A strange little cologne. It's musky, like that weird rubbery musk in Mure Et Musk that kind of smells like an old plastic doll. There's a pinch of civet that gives a pinch of bathroom stink, and everything else is vague spicy citrus. It's quite weak and after an hour or two dries down to a thin smudge of clove.
Seriously, this is really very weak. I've sprayed on A LOT a few times now, trying to get a good sense of what it's doing, but I think this would require a huge splash from a full bottle to really sing. That being said, that would make the poopy rubbery musk unbearable for my tastes, so I don't think I could handle it. With so many great old fashioned colognes out there, I see no real reason to worry about one that a) has musks that I don't like, and b) is too weak. Meh.
unisex freas/floral rose extravagance for an hour an poof, it's gone.
It is very pleasant indeed, but as any Eau od Cologne, it lasts the time it takes you to utter its name. It may be more sophisticated than many EdCs, but it is one of the priciest too and honestly, I rather have the two bottles of 25 oz.each of Agua Lavanda or/or Heno de Pravia I could buy with the same money I need for just one 3.3 oz. bottle of Bouquet Imperiale. Maybe that is the reason it was discontinued, it could not compete with those two, or even 4711 that is also cheaper.
It will be missed, but not that much.
Because of its price it does not deserve a thumbs up.
I think Roger&Gallet products are of excellent quality and Bouquet Imperial is no exception.
I just hope that the fact that L'Oréal has acquired Sanofi Beauté doesn't mean the end of these wonderful and affordable products.
I started wearing Bouquet Imperiale about ten years ago and never stopped.
It smells clean in a soft and musky way, not as if you had been scrubbed with a Brillo pad.
It is spicy, nutmeggy, leathery and fruity at the same time and has very good lasting power for an eau de toilette. I am usually wary of fruity scents but this is by no means cloying or too sweet.
I find this intriguing in a casual and relaxed way. Simple but not minimalistic. Sexy without trying too hard. Refreshing but warm.
Bouquet Imperiale is a very light, bright floral citrus with hardly any sillage or longevity, it is completely appropriate as a unisex summer cologne splash as it is not likely to make an immediate impact regardless of how much of it is used. Petitgrain, bergamot and alyssum dominate the top and middle notes anchored by a slightly smoky musk that is barely discernible. It is an uncomplicated, well-behaved everyday cologne of good stock and refined temperament.
Fruits and spice. Gorgeous cologne. Now discontinued sadly, but try it if you get the rare chance.