Oriental Essence - Fleurs de L'Himalaya 2015

Oriental Essence - Fleurs de L'Himalaya by Rituals
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Oriental Essence - Fleurs de L'Himalaya is a perfume by Rituals for women and was released in 2015. The scent is floral-fresh. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes LemonLemon PeachPeach TeaTea CaloneCalone
Heart Notes Heart Notes OrchidOrchid JasmineJasmine PeonyPeony
Base Notes Base Notes PatchouliPatchouli MuskMusk

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7.4175 Ratings
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6.4154 Ratings
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7.5170 Ratings
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7.972 Ratings
Submitted by WiB, last update on 20.01.2023.
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Top Review 13  
Mood luxus
Moods are a luxury I don't afford.
They're unpredictable and confusing.
I'd rather afford the luxury of a perfume.

Yesterday the husband was in a giver's mood - and he led me to the Ritual Stand.

I tried the beautiful Fleurs de Himalaya - which surrounds me flowery and clear.
Tea and jasmine offer a pleasant interplay and the peach provides a delicate sweetness.
The peony immerses the scent in a mild pink light and musk harmoniously rounds off the bright floral scent.

The smell of the Himalayas is so clear and pure.

But I remember how days ago the husband dragged me away from the stand like a child from the Bon Bon glass.
There he was, obviously, in a saving mood.

I listen into myself - and feel no buying mood.

I put the bottle back on the shelf - and the husband looks big - and disappointed.

No moods are not beautiful - and I have a guilty conscience.

Today I will treat myself to the luxury of a pleasant fragrance - and my husband knows who I am again.
It's predictable
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Top Review 10  
Can Dutch people make good perfume?
Fragrances, like people, often appear directly in our lives. Some of them stay, some of them don't.

I enjoy relatively stable health. That is why I did not go to the doctor immediately when I got something like a gastro-intestinal infection in the wake of a severe cough. I'll be all right. But last Sunday it was very bad. I hadn't eaten for days, lost almost 10 kg and looked accordingly zombie-like. I felt extremely weak and miserable. Visions arose. I had the feeling to be in this magic bus, in which the 22-year-old civilisation refugee Chris from the (true) film "Into the Wild" probably starved to death. That's when I got scared. My ex, who now lives in Budapest, recognized the drama of the situation and immediately drove to Vienna to see me. An ambulance was called. He came at three o'clock at night, examined me, gave me injections for nausea and prescribed me a latte of medication - antibiotics, cough medicine and medicine for diarrhoea, which my ex immediately fetches from the night pharmacy.

Meanwhile my busy ex had to go back to Hungary long ago. But Vienna is fortunately a social city, and as a single person, I manage to organise home nursing for the duration of my illness, which comes twice a week for a good hour, does the shopping for me and goes to the pharmacy and helps a little in the household.

Friday she came to see me for the first time. Tall, slim, dark-haired. She doesn't look 50 years old. She told me that she comes from Romania, but has lived in Austria for a long time, alone with her daughter. No easy life either. I give her the shopping list in her hand: pharmacy, cough syrup, and Billa - rusk, applesauce, rice pudding, packet soups, bananas, mashed potatoes; what I think I can eat and keep. My staple diet is protein shakes anyway
She's going. But what is this? I suddenly smell a fragrance in my freshly-ventilated bedroom. Sweet, cool and flowery it floats past me like a pink veil. My scent sensors are activating. Spring, I think. And: I know the scent - somehow sweet, romantic, graceful and girlish. Peony! That reminds me. I'm actually pretty good at identifying scents
When my nurse is back, I ask her, "They smell so good. What is that?" "Rituals," she replies, "the pink bottle." She shows them to me. The bottle goes well with the fragrance, I think. So plain, simple, clear and soft pink. I even get to spray the flowers of the Himalayas
While she makes me chamomile tea, I research the scent. And yes, there it is: Oriental Essence - Fleurs de L'Himalaya, a perfume from 2015, which is said to contain fragrances of lemon, peach, tea, calone, orchid, jasmine and peony, and to exude a base of patchouli and musk.

