You have decided to immigrate to a country called Perfumesnob. At the customs, an officer checks your passport and papers, smells what you are wearing, and asks, “Do you regard L’Heure Bleue (1912) one of the best perfumes ever made?” “No way, It’s for grandma! Aventus all the way, man.”
And your fate is sealed, you have been denied entrance. What’s worse, the guard dogs have sniffed out a bottle of Insurrection Pure in your luggage. That’s right, if you want to be a Perfumesnobbian, you must like L’Huere Bleue. It’s one of the Perfumesnobbian “common values”. Because, even if you do not like L’Heure Bleue openly, you have to have an appreciation and understanding why it’s regarded as one of the greatest perfumes ever made.*
*Sources include: Youtube reviews, blogs, basenotes discussions, Luca’s book, people asking me for my opinion of L’Heure Bleue, etc, I’ve learned that L’Heure Bleue is a very important perfume to smell, if not to own.
Like great literatures, L’Heure Bleue does take time to appreciate and understand. It’s undeniably grandma, but it hits all the right spots of what makes a perfume that I love – powdery sweetness, iris, abstractness, history, and high quality ingredients.