Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger reviews


Post by Val the Cookie Queen


Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger is a family run company founded in 1998 by Virginie and Antoine Roux. French. Côte d’Azur. Their perfume line was launched in 2005/2006. They also do chocolates, decorations, oils, mustards, honey and of course orange flower water, to mention but a few, but we´ll just be taking a brief look at three of their perfumes today. The do have a mouthwatering Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger website though!

Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger

Oranges, Roses and Lavenders – Timeless Beauties

Lavande Ombree Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Lavender, bergamot
Heart: Cinnamon, rose, cedar
Base: Amber, patchouli, leather, musk

Lavande Ombrée by Jean-Claude Gigodot 2013

Lavande Ombreé is very leathery. Now I love leather, but blended with a smoky lavender it is perhaps better suited to a bloke. ( One has to be so careful!) Lots of birch tar, lavender and as it develops, a lurking rose appears. Add that to a hunk in a biker jacket and it could be quite the combo – for anyone!!

Val Neroli blanc Intense EdP Au Pays de la Fleur d’OrangerPhoto Donated Val CQ

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange blossom, sicilian bergamot, mandarin orange
Heart: Jasmine, rose, fruits
Base: Cedar, vanilla, musk, sandalwood

Neroli Blanc Intense by Jean-Claude Gigodot 2005

My favourite orange is a Terry´s chocolate one.

Neroli Blanc is a big time fragrance. No hiding your light under a bushel with this. It is thick and syrupy and packs a punch. Laced with jasmine and vanilla, hovering on a rich musky base, it warms you to the bone. Glamourous. Perfect for partying on the yacht dancing the night away. It comes in a serious chunk of glass. It weighs 400 grams, including the perfume. That should give you an idea. Very striking. Check out Bonkers About Perfume take on Neroli Blanc Intense.

Rose Irisee Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, orange, vermouth
Heart: Almond, rose, iris, ylang-ylang
Base: Woody notes, cedar, patchouli, musk, vanilla, sandalwood

Rose Iriseé by Jean-Claude Gigodot 2014

This opens with with a bright burst of Iris. Metallic and smooth. I expected rose. This irisean (?) burst however gives way quite quickly to a lush, velvety rose. It is perfectly lovely. Do not be deceived. It becomes very seductive as it heads into the dry down phase. Patchouli, vanilla, and musk entwine with the rose. Charming with a retro vibe. This is hands down my favourite of today´s three.

All of these have great longevity and proper perfume stages. They are beautifully executed. Go see the site Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger<<JUMP

giveaway hemodernhomePhoto Stolen hemodernhome

Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 3 Winners who will all get:

Decanted spray sample of
Lavande Ombrée
Neroli Blanc Intense
Rose Iriseé
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Tell us which of todays Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger reads most you and why

Extra Chance?
Tweet:  Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger + GIVEAWAY  


Entries Close Friday 29th August 2014 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by armadillo, deceased
The winners will have till Monday 1st September 2014 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.


With thanks to Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger for the übergenerous samples. APJ will pass the love on!

45 comments on “Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger reviews

  1. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Lavande Ombrée catched my attention, i am currently obsessed with lavander.
    I follow you via email, thanks for the chance !

  2. Jaybee says:

    I’d go with Rose Irisee, I have a thing for good rose fragrances, especially those with a whiff of seduction! Follow by email. 🙂

  3. Jackie b says:

    Ooh, iris, and rose!
    Rose Irisee please!
    I follow by email.

  4. From your description I would have to say Rose Iriseé. It sounds gorgeous. I love the iris in Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile and Iris & Lady Moore by Jo Malone and my Mum’s name is Iris so it’s a sentimental choice. I follow by email.
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  5. hotlanta linda says:

    ANY of them – depending on mood 🙂 right now, I`d pick the Neroli Blanc Intense, for it is still very Summertime in temps here – and I hope we have Indian summer! We are rockin` in the USA, and follow a la FB, e-mail.:-)

  6. maggiecat says:

    The Neroli Blanc Intense is making my nose twitch this morning – I love jasmine and neroli! Though I have to say the Rose scent also sounds quite lovely. I follow APJ mostly through e-mail, though sometimes also on Facebook.

