Category: Boucheron

Boucheron Eau Legère, 2006

Perfumer UnknownI’ve been thinking about unabashedly synthetic fragrances.  Not Comme des Garçons synthetic or non-perfume punk fragrances.  I mean Hermès 24, Faubourg, Boucheron by Boucheron & Boucheron Eau Legère, Lauder’s Dazzling Silver, Paco Rabanne Metal.  Some work better than others.  The less successful of the lot seem to fail for errors of approximation and errors of scale.  Boucheron by Boucheron approaches sensibilities of flower and…

digging (into) vintage: Boucheron by Boucheron, 1988

Perfumers Jean-Pierre Béthouart and Francis Deleamont Using exclusively synthetic aromachemicals to make a perfume has benefits and risks. Tweaking abstract chemical components can allow for an interesting use of qualities to make a statement (eg. Lauder’s Dazzling Silver or CdG’s Synthetic Series.) The trap is in trying to recreate notes otherwise provided by botanicals. Simulation is risky against a known quality, particularly…