Calone? Yeah, there is. A synthetic, aquatic fragrance that is said to smell of sea breeze, flowers and honeydew melon. Sounds exciting. But then why do I only sniff peony from beginning to end?
Yes, the scent is pleasing, fresh, subtle, feminine. But under "Fleurs de L'Himalayan" I would have imagined a bit more. Of course: the pure, clear air of the Himalayas. I can understand them a little bit here. What else could go with a perfume with that flowery name? More aquatic, Lily, perhaps? L'Eau D'Issey from Issey Myake comes to mind involuntarily. But here, at the Fleurs, there is a reversal in the direction of "sweet", almost too sweet.

Flowery and sweet is a dangerous mixture. Unfortunately, the association with the hygiene scent is not far away. In fact, I can imagine the fragrance as a room or toilet scent, fabric softener, soap, whatever ... No, I lied. For me and my apartment I would not like it even as a room fragrance. It's probably because I don't use room scents anyway.

Unobtrusive, subtle, sweet, floral... No, that's not a fragrance that suits me. To me it seems somehow cheap, too banal, not enough "special". I've seen enough peonies in my life. I prefer the innovative, unusual, refined, interesting, demanding, inspiring. This one is unfortunately only mediocre and even seems a bit old-fashioned to me.

On my nurse I find the scent pleasant. I would rather not wear it myself. This brings me to the question of whether the Dutch are good fragrance manufacturers. Rituals is based in Amsterdam and is therefore a kind of Dutch body shop - also in terms of its portfolio. Elise Benat, the nose behind the Himalayan blossoms, is however French, as far as I know.

However, the fragrance seems to be popular, as it is sold in no less than 800 Rituals shops worldwide. Online as well, of course. It is also affordable. If you are looking for an undemanding, discreet floral fragrance with which you won't cause a nuisance anywhere, provided it is dosed sensibly, you may be happy with it.
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Very helpful Review 15  
Delicate companion
Since 2018, Fleurs de l'Himalaya has been my very favorite everyday scent.
I get many compliments in the office for the fragrance, because it stands out, but is not intrusive. It is not so prominent that the fragrance fills an entire room when worn and would therefore be unpleasant.
For me, the combination of floral notes, the freshness of the lemon and the spice is perfectly balanced. The teen note makes it special to me and not as interchangeable as other fragrances in my collection.
From my personal experience, I think a lot of people like the scent and it has the potential to be smelled on every corner. I'm also sure it looks good on a lot of women. I don't actually like the idea, but in this case it doesn't really bother me.
I'm very much into the flacon design of the Rituals range. It tends to be on the plainer side, but it's not boring in my eyes.
In addition, however, this is something personal, that I like as a born Indian the complete concept of Rituals well with this wellness / yoga / Ayurveda theme, which plays an important role in South Asian countries.
If I were to recommend a perfume, it would definitely be this one.
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Helpful Review 7  
Beautiful
A beautiful peony scent.
Feminine - I say deliberately not feminine, because feminine is for me the woman in the red, tightly cut mermaid dress, more sensual.
This woman is the dear, "more harmless" version. The woman in the pink cuddly turtleneck who (still) believes in romance. She wants to be smelled, but stand out as "sweet" and classic. Very stylish fragrance. Simply beautiful! It does not always have to be deep and "maneater".
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Flowerfull!
That perfume reminds me of a sea of flowers. Because that's exactly how it sniffs. But not in such a way that it tickles your nose with pollen. Rather in such a way that you want to inhale the gentle, flowery smell with your nose directly again. It caresses the skin so that you are enveloped by a light but pleasant sweetness. A great fragrance for warm, but not too hot summer days
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Lily3013Lily3013 4 months ago
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Blumig-chemisch ^10. Meine beste Freundin liebt diesen Duft - ich hasse ihn schon fast. Ist ein spezieller Fall, den man mal testen muss
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DottiPandovaDottiPandova 11 months ago
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An elegant, light floral. Nothing extraordinary but well-crafted. A clean, fresh daily scent.
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