With the perfume tested the past Friday, I discovered a new classic: Jaipur Homme. Boucheron, the famous French jewelry house, based in Paris, 26 Place Vendôme, was established by Frédéric Boucheron in 1858. After 140 years,in the year 1998, Boucheron introduced an elegant creation, reportedly inspired by Louis Boucheron’s travels to India in the 1920’s. Jaipur is the name of the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan, the location in which Louis Boucheron, the Civil Engineer turned to jeweler discovered the astronomical garden observatory built for the Maharajah Jai Singh II in the center of Jaipur, that afterwards become the fountain of inspiration for many of this house’s creations.
Jaipur Homme is an oriental spicy fragrance for men developed by perfumer Annick Menardo and based on warm spicy accords. The opening of Jaipur Homme represents an enchanting blend of citruses: bergamot, lemon and lime, spiced up with a dosage of cardamom. Then, in about 20 minutes, the heart of the fragrance is unfolded in a combination of spices and floral notes: carnation, cinnamon, rose and jasmine. This creation dries down after a couple of hours to a warm and sensual base, built with cedar, patchouli, Tonka bean and benzoin.
The bottle that encloses Jaipur Homme has an interesting shape that replicates the astronomical garden, shaped by arches and having exact proportions. The transparent glass reveals a golden shaded liquid and everything is topped by a sapphire-like stopper with golden decorations in an image that suggests luxury. Overall, Jaipur Homme is an excellent choice for a man that exudes elegance and style.
Boucheron Jaipur Homme Perfume Details
- Jaipur Homme by Boucheron is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 1998
- Perfumer: Annick Menardo
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual