Limanakia by Pierre Guillaume for Parfumerie Generale 2016


Post by Portia


Hello New Fragrance Fans,

HOT off the Press Release I’ve been sent Pierre Guillaume’s newest fragrance to try. Anyone who is a fan of his earlier work will be thrilled. We have this so early that only Pierre has it for sale on his site, it was only released at Pitti this week!

Let’s try it together…

Limanakia by Parfumerie Generale 2016

Limanakia by Pierre Guillaume

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Artemisia, cumin, flint, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, tiare flower, immortelle, patchouli, woody notes, cashmere wood, labdanum

One of the people whose opinion I trust about all things fragrant is Josie from OSSWALD NYC. When Josie said that Pierre Guillaume is an extremely gifted perfumer who makes really good smelling scents I really started to take notice of the brand. I’d always liked his style and had a couple FBs of his work and was totally infatuated with his handsome self already. It was the tiny push I needed to go from impressed to fan boy. Then earlier this year I met him, FAINT! He he he, what a charming, sexy and amusing man.

Green! The opening is curiously green and dusty, a dried herbiness then segues into a sweet immortelle wound tightly with a very pretty backing track of creamy white flowers. The transition is so smooth and feels utterly effortless, as if the new notes float in, creep in, gently until they completely take over. OOOOHHHH it’s so good. The green comes back after about 15 minutes but is less stark now, entwined with the floral bouquet and becoming softly balmy, maybe it’s the labdanum.  I am reminded of the Tommi Sooni range, that same old-world glamour girl feel.

After about an hour patchouli reigns supreme, a sheer, clean patchouli all tidied up and with floral flourishes. Still, it does nod to the headshop and the woods create a lovely setting for it to shine.

There is definitely a FB in my future.

Pierre Guillaume has sizes starting at €65/30ml

AllSteele giveaway 1

Limanakia GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 2 winners who will receive:
1 x Limanakia sample (decanted from my press sample)
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.

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Go to Pierre Guillaume’s Site<< JUMP. Tell us ONE of your favourite fragrances of his and ONE of its notes. NO DOUBLE UPS!!


Entries Close Saturday 17th September 2016 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Wednesday 21st September 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

15 thoughts on “Limanakia by Pierre Guillaume for Parfumerie Generale 2016

  1. L’Eau Guerrière is my fave, it has aloe wood in it. But this fragrance smells like pot. I follow by e-mail. Please don’t double me up. 🙂


  2. Hi Portia,”
    Isparta is my fav so far. I like the fruity rose. Now I’m wondering if that fruity rosiness” is as good as the “dried herbiness” or even the “coniferous mintiness” of Limanakia 🙂
    I follow by e-mail and bloglovin’.
    Azar xx


  3. Always liked PG and his creations. I like more of them, but one of my first loves was Grand Siecle Intense, the bitter citrus.
    I follow APJ by email.


  4. Thanks for the brief review and gorgeous giveaway to sample LIMANAKIA. The notes are interesting rather impressive. The opening & dry down of Limanakia are my cup of tea. I enjoying wearing L`Oiseau de Nuit, the only perfume from the house of Parfumerie Generale that I own. My favorite perfume note is OAKMOSS.
    I follow both APJ and email but prefer email.
    Thanks again.


  5. Never tried any of this brand, but I would like to try Cadjmere with its coconut milk and myrtle. Thanks. Following on bloglovin (lubaska k gmail com)


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