  7. Kat says:

    I follow by email!
    For me it’s a toss up between the the neroli (love orangeblossom & a gourmandy orange blossom sounds like a type of gourmand that I might actually like/love) and the Rose & Iris one. Intriguing combo!

  8. Margaret says:

    It has to be the Neroli Blanc Intense as fragrance has to be intense for my blotter skin and I enjoy following your emails via wordpress. Thank you.

  9. Patty Pong says:

    Neroli Blanc Intense reads most in my direction for the citrus aspects. 🙂 I follow by e-mail

  10. Erica Golding says:

    I loved reading this excellent review! I have never heard of this perfume line, and they all sound glorious! I was especially enthralled by your description of the luscious Neroli Blanc Intense, every word sank in saying “must try!”
    I follow via email. Thank you so much for sharing your impressions and for this generous giveaway!

  11. einsof says:

    i suppose if one looks at my aromatic history, an obvious choice would be Neroli Blanc…. my past is awash in neroli… but as we head into autumn here, i think an edgy lavender would be a nice change for me and everyone smelling me. 😉

    so Lavande Ombree it is!

    i follow by email and reside in the usa.


    ps: i am not sure what a ‘bloke’ smells like, but i am sure you could pull it off just fine Val!

  12. Marion Low says:

    While all sound just lovely, I am drawn to Neroli Blanc Intense. Is it the major orange blossom? the rose? the fruits? the cedar? yummy vanilla? The cheeky bottle that looks so solid to handle? Most likely every thing. I’m in the USA and follow by e-mail. Thank you for the chance to try a new line.

  13. Joseph says:

    I follow via email! Rose Iriseé would read most me because Vermouth AND Almond?!?!? HELLO! YUM!!!

  14. Rene Groyer says:

    Neroli Blanc Intense appeals to me.I follow by e mail.

  15. Bradley Woolslayer says:

    Lavande Ombree sounds worth checking out. Nice to test out different takes on leather. I follow by my email account.

  16. Vanessa says:

    No need to enter me in the draw, and thanks for the mention of Bonkers. 😉 I haven’t tried the other two scents but the rose one sounds as though it would be my thing. Frankly I was surprised to have liked the diva orange one as much as I did!
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  17. Damir says:

    All three are interesting to me, maybe Lavande Ombree intrigued me the most. I appreciate good lavender perfumes a lot. Lavender seems a simple raw material but some lavender perfumes are really stunning. So, “smoky lavender”+”leather jacket”… I follow via email, WordPress, RSS(on my Firefox), twitter, FB, everything as usual, even during vacation. 🙂 Great day to all of you here.

  18. Sandra says:

    Wow Val! Another set of interesting perfumes to try. No need to enter me in the draw. I will locate them. Xo

  19. The scent from Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger reads most about me is Rose Iriseè because it’s cold hearted iris and soft luscious rose. Two notes I really really enjoy in perfume. Iris is cold at first bit once it warms up the Rose come front and center just like me when I first meet people. This fragrance sounds wonderful! My thanks for the draw!
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  20. Lindaloo says:

    Rose Irisee is the the most immediately appealing as I don’t have enough scents with iris in my small collection and this sounds a very interesting blend.
    I follow by email.
    Thanks for the draw opportunity.

  21. Undina says:

    I’m very curious about the lavender one (not that I’d refuse to try the rest ; -) ).

    The brand has to do something about their website – it looks too… generic. Maybe they should have commissioned it to Mozart (instead of Salieri 😉 )?
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  22. Elia says:

    They all sound nice. I’m intrigued by Lavender and leather working together. However I know iris and Rose work well so probably Rose Irisee.
    I follow by email.

  23. KatieSlat says:

    They all sound fabulous but my number one would be Neroli Blanc.
    I follow via email.

