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Boucheron pour Homme (1991)
by Boucheron

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Boucheron pour Homme information

Year of Launch1991
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 430 votes)

People and companies

HouseBoucheron
PerfumerRaymond Chaillan
Parent CompanyInter Parfums

About Boucheron pour Homme

Boucheron pour Homme is a masculine fragrance by Boucheron. The scent was launched in 1991 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Raymond Chaillan

Boucheron pour Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of Boucheron pour Homme

Raymond Challian always seemed interested in keeping his masculine perfume vibes square in the middle of the 20th century, when dry citrus-lead aromatic chypres were the epitome of masculinity, and stuck to this formula both for Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme and Balenciaga Ho Hang (1971 both). Afterwards, he branched out a bit with Signoricci 2 (1976), Monsieur Carven (1978), and Pierre Cardin Bleu Marine (1986), but returned to the lemon and woods chypre for his last masculine, and last documented creation, Boucheron Pour Homme. 1991 was a time of transition for mainstream designer perfume, particularly masculines, as guys were being forced to let go of their powerhouses and replace them with greatly toned-down "fresh" fougères, aquatics, and sharp citrus ozonics that bore some relation to the chypres of old, but were rife with synthetics. Boucheron threw out any notion of change with Boucheron Pour Homme, not only by sticking with tradition, but going even -further- back in time from the outgoing 80's powerhouses, by releasing a nuclear-powered aromatic citrus for men. Raymond Challian was clearly the best person for the job, considering his track record, and what he delivers here is an amazing aromatic citrus without any of the performance problems for which the genre is known. All told, this scent is probably classier than nearly anything else non-niche releasing in this year, which is saying a Hell of a lot considering the competition.

Boucheron comes in 2 strength variations: Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum, the latter being another rare move for the men's world, as most extra-strength iterations of men's fragrance were given the name "Eau de Toilette Concentrée" to avoid the word "Parfum", since most guys in the west, particularly America, were conditioned to believe parfum was for women. We all know this practice would die out in the 21st century, but here was Boucheron making a legitimate parfum for men in 1991.. bravo! There's a lot in this juice, so note separation is poor since a lot of blending went into it. The prominent top notes to me are citrus, in almost a cocktail, with the lemon, bergamot, and manadarin standing out most. The basil shows second, with lavender and verbena adding that floral and herbaceous twang. The middle is all floral here, unsurprisingly with classic choices like iris, carnation, muguet, and jasmine, but rose and ylang-ylang make an appearance also, but a little later on. I mostly smell the carnation and iris in this phase. Basenotes are confusingly both of the chypre and fougère category, but this feels like a chypre to me so that's what I'm calling it. Sandalwood, tonka, musk, oakmoss, vetiver, amber, and an unidentified incense note are beefed up with benzoin and styrax, in what's probably the last example of a mildly animalic-toned base in a male perfume outside the later niche movement. Finally, near the end, the rose I couldn't detect before sneaks up in the dry down, making this pretty rosy in it's last phase, and almost dandy-like. Boucheron Pour Homme is so quality and long-lasting it might as well be niche, and sells for a wooden nickel.

