Robert Piguet has reintroduced Futur, a fragrance for women:
She is witty, outspoken, and supremely confident. Her style is effortless. Her fragrance is intensely feminine. Her perfume is Futur de Robert Piguet. Futur, Robert Piguet’s romantic green floral woody fragrance originally launched in the 1960s, has been reintroduced Futur fuses fresh citrus, romantic flowers and rich woods.
Vivacious and dynamic, Futur blends lively notes of bergamot and neroli along with a green spring-like bouquet of violet and the sweet richness of jasmine and ylang, which evolves into a radiant base of vetiver, cedar and patchouli. Futur is the fragrance for those who dazzle the world with their impeccable style.
Futur was reworked from the original by perfumer Aurélien Guichard.
Robert Piguet Futur is available in 50 (£55) and 100 (£85) ml Eau de Parfum or 30 ml Parfum (£180), and can be found now at Harrods in the UK. (quote via robertpiguetparfums)
Update: see a review of Robert Piguet Futur.
Has anyone tried this yet? Sounds really nice to me.
Any word about when it will be in the US?
I haven’t tried it, and sorry but I don’t know!
I tried this at Harrods the other day. It was very nice, but my RP lust remains intently targeted on Bandit. I don’t recall it being stridently green, but my nose was probably a bit blown out — it was sale time and utter maddness.
I’ve got a bottle of Bandit that I can’t wear. Wanna swap? Let me know if you have something to trade.
melaine, what formula is it? they are hugely different. is it made in the usa, or made in france? if it’s the right formula for me i am interested.
I heard Fall (September) 2009 for the US launch, with some store (I think Bergdorff’s) having the US exclusive for the first few months.
This sounds really nice, I would like to try it.
But does Futur=future?
Because if so, that is strange timing (for me personally).
Yes, it does.
I got to sniff this at Sniffa Spring Fling at Spafumerie in Manhattan .
After a full day of sniffing it probably didn’t get a fair sniff . Having said that , the combo of vetiver and patch is far too green and strident for me , but I love Monsieur Guichards work , and Baghari is my HG summer scent . So this should fit into their collection beautifully and earn plenty of fans . I thought the fragrance had released earlier !
Thanks so much…stridently green (I know I’m reworking your words to my own advantage) sounds wonderful to me!
Stridently green also sounds wondeful to me, especially in the summer!
3rd on stridently green, and anything with violet piques my curiosity.
Yep, it is very green and definitely want this one. Since i adore green fragrances, this one is a must have.
This seems like an interesting Fall scent, a la Futur.
I am curious…
Can anyone comment on the quality of other Piguet reintroductions/relaunches of perfumes from their archives (e.g., Visa & Cravache)? Were they done well? I now and then hear good things about Visa.
Well, bear in mind that everything in the line is a reintroduction…and I’d say so far the quality is excellent, although I still think the 1st 2, Bandit & Fracas, are the best.
Oh, I didn’t realize that! Leaving aside the practice of ongoing reformulation everywhere, were all the Piguet fragrances out of production for a time?
(sorry, just read your blurb under “Houses” so all is now clear…)
I understand that at one point, Fracas in particular was not being so nicely done as it is now…I don’t know exactly what year FFC took over the brand, but at any rate, it’s hardly likely that either Fracas or Bandit haven’t been reformulated at least once, if not more, since they were officially reintroduced in 96.
had the chance to try them all….Bandit is still my go to girl….but Baghari is pretty wonderful, and Cravache is billed for men, “but I like it too!” Look forward to Futur….don’t we all
OH. NO. *drools*
I’m wiping my chin now, too. Sounds just perfect for me!
Green + jasmine + vetiver + woods is pretty much what I dream of! Looks fantastic, too.
My dreams too, pretty much!
Me too!! The combination of notes here sound exactly like the kind of thing I have been looking for! I love good neroli, which is not nearly as sweet as orange blossom.
I am really excited about this one. I hope reformulation doesn’t wreak havoc on it. I’ve only smelled the vintage version once, and I loved it.
I’m sure they did as good a job as they could…Aurelien Guichard did a great job with Baghari.
Oh, don’t tell me that! Now you know I’m going to want to buy it!
Wait and smell!
Omg, I’m actually quite excited to hear this because I recently bought a bottle of Fracas (love). I’m really interested in smelling other Piguet fragrances now.
Fracas is still far & away my favorite. Look forward to trying this though!
The basenotes sound promising! As a Bandit-lover, I look forward to the chance to sniff this. Thanks for the heads-up!
It does sound promising
This sounds really good for right now – I love intensely green scents in the summer. But it seems like I’m always buying scents ‘out of season’ so I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up with at least a sample of this in the fall or winter.
LOL…I’m always finding things off-season too.
Yummy!! Sounds gooood! ‘Her fragrance is intensely feminine’… hope that’s a meaningless tagline.
It often is, right?
Yes, thank god Vetiver, Cedar and a welcome absence of fruits, that sounds like unisex potential to me.
If an ‘intensely feminine’ fragrance is suggested for a ‘self-confident’ or ‘strong’ or ‘independent’ woman it often means that it contains some rather ‘masculine’ aspects, doesn’t it?
