Trayee by Neela Vermeire Créations
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Trayee is a popular perfume by Neela Vermeire Créations for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is spicy-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasil, Cannabis, Elemi resin, Ginger, Blackcurrant, Cinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Jasmine sambac, Cardamom, Saffron, Sandalwood, Egyptian jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Haitian vetiver, Java vetiver, Myrrh, Mysore sandalwood, Oud, Patchouli, Vanilla, Frankincense, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (129 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (92 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (93 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (85 Ratings)
Submitted by Igraine, last update on 19.11.2020.
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6
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7
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4
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FvSpee
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FvSpee
FvSpee
Top Review    34  
In a soma frenzy
Empty the goblet! The soma devoured!
The soma is deity and potion and plant.
The Vedas know how whirling it is!

* *

Godhead who soothes and satiates,
serves mango, banana and lychee
a little girl with a knowing look.

Earthen, clay and dusty,
i am the blind deity at the same time,
that brings peace and resolution.

Jasmine and vanilla and lotus wreaths,
sometimes you rapture and excite, sometimes you beguile and stun You deity in blooming splendour!

* *

I am raptured, in the soma I deal with all three of them:
Gods and humans and asuras And yet I am in everyday life at the same time, in reality.

* *

You are the man who sharpens and braves strong caraway, turmeric, nutmeg also,
wild and alert warrior.

Sage Yogini
Bright, soft, anointing saffron
It connects everything.

I'm the one in sandalwood, so is oud, and cedar I'm a carpenter who supports and maintains.

* *

The hymns, songs and formulas, triple Vedas,
you see in the soma, the three are one,
the one Veda, the wisdom
* *

Tenderest green you are,
the invigorating spirit,
Barley and millet and emmer.

Nourishing and anointing,
white whey, lassi and ghee,
comforting spirit she is.

Myrrh, elemi and styrax,
the holy, lifting spirit,
i am silver, lift up my heart
* *

What has happened in the future will happen now
you are he is she is me /br /> India, humanity, fragrance.

* * * * * * *

Trayee is for me the exceptional fragrance from the Franco-Indian Neela-Vermeire series created by Duchaufour. Among quite decent scents the one that hits the brain and soul through the nose like a hammer blow. For a long time I had a hard time to write a comment at all, now I present a poor attempt, that's all it is.

The titles of the series all refer to specific periods and aspects of Indian history. Trayee refers to the oldest (considered) phase, the age of Aryan land grabbing in almost mythical prehistory. Trayee means trinity, because this age was the age of the Vedas, the holy chants, and the most important three Vedas, Rigveda (hymns), Samaveda (chants or mantras) and Yajurveda (sacrificial formulas), were and still are called the trinity, the oldest layer of the holy scriptures of the religion, which is developed and reformed today known as Hinduism.

As my pre-commentators have made sufficiently clear, Trayee captivates through an infinite variety of scents, which, as it were, depict the whole of life and more, and yet accomplish the feat of not appearing at least overloaded and opulent, but always remaining completely themselves. One almost wants to say, plain and innocent. Young and simple. And yet they contain everything. Trayee is a gentle, mild fragrance that caresses the nose hairs and the skin and soul, but it is also uplifting, clarifying and strengthening
For my commentary, I have tried to draw on the character of the Vedas as hymnic texts, on the trinity (whose religious meaning of the threefold unity in different religions would go beyond the scope of this brief explanation), on the "unity in diversity" and "simplicity in opulence" described above, which make up this fragrance, and on the soma theme. Soma was a sacred potion of the old Indian religion, which is often mentioned in the old literature (especially in the Vedas), but which cannot be grasped today. Nobody knows exactly what it was made of, and its effects are also described in many different ways, from hallucinogenic to sharpening the perception. This seemed to me to be a fitting analogy for this fragrance.
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Pietros921

23 Reviews
Pietros921
Pietros921
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The best imaginary friend you might have. This fragrance is so ALIVE !
This is one of the most complex fragrances I’ve ever smelled.
First of all I want tko say that you need to be an expert, this fragrqnce requires experience to be understood specially by a man. In the case of a woman , its nutmeggy cinnamony vibe sushi imperial like vibe might grab their attention without need to go deeper in the observation of this fragrance.

The longevity is very good, the projection is avarage, very soft but here comes the magic. It is so ALIVE and so ClEAR and complex and juicy that it would not bother you.

WARNING : do not apply on your arms or wirst. It would disappoint you and provokes some nausea if you smell it too close. Put 2-3 sprays under your neck and let the magic developpes.

This fragrance takes you on a journey, the quality is stunning. The sandalwood dose in the original formula is embarassing and out lf this world. But the sandalwood is so natural and super creamy, also it is at the first stages soffocated by this vanilla carpet where a long list of single notes will make a defilée and show up at different moment. If you pay attention you can smell them even of they are so deep and well blended.

This fragrance evokes also lots lf memories, its an aura of happiness, it calms you down, a great fragrance , more than a fragrance, a ritual! You wear it ..you are happy, you want to celebrate life, you want to have a drink with your soul to celebrate life and your happiness.

Great for a relaxed date with friends, family, gf or bf... sl complex and innocent at the same time.

