Parfumerie Generale has launched L'Eau Guerrière:
Woody Fresh - Sensualised
Brutal, Modern, Devastating.
A vegetal-like piquant of Cinchona Bark, Sky Aldehyd[es], Olibanum, Aloe Wood, Musk.
Parfumerie Generale L'Eau Guerrière is available in 50 and 100 ml, concentration unknown. (via parfumerie-generale)
Other recent launches from Parfumerie Generale: No. 19 Louanges Profanes.
Puro Lino is a new line taking inspiration from linen and the "comforting memory of purity represented by a clean sheet gently luffing in a summer breeze". Their debut scent is Puro Lino Eau de Toilette:
...this is as easy to wear as linen itself. Puro Lino has the delightful freshness of hand-milled soap, without any detergent-like harshness. The citrus is gentle – not strident – and the feel is warm and airy... Pure, simple and classic.
The notes feature geranium, jasmine, verbena, neroli, green notes and musk.
Puro Lino Eau de Toilette is available now at luckyscent in 100 ml.
the puro lino sounds great for spring/summer days when you just want to lounge around in the sun…
If I did not already own Ivoire de Balmain, I would be actively pursuing Puro Lino. And I just might anyway, since the name is so much fun to say.
I'll leave it to others to find something amusing to say about “Brutal, Modern, Devastating”.
Is that a giant spider behind the Parfumerie Generale bottle? I like weird but I don't want spider-y perfume or perfume that attracts large tropical spiders. Brrr.
Wow, I'm pathetic — I didn't even notice that! A scorpion, maybe?
I've nothing amusing to say at all, sadly. I'll be waiting along with you for someone more clever to come along.
I would love to smell the Parfumerie Generale scent. I volunteer to write the copy though. The word vegetal doesn't work in English and piquant is not a noun. I think the Anglophone world needs these things properly translated. It would be a gift to sniffy humanity.
so is PG trying to get on the “clean” boat? i am just not interested. if you really want perfume that smells like soap, buy clean (at a fraction, albeit not a small fraction, of the price) and if you want to smell clean, use actual soap!! but thats just me…
oh, i guess the puro lino is not PG, its its own thing!
Me neither. Looks like a scorpion. Ewwww….
Yves Rocher uses the word “vegetal” all the time, and you're right, it just doesn't work in English. It's really a horrible word.
E. you really love Balmain don't you. Have you ever tried La Mome?
I have and I don't particularly like it, but maybe you do?
I think that La Mome it belongs in another time, say in the '60s or the '50s. Can imagine LM as a Grace Kelly scent when she was still young and just married.
Ohw the horror!! Did not even notice it before. Should have been warned by words like Brutal and Devastating..
All I can think of regarding that PG is “L'Eau Derriere” (although yes, I understand the French).
I love aloeswood, so it sounds interesting, but what the heck is Cinchona Bark? (off to google — hmm, I guess it's what quinine comes from, but didn't know quinine had any scent) And sky aldehyde doesn't bode well. That scorpion is an unfortunate (and disturbing) image.
Existentialist, if you are a Balmain fan I hope you've gotten to try Eau d'Amazonie. Spray it on in the morning and mid-day you find yourself unselfconsciously riding on a cloud of well-being. What *do* they put in that stuff?
Ivoire's probably too feminine, but Balmain is a class act, arbiter of a golden age in perfume even in our own time.
Scorpions and clean, huh? Someone needs to get their idea-cartridges refilled. Whoever told them “different” makes money may have forgotten to tell them that the different thing is still supposed to attract people. Twelve different kinds of boring is still boring.
Yes, like PdN, PG is not investing in translation services.
LOL!! And thanks for saving me the trouble, was going to google cinchona bark myself when I found time.
Mick, I have not yet, but I will try it. I need that cloud of well-being, I think. They are a class act, I agree. I don't think Ivoire is that feminine, but of course it might smell different on you. If you ever have a chance to try it, might be interesting to see if it works on you.
MW, I never met a Balmain I didn't like (Will Rogers paraphrase). But there are several I have not tried. La Mome is supposed to be difficult, from what I have read, and also hard to find in the United States (unless I am confusing it with something else?).