Thread: Rance 1795 Triomphe
I am interested in learning more about this scent and was wondering if anyone had ever tried it. Allegedly one of the many scents presented to Napoleon.
Notes from Fragrantica:
Neroli, black pepper, bergamot, Florentine iris, incense, vetiver, sandalwood, musk
The silence is deafening! I'd be interested to hear about it. I have Le Vainqueur and it is pretty good.
The one note in Triomphe which gives me pause is iris -- classy, but can be a bit heavy (for my taste).
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I purchased this blind when it first came out, due to already liking some other Rance fragrances. It's citrusy to start with, the neroli and bergamot last for quite a long time, but then it turns far more spicy. The incense is what I can smell more in the dry down, more than the other notes. It's not heavy at all and is certainly a quality fragrance, just not my cup of tea.
I got a sample of it last week and tested it once. I did not like the opening. Too floral, too feminine. But the more it shifts to the base notes the better it gets. And the more it shifts from swishy to spicy and masculine. It got better and better and after about 3 hours it stood on my wish list. Longevity seemed quite good.
Sounds interesting. Hopefully, more people can shed some light on Triomphe.
I have the big bottle, I love it! The dry down is pretty warm and inviting on me.
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Any other thoughts on this one?
Well, I tried Triomphe last week and was greatly disappointed. The opening is decent, but it quickly dries down into a marine accord that persists indefinitely. Very synthetic and over the top--like Fleur de Male almost. Not good homage to triumph of Napoleon in the least.
The opening is divine, the citrus opening is fresh but not sharp. I can smell the iris doing it's volume control thing even from the opening blast. There's a white incense in the heart that stops it from becoming too sweet or floral. It settles into a nice woods - clean musk base, nothing edgy, but the quality of the materials is undeniable.
Thumbs way up.
Just tried it today - It's essentially a lighter version of L'Artisan Parfumeur's excellent Timbuktu. Quality materials but feels kinda like a copycat.
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I like it. I've sampled it a few times and when I can finally get some time, I will review it. It's something I wouldn't mind wearing in the warmer months in spite of the incense. I get a floral incense with musk that's on the laid back side. The price point of their offerings is the drawback for me.
I should say that I found Laetitia a ringer for Reminiscence Eau de Patchouli but at a higher price.