Today I'm trying my first test of a Parfumerie Generale
, their semi-new Louanges Profanes
This one started out pretty odd, but got nice.
The opening smelled like menthol and something vaguely aquatic - the closest thing I could compare it to are those big blue sore throat lozenges, or maybe Aim gel toothpaste.
After about an hour, a strong baby powder came in over the weirdness, eventually bringing the blue menthol to an end.
The menthol strangeness was replaced by a peppery bread note, still under the heavy powder.
Eventually, the pepper subsided and some light florals came in.
For the last few hours, this has basically smelled like L'Heure Bleue (weird spicy bread) with powder on top and a bit of flowers peeking through the powdery haze.
Recommended for L'Heure Bleue fans who want something more powdery and feminine, who are willing to wait through an hour of completely unrelated and strangely masculine topnotes...