Friday, October 2, 2015

Benevolence by House of Sillage c2012


Benevolence by House of Sillage: launched in 2012. Created by acclaimed French perfumer Francis Camail.






House of Sillage:
"A gift wrapped in the promise of a journey where the sacred essence of love becomes the source of immortality. 
Notes include:
- Succulent Tunisian bitter almond oil.
- Fresh and floral Tunisian orange blossom
- Sensuous Madagascan vanilla
 
Benevolence
“Every night before I went to sleep my mother would say to me “Good night, sweet heart, let the angels surround you with their love”. Today my mother says those same words to my children and they feel safe and loved. The memories of my youth resonate with this fragrance. With all the struggles we have each and every day, my hope is that this fragrance gives a feeling of warmth and love.”
~ Nicole Mather, Founder CEO"


Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? Floral, Sweet Vanillic, Powdery. It is classified as an oriental vanilla fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: Tunisian bitter almond oil, bergamot, and star anise
  • Middle notes: Tunisian orange blossom, jasmine, and lavender
  • Base notes; Madagascan vanilla, sugar, and musk

I received a generous sample from Parfumerie Nasreen, who carries the whole line of House of Sillage fragrances, amongst many other rare and hard to find niche scents.

At first sniff, the perfume is very sweet, sugary, almost edible with a muted trace of bergamot.  The orange blossom and jasmine form such an irresistible narcotic alliance that I cannot stop sniffing my wrist. The gauzy dry down was still musky and confectionery. I found this to be very similar in scent to Guerlain's Mon Precieux Nectar, which I am totally enamored of.

In fact the two perfumes share a lot of the same ingredients: both have bitter almond top notes, a fusion of jasmine and orange blossom in the heart and a sensuous base of vanilla and musk. However, while Mon Precieux Nectar is fleeting and remains more of a dreamy skin scent, House of Sillage's Benevolence has better staying power and does rise a bit more off the skin than Mon Precieux Nectar.

As Mon Precieux Nectar is reminiscent of rich honey, Benevolence is pure white sugar, a gentle floral scented candy floss, which I do not find off putting in the least. Though the sweetness was to be had, very little of the lavender and star anise made their acquaintance with me on this day, perhaps in future samplings, they may reveal themselves. My overall impression is that I enjoyed this perfume and would love to have a full sized bottle of it for my wardrobe.

Mon Precieux Nectar is classified as a floral woody musk fragrance for women:
  • Top notes: petitgrain, bitter almond
  • Middle notes: jasmine, orange blossom
  • Base notes: sandalwood, guaiac wood, incense, vanilla, white musk

Bottles:

Benevolence is available as Extrait de Parfum in a signature 75 ml flacon shaped like a large cupcake. The dome shape top of the bottle (it's frosting) is made of bronze zamac2 and studded with Swarovski crystals for a touch of feminine luxury. The very top of the dome has a small round disc emblazoned with the perfume's name. The fluted glass base mimics the paper cups which would hold the delectable treat, the base is shaded with a peachy yellow to echo the top's color scheme.

To purchase the 75ml Signature Benevolence Flacon, click here.

Buy the Benevolence Signature Flacon at neimanmarcus.com!


A limited edition of the famous cupcake bottle, created by Saverglass is available with a sumptuous cap made expressly for the holiday season that will honor and evoke a particular city that year. The glamorous limited edition cap is painstakingly wrought with various exclusive ornamental designs and even more of the opulent Swarovski crystals. 

To purchase the 75ml Limited Edition Benevolence Flacon, click here:



For more info of the bottles being created, please visit Saverglass's website.

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