BOUCHERON QUATRE EAU DE PARFUM



A ring! The emblem of eternity, unity, integrity, power, wealth and sign of the covenant have been present since ancient civilizations. In Sumerian tradition the ring is a divine attribute that, together with crown and scepter, refers to royal dignity. Greek mythology as the first one mentiones that of Prometheus, the ring that Hercules compounded from a broken chain hoop and stone of Caucasus mountain, and connected it around Prometheus' finger as Zeus' promise that the convict, although liberated, shall remain forever shackled and bined. Egyptian Pharaohs were passing into afterlife frilled with a bulk of rings. One of the most reputed, the ring of scarab, was made of precious or semiprecious stones, personifying the disciple and his path to wisdom and serving as a signet. In Rome, the custom was legally regulated – all free citizens could wear golden rings, exempted slaves the silver ones and thrall was limited to those of iron. To Vikings it was a herald of honor, loyalty and safe sailing, so the dragons on beaks of their ships were holding rings in their mouth. The Middle Ages saw it used as a sort of weapon ie the poison container, and was decorated with exquisite and complex pattern of jewels, not only for beauty purposes, but also for practical values. Namely, it was believed that the gem vigor can cure diseases, protect from spells and invoke noble virtues in people. Nowadays, rings are being exchanged in matrimonies as a symbol of vows and mutual fidelity. In art it represents an immense temptation for the bearer, but likewise the possibility to overcome fear, doubt and vice, as well as to gain the greatest authority – to conquer, govern and control oneself. The quest for a ring is a common segment of old Norse sagas which inhaled spiritus movens into Richard Wagner to compose the cycle of epic musical dramas The Ring of the Nibelung, and partly in Tolkien to write The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Finally, the ring incentivized Boucheron Quatre perfume.

Every jewelry house is distinct and recognizable by their unique bling. However, I personally consider that Maison Boucheron has incomparable and by far the most beautiful, the most extravagant and almost surreal pieces, for which is hard to fathom that they are produced by human hand. Frédéric Boucheron, though descendent of family of cloithers, founded the house in 1858. when he opened his fist shop, and in 1893. he became the premier jeweler to relocate the business to Place Vendôme. According to the legend, he chose street number 26, where Boucheron still resides, because it was the sunniest corner of the square and he deemed that diamonds in the shopwindow would glitter more vibrantly, rendering the place a showcase of politeness, competence and French elegance unprecedented in the world. Boucheron's singular ability to comprehend the zeitgeist is meritorious for devising new manners of jewelry wearing. After his death in 1902. success continued to rapidly expand and orders from royal families and movie stars began to roll in. For example, in 1921. they designed a majestic tiara, one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite.

The collections that simply bedazzled me are Nature Triomphante and Collection of Animals. Nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Maison Boucheron: over the years the variety, aesthetic perfection and rich symbolism are mirrored in diverse and remarkable assortments. The vision of victorious nature has always been reflected in jewelry, without cultivated flowers and bonny arrangements, only the pure, unrestrained, proud and wild nature whose each aspect glorifies its magic charm. The ivy, pansies or wheat that emerges from workshop at Place Vendôme 26 embodies the allegorical merger of reality and fantasy.

To the universal delight, year after year Collection of Animals is frequently complemented by new spectacular animals, outlining the orbit for the unstoppable, positive force of nature. Surpassing the notion of jewelry, the perpetuated animals are talismans with shielding properties. Real or mythological, they're all full of meaning and are named with special heed, the peculiar and unexpected beings that invites to the unlikely friendship.

To me, the nature is everlasting well of imagination too and I'm constantly amazed by its shapes, colors and scents. It's sufficient to occasionally glance at setting or rising of the sun, at flamboyant bloom or murmuring treetops, and be enchanted with indescribably wonderful shades, sounds and details, whereas about awe and reverence caused by fairytale landscapes and sceneries is needless to utter words at all. Precisely for that reason I behold Boucheron as the pinnacle of jewelry, closest to the ideality of nature that human craft can depict through precious metals and stones. The art of Maison Boucheron is also apparent in unmistakable selection of gems that sputter with emotions. Fascinated by them, Frédéric has established contacts all over the world, seeking the most precious, the rarest and extraordinary stones. For him, the unrivaled capacity and quality was echoed in projecting the inner beauty, as evidenced by harmonious amalgam of refinement and originality of his creations.

As trends shifts, today we're inclined toward rings of undemanding and elementary lines that we can wear in more or less every opportunity. In 2004., the Quatre was launched on the market, a ring that emanates the spirit of Boucheron, while cult codes which resembles the mastery of sculptor are permanently reinterpreted in the cluster of progressive and audaciously designed jewelry with the imposing synthesis of golden textures. Quatre Classique is actually a union of four rings, four undisputed icons of gentility of yellow, white and pink gold, along with brown PVD, atypical for jewelry trade. Later versions additionally included splendid pavé diamonds. The proportions, style and discreet strokes of timeless, avant-garde and innovative ring are a subtle reminder of the aesthetics of classical architecture, yet another paragon of Frédéric Boucheron. Each of its fragment is deeply rooted and conditioned by Paris: double decorative groove celebrates Parisians intertwined by love, ornamental motif „Clou de Paris“ portrays the lanes at Place Vendôme, diamonds illustrates the lights of Paris, and ribbed tracery stages city's tumult and cheer. Beside Classique there are Black, White, Red and Radiant collections with different substances, with bracelets, earrings, engagement and wedding rings in offer. It's interesting that you can pick one for yourself or combine two in desired materials.

