French niche line Parle Moi de Parfum has launched Papyrus Oud, a new fragrance.
Founded by Benjamin Almairac, Parle Moi de Parfum is a contemporary Parisian perfume house with a passion for blending only the finest, raw ingredients. The Papyrous [sic] Oud / 71 eau de parfum (1971 was the date of the creation of the United Arab Emirates) is inspired by the scents and culture of the Middle-East, with dry notes of side of Incense and Papyrus, intertwined with to the rich scent of Oud.
Papyrus Oud was developed by perfumer Michel Almairac.
Parle Moi de Parfum Papyrus Oud is available now at Selfridges in the UK, £158 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
Apparently this scent is very close to the long gone Gucci Pour Homme from 2003, also developed by Michel Almairac.
He stayed true to the notes and now fans don’t have to scour eBay for old bottles that cost a fortune.
I would love to try it!
I tried it last year when (I think) Benjamin and Michel were still fiddling with it. B told me that it would be coming out ‘soon’ – and yes, it really does smell very similar indeed to the original Gucci pour Homme, though with a slight ‘twist’.
Oh, that is VERY interesting. I loved that scent.