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Boucheron Perfume Review: What Makes It So Luxurious?

Boucheron has a name in the luxury brand world. Starting out as a luxurious jewelry brand, they took on the perfume world by releasing Boucheron Eau De Parfum in hopes of developing a scent that envelopes the beauty of a jewel. Today we will be reviewing Boucheron Eau De Parfum to see what makes it so luxurious.

Since starting their perfume line in 1988, they have become the signature scent of big-name people including Selena Quintanilla. Boucheron has now expanded its line of perfumes to include over 50 different perfumes, including limited editions, newer scents, and new renditions on older scents.

They have continued to make an impression on the luxury perfume world with people flocking to try out every new release.

Boucheron Review at a Glance

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This scent has been a fan favorite for over 30 years. Boucheron has kept up with the times by making a new EDP version of Boucheron while keeping the EDT version available for those that love it. The new EDP Boucheron is a slightly less aggressive version of the original. Making it great for those that love the older, mature scent or love the scent but want a softer version.

Pros

  • Can last until your next shower
  • The scent changes throughout the day
  • Comes in a refillable bottle
  • Elegant and luxurious scent
  • Can use year-round

Cons

  • Can be really strong when it is first applied
  • More for mature women
  • On the expensive side

Boucheron History

Boucheron is a company that started out as a jewelry company by Frederic Boucheron over 150 years ago. Starting in Paris, Boucheron quickly became one of the top jewelers for some of the wealthiest and most famous people in the world. Some people who wore Boucheron jewels included Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, Grace Kelly, Gwen Stefani, and Ava Gardner.

In 1988, Alain Boucheron decided to start a line of perfumes stating it was ‘a new art for traveling the road of dreams and contemporary sensuality, a new language to exalt emotion, our reason for existing and creating.’ CITE Boucheron created a perfume with the intent to mimic the sparkle of a jewel. From the bottle to the perfume inside.

Selena Quintanilla’s, known as the “Queen on Tejano Music”, the signature scent was Boucheron perfume. The scent embodies her boldness and feminity. This made it a sought-after perfume when it was released in the late ’80s.

Boucheron Perfume Features

Boucheron Perfume

The Notes

Boucheron Eau De Parfum is known to be an explotion of scents. The notes are very noticeable throughout the day. It starts out as citrus, spicy eruption, then settles into a white floral, finally coming to a warm amber, vanilla scent.

Top Notes

  • Tagetes
  • Orange
  • Tangerine
  • Apricot
  • Bitter Orange
  • Asafoetida
  • Basil
  • Cassia
  • Lemon
  • Bergamot

Middle Notes

  • Tuberose
  • Madagascar Ylang-Ylang
  • Orange Blossom
  • Jasmine
  • Narcissus
  • Geranium
  • Oris Root
  • Cedar
  • Lydia Broom
  • Lily of the Valley

Base Notes

  • Amber
  • Civet
  • Sandalwood
  • Benzoin
  • Indian Vanilla
  • Oakmoss
  • Tonka Bean
  • Musk

Scent

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This perfume takes you on a rollercoaster of scents throughout the day. What starts out as a bold floral, citrus scent turns into a warm vanilla, amber scent by the end of the day. While this scent does better in warmer weather, summer going into fall slightly, it can be worn year-round if you run warmer due to the spicy under notes.

This perfume was recently reinvented to become a fresher scent. The new EDP version was made to be a little less intense than the EDT version. The EDT, original version, is very mature and bold like other perfumes popular from the ’80s. The EDP version has a slightly less floral scent and a more clean, soapy scent.

Both versions of Boucheron are feminine and stand out. It is very similar to Channel No. 5 and Amarige. It is an elegant scent that is very luxurious. It may be too mature for some and is definitely not for younger ladies that like less floral, woodsy scents.

Design

Each and every bottle is built to mimic Boucheron jewels. Boucheron Eau De Parfum is specifically meant to mimic a blue sapphire jewel set in a golden ring. They do this by putting a deep blue top onto a golden ring that tops a glass, round bottle. The bottle reflects beauty and catches your gaze with dimension in shape.

Francis Deleamont and Jean-Pierre Bethouard created this scent with the goal to embody the dimension of a diamond. I think they have achieved this with Boucheron Paris by creating layers in the scent. The sillage in this perfume is also great. People around you will definitely notice your scent as you you walk away.

Longevity

Boucheron Eau De Parfum can be worn all day long. It will last on your skin until your next shower and will change scents to fit the time of day. When you first apply the perfume, it comes on strong and energized. After a couple of hours, the floral, sweet scent turns into a citrus, spicy smell. By the end of the day, you are enveloped in warm scents that cuddle you in vanilla and amber.

Even though this perfume can last all day, it does come on a little strong. If you are spraying it on and leaving directly after, it can be a bit abrupt. However, about an hour it settles down into a lovely, sweet white floral scent.

Price

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With any luxurious perfume brand, the price can be on the upper end. Boucheron’s jewelry and perfume have been worn by some of the wealthiest and most famous people in the world. Therefore it is highly sought after. With this high demand comes to a higher price.

