Papillon Spell 125 Fragrance Evaluation

Papillon Spell 125 Fragrance Evaluation

Papillon Spell 125 Eau de Parfum manages to be a darker, extra soldering scent that has a lightness about it. It begins with smoky, damp pine with salty-sweet, darkish resins that alternates between being salty and candy, smoky incense and incense and resinous. The drydown noticed creamy, easy sandalwood meld with smoky incense and barely-sweet amber.

The notes are listed as: white ambergris, Siberian pine, black hemlock, inexperienced sacra frankincense, ylang ylang, and Indian sandalwood.

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It opened with smoky, damp pine with freshly-dropped pine needles on the forest flooring, earthy, damp, and camphorous. There was a saltiness within the air that whirled with darkish resins. Spell 125 was salty, candy, earthy, and filled with smoky pine.

I anticipated it to shift extra within the early improvement, but it surely retained its salty-sweet, smoky incense character by the primary hour of wear and tear. The entire composition felt lighter, airier, and cooler, and the steadiness between the smoky incense and salty-sweet ambergris appeared excellent.

All through the journey, there have been very minute shifts towards the drydown; the ambergris slowly however absolutely misplaced a few of its saltiness, creamy sandalwood softened the composition, and the smokiness was extra subtle.


For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case. 

I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a evaluate was made, e.g. a evaluate from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.


It lasted for seven hours till it was a skin-scent and about 10 hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been reasonable with the sillage dropping quicker than the projection within the first two hours.

Private Ideas

Although the salty-sweet character of ambergris is one thing I discover intriguing, I’ve but to discover a perfume the place it rings true that has made me enamored with it that makes me need a full bottle, however there’s one thing about it that actually pulls me in as a be aware. The identical was true with Spell 125–alluring however not fairly compelling.

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  • 50ml for $215
  • 0.7ml pattern for $5

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