Eau des Minimes by Le Couvent des Minimes
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Eau des Minimes is a popular perfume by Le Couvent des Minimes for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is citrusy-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Grapefruit, Blood orange, Lemon, Rosemary, Pansy, Lemon, Burdock, Mallow, Neroli, Benzoin

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (79 Ratings)

Longevity

5.4 (63 Ratings)

Sillage

4.9 (67 Ratings)

Bottle

6.0 (65 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 10.11.2019
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BlackbirdHH

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BlackbirdHH
BlackbirdHH
Greatly helpful Review    16
In the morning 6:15 in Germany (summer 2018)!!!

...a black bird gets out of its shower, the warm wimp is still sleeping, reaches for the towel, dries off and slowly shuffles into the kitchen... Caffeinated
...
"Hello... Hello... Hellooooooooooooo... i said KAAAAAFFEEEEEEEEZEIT!!!!
Give me the brew..." P
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"...geeeeeeee..." Shit doesn't seem right...
...I'm afraid a caffeine resistance already!!!?????
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...there must be something "harder"...
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...shuffle back into the bathroom...
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Eau des Minimes...
...and
...BÄÄÄÄNG!!! ...awake...

Such a gei... ahem... a brilliant start to the morning is rare... first a pink grapefruit hits you around the ears with its slightly bitter HAMMER, closely followed by a really tangy-sour lemon (sour makes funny!!!), which shortly afterwards, through the Liäson with the blood orange, becomes a bit softer!!!
Still... with pussies almost everything pulls together and wakes you up so!!!! ...but so from!!! ;-D
The fragrance will then settle into a super fresh "All time wake up call" within approx. 30 minutes, becomes even softer with the Neroli, but remains totally lively!!
For the next 3-4 hours not much changes anymore, the spices and flowers I can not really sniff out, they are probably only there for support!!!???

After about 3 hours "may" be sprayed again, after 4 hours "should"... just because of the "sour makes funny"!!! ;-D
...but honestly at a price of 13,- for 100ml (correction, not 250ml!!!)... *SFW* ...I also like to walk around every hour funny... ;-D

At temperatures like we have at the moment the scent refreshes naturally also in the course of the day again and again and helps to keep the spirits awake!! ;-)
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Sherapop

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Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    5
Refreshing Grapefruit Herbal Cologne
In the age of aromachemical abstraction in which we currently spritz, it's incredibly nice to discover a few hold-outs here and there, one of which is Le Couvent des Minimes, dating from 1862. EAU DES MINIMES offers the original recipe of this invigorating grapefruit-herbal cologne, and it smells delightful to my nose, in addition to boasting aromachemical benefits. Beautiful essential oils and plant extracts are combined in a pleasing blend which to be honest smells a lot better than most of the niche colognes which I have encountered of late.

This creation reminds me a bit of a few different mainstream fragrances I've used over the years, including Clarins EAU DYNAMISANTE and Christian Dior EAU SVELTE (sadly discontinued). The notes vary, but the concept is the same, so it must have started at this convent in nineteenth-century France: a fragrance to apply liberally to the body both to scent and to revitalize. This particular version on the theme has a dominant grapefruit note, but it also has a decidedly aromatic and herbal scent.

EAU DES MINIMES is perfect for springtime and even summertime weather, and I like it a lot!
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Miaw2

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Miaw2
Miaw2
Helpful Review    1
Fantastic cologne!
That's a fantastic eau de cologne.

Excellent sweet citrus that envolves your body. This is a really refreshing fragrance... it smells wonderful at 35 celsius here in Brazil.

In my opinion it's better than Hermés Eau D'Orange and much cheaper.

Lots of citruses with some herbs very well balanced.

Absolutely worth it.

Updated January 2014

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