Friday fritter: Roger & Gallet Bois D’Orange

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Roger & Gallet Bois D'Orange

I blame men. You can be sure if there’s a problem, there’s a man involved. And for this Friday fritter, I lay the blame squarely at Himself Indoors’ feet. Going around with his lovely expensive aftershave that he won’t let me wear. So what’s a girl to do when she finds a less expensive version? Buy, buy, buy!

That’s how I came to possess a bottle of the gorgeous Roger & Gallet Bois D’Orange Fragrant Water. I’m not normally crazy for citrus fragrances but this light orange perfume was so similar to Himself Indoors’ divine aftershave Prada Infusion D Homme (and a fraction of the price), I couldn’t resist. Plus I defy anyone to walk by the pretty floral Roger & Gallet stands in the pharmacy and not pick up a treat.

I’m nutty about any products that contain neroli and Bois D’Orange has notes of orange blossom and neroli at its heart and top notes of mandarin orange, basil, and verbena. It’s refreshing and zesty – perfect for spring/summer.

As it was labelled ‘fragrant water’, I didn’t hold out much hope of it lasting but I could still catch a whiff of it hours later. At €17 for 30ml, it will be one I’ll be wearing well into summer.

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