Felanilla 21 (2008)
    by Parfumerie Generale




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    Felanilla 21 is a unisex fragrance by Parfumerie Generale. The scent was launched in 2008

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    Way Off Scenter's avatar

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    That Felanilla's smoky vanilla and astringent saffron top notes donít smell at all foody is an ongoing (and welcome) source of wonderment for me. Thereís a woody edge to these notes that renders them inedible, and the intensely rooty iris that joins them after a few minutes only drives Felanilla further from the dessert cart. Never mind the name or the listed notes Ė this isnít vanilla custard and it isnít rice pudding. It isnít even Bananas Foster. In fact, to my nose itís more of a rich, sweetened iris scent with lots of wood and bitter saffron over a vanillic amber foundation. A trace of gamy labdanum adds a welcome animalic tang to the drydown.

    The weird, dark complexity of hay absolute is played very subtly in Felanilla, so anyone expecting it to dominate the scent to the degree it does in Serge Lutensís Chergui may wind up disappointed. While it offers plenty of depth, Felanilla is not the kind of cloying, syrupy fragrance the note pyramid might suggest. Itís greatest liability to my mind is its endurance Ė or should I say its lack thereof. It may be that Iím partly anosmic to the drydown, or that I habituate to Felanilla rapidly, but whatever the case I find it hard to detect after just a couple of hoursí wear. Even so, I enjoy it enough to want to wear it and to reapply it as necessary.

    13 June, 2014

    2nosedtwin's avatar

    Netherlands Netherlands

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    Parfumerie Generale - Felanilla
    What an absolute dreadfull experience to do a review on this one. Waste of time for the making of the thing, waste of time for reviewing it and waste of natural materials, if they had been used... It starts with a bitter, gritty vanillin-note that smells a bit like myrrh, very unattractive, and it gets worse. It leads to a very bold and crude rubbery smell, a bit like the inside of a plastic bag, together with a dusty, old carpet-note and a rancid buttery/oily one. Very alienating- overall this part smells like the fear you feel when your memory is being triggered by a scent that smells like ''a house with bad memories''.
    It radiates a very sad mood- something like a very old graveyard after the rain, when the smell of the decayed bodies comes out of the humid ground- the smell of death. It also reminds me of cheap shoestore that sells sportclothing, and the smell of gunny-bags. Felanilla doesnít show any joy- just sadness and the feel of someone who is in mourning. The flower-note that it may have reminds me of African marigold with a hint of sprouted beans. The vanilla-note grows stronger and gets pumped up, with a thick pastry edible 'bottom', and a hard, dirty plasticy side to it- which doesnít smell that bad... But then, its pretty difficult to go wrong with vanilla or vanillin, its too save in here to use it as the main dryout.
    As a whole Felanilla would make a great aroma for latex-paint or something similar. But on the positive side, what a great name Felanilla is for a perfume- its the one thing that I do like about it. I think its a very old word in a very old, forgotten language, and probably means: 'fresh decayed human flesh....'

    08 May, 2014

    gimmegreen's avatar

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    Custard in a plastic bowl, with someone irresistibly chic serving up the first spoonful.
    What a gorgeous iris this is, vegetal yet tinged with sweetness, smooth as silk and new plastic. Itís bounded by perfectly judged vanilla Ė dry as a husk, almost tobacco-like, a tad bitter and warm. The iris-vanilla heart accord is the main show here for me. Other aspects that count are a touch of hay for air and openness, and a tiny drop of amber to bed it down. Has an altogether effortless loveliness about it, let down somewhat by its refusal to rise much above oneís skin.
    Over time the vanilla steals the dance with the amber amping up, so we are left with something in the Shalimar mould with shades of Tauerade. This late stage is less original, but still pleasant to wear.

    14 January, 2013

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    A good spell of animalic leather followed by a quality vanille note. BUT these all happen in 45 minutes. Hey, why didn't anybody note that this is a VERY short lived fragrance? Nice to try but doesn't justify a full bottle for that price, sorry.

    08 January, 2013

    Sugandaraja's avatar

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    Saffron - Hay - Tobacco - Iris - Custard

    This is the accord that floats up at me when I wear Felanilla, and it's a lush, enveloping take on these notes that's quite charming. Far less literal than most vanillas, I'd place this with the likes of Chergui, Eau de Beavx, and Back To Black: sweetened tobacco accords, polished to a fine, powdery sheen. I've tried many in this genre, and this was the "baby bear" fragrance that finally worked just right, and found a permanent home in my collection.

    04 November, 2012

    cello's avatar

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    This is an interesting vanilla, all smoky and non-sweet. It opens with a blast of beautiful saffron, giving it a medicinal touch. But then, even more special, smooth orris moves in a provides a creamy texture to offset the sharpness of the saffron. Even the banana wood works perfectly here.

    Let this one sit with you for a while. Let is show it's stuff. This is wonderful, playful take on vanilla. Purr is right!

    23 February, 2012

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