Boucheron is just a good traditional scent for the man that wants to leave a trail of class and discerning taste wherever he may roam. I'd suggest the parfum for it's heft, but if lighter presence is desired, the Eau de Toilette is perfectly fine. Fans of anything like Monsieur de Givenchy (1959) or Revlon That Man (1958) should be all over this, and people wanting a bit of an adventure should try Avon Paradigm/Class Act/Aspire ( US/EU/Mex names 2002), as it's a leathery take on the same style. Boucheron was spitting in the face of convention in 1991, whether you argue that convention was still the "powerhouse", or the "freshie" by that point, as Boucheron Pour Homme sided with neither. This stuff is a fitting final masculine from Challian too, as he has made some of the best in this category. If you've never tried an aromatic citrus chypre, this is a great entry point since it has all of the strengths but none of the genre's weaknesses, and only deviates from the norm with it's large floral middle, so if you don't like it, then it can be attributed to taste and you can save yourself a lot of sampling or blind buys from the category. Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) is still the flagship for it's class in my opinion, but Boucheron Pour Homme closely nips at it's heels.. just 36 years later. Amazing stuff, and very complex for a fragrance made in an era when less was gradually being seen as more. Keep Boucheron for mid-temperatures, formal, office, or very high-end romantic use (like fine dining), because I'll be damned if it isn't one of the most-refined things I've smelled. Excellent stuff!
16th April, 2018 (last edited: 16th May, 2018)
Zowiee Show all reviews
United States
Excellent fragrance. Love the fresh lemon and orange notes. Great longevity without being overwhelming. I have a vintage bottle of Eau De Patou and there is a similar vibe between the two. BpH is worlds away from Jaipur, which I adore. BpH IS great on its own merits.
28th April, 2017
Boucheront pour homme is a clean and elegant fragrance. I can't detect the notes apart from ylang-ylang, jasmine, musk and some powder. It's very masculine, yet it has a feminine touch, without being a feminine fragrance at all. I think it can be a favorite in many closets!
27th April, 2017
Boucheron Pour Homme has been a mainstay in my fragrance wardrobe since 1991 and I've always relied on its sharp elegance to assure that I'm dressed for the occasion.

Many reviews have mentioned a reference to the classic Dior Eau Sauvage, and I cannot see it at all. Boucheron Pour Homme is much more akin to Chanel Pour Homme, Tiffany for Men, Coriolan by Guerlain and it even shares some similarities to Le 3e Homme de Caron.

According to Fragrantica:

Top notes are orange, lavender, mandarin orange, basil, lemon verbena, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are carnation, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, musk, benzoin, oakmoss, vetiver and incense.

Silage and longevity are outstanding in both the edt and edp versions, but do go easy on application since Boucheron Pour Homme can be a monster if overapplied. A formal, dry citrus woody aromatic masterpiece of the highest quality!
17th February, 2017
Stardate 20170111:

As I was walking in Grand Central a waft of smell caught my attention and I started following it. There was a beautiful lady walking in front and my mind started conjuring up images of Sheeba and her palace (or was it Katherine Hepburn?) . As I approached her I realized she was not the source. Perhaps the lady in front of her.
So I followed her but again she wasn't the one. I started chasing the scent trail but never found the one. Dejected I went to the donut shop and as I removed my jacket I realized what it must be to be a musk deer. Chasing and seeking pleasure without that has always been within.
I had forgotten about 2 sprays of Boucheron PH vintage in the morning.
11th January, 2017 (last edited: 07th January, 2018)
Tmoran Show all reviews
United States
Boucheron Pour homme. Does it smell mature? yes. Does it smell bad? Not even close. Let me just put this right out there that if you have ever tried vintage or mature scents and just couldnt do it yet could appreciate them for what they are this might be the one to tip the scales in your favor.

It reminds me of a lot of things but done in a way that is much more palatable for those who dislike dated scents for their animal like qualities. It was just so intriguing for me to get this one because of the ultimate surprise it offered.

I saw it on clearance at a local store and looked it up and I really liked the note breakdown. But opening the box I could get that slight faint whiff of what was awaiting and I was immediately disappointed. The reason being is that is was familiar but all scents in this realm have been unbearable for me until the very last bit of the drydown. To my surprise this one starts strong and settles into a scent that is masculine to its very core yet very very pleasing. I cant even really describe it.

When you first spray it you are reminded of a few different fragrances. Paco Rabanne paco, Paul Sebastian. You know those juices that always get tossed in the old man category. But done in a way that just embraces you instead of punching you in the face. Its got a great natural lemon and orange that are very fresh and well done. No hint of astringency or of cleaning products. And when it dies down you get this really great vetiver wrapped in orris that is just killer. To sum it all up I would call this the classic vintage type scent for the person who doesnt really care for them. If you really like PS or Paco you may find this one a bit too boring especially if you like the vintage formulations of both those fragrances. I however fell in love at first smell. And it has prompted me to remember not to discount something with out actually smelling it.
08th September, 2015

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