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.