Notes: Bitter Orange, Lemon, Italian Neroli, French Orange Blossom Absolute, Orange Flower Water, Ambergis, Petitgrain
This is the true essence of the orange blossom and neroli. The opening is is crisp and floral and tad indolic and woody from the neroli and petitgrain. It is neither too sweet nor two dry nor are the florals to cloying. The heart is warm and floral and the base light and natural spruced up with ambergris. Surely short lived with minimal sillage, but who could expect more from an all natural concoction? Eau de Fleurs d'Oranger de Roi is fitting of its name and truly one of the most wonderful fragrances I own. This is from Dawn Spencer Hurwitz's "Perfumed Court" line heralding the natural perfumery of King Louis XV's court. Fleurs d'Oranger du Roi certainly does evoke his court and all of its pomp. I certainly do hope to try more of the Perfumed court series. Even now, if you listen closely, you'll still hear Louis' billowing blue and white silk robes blowing gently in warm summer breeze at Versailles.