Dark Pineapple (Perfume Thoughts: Mile High 38, Parle Moi de Parfum)

You probably thought that Mile High 38 from Parle Moi de Parfum was just another pineapple-centric scent. Ever since that other popular pineapple scent got famous, it has inspired a lot of copycats. But this house is not a ‘follower,’ and has unique ideas with familiar themes. You get a different kind of pineapple in Mile High 38.

It’s a dark pineapple. It’s not the Sunny Dole juice kind. It is brooding, melancholy, and it is right up my alley. Paired instantly with immortelle, it feels a little musky, like it has been sitting in a box for a while.

The patchouli then comes in which makes it a lot earthy. The oineapple is still there, still ripe and juicy, but the effect is not beachy and umbrellas, but more night drink at a bar. I like it a lot, as it is very unique, and it is a perfume that will make you think and ponder.

Perfectly Common (Perfume Thoughts: Woody Perfecto, Parle Moi de Parfum)

375x500.42242A while back, I was trying to explore the Parle Moi de Parfum line and got some samples. I was rummaging through my samples stash and saw ‘Woody Perfecto,’ and I thought this would probably be a good one to wear to the office.

And it was – it is inoffensive, and has good quality, sillage that doesn’t intrude. But dear lord, I couldn’t imagine a niche brand putting out something so common, so generic. The vetiver-leather accord is cool if you are a department store brand and while I can tell this has good quality, this smells like something you would find at a designer brand counter. If you gave me a blindfold test, I would probably not be able to separate this from Versace Other of Armani something. This is not dreadful by any means, but oh so disappointing.