Houbigant Duc De Vervins Eau de Toilette Spray 120ml is rated
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Rated 4 out of
A scent of nostalgiaLavender and powder haters should probably stop reading now. The less well known Duc de Vervins by Houbigant is a beautiful concoction of lavender, powdery notes, moss (that’s woody or chypre to most) and some spices. The latter are certainly not overbearing and are blended in quite masterfully with the other notes.
But it would be hard to say much more about this scent without comparing it to two others scents: firstly, the venerated and cult classic Brut (yes, Brut!) and the equally comparable Caron Pour Un Homme.
The Houbigant comes across as an Eau de Parfum of Brut, with the Caron being an appropriate comparison owing to the similarity of the notes - powerful and aromatic lavender and vanilla on a bed of musk and amber.
Those seeking a stronger or longer lasting version of Brut or perhaps just like aromatic, powdery scents with a hint of nostalgia from a bygone era, should look no further than Houbigant Duc de Vervins.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 4 out of
Duc de Vervins opens with a gentle aromatic lavender breeze, supported by just a hint of bergamot citrus and green oakmoss rising from the base before moving to its heart. As the composition reaches the early heart the lavender remains, though now in support to the also remaining green oakmoss that takes control, as the composition turns slightly powdery and quite soapy fresh with traces of cumin spice balancing the fresh soap. During the late dry-down the oakmoss continues as star through the finish, with its powdery facets increasing late. Projection is excellent, as is longevity at over 12 hours on skin.