Futur (1967)Eau de Parfum

Futur (Eau de Parfum) by Robert Piguet
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Futur (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Robert Piguet for women and was released in 1967. The scent is green-flowery. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Green notes, Neroli
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Violet, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Vetiver, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (89 Ratings)

Longevity

7.8 (72 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (64 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (69 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 30.05.2017

Interesting Facts

Reformulated by Aurélien Guichard, Futur was re-released in 2009.

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Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Sublime Sorrow
Not only the most, but the only melancholy fragrance I own is RP Futur. Yet her beauty brings me such pleasure. I fall into this dark green fragrance and fall and fall all her long life.

She lacks the defences of other green fragrances: she does not dissemble. There is no tough leather like sister Bandit, no haughty iris, no sparkle and zest of citrus, no splinter or seduction of woods, no galvanising metallic notes. No booze even to redirect her sorrow.

She is direct, exquisite and bereft. Her limpid florals, her lactonic kindness, the purity of her soapiness. The deep uncharted darkness of her cool damp patchouli.

She suffers yet proffers only joy.
jtd
Greatly helpful Review    8
future perfect
Futur was marketed as avant-garde at its release in the late 1960s, an era known for its conviction that the future was more about style than science. In the 60s, the future was in fact the 1960s with sleeker fashion, poses and objets (rayguns and cocktail glasses). Smelled in the present, the revived Futur can be considered a bit retro not because it smells tired, but because the green floral didn’t so much evolve as (with a few exceptions) become extinct. Futur’s points of direct comparison are this handful of extant green florals from the 1960s-1970s: Chamade, Metal, Silences, Weil de Weil, No 19, Alliage and especially Private Collection. (I’m not going to stare into the abyss of attempting to distinguish the green floral from the green chypre.) Niche perfumery has produced a few examples of the style since the late 1960s, but mainstream perfumery has more or less dropped it.
 
The green floral might appear out of step with current trends in mainstream perfumery, but Robert Piguet are smart to include it in their line. It is comparable in archival tone to Fracas and Bandit, and like these two, smartly encapsulates a genre. Additionally, as a well composed melodious floral it fits in with more recent releases from Piguet such as Douglas Hannant and Petit Fracas.  It is also composed by Arelien Guichard, the perfumer responsible for the recent spate of new RP releases (Casbah, Mademoiselle Piguet, etc.).

Futur is a beautiful green floral. It reminds me that green florals can capture beauty, complexity, and intrigue in ways that mixed white florals aspire to and fruity forals don’t even attempt. Green florals are alluring, and Futur is no exception. It has a bright-eyed composure and doesn’t come off as heavily coiffed and made up as Private Collection and Chamade do. It’s not as stagey as Metal. Informal, but not slack Futur has a simple chic to it. It shows an astute abstraction in the composition that makes it one of the black-box perfumes. You can see into it whatever you please, and as a result, it works in most any context.
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    5
The Essence of Green
I have seen the future, and it is green. Kelly green. Glossy wet-grass green. After an ever-so-brief chypre tease, Robert Piguet FUTUR takes the wearer directly to the essence of green. This composition is redolent of both Carven MA GRIFFE and Balmain VENT VERT, although each of the three is distinct. I like this crisp, bright freshness very much, but it really is more of a green fragrance than a floral green, because the grassiness completely dominates the composition from beginning to end.

If you like über-green frags such as MA GRIFFE and VENT VERT, you'll like FUTUR as well. If you do not like those two green offerings, then FUTUR will not be your friend. Since I already have bottles of MA GRIFFE and VENT VERT, I won't be adding FUTUR to my collection (at least not anytime soon...), but it is a high-quality creation which I can recommend. Good staying power and big sillage.
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    4
"Eternity"
You feel,
how the flowers send the exquisite smells
after and thought
this smell may come like from such a tiny place
and understand:
in such a middle that
the eternity
her immortal gates opens. (William Blake)

The smell has already been described so lovely and fantastically here (on the german sites). I cannot add much to it more.
I have sprayed him on this morning and he still is with me. Neroli-brightly, easily sweetly, easily soapy, very, very beautiful.
Thank you, dear Nuitdete
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