Rahele by Bertrand Duchaufour for Neela Vermeire Creations 2016


Post by Portia


WOO HOO Fumies!

Yes, it’s finally here. The long anticipated and much talked about newest release from Neela Vermeire. As you know Neela is a mate of mine so not only did APJ get a sample but there are two extras to give away!
How freaking exciting is that?
Portia xxx

Rahele by Neela Vermeire Creations 2016

Rahele by Bertrand Duchaufour


Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Osmanthus, woody notes, spices, floral notes, herbal notes, leather, oakmoss

Rahele smells of green shady walks on summer days, slightly furry, like running silk satin over your cheeks and cool spices mixed and ready to throw in the pan. I’m surprised that there aren’t resins mentioned in the note list like galbanum or myrrh and my nose tells me there is saffron and some vegetal musks involved as well. Osmanthus is not a note I’m really clear on to be honest but I’m getting a lightly minty powdered green vibe that could be a floral. A bit like stock really….


Rahele is not a big marching band style of fragrance but a calm, tranquil, elegant and fresh adventure in scent. It has a similar aloof yet cozy feeling that some of the Mona di Orio fragrances have, compelling yet restrained. For anyone who has complained that Neela Vermeire’s Creations are more fragrance than they can handle then this could be your entry point. Same meticulous attention to detail, same smooth transitions and same luxury feel but done in a way that is soothing as well as being commanding.

My mate Scott pronounced it his favourite in the Neela range, big call.

Rahele is not available commercially yet but will be on the Neela Vermeire Creations page soon.
Here’s a chance for you to try it first……



This week we will have 2 winners who will receive:
1 x sample of Rahele provided by Neela Vermeire
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell us which is your favourite Neela Vermeire fragrance or the one you’re most interested to try?


Entries Close Saturday 16th October 2016 10pm Australian EdsT and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Wednesday 19th October 2016 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit

45 comments on “Rahele by Bertrand Duchaufour for Neela Vermeire Creations 2016

  1. fanny says:

    Wow!!! Exciting news!
    Following by email and Mohur is on the top of my testing list…!
    I love Trayee, of which I treasure a small decant.
    Thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway. 🙂

  2. RuthF says:

    I think all of her fragrances are pretty special but I love Ashoka the most. I follow by email

  3. Jaybee says:

    I’d like to try any Neela Vermeire creations! Pichola would be good for a start. Thank you for the giveaway! Follow by email. 🙂

  4. Hikmat Sher Afridi says:

    Excited for this new launch. None of their perfumes tried yet. Priority is Trayee. Would love to be the winner.
    I follow via email.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Yes pleeeese.

    I follow via email


  6. Thanks for doing this! I follow on WordPress. Actually, Rahele sounds like the one I would like the most, as I love greens and florals. But all her scents sound amazing.

  7. Tara C says:

    I follow by email and my favourite NV is Mohur. Thanks for the drawing! Rahele sounds lovely.

  8. Christine Crabb says:

    This sounds amazing! I follow via email. Bombay Bling is my favorite of the ones I’ve tried, and I’m most interested in trying out Rahele!

  9. Sun Mi says:

    Wow, this sounds pretty. I’ve only tried Pic Hola, but I’d love the chance to try this one. I follow via blog loving. Thanks so much, Portia!

  10. Koyel says:

    Ahhhhhh I am more excited by this giveaway than any I’ve ever seen!!!! Ok *takes a deep, calming breath*. I follow by e-mail. My absolute favorite is Mohur (though oddly, I’m not convinced I prefer the extrait to the EDP), but I love Trayee as well. I’m not in love with Ashoka yet, but I’ve only tried it twice, so it deserves more attention. I also really want to try Pichola; it sounds wonderful. Rahele doesn’t sound like it will be my favorite of the NVC line, but I love Mohur and Trayee so much (and those bottles feel so wonderful in my hand) that I can’t wait to try it!!!

  11. Jackie b says:

    What a great prize! I love Mohur and have the travel bottles, also Ashoka in large decant size. I have smelled osmanthus absolute and it has a leathery floral scent, it sounds lovely in Rahele.
    Follow by email

  12. Neva says:

    Wow! That’s something we’ve been waiting for so long! The description is fabulous. I have tried only Mohur so far and it’s the most beautiful rose with a retro touch. I’d love to try Ashoka.
    I follow APJ by email.

  13. Claudia S. says:

    I’ve read about Mohur and Trayee also. Would love to try any of them ! Thanks. Follow by email

  14. Jane Elisabeth says:

    I love Pichola but Mohur extrait is my favorite. Thanks for the drawing. I follow APJ by email.

  15. DebB says:

    Rahele sounds scrumptious. Apart from Rahele I’d most like to try Trayee. I follow by email.

