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Monday, June 8, 2015

Lumière by Rochas c1984

Lumière by Rochas: launched in 1984. Created by Nicolas Mamounas, Yves Tanguy and Max Gavarry as an eau de parfum. Lumiere is said to have been inspired by the creator's childhood memory of flowers in a certain part of his home in Alexandria.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as a fresh-floral chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, violet, green leaves, acacia, bergamot, hawthorn, honeysuckle, coriander and orange blossom
  • Middle notes: apricot, hyacinth, tuberose, orris root, gardenia, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley, rose, narcissus and magnolia
  • Base notes: vanilla, ambergris, vetiver, tonka bean, cedarwood, sandalwood and musk


Presented in a beautiful blue opaque bottle with a mauve diamond-cut stopper designed by Carré Noir.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued in 1999.

Reformulated into a eau de toilette by Michel Almairac in 2000. Being relatively similar to its forerunner, however this version is lighter and fruitier with a woody base.
  • Top notes: lily-of-the-valley, honeysuckle, orange blossom, bergamot and plum
  • Middle notes: Damask rose, apricot
  • Base notes: sandalwood, musk, cedar, vanilla, tonka bean and vetiver

Reformulated and relaunched in 2017. It is classified as a floral woody musk fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: peach, plum, apricot and honeysuckle
  • Middle notes: lily-of-the-valley, rose, heliotrope and iris
  • Base notes: sandalwood, white musk and vanilla

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