In my quest for incense-based fragrances, I bumped into Jovoy Paris, a French perfumery initially established in 1923 by Blanche Arvoy. The perfume house continued to launch perfume until 1961 and in 2006, Parfetique, another French company re-launch Joviy Paris, with a line comprise from 7 perfumes and called Les 7 Parfums Capitaux.
La Liturgie des Heures is part of another line, this time made from 6 perfumes and named “The Parisian Perfumer collection”. And according to Francois Henin, president of Jovoy Paris Perfumes, “Liturgie des Heurs evokes the image of an old monastery where the scent of burning incense fills the air just like the chanting of daily prayers”.
Introduced in 2011 and developed by Jacques Flori from Robertet, La Liturgie des Heures is a shared oriental woody fragrance that comes pretty close to my reference (so far!) for incense (Olibanum from Profumum). However, from the three perfumes having this interesting note as dominant, all I can say is that La Liturgie des Heures is, sadly, the one that I liked the least. But this is a fact that you’re going to read in my next posts.
The scent starts off with an evident aroma of incense (noticeable although it is not listed in the top notes), which escort the structure all the way until dry down. The listed top notes are fresh, green and cypress; its heart is incense, olibanum (frankincense), cistus and myrrh; and base notes are exclusively made of musk.
The flacon that contains La Liturgie des Heures is elegant with nice curves and the whole image makes you think of jewelry pieces.
Jovoy Paris La Liturgie des Heures Perfume Details
- La Liturgie des Heures by Jovoy Paris is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumer: Jacques Flori
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual