La Maison de la Vanille Intense Patchouli, Ambre Secret & Royal Oud ~ new fragrances

La Maison de la Vanille Intense Patchouli

La Maison de la Vanille has launched three new fragrances, Intense Patchouli, Ambre Secret and Royal Oud. Along with 2011's Absolu de Vanille, they make up the Les Parfums d’Absolu collection.

Intense Patchouli (shown) ~ "A thoroughly surprising and extraordinary patchouly composition. Perky lemon aromas and Lavender blossom provide a brand new fragrance experience and a real element of surprise. The floating and ethereal lightness of citric notes and lavender let the strong patchouli note dance and almost fly." Additional notes include white musk, sandalwood and vanilla.

Ambre Secret ~ "Ambergris at his best. Peppery spiciness and soft, warm shades of ambergris. Shining brightly at the start, always dark, smoky and becoming more sophisticated until it ends in pure seduction." The notes include white musk, sandalwood, cedar, patchouli, Peru balsam, labdanum and vanilla.

Royal Oud ~ "Beguiling Oriental roses and feminine jasmine blossoms underline the precious nature of the perfume. A powerful and expressive Oriental accent leads us into the depths of the mystical and mysterious Orient where new sensory worlds are waiting to be explored. Authentic agarwood exudes supreme opulence and complexity." Additional notes include patchouli, lignum vitae, sandalwood and white musk.

La Maison de la Vanille Intense Patchouli, Ambre Secret and Royal Oud are available now at First in Fragrance in Germany, in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

(via first-in-fragrance)

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  1. Absolute Scentualist says:

    Arrrrggg! All the white musk! Other than that, I like the line and might give these a try.

    • Robin says:

      That was my reaction too. On the other hand, with all those heavy oriental notes, might not even be noticeable.

  2. Julia says:

    Hmm, I think I want to sample these. I really like Vanille Givree des Antilles and Vanille Noire du Mexique but I’m not crazy about Absolu de Vanille. It has a note that I can’t quite identify but I don’t care for it. Maybe the patchouli is too rough but I generally like patchchouli fragrances, Coromandel being one of my top five favorites.
    I appreciate the coffret they offer with 15ml refillable bottles. Maybe they will do that with these fragrances.

    • Robin says:

      They ought to…that’s a nice coffret. I’m assuming this line is more expensive though.

  3. Ida says:

    I thought the fragrances were very thoughtfully described by the PR blurb – one can actually get a good sense of what it might smell like. They sound sample-worthy!

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