Collection Extraordinaire - California Rêverie 2014

Collection Extraordinaire - California Rêverie by Van Cleef & Arpels
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Collection Extraordinaire - California Rêverie is a popular perfume by Van Cleef & Arpels for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is floral-fresh. It is being marketed by Inter Parfums. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesNeroliNeroli
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmineJasmine
FrangipaniFrangipani
Base Notes Base NotesBeeswaxBeeswax
VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.8157 Ratings

Longevity

7.0126 Ratings

Sillage

6.4130 Ratings

Bottle

8.2130 Ratings

Value for money

6.918 Ratings
Submitted by Freeestyler, last update on 27.10.2021.
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Scent
Virginia93

20 Reviews
Virginia93
Virginia93
   2  
SO GOOD
I'm in love. This is another perfume I'd gladly add to my collection.
It opens citrusy and then evolves in a creamy floral that almost moves me for its realism. I adore frangipani but here jasmine is something wow, crazy, it feels like having flower petals right under my nose.
Unfortunately it doesn't have a big sillage and also the persistence is not remarkable.
6.5
Scent
4
Longevity
6
Sillage
PennyPearl
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PennyPearl
Very helpful Review    11  
"Kiss me hard before you go! Summertime Sadness..."
...purred the dear Lana, the eternal California Girl, already so many times during some vacation trips / road trips in my ear, and of course I had to think of the dear Lana with a fragrance, which is dedicated to California.

The plant world of California has many facets to offer, is very extensive and this perfume wants to tell probably exactly about it.
It greets you in the opening a sweetish, quite authentic tangerine, which is just peeled, along with greens/stems of the tangerine, no sugared artificial fruitiness.
Green herbaceous, not too bitter grapefruit, yet slightly tart, balsamic and very aromatic throughout the scent.
A really nice start like a wake-up call, and I'm always a little skeptical of fruity ups.
A strong floral combination follows, heavy and natural, as if you were standing in front of a thick bush (not a delicate little flower in the vase), again no artificial sweetness, no vanity and yet elegant like someone who does not have to and does not want to pretend anything to you, but is just the way he is.
Through and through a sincere fragrance, I think!
He takes on a melancholic-wistful flair and reminds me of an evening at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.
Slightly sweet and softened by the waxy notes, vanilla vibes I explicitly do not perceive.
Unfortunately, it fizzles out very quickly on my skin and doesn't even leave a shadow of the scent.

I visualize the West Coast road trip a few years ago; the verdant nature of Yosemite National Park with its pines and redwoods;

the wide highways lined with Joshua Trees and cinematic diner and motel signs in the middle of nowhere;
the staggeringly beautiful colors down in Antelope Canyon and Santa Barbara's wide beach with tall narrow palm trees;
the cozy harbor town of Monterey and the drive through 17-Mile Drive along the ocean and cypress trees, sage in the air.

I perceive the scent as authentic and real through and through, I associate it with freedom, wind in my hair in the rental car, windows down.
Hiking through Bryce Canyon as the sun sinks lower.
Dusk.
Sipping a drink sitting on the sand of Venice Beach.
A view from the observatory over L.A.

7 Replies
Scentwitch

193 Reviews
Scentwitch
Scentwitch
   1  
The memories...
I blind bought a decant of this perfume because I had never tried this brand and have seen so many great reviews.

Imagine my surprise when I sprayed it on and I smelled my grandmother for the first time in many years! I’m so happy I could cry!

I know she didn’t have the money to buy this brand, but whatever she wore is super close to it. I’ve been trying to guess for years what perfume and powder she wore.

It’s all so lovely... the jasmine and beeswax and orange...

I’ll definitely buy a larger bottle, even though it won’t bring my grandmother back it certainly feels like she’s hugging me.
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7
Longevity
7
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10
Bottle
TinkiB
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Helpful Review    11  
Hey, hey, what's up? Pack your bags, we're taking off....
...And if you are not there, Then condolences!

Well, do you know the song. And more importantly, do you know the feeling "wanderlust"? Especially after this year 2020? Do you also just want to jump on the next plane and dive off into foreign worlds & escape the German winter?

If you know the feeling, at least I'm not alone. Last week I was still enthusiastically testing and spraying the fattest vanilla scents, wanting to lose myself in them and warm myself through them. With a glass of wine, a book and the wonderful scent snuggle in and forget the world around me.

