Thanks to a waay-beyond- generous perfume pal this Christmas, two of my favorite Parfumerie Generale scents returned delightfully to my radar in a hurry. And they are helping keep me warm and cozy during these waning days of winter.
First up was the spicy, creamy and exotic Parfumerie Generale Indochine. Benzoin, pepper, cardamom, honey and thanaka wood create a scent that manages to be comforting, sensual and slightly edible, all at the same time. Another plus: I’ve found it pairs nicely with the Kenzo Amour lotion. They share a certain creaminess and the note of thanaka wood, which makes them very simpatico.
And my sweet friend also sent along some Aomassai, which I had worn and loved ages ago. But back then when my sample was gone, as often happens, I wound up forgetting about it. But its deliciously burnt caramel, toasted-nut-and-grass-vibe was just so mouthwatering and darkly delish, that I zipped on over to Surrender to Chance and got a small decant of it. I was a bit wary, as I’ve had some significant scent differences between dabbed and sprayed. Happily though, the Aomassai was every bit as yummy sprayed as it was out of the vial. And I’ve enjoyed Coze, Cadjmere, Tubereuse Couture and Papyrus de Ciane from Parfumerie Generale as well, and probably a few others whose names escape me right this sec.
Speaking of yummy, founder Pierre Guillaume is quite a confection for the eyes, as Portia pointed out on one of her posts last year. Yep, the total package for perfume lovers: A gorgeous man making gorgeous fragrances — what’s not to love?
The Parfumerie Generale line is pretty big and has some wonderful scents, many of which I’ve yet to sample. Which ones are your favorites? Which ones do you want to try?