I have limited exposure to Parfumerie Generale and because of Indochine, I realize that I need more exposure to this line. If half of their fragrances are as good as Indochine, then this is a line worth checking out.
Indochine is a rich, sweet tonka-benzoin-vanilla. You do smell the dried resinous benzoin. But, what makes this better than sniffing a jar of benzoin resins is that Indochine is complimented by cool spices like cardamom. The honey shows up on my skin. Remember, honey likes me. This honey smells whipped, weightless, sweet and animalic. It’s soft and wonderful. The dry-down is much like the top: sweet tonka-benzoin-vanilla. It’s sweet but not too sweet.
Something about Indochine is both ancient but completely modern. If you want something slightly more complex and slightly more masculine and way less popular than Prada Candy, here you go.
Notes listed include Siam benzoin, Kampot pepper, Ceylonese cardamom, Burmese tonka and Laotian honey. PERFUMER – Pierre Guillaume
Give Indochine a try if you love sweet benzoin scents or if you like perfumes like Prada Candy, Parfumerie Generale Cadjmere, Serge Lutens Arabie, and/or Maison Francis Kurkdjian Cologne Pour Le Soir. Indochine is unisex. I’m calling it the “masculine Prada Candy“.
I find that the fragrance has average projection and wears for a long time, especially for something labeled “EDT”.
The 1.7 oz EDT retails for $95 at Luckyscent.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Cool cardamom spice over sweet and smooth benzoin and honey. It’s good stuff.
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