Envoyage created two “beach scents” and I get the impression that they were designed for beach weddings or for those that wish they could have had a beach wedding! I have reveiwed Nectars des Îles which seemed to bring back special memories for a stranger. Vents Ardents continues the tropical theme but with less florals.
Vents Ardents opens as a spicy, boozy cocktail. It’s creamy and milky. I would call Vents Ardents a “tropical masculine”. The rum is spiced. The spices-vanilla-tonka-tobacco combo in this reminds me of L’Artisan Parfumeur Vanille Absolument. It’s like Vanille Absolument at an all-inclusive resort on the Caribbean. The dry-down is a balsamic vanilla and woods.
To me Vents Ardents is the tiki cocktail of perfumes. It isn’t “realistic” for a beach scent (is any perfume?), only an exaggeration. Tiki culture is fabricated but that’s why it’s fun. It’s fantasy. Vents Ardents is like this. It’s this creamy, boozy fragrance.
Notes listed include curaco, wild oranges, bay rum, tropical fruits, Venezuelan tonka bean, heliotrope, magnolia, French narcissus, amber, mahogany, tobacco, oak, driftwood, musky vanilla, and balsams. Launched in 2011. PERFUMER – Shelley Waddington
Give Vents Ardents a try if you are looking for a tiki-rum perfume. Or if you like perfumes like L’Artisan Parfumeur Vanille Absolument, Boyfriend EDP, Providence Perfume Co. Samarinda and/or Maison Martin Margiela Replica Jazz Club. I called this a “tropical masculine”. It’s unisex but less floral than others in this tropical genre.
Projection is average. Longevity is above average.
The 1 oz retails for $90 at Envoyage Perfumes. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Creamy spiced rum tiki cocktail. Worth trying if you are looking for something tropical and sweet. Now I want a tiki cocktail…
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