oriental, but very clean (Nivea cream accord!!). Soon, it becomes more personal, gentle and balmy. Beautifully structured from top to base. Like it was covered with virtual star dust. Great idea materialized in Oriental golden drops. Often we look for something great on far more expensive places. No need, while Jaipur is here. In the example of Jaipur, useless is a classic designer / niche dichotomy.
Rating: 10/10

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Warning: You Might Not Like This (Even if it seems like everyone else does...)
A spicy, floral powder bomb. Well-composed, but take the glowing reviews with a grain of salt. I find this extremely powdery, formal, and opulent to the point that I'm not comfortable wearing it. It also smells very feminine to my nose, particularly concerning the use of florals and their relation to the powder. If you love a good floriental, this will be right up your alley. However, while people rave about the beautiful vanilla dry down (especially in the EDP), keep in mind these other things I just mentioned before buying it blindly. Good fragrance but totally not my style and I think the casual, younger man may not like this at all.

The EDP is dense, rich and more focused on vanilla.

The EDT is spicier, lighter, develops more, and delivers a brighter heliotrope. In my opinion, it's much more interesting, and maybe even a bit more masculine.
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The best oriental fragrance for men I know
For a long time I was not interested in oriental fragrances, until I met Boucheron Jaipur.

It is warm and sweet. The "citrus" opening is discreet, then the spices (cinnamon !) and resin are durably in the foreground without being agressive. There is a background of floral and woody notes. It is oriental but without "pepper", it remains highly civilized (Jaipur, not the jungle).

Longevity and sillage are really good in the EDT and excellent in the EDP.

If you want something original for next Fall and Winter, try this one.
It will warm you up !
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Classic french oriental.

Sweet and elegant, that's a must have for oriental lovers. Suitable for colder days or nights.

It remembers YSL Opium but less spicy.

The fragrance is basically composed by some spices and some herbs very well blended with vanilla and benzoin at the base.

Great lasting power and projection.

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A classy oriental
I had never heard of Boucheron before i really got into fragrances. More or less i forced myself to be introduced to it, because i knew that Annick Menardo had created this one. I was under the assumption that this would be special, and boy was i entirely correct.
Jaipur is sweet, but not candy-like in any way shape or form. It's woody without being dusty or irritating, and spicy without muting the other notes. A true work of art, and because of this scent i will be looking further into Boucheron.
I have said it before, and i'll say it again. Annick Menardo is the master of refined sweet fragrances (body kouros, Xeryus rouge, LLAM,Fuel for life). Not regal enough to be a "dress up" only fragrance, and too well made to be a strictly casual creation. Jaipur, in my opinion, is great for a dinner, work or while hanging out with friends and family.

The top:

Is interesting, there is lime there no doubt, i find it hard to ignore once my nose latches onto it. Margarita esque, the lime in this composition almost has a "soaked in booze" smell to it. Cardamom in the top notes are very interesting, one doesn't often see them there, rather in the middle and base. By doing it this way i feel like there is much more character from the beginning (don't get this confused with being "front loaded"). Lemon and bergamot are clearly included in the top to cut it a bit, and to clean things up. Don't want things getting too bold too quickly!

The heart:

After sifting through a FOG of rich carnation, one may be able to start differentiating the middle of this fragrance. To sidetrack a second, i believe that the carnation in this fragrance is what gives it it's "fancy" qualities.
Powdery jasmine co-operates together with cinnamon to sort of create a "pollen dusted earthy spice" accord. Very interesting and unique. One will also find rose, wich is paired perfectly with the strong carnation. Moist, innocent and sweet, rose makes up for many other notes rudeness.

The base:

Sunny, inviting patchouli is there to greet you warmly at the dry down. Strong, but not obnoxious the patchouli performs as a "binder" of sorts for the base, allowing all of the other accords a floor to stand on. Once ones nose smells past the patchouli the earthy, sweet tonka beans are thrown onto the soft wet sand to bake in the sun. Benzoin crystals are what add a soft of "at the beach" tone to this piece. I imagine a flower shop on the boardwalk. It may be the combination of the benzoin and cedar, i'm not too sure.

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ElysiumElysium 103 days ago
9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
An excellent oriental composition in almost every sense of the word, it's woody without being vexatious, and spicy without muting the others
Carlitos01Carlitos01 12 months ago
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Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Citrus and Cinnamon with a bit of wood and tonka/vanilla sweetness. Great all around oriental EDIT. A must have, totally recommended.
Alex1984Alex1984 2 years ago
9
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9
Bottle
Vintage: stunning all the way, but the late drydown is just magic; like vintage Poison edt, a vanillic cinnamon that engulfs you in warmth!

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