Ohhh… want this! Someone on makeupalley was asking about movies and how to scent them and I was wondering about “2001: A Space Odyssey” — this could be it!
The name fits!
I do love a good Piguet! This one’s at least worth a try.
They usually do a good job.
Wowee this sounds tasty! Can’t wait till the Perfume House gets it. You see how dangerous this is? Oh I’m done sampling, said I. I don’t need to try anything new, thank you very much! Then y’all come parading this and Mandragore Pourpe by….;)
LOL…it’s not easy to get out of the cycle.
I’m beyond words: I reeeeally want this! (Okay, so not “witty and outspoken,” but still…) Bring on the green!
Ditto Guerlaingirl! I love me some green and, based on my growing fixation with Bandit, I like the way Piguet thinks!
Guess who’s going online to hunt up some vintage to compare the rerelease with?
About the Piguet reissues: Joe Garces of FFC asked Jean Guichard of Givaudan to restore Bandit and Fracas (neither of which have ever gone out of production) to as near to their original formulas as possible. Now of course they’ve had to be de-oakmossed.
Visa is an entirely different scent to the original; Baghari is also very different. Cravache hasn’t got much to do with the original either.
When I met Joe Garces in Paris last year, he wanted to be very faithful to Futur. The “re-orchestration”, as they say, took place with the guidance of Luca Turin. I haven’t smelled it yet, but I have the original stuff in good condition to compare.
There was another Piguet fragrance called Dingo, but Joe doubted the commercial potential of the name. I have no idea what it smelled like — I’ve never seen it up for sale in auctions.
Have to agree: don’t think you could sell a fragrance called Dingo in the US.
I agree. The phrase, “A dingo ate my baby,” is echoing in my head as I type; ’nuff said, I think.
Ahahaha…. that was like a sick catchphrase in college among certain friends.
The first thing I thought was that it would be reworked to “A Dingo ate my budget…”
Interesting commentary, as always, ccanada. I’m wondering how it works if Turin/Sanchez review fragrances on which he’s done consulting. I’d guess that wouldn’t happen…?
It sounds great! I have such high hopes now!
Hope it will live up to it…
I love Bandit, enjoy sniffing Fracas and also love Visa whilst being aware that it bears little to no relation to the original. A. Guichard seems to have a signature and it’s one I like very much so I’m looking forward to trying this.
I like AG’s work too.
I usually love a green floral, and I don’t know why this one isn’t seizing me by the lapels and shrieking, “Try me!”
So far the only Piguet I’ve tried has been Fracas, which I found amazingly beautiful and yet not something I felt I needed a bottle of. Bandit sounds like something I’d like to stay far away from (yes, I *am* a wimp, thanks for asking). The one scent from this house that IS seizing me by the lapels and insisting that I test it is Baghari. I’d like to test more of the line, but I suppose it will have to wait until I’ve worked down to the bottom layer of the sample box…
I dunno, mals…….if you like Fracas you will probably LOVE Bandit, for different reasons. Make sure you get perfume, not edt, though – there is a wranky/shrill lemon note in some of the edt that is scaryscaryscary.
The perfume, on the other hand (or pdt or edp or whatever it is that isn’t edt:-) – it’s creamy-beautiful and not scary at all!
Oh, fine. Fine fine fine. Corrupt me, will you?
I just put in a bid on a mini bottle of vintage Bandit parfum, along with a couple other vintage minis from same seller. If I hate it, it’s going straight over to scent splits… that’s assuming I win the auction, of course.
Baghari is really good. I actually like it better than Bandit. Somewhere in my overwhelming sample collection I have a sample of both of them. If I find them, I’ll let you know and you can have them.
Mals: the bottom layer of the sample box? Doesn’t it just keep sinking deeper… like the paleological record…?
Now we’re talking
I am unsure of reintroducing a classic, they always seem somehow changed. None of the guts and glory of the past. I’d still test it.
Not sure this one is so well known that it will disappoint people anyway?
WHY THE REFORMULATIONS? What is it? Is oakmoss some endangered flora? Is Ambergris just not at ALL Available anymore? Why do houses re-formulate PERFECTLY FABULOUS fragrances? I mean there must be real MUSK somewhere… Real patchouli and Sandalwood… makes me so mad!
this sounds liek it will smell divine, but i could almost care less when i hear the word “RE-FORMULATION” GODDARN! leave a damn masterpiece alone… you don’t see artists reforumlating “Le Grand Jatte” or Warhols’ “Marilyns” or Beethoven’s Fifth being “REFORMULATED” JEEZ! Leave well enough alone!
It isn’t generally possible to leave a fragrance that old as it is…too many regulations now, and beyond that, many people don’t want real animal ingredients in their perfume.
since i must be a little ignorant in this…. why is there regulations on REAL Oakmoss? or REAL Sandalwood? Or REAL Musk???
Too long to explain — scroll through the IFRA tag and you’ll find some background:
Oh, and should have said: not sure there are any restrictions on sandalwood other than that it’s nearly extinct in many places (and so many perfumers feel that for ethical reasons it’s better to use synthetic) and for that matter, no restriction on real musk that I know of, other than that most customers object to real animal ingredients. Also very expensive.