The Scent of Departure is a line of perfumes created by Gerard Ghislain of Histoires de Parfums because he was bored. Seriously, that is what he told us. This is what I’m calling the First Wave of “affordable niche” perfumes. This line takes it inspiration from metropolitan destinations from around the globe. It’s not a very innovative inspiration being that so many perfumes are inspired by places, but, geez, it’s a great theme that has unlimited potential. Plus, these bottles are so cute.
Vienna opens as cool and green with a warm vanilla. And then it starts to remind me of a York Peppermint Patty. And this isn’t a bad thing. The fragrance manages to remind me of this without being overly literal. The fresh cut grass and odd Crayola crayon-tarragon accord helps. The dry-down of Vienna is a very literal gourmand. It’s coffee with vanilla creamer with a few milk chocolate truffles. Yum.
I think Vienna is an odd fragrance but it works. If you like gourmands, give it a try. It’s different.
Notes listed include mint, cut grass, flowers, vanilla, tarragon, licorice, coffee, and chocolate. PERFUMER – Gerald Ghislain
I’m really having difficulty comparing Vienna to another fragrance. Try if you like Mugler A*Men, Bond I Love New York for All, Bond New Haarlem – you know stuff with coffee and gourmand notes. Vienna is unisex and a great choice for guys that like sweet perfumes.
I find that projection and longevity are above average. I would say that about an EDP of this and it is labeled an EDT.
The 1.7 EDT of VIE Vienna retails for $45 at Beautyhabit.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – York Peppermint patty, grass and coffee with cream. It’s odd but it works. It’s a pretty nifty fragrance.
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