Fleuve Tendre by Sonia Constant for Les Liquides Imaginaires 2017 + GIVEAWAY




Hi there Fumies,

Last week the Libertine crew had their Winter 2018 showcase. One of the fragrances I fell madly in love with is last years release from Les Liquides Imaginaries. Starting with the fabulous colour of the juice, the way the bottle feels in your hand and the way it would look on my dressing table. Already I wanted to like it but you know how that so often goes. So, putting a very tight rein on my expectations I picked it up and gave myself a spritz. I’m hoping Fleuve Tendre will be my next big budget splurge.

Fleuve Tendre by Les Liquides Imaginaires 2017

Fleuve Tendre by Sonia Constant

Fleuve Tendre Les Liquides Imaginaires FrahranticaFragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Black pepper, cardamom, cumin, saffron, nutmeg, coriander, mandarin orange
Heart: Petalia, geranium, rose water, musk, animal notes
Base: Vetiver, patchouli, incense, civet, musk, tonka bean, suede

So you know, Fleuve Tendre is not an aquatic, though there are some water references.

Cracked black pepper leads with a herbal citrus, like torn orange leaves. It isn’t long before the spices come through and warm the pepper up and it’s a bit like throwing the herbs and spices into hot oil in preparation for cooking. It’s an attention grabbing opening and I really like it. Very of the modern perfumery niche idea but much more deftly handled and without some of the more ubiquitous tropes. The saffron is a background note, this little wood and no oud.

As Fleuve Tendre progresses the citrus grabs the geranium and rose to bring them forward, together they make an interesting and unusual partnership, It’s a lovely crisp idea and the other notes playing chorus seem to join together so that these three can be highlighted.

As the base makes itself known my nose finds it very hard to pick out distinct notes but a smooth, waxy patchouli and unlit incense seem to court the spotlight over an amorphous sweet, resinous, lightly sweaty armpit.

Libertine has $399/100ml

Fleuve Tendre by Les Liquides Imaginaires GIVEAWAY


This week there will be 5 winners who will receive:
1 x decant Fleuve Tendre  (my Press Sample remnants)
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.

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Please tell us what you think of the bottle style and if you’ve tried any Les Liquides Imaginaires


Entries Close Sunday 4th March 2018 10pm Australian EdsT and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Thursday 8th March 2018 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

17 thoughts on “Fleuve Tendre by Sonia Constant for Les Liquides Imaginaires 2017 + GIVEAWAY

  1. I think that’s a very stylish bottle! Nice juice colour too. I haven’t tried any from this line so I’d like to give it a try. Follow by email. 🙂


  2. I love the bottle, it is not overly tall or wide and looks very neat and trim to store. I also have great liking for silver caps! No never tried this niche brand and I follow email and blog. Thank you.


  3. I follow by e-mail! I like the color, but I’m not a fan of the bottle style. I’ve tried a few LI scents, but for the life of me can’t remember the names. I found them perfectly acceptable. That’s damning praise, but I’m genuinely interested in that cracked black pepper note 🙂


  4. I like the clean design of the bottle and even more the color of the juice. Not a big fan of pepper of any kind in perfume, or incense, but this sounds interesting with cardamom and geranium.

    I follow via email. Thanks for the draw!


  5. I have not tried any Les Liquides Imaginaires creation so far. The cap, more than the bottle, catches my attention. It feels like an aluminum piece that has also been used as a cap on items other than this perfume bottle. The gear knob in a car, the top of an exotic drink bottle in Europe, I mean it is hard to describe what I mean to say but the cap does remind me of other things. I follow APJ by email and FB.


  6. I tried some Les Liquids Imaginaires while visiting my parents in my hometown last year. Really liked Fortis, it smells like Chardonnay in a barrel. Would be interesting to try others.
    I follow via email.


  7. Hi APJ and thanks for the opportunity. I follow by email.

    I haven’t tried any of Les Liquids Imaginaires.

    I do like this bottle. It looks like it would fit comfortably into my hand, I like the simplicity and clarity of it and the label,and the colour is gorgeous.


  8. Hi Portia! I follow by email. Honestly, the bottle looks like toner or make up remover. I do like the colour of the scent. Blue juice but not aquatic smellin’?
    I don’t think I’d heard of Les Liquids Imaginaires before this.


  9. I follow by e-mail.

    I love that color of the juice!
    The bottle is nice: I own Bello Rabelo, and I would have probably bought one or two more have they released them in smaller bottles.


  10. The bottle shape to me is slightly evocative of a Roman sceptre. I have tried nothing to date from this house, but cardamom and nutmeg are my favorite spice notes so am hopeful for this one! 🙂 I follow by email and FB. Thanks for the chance!


  11. I am not familiar with this brand. Thanks for the information. I checked the house profile. Love the bottle design and color.

    I follow by email and Facebook


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