I know what I smelled this summer..


I’ve got good news and bad news.

The good news is that I found that perfume I mentioned, that I smelled this summer and couldn’t get out of my head.

The bad news is that it doesn’t smell exactly as I remembered. But there might be good reasons for that.

The perfume turns out to be, or at least mostly be (bear with me), 001 from Bon Perfumer. It smells of orange blossom, petit grain and bergamot. This is what I mostly remember and in that category it is a stellar scent. Clean, crips and well-balanced. I like these kinds of perfumes so it is a “possible maybe” in any case.

Bon Parfumeur seems to be a small brand, rather new with a very clean graphic profile. Very few scents have names (only the limited editions do), instead they have numbers. All the bottles look the same, and that in itself is a very elegant and understated bottle. It is a label that gives room to introduce the noses behind the perfumes which I appreciate. There is a lot here that I’m interested in at the moment. Like an understated Atelier Cologne.

The reason why it doesn’t smell exactly like I remember is probably because it tried other perfumes at the same time, although I can’t remember what exactly. It should also be mentioned that these perfumes are made to, or at least highly recommended to, “layer” or mix. On their website there are even recommended combinations and those are more competitively priced. One bottle costs €50, a combination of two from their selection of sets €70. They also have nice little kits with three scents to try.

So the 001 is something I want. Now I have to figure out what the second perfume was that I tried and that gave that wonderful combination.



  1. Thank you for your recent posts about perfume! I’ve been thinking a lot about orange blossom and bitter orange and other cologne notes. They are so appealing.

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