Hey Posse. Can you believe that Neela Vermeire Creations first three perfumes were previewed and released in 2011? How is that even possible? It seems like only yesterday. Since then I have bought at least one bottle of every scent, become firm friends with Neela and her husband T, had a blog for 8 years (Australian Perfume Junkies), met Jin and married him and so much more. Ten years have flashed by in the blink of an eye. Though I had loved perfume my whole life and followed the designers releases assiduously it wasn’t until I found all you guys online that my collecting became a true mania. Then Neela Vermeire Creations came along and everything I thought I knew about perfume was thrown sideways.
Neela Vermeire Creations 10 Years
So, in honour of my buddy Neela and her phenomenal successes I thought we could revisit the original three offerings from her Neela Vermeire Collections.
Bombay Bling is the tropical fruity fragrance that progresses to a fruity floral and dries down to a fruity tobacco/woods. The story and development are second to none with hints throughout that it may tip over the edge into too much but manages to walk the line brilliantly. For me it will always be Jin’s scent. From day one he was drawn to its fun and drama. He loves it so much Bombay Bling was his choice of fragrance for our wedding day.
One rose to rule them all! Mohur is my rose fragrance. Yes, there are dozens of others in my collection but the jammy, dark, spicy blend with its rich tapestry of notes and moods is my number one by far. I think it’s a perfect fit for me because it is so multifaceted the ride feels different every time. The roses stay the same lavish and luxurious waft but everything around them plays a different tune. If ever you smell roses on my person then it’s a pretty good chance I’m wearing Mohur.
Trayee was hailed by many as the masterpiece of the original trio but it took me a while to appreciate its textured incense with the works. I’m not sure why either because now that I get it everyone’s raving makes a lot of sense. Looking at the note list it should have been my first true love from the start. A spicy fruit opening offset by greenery. The heart smooth resins and rich jasmine given lift and life by clove & cardamom. Lastly, a vanilla sweet amber surrounded by woods and grasses with a heavy, smoky incense wafting through.
I’ve previously talked about Mohur and Trayee here on the Posse.
Surrender To Chance has Bombay Bling to try.
Neela Vermeire Creations has a 6 x 2ml Discovery Set.
Did you ever try or buy these Neela Vermeire Creations beauties?
I have just tried a sample of Bombay Bling, finally! Sadly the perfume doesn’t “open” on my skin, it is elegant, but not fun or fruity which was what I hoped for.
I don’t know, I only have a dab sample of Bombay Bling, so perhaps that is the issue, or the cool summer? Anyway, I will have to try some of Neela’s other perfumes in order to find a favourite, I really want at least one, the bottles are so pretty!
None of the fruit? WOW! That’s so strange. I wonder ion the fragrance is mislabelled?
You should definitely try a Discovery Set then. All of them in one place.
Got the sample from StC, they are usually reliable. I guess I’ll look for samples locally, seems many collectors sell off a bit from new bottles to lower costs.I have tried several Heely that way in spring.
Yeah, STC has the good shit.
I think I won some NV samples, maybe here on Posse, a long time ago, and I enjoyed them very much. It’s been so long I can’t remember which one I liked the most. I DO remember that Bertrand Duchaufour was her perfumer/nose, and I love his style. Love the stuff he creates.
I’m so glad you got to try them. We all try so much, sometimes we forget.
I love quite a bit of Mr Duchaufour’s stuff too.
Oh, I love that Jin wore Bombay Bling on your wedding day! Thanks for the revisit to this line (I also think the bottles are lovely.)
He rocked it like crazy. He always does. There are three perfumes that smell like jin to me. Bombay Bling, Bottega Veneta EdP and Serge MKK. The man has style.
The man has YOU, which is the Ultimate in STYLE, babysnakes! xoxoxo
Ha! You talk a good game Musette!
I never got into Bertrand’s style. IDK why. It doesn’t do it for me.
I was really looking forward to smelling trayee…. not my thing even tho the description is amazing.
That’s so interesting John,
Out of 200+ Bertrand Duchaufour perfumes not one tickled your fancy?
