|My bottle of Le Vainqueur - now I can smell like a king!|
|Famous 18th century painting of Napoleon|
Until one day I was shopping for a new perfume and stumbled across this gem at Myer - Melbourne city, I feel in love the moment I smelt it and bought it straight away. Feeling a bit guilty since I spent $200, when I got home I began to research to see if what I bought was really worth it......... and it sure was worth it! Exquisite quality, immaculate presentation, and of course a very regal and elegant scent! If royalty has a smell, it would be Le Vainqueur. Just the quality that was put into it alone was worth the price, but the presentation just tops it all off.
|Emperor Napoleon on his throne|
After a series of victories, France became a dominant country of Europe and Napoleon maintained the French sphere of influence through the formation of various and extensive alliances and the elevation of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French Vassal states.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest commanders in history, his campaigns are studied at military academies worldwide.
He remains one of the most studied political and military leaders in all of history.
So what does Napoleon have to do with a fragrance called Le Vainqueur ???
Well... it's because this fragrance was originally composed for King Napoleon of France him self, reportedly in the year 1795. The Rance family had been famous for creating perfumed gloves for the French Aristocracy in Grasse, France since early 1600's.
They turned their interests to perfumery in 1795 which led Francois Rance to create some of the most refined, luxurious and modern perfumes.
|Imperial Eagle with a Crown|
|Spring time awakening by Luc-Oliver Merson , 1884|
|Lily of the Valley - A dominant note of Le Vainqueur|
About 6 hours later, the scent is still going but now sits close to the skin.I can still smell lily of the valley being less dominant and is now quite powdery and gentle.
The musk, nut meg , watermelon, amber, and ginger are now also weaker while the leather and vetiver really becomes quite robust and noticeable, which gives Le Vainqueur an even more masculine touch. Lily of the valley stays detectable throughout along with jasmine and iris.
|Spring time in France - what a nice Chateau!|
Overall a classy, elegant, and regal scent long lasting and has great silage.
If you are looking for a fresh, floral and citrusy male fragrance without wanting to smell like other guys out there - but smell like a king !!... I recommend this one! It's currently my spring and summer signature scent as well.