Hove of New Orleans

Discussion in 'Fragrance' started by The Knize, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. The Knize

    The Knize Moderator Emeritus

    Anyone have any thoughts on this"house"? I stopped in when I was in NOLA, tried some things and did buy some "Vetivert" bath soap. The scent of the soap has really grown on me. I am afraid I gave the shop short shrift overall. Not sure we have a home grown SMN, but I may be wrong! Really impossible to evaluate scents on a quick tour through a shop.

    The exact name is "HOVE’ PARFUMEUR Ltd." It is on Chartes in the French Quarter. Interesting back story. The owners live upstairs, it is said. There is also a Hove shop in Destin, FL.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2013
  2. No personal knowledge, but it did show up on Basenotes, Female Fragrance section, in May 2012. "When we had the BN meet-up in the French Quarter in Nola last Nov we went to Hove Perfumery and Bourbon French Perfumery. Hove has a scent called Tea Olive that was very impressive as authentic. It may fit your requirements. Both stores have websites to check out their lines of Southern based scents.
    I am not affiliated with either store."
  3. The Knize

    The Knize Moderator Emeritus

    I saw Tea Olive mentioned somewhere else, too. Sounds nicely exotic. Brought to mind Slumberhouse Pear and Olive.
  4. Does this shop sell any shave supplies? I live just outside NOLA so I may take a trip there to check it out.
  5. The Knize

    The Knize Moderator Emeritus

    Actually, see at the bottom of the Hove men's fragrances page. Some brushes, shaving mugs, straights, and Omega shaving cream. I do not recall whether they had their own SS. Not real extensive but not too shabby.

    I see that tea olive is a particular flower not a combination.

    I really regret not taking the time to really take in this store!

    NOLA is wonderful!

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