Inspiration: Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain.
When discussing holy-grail notes in perfumes, the vanilla throne is undoubtedly occupied by Guerlain’s Spiritueuse Double Vanille. Pairing a most decadent vanilla with balsamic resins and incense that distinguish it apart from more confectionary counterparts was the way to go. This produces a long lasting and dignified blend with a unique identity not to be mistaken for anything less noteworthy in smell or quality. Our interpretation of this masterpiece by Guerlain is called Vanille Overload. Like a container brimming with its contents, the vanilla in this addictive blend casts its gourmand shadow over the other notes while overflowing with its influence and charm. Spirit-bearing casks and the splendor of the east is encapsulated through the richness of the spices and the woods. Cedar protects the contents with its coniferous care. Disallowing any monotony are notes of pink pepper and gorgeous floral ingredients that occasionally peek through the vanillic tapestry to remind us of the fragrance’s complexity. Vanille Overload is to be worn during occasions when you wish to smell both heavenly and delicious. On second thought, all occasions complement the beauty of this composition. Vanilla lovers rejoice over this iconic creation by one of the most acclaimed perfumers of our time. If it were edible, we’d take a swig.
CLASSIFICATION: Woody Oriental
NOTES: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Frankincense, Ylang-Ylang de Comoros, Rose de Bulgarie, Jasmine, Vanilla, Benzoin, Rum, and Cedar.
CONCENTRATION: Extrait de Parfum