Vanille de Tahiti by Perris Monte Carlo at Indigo
Vanille de Tahiti is a symphony of warm, exotic and gentle sweet notes.
A powerful and enveloping vanilla is enriched with floral notes of ylang ylang and champaka, while chanting warm notes of amber mingle with musk and sandalwood.
Native to Central America, the plant of vanilla belongs to orchid family. It has a typical Liana shape and it grows in the humid tropical forests.
Several varieties of vanilla exist. Tahitian vanilla Tahitensis is the most vibrant.
The fruit ripens directly in the plant, naturally and spontaneously releasing the typical warm, exotic and sweet notes.
Notes: Absolute of Ylang Ylang, Absolute of Champaca, Vanilla of Tahiti CO2, Amber, Sandalwood, Musk
Perfumer: Gian Luca Perris
100 ml. EdP spray and 1 ml. glass spray sample
I have been impressed with all the the Perris Monte Carlo perfumes I've tried. They all seem to have some component that makes them challenging and different but they also smell fantastic. Vanille de Tahiti opens with a surprisingly light, fizzy vanilla. This stage doesn't last long on me as the vanilla then deepens as the buttery yellow champaca and ylang start to develop. The longevity of this is quite good. This is something you might want to sample first because there is an odd underlying note in the base at the beginning. I found it a bit sharp and unpleasant at first until it morphed into the champaca. Then I realized it was part of that note and very much worth it. (Tuberose is similar in that a good dose of it will have a challenging camphor edge.) The champaca in this is delicious.
A nice blend. The vanilla is not too sweet or gourmand. The ylang reads more non-specific floral without veering into tropical or suntan lotion territory. Soft but both present and persistent. I enjoy it.