Jaipur Bracelet EdP (released 2012) is a flanker to Boucheron‘s Jaipur (released 1994). I’ve never smelled the pillar so I can’t tell you how close those two really are. Bracelet is still being sold, but I’m not sure if Jaipur is still being produced. The nose for bracelet is Carlos Benaim.
I dedicate this review to the south half of our planet, since this perfume is sort of a spring perfume and we’re heading into fall up here. XD Bracelet is a bright, happy flowers thing and turns into a cream perfume later on. It hits right home with me because I love those orange blossom/sun cream combinations (like Yves Rocher Neroli).
Now, the notes list contains neither orange blossom nor creamy notes, which is weird because the start is a dead ringer for Pure Poison, a jasmine-neroli-gardenia-bomb. Bracelet is fresher and less jasmine but the connection is there.
The notes for bracelet include neither neroli, nor orange blossom, nor gardenia or jasmine. It says Hyacinth, Lily of the valley, iris and cypress. This makes it sound fresher and greener than it is, in my opinion. Before I looked up the notes I was so sure I’d find orange blossom/neroli. Although I guess when I look for it I do get some Lily of the Valley…
The flower phase doesn’t last very long, sadly. Maybe half an hour. The cream note gets stronger and stronger until the whole thing ends up smeling like very good and expensive skin care. For comparison, Pure Poison lasts much longer in the sweet flower phase.
The cream phase does last several hours but very close to the skin. This is my experience with it. A friend says that she finds Bracelet to be very heavy and strong. So it’s pretty subjective (however I am not entirely sure she meant Bracelet instead of Jaipur which sounds like a heavy oriental compared to this light flower).
verdict: lovely if you find Pure Poison too strong.