Perfume Sample Sets
Hermessence Vanille Galante is a fresh and unique fragrance that uses vanilla instead of vanillin and gives a whole new approach to vanilla perfumes. Vanille Galante also includes notes of lily. Vanille Galante was created by Jean Claude Ellena and released in 2009.
from basenotes - "I get a lot of ylang-ylang in here (along with that characteristic faint, yet creamy hint of a banana like note). But what I especially like here is Jean-Claude Ellena's transparent use of vanilla. Forget the heavy, boozy, almost animalic vanilla of Guerlain, etc. Here the Vanilla is wrapped in very light spices and cognac."
from olfactoriastravels - "What comes to mind is a vanilla orchid, the flower part of the plant that gives us vanilla pods. Light yellow, pretty, but very exotic and unapproachable it sits there and judges you."
from - perfumeposse - "If you are looking for a traditional sweet vanilla or strong vanilla, this won’t be for you, but if you want to see a treatment of vanilla that’s not been done before, you should find this interesting. I adore it, but I’m not sure that will be a universal thought. Already the cries can be heard in my head of the perfumistas, “But it doesn’t last! It’s barely there!” Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to vanilla."
More information and reviews can be found at Fragrantica.