Tired of endlessly searching for your signature scent? Trialling one perfume after another without feeling like it's the fragrance made for you? The seemingly lifelong quest for the one leaves our counters littered with half-used bottles and our body's misted with half-satisfying scents.
When finding your signature fragrance, you need to think about what you want from your perfume, and perhaps enlist the helping hand of an expert. Luckily, we caught up with Bon Parfumeur and got a look behind the curtain of the mystifying world of perfume to help guide you on your fragrance journey. Carefully colour coded, each of the French brand's fragrances falls into the key categories:
- Amber & Spices
Aside from their rich, carefully layered fragrances, what sets Bon Parfumeur apart from the rest is the brand's perspective on perfumery. Taking a much more modern stance, the brand believes perfume is something specific to the individual. Rather than finding the favourite fragrance of a celebrity you love, or searching for a scent that represents the sort of person you dream of being, pick a fragrance that reflects who you really are. This personal and much more honest perspective on perfume is what makes Bon Parfumeur so special.
Now, for the trickier bit: finding your signature scent. In the guide below, Ludovic Bonneton, the founder of Bon Parfumeur, has outlined which personality traits and characteristics align with each fragrance category. Within that, the character of each perfume is explored to guide you on your fragrance finding journey.
Meet The Expert: Ludovic Bonneton, Founder of Bon Parfumeur Bon Parfumeur. He has always been fascinated with perfumery and travel, his two lifelong passions constantly informing one another. Wanting to create a line of 15 perfumes, each designed for a different occasion, Ludovic founded his own luxury French perfume house in 2015. Five years later, he still lives in Paris and his unique perfumery boasts worldwide success.
Colognes cling to the skin of solar and luminous people, joyful and as fresh as our perfumes! Tonic, sparkling and sunny, they wake up with their very lively citrus and green notes!
001 Orange Blossom Petitgrain Bergamot Eau de Parfum
A sweet floral cologne.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin, Rosemary.Heart Notes: Neroli, Jasmine, Lavender, Petitgrain.Base Notes: Musk, Orange Blossom.
A sparkling trio of citrus fruits awakens this timeless cologne. Bergamot and lavender rub shoulders with sweet orange blossom, while musky base notes add staying power. So much more than a fresh cologne, it clings to the skin. It's comforting yet forever elegant sweetness gives this must-have universal appeal.
002 Neroli, Jasmine, White Amber Eau de Parfum
A bright orange blossom cologne.
Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Neroli.Heart Notes: Wild Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Peony.Base Notes: Musk, White Amber.
A lively opening of Italian bergamot blissfully mingles with sensual musks crowned with neroli and wild jasmine. These flowers are joined by radiant lily of the valley, with its brightest facets brought out by white amber. 002 is a mosaic of dazzling ingredients synergistically interacting to produce a mirror-like effect.
003 Yuzu Violet Leaves Vetiver Eau de Parfum
A botanical cologne.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Yuzu, Violet leaves.Heart Notes: Jasmine, Neroli, Elemi.Base Notes: Vetiver, Musk.
This eau de parfum opens on sparkling botanical and zesty notes. Powdery hints of white flowers lend softness and elegance to this fun fragrance. Spellbinding touches of elemi shape the woody, musky overtones in the base. Slightly mischievous, a bit naughty, but forever fresh: this cologne in a nutshell.
Oozing elegance and sophistication, these delicate perfumes have a strong personality, designed for men and women who have a fine taste for beautiful things.
101 Rose Sweet Pea White Cedar Eau de Parfum
A fresh and contemporary rose.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Cardamom, Lavender.Heart Notes: Damascene Rose, Lily-Of -The-Valley, White Cedar, Sweat Pea.Base Notes: Amber, Crystal, Patchouli, Musk
Rose and musk: a powdery floral pairing that gives a delicate sensual result. The Damask rose, the queen of all roses, was chosen, and our perfumer Alexandra Monet added green and spicy cardamom to the top notes. In the heart notes, rose is enveloped in a sweet pea accord and delicate lily of the valley to accentuate the floral touch. Musk and white cedar lend a very powdery, cottony softness to the base notes, while patchouli gives fragrance 101 definite character.
