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My mom is the only person I know who makes a sour face whenever she drinks orange juice. She scrunches up her nose and knits her brow, as if she’s just bitten into the sourest lemon on planet earth.
To this day, whenever I see a carton of orange juice, I think of my mom standing in front of the fridge at home with a glass of juice in her hand. “It has vitamin C,” she’d say, and then slam it down and make that funny face. “Very good for you!”
OK, so she may not be crazy about orange juice, but she absolutely adores citrus scents. If your mom does, too, she just might love Bois d’Orange Emperor Fresh Fragrant Water, a limited edition fragrance from Roger & Gallet, a 150-year-old French fragrance line.
Moms who appreciate hard-to-find luxury brands might like that it isn’t carried in every store. It can be hard to find here in the U.S. This particular bottle, one of three new pieces in the limited edition Emperor collection, is currently available online at Shop Londons (you can also find permanent Roger & Gallet fragrance, body and bath items online at Dermstore).
A few spritzes of this light and fresh citrus scent last about three hours on me, like a body splash, and here’s a fun fact: The tall, thin bottle is flat along one side…just like the fragrance bottles favored by Napoleon I.
His soldiers liked bottles shape liked that because it made them easier to slip into a boot.
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Bois d’Orange is a very bright, fresh fragrance — not overly girly — and almost gender neural, so don’t be surprised if Dad tries to bogart a spritz for himself here and there.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,