Neela is such a lovely person, so glad to see her still going strong after 10 years. My favourite is Mohur but Niral is a close second. Gorgeous bottles too.
Oh yeah! How beautiful is the Niral bottle?
I only started my perfume journey 3 years ago. As soon as I tried it I fell for Trayee. It’s one of my favourites in my collection. And I can’t help but smile when I wear my sample of Bombay Bling.
Welcome to the club of beautiful smelling frag addicts Sylvia. It’s a trip, eh?
I’m also really glad that people are still meeting and falling for Neela’s perfumes. It’s a small, self funded perfume house that works so hard to make the best perfumes they can.
Neela does such beautiful work. I think there isn’t anything of hers that I have not loved! Ten years goes by so fast, and it’s only in looking back we realize how much has happened!
Yeah, SO MUCH in 10 years.
It’s 8 years since ScentSation!!
holy cats & crackers!! EIGHT YEARS? Yikes!
omgosh! Tempus fugit, indeed! My Vermeireverse was a bit twisty. I started with Mohur, loved it and was POSITIVE it would be my signature Mohur. In fact, I was SO positive that I never even explored Bling and Trayee. Until one frigid February night, when I decided to crack open my Bling and the whole world shifted. Even though it has a decidedly Eastern vibe, the heat and fruit and spice and heat (did I mention heat?) took me straight to Carnaval. Trayee blew me right out of the water, with its even spicier (but sharper than Bling, imo) feel. They have eclipsed Mohur in my NV world, though Mohur’s quiet, steamed-rice accord will always stay with me.
Wow. 10 years.
‘Time is so old,
and Love so brief.
Love is pure gold
and Time, a thief’
Love that you’ve really felt the set Musette. HA! On being positive about anything in the perfume world. Almost every time it’s famous last words.
Mohur and Trayee remain two of my favorite scents 🙂 Mohur is the only scent of which I have a BUB. I just wore Mohur extrait from a decant yesterday!
SNAP! I also have a back up Mohur.
You smelled fancy AF in your Mohur ectrait.
Count me in on the Bombay Bling love. Definitely my favorite of her line. And 10 years? That’s kinda scary.
YAY for Bombay Bling.
Yeah, it’s just flown by so fast.
I have and love all of her scents except for the perfume version of Mohur, which was over my budget. One of these days…..maybe.
Hey there Filomena813,
I think there are only a few of the extrait left. It was pricey but SOO glamorous.
Which one do you wear most?
Well isn’t timing everything – I was wearing Bombay Bling two days ago. I sum it up as fun and flirty. You sent me a sample of Mohur and Pichola a couple of years ago, my favourite being Pichola, it’s just stunning.
Jin will be thrilled all the love Bombay Bling is getting today.
Ahhhh! Yes, Pichola is glorious. One day I’ll meet you at the Lake Palace in Lake Pichola. It’s one of my favourite places to stay in India. So glam. We can spritz ourselves lavishly in Neela’s perfume and drink G&Ts by the gallon.
Drinking G & T by the gallon is something I’m rather good at?
oh, snap! Please, may I join you?
The more the merrier ?
I have a particular weakness for Calvados and tonic – soo good 🙂
Happy July! 10 years… Congrats to Neela — and it sounds like you’ve had a very full decade in all kinds of good ways. I’ve sampled the original three fragrances. Bombay Bling was the immediate love. I need to revisit the whole line now and might do a sample set though there may be post-Brexit shipping issues. Sigh.
OH NOOOO Cinnamon! I never even thought about the UK shipping issues. What a bloody shemozzle.
Jin gets excited when someone else loves Bombay Bling. I’ll tell him when he’s home from work in the morning.
Yeah, life has been very kind. I’m fully aware what good fortune feels like.
I keep meaning to get a decant of Bombay Bling but never seem to. Haven’t tried the others though.
After all my banging on about Neela and her creations for a decade. Gosh! You have steel will and iron resolve.
Maybe try their Discovery Set?
I’d be so interested to hear your thoughts.