Genuine fragrances rebottled by an independent bottler, Perfumista. The fragrance is taken from genuine retail products and is entirely independent of the original manufacturing brand. Perfumista is in no way affiliated with, or working in any form of partnership with, the brand owner. All fragrances are 100% original but will not be supplied in any retail/branded packaging and no trademarks or logos will be used.
The name comes from a line said by Hugo Pratt’s cult graphic novel hero, the half-gypsy sailor Corto Maltese, in The Ballad of the Salt Sea: “Adieu, bijou romantique” (“Farewell, romantic jewel). The tagline, “Her price is far above rubies”, is drawn from the Scriptures.As for the scent, it is by Mathilde Bijaoui, whose dark beauty would have surely inspired Hugo Pratt had he known her. It was Mathilde who signed the critically acclaimed Tilda Swinton Like This, and with Bijou Romantique she offers another delicately hued composition that hovers just on the edge of being the most ethereal gourmand, with the subtle chocolate facets of iris, vetiver blending into the creaminess of vanilla and benzoin. Laboratoire Mane’s captive molecule EVEE bridges the gap between vanilla and spices, lightly brushing the blend with the burn of clove. Tender, complex and multi-facetted, Bijou Romantique lives up to its name. Who knew the bad boys at État Libre d’Orange had it in them to be so chivalrous? Etat Libre D’Orange Bijou Romantique.
All products are produced to order. We typically specify two clear working days from the date of order for production and dispatch on the third day for ALL orders. This is intended as a guide and production can slip during busy times of the year. If your order is time sensitive, please contact us for an accurate production and dispatch time frame.
Occasionally we may not have sufficient volume from a single bottle to complete your order. To avoid mixing bottles, we will wait until we have sufficient stock to produce all your order from a single bottle. Again, you will be notified by email if this is the case, and a full refund will be made if this creates an unacceptable delay for you.
Postage Times & Delivery
All standard orders are dispatched using Royal Mail Second Class Signed For. A tracking number for each order is available upon request and items can be tracked at https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item.
Royal Mail quote an aim to deliver all orders within 2-4 working days (not including the date of collection) but this is not guaranteed. Perfumista is not responsible for the delivery times once the order has left our premises.
If you are not in at the time of delivery the postman/courier will generally leave a card to say that the parcel has been taken back to the depot where you may pick it up/ request a re-delivery.
For the 1st Class Postage Option, Royal Mail aim to delivery all orders within 1-3 working days (not including the date of collection) but this is not guaranteed and are still subject to the two clear working days for production and dispatch on the third day.