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Crown Ess Bouquet (1872)
by Crown Perfumery


Crown Ess Bouquet information

Year of Launch1872
Average Rating
(based on 11 votes)

People and companies

HouseCrown Perfumery
PerfumerWilliam Thomson
Parent CompanyClive Christian
Parent Company at launchCrown Perfumery

About Crown Ess Bouquet

Crown Ess Bouquet is a feminine perfume by Crown Perfumery. The scent was launched in 1872 and the fragrance was created by perfumer William Thomson

Reviews of Crown Ess Bouquet

bokaba Show all reviews
United States
An interesting lavender fragrance indeed. Ess bouquet derives from "Essence of Bouquet," a popular perfume genre at the end of the XXVIIIth Century up until the beginning of the XXth Century as citrict-floral cologne on top of an ambergris and orris base. During the Victorian age, sweet lavender and thyme were added in order to adjust to the tastes of "little old ladies" of whom we think when we think about Victorian perfumery. How does Ess Bouquet fit into this? Well, I would say at first blush, but to my nose, Crown Ess Bouquet is all about sweet lavender (not as sweet as say Caron PH or Gris Clair) with a grassy "new mown hay" flair. Ess is a simple scent that dries down to tonka, musk, orris, and vegetal musk (ambrette seed). Good quality, but strange and greatly out of place in today' s world.
03rd May, 2013
Crown Ess Bouquet is crisp starched linen and modestly coiffed hair. Its slightly bitter herbal components of lavender, basil and thyme work well with bright citrus. Alone, this would be simplistic but Crown introduces powdery orris and what my nose senses as eglantine rose and possibly something animalic like musk.

It is definitely a confident, no-nonsense fragrance with a very Edwardian sensibility.
30th January, 2009
donna255 Show all reviews
Northern Ireland
Another Crown which I was able to buy for a few pounds,due to the fact it is now discontinued.
A summery clean lavender,citrus and basil fragrance. Easy to wear in warm wheather
17th November, 2004

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