When you think Roger & Gallet, you can’t help but think of happy, feel-good fragrance. Each one of its famous Wellbeing Fragrant Waters scents every aspect of your day with 100% distilled precious essences chosen for their mood-boosting properties. From creating a moment of relaxation to delivering a blast of energy before you work out, they’re meant to be sprayed liberally and enjoyed to the full!
Although taking care of your wellbeing with fragrance feels like a fairly modern thing, the practice is actually centuries old. Roger & Gallet’s very first cologne, Jean Marie Farina, was inspired by a scented water called Aqua Mirabilis – which was itself created in the 13th century. Incredible, eh? So, while taking care of your body and mind through the use of scented water isn’t anything new, Roger & Gallet has seriously perfected the art with its comprehensive line-up.
If you’re ready to fill your life with some fragrant colour, then you’re in the right place. And if you needed one last reason to fall in love, there’s 1/3rd off the Roger & Gallet line-up throughout May…
Each Roger & Gallet Fragrant Wellbeing Water has a distinctive mood, fresh energising to romantic. Simply choose whichever mood takes your fancy, or take a look at the key notes to see if you spot any favourites in the mix!
The Fresh Fragrances
Jean Marie Farina
The timeless, iconic cologne
This is where the wellbeing story begins. The Jean Marie Farine Eau de Cologne was born in 1806 when the heir to the first ever eau de cologne, Jean Marie Farina, created his own fragrance inspired by the aromatic scent of an Italian garden. Worn by the royal courts, favoured by Napoleon (he carried the fragrance in his boot!) and then inherited by Roger & Gallet in 1862, the aroma soon became world-renowned – and its formula has remained a closely guarded secret ever since. Its instantly recognisable medley of citrus, flowers and herbs still has a cult following; spray it on to enjoy instant refreshment at any time of day.
Lemon, Neroli, Myrtle
A wake-up call for the senses
Far from being an eye-wateringly zesty fragrance, Cedrat (also known as Citron) is a mellower take on a citrus fragrance that still feels so refreshing. Capturing the picture-perfect scene of an Italian getaway, Cedrat smells like just-squeezed still lemonade garnished with a cooling twang of mint, which is smoothed out by woods in the base. Wear this one to bring back memories of summer whenever you need them most.
Cedrat (citron), Mint, Cedar
Eau des Bienfaits
The perfect partner to a workout
Eau des Bienfaits is a unique scent in the Roger & Gallet fragrance collection; as its name suggests, it has a special benefit! In addition to scenting your skin with the sharp and juicy scent of blood oranges, the treatment water also has toning and hydrating properties thanks to its powerhouse blend of aloe vera, kiwi extract, ginseng extract and smoothing fruit acids. Spritz it on after hitting the gym to get an instant lift for both your body and your mind.
Mandarin, Blood Orange, Violet Leaves
The serene fragrance of Mount Fuji
What do you get when you pair the subtle smoky-sweetness of green tea with the uplifting scent of yuzu? You get the addictive yet serene aroma of The Vert, an ode to moments of calm inspired by the majestic sight of Mount Fuji at dawn. A much-loved Roger & Gallet fragrance, The Vert went away for a little while before being brought back by popular demand – and once you sample this magical, peaceful fragrance, you’ll understand why.
Yuzu, Green Tea, Guaiac Wood
Feuille de Figuier
A green garden bursting to life
Feuille de Figuier is a brand new Fragrant Wellbeing Water that explores unchartered territory for Roger & Gallet – that of green fragrance. This verdant, crisp aroma is inspired by the fig tree, a powerful symbol of wealth and wellbeing that was revered by the French Royal and Imperial Court gardens. This energetic new chapter captures the essence of the tree’s fresh green leaves, creating a crisp and luminous scent for those who want to feel close to nature.
Galbanum, Fig Leaves Accord, Benzoin
The Floral Fragrances
Fleur de Figuier
A sun-drenched journey to the Mediterranean coast
From a dewy green garden, to the sun-soaked shores of the Med. Fleur de Figuier takes the same inspiration of the fig tree as Feuille de Figuier, but this time the tree is located in Esterel on the sunny French Riviera, where the terrain is natural and free. Focussing upon the soft sensuality of fig fruit and flowers, Fleur de Figuier is truly mouthwatering; it’s milky, fruity and solar, with an almost gourmand personality that is tempting but never too sweet.
Fig Leaves, Fig Pulp, Fig Milk
The euphoric scent of paradise
The fruitiest entry in the Roger & Gallet fragrance collection is Fleur d’Osmanthus, the scent of euphoria. The vibrant aroma takes its inspiration from the Guilin Valley in China, a region often referred to as a modern-day Eden thanks to its paradisiac landscape. It’s on the valley’s sloping hills that osmanthus flowers grow in wild abandon, releasing their joy-inducing aroma into the air. You don’t have to add China to your bucket list in order to experience their blissful, intoxicating scent, though – Fleur d’Osmanthus captures it beautifully.
Mandarin, Osmanthus, Tonka Bean
The gentle side of the perfumers’ favourite flower
Rose may be one of the most-explored notes in perfumery, but this unexpectedly tender Rose from Roger & Gallet smells so contemporary and fresh. Their vision of the timeless bloom is a soft melody of plush Nepalese rose petals paired with peony, almost to an equal degree, which makes it slightly sweeter than your average tribute to the Queen of Flowers. This romantic pairing is rounded out by the addition of a tempting almond milk note, which lends a light-as-air softness to the dry down. It’s such an enjoyable, feminine scent – I think it could change the way you think about rose fragrances!
Nepalese Rose, Peony, Almond Milk
The Sensual Fragrances
A siesta under the shade of orange trees
If you prefer your fragrances on the warmer end of the scale, take a trip to the heart of Andalusia in Spain with my favourite Roger & Gallet fragrance, Bois d’Orange. The laidback, sun-dappled scent is inspired by a midday stroll through the tree-lined avenues of the Alhambra palace, as the mesmerising aroma of orange blossom and mandarin fills the summer air. The combination of bright fruits, sundrenched flowers and smooth, sensual woods accented with amber have an almost hypnotising effect.
Basil-Verbena, Orange Blossom, Palissander
The fantasy of an Indian garden
Fired by a subtle heat, Ginger (or Gingembre) is a fragrance to take note of if spice is your thing. It tells the tale of a trip to Rajasthan, where silken saris rustle in moonlit gardens and the aroma of flowers and spices mingle in the air. Gorgeous, right? At the heart of the fragrance is an elegant pairing of ginger flower and ginger absolute, supported by a seductive base of benzoin balm and musk. The overall effect is clandestine, memorable and exotic – it’s one of the most intriguing scents in the Fragrant Wellbeing Water line-up.
Japanese Ginger Flower, Jamaican Ginger Absolute, Benzoin Balm
A tasty love letter to a vibrant island
The lighter, more fun-loving sister to Ginger is Gingembre Rouge, a colourful scent that pairs ginger and jewel-like fruits. Created by master perfumers, Alberto Morillas and Amandine Clerc-Marie, this fragrance is inspired by the carefree allure of the island of Zanzibar in East Africa. It presents its core ginger note in three ways (fresh ginger, ginger flower, crystallised ginger), and enhances this trio with with luscious notes of pomegranate, lychee flower and orange blossom to add a colourful flourish to the edible aroma.
Fresh Ginger, Pomegranate Pulp, Lychee Flower