After having recently proposed Iris Ganache, a white-chocolate-and-iris based gourmand fragrance, Guerlain is further proposing to enchant our noses and palates with Spiritueuse Double Vanille (Liquorish-y Double Vanilla) which continues their exploration of the sophisticated gourmet and gourmand theme in perfumery, pushing it a step further with this time, an association with macaroon specialist Pierre Hermé......
The fragrance itself was created by Jean-Paul Guerlain who is in principle retired but continues to participate nevertheless in some of the Guerlain creations. He said that "If to each day corresponded a perfume, like to each day corresponds a planet, without doubt Venus would be vanilla."
The perfume is described as a liquor made for the skin offering a carnal and aphrodisiac wake, with facets of woods, resins, and spices. The vanilla bean core is accompanied by notes of benzoin, pink pepper, cedar, Bulgarian Rose, Ylang Ylang, a dry and elegant heart of incense.
The bottle is decorated with a wax seal (they look quite a bit like the flacons used by L'Atelier Bohême, which are decorated with a wax seal)
Between September 20-29 2007, macaroons inspired by the perfume and created by fashionable Parisian baker Pierre Hermé will be available for customers to taste in the Guerlain houses. This exquisite vanilla macaroon is covered with gold powder and enriched with dashes of cedarwood and rum.
An olfactory and filmographic exhibition on vanilla is also proposed.
After having experienced Tihota by Indult which appeared to many to be an extraordinary vanilla perfume, the most impressive one we have experienced so far, we cannot but be eagerly awaiting this other complex rendition of it.