The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

Bergamote Boisee by Au Pays de la Fleur d’Orangers



WHAT I SMELL:  Bergamote Boisee opens with a refreshing citrus and cedar which is incredibly similar to the new Hermes Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche which I just reviewed, except that Bergamote Boisee seems likes its edged with a sugary element that makes it feel like its surrounded by shimmering diamonds that are tinged with sunshine.  That may be the honey note that I’m experiencing; and if so, it’s like honey that has been hardened and sugared which keeps it lighter rather than what we typically envision honey as thick and syrupy.  After around 10 minutes or so, the sugared element makes way for the patchouli which retains a slightly sweetened edge to the woody base.  Every time I lift my wrist to smell Bergamote Boisee, I think to myself, “this makes me happy,” and I like that feeling.  Bergamote Boisee doesn’t morph or change much, but it’s basically this wonderfully uplifting slightly floral woody scent that is easy and enjoyable to wear!

Notes:  Grapefruit, Bergamot, White Flowers, Cistus, Cedar, Oakmoss, Musk, Honey, Patchouli

happyandcontentWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  happiness and contentment



BOTTOM LINE:  This is the first sample that I pulled from the Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger’s Collection les Inédits and what a pleasant surprise.  I grabbed this sample first as I thought that a fragrance highlighting bergamot would make for a nice summer fragrance.  What I wasn’t expecting is that the opening would be so close to Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche.  Where the Hermes left me with a slightly soured citrus that was pleasant enough, Bergamote Boisee left me with a sweeter and happier alternative that makes me want to skip down road with a smile on my face.  Good job Au Pays de la Fleur d’Orangers!

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Citrus Aromatic
  • Nose:  Jean-Claude Gigodot
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $125 for 100ml EdP

Sample courtesy of Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

14 thoughts on “Bergamote Boisee by Au Pays de la Fleur d’Orangers

  1. Hello Houndie!
    I wanted to try this line for a while and I got a chance to do so when I was at Esxence.

    As I love neroli I fell for the Neroli Blanc trio from this brand and I’m also enjoying Rose Irisee and Violette Sacree – these are the two new ones which were introduced at the Milan perfume fair.

    I’m only waiting for the weather to get warmer (we have some really cold-ish spring this year) to wear these and write some reviews 🙂


  2. The image of you happily skipping down the road has put a smile on my face. 🙂


  3. And did you skip down road with a smile on your face? 😉 Just reading your post certainly made me smile. It’s definitely summer here; I was walking around in shorts and t-shirt today. Bergamote Boisee would have been a nice scent to wear!


  4. Thanks for this review! I’m so glad you did a brief comparison to the Hermes, as honestly I think I’m more in need of skipping and smiling rather than slightly soured. I DO know exactly what you mean, too … there are some fragrances that induce that feeling of wondrous spontaneous joy.


  5. Oh good. Now you’ve sworn me off the pedestrian Terre d’ Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche (DISABLER!) but you’ve also now just created a lemming for the Au Pays line, especially Bergamote Boisee!


  6. Sounds good. And the price seems reasonable as well. 🙂


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