Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Persolaise Review: Sikkim Girls from Gorilla Perfume (Simon & Mark Constantine; 2012)

The Constantines' love of using heady naturals comes to the fore in this highlight from last year's mixed bag of scents under the collective name Volume 2. A compelling tale of dark, lethal passions raging beneath an inscrutable surface, Sikkim Girls overflows with a concoction of tuberose, frangipani, jasmine, rose and vanilla, darkened by opaque woods and made powdery by orange blossom-like materials. Towards the end, it threatens to unravel, but by and large, it's a convincing attempt to bring Guerlain's Nahema and Tauer's Le Maroc Pour Elle together in one scent. Wear it, and watch the world slip into sensual slow motion, like a scene from In The Mood For Love.

[Review based on a sample provided by Gorilla Perfume in 2012.]



  1. I have this fragrance and find it completely intoxicating. Personally It's my favourite from the volume 2 collection. I was surprised that I enjoy this as much as I do as me and jasmine don't get on (for example I cant stand Lust), but I get mainly frangipani on my skin. The more I smell Sikkim Girls the more I love it! It has good longevity too.

    1. Antqueen, thanks for writing. Yes, it's certainly one of the better ones from this new lot. I love its richness.


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