You can find Boucheron Eau De Parfum for a price of $30 to $130 depending on the size you get and where you get it. Getting it from an authorized dealer is always the safest bet as other sellers could be selling watered-down products or old products. Authorized dealers, such as Macy’s and FragranceNet.com, are priced anywhere from $50 to $136.

Where and When to Wear

Boucheron Eau De Parfum is a luxurious scent that transforms throughout the day. Therefore, you can wear it all day long from heading to work in the morning to drinks in the evening. It is also a very elegant scent so it can be worn to any high-class event.

This perfume tends to sit better in the warmer months. It is best to wear this perfume throughout the summer and a little into fall. However, people who tend to run a little warmer can wear this well into the winter due to its spicy undernotes.

Picking a Boucheron Perfume

Boucheron Quatre

Boucheron Quatre

Pros:

  • Updated scent from the originals
  • Beautiful bottle, mimicking the Quatre ring stack
  • Less strong and abrupt than Eau De Parfum

Cons:

  • Doesn’t last quite as long as Eau De Parfum

Quatre was created to appeal to the younger crowd and is the newest fragrance released in 2015. This perfume has more of a citrusy, sweet scent with woodsy undertones. It’s not quite as strong as Eau De Parfum right off the bat but also doesn’t have the same longevity.

Boucheron Jaipur

Boucheron Jaipur

Pros:

  • The same change of scent throughout the day
  • More of a fruity, sweet scent that morphs into a floral, earthy scent
  • Works well in winter as well

Cons:

  • Discontinued (Only have what’s available left)

Sadly, Jaipur has been discontinued. So unless Boucheron releases it again, what is left is all there is. Jaipur was released in 1994 and was released to be a sweeter, juicier take on the original Eau De Parfum. This perfume works well during the winter as well as spring, whereas Eau De Parfum is great for summer and fall.

Boucheron La Collection

La Collection

Pros:

  • Consists of 10 different scent specific perfumes
  • Newer release
  • Unisex scents

Cons:

  • Sillage and Longevity aren’t as good as the others

This line of perfumes is made to be a more specific scent. Unlike the other perfumes available by Boucheron, you can pinpoint one specific scent that these perfumes radiate. La Collection was also created to be a unisex collection. However, with the more specific scent came less longevity.

Boucheron Place Vendome Collection

Boucheron Place Vendome Collection

Pros:

  • Elegant scent without being too mature
  • Not too feminine
  • Has the longevity you get with the original

Cons:

  • Very basic scent

Has the floral, fruity scent that you see in other Boucheron perfumes. The difference between this one and the others is it has a softer effect with the addition of honey. Because of its softness, it does seem like more of a basic perfume. It won’t stand out like other Boucheron perfumes.

Boucheron Serpent Boheme

Boucheron Serpent Boheme

Pros:

  • The newest scent, released in 2020
  • A beautiful bottle inspired by a collection of gold and diamond jewelry
  • More of a classy, musk smell

Cons:

  • Not great sillage

Serpent Boheme is the newest scent released by Boucheron. The bottle was designed from their jewelry line inspired by the Boucheron snake. This is a classy scent that is more conservative. With a more conservative scent, it does not spread as much as other boucheron perfumes.

FAQs

Question: What does Boucheron perfume smell like?

Answer: Boucheron has a floral, sweet scent with an earthy undertone. Throughout the day the scent changes from a bold citrusy fragrance to a warm, spicy scent by the end of the day. The main accents are white flower, jasmine, ylang-ylang, amber, and vanilla.

Question: Is Boucheron a luxury brand?

Answer: Boucheron started out as a jewelry brand that catered to some of the wealthiest and biggest name people, including Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, Grace Kelly, Gwen Stefani, and Ava Gardner. When Boucheron perfume was released in 1988 it was immediately sought after for its luxury.

Question: What perfume did Selena wear?

Answer: Selena Quintanilla had a signature scent like most other people of fame. She wore Boucheron perfume. Boucheron embodies her bold feminity with floral, citrus scents.

Question: How much does Boucheron perfume cost?

Answer: Boucheron can cost anywhere from $40 to $136 depending on what size you get and where you get it. The largest bottle, 3.3 ounces, is around $130. You can also get a 1.7-ounce bottle for about $80 to $100.

Boucheron Perfume Review: The Verdict

Boucheron Eau De Parfum embodies the late 80’s floral scent. It is strong, sweet, and earthy. People are bound to notice the elegant and luxurious scent when you are wearing this perfume. It truly does feel like Boucheron perfumes mimic the dimension of the jewelry they sell.

You can expect to wear this all day long and for it to fit every occasion throughout the day. When it’s first sprayed it has an energetic feeling and turns into a floral, feminine scent. By the end of the day, it has a vanilla, amber scent that cuddles you into the evening.

Even though this perfume is a great perfume technically, it is definitely more for mature women. It reminds me more of Channel No. 5 and other perfumes that older women tend to wear. This isn’t always a bad thing for people though. If you like something more mature and elegant this perfume is for you.

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