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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!

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Aperçu by Houbigant c1984

Aperçu by Houbigant: originally launched in 1984. The name means "insight" in French.

In 1984, the powers that be at Houbigant were looking for a name for a new fragrance, two names were chosen, Aperçu and Lutece. At the time, Aperçu was not available for registration and the selection of Lutece was finalized.  A lawsuit ensued as there was a restaurant named Lutece who objected to Houbigant's use of the word Lutece as a fragrance name. However, Houbigant did win the chance to use the name Lutece as a fragrance line. When Aperçu was finally available to be used by Houbigant, it was launched in 2000.

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a Chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: tuberose, galbanum, jasmine, neroli, bergamot and amalfi lemon
  • Middle notes: cinnamon, ylang-ylang and geranium
  • Base notes: ambergris, musk, labdanum, sandalwood, patchouli, clove, oakmoss, vetiver and cassia

Discontinued, date unknown. Aperçu was reformulated and relaunched in 2000.

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