Trouble, the last major feminine release from Boucheron Paris, is a sensual oriental fragrance composed of citron, digitalis, jasmine sambac, precious woods, vanilla amber and blue cedar. The perfume comes in a full range of scented products including shower gel, body cream, body milk and a dry oil spray. The dry oil is my favorite of the moisturizers. It does not have the rich texture of the cream, nor does it sink in as deep as the body milk, but it is by far the most convenient to apply — the fragrance is infused into a blend of magnolia, sweet almond and camellia oils that spritzes easily into a light layer and is rapidly absorbed with minimal mess or fuss.
It is clearly intended as a layering tool, lacking the smoky, sweet, ambery depth of the Eau de Parfum, and with more emphasis on the light ethereal lemon and jasmine notes. That said, the sillage and lasting power are comparable to the perfume, so if one actually likes the scent of this "lighter" Trouble, it is perfectly acceptable to use it as a stand-alone product (as I often do).
The only disappointing thing about the dry oil is the packaging. It comes in a heavy maroon and gold metal canister, disconcertingly similar in feel and appearance to an aerosol hairspray can. Next to the black-ruby glass and gold snake-entwined bottles of the Eau de Parfum, Eau Légère Nacrée and especially the truly stunning tasseled parfum atomizer, the dry oil looks cheap and dowdy, hardly befitting a product from the house of the legendary jeweler Frederic Boucheron. Still, if plain, the packaging and atomizer is at least sturdy and reliable, so if one can deal with the trappings, it is a lovely product.