Raffinée (1982)Eau de Toilette

Raffinée (Eau de Toilette) by Houbigant
Bottle Design Alain de Mourgues
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Raffinée (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Houbigant for women and was released in 1982. The scent is oriental-spicy. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Carnation, Green notes, Jasmine, Orange blossom, Plum, Rose, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesHyacinth, Orris root, Mimosa, Orchid, Osmanthus, Tonka bean, Tuberose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesSpices, Nutmeg, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Cypress

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (40 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (27 Ratings)

Sillage

8.0 (23 Ratings)

Bottle

6.2 (30 Ratings)
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
Sky

24 Reviews
Sky
Sky
Helpful Review    5  
A stilletto-clad, hair-sprayed, shoulder-padded trip down memory lane
Whoa! Shoulder-pads, hairspray, full face make-up....the 80's come flooding back. This is a full-on, sweet floriental with a plastic punch.

I admit: I am NOT a big fan of the 80's. The music, the outfits, the attitude, the food. I grew my way around it, but I never fully embrace it.

OK - I owned a pair of royal blue pixie boots & a reversable cartoon animal jumper...but I was very grateful for the 90s to arrive.

Raffinee is exactly how my mother's hair & make-up drawer in her beautiful wooden dressing table smelled. EXACTLY. If I could gather up all the Max Factor Gay Whisper pressed powders, blue Cover Girl eye shadows, waxy Rimmel lipsticks, Elnett hairsprays, numerous powder puffs, Opium samples, Charles of the Ritz scents lotions & potions I would have Raffinee.

I should hate it....but....but....

Raffinnee is strong, sweet & filled with cinnamon. At first, a plastic-plum & sage arrive followed by a peek-a-boo floral aspect - strong & sweet. The main body of this scent is cinnamon, carnation, osmanthus & a whole heap of powder on My Little Pony plastic.

Whilst Tabu made me feel uneasy (in the same way that Kingdom did), Raffinee is wearable. You could go out on the town with her without being embarrassed & she'd last her way through a few disco dancing moves.

Raffinee makes me feel happy. You can't buy happiness but you can buy a whole heap of memories in just one squirt.
8
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
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Raffinée
This smells simular to Oscar De La Renta
with more spice in contrast to La Renta
have more frankincense and suble woods
i prefre Raffinee It stands out without
the overpowering Effects like Giorgio of Beverly Hills Red Has. i love the color of the liquid the bottle a little
above average but noting to whrite about but it's worth keeping when it's empty and put colored sand in it.
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