V. Intense by Aurelien Guichard for Robert Piguet 2014


Post by Portia


Hiya APJ,

This little baby was released in 2014 with little or no fanfare, I didn’t even know about it. The crew at Libertine thought it so good, especially now that it’s available in Australia, that a few of you should get to try it! So Paige and Nick gave me a bottle to wear and share. WOO HOO!

I speak often of my mate Nick from Libertine Parfumerie. Please, even if you don’t enter today’s competition, go and have a look at the amazing fragrant beauties that Libertine Parfumerie has for sale, you will be astounded. Nick will be sending out deliveries in Australia till the 21st December!!! How good is that? Using couriers in the last few days.

V. Intense by Robert Piguet 2014

V. Intense by Aurelien Guichard

V. Intense Robert Piguet FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Saffron, roses, plum, incense, sandalwood

Plum! a sweetened berry-ised plum but plum none-the-less. A sexy, lightly fizzing plum that is flanked by a sparkling, fruity rose and underpinned by the smooth waxy feel of saffron creating a modern and fun take on the old Visa. Here Visa’s fruit punch, creamy ylang and patchouli are recreated in a way that I think would be a perfect gateway fragrance for newbies and younger perfumistas hoping to make a jump from wearing department store fruit-chouli.

Is it intense? Past the first 20 minutes not really. The fizziness smooths out beautifully into a softly sweet and resinous fragrance, more nuanced than the regular department store fare but definitely taking its cues from them. More like an expensive confectionary than cake-ish sweet. I could imagine the boys who like their fragrances a bit sweet would enjoy V Intense too, anyone who wears 1 Million, Aventus or Casmir will find a certain happy familiarity when they spritz V Intense. Without being totally innocuous Piguet have straddled the general public/niche line very nicely here, V Intense is wearable and interesting fragrance.

The base is warm and cosy, a vanilla/resin/musk with faintest traces of fruit and incense/smoke. It wafts under the radar for hours & hours.

Further reading: Fragrance Daily
Libertine Parfumerie has V Intense online now $299/100ml

Want to try it? See below,
Portia xxx

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This week we will have 3 winners who will receive:
1 x 10ml V Intense decant by Robert Piguet
a couple of extras
P&H Anywhere in the world


Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged. 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 (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell us Robert Piguet fragrance story or why you’d like to try V Intense

Extra Chance?
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Entries Close Sunday 23rd November 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by random.org
The winner will have till Thursday 26th November 2015 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.

20 thoughts on “V. Intense by Aurelien Guichard for Robert Piguet 2014

  1. I’ve never tried a Piguet fragrance and this sounds like a fun one to start with. Sweet, fizzy and wearable works for summer! Follow by email. 🙂


  2. I adore saffron, roses and incense but am unfamiliar with this house. I enjoy trying new things.

    I follow via email.

    Thanks, Portia. Love you.


  3. I would like to try V Intense, because I like oriental floral scents. Love to be enigmatic and mysterious))

    Follow via bloglovin as Annet.


  4. As a relatively newbie to the heady world of niche perfumes I am finding more and more of the scents I like are based on rose. This one, teamed with notes like saffron and plum and described as fizzy!? I’m totally intrigued and would love to try it. This is a new line for me too.

    I follow by email.


  5. Hey I follow by email

    I fell in live with francas years ago then just last year I discovered his Gardenia & Knightsbridge which were both incredible. Hate that they are so hard to get but love the scents. I’m sure this one will be a winner as well. Would love to try Thank you


  6. Hi Portia,
    I follow by e-mail and Bloglovin. I don’t have much of a story but it has to do with Fracas. A few years ago I bought several vintage 5ml (or so) Fracas minis. I have been giving them away over the years and am now down to the last one (or two?). I just can’t decide if I should open and use the last one for myself, buy more vintage Fracas or try something new by Robert Piguet! Big decision 🙂 Anyway, thank you for this great give-away.
    Azar xx


  7. I’m not familiar with this house, however if the bottle is anything to go by it looks slightly mysterious. Reading APJ is my guilty pleasure Portia and you and your contributors have opened doorways into an adored and personal world of fragrance and perfume for me. Thank you 🙂
    By email.


  8. Follow by email

    Wow, i totally missed this release too! Visa was a frontrunner for my wedding scent just recently- we had an art deco theme so i wanted a ’30s-40’s inspired frag. It was the only part of the day i agonised over haha! The rest was easy but the perfume choice, woah! the amazing top notes faded too fast into a heavy vanilla with the naughties version though, so I’m keen to see where this goes. ps I’ll tell you which frag won when i win teehee!


  9. Sweet, fizzy and plummy are good enough reasons to want to try this baby methinks! I follow by email and FB. Thanks for the giveaway Portia.


  10. I follow by e mail and have never tried a Fracas fragrance.V intense sounds yummy with its plum and saffron notes,so i would love to experience this for a start


  11. Hi Portia I follow by email, the plum and saffron sounds interesting I have a roll on of petite Fracas which I take in my evening bag to dab during and it is beautiful.


  12. I got a decant of Futur after reading your review (I think it may have been at OT), and really like it. When I finish the decant a FB may go on my list. I thought modern Fracas was nice, too–not too much even though I view tuberose with trepidation. I’d also like to try Visa and Calypso, and now this one. I follow with Bloglovin, when it isn’t randomly dropping posts.


  13. I follow via email. I sampled a lot of the range last time I was in Melbournetown at Kleins. I liked a few, but Corey was absolutely blown away by Bois Noir. A full bottle there at some point 😀


  14. I’ve only recently got my hands on a Piguet frag of my own, Baghari, which is wonderful, but I’ve always known Fracas, for some reason that is lost to me. I wonder if maybe an aunt, or my grandmother, wore it – the details are elusive, but my love of the scent remains regardless.
    I follow by email.
    Thanks Portia!


  15. Robert Piguet’s previous CEO Joseph was amazing guy and very generous. Send me some perfumes and then surprised me with Harrod’s exclusive Knightsbridge. Letting him go has only been Piguet’s loss because it is clear the new management just doesn’t have the same energy to promote the brand. I follow APJ through email.


  16. I follow via email 🙂

    I have never Piguet fragrance but your description sounds lovely and it sounds very fitting for a warm summer night out here is Australia 🙂


  17. I have never tried any of the Robert Piguet fragrances but I am very aware of them. This would be an excellent introduction to the brand so am crossing my fingers and limbs in anticipation.
    Many thanks for the opportunity 🙂

    I follow by newsletter and Facebook .


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