Van Py Rhum Lorenzo Pazzaglia

Hey there Posse! A brand new house to me. Discovered on Surrender To Chance and bought because the name looked cool. Van Py Rhum, and I’m most probably sounding it completely wrong in my head, feels good in my brain. I say it kind of like Vampyrum. There’s a BAT on the label, it seems like a perfect fit. This Lorenzo Pazzaglia won’t be the first vampire in perfume land.

Van Py Rhum by Lorenzo Pazzaglia 2022

Van Py Rhum Lorenzo Pazzaglia

Lorenzi Pazzaglia site gives these featured accords:
Top: Vanilla, Bourbon Vanilla, Madagascar Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Tahitian Vanilla, Mohea Vanilla, Rum
Heart: Vanilla of The Vanilla Islands, White Flowers, Caramel, Patchouli
Base: Agarwood (Oud), Indonesian Patchouli Leaf, Oak Barrel Rum, Black Vanilla Husk

I only grabbed a 1ml vial so there’s only going to be one wear. All of it, at once. I love doing this. So you get to ride the perfume with me.

On Van Py Rhum goes. WHOOOOOOOOO Crunchy vanilla. Boozy vanilla. Caramelised vanilla. Bold but not cloying, big but not overpowering and very nice. Nothing vampiric to see here. Simple, beautiful vanilla with bells and whistles galore.

As we head towards the heart of the heart boozy vanilla caramel is joined by a clean but dark patchouli that gives the whole fragrance depth and keeps it interesting. Not the plasticky patch so often paired with vanilla. It’s just a little less punch you in the face synthetic and a whisper of earthiness.

Dry down is more vanilla, patchouli and booze. Now it’s like a late night blowsy sex kitten, just a little overripe and ready for action.

Most heavy duty perfumistas will have enough vanilla but if you don’t and you want something really good, wearable, delicious and sweet then maybe you will love Van Py Rhum.

Vanilla seems to be a thing for me right now. I wrote about Tom Ford Vanilla Sex in Feb.

How good does Van Py Rhum sound to you?
Portia xx

  • Tom says:

    Well I love a big boozy vanilla so count me in.

  • Neva says:

    Lorenzo Pazzaglia is really a cool brand. I liked everything I tried so far: Adam&Eve’s Dress, Esco Pazzo, Sun-Gria, Carbonara, Van Py Rhum…they are very modern, have a certain twist and last long on the skin. Lorenzo Pazzaglia is a chef, who always liked perfume and is a self taught perfumer.

  • March says:

    Huh. I’m guessing “vampyrum” too? It’d be fun to tell people that if they asked, but it sounds less vampire bat and more … wombat? Although maybe they’re not as cuddly as they look, who knows. (You probably do!) I love a nice cuddly vanilla but I feel like that’s not super difficult to get in some affordable mass market brands. That label is a hoot.

    • Portia says:

      Wombats are interesting March. I’ve only patted a few and some have really coarse hair, others much softer. They do look pretty cuddly but they also have strong sharp claws that they’re happy to use.
      HA! Yeah, the label is super fun.
      Portia xx

  • cinnamon says:

    Vanilla to the max… I don’t know: going into (I hope) warmer weather wouldn’t be high on my get-to-know list. Name is fun. Maybe vampires have a sweet tooth that we don’t know about? Apparently Lorenzo Pazzaglia is a chef …

    • Portia says:

      HA! Then vampires would LOVE my diabetic blood Cinnamon.
      Yeah, this might go cloying in the heart but I was happily wearing it at 25C. So warm-ish but autumnal.
      Portia xx

  • Maya says:

    Van Py Rhum sounded great fun and got my attention for pretty much the same things that you mentioned. I thought I would like it and was very disappointed that I didn’t. I really don’t know why. Skin, maybe?