Le Labo name their fragrances according to a central raw material used in the blend and the number of ingredients included in their compositions. The end result might be less literal than advertised by the title name.......
This time the ad copy says,
"We all know that Paris is the city of love (and hence sex). But Paris is also about to become the city of Vanille 44! We also know by now that our Rose 31 does not smell of only rose, that our Iris 39 does not smell of just iris, and that the number is as important (if not more) than the name of ingredient to the left of it (I am not a number!). Well, our Vanille 44 does not smell of just Vanilla. At least it doesn't smell of vanilla straight away. We could say that this theme is a subtle ambery incensy woody sexy note that once acquainted with your premium pashmina sweater will release the finest of the vanilla bourbons that you've experienced. It's vanilla disguised. Some will say that it is scandalous to release this theme in Paris only and only in colette's Paris. Others will say that it is already too much and will try to ban it in the name of normality, where vanilla's smell of vanilla. Now, tell me, who is normal these days? Regardless, our sincerest gratitude to Mr. Morilla's for this newborn, and remember, Paris is only a memory away (Ok, that was super cheesy)."Perfumer is none other than Alberto Morillas who has also created Tubereuse 40 for Le Labo. The perfume is only available at the concept store Colette in Paris.
Notes are: Natural bergamot, incense, mandarine, gaiac, vanilla bourbon, muscenone, pipol, hedione.
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