Perfume Review: Palmarola by Le Couvent

A Floral Boisé wake blending the hypnotic scents of Jasmine and the softness of Driftwood, a sublime evocation of the white cliffs of the Italian Pontine Islands. Unique creation developed in the tradition of the French Haute Perfumery, based on noble and distant essences inspired by the travels of the botanist Louis Feuillée.

  • Top notes: Bergamot
  • Heart notes: Jasmine Sambac
  • Base notes: Gaïac Wood
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Concentration: Eau de Parfum
  • Olfactory Family: Floral Woody Musk
  • Perfumer: Thomas Fontaine

Palmarola is a natural wonder that is a living water colour comprised of the crystalline sea-blue of its waters and the sparkling white of its vertical cliffs. The fragrance begins with Bergamot of Calabria and Italian lemon, then fans out into floral heart notes of Jasmine, heady and delicious, all built upon a base of Gaïac wood which provides depth and Italian sophistication. In perfumery, Gaïac is a white, dry, smoky wood, suitable for use in both traditionally masculine and feminine fragrances as it blends with amber Sandal notes as well as softer and powdery floral notes. Jasmine Absolute Sambac is characterized by its small white, velvety blossoms. Its petals are fragile and fragrant so best collected at dawn to preserve the integrity of their essence which can be affected by sunlight. Several million blossoms are required to produce 1kg of concentrate. It can be worked in to a powdered, hypnotic, heady, surprisingly original and unexpected olfactive creation that challenges the usual expectations of white-flower fragrances which are usually purely and innocent in nature. A Floral Woody that blends the hypnotic scent of Jasmine and the softness of Driftwood, to transport you to the gleaming cliffs of the Italian Pontine Islands. This singular composition has been crafted according to the traditions of French Haute Parfumerie, using only the finest precious primary ingredients inspired by the travels of the botanist Louis Feuillée

Palmarola is available in 50 ml and 100 ml at



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