Yves Rocher Moment de Bonheur: Roses, Roses, Roses

moment de bonheur

  As you may know, I’m a big fan of Yves Rocher and awaiting a parcel for them later this week.  I love that the quality is high and the freebies and special offers are plentiful.

It’s shame there are no stores in the UK and I have had to make a few blind buys, but I have never been disappointed.  I am particularly fond of Yves Rocher Cléa, which, if you’re a fan, smells a bit like Dove and makes for a deliciously creamy, ambery fragrance. Today I am reviewing Yves Rocher Moment de Bonheur, a rather lovely, simple floral. It opens with drunken rose petals.  By drunken I mean that it reminds me of the rose petal perfume I used to make when I was little.  I would collect rose petals from the garden and keep them in a jar of water.  The resulting perfume would not be um…commercial, but it smelled like rose petals that were on the turn: over ripe if you like and on the point of being fermented.  I’m not painting a pretty picture but in fact the rose scent from the stewed and dampened petals really summed up summer for me.

Moment de Bonheur was in fact created for Autumn and was launched in September 2011.  This would make sense, since the base has a hint of spice and warmth in the Patchouli and Cedar finish.  However, despite the Geranium and Green notes, Moment de Bonheur, to me will always be roses, roses, roses: stem, leaves and all. It’s light as a petal and borderline soapy in places, but I love it. If you like rose fragrances you can’t go wrong with this one.

photo by theimaginationtree.com

photo by theimaginationtree.com

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10 Comments

    • Why oh why oh why did Avon ever discontinue Timeless? Madness

  1. I must tell you how much I am enjoying reading all of your posts! In my recent perusing through the online perfume blog world I have been disappointed by so many writers who pontificate on fragrances I could never afford, write such lengthy reviews I can only get half way through, write about their political ideologies or write so much about their accomplishments/themselves- all the while losing sight of what I really want to read…..it’s all about the perfume!!! Your writing is a breathe of fresh air….and many a post has made me laugh as well. I may not comment all the time but rest assured I am reading (currently up to the April 2013 posts and working backwards for the last three days).

    • I appreciate that so much! I’m so pleased you “get” my blog. I think perfume shouldn’t always be exclusive and that cheaper and more accessible brands are often a good bet. It’s nice to do niche, but sometimes frustrating if they’re hard to come by. Welcome aboard!

  2. I’m way behind on my perfume reading but thanks for reviewing this as I was wondering what this one was like. Yves Rocher definitely make some good bang for your buck perfumes. I love it how they give so many freebies as well. And like your other reader noted I also like it how you do a good range of perfume on your blog.

    • Thank you so much Megan. I do try and cover all tastes and budgets so as not to alienate anyone. Besides, my own dressing table is a real mixed bag! I am just about ot review another really good Yves Rocher scent that was less than 8GBP!

  3. This made me laugh and remember…..your comment about putting rose petals in a jar with water …I used to do that too when I was very young …I could never understand why the resulting perfume never smelt too good after a day or two in the sun …interesting but not what I had been expecting…after many years reading about and smelling perfumes I had realized that there was much more to it than I thought at the time …but in the golden days of youth anything is possible isn’t it ? I love your blog … agree wholeheartedly with Justbreathe ..

    • Thank you Aileen for your very kind words. I do try and review broadly. I think perfume should be accessible to all regardless of location and price!

      I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only child mashing up rose petals in water and trying to get people to try it, but hey, at least we were using natural ingredients. Nobody could accuse us of using synthetics!

      best wishes
      Samantha

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