The Scent of Royalty – Millesime Imperial

If you’re searching for a high-end scent, they don’t get more regal than Millesime Imperial. This decadent fragrance was originally designed for the French Royal Court, and when you smell it for the first time, you can tell. It oozes Parisian refinement and class!

Our version is inspired by the original, and captures all of its elegance and masculinity. Here’s more information.

Millesime Imperial cologne – the French royal fragrance

  • Top notes of fruit and sea salt
  • Central notes of iris, bergamot, mandarin and lemon
  • Base notes of wood, musk and the ocean (marine accord)

Millesime Imperial cologne – the French royal fragrance

Millesime is not only opulent; it has a smell that’s unique and attention-grabbing. The notes of marine accord are reminiscent of tumbling waves and salty sea-air, which works well with the strong, citrussy aroma.

This fragrance often comes head to head with Aventus – another iconic masculine eau de parfum. In the Millesime Imperial vs Aventus debate, it’s often a matter of personal preference. Aventus is exotic and rich, while Millesime boasts more natural scents, and has an added hint of opulence.

Millesime Imperial longevity – does it last?

When you invest in a fragrance, you want to know that it’s going to last throughout the day. Our version of Millesime Imperial is made from high-quality ingredients, which means you’ll be able to smell it for hours.

At first spray, you’ll pick up on the tart sweetness of fruit, combined with the tang of sea salt. Give it a few minutes to settle, then sniff again. This time, you’ll be able to identify the strong citrus notes, combined with the delicacy of iris (which provides a good counter-balance). After another hour or so, the base notes will kick in properly, providing richness and depth. Musk is quite a sensual smell, so it’s a great option to carry you through to the evening.

Millesime Imperial longevity – does it last?

The Millesime Imperial price can be limiting for some. Our version excellently represents the essence of the original, at a more wallet-friendly cost. Best of all, because it still uses the best ingredients, it won’t smell ‘cheap’ or fade after a few minutes of wear.

If you like your colognes to be masculine, refined, but also natural and slightly ‘rugged’, then this is the perfect scent for you.

Millesime Imperial review – what do others say?

Our version of Imperial Millesime is popular with our customers. When people leave a Millesime Imperial review, they tend to mention the following:

  • The unusual nature of the scent. Many customers say they like the contrast between the citrus / fruity smell and the sharp bite of sea salt.
  • The way it shifts as the hours go on. Some eau de parfums stay essentially the same throughout the day. This fragrance subtly shifts, transforming from vibrant and fruity, to musky and rich. This makes it a good choice for day-to-night wear.
  • Its versatility. It’s a good all-rounder, and is just as well suited to the workplace as it is for a night out.

The big question is – is Imperial Millesime the one for you? We’d always recommend testing it out first, before committing to buy. Our 5ml sample sizes are ideal for checking out its scent and longevity.

Ultimately, this fragrance is a great option if you’re looking for a hard-wearing masculine scent, which offers just a hint of the regal. You can find out more about it on the Copycat Fragrances website. Alternatively, you can browse our huge selection of ‘inspired by’ colognes and perfumes – all of which pay homage to the world’s best-loved fragrances.

Disclaimer: all products mentioned above, along with their labelling, are a guide and should not be confused with the actual fragrance brand. Any name trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective designers or makers. Please note, these perfumes and candles are not to be confused with the originals, and we have no affiliation with any companies mentioned. Our interpretations of the fragrances and candles were created through chemical analysis and personal development, and their description is solely to give the customer an idea of the nature of the scent. It is not designed to mislead or confuse the customer in any way, and does not infringe on the manufacturer's or designer's name or trademark.

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