L'eau

L'eau by Renée
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L'eau is a perfume by Renée for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is spicy-powdery. It is still in production.
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Perfumer

Renee Griffith

Fragrance Notes

Aquatic notes, Basil, Oakmoss, Green leaves, Spearmint, Nutmeg, Ozonic notes, Rose, Violet leaf

Ratings

Scent

6.5 | 2 Ratings

Longevity

7.5 | 2 Ratings

Sillage

5.0 | 2 Ratings

Bottle

5.0 | 2 Ratings
Submitted by Lilienfeld, last update on 25.09.2013.
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DemonHead

18 Reviews
DemonHead
DemonHead
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Etherial & clean
In perfumery, the element of water or "l'eau" is often reinterpreted by perfumers who seek to produce a scent that is sparklingly refreshing. Many of the world's finest noses have tried to capture the essence of water through olfaction. Surprisingly, the virtually unknown Australian boutique fragrance house Renée have made a regal effort in achieving just this. Simply titled L'eau, Renée offers an ethereal blend of spearmint, basil and mint - which is as crisp as fresh spring water - over a heart and base of rose, violet, nutmeg and dewy oakmoss. The result is a tender scent that is somehow both enlivening and calming.

I find this an interesting study of the 'water' concept. Perhaps one might say that there is no truth to this perfume... that its components are diverse and arbitrary and nothing has been "appended" from the true elemental source. But water, ultimately, is odourless. So, with unabashed artistic freedom, I believe that L'eau embodies the true poetry and romance of a real summer thundershower.
5
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
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A fresh herbal scent
Renee L'eau is a lovely, fresh and feminine fragrance, however please note that it doesn't work on everyone. Skin chemistry really comes into play as the main decider, especially in the heart and drydown. Like previous reviewers have noted, this scent can become heavier over time, and in some cases, it can smell quite bitter and unpleasant.

The opening was bright and aromatic. Scents that are of a herbaceous nature, often smell masculine on me, but this fragrance was an exception. It was really smooth and green, the perfect balance of powdery nutmeg and basil.

The scent is amped up by strong, sharp green accords and mint, which will either agree with your skin, or smell ridiculously loud. Unfortunately L'eau reacts badly on me, giving me headaches every time I try to wear it. It's sad for me because the top notes were so agreeable.

If you can manage to wait it out, the drydown is much more pleasant with fresh, powdery violets and the faintest hint of nutmeg. I love this fragrance once it's settled, and I only wish it was like this all the way through the composition.

I have a lot of respect for Australian perfumers and I'm all for introducing niche to new consumers. I think Renee has that down-to-earth approach that really appeals to fellow Aussies. Her scents follow in that same kind of style. L'eau smells relaxed yet versatile.

The sillage and longevity are excellent. It's the later stages of L'eau which really grab my attention, as I find myself enjoying the remnants on my wrist. I would advise against a blind buy, but with that being said, Renee does some lovely sample sets on her website, which give you the chance to do some thorough testing before purchasing a full bottle. Wonderful.

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