Friday, September 08, 2006

L'or Rouge de Torrente - Torrente Parfums - Review

Another fragrance I picked up on my trip to Antwerp is this one, L'Or Rouge. I first spied it at Magna Plaza in Amsterdam. I immediately saw it there as I entered the Shu Uemura store. The bright red foil packaging and red glass are quite startling. Being a fan of L'Or de Torrente I was so surprised to see this one, I had heard nothing about it, didn't know it existed! I tried it there in Amsterdam as well as new Lalique one I'd not heard of. Both were pleasant enough. I decided to wait and not purchase, but in the meantime I kept thinking about that adorable red bottle. When I saw it again in Antwerp I caved.

I am having a very hard time finding any information on this one. And although I see it readily available on eBay, I have a suspicion it was not released in the USA.

Not earth shattering, not coffee. Trying to find something to compare it to, I find it most similar to Eclat D'Arpege. A soft amber base and wisteria is my guess, along with red berries. Not as good as L'Or but the bottle is as charming.


chaya ruchama said...

Dearest Vic-

is THAT the bottle? I'm in hysterics- I love wonder you caved !

Enjoy your w/e, m'dear...

Heikke said...

Love it

Victoria said...

Chaya, yep the bottle is so cute!!
Heikke, yep, me too. We are twinsies.


fragrancefanatic! said...

Got my set today.At first spray...puzzlement...what are these notes? As of this stage. my feelings toward the scent is neutral. It could go either way. Will post again when I've decided.

Victoria said...

Please let me know what you think.
I never did find the notes. My final opinion is that is it nice, but not as nice as the original.

Psychebelle: The Perfumephile said...
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Psychebelle: The Perfumephile said...

As the morning progresses, my ruminations of this strange perfume continue...By the way, have change my posting ID from fragrancefanatic! to the one above. It suits my persona more. Glad to join in on this forum of perfume lovers!