Well, my Vanille Galante 15ml bottle arrived today.
I obviously haven't had time to give it a proper analysis, so these are initial impressions....
VG is, as you could guess, very Ellena-esque. Light and transparent yet loaded with subtlety. Along with vanilla, there is an equally prominent fruit note ('tropical' as another BNer put it) - which I believe to be apricot. Relevant to testing VG this morning is one of those fortunate accidents.
If you've ever tried Profumum Dulcis et Fundo, you know it's very, very strong. This morning while fumbling through my decants, the cap of my Dulcis decant fell off. I picked it up, getting a tiny but of perfume on my finger which I then dabbed across the back of my hand. The Dulcis is so powerful that I can still smell it distinctly, 6 hours after applying a tiny-winy bit. Why do I mention this? When the VG arrived I sprayed it on the opposite hand from the Dulcis. 30 minutes later... I had trouble remembering which hand had which fragrance on it. I did remember, and I can tell the difference, but my point being is that the two are similar to each other.
Obviously the VG isn't nearly as thick or strong as Dulcis, but the same vanilla/apricot/amber structure is there. I realize Dulcis is among the more obscure of Profumums, but if anyone knows this fragrance and then tried VG, I'd really like to know your thoughts on whether you think they are similar.
It's only been an hour since the VG arrived. I more complete review will follow, and if the BN database is updated to reflect its release, I will provide a review on it's BN database page.