On the 130th anniversary, in 1988., the initial gem-fragrance with a ring-shaped bottle was inaugurated, unambiguously called Boucheron. Following that mores the Quatre perfume originated, but, as opposed to its predecessor, only the shutter orchestrated the valiant olfactive explication of famous ring. The bottle is transparent and cylindrical, and the curious mechanism, which doesn't require removal of the coverlid – instead it's necessary to lower it down before usage, constitutes the ring's replica. This puts the whole emphasis on it and when I look at the perfume I'm under impression of seeing exclusively the top, respectively the ring.

The scent itself is decribable as floral with fruity notes and sophisticated woody tinges. It reveals the upper timbres of bitter orange, red currant, green tangerine, lemon and grapefruit, the central ones blend the essences of sambac jasmine, rose, wild strawberry, peach and apple, while the base chords are permeated in golden wood, cedar, cashmere, musk, vanilla and caramel. Despite flowery and fruity disposition it's not intensively sweet, primarily due to background wooden tints. It is absolutely advantageous for spring and summer months, principally for being lightweight and at the same time sensual. The aroma is an expression of delicate balance between modernism and heritage, upheaval and convention, shock-rock and chic, the perfume is assertive and contemporary and publicize the strength of character of those who wears it, as well as the brilliance of Boucheron jewelry house.

Have you tried Boucheron Quatre perfume? Or some other from their collection? What are your impressions? Write me in the comments.
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39 comments:

  1. The scent of that perfume sounds wonderful! And I love how they designed the bottle to look like the ring!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  2. I love how the Quatre perfume is nicely bottled! Ooh, the way it works is interesting as well. It is interesting to learn about the history of this brand. I like the woody smell! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  3. The scent of that perfume sounds wonderful! It is interesting to learn about the history of this brand. Great post dear ^^

    xoxo

    Ariadne ♥
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  4. The scent of this perfume sounds lovely! The bottle is exquisite.

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  5. This bootle looks so chic! I need to try is ASAP.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  6. I love how you included all of the history and information with this introduction of the perfume. It sounds fabulous.
    XOOX
    Jodie

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  7. I have not tried Quartre perfume but I do love the packaging! It's simple and elegant!

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  8. I love the packaging and bottle for this parfum. How decadent and luxe, especially with the twist top. It's amazing how far the humble ring has come and the various meanings and materials they are made from too

    Sxx
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  9. HI! It looks amazing. I haven´t tried it yet.
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  10. The bottle looks so awesome that I cannot even imagine how amazing it smells!
    Kisses,
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  11. This is a really interesting brand! I would like to test this fragrance!
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  12. I'm not familiar with this brand but the design, packaging, and scent seems amazing. I enjoyed reading this post. Thanks.

    xo, Maria
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  13. Great post dear. Thank you for sharing! :)
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  14. I have to admit I didn't try this perfume so far and neither anything other from their collection. But now you inspired me to do that. Thank you!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  15. All the perfumes you introduce have such beautiful bottles! The scent notes sound so good! Especially since it has wild strawberry!

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  16. Ah yes the ring themed packaging on the this perfume bottle is excuisite. I love it!

    Allie of
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  17. I didn't know it. The bottle is so beautiful!

    Beijos/Kisses.

    Anete Oliveira
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  18. Sounds really wonderful, I must try this fragrance :-)

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  19. Que perfume maravilhoso!
    Beijos.
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  20. That bottle looks really beautiful and the scent sounds amazing!

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  21. I love this bootle :)

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  22. You always tell such great stories and give interesting background information with your reviews - I love it! This one sounds delicious and I'd love to try it (never tried any of the Boucheron products) and the top on the bottle is so unique!

    Ruth
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  23. This fragrance sounds lovely! Love hearing the history behind it!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  25. Great post my dear, I'm ready to try this perfume:-) The pictures are amazing!

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  26. Amazing perfume ♥

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  27. Hello
    As you know I am Portuguese, and I have a hereditary disease, this disease was brought to Portugal by the Vikings, so I have Viking genes !!! But I would much rather have inherited a ring from the Vikings !!!
    This bottle of perfume is so unique that I am already in love with the history of this perfume !!
    xoxo

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  28. The packaging and design of the perfume looks so luxurious. Sounds like such a divine fragrance and I would love to smell it in person.

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  29. I would like to try this fragrance!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  30. The packaging looks amazing.


    xoxo
    Lovely
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  31. Never tried this fragrance,but the packaging looks luxurious and nice.

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  32. You always share some nice fragrances. Another good one here.

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  33. Love this parfum and these pictures!
    xoxo
    Ale
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  34. Hey!
    The bottle is so beautiful!
    xoxo
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