  24. JMR says:

    Lavande Ombrée ticks all the boxes for me. Particularly with the leather and eponymous lavender. I follow by email. Thanks for the draw!

  25. Leslie Robinson says:

    I would love to enter! Thanks! !

  26. Joaquim says:

    I follow by email, and I’ll choose Lavande Ombrée! Hands down, leather, lavander and birch tar…I would bath in this!

    Thank you for the draw

  27. Kandice says:

    I love orange blossoms so of course the one I’d like to try most is Neroli Blanc Intense. Thanks for giving us the chance to try all three! Great review! I follow via email.

  28. Laurels says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this line from the moment I saw the name. The one that seems most “me” is the Neroli Blanc Intense, because I love the smell of orange blossoms. I follow with Bloglovin.

  29. Nemo says:

    Rose Irisee for me, since I can never resist a good rose (especially with patchouli and/or musk). I follow by email, thanks!

  30. Bec says:

    I follow via email.

    I think I would go for the Neroli Blanc Intense, I love a big fragrance and the notes sound amazing. I am very into anything with a vanilla base at the moment and rose and jasmine are my fav florals so it sounds right up my alley!

  31. I think I tried Rose Irisée when I was in Paris, but can’t remember much about it. It sounds up my alley, and I’d love to be able to try it again.

    I follow y’all on email and WordPress! 🙂
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  32. puhfume says:

    I’ve never tried any perfume from this line. From your description, Rose Irisee sounds most appealing. The contrast of the dry iris and plush rose sounds interesting. Also, I’m a big iris fan. So this one sounds right up my alley.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I follow by email.

  33. Ines says:

    Well, even though you said it might better suited for a guy, Lavande Ombrée still sounds like the best of the three to me. 🙂

    I’m a wordpress follower.
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  34. Lyubov says:

    My love for irises has grown bigger over the last 5 years, and I would like to have Rose Irisee for a fabulous scent experience! A combo with rose note and vermouth – even more welcome!
    Moreover, I am dying to try your famous cookies, Val!
    I follow by email, and on the FB page. I am in the EU.
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  35. Connie says:

    So curious to try all of these, but Rose Irisee in particular captures my attention- because you can’t go wrong with rose, iris, and almond! I follow by email and am in the US. Thanks for the draw!

  36. Fifi says:

    Hi, Val —
    Lavande Ombreé got me right off because of the birch tar, which brings back childhood memories of our house in the suburbs of New York. My mother loved birch trees and there was a big one in the front yard. Now, many many years later, I’ve got 3 birches in my front yard. I can’t even imagine what birch tar would smell like in a fragrance, can’t wait to find out!

    I follow by email. Thanks for instigating this super giveaway!

    Much aloha,

  37. cookie queen says:

    Hi everyone. Thoroughly enjoying all the comments! xxx

  38. mim says:

    email follower
    They all sound great! Lavande Ombreé sounds especially great for fall, with jackets and scarves and unisex strong leather…but Neroli Blanc Intense sounds like the warm, glamorous parts of summer distilled. Rose Irisée sounds classy and elegant, with a drydown that sounds very me. Decisions are hard…but probably Neroli Blanc Intense would be my favorite right now in August. Don’t want summer to end!

  39. darkrose says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway… thanks for the chance!

    I’ve never had the chance to try Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger fragrances, and I honestly wouldn’t know which one to pick as they all sound wonderful and unique. Rose Irisée would be my istinctive choice, you definitely had me at “lush, velvety rose” and the base looks very sensual, deep and smooth.

    I follow APJ via e-mail. Thanks again!

  40. MJ Moore says:

    They all sound intriguing, but iris gets me every time 🙂 I follow here:



  41. Samantha says:

    Wanted to test neroli blanc Intense ever since I read reviews earlier in the year! But I am searching for the perfect iris so it’s Rose Irisee for me (plus I like to think I’m charming with a retro vibe too!) follow by email.

  42. V says:

    For me, it’s a tossup between Lavande Ombree and Neroli Blanc Intense. Both sound wonderful. (I follow by email.)

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