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Alternative fragrance house, Etat libre d’Orange, is a unique and respected force in the perfume industry that prides itself on pushing boundaries. Founder, Etienne de Swardt, works with notorious perfumers who embrace the creative freedom to produce unusual and remarkable scents that reinvent the pleasures to be found in the sense of smell.<br><br>Bijou Romantique shines with sunlit Italian lemons and bergamot, while popping pink berries add a quick shot of spice to a trusting heart of powdered iris, soft ylang ylang, fresh coconut and clary sage. The tropical floral splendor unfurls its petals over a base of vetiver, vanilla, and patchouli.
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Etat Libre d`Orange Bijou Romantique rating and reviews

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Average rating (24 reviews)
2.8 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to10
Amazing Scent
This one lasts for a really long time and has a nice sense. Think religious experience inside a temple meets walking through a very floral scented garden in the middle of spring! I love this one. It’s strong and you only need such a tiny spray. You know how you see women spray perfume and walk into the mist; this is one to do that with. But don’t waste it...spray just a dash and catch it on your skin/’s just enough. Worth trying if you like something a little daring, people will notice it. BUT, it’s strong so don’t put people off by using too much because it’s worth smelling. Don’t deny those around you of this great one.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
Not my favorite
I feel like this scent is too strong for me. After it died down, I did like it. Just not my favorite.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
It's ok
it does leave a baby powder scent after it's settled awhile. Overall it's not bad. Definitely smelled better than i expected it to after reading the comments.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
Reminds me of the '80s - in a great way
My first sniff of the vial felt familiar and I couldn't put my finger on it - then it hit me. It reminds me of Shalimar and Emeraude - both vintage scents that I wore in high school in the '80s. At first it's bright and citrusy and dries down to a creamy, cozy fragrance I can't stop smelling. I've always been a fan of older, pre-1980s scents so I guess it makes sense I'm enjoying this. I've seen comments of "powdery" (I guess as it softens up), "old lady" (again, reminds me of two vintage scents so I see that) and "sweet" (it is sweet but not like most modern sugar scented fragrances that I find unpleasant). A co-worker immediately said it reminds her of Love's (baby soft) - it smells NOTHING like it but I totally understand what she meant - it feels like my youth, lol. I'm really loving this.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
ON me this is a gorgeous skin scent that evokes similar feelings to eldo noel au balcone. The vanilla and amber are nciely balanced, with a touch of incense. Planning to wear this all holiday season.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
Bijou Romantique
Its not good to me. Like old lady scent
Rated1on the scale of0to10
Powdery scent
I was looking for more of a tropical scent. This was very a very powdery scent
Rated4on the scale of0to10
Beautiful scent
Rated3on the scale of0to10
Ugh... I really wanted this to be my new favorite... However the scent doesn't last very long... Its a lovely scent but not spot on for me..
Rated1on the scale of0to10
Was willing to give 'Bijou Romantique' a try...
The reason i started my Scentbird subscription was to try new perfume houses and new or unusual scents, in short, to step outside my comfort zone. I ignored the negative reviews and ordered it anyway, hoping to be impressed because the notes, according to Scentbird are coconut, vanilla, bergamot ... all scents I adore. This perfume was NOTHING like those notes! It was not a good scent on me, from start to finish. Bijou Romantique overpowered me and seemed to be a very mature scent, granny-like some reviewers noted. The sad thing is the sillage and longevity of this perfume was incredible- I continued to smell it on me throughout the day, and even on my clothes I had been wearing for days later! It was too powdery and reminded me of an unpleasant expired bottle of sunscreen. Try it if you must, but after my second chance spray I had to toss it. 😫
Rated5on the scale of0to10
Better than expected!
Was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the fragrance! Love trying new things I would not normally have access to without committing to making a larger purchase!
Rated1on the scale of0to10
horrible old lady smell
This is a very strong scent and smells nothing of what it claims to. Alls I smell is baby powder and old lady. I dont smell any of its front or back tones. I realize different smells smell differently on other people, however I have had a couple people try it as well so I didnt feel like I was going crazy... and thats all they smell as well. I made the mistake of spraying it right before work and by noon I had a headache from it. no thank you! This is a HARD pass....
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Can we please stop describing fragrances as "old lady?" Ugh! I'm a new Scentbird subscriber as of December 2018, and I am so turned off by the number of scents I want to try that someone has decided to label as "old lady," as if something is automatically crap because you associate it with someone more than 25 or 30 years old, as if only 25- or 30-year-old women smell beautiful or classy or elegant or exciting. What, exactly, does an old lady smell like? And at what point does one become an "old lady?" Some of the women I love and admire the most are in their 50s, 60s, and 70s, and funny enough, they all smell different and have very diverse preferences in their fragrance. So, what does an old lady smell like? And at what point do I have to say I smell like an old lady? Can we please just use our words and describe what we smell or experience with the fragrance and not say something offensive like "it smells like old lady?" We are better than that.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
Powder House
Bijou Romantique opens with a sweet, vanilla blast with a tinge of bergamot. It dries down nicely into a woody, powdery coconut. I've heard it compared to Mugler Angel Muse and Guerlain Shalimar; if the two had babies, one of them could be Bijou Romantique.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
Too powerdy
Not a bad scent, but it's not for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
Literally smells like bug spray mixed with perfume. Not a plesent smell
Rated1on the scale of0to10
hated it
I hated this. It reminds me of an overpowering perfume that my granny wore. not good. don't get it.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
Very overpowering and unpleasant scent
I thought it would be somewhat citrusy, as that is my scent preference and this was suggested. Horrible scent. Powdery, floral and not in a good way. It almost smelled like that scent from the 80s, Chantilly, that you could buy at the Walgreens counterr, but worse. It gave me a terrible headache and I wished I could have sent it back an gotten something else. Do not recommend this fragrance at all.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
Strong and Clingly
I wasn't a huge fan of this scent. It lends a hand to scents that grab a hold of everything and is just too loud. I did like the one review that spoke of applying before bedtime and it was still around in the morning, I might try this technique to calm it down.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
Not good
I wasn’t sure of the scent in the bottle, so I took a chance and put one spray on to try it out around the house. Big mistake. It was even worse on. It kinda smelled like someone was trying to cover up the scent of cat pee by covering it with baby powder. Thankfully I was home so I could change immediately.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
Not my kind of scent
I'm not a fan of the scent. I'm more into floral sweet scents.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
Mrs.C's review
Grown up coconut. Delish. I wanted to bathe in it. Complex but not heavy. Powerful but not obtuse.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
did not care for this, with me it smelled powdery and I prefer floral scents
Rated4on the scale of0to10
I really liked this one! Not too sweet, I think I was expecting a more citrusy scent. It’s more warm & rich.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
That sexy yum yum
This scent reminds me of Tom Ford Noir but it’s creamier and sexier. Definitely a winter scent. Dries down very softly on the skin and has pretty good staying power. I sprayed it before going to bed and my skin still had a faint scent which never happens.
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