Tralala 2014

Tralala by Penhaligon's
Bottle Design Meadham Kirchhoff
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Tralala is a perfume by Penhaligon's for women and was released in 2014. The scent is spicy-floral. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydesAldehydes SaffronSaffron WhiskyWhisky Ambrette seedAmbrette seed GalbanumGalbanum Violet leaf absoluteViolet leaf absolute
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnationCarnation LeatherLeather TuberoseTuberose Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang IrisIris FrankincenseFrankincense
Base Notes Base NotesMyrrhMyrrh Opoponax absoluteOpoponax absolute PatchouliPatchouli VetiverVetiver CedarwoodCedarwood HeliotropeHeliotrope MuskMusk VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.597 Ratings

Longevity

7.769 Ratings

Sillage

7.272 Ratings

Bottle

7.888 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 09.11.2021.

Interesting Facts

This perfume was created for the fashion label Meadham Kirchhoff.
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8.5
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Susan
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Susan
Susan
Top Review    22  
Duchaufour can just do it .....
Since I love aldehydes, I know quite a few of their manifestations, and also many of their various pairings with other notes.....

The pairing with whiskey, however, was new to me....as was the scent whiskey itself.....

What I perceive here now, however, is downright delightful!!!! Unusual and unique.

The top note initially gives me an almost fresh and neat-clean impression.....I suspect it's galbanum that keeps the scent from taking on an overly liqueur-sweet hue at this point.....

Nonetheless, a mild sweetness soon joins in....not a sticky one, but rather a natural, spicy-floral sweetness that immediately merges with a delicate leather note.....a leather note that is present in its action, but which always remains subtle.......

Even the incense remains to my extreme pleasure only "regulating" accessory.....its silent presence only serves to perfect this wonderfully complex fragrance experience......

Towards the base, the fragrance finally glides into spicy-resinous realms.....here it is now the vetiver that keeps the sweetness inherent in the resins and other base notes quite exquisitely and elegantly in check.....

Tralala is for my nose a quite outstandingly composed and truly unique fragrance.........a fragrance that, despite the multitude of spicy-resinous-sweet notes, reveals a chypric echo, albeit a distant one.

Only the name could have been chosen a little happier ;-).....
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Mrsg37

32 Reviews
Mrsg37
Mrsg37
Helpful Review    2  
Tra la la indeed!
Firstly the presentation is fabulous, that bottle is adorable, even the box it comes in is cute. Tralala is an ideal name as you can imagine the perfumer singing trala la la as they threw together a mixture of aldehydes, leather, vanilla, powder and whiskey and yea it's a strange one but its a good one! I'm so glad i got a bottle of this before it disappears completely unless you wish to pay crazy prices on auction sites.
2.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Gold

470 Reviews
Gold
Gold
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Tipsy tacky Tralala
Smells like an old building housing a bunch of tipsy school children by the end of their first week after the summer holidays. They are sociable (had quite a lot of whisky to drink) and they make friends easily (using aldehydes and other magical elements from the chemist's lab). On the down side, children with these characteristics are perceived as soft and submissive (too much musk, opoponax, vanilla). They attract attention from dominant class members (leather! incense!). It's important that these dominant types learn about empathy and kindness. Fine, they'll say. But there's a catch. Those guys simply leave their friends after a few drinks, knowing that they have better things to do. Do their homework, for example.
Duchaufour can no longer be relied upon to come up with ideas no other perfumer has thought of. In this context, bottle and packaging of "Tralala" are misleading. I bought the scent because I wanted the vessel for my collection in the first place. Of course, I was also driven by a strong curiosity to try a fragrance harking back to the tradition of "Punch and Judy", but apart from the design, "Tralala" is a very conventional, typical Duchaufour, and nothing that will give you a new experience. The boozy thing, the saffron, the leather, the musk... all these ingredients have been explored by Duchaufour from absolutely every angle now. "Tralala" offers an unpleasant, sweaty note in the middle (ylang-ylang and cumin, perhaps?), and this note adds to the overall disappointment. I should also tell you that I bought my bottle for just a third of the original price. It was heavily reduced, because obviously, it's not exactly what you'd call a top-seller. The original price of approx. 210 Euros for this bottle seems far too high.
7
Scent
Kxnaiades

50 Reviews
Kxnaiades
Kxnaiades
Very helpful Review    2  
anglo-fied Chanel
The bottle is far more exciting than the scent unfortunately. This is not a gourmand on my skin but instead the Penhaligon's nod to 31 Rue Cambon by Chanel.A blast of aldehydes, a ton of powder, spice and musk makes up Tralala on me and the other notes seem to have disappeared under the weight of them. It's as if a carnation-aldehyde wearing Stepford wife just threw out her drunk on whiskey husband for wearing his leather shoes on the cream sofa. Stepford wife 1/Husband 0. Sillage is rather quiet on me, starts and remains as a close to skin scent for the better part of the day. It's a nice addition for the house and the bottle is truly charming, but the scent- nothing not done before i.e Chanel.
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Ka3nKa3n 12 months ago
Tralala is just as in song one ding ding song. Guerlain did it many times and Guerlain did it better. Wasn't a fan of this composition.

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