Bourjois Offer New Quatuor of Glamorous Fragrances (2013) {New Perfumes}


Bourjois are better known today for their makeup range although perfume Evening in Paris (1928) continues to evoke an era when the brand was more intimately associated with fragrance. They are not quite ready to launch themselves into really glamorous upmarket perfume launches for now, but meanwhile, they are newly offering a quatuor of fragrances in the masstige market - considering their prices - and mass-market - considering their distribution scale...

The quatuor comprises Glamour Chic, Glamour Fantasy, Glamour Lovely, Glamour Excessive representing as is so usual four types of feminine personalities and experiences. 

Glamour Chic "embodies contemporary chic". It is a powdery oriental perfume which has character, we are told. It is a subtle skin scent. Notes feature fig, "rich and dense" florals, sandalwood, and vanilla. 


Glamour Fantasy is a gourmand fruity chypre singing an "hymn to sensoriality". It opens on cherry and raspberry macaron notes. In the heart a sugary strawberry is paired with a sensual jasmine. Patchouli in the base enhances the intense sensuality of the fragrance. 


Glamour Lovely is "an hymn to the rose signed by Bourjois". The fruity floral composition is "modern and lively, but also thorny!". The eau de parfum features a Turkish rose announced by a "shimmering green and fruity bouquet" coupled with Sambac Jasmine while the base rests on a soft musk. 


Glamour Excessive is "vibrant, round, and elegant". It is a musky oriental with a surprising development, according to the brand. Indeed the notes cited let you guess at some unusual associations of coconut milk with freesia, cardamom, iris with peony. The base is oriental with patchouli, vanilla pod, creamy sandalwood and musk. 


As Bourjois have been celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, these perfumes take on a heritage flair having been named after a 1953 composition by the brand called Glamour originally created by perfumer Henri Robert.
Prices are 25€ for 50 ml and 32€ for 100 ml. 

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