Narciso Eau de Parfum Poudree by Narciso Rodriguez


I do love a bit of Poudree. I love it in Chanel No 19 Poudree and I love it as a note in any perfume. The powderier, the better. Don’t be put off by the Poudree in the title if you’re not a powder fan- it’s a muted, muffled effect, and not remotely dated.

Narciso EDP Poudree goes on with a flourish of white flowers: namely trusty jasmine and orange flower. There’s no creamy tuberose here, although it would have worked well. There’s a comforting slink of musk running alongside the feminine flora, and this is what resonates most for me. The rose peeks in, but doesn’t get much of a say. The base is comprised of vetiver, tonka, woods, and patchouli.

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Mainly though, this is a big white floral, with sexy, musky overtones and a woody finish. It makes me feel like a proper grown up, as if I should do my nails and wear high heels before wearing it.

Narciso Eau de Parfum Poudree is exceptionally good and probably my favourite from The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club Box from whence it came. (It’s neck and neck with Stella McCartney POP.  Boxes are £5 each and sent quarterly. I would never have stumbled across this gem if it hadn’t been put under my nose. And that, my friends, is why I like Discovery Boxes.


You can buy Narciso Eau de Parfum Poudree from The Fragrance Shop.


7 thoughts on “Narciso Eau de Parfum Poudree by Narciso Rodriguez”

  1. Must try this – you make sound very attractive! I loved La Poudre by Lyn Harris for M&S. Such a pity that whole line is gone.

    1. Hi Bee,

      It’s definitely worth a sniff. It feels very grown up and classic to my humble nose!

      best wishes
      Sam x

  2. Seconded Sam – the Narciso EDP Poudree is really lovely. It’s soft and comforting and great for office wear. My favourite tho will always be the small white bottle of NR’s ‘Narciso’. xo

    1. The lovely Patsi!
      Hello my dear. I’m very impressed with everything NR has done so far. All good stuff- no turkeys. This one has a wonderfully classic feel. The more I sniff it, the more I like it.

      Sam xxx

  3. I love poudrés as well! I am opening my second bottle of Chanel no 19 poudré and I’m just addict from this fragrance. I love as well, since my childhood the Chantilly powder / fragrance and I don’t know why. Some of those poudré perfume remind my of the scent lipsticks used to have. I may be crazy, but it reminds me that.
    Anyway, I got to try this new perfume 🙂

    1. Bonjour Genevieive and apologies for this late reply. You have great taste. I adore Chanel No 19 Poudre. I only started loving powdery notes when i understood chypres and now I can’t get enough!

      Sam x

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