Parfums de Havane - Leonella (2019)

Parfums de Havane - Leonella by Jacques Zolty
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Parfums de Havane - Leonella is a new perfume by Jacques Zolty for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is floral-creamy. It is being marketed by HIC Beauty.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesFruity notes, Jasmine, Broom
Heart Notes Heart NotesGardenia, Ylang-ylang, Brown sugar
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Patchouli



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Havana Part 5 (the last) - Hemingways flower garden and unfulfilled love
This fragrance from the Havana series by Jacques Zolty also has a background story, almost a sad one:
"The Hotel Ambos Mundos, in Havana, has been home to Ernest Hemingway's secrets and dreams. He spent a lot of time in his room 511 observing someone, who greeted him from the street before getting into a convertible and driving off, leaving behind a trail of scent and charm. That girl was an aspiring actress named Leonella. The only woman who denied the attention of the famous writer and who remained forever in his heart."

While the other scents refer more to Cuban life, there is a concrete personal background story here. This way the fragrance already settles down a little. It sets itself off even more by the scents. While the other fragrances are dominated by more leather, smoke or coffee, especially in the base (i.e. darker notes), this fragrance is very floral and is likely to attract the female population in the first place.

Now I have to say, this is a territory I'm hardly at home in. My only but very feminine flowery fragrance is "Pure Extreme" by Micallef (also great), the rest is very mixed but almost always unisex or masculine oriented. So I may not have thought about writing anything, but after four scent comments on this five-part series something would be missing and my inner Monk (or alternatively Sheldon) would miss the finish.

The first shock after spraying: Hubba Bubba! Yes exactly, THE Hubba Bubba, the pink chewing gum that all children used to want to have and parents hated because you could make chewing gum bubbles very well with it. Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang in collaboration with fruits and probably the brown sugar play up quite loudly.
But don't worry, after a few minutes the fruits will retreat quite quickly and the flower components with the amber will take over the direction. The quite strong sweetness remains for a while, but then joins in.
What remains is a very pleasant scent of jasmine and ylang-ylang, intercepted with light creaminess of amber and further a clear but well balanced sweetness. Apart from the initial chewing gum shock, the development is not too extreme anymore.
A beautiful fragrance for already young women. If Hemingway's Leonella smelled like that, then I can well imagine that it made him a part of the attraction to her. So here, too: Topic hit.
But you have to like bright and sweet flowers, jasmine and ylang-ylang are clearly the stars in the circus ring.

The whole series is really well done, with nice background stories and scent components that make you think of Cuba. Speaking as a perfume, I find that the fragrances that make up the story satisfy a perfume-artistic claim. There is always a careful composition behind, the scents are well balanced. I also like the presentation a little towards pharmacy bottles. All in all from my point of view a very round successful work, thank you Jacques Zolty!

Three of the fragrances ("Severo", "Cubata" and "Havana Rain") have meanwhile moved in with me. The Severo will certainly be able to handle one or two applications in day-to-day operation
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