Lorenzo Pazzaglia Van Py Rhum was released in 2022. Created by Lorenzo Pazzaglia, it has notes of Bourbon vanilla, Madagascar vanilla, Tahitian Vanilla, vanilla, rum, tonka bean, vanilla, caramel, patchouli, white flowers, black vanilla husk, oak barrel rum, Indonesian patchouli leaf and oud (agarwood). This is not a sweet vanilla, despite the volume of vanilla in it. It is dark and earthy. This is an Extrait de Parfum.
From the brand - "Drops of rum glide over a bed of soft vanilla. This mellow music is one of shadowy Patchouli dancing, white flowers all around, in a sigh that tells a story of warm elegance. Vanilla lovers, rejoice- this smooth, boozy vanilla uses an impressive blend of the world's finest vanillas to create an impossibly well-rounded, simply stunning fragrance showcasing every aspect of this beloved ingredient."
Lorenzo Pazzaglia fell in love with the smells from his father's kitchen, becoming a chef and then started studying the smells and eventually creating perfumes based on those much-loved smells.
Fragrantica - "Three types of vanilla make this blend very rich and earthy, like splitting open a vanilla bean and taking a deep breath. Boozy rum is quite strong and is followed closely behind by a chocolate patchouli. The Oud wood is a nice base that gives this blend an added complexity that makes it more interesting."
Fragrantica - "This is my favourite Lorenzo fragrance, and if not my favourite fragrance of all time. If you love vanilla you need to get a try. Opens up with a sweet boozy vanilla but not after much time you start getting a more serious mysterious scent. The patchouli is very well mixed in. Its incredibly sexy and alluring. For me this is a 10/10 and I will keep rebuying bottles for as long as I can. Best take on vanilla and insane compliment getter."
Fragrantica - "This stuff is deep, dark, mysterious, captivating, sexy, alluring, intoxicating and hypnotic. The rum, patchouli and vanilla just play so well together in this masterpiece of a fragrance. As others have said, it's a bit gothic in nature, and even the name references that - Van Py Rhum, Vampirum. But it's also the shortened names of the ingredients - Van=vanilla, Py=patchouli, Rhum=rum."
Fragrantica - "Such a well rounded dark, delicious, sexy, androgynous vanilla fragrance. The more I smell it the more I like it. It has taken me on a journey. To me, the dark notes are so well blended with the vanilla notes. The rum is what I get immediately and as it starts to dry down it transforms into a woody rum incense deliciously gothic vanilla. This is not your average sugar sweet vanilla. This is dark, mysterious and sexy. I personally love this. It's intoxicating and matches my personality so well. Definitely worth a try!"
Fragrantica - "A perfect combination of Vanilla, rum and patchouli perfectly balanced with each other to create a splendid and very sensual fragrance. Vanilla is absolutely the master of this warm and enveloping fragrance, rum and patchouli keep the feminine part of the vanilla at bay to give rise to a perfectly unisex fragrance. It is a very sweet fragrance but Not cloying. Extreme persistence, as well as sillage. Magnificent !"