Re-issued fragrances are arguably one of the most challenging compositions to create for most of the brands. Today we’re looking into Eau des Voleurs from L’Occitane en Provence.
The structure, composition, diffusion, longevity and the pyramid of notes are almost never identical to its predecessor. The coveted rare piece, once it forms its own niche then becomes an object for avid perfume collectors to add to their collection. Again, this is despite the striking differences in the note compositions. You can find more fragrance reviews here.
Word on different fragrance blogs is that the character of Eau Des 4 Voleurs is the same as the original 1991 issue, minus the projection. The reissued version was launched as a part of the Les Classiques de L’Occitane collection which included a trio of revisited fragrances. Eau Des 4 Voleurs is a classic well-defined example of a chypre fragrance. It opens with brisk green top notes. As it progresses, it takes an interesting turn with pine and herbal influences of oregano and basil stealing the show. After ten minutes, it turns more warmer and woodier on my skin.
Top Notes – bergamot, lemon, orange leaves, lavender, clary sage, basil, juniper, thyme, oregano
Heart Notes – clove, evergreen
Base Notes – cedar, sandalwood, oak moss, amber
This is what Loccitane has to say about Eau Des 4 Voleurs:
The unprecedented freshness of this fragrance reveals a combination of sparkling and aromatic scent along with notes of patchouli. In the head, the lightness and the insolence of fresh notes persists of petit grain and bergamot, in the heart, Cloves, oregano and lavender give way to a regressive agreement of spices and dried herbs in the sun. The fragrance ends with round notes of warm patchouli and white wood.
Overall, Eau Des 4 Voleurs is a well-crafted, non-linear, phase developed scent. The progression from citrus to the herbs to the woods is impressive. I’d say this is a great warm weather pick-me-up scent with a masculine footprint.