Saturday, May 22, 2010
Parfumerie Generale: Felanilla
Now, Parfumerie Generale is a house that has immensely interested and impressed me in recent months. Masterminded by perfumer Pierre Guillaume (PG, get it?) who is also a chemist, Parfumerie Generale offers scents that are quirky yet un-challenging, reeking of quality oils. My first encounter with this house came in the form of a decant of Felanilla, thanks to a friend and fellow fragrance enthusiast. Felanilla is not your typically sweet, creamy vanilla concoction. It isn't a gourmand as well. It combines oily, slightly carroty and buttery iris; fizzy-spicy saffron, medicinal-smelling banana wood, and sweet hay to give the smoky vanilla base an animalic and slightly anti-septic complexion. Intoxicatingly good.
My only gripe: Even for a skin-scent, it ought to have much better longevity! It is an "Eau De Parfum Intense" after all...