Topic: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

A few hours before my first date with my husband, I bought Raffinee for the first time because I fell in love with the scent.  Well, my husband loved it too and he is very picky about perfumes.  I've worn only Raffinee for the last 28 years!  I have been having alot of trouble finding it the last several years and buy the vintage bottles on ebay most of the time.  I especially love the powder.  I really don't want to change scents but may not have a choice if I can't find it anymore.  http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.5358.jpg Houbigant Raffinee

I am wondering if there is anything else that is very, very similar to the original Raffinee?

Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

I think you and your husband may enjoy:

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.133.jpg Boucheron Boucheron

It is another great classic with a good dose of powder. It is very tasteful.

I am not picky, just discerning.

Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

Do you like http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.93.jpg  Yves Saint Laurent Opium ? I haven't smelled your signature scent, I like opium but I don't think it's powdery.



Maybe you could stock up on Houbigant Raffinee while there are still many on ebay, it's not to expensive either... once there aren't much left the price will skyrocket.

Last edited by anneymn (2012-05-22 20:09:32)

Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

I was so in love with Raffinee. Its been years ! Try my all time favorite perfume. If I remember correctly they are similar.http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.343.jpg Chloe Chloe

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Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.7911.jpg Versace VE

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.314.jpg  Cartier Panthere

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.6044.jpg  Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.5352.jpg  Houbigant Apercu

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.3970.jpg  Oleg Cassini Cassini

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.776.jpg  Van Cleef & Arpels First

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.901.jpg  Emanuel Ungaro Diva

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1412.jpg  Versace Blonde

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.5944.jpg  Oscar de la Renta Ruffles

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.438.jpg  Cristobal Balenciaga Michelle



I think you should explore among some of the classics....i am sure you will find something you would like.

Last edited by olga1780 (2012-05-22 22:23:09)

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Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4935.jpg Germaine Monteil Royal Secret

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Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

You could contact Danaclassics.com and ask them if they changed the scent,when Raffinee by Houbigant changed to Dana,I know you can still buy this scent on line by Dana.Maybe the scent is still the same.

Last edited by astamm62 (2012-05-23 08:53:43)

Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

The stand out note for me in Hougigant Raffinee is the carnation, so maybe something like http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2817.jpg  Caron Bellodgia

or http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.4805.jpg  Miller Harris Fleur Oriental

Also lovely but sadly no longer made is http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2615.jpg  Guerlain Terracotta Voile d'Ete but like the Houbigant, can still be found on ebay. hjarta

Last edited by smellsogood (2012-05-23 17:33:28)

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Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.2919.jpg Caron Fleurs de Rocaille  I was wearing  it the other day and was thinking that it's quite similar to Raffinee (by Houbigant). You might give it a try

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Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

I just got a sample of Raffinee today, and my first thought was that it smells just like Cacharel Loulou, but without the strong jasmine.

Raffinee is truly beautiful, I just ordered a full size bottle of it...  rodna So warm and spicy...

Maybe you could try this: http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1276.jpg Cacharel LouLou

Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

Oh, and perhaps this little gem:

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.955.jpg Gloria Vanderbilt Vanderbilt

Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

The Swedish girl wrote:

I just got a sample of Raffinee today, and my first thought was that it smells just like Cacharel Loulou, but without the strong jasmine.

Raffinee is truly beautiful, I just ordered a full size bottle of it...  rodna So warm and spicy...

Maybe you could try this: http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.1276.jpg  Cacharel LouLou

That's the first one that popped in my head, too.  Also I'll add

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.427.jpg Jean Paul Gaultier Classique for the orange blossom and vanilla.

All good things come to an end...

Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

astamm62 wrote:

You could contact Danaclassics.com and ask them if they changed the scent,when Raffinee by Houbigant changed to Dana,I know you can still buy this scent on line by Dana.Maybe the scent is still the same.

+1

same thing for me with the original formula version of http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.220.jpg Dior Poison Tendre , it was my mothers sig scent when i was a kid so it has huge sentimenal value to me, ended up having to shell out $212 for it on ebay for 100ml, and that was actually the cheapest option.

"When a woman can love a man right down to her fingernails, she can hate him the same way."
-Jean Harlow.

Re: I don't like any perfume except the original Raffinee by Houbigant.

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.86.jpg Elizabeth Arden Red Door

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.171.jpg Lancome Poeme

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.995.jpg La Perla La Perla

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.312.jpg Cartier Must de Cartier

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.552.jpg Estée Lauder SpellBound

http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/m.222.jpg Dior Dolce Vita