Avant Le Jour by Rance Perfume. You don't have to jump on a plane to faraway lands to experience the rejuvenating qualities of lush, oriental
flowers. Let Avant Le Jour whisk you away to fairytale castles with enchanting histories. Introduced in 2012, this perfume has a way of grabbing your attention with its bold opening of mandarin, violet, and mint. This scent's middle consists of cedar, iris, jasmine, guaiac wood, and pomegranate, giving it a spicy, earthy feel. Base notes balance the
complexities of this fragrance's opening and heart notes, with elements of frankincense, benzoin, amber, and bourbon vanilla.
It is hard to compare other perfume houses with the monumental brand Rance. Founded in France in the 1600s, this company got its start making perfumed gloves for the French Aristocracy. By 1795, the family brand turned solely to perfume making – which ultimately won favor from Napoleon himself. The fragrances Le Vainqueur, L'Eau de Austerliz, and Triomphe were made specially for the eccentric royal. The latest addition from the brand's perfume line arrived in 2018.