Bortnikoff L’huere Exquise Perfume Extrait Review and Score

by Therapeutic Fragrance


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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Brad Pitt

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance


Dmitry Bortnikoff


Price Per Millileter

280 50ML

Perfume Classification

Extrait de Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

Three to Five sprays

Fragrance Overview

How can run khus do this?  On its own, it is so dark and earthy, but used against these heavy naturals, my goodness, everything just floats in a sillage of bliss.  Ready to enter bliss.  I spray it on so carefully so it touches as much skin as possible.  I want to be bathed in this sillage.  I want to be in a bubble.  I want to carry it all around.  This is a #daychanger.This perfume is one you can pick notes out of and yet can’t at the same time.  There is a gourmand feel with wild earth hanging in the air.  This is al fresco in the summer evening. I long for these days in the Pacific Northwest.  This escape I can now get a piece of in a wearing of L’Heure.How to choose from the Bortnikoff line?  I have no problem admitting I really wanted something with one of those super cool Oud names from the house: Mysterious (my Sherlock Holmes marathon companion), Maximus (a gladiator fragrance, finally), Monarch (perhaps a Downton Abbey sidekick).  But this just struck me.  To me, it is the house’s best work thus far and an example of what raw natural materials can be.  I highly recommend getting samples and applying on one arm these against modern designers to really see the difference of these powerful ingredients on skin.  I just write with words; the true power is to smell this for yourself.

Fragrance Review

It's just a special accord from Dmitry Bortnikov.  A bubble gum scent comes over the top of it; I have smelled this in other Bortnikoffs.  I swear I smell honeysuckle, though it’s not listed, but there is a great floral bouquet supported by the champaca.  The dark cacao hits, but a floral bouquet sweetens it.  In the royal way I often talk about. There it is again: royal.  Chocolate oud?  Is this my favorite combo?  I don’t want to talk about it too much, or every house under the sun will make a chocolate/oud combo.  This I would put in the Gourmand Floral category.  The number one compliment I’ve received was for this perfume.  "What is that?!" His words, not mine. He said the scent was pulling him in and he couldn't help himself.  Now, this reaction came from someone that has no real interest in fragrance, yet this captivated him and he had