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Boadicea the victorious blue sapphire Review + Score; the houses oud composition

by Therapeutic Fragrance


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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Alexis Bledel

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

Skip the Hottest of days

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Special Occasions


Christian Provenzano


Price Per Millileter

885 100ML

Perfume Classification

Eau De Parfum


2 Feet Or More



Around Six Hours


Short to Medium Tailed

How? I Apply the Fragrance

One to Seven Sprays

  • What would citrus silk smell like?
  • Is there a smell for Paris in spring?
  • You can smell that rawness in the flowers
  • A cocktail hour air that sweeps you away from your day

As Bottle presentation

Oriental Woody 885 100ML 2014 50/50 Christian Provenzano Top notes are lemon, chamomile, sage, saffron, and tagetes; middle notes are rose, indian jasmine, and magnolia; base notes are agarwood (oud), patchouli, and amber. Olfactive family: Woody Oriental Inspired by the 65th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, as well as the enduring legacy of Britain's ancient Queen Boadicea, Blue Sapphire is a stunningly beautiful symbol of elegance and royalty. Beneath a gorgeous royal blue glass flacon embedded with a certified blue sapphire gemstone, Blue Sapphire presents an exuberant, joyous, and larger than life celebration of monarchy—meant for the kind of noble, beautiful queens that storybook princesses grow up to become. Top notes of lemon, orange and a green accord imbue the opening with an exhilarating, yet sophisticated allure that gives way to a luxurious heart of rose, cardamom, and Indian jasmine. A deep, sensuous base of oudh, patchouli and soft amber exudes majesty and elegance—like any true queen, Blue Sapphire wields her power with dignity. The mysterious beauty of the blue sapphire is said to capture the qualities of leadership, wisdom, harmony and trust that a good leader must possess. While we can't guarantee that Blue Sapphire will give you that kind of pedigree, it's impossible to wear this gem without feeling a bit more regal yourself.

Fragrance Quick Story

  • A Blast of mystery.  At first I thought I was getting a heavy floral womens perfume.  The animalics come and take part of the wearing right away have no fear.  You are sitting in some sort of pretty but animalics add flare here that really settle this in to be interesting.  The Oud is strong and linear again a good example of where this flat note of oud works in composition. So glad the company did not call it sapphire oud or something.
  • I have always loved the DNA of BTV I first tried in Vancouver BC with the Vancouver perfume peeps and after smelling fifty different things this stood out the most from everything.  It wasn’t Blue Sapphire it was Nemur I believe, but the DNA stood out the air that you know you are going to be with for the next 6 - 10 hours of your life. Good, bad, or excellent.  They have spent a lot of time getting the “Boedaciaide” perfect.
  • It’s synthetic but it carries the naturals involved very well and gives them a platform to shine on.
  • This is it’s own thing and I will pursue a bottle of something from the house don’t know if its going to be the $9 an ml one though.

Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfume’s Notes

  • Gorgeous upper-class vibe.  Like a debutante's ball fragrance.  I don’t even know what that is, except for watching Rory Gilmore go through it.  The rich syrupy peach shows itself with bright, not-too-strong spritzes of lemon and orange.  The oud note shows through the whole wearing. Patchouli also comes in on the top of the fragrance.
  • The saffron is part of the majestic air I smell saffron into the middle of the heart of the fragrance prominently.
  • A green shows itself as elegant and not overpowered.  Transitions into the base, and I can start to see what is holding the fragrance together as a whole.  Clean, slightly soapy, familiar synthetic air. Pleasing. The amber also gets more and more revealed.
  • In-between the heart and the base, the Chinese incense starts to show up.
  • I got really good transitions through the fragrance. With the base drying down into an incense and amber.
Overall it’s a welcoming cocktail hour air that you can’t wait to get to after putting in a solid shift.

Bottle Presentation

Company:Boadicea The Victorious
Perfumer:Christian Provenzano
Fragrance Family:Oriental Woody
Classification:Eau De Parfum
Pricing:$8.85/fluid ml
What:Special Occasions
Projection:2 Feet Or More
Longevity:Around Six Hours
Sillage:Short to Medium Tailed
Short Description:The Debutants Ball Fragrance
Fragrantica Score:4.25

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Blue Sapphire

Experience 10/15
Branding & Originality 3/5
Projection & Sillage 4/5
Longevity 3/5
Composition 17/20
& Price per ML


TOP: 10/10
HEART: 4/5
BASE: 6/10


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    1. Thanks for the input. I am still trying to find a clone of an original that I like. The base DNA of a house I have found has never been replicated. To me buying a perfume is more about that than the notes in the perfume. I am always open to smelling and will report the first one to come closest to that feat.

    1. The price needs talked about it seems no one ever does. There is valid air to your comment. For materials and what you get I expect to be doused in a rich beautiful oud. The Oud in here if real does not have many facets at all. Other than that I don't know what the price is about.

    1. The only thing close to it is Fumerie does a sample swap once or twice a year. I would attend any that someone started and help promote just putting it out there????. But to busy with this to start one. Check out @vancouverperfumepeeps on IG she posts in her story about upcoming ones if it works out with your schedule. Are we friends on IG?

    2. Well nice to meet you. I also have never had a Facebook account. We had to create one under a business name which they don’t let you do anymore so I could create business pages for my work that’s what I use for this stuff. I was on IG long before Facebook bought and soured the day they did. Anyways this stuff might push me into doing it but I am fighting.

    3. Therapeutic Fragrance
      Exactly!! I got an IG account a long time ago just for the photo filters ….. then it became a thing but I’m not on there as social media.

    1. I used to be a 3 sprayer 🙂 In all seriousness depending on the person, mood, or event it really changes up. I know some people who don't ever dare to wear over one. And then some who pull off well over ten sprays and do there thing. Definitely one of my most subjective areas of review. I just notate what I am doing at time of filming. When I started I would almost always wear only one of my extraits I have done up to twenty and find I really love my day. Note that these are days I am confined to my office and for my enjoy only.

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