L'Artisan Parfumeur is turning to Vanilla Planifolia from Madagascar with new Couleur Vanille ("The Color of Vanilla"), reportedly to "reinvent" its natural scent, which has become all the more precious ca. 2020 as its recent relative scarcity has made it all the more difficult to procure and only at soaring prices...
Perfumer Aliénor Massenet of Symrise fragrance company signs the composition, which was inspired by dreams of maritime travels and the geography of an island as she was perusing an atlas, to add a range of iodiney and breezy notes to the central proposition: the vanilla pod.
"Manually inspected over fifty times, this brown pod now contains the delicious, highly coveted nectar that produces a kaleidoscope of spicy, woody, leathery and smoky scents. This is the sole inspiration behind the perfume Couleur Vanille."
The eau de parfum is said to open on top notes of bergamot, salt flower, and freesia. The heart features Everlasting flower, orchid and cashmere wood. The base rests on tolu balm, "extra" vanilla, musks and benzoin.
The unisex scent will be available from March the 1st at the price of 135€ for 100 ml.