102 Tea Cardamom Mimosa Eau de Parfum
A floral green tea.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Coriander, Cardamom.Heart Notes: Jasmine, Tea, Violet.Base Notes: Mimosa, Oak Moss, Musk.
The top notes burst with colours. Bergamot reveals its floral, green and subtly fruity tones. Underpinned by coriander and cardamom, the tea notes released by this citrus fruit add a breath of freshness. The heart of this fragrance is structured around a bouquet of three flowers. Mimosa, violet and jasmine combine to unveil a powdery softness, as elegant as it is delicate. A backdrop of musks and oak moss bring warmth to the trail of this creation.
103 Tiare Flower Jasmine Hibiscus Eau de Parfum
A sun-drenched flower.
Top Notes: Bergamot Italy, Broom, Hibiscus.Heart Notes: Jasmine Sambac, Neroli Morocco, Frangipani, Apricot.Base Notes: White Sand, Vanilla, Musks.
How about a walk along the beach, with hot sand and coconut trees? 103 is the ultimate sun-drenched scent! It is sure to whisk you far away with its accords of tiare flower, hibiscus and white sand. The fragrance opens on top notes of fresh Italian bergamot and green Moroccan neroli. The heart reveals a sunny floral bouquet of frangipani and Sambac jasmine, which leans into their green and orange-tinged notes. The base of musk and vanilla forms a warm and milky trail that calls to mind the sweetness of monoi and soothing vacation memories.
Fun, punchy, multi tonality fragrances. Easy to wear in any circumstance, fruity fragrances are ideal to be worn all year round and bring a touch of surprise to one’s life!
201 Green Apple Lily-of-the-Valley Pea Eau de Parfum
A crisp and tart fruit.
Top Notes: Green Apple, Pear, Cassis, Bergamot.Middle Notes: Lily-of-the-Valley, Magnolia, Freesia and Tagetes.Base Notes: Cedar, Musk, Vetiver.
Can you feel that lust for life from the first sprays? The bright and crisp fruits in the top notes titillate the floral touches of bergamot for real invigoration. With green apple and blackcurrant leaf, the fragrance begins with a fresh botanical dimension, conjuring up an imaginary garden. The heart presents a magnificent bouquet of magnolia, freesia, marigold and lily of the valley, which lends the creation of harmony with their soft and elegant floral notes. The woody intensity of cedar and vetiver is mingled with musks to extend the wear of this ethereal fragrance.
202 Watermelon Red Currant Jasmine Eau de Parfum
A jasminy fruit.
Top Notes: Italian Lemon, Grapefruit, Watermelon.Heart Notes: Cyclamen, Lily-of-the Valley, Mango, Redcurrant, Jasmine.Base Notes: Indian Sandalwood, Toffee, Peach.
This fragrance bursts with energy, evoking happiness and joy with a real cocktail of fruits. Watermelon and citrus fruits: there’s nothing more refreshing on a sunny afternoon. The transparent notes of cyclamen contrast with the more velvety facets of jasmine and lily of the valley. These white flowers waft like a gentle breeze over soft Indian sandalwood.
203 Raspberry Vanilla Blackberry Eau de Parfum
A red-hot berry.
Top Notes: Pear, Red Fruits, Neroli.Heart Notes: Rose, Jasmine.Base Notes: Vanilla, White Wood, Grey Amber, Musk.
Explosive with hints of rose, it adds a touch of sexiness. Warmed by a floral hint in the form of neroli and jasmine, it illuminates the entire creation. Vanilla, ambergris and musks intertwine, converging to become one with this fragrance.
Amber & Spices
No one can resist the ambery and spicy notes, we could say that it is the perfume of seduction. If temptation was a fragrance, it would surely be this one; warm, rich and captivating.
301 Sandalwood Amber Cardamom Eau de Parfum
A cold, spicy sandalwood.
