French niche line Parfumerie Generale will launch No. 25 Indochine this month. The new fragrance was inspired by a mythical cruise on the Mekong river, circa 1920.
Indochine is a spicy powdery woods and centers on benzoin resin. Additional notes include pepper, thanaka wood and honey.
Parfumerie Generale No. 25 Indochine will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum. (via cosmoty.de, extrait)
The inclusion of thanaka is a nice touch – like sandalwood, but specific to the geographic and cultural theme.
Yes. It’s also in Kenzo Amour, IIRC.
It’s quite nice. I believe there’s cinnamon in it as well. The honey lends a slight similarity to Miel de Bois, but much softer, so I don’t want that comparison to scare anyone from sampling. I really enjoy the creations of PG.
oh, too late…..WAY TOO LATE. I was *this* close to panting over this one….then came that “miel de bois” comment…. CRASH and BURN….it’s like the perfect anti-lemming protocol…..
well done, sir!
then I reread this line: “spicy powdery woods and centers on benzoin resin”. And Lemm all over again….sigh *hopeless*
Ooooh, thanks Joe, that sounds nice!
Uh-Oh. This one is calling me..I love PG and these notes sound beautiful.
What is thanaka like? I don’t think Ive heard of this note, everything else sounds like it’d be a love though
Went to check, it is in the base notes of Kenzo Amour if that helps.
Thanaka is a paste made from the wood of a tree that grows in southeast Asia. It smells similar to sandalwood, is lemon-yellow in color, and is worn as facial adornment by people throughout the region.
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Sounds wonderful! I love resins and woods. I just had to hop over to the PG website and stir up the Lemmings some more.
This is a big YES, UH-HUH, thank you please.
I’m joining in on this bandwagon! Sounds lovely, and benzoin is on my “favorite notes” list. Thanks for mentioning the Kenzo Amour, Robin; I only have two Kenzo frags, and this is one of them.
Maybe benzoin will be the next oud? Prada Candy comes out in about two weeks.
Kenzo Amour le Parfum is particularly benzoin-heavy and has been a fave of mine, can’t remember if tanaka wood is present in this flanker as a carry-over from the original Amour. But that was the first thing that came to mind when I read the Indochine notes.