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Boucheron Eau Legere Boucheron for women

Boucheron Eau Legere Boucheron for women
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Boucheron Eau Legere by Boucheron is a Floral Green fragrance for women. Boucheron Eau Legere was launched in 2006. Top notes are mandarin orange and bergamot; middle note is hyacinth; base notes are musk and vanilla.

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Mandarin Orange Bergamot

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Base Notes
Musk Vanilla

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I've worn Boucheron Legere for many years and when I ran out and couldn't find it locally (I had purchased it in Paris), I checked online. It's been a while and I need to reorder again and see there are numerous 'Legere' options and am confused - please help! My bottle is blue, and I see online there are a number of blue bottles, but the packaging is different (white with blue lettering, beige with blue lettering, blue with blue lettering) and I don't recall the color of the box mine came in. Is there a way to figure out which version I have? Are the different box colors actually different fragrances?


I’ve been thinking about unabashedly synthetic fragrances. Not Comme des Garçons synthetic or non-perfume punk fragrances. I mean Hermès 24, Faubourg, Boucheron by Boucheron & Boucheron Eau Legère, Lauder’s Dazzling Silver, Paco Rabanne Metal. Some work better than others. The less successful of the lot seem to fail for errors of approximation and errors of scale. Boucheron by Boucheron approaches sensibilities of flower and amber, but misses them by just enough that they seem odd, then magnifies them enough that they seem alarming. Approximation and scale.

Boucheron Eau Legère (2006) uses the same palette as the original, but actually smells nice. Maybe it’s a lighter hand in the composition, maybe there’s simply a little room to breath between the notes. It feels like it has a thinner nose viscosity. It doesn’t hide its synthetic tone; there is a crystalline quality that is both pretty and shallow. The chord has a fetching ring, but it’s played on a tinny instrument. Smart, though. In Boucheron by Boucheron a similar chord, much louder, is brittle and harsh.

The strict use of aromachemicals rather than botanicals (and animalics, I suppose) does allow for a manipulation of abstract qualities. It gives PR Metal and EL Dazzling Silver their metallic glare. In Nahema, synthetics allow the creation of a sort of meta-flower. But in using solely aromachemicals to attempt to replicate florals, ambers, etc., perfumes like Boucheron and 24, Faubourg use synthetics as scent prostheses. A bit like using saccharine instead of sugar. It sets up an expectation that can't be met.

Eau Legère’s lighter weight is what allows it to succeed as a perfume. It verges on appearing over-produced, but it’s catchy.


Dear Olga... Your bottle is another version, which isn't available on this site, yet.
There are many eau legeres and many Joaillier versions EDT and EDP for almost all Boucheron parfums.

The bottle shown here, is a scent, as I see it, which could be for men and women. It's clear, fresh and stays for a lot longer (about 6-8 hours).

I also have many versions not shown at this site, yet.

The jewel version is only available in 50 ml EDP, which scent is exactly the same as the Boucheron de Boucheron.


Just wanted to add for the Boucheron fans: don't be put off by "Eau Legere" part. I was wearing it today, and even though it is light, it has great sillage and lasts at least 4 hours.


I agree, not much in common with the original Boucheron, but still a lovely fragrance for summer time,when Boucheron would most likely knock people over, especially EDP.

Looks like the photo is mixed up the with the Jewel Edition EDP, my bottle is clear with gold design.


BOUCHERON EAU LEGERE bears barely no resemblance to its namesake, BOUCHERON, which of course raises the usual questions about the rhyme and reason of the flanker industry... Why dash some expectations and instill others falsely by suggesting that a flanker will be related somehow to its predecessor?Alas, these questions may remain eternal mysteries of the world, never to be resolved.

EAU LEGERE will certainly be welcome to those who find BOUCHERON too heavy, too formal, and frankly inappropriate for most contexts. From start to finish, this smells to me like a light oriental woody fragrance, with a pleasant vanilla-infused drydown that is fairly subtle and not very floral at all. No idea, honestly, why anyone would read this composition as a floral green...

A nice everyday, unobtrusive and inoffensive quasi-skin scent, EAU LEGERE could easily be worn in all of the contexts where BOUCHERON might seem out of place. Not very original, but pleasant all the same.


I have another special edition (am not exactly sure which one - a light juice and white-ish pearly box with blue accents) - a gift from a friend.
It is a very elegant scent,sharp and grassy in the beginning - slightly bitter and warm in the end.Hyacinth notes are very lovely here, I also feel some lily of the valley. The vanilla-musk base mixed with the bitterness is very alluring. I am not sure where the bitter note is coming from - it feels like marigold or tagette.
I agree with perfumeaddict - it is an ideal day scent, even for work. The staying power is average, and it does not leave a trail behind like the Boucheron Femme does, but I still felt it`s presence all day long.


Some "light" versions of fragrances are just that: the same fragrance, but simplified and lightened. Boucheron Eau Legere has almost nothing in common with the original Boucheron Femme - it is a completely different scent. Eau Legere is a not-too-innocent, spring-like floral musk. After the citrus top notes fade, the fragrance dries down to a fairly potent hyacinth-musk floral. Vanilla is present to smooth the edges of the hyacinth and sweeten the green notes, but isn't prominent enough to take it into oriental territory.

As much as I like Boucheron Femme, I think Eau Legere might actually be more wearable. I'll reserve Boucheron Femme for romantic occasions, but Eau Legere is one you can wear every day.


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Boucheron Eau Legere by Boucheron 4.03 out of 5 based on 39 ratings and 8 user reviews

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