Top Notes: Cypress, Cumin, Ylang Ylang, Thyme, Cardamom.Heart Notes: Jasmine, Coconut, Cedar.Base Notes: Sandalwood, Benzoin, Patchouli, Amber.
Seduced by its assertive character? It’s so easy to give in to the captivating spicy amber aromas of this fragrance. The top notes see a battle between warm and cold spices, with cumin vying cardamom to create a tension that exhilarates the entire scent. Behind this power lies the floral softness of jasmine, which adds volume and carries the sandalwood. The rich and intense facets of this wood become warm, sweet and milky. With its distinguished notes of dry woods, cedar elegantly completes the composition.
302 Amber Iris Sandalwood Eau de Parfum
An ultra-musky amber.
Top Notes: Red Berries, Geranium.Heart Notes: Incense, Vanilla.Base Notes: Amber, Sandalwood, Musk.
It all begins with a sharp, spicy opening led by red berries. Iris ignites the fragrance by unleashing its velvety-soft dark floral facets. Vanilla and incense reveal dense smooth notes, setting the heart alight and turning up the temperature. Before a balanced blend of sandalwood, amber and musk captivate us with warm and balsamic notes. Admit it, you’ve got a burning desire to smell it!
Are you great traveller, a curious person who likes to get lost in the streets of an unknown city? Vanilla, sweet and smooth notes are your best allies.
401 Cedar Candied Plum Vanilla Eau de Parfum
An addictive plum.
Top Notes: Cypress, Incense, Elemi, Bergamot.Heart Notes: Candied plum, Cinamon leaves, Cedar, Patchouli.Base Notes: Labdanum, Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla.
The fragrance opens on a sublime freshness lent by notes of cypress, elemi and bergamot. The star of the show, an utterly addictive plum, takes centre stage with its sweet spellbinding aromas of candied fruits. The base notes, set alight by cinnamon leaf and the vibrant woody notes of cedar, turn up the intensity and reveal velvety musky facets. Vanilla and labdanum add body and sensuality to complete this creation’s strong character.
402 Vanilla Toffee Sandalwood Eau de Parfum
A caressing vanilla.
Top Notes: Almond Blossom and Apple.Middle Notes: Madagascar Vanilla and Heliotrope.Base Notes: Caramel, Sugar, Musk, Sandalwood and Benzoin.
A tremendously addictive fragrance scents the skin. Its secret? A caressing velvety-soft vanilla. Almond flower and heliotrope combine and enhance this Madagascan pod with their powdery facets. A shift toward woody and musky facets fills the air. Soft and milky sandalwood brings warmth to this fragrance, velvety and sweet with a head-turning toffee scented trail.
Vibrant notes, woody warmth vegetal intensity, strong character fragrances that appeal to today's strong women, and men. PS: It's a secret, but these are the favourites of Ludovic Bonneton, the founder of Bon Parfumeur.
601 Vetiver Cedar Bergamot Eau de Parfum
A very fresh vetiver.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Grapefruit.Heart Notes: Pepper, Violet.Base Notes: Cedar, Sandalwood, Vetiver.
In this creation, elegance reigns supreme. Pink pepper, grapefruit and bergamot turn on their charms, driving us crazy with their fresh bursting notes. At the heart of the fragrance, dazzling violet adds a floral dimension. We love the winning trio of woods in the background: cedar, sandalwood and vetiver. A distinguished fragrance signature that makes a strong impression.
602 Pepper Cedar Patchouli Eau de Parfum
A peppery wood.
Top Notes: St. Thomas Berries, Neroli.Heart Notes: Chilli Pepper, Cedar.Base Notes: Incense, Patchouli, Vetiver, Benzoin.
The luminous opening of Neroli is complicated by the spicy heart of Chilli Pepper, as the fresh notes battle with the seductive heart. Patchouli dominates this perfume, while Pepper adds a mystic tone to cloak the body with a smoky atmosphere. Well suited for any man or woman who wants to stand out, this woody fragrance will capture the attention of every nose.