Les Heures Passent smells of lemon and mandarin and in its wake, the footprint of a first summer love, happy and luminous. Smelling notes: bergamot, ginger and tonka bean. Medium intensity. A fresh, stable, and long-lasting fragrance that is reminiscent of being near the sea. Notes of bergamot, ginger and tonka bean live together in a bouquet full of facets, deftly interspersed with amber and musky undertones. Les Heures Passent is an eau de parfum, edp.
ZARA LES HEURES PASSENT REVIEWS
Fragrantica: Luminous and clean citrus cocktail on sexy amber and musk. Clean, clean, clean!! And luminous too. It is extremely zesty, the opening almost came forward like grapefruit. The meeting of lemon and bergamot is not mellow this time (as in other Zara fragrances) but very bitter and pungent. Yet ginger softens everything beautifully, in here it smells very clear and tea like, not rooty or earthy at all. The amber and the musk gift to the scent a very sexy and sophisticated base, reminiscent strongly of the base in Zara Sunrise on the Red Sand Dunes, but in here there is a layer of tonka that enriches the smell further, not too sweet nor too intense. This is a summer fragrance for sure. Simple, clean and louminous. Optimistic and with an intimate component in the dry down.
Fragrantica: This one is interesting and one of my favourites front this collection. It reminds me of Ingenious Ginger by Goldfield & Banks for sure. But like most citrusy scent this one is the most fleeting of the collection, definitely helps to increase longevity if you layer it with Blanc-a-Porter from the same collection. It’s a joyful, optimistic spring/summer scent.
Fragrantica: Unlike anything in my collection. It opens as a bright, young ginger, freshly pulled from the earth and scrubbed to remove the still greenish skin. It mellows to a soft soapy ginger. I don’t perceive any tonka here, but it may be used to mellow the sharpness. The fragrance doesn’t have perceptible vanillic or nutty leanings from coumarin. It’s bright, fresh, clean, without abrasiveness or astringency of more herbal aromatics.
Fragrantica: A nice fragrance for summer. Everytime i wear it i get compliments so probably the sillage is good however i dont really smell on myself. Opening is a nice ginger scent and the drydown turns into a bit powdery.
Fragrantica: This is such a beautiful bergamot-lemon citrus, with hints of ginger. Pretty photorealistic. I don't really get any mandarin, which is listed on the packaging. Very impressive performance -- especially for a citrus at this price point. It's simple and mostly linear, with an eventual drydown where you can smell how it's grounded by creamier tonka, amber, and a bit of musk. But to me it's almost entirely about the bergamot, lemon, and a little ginger. One of my favorites in the line. Will be a staple summer citrus.
Fragrantica: This is a wonderful zesty, refreshing ginger, musky scent. I'm not normally into musky perfumes but the musky dry down in this is just so clean and comforting. Highly complimented scent as well. Moderate projection but surprisingly long lasting on me/my skin, which does not happen often. I hope they won't discontinue it though.
Fragrantica: This is actually one of the few summer fragrances that I truly enjoy. Surprisingly, it lasts quite a while, especially considering it's from Zara. What's interesting is that it evolves throughout the day, and the base notes bring to mind Greenwich Village by Bond No. 9. All in all, it's a fantastic scent, and the price point makes it a real steal.