Indian Wood 11.1 by Pierre Guillaume for Parfumerie Generale 2016


Post by Portia


Hi there APJ,

I meant to have this review out to you by last weekend but stuff got in the way. Sorry. As you know I’m madly in love with Pierre Guillaume so you’ll be getting a review coloured by my adoration.

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I know, it’s rude how gorgeous he is. My experience of one afternoon was that in life he is sweet as pie, funny, charming and naughty. There is a brilliance to him that I found quite dazzling. he quickly put me at my ease and we talked for a while. Yes, besotted.

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Indian Wood 11.1 by Parfumerie Generale 2016

Indian Wood 11.1 by Pierre Guillaume

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Sandalwood, vetiver, moss, spicy mint, nutmeg, cardamom, coconut milk, lemon zest

The Parfumerie Generale site gives an ingredient list: Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Coumarin, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol.

Chai! I smell chai, in the pot being made by my last partners maid in Gurgaon, just outside New Delhi, India. Sweet, milky, spicy and warming but with a green facet that gives it a papery rasp and picks Indian Wood up. Interestingly I am finding it very hard to parse the notes, though I’m sure someone better at that particular trick could do it, and after a couple of wears I’m finding myself thinking of Indian Wood in the opening as chai and then Indian Wood. A smell unto itself.

Yes, as Pierre’s way is, this is a sweet fragrance. Not sugar sweet though. His sweetness comes from the sweetness of milky woods, piquant spices and the warm memories of cooking with Mum.

Through the heart Indian Wood dries out and becomes a solid, smooth, resinous and sheer cloak. I feel wrapped safely in a cocoon of softest wool that is spiderweb light yet warming and tough.

If you are already a fan of Pierre Guillaume’s work then you’ll love this new warmer and spicier extension on Harmatan Noir from 2006. If you don’t like his style then I can’t imagine Indian Wood winning you over, though I have been wrong before…..

First In Fragrance will have Indian Wood very soon

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Indian Wood GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 x 2ml Indian Wood manufacturers sample
P&H Worldwide


Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged. 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 (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell us if you like Pierre’s work? Is there a favourite already or are you awaiting the one?


Entries Close Sunday 10th April 2016 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by
The winner will have till Thursday 14th April 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.


28 thoughts on “Indian Wood 11.1 by Pierre Guillaume for Parfumerie Generale 2016

  1. I haven’t tried any Pierre Guillaume yet, but they look intriguing. I’d like to test Brulure De Rose or Felanilla.
    Follow by email. 🙂


  2. My favorite perfume from Pierre is Oliban from his Phaedon line but there are still many I have not explored. I follow APJ through email. Thanks a lot for the generous draw.


  3. How can one person be so charming and also talented?
    I am awaiting his acquaintance and his perfume.
    I follow by email.


  4. Given the photos of Pierre, I am sure that I would love any and all of his fragrances. I would be happy to try any that he suggested…
    Thanks for the opportunity. I follow by email.


  5. Next to Chanel, this is my favorite perfume line. I have loved everything I’ve tried. Felanilla is a favorite of mine. I follow by email and I always look forward to your posts in my email. Thank you for writing.


  6. That…is an extremely handsome man.

    I have never tried any of his fragrances, but I too would try anything he makes. In particular, this perfume sounds lovely from your description. Thanks for the draw! I follow by e-mail.


  7. I follow via email. I have never heard of his fragrances. Forget the Indian Wood, give me the perfumer!!!! Swoon. Thanks for the review and the worship.


  8. I follow via email. I own a few PG fragrances–Aomassai and L’Ombre Fauve are favorites–and I know I’ve tried Harmatan Noir at some point and liked it. I think it’s interesting that he updates older perfumes–the new Bouquet Massai is a new take on Aomassai, for instance–and I’m looking forward to trying this one.


  9. Hiya! I follow by email. From PG I haven’t tried much.
    But my 30 ml bottle of Musc Maori disappeared quickly! 🙂
    Thank you


  10. I love PG and have several of his scents: Ombre Fauve, Aomassai, Coze, L’Oiseau de Nuit and Liqueur Charnelle. Coze is probably my favorite although I love them all. I follow by email. Thanks!


  11. I follow by email. I’ve never tried anything by him, but this might be the one. Thank you for the giveaway. My fingers are crossed.


  12. Very handsome man and some lovely perfumes. I do like L’eau de Circe, Esparta and Bouquet Massai. Therefore i know i would like to try Indian wood please! In the UK, follow by email and thanks for the chance.


  13. Hi Portia,
    Yes, you do look totally besotted in that photo above! I follow by e-mail and bloglovin’ and love his Rouge Avignon. I have yet to buy a bottle of my own as friends continue to offer me decants from theirs. 🙂
    Azar xx


  14. Portia! Just finished reading my APJ email, and you took the words right out of my mouth! EXACTLY how I feel about PG (and Pierre too, I cannot lie. The man is positively dreamy!) I’ve been waiting for this one to drop and can’t wait to sniff it. I LOVE so many PG’s, but if I had to choose I’d say that Un Crime Exotique, that perennial unicorn, would be the one. I was fortunate enough to find a full bottle in Scandanavia to purchase, so my quest is fulfilled! xoxo


  15. Oh, Portia,
    I am already fainting!
    We all love Monsieur Pierre, you know!
    But I should add – I love all of his creations except for Bois de Copaiba. Whenever I wear a scent from PG numbered line, or Huitieme Art, or Phaedon, I am complimented extensively!!! I do have a soft spot for Felanilla, Drama Nuui, Brulure de Rose, and Aomassai, and I am more than eager to try the new versions of all the reformulated fragrance numbers!
    Thanks for the chance! I follow by email, FB, and Google+.


  16. I follow by email. I own Felanilla and the Bois blonde which I enjoy in late summer when I think of harvesting fields of wheat.


  17. I follow by email and I already have Indochine, Aomassaï (my 2 favorites in PG) and also Drama Nuui and Cadjmere. In the other brands of Pierre Guillaume I had Tabac Rouge de Phaïdon and Myrrhiad de 8éme Art.
    Thank you for this blog and all your reviews.


  18. After the first picture of P. Guillaume I couldn’t read any furter, had to scroll up several times…what was the question??? Ah yes, favourite scent by P. Guillaume 😀 Since his line is huge, I have tried only a small part of it and I liked most of them, but the best so far is Grand Siecle Intense. I think he does the bitter citrus so good. For a long time I want to try Bois Naufrage but somehow can’t find a sample. Indian Wood sounds lovely – wood, spices and a touch of green…mmmm…
    I follow by email!


  19. Hi sweet P. I don’t think I’ve been privy to any of Pierre’s work. He is godly delicious looking ,though. How you managed to actually speak to him ,without melting is a credit to you. LOL
    I follow via Facebook and Twitter


  20. I follow by email. I have never tried nay of his fragrances but I would love to. This one sounds right up my ally. I love creamy woods – Lubin’s Korrigan is fav of mine and I imagine this to be similar but more spicy.


  21. I follow by email and I really Love his Cadjméré Like It’s one of my top 10 favorite scents…

    Thanks for all you do for us


  22. This is one of the brands, with which I wouldn’t mind to get closer (I’m talking about perfumes – just in case it wasn’t clear 😉 ) but unfortunately it’s under-represented where I live. So please, enter me into the draw! (I follow by e-mail, Blogloving and Twitter)


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