Œillet Louis XV (2012)

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Œillet Louis XV (2012) by Oriza L. Legrand
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Œillet Louis XV (2012) is a popular perfume by Oriza L. Legrand for women and was released in 2012. The scent is floral-spicy. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin, Pink pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Clove, Iris, Rose, White carnation, White orchid
Base Notes Base NotesWoods, Rice flour, White honey, White musk

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Scent

7.7 (50 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (40 Ratings)

Sillage

6.3 (40 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (37 Ratings)
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DonJuanDeCat

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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
Very helpful Review    9
The King of Fragrances?
Hello folks!
I thought it was time again to tell you something about history. No, why are you sighing? It won't be as boring as you might imagine!!! ...I hope anyway... :D
But before I roll down any wiki entries for a long time now, I'll just say that King Louis XV was the king, whose actions later (under Louis XVI) led to the famous French Revolution, even if this is doubted among historians meanwhile, because he had led France despite over-indebtedness to prosperity and education and was actually quite popular (but history fanatics may correct me here gladly, if I should be wrong!).

Now you're probably wondering what all this has to do with scents. Quite simple: this fragrance brand, Oriza Legrand, was founded during the reign of Louis XV, around the year 1720, as a tribute to Louis XV (who, as I said, was also appreciated), because the king liked the fragrances of this brand so much that Oriza Legrand became the official purveyor to the king's court. Well, now you're a little smarter. Even though I bet you forgot all this tomorrow!!!

Well, now I finally come to the fragrance description, so wake up and watch :D

The fragrance:
The fragrance begins with cloves and mandarins, so it is both citrus and herbaceous-spicy at first, with the spicy one gaining the upper hand somewhat. The mandarins quickly weaken, while the spicy scents become more intense. But for that comes a nice sweetness that could actually come from the indicated honey. In addition there are roses which germinate in the middle part and start to shine quite intensively (before they weaken again later in the base). Together with the incipient iris, the strong, spicy scents are softened and the fragrance becomes softer.
Towards the base, the fragrance becomes even softer, since the interplay of iris and the musk, which now radiates ever more strongly, smells both sweeter and more pure and softer, and so it remains for the rest of the time. A nice fragrance without major weaknesses, but also not necessarily with outstanding strengths.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The fragrance may begin strongly, but generally speaking the Sillage is rather mediocre. At normal distances it is therefore reasonably good to smell. The shelf life is quite good because the fragrance lasts longer than twelve hours.

The bottle:
The bottle has a rectangular, actually octagonal design that has been trimmed to a classic old-fashioned style to probably make it clear that it is a classic perfume that pays homage to Louis XV. The label has a black and white pattern with flowers and of course the name of the fragrance. The lid is black and becomes wider in the height curved inwards. It's nice, but there are nicer flacons.

Soo... the scent is well done. At first it is spicy, then soft and sweet, has no synthetics and is also not overwhelming or otherwise disturbing. In the beginning it smells quite unisex, but towards the base it becomes more feminine, as it becomes sweeter, more powdery and gentler. It's really worth a test, especially for all those who don't want to try a brightly colored and extremely sweet women's fragrance again (that doesn't mean that I would have anything against such fragrances, because they always make you girls so delicious :) But for all those who want something more mature, this fragrance is great, although at the end of the day it should also be soft-sweet and cuddly soft on the skin of women :D
In my opinion it is best to use it in autumn and spring.

As written at the beginning, this fragrance is dedicated to King Louis XV. That is, a regent who lived in the 18th century (about 1710 - 1770), at a time when perfumes were really fashionable and became more and more popular, especially among people who could afford such scents, such as the nobility. However, fragrances were not only popular because of their beautiful scent, but also because they seemed to be able to conceal body odors in the simplest way, well... by applying liters of fragrances to the skin and clothing.

Woe to him who stood next to a perfumed person while that person took off his clothes (hui!) and released all the sweaty and dammed up, "natural" body scents into the environment (pooh!!!!)
*börks* :DD

What can we be glad to live at a time when personal hygiene is largely one of the most normal things in the world, even if there should be greater dirty finches among you every now and then (I know that because I have long exposed some of you)? Should I ever describe a soapy scent, all the dirty sparrows scream "Iiiiih! Soap!!!", tsss... yes yes yes!).

Be that as it may, it's worth trying here! And that's it again, I wish you a nice evening and... go for a swim or something! DD
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Sweetgrass

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Sweetgrass
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Shimmery, powdery carnation
I have to hand it to Oriza L. Legrand for making their perfumes like they do. All of the ones I have smelled (well, all of them, thanks to their generous sample program!) are both timeless and wearable and I would imagine well-suited to the modern perfumista who has become disillusioned with the recent reformulations of the better-known old-timers.

First off: You have to like powder if you want to like this one. This perfume is all shimmery, sugar-powder flowers from beginning to end, and one of the few that are not turned soapy on me by the white musk in its base. It starts with powdered orangey/rose notes and then mellows down, still sweet, to the carnation, but to me powder dominates all the way. I like the opening notes a little more than the drydown -- I love how it manages to be sweet, floral and a tad fruity without being cloying or sappy. I have never smelled anything like this before (although granted my experience is very, very limited) and I just keep sniffing my forearm to catch those powdered flowers again.

Oeillet Louis XV sits close to the skin and doesn't take over the room, so it is quite safe to wear in casual settings. For me it will make a tad more glamorous day scent, for when I want to feel like a princess in Versailles. I really hope there is a body powder for this, too... I really have to thank Pipette for alerting me to the existence of this house!
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Drseid

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Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    6
Jardins d'Armide's Sister Scent That Gets It Right...
Oeillet Louis XV opens with a fruity orange and dewy rose tandem with a slight carnation undertone. As the fragrance enters the early heart the orange dissipates as the carnation takes the fore, building in intensity with the rose hanging around in the background bolstered by traces of additional clove spice and powdery iris support. As the composition reaches the late dry-down the slightly powdery iris dies but the now diminished carnation remains, joining prominent white musk with a vague natural woody undertone fading in and out through the end. Projection is average and longevity is very good at 9-11 hours on skin.

When I first sprayed on Oeillet Louis XV I detected a similar early rose and orange combo I experienced with another of the Oriza L. Legrand compositions, Jardins d'Armide. Looking at the initial same 1909 formula release dates of the two it would not surprise me if the same perfumer composed both. That said, while Jardins d'Armide ratcheted the powder up to crazy high levels with the use of violet, Oeillet Louis XV swaps carnation for the violet, and that is the real star of *this* composition. The orange from the open thankfully does not hang around long with the rose used to support the carnation, working much more effectively than when paired with the orange blossom and violet in Jardins. The late dry-down is quite pleasant with the fragrance turning slightly sweet and just a tad woody, though the woods are quite subtle and at times elusive. The bottom line is the 120 euro per 100ml Oeillet Louis XV represents a mostly successful spiced carnation and rose presentation with just a touch of powder in the heart and a skillfully executed gentle light woody musk finish, earning a "very good" rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Fans of fragrances like JHL by Aramis in particular will most likely enjoy this.

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