Taormine by Yann Vasnier for Keiko Mecheri 2010


Post by Portia


Hi there Fragrance Family,

It’s still high summer here in Sydney, 7am and already a humid 22C/72F. We have a ceiling fan in the bedroom and even under that I found it sweaty. So I jumped out of bed (let’s face it, no use lying there grumbling and I know myself well enough to know that there will be no sleep till this afternoons nana nap) and wandered my perfume library looking for a spritz of solace. I was tempted by Amouage Lyric Man, DIOR New Look 1947, JHaG Anyway, Byredo Black Saffron and Cacharel Liberté yet none of them were exactly what I was looking for. Then my eyes alighted upon the Keiko Mecheri boxes, I have two that are summer all over for me Un Jour d’Ete and the one I chose…

Taormine by Keiko Mecheri 2010

Taormine by Yann Vasnier

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Sicilian petitgrain, Calabrian bergamot, Italian citron, bitter almond, aromatic chord, floral notes, leather

That was three days ago and since I’ve worn nothing but this weird salty citrus beauty. There’s not much to say about it really except it goes on all salted citrus, like drinking salty lemonade in India. It stays that way for a while, sweet and refreshing with a side swipe of sweaty. Like a salty Shalimar light.

Then it morphs into something a little bit more biscuit based, like lemon meringue pie eaten in a brand new leather chair.

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I know that as a review this completely sucks the weiner but that’s it in a nutshell and I freaking LOVE IT. Taormine is excellent. I’m sweltering in 36C in the shade here and the only thing cooling me down is a spritz from Keiko Mecheri’s Taormine.

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Have you tried it?
Portia xx

18 thoughts on “Taormine by Yann Vasnier for Keiko Mecheri 2010

  1. Hi Portia,

    Great post.

    Fragrantica lists this as a Woman’s Fragrance.

    Do you think might work as a men’s fragrance or indelibly stamps as a female fragrance ?

    Thanks for the heads up.



    • Hi there Geo,
      No, I think it’s completely unisex and that the men will bring some extra sweaty salt to the citrus, which will be an excellent thing.
      The leathery dry down is quite masculine leaning.
      Portia xx


  2. I’ve never tried this one but I love Taormina in Sicily where I once travelled alone for 2 weeks. I also love Yann’s work that I’ve smelt thus far..Plus Keiko is all so lovely!! I saw some in the recent Libertine sale but had no clue which to chose!

    Can’t wait to try this on your recommendation Portia!

    Merci! X


    • Aha! That makes sense that there is a Mediterranean place called Taormine. It smells like a seaside resort.
      Portia xx


  3. No matter what you think of your post/review, it made me curious for Taormine and that’s a good thing 🙂 a salty citrus is always perfect for me plus it brings instantly the summer feeling that I’d have otherwise to wait for another 3 months. Right now I’m going to take a spritz from my Imperial Milessime sample…if there’s anything left.


  4. Hi Portia,
    Thank you for this review. It’s time to track down a sample or decant now so when summer hits in the PNW I will be prepared. Fragrances really do help to beat the heat. 🙂
    Azar xx


    • It’s lovely Azar,
      Even the Keiko Mecheri bottles feel lovely in my hand so the whole experience is very sensually satisfying.
      Portia xx


  5. I love your description 🙂 It does definitely make me want to hunt down a sample to partake of…salty lemon…just reminds me of summer, beaches, picnics and all that fun stuff 😉


    • Carolyn,
      I feel like I’ve wasted the summer this year. Not one beach or picnic. I will definitely do both in the next week, maybe together.
      Portia xxx


  6. It’s absolutely gorgeous out today. I even went out and put the roof rake away in the hopes that the threat of major snowfall is over. Yay! On a day like today salty lemon is something even I’d like to smell like.


    • Woo Hoo! You’re basically in the summer swing already Poodle.
      Fingers crossed for warmer days ahead and a sexy, salty citrus scent to keep you smiling.
      Portia xx


  7. Taormina in Sicily definitely conjures up salty Mediterranean citrus vibes wow, what a good cool down feeling in a fragrance, good one Portia xo


  8. This sounds fascinating, you had me at “sweaty” and “lemon meringue pie eaten in a leather chair” 🙂 I haven’t tried anything from this line, but now I am very curious! Thanks.


  9. BWAHAHAHA – I love it! Sucks a weiner, hahahaha. I haven’t tried very much from Keiko Mecheri. I have several samples, just haven’t gotten to them yet. I have to admit that I’m not sure I like citrus scents, so this one may not be for me… but it sounds lovely nonetheless. 🙂 Have you tried Paname? That’s one that I’m pretty interested in trying, but sadly I don’t have that sample!


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