Vanille Supermassive by Les Eaux Primordiales – pure indulgence

Just yesterday I published the interview with the founder of Les Eaux Primordiales, in which Arnaud Poulain gave us some exciting information about the background of the brand, and today I would like to present you the extrait de parfum Vanille Supermassive which revolves entirely around the wonderful and beguiling aroma of the noble spice.

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Les Eaux Primordiales in the Duft-Tagebuch

But before I go into more detail about the new fragrance, I would like – in keeping with tradition – to look back at the articles I have already published on Les Eaux Primordiales, as there have been a whole series in recent years in which I have presented you the various creations and the brand itself:

With a lot of flair

I am particularly pleased that all the compositions of Les Eaux Primordiales were created in collaboration with the perfumer Amélie Bourgeois, who I greatly admire and whose creations are currently featured here in the Duft-Tagebuch an incredible number of times. Together with Anne-Sophie Behaghel, Bourgeois founded the independent perfume studio Flair, a fragrance studio in which many an olfactory highlight has been developed in recent years. In the meantime, various other perfumers are creatively at work there. In addition to the aforementioned founders Bourgeois and Behaghel, Camille Chemardin and Margaux Le Paih-Guérin are also part of the team. Real female power and with a lot of success!

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Vanille Supermassive – Cosmic Vanilla

All Les Eaux Primordiales creations were developed by Amélie Bourgeois and Arnaud Poulain. As Poulain himself mentions in the interview, the collaboration is “like that of a designer with an architect.” He brings the ideas or, as he calls it, “the artistic vision” into play, which she then realizes olfactorily. Together they develop the perfect formula for the fragrances of Les Eaux Primordiales.

Vanille Supermassive is the first extrait de parfum in a new line. The Supermassive collection revolves around science, the cosmos and the ocean and the exploration of these. Arnaud Poulain unites very different facets in himself, shows great interest in natural sciences and mechanics, grew up in a family of craftsmen, in a rural environment and combines all these different aspects in his love of exquisite fragrances.

Bergamot, elemi resin, cinnamon, fir balsam, labdanum (cistus), patchouli, vanilla, caramel, ambroxan and white musk are the ingredients of Vanille Supermassive by Les Eaux Primordiales. The Extrait de Parfum has a perfume oil content of 30% and was developed using special manufacturing and maturing processes – another speciality of the French brand, in which Poulain’s many years of studying mechanical engineering and his fascination of it are put to good use.

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The mysterious depth of vanilla

The word supermassive sounds like something powerful and exorbitant to me, so I am a little surprised by the transparency and lightness that the creation radiates from the very beginning. Tart, fresh bergamot and the creaky green of elemi resin combine with coniferous, woody fir balsam and earthy patchouli to create a fragrance that reminds me of an early morning walk in the woods.

Barefoot over pine needles lying on the ground, roots, earth, leaves. Wisps of mist drift through the conifers. But the delicate, dark nuances of vanilla can also be sniffed out early on, authentic, edgy and beautiful. Far removed from the brightly coloured and sugary-sweet world of vanilla fragrances that other brands like to present to us, Vanille Supermassive shows the true face of the noble spice, its dark, wicked side, in which deep, woody and earthy-spicy nuances can be found.

Ambroxan and musk provide a crystalline, ethereal, mineral-powdery softness that emphasizes the lightness of the creation after the freshness of the opening gradually fades. The cistus brings a fine smoky note to the composition and, together with the aforementioned caramel, provides a subtle, only subliminally perceptible sweetness.

Les Eaux Primordiales - Vanille Supermassive

Vanille Supermassive by Les Eaux Primordiales is a fine, distinguished and elegant unisex vanilla fragrance that beautifully highlights the fascinating facets of the spice with dark, earthy and woody notes. For die-hard fans of exuberant gourmand and spicy fragrances, this creation is probably too little sweet, too little rich and too dark. But anyone who loves the scent of real spiced vanilla and prefers compositions in the style of deep dark vanilla will be in their element here. Personally, I am absolutely thrilled with Vanille Supermassive and would wear this spicy-woody extrait de parfum anytime and anywhere, although the tendency is certainly towards fall and winter.

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Julia Biró Written by:

Bereits 2010 gingen so einige Blogbeiträge auf mein Konto. Dann war ich „kurz“ weg – sechs Jahre. Umso mehr freut es mich, dass ich nun wieder die Chance bekomme, mein Näschen im Dienste der Duftrezension schnuppern zu lassen und eifrig in die Tasten zu hauen. Was Nischendüfte angeht, habe ich damals übrigens schnell Feuer gefangen. Meine Ausbildung tat dazu ihr Übriges: Als diplomierte Biologin kenne ich mich nicht nur mit Fauna und Flora, sondern auch recht gut mit der Herstellung von Ölen und Extrakten aus, was den Reiz der Parfumwelt natürlich noch größer macht.

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