Cologne à la Russe

Cologne à la Russe by Institut Très Bien
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Cologne à la Russe is a popular perfume by Institut Très Bien for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is citrusy-spicy. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Pierre Bourdon

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemon, Citron, Bergamot, Sweet lime
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrange blossom, Verbena, Rosemary, Lavender
Base Notes Base NotesNeroli, Abelmoschus, Iris, Benzoin

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (11 Ratings)

Longevity

7.0 (10 Ratings)

Sillage

6.1 (10 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (11 Ratings)
Submitted by LuckyDog, last update on 18.05.2018
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Fragrant traditional fragrance from Lyon
Everything used to be better, très bien, especially in Lyon, in a small cosmetic institute. Somehow touching, the story of the rediscovery of the old formula for this Eau de Cologne ; perhaps just a marketing trick. In any case, this EdC is nostalgic, very successful and extremely reminiscent of Eau de Shalimar... a little stronger, more orange, drydown with benzoin. Some here speak of a mix of Shalimar and L'heure bleue, which pretty much gives my impression.
The Sillage is stronger than that of a normal EdC, it could also pass as an eau de toilette.
However, Cologne a la Russe is not a leather fragrance, has nothing to do with the usual eaux, which normally trade under the name "russe".
At first I found this disappointing, because I love "Russian leather" in every form.
However, I have been compensated, because the fragrance here reminds in the best sense of the Haute Parfumerie tradition. One has the impression that one is really wearing a perfumed perfume made by hand... et vraiment, c'est bien. Très bien
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