  16. Shiva-woman says:

    Hi: This sounds lovely. I have not tried any of these scents so would be delighted to remedy with this one although Trayee may be high on list too.
    I follow by email.
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  17. Rincoglionita says:

    What a wonderful giveaway–thank you! I follow by email. Pichola is one of my “desert island” fragrances, and I so want to try Mohur. Rahele sounds beautiful.

  18. Azar says:

    Hi Portia,
    Mohur is still my favorite but I would love to try Rahele. I follow by e-mail.
    Azar xx

  19. Janice says:

    Hi Portia, Difficult to pick a favorite–I own FBs of Trayee, Mohur, and Bombay Bling and a travel spray of Pichola, but if I had to choose one I think it would be Trayee. I love osmanthus and I’ve been looking forward to trying this one! I follow by email.

  20. Bonnie Anne says:

    I follow APJ through Portia’s FB posts and through email. I’ve never tried any of Neela’s fragrances, but you had me at saffron! 🙂 Rahele sounds amazing.

  21. Calshopper says:

    I follow APJ through email and I am sorry to say that I have not yet had the opportunity to try any of Neela’s perfumes, but I am really interested in Pichola, and this new one sounds really interesting!

  22. rickyrebarco says:

    I follow APJ via email of the blog to me. I liked Trayee but ended up selling it. Rahele sounds perfect for me.

  23. Ellen M. says:

    I follow by email. I’d love to try Rahele and also Pichola. I’ve tried Neela’s other creations and really loved them.

  24. Susan Farber says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. I am unfamiliar with this designer and the perfume being offered sounds wonderful. I follow by email.

  25. Robert H. says:

    Oohhh Portia I am SO in for this one! Email follower, and I must confess that Bombay Bling still holds a place in my heart, and no one seems to talk anout it anymore… many thanks! Xoxo

  26. Gina Tabasso says:

    I have not tried any of this line! I follow in email.

    I really think that Trayee, Mohur and Pichola sound best. I love jasmine, roses and spicy.

  27. ElizabethC says:

    Would love to try this! I adore Bombay Bling (hmm, its dumping rain and Seattle may have a windstorm to beat all windstorms this weekend – Bombay Bling’s bright, summery vibe may be what I need today!). I follow by e-mail.

  28. Lindaloo says:

    Following by email.

    My favourite so far is Bombay Bling. It makes me grin at the opening and is just so enthusiastic that it deserves the exclamation mark in its name.

    I’d love to try Rahele. What I respect about Neela Vermeire is the slowness of her releases and the care that goes into them.

  29. Lubica K. says:

    I follow you via emails and via bloglovin

    I ve nevere tried any of Neela Vermeire fragrances. I think that my fav could be Ashoka or Mohur. Thanks for a chance to win a sample in this giveaway. Lubaska

  30. SunnyDay says:

    I follow by email. I have tried Mohur and Pichola, and love them both.

  31. Mariann says:

    I’d love to try Mohur and maybe Trayee one day, but maybe Rahele would be a great place to start 🙂 Have a great weekend! Following via Bloglovin.

  32. Tb says:

    I’d love to try Ashoka. I follow by email

  33. flowergirlbee! says:

    this is exciting.i follow by email.i have never smelt anything by her and would like to try bombay bling! thanks for the giveaway : )

  34. Cynthia says:

    This sounds like a change from the rest of her line. My favorite varies between Mohur and Bombay Bling, depending on my mood. I follow the blog via Bloglovin. Thanks for the draw.
    Cynthia recently posted…DSH Perfumes ChinchillaMy Profile

  35. Nemo says:

    I literally gasped when I saw the headline of this review 🙂 My favorite is Mohur, closely followed by Pichola!! I follow by email. Thank you for the draw.

  36. Irina says:

    great giveaway- thanks
    My favorite NV is Trayee; I would love to try Mohur extait
    and, of course, I would love to try Rahele
    I follow via e-mail

  37. Fazal says:

    Thanks for the generous draw. My favorite creation from Neela is Bombay Bling. I follow APJ by email and FB.

  38. Hamamelis says:

    I follow by mail and have a bottle of Trayee which I treasure. As one of very few I don’t get along with Mohur. I look forward to Rahele.

  39. Laurels says:

    I love Bombay Bling the most, but have yet to try Pichola. (And like Hamamelis, I am not friendly with Mohur. I’m told the extrait is different, but in the interest of not igniting a hopeless passion, I’m just going to going to assume it won’t work for me, either.) I follow with Bloglovin.

  40. lena says:

    I’d most like to try Mohur, though they all sound wonderful. Thanks so much for the draw.

    I follow by email.

  41. BB Mc says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I follow via email and I adore Trayee.

  42. MikasMinion says:

    I’ve only tried Mohur and am one of the crazies who likes the EDP better than the extrait. I’ve been meaning to try the others but they aren’t readily available and none have really made me salivate until now. Rahele I really want to try.
    I follow via bloglovin’ and RSS. Thanks!

  43. Brooke Belldon says:

    I follow via email. Ashoka is another NVC that I really love. <3

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