Wow I cannot stop describing it. Im in LOVE ! Its so alive...feels like you can talk to it while it is under your neck
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Amirdoust

8 Reviews
Amirdoust
Amirdoust
   3  
Thankyou Bertrand Duchaufour
After my first testing from a sample I knew this would be an instant buy! It opens up with the most beautiful fruity blackcurrant along with incense,cinnamon and some ginger. As time goes by you get cardamon along with saffron and the highest quality mysore sandalwood. The entire composition is a spicy incense that is just breath takingly beautiful and creamy. The aaoud here isn't very loud and it seems to "hug" the entire composition. If you love Jubilation XXV you should definately get your nose on this
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5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
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Drseid

753 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    6  
A Fine Effort With A Rough Price Point...
Trayee opens with a relatively strong black current with a slight ginger and watery Oud undertone. During the heart phase of the scent the black current and Oud recede as a combination of clove, cinnamon, saffron and cardamom spice meld with a strong incense accord that dominates the scent's further development. Underpinning the spiced incense is slightly sweet amber rising from the base that couples with relatively sweet sandalwood. As the scent reaches the later stage of its dry-down the spiced balmy myrrh-laced incense remains though in a much more subdued state, pairing with traces of non-powdery vanilla. Projection is above average and longevity is average at about 8 hours on skin.

Trayee has a lot of notes in its scent pyramid and you can tell the composition is indeed extremely complex. The mildly ginger spiced black current open really did not do much for me, but as the scent moved to its key heart stage the spicy incense accord that emerged gradually won me over. Also notable is how Duchaufour deftly folds the vanilla, amber and myrrh from the base into the spiced incense balancing the scent rather well without causing it to enter "too sweet" territory. The bottom line is I know I like Trayee plenty, but I'm on the fence as to recommending it due to its $260 price tag for a 55ml bottle. At nearly $5.00 per ml, I could think of any number of better values out there. That said, composition-wise it is hard to fault this very good smelling 3.5 to 4 star out of 5 effort from the house of Neela Vermeire.
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DutchSniffer

12 Reviews
DutchSniffer
DutchSniffer
   4  
Oh no, not another aoud !
SOTN Trayee is quite disappointing.. I had been looking forward to testing one of the samples of a newer house by Neela Vermeire , but their first scent (a spicy oriental that were allocated mostly to January), reeks of aoud.
In spite of the other ingredients, aoud is about the only note I'm noticing.
Guys I'm so over it.. it is 2013. Get out of here alright.. maybe I'll try straight oud one day but from what I read, 99% of fragrance with aoud is synthetic oud and not as interesting as the real aoud is. Somehow it almost feels as if I am in the midst of the well known story of the emperor w/o clothes on.

Must confess the drydown does get more interesting... it had better be! I'd not be any happier than when I have to swallow my words :)

OK, ok, Trayee does really improve lots on the drydown.. quite the complex fragrance. Still... a pity aoud is so prominent: is it only MY skin or does everyone have a similar experience with aoud? Writing aoud because oud seems weird for a Dutch person (oud = old)
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Digindirt

47 Reviews
Digindirt
Digindirt
Helpful Review    6  
Good to the last drop
Trayee is a very calm and composed fragrance. I am reminded of Serge's Cherugi with a good heaping of the old candies "red hots" while testing. The woodiness is rich and full of flavor with a little sprinkle of cinnamon that keeps it from being too serious. There is nothing loud, in your face, harsh or citrus here. Incense is what they call it, oh it's classy alright.

The quality of the ingredients is front and center. The woody notes combined create a bold and deep elegance while the vanilla levels the smoothness. This would be completely wearable on a cool and sunny winter's day.

I think this would be a good fragrance for a casual social gathering, maybe game night at your best friend's house or for a second date on a picnic in the park. Since these types of settings don't happen ever day it could be reserved for special occasions.

This fragrance reminds me of the way my dad used to smoke a cigar, not very often, only on special occasions, and savored to the very last drop!
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Ineverwas

45 Reviews
Ineverwas
Ineverwas
Very helpful Review    8  
Finally, A Sexy Incense
Trayee is absolutely gorgeous and quite probably my favorite incense/olibanum perfume. Every note in it is in perfect balance with the rest of the composition, a charming orchestra on which the smoky-sweet incense and spicy ginger dance together a flawless waltz.

The myrrh and incense here are not reminiscent of a church interior, like most perfumes featuring these notes tend to be. This incense is playful, sexy, spirited and has none of the solemn heaviness of Roman Catholicism. The myrrh is soothing and inviting, almost sensual and the ginger is spicy and mischievous as always. All in all, the effect is surprisingly sexual, in the best of ways.

A harmony of aromatic notes give character and ampleness to the whole composition: jammy blackcurrant, fresh cedar, rooty vetiver, aromatic basil, nutty cardamom, bitter saffron, sour oud... all singing together in perfect accord until the drydown, which reveals the amber and vanilla at the very base.

Trayee is a brilliant creation - Bertrand Duchaufour is surely a genius of perfumery! I whole heartedly recommend all 3 perfumes from Neela Vermeire, each of them is a wonderful work of art. But I think Trayee is probably my favorite and a must try for all perfume lovers.
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