I am very pleased to share a review of the new Berdoues Collection Grands Crus Coffret with you today! I’m a fond lover of niche fragrances as you know and recently the House of Berdoues launched at Sephora. Sephora has been adding to their niche fragrance collection more and more lately and the best part about it is the fact that they launch a variety of different sets and coffrets like this one that allow you to experience all the fragrances from a particular house at a very affordable price.
I have a very tiny collection of Berdoues Bucoliques Tales scents that I purchased from the Arcades des Champs Elysées shops sometime ago but I’ve never had the pleasure of trying the Cologne Grand Cru selection of scents which are the ones you’ll be able to purchase at Sephora.com. The prices are considerably nicer at $85 for a 3.4 oz bottle compared to prices in France taking VAT into consideration. They are also very affordable by some niche standard pricing of $150 and upwards per bottle of fragrance which makes Berdoues a more affordable house. It’s always nice running across a niche brand that won’t cost you an arm and a leg yet still offers a unique selection of scents.
Like many French fragrances, Berdoues takes inspiration from nature with their notes in my opinion. Many of their scents to me are very green with softer floral notes. I probably like the Cologne Grand Cru scents so much because they remind me of Annick Goutal fragrances or the Les Hespéridées and Les Florales from Diptyque. Some of my favorite Diptyque fragrances come from the Florales and Hespéridées Collection of scents but they are quite weak which also happens to be the case with the Grand Crus ones. This makes me happy because I got to try all eight of them for $19! I was going to buy Vanira Moorea but now I feel like I can wait and buy it during the Sephora sale in November versus right this minute for full price.
This set comes in a lovely slide out box. Each fragrance also comes in an individual box as well. The fragrances are each 0.07 oz and are mist vials. There’s nothing more annoying than getting a sample that isn’t a mister. I hate those little uncap and pour vials. They are messy as hell!
The scents you get are:
- Scorza di Sicilia
- Petitgrain from Paraguay
- Somei Yoshino
- Vanira Moorea
- In Assam of India
- Arz El-Rab
- Oud Al Sahraa
- Russkaya Kozha
This is basically the complete line that is currently available on Sephora’s website so, it’s a great way to try them all before committing to spending near $100 on a single bottle. As I expressed above, I’m quite happy I got the sampler set because it was merely $19 and I quickly realized a lot of the scents are sheerer and weak. This does disappoint me but it didn’t stop me from loving on them none the less but I’m glad I didn’t splurge $85 on a bottle. They’ll be a lot more affordable come November during the 20% Rouge Event and I can grab one at that time. I was surprised as the fragrance do contain 15% parfum oil which should make for a fine, lingering base but sadly, some of the fruity scents are fleeting. I’ll have to explore some of the others and see if the throw and wear are longer.
I haven’t tried all the scents yet but some of the ones I loved were Scorza di Sicilia a bright, tangy lemon-y scent and Vanira Moorea, a fluffy marshmallow with warm, comforting notes.
If you’re a fond fan of French fragrance houses you’ll find no fault with the Berdoues Collection Grands Crus Coffret.
It’s available now at Sephora.com.