The Bien-Être Eau de Cologne is a household name and a staple in many a French bathroom or pharmacy cabinet. Over the years since the launch of the original eau de cologne in 1962, the line-up has become enriched progressively yet slowly. Lately it seems the movement has accelerated somewhat - even Bien-Être can't escape the dictates of Now, New, and Fashion - with the introductions of a lavender- and rose-based eaux de cologne. This year, in tune with the orange-blossom trend to which we shall return, it has launched an Eau de Cologne à la Fleur d'Oranger...
The scent comes in the same familiar bottle designed by Serge Mansau. In keeping with the name of the collection which means "Well-Being" in French, the brand underlines the fact that the neroli essence used in the formulation is 100% natural so that one can benefit from the soothing effects of the aroma. Other notes are orange, lemon, petit grain, rosemary, lavandin, orange flower absolute, vanilla, white musk. A gourmand facet has been incorporated into this version of the classic Eau de Cologne.
The cologne can be used as a scent for the bath water, a linen scent or even as a handkerchief perfume.
The fragrance squarely falls into the cheap-thrill category at 4,88€. Check it out next time you are shopping in France and if you are interested in exploring very local products.