Sahlini Parfums has launched Fémininde, a new fragrance for women:
FEMININDE, the mystery woman, bollywood fragrance
With fresh and flowers notes, such as Orange from Brazil and Rose, who gives the top notes, "FÉMiNiNDE by SAHLINI is produced with high quality ingredients, and is more than ever a niche fragrance. Delicious spicy Indian cardamum, black pepper and cinnamon from Ceylon, just give the "spiritual" in this mystery perfume ... The last notes are both subtile and intense, in harmony with Sandal and Balsam Fir Wood, slightly leather, gives the strength and originality of all: everything makes sense: and it is unexpected, sparkling, enchanting … !
Additional notes include vetiver, cloves and cumin.
Sahlini Parfums Fémininde is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum, and can be ordered now at Sahlini Parfums. (via press release)
Leather and spice. I’m intrigued. Anyone else familiar with this line?
I’m not, sorry!
I just took a quick look at the website (many thanks for the link, Robin!). All of the three women’s scents look interesting. There’s no online info on how to get samples, though.
I didn’t see a way to buy samples either…there are small rollons, but they’re 15 euros (I think they’re in euros??) so too pricey just to try.
I am unsure what currency symbol they are using there! But it’s a perfume of Indian origin so I”d think it’d be in rupees!! But I did figure out that the 50ml is $75USD and the 100ml is $95USD
and no sampling info….not that I’m looking for samples because my spending has been outrageous lately….
But I think they’re based in France? That’s why I assumed Euros, but who knows.
apparently they are basing the operation out of France….India not being the perfume capitol of the world, I guess that would make sense…but that symbol isn’t the euro symbol…they’re messing with our heads!
If you click through on the shopping basket Paypal converts the funky symbol to Euros.
Everything makes sense…except the ad copy.
I guess we had the same reaction!
It’s not the best English translation ever. Sounds nice though!
“everything makes sense” …except the ad copy! Anyone else have trouble reading this? It does sound like something I would enjoy though.
Oof, someone should have hunted around for an acquaintance with a better command of English, at least. Sounds pretty nice though.
I was a bit flummoxed by the clumsy name until I made the connection that “Inde” is the French word for India, so it makes sense.
Looks like samples are available via their contact page, but I think you’d have to send one of those international postal coupons or something, probably very inconvenient (or too inconvenient for me, let’s put it that way…).
Hey, thanks for spotting that!
I ordered a roll-on of this last week, in a moment of weakness & curiosity! Shipping for 2 of the same roll-ons was 15 euros, for 2 different, 30 euros. Someone please explain!
I will report when it arrives…
We like moments of weakness… other people’s.
well, I must be an entertainment-a-palooza!
You already knew that…!
Oh, do report back!
First Impressions..FEMiNiNDE, lovely rose, jasmine, sandalwood, and cumin, the flowers fade out and leave the sandalwood and spices..
the dry-down is very good and reminds me of the sandalwood oils one used to smell in the 70s.
The tiny roll-on applicator is beautifully made, and comes with English illustrated instructions on how to fill it and an included pipette.
SAHLiNi also included 2 generous samples of L’HOMME & LA FEMME and a scented ceramic tile.
LA FEMME is a lovely floriental and L HOMME a pine and sandalwood guy thing…
All three smell expensive and well made.
I will run these by Joe and we can get another opinion!
Thanks so much!
This sounds very nice! Not crazy about the bottle, but then none of mine are out on display anyway……
Bottle too fancy for me too.
Inevitably I’m going to mix up Sahlini and Shalini. Probably both out of my price range anyway and smelling like a Bollywood star doesn’t interest me. I rather like the term ‘slightly leather’ though.
YES — the names are too close. And I don’t know a thing about either.
I like the sound of this, even though I don’t see myself as a Bollywood type!
I like the bottle. and it sounds really nice
but doesn’t look like I’ll be trying this.
Nor will I.
I am Celine-Shalini, founder of SAHLiNi PARFUMS FRANCE..
I want to give you answers of your questions…
1. SAHLiNi is a 100% french brand, 100% made in France, because i am french. But as you maybe read on the website, I was adopted by french parents from India, so I wish to create a line of perfume, mixing my indian inspirations and the french touch and knowhow in perfumes.
2. I am sorry for the english translation, if someone can send me a better one, I will thanks him !
3. Now, you can get some samples and pay it in DOLLARS, as I have just make a new onlineshop specialy for US : http://www.sahlini.com/us/
I hope you will like its!
Celine, founder of SAHLiNi PARFUMS