Now I want to get out. Out, just out. Not to the nearest muddy park, not to the cold Bavarian countryside, no OUT into the world. I dream of sun, flip flops, blue sky, beach and the beach bar that goes with it. Here I drink a freshly squeezed orange juice before I go on, always further towards the sun. Road trip through California. Always along the coast, life feels easy, people smile at me. Thousands of people who, like me, are enjoying the freedom. I look down at myself, nice this tan. Nice this warmth on my skin. Oh the tank is empty. A short conversation with the gas station attendant, without distance and mask. We shake hands to say goodbye. Oh how I have missed it. And the smell of orange trees is always in my nose? California, you beautiful place. Are you still with me? ;)

Yeah, I'm getting tired of my four walls. Want to book the next trip and what better way to help than to test summer scents. Sure I had to test my Van Cleef & Arpels summer fragrances first thing. Neroli Amara is a hit, but today I treated myself to CR. Between the two, I had to wrestle more with CR before completely taking it to my heart. I smell neroli, mandarin & jasmine in perfect form. It makes me feel light and free spirited. A very slight vanilla comes out now and then, but mostly the scent is fresh due to the citrus and like any Van Cleef, CR is unisex.

I can't wait to pack my bags again and explore new lands. Until then, I dream myself away with CR. The fragrance makes it easy, I close my eyes and ask with a grin on my face "Where's the beach?"
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10
Scent
1
Longevity
0
Sillage
6
Bottle
Interdit

58 Reviews
Interdit
Interdit
   1  
Honey love
Wonderful concoction, neroli and beeswax with a hint of frangipani and mandarin orange. I do not smell at all jasmine here.
Sadly, no longevity or sillage. Why, oh why!

This would have been even better. Still, a great fragrance!
9
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Salva
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Salva
Top Review    18  
California? I've always wanted to go there!
Hello friends,

when I saw that the last comment on the California Rêverie was more than 3 years ago, I thought it was time to pay tribute to this fragrance and to appreciate it. Because it deserves this mMn very much.
[...]

I came across the Van Cleef&Arpels house about 2 months ago and had never heard or read anything about them until then. I was surfing the internet at the time and was looking for a certain scent on brasty. At some point I saw the Neroli Amara from the 'Collection Extraordinaire' and stopped at his place. "Van Cleef & Arpels"? Hmm, don't tell me anything! Sounds very interesting...", I was curious. So I googled the house and made myself a little clever
Founded in 1906 as a jewellery manufacturer and over time built up an excellent reputation worldwide as an excellent jewellery and watch manufacturer, at some point fragrances were also created. And what kind of scents...
[...]

After testing the aforementioned Neroli Amara and liking it a lot, I started to lick blood and search for other fragrances from the 'Collection Extraordinaire' series. I quickly found what I was looking for and came across the California Rêverie.
"California has always fascinated you and is the destination par excellence. If it smells as good as the region captivates you, then you must go there," I dreamed and hoped so much that my "dream" would not burst
So I bought 3 bottlings here in the souk (California Rêverie, Moonlight Patchouli and Bois d'Iris) and a few days after the order they arrived undamaged. Of course I tested CR (no, not Cristiano Ronaldo ;) ) first of all...

"Wow, what an enchanting and dreamlike opening!", I was struck by the top note right at the beginning. I closed my eyes, smiled all over my face and just enjoyed the moment...
Before my eyes the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge, the unique Yosemite National Park, the mysterious prison on Alcatraz Island, the nostalgic 'Cable Cars', the electrifying Disneyland...
Yeah, I didn't want to wake up from that "dream"...
[...]

I used up the bottling within a week (by the way, just by the way: the other two also agreed with me and convinced me!) In the meantime, I am so enthusiastic about this fragrance that it will definitely become part of my collection soon.

Right at the beginning it is fresh green-tart with a citric touch I would say; the combination of neroli and tangerine harmonizes mMn very well with each other and provides this feel-good factor that you have immediately.
Up to the base he also keeps this direction - among others through jasmine and frangipani. There, the vanilla adds a pleasant sweetness to it, which makes it floral-fresh-sweet, I think.

Even though he doesn't have too much endurance - on my skin I perceive him max. 5h - and the Sillage has no "monster power" (max. 2h), I find him so fascinating that he simply has to expand my collection.

Conclusion:
The California Rêverie is absolutely suitable for warmer days, i.e. best for spring and summer. You can use it as an everyday scent as well as on a nice warm summer evening during a walk or in a chic restaurant during dinner
One day I will travel to California and explore the region. And one hundred percent this fragrance will be my companion. Because when he enters my collection, he will never leave me
Delicate, fresh, sweet, gentle, radiant, heavenly...
That's how he is in my eyes. And that's how I imagine California to be...
[...]

Thanks to all who read along my enthusiasm!

VG
9 Replies
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Jazzy76

320 Reviews
Jazzy76
Jazzy76
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California dreamin'(?)
I smelled this perfume a few days ago and , looking at the name, I imagined immediately something very sunny and rich , which could remind me of a californian beach , just like the evergreen song "California dreamin'" suggested.
I smelled surely a good and very feminin fragrance, where the Jasmine note is very noticeable, but I didn't smelled any exotic note (maybe a very light vanilla touch). The sillage too isn't so strong. It's anyway a chic (and expensive) fragrance , although not at all "Californian"!

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