Fragrance Review of Orage by Louis Vuitton

Orage (Louis Vuitton)

My Full Fragrance Review:

When it comes to crafting iconic men’s fragrances, Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud is a name that demands attention. As the nose behind the French luxury label Louis Vuitton, Cavallier-Belletrud has an esteemed reputation for creating some of the best-selling and top-rated men’s fragrances out there. Today, I’m offering my opinion on one of his creations: Orage, which aptly translates from French to “Thunderstorm.”

30s Review of Orage from Louis Vuitton

Quick Facts:

  • Scent Profile: fresh, woody
  • Season: all-seasons
  • Longevity: shorter than average
  • Occasion: office, dating, leisure time
  • Price: $$$$

Smell:

The moment you spritz on Orage, you can tell what it’s going for—capturing the essence of a rainy, thunderstorm-laden day. But this isn’t a tropical monsoon or a springtime drizzle; think more along the lines of a North American or Northern European forest, drenched in rain on an early October afternoon. You’re immediately hit with a very fresh, “wet woods” kind of vibe. Earthy notes and a bit of moss add a green undertone, enriching the overall scent profile.

While some fragrances take you on an olfactory journey with changing notes over time, Orage remains steadfast in its character. It’s a linear scent, and I’ve got to say, I appreciate the consistency. It’s not an overtly bright, summer day kind of fragrance; it leans more mature and distinctively masculine. If you’re a fan of classics like Terre d’Hermes or Acqua di Giò Profumo, Orage will likely resonate with you. Perfect for the 30+ crowd looking for something that can easily transition through the seasons.

my opinion on orage

Longevity:

Alright, let’s cut to the chase. The Achilles’ heel of Orage? Its longevity—or the lack thereof. Woody fragrances often offer respectable staying power, but Orage breaks that trend. It starts off rather subtly, which isn’t a bad thing if you’re going for an unobtrusive aroma. However, within as little as two hours, it fades into a whisper, clinging to your skin but barely noticeable to others. It’s a short-lived perfume, which is somewhat disappointing.

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Final Thoughts:

In conclusion, Orage is an intriguing addition to Louis Vuitton’s fragrance lineup. It nails the essence of a thunderstorm, particularly if you’re imagining one set in a damp forest in rural Northern Europe. It’s undeniably masculine and mature, making it versatile for wear throughout the year. However, the poor longevity could be a deal-breaker for some. If you’re in the market for something subtle, this could be your go-to, but know that you’ll be sacrificing longevity in the bargain.

Overall, Orage is a well-crafted perfume that tells a specific story—just don’t expect that story to last all day.

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In conclusion, Orage is an intriguing addition to Louis Vuitton’s fragrance lineup. It nails the essence of a thunderstorm, particularly if you’re imagining one set in a damp forest in rural Northern Europe. It’s undeniably masculine and mature, making it versatile for wear throughout the year. However, the poor longevity could be a deal-breaker for some. If you’re in the market for something subtle, this could be your go-to, but know that you’ll be sacrificing longevity in the bargain.

Overall, Orage is a well-crafted perfume that tells a specific story—just don’t expect that story to last all day.

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