Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Houbigant company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Houbigant fragrances.

The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Houbigant company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the perfume!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Raffinee by Houbigant c1982

Raffinee by Houbigant: launched in 1982. The name is intended to evoke a certain refined elegance, as reflected in the packaging of lacquered red and gold. Presented in a bottle designed by Alain de Mourgues.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? Raffinee is composed of over two hundred ingredients, combining floral and oriental notes.
  • Top notes: jasmine, rose and carnation
  • Heart notes: herbs, hyacinth, mimosa, orris and Tonka bean
  • Base notes of cypress, sandalwood, spices, frankincense and musk


  1. I miss this so much! I primarily used the body lotion, which was "warmer" in scent than the perfume and powder. Although I didn't apply much, people often responded by asking what the beautiful scent was. The "new" Raffinee is not the same - sharper and not as pleasing.
    PLEASE bring back the "old" Raffinee.

  2. I wore Raffinee from the time it came out until I could know longer find it , Dana does NOT make the same scent as Houbigant, so different, please bring it back. I can't find anything to replace it.

  3. I miss this perfume too! Always received so many compliments on it. I have not been able to find a scent I really like in all the years since it was discontinued.

  4. This is the only perfume I have used since 1982!The ones you buy today are awful smelling! I pray they bring it back! There's no other like it!!