First review here :) There are things that I like much better and that are much more sophisticated, but I love this stuff. I bought 4 bottles of this lotion (427 ml) from a barbershop here in Hoilland that was closing down. Reve d' Or is french, means Golden Dream. It was created 1889 as a female fragrance, but it got immensely popular in the muslim countries around the Mediterranean. I lived for some time in the Middle East, and when I first sniffed it, I was transported back to the Bazaar of Cairo. It used to be one of the standard barbershop lotions in Morocco. It is said that especially the Berber men like it. I read a blog by a Turkish man, who loves this stuff because of the happy feelings of barbershop nostalgia it provokes.
So what does it smell like? It is floral, orange blossom and rich in aldehydes. I give the description of the website of the house of L.T. Piver:
Slip away into a world of dreams with this cocktail of rare and precious essences. An invigorating, radiant and bright start to the day with notes of orange blossom, tea roses, geraniums and vetiver that gracefully gives way to the magic of the heliotrope Ė a sensual flower whose delicate fragrance is enhanced as the sun gains in warmth Ė only to form a unique and bewitching scent that lingers on hints of sandalwood into the night.
It is very cheap. I paid a reduced price for my bottles, 10 euro. But it is availble from a Dutch webshop for about 20 euro, 427 ml. So if you like barbershop nostalgia, if you like to splash every now and then - I use it as a body splash too - or if you want a comfort scent to give you golden dreams at night, try it :) There are others that I like as wel, the Eau de Cologne a la Reine des Fleurs (created 1774, very nice!) en Heliotrope. All by L.T Piver.
actually i dont know if this is really a women's fragrance..... my father used to apply it when i was a kid (may be there is a men's version) ...its unspeakably beatiful..... may be it is not a complex perfume (very straight forward with one note only :))... i think its not even a perfume..its a cologne or something.... but you feel happy when you smell it !!!!
i still remember the smell 15 years ago ....