Hey Posse, You all are heading into fall in the northern hemisphere so I’m thinking you need some beautiful shoulder season spritzes. One that I have long forgotten but has resurfaced during the New Idea 2023 thunking adventure is Ylang in Gold. My memory is a little fuzzy but I’m pretty sure it first came in a LuckyScent Sample Pack way back in 2012. I then purchased a 10ml from a woman in the UK (yes, this was before the perfume mail ban). I used about 3ml from it and bought a bottle. So this decant has been sitting, forlorn and unloved since then. So I’m going through it and loving the ride.
Ylang in Gold by M. Micallef 2012
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Citrus fruits, Geranium
Heart: Ylang-ylang, Sandalwood
Base: Vanilla, Coconut
I keep getting all swoony every time I spritz. Ylang in Gold seems to hit EVERY pulse point in my nose and brain. So simple but also so bloody gorgeous.
Sadly the geranium and citrus are so fleeting on me I hardly even notice them. My ride kicks in with ylang, sandalwood and vanilla. It’s glorious. A dream of tropical nights. The coconut is already kinda there but becomes much more pronounced through the heart. I know it’s not mentioned and probably just part of my fantasy but I also get a gardenia vibe and something quite boozy.
After the first hour Ylang in Gold settles into a vanilla rich sandalwood. The ylang is still there but much calmer. It keeps pumping out softly after this for hours and hours till it becomes skin scent that I can just smell next morning.
If you think about perfume gender then this probably skews femme. Longevity is excellent and projection large for the first hour or so.
Well, the good news is that Ylang in Gold is still available. I was worried when I started looking that it may have gone the way of the dodo. Micallef still makes it in 30ml, 100ml and a nectar. It’s also available on some of the discounters.
Do you remember? Does it sound like you could give it a go?