Yapana 2013

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Yapana (2013) by Volnay
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Yapana (2013) is a popular perfume by Volnay for women and was released in 2013. The scent is powdery-floral. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesItalian bergamotItalian bergamot
Pink pepperPink pepper
Red grapefruitRed grapefruit
Heart Notes Heart NotesYlang-ylangYlang-ylang
RoseRose
PowderPowder
VanillaVanilla
CloveClove
Elemi resinElemi resin
HelionalHelional
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoin SiamBenzoin Siam
LabdanumLabdanum
Indonesian patchouliIndonesian patchouli
RiceRice
IrisIris
StoneStone
Green vanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.194 Ratings

Longevity

7.872 Ratings

Sillage

6.776 Ratings

Bottle

8.267 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 11.09.2021.
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Pollita
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Pollita
Pollita
Top Review    41  
Defeated the boss
The brand Volnay was unknown to me until now and provided me with pleasant surprises. If I correctly classify the perfumes here in the database, these are all fragrances that originally come from the twenties and received a re-release in 2013. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

No less than three cuties from this brand reached me in the mail last week, and one of them immediately excited me: Yapana. Yapana creates namely something that many of his colleagues do not succeed. Because Yapana is superficially a powder fragrance and I like it very much. What do you mean? Polly and powder? Didn't there used to be a boss? Oh yes, there still is, but I forget it very quickly when I sniff Yapana.

This fragrance starts off rather herbaceous and a bit harsh. The first fragrance chords let me suspect that I might be dealing with a chypre here. Far from it. Because the green, woody and spicy notes up front drift into floral very quickly. A ylang-ylang emerges, but it never annoys me as it doesn't bring a hint of a coconut note or any other tropical fuss. And along comes my best friends too. Sweet, subtle resins. The fact that the whole thing presents itself rather powdery doesn't bother me at all. Yapana's powder note is different, in fact; it's rice-powdery, delicate and all-around pleasing. You can compare this powdering somewhat with the Kenzo Amour, which I also very much appreciated, which I even own, but here, of course, this takes place without incense.

In the base, the fragrance then becomes very delicate and cozy. I smell a gentle vanilla note, as well as still some rice powder and benzoin. The whole gives a mix similar to JHAGs Musc Invisible. Still minimally floral in the background but overall just delicate, sweet and skin deep. Wonderful! Would I get along better with the top note, this could have become a purchase candidate.

I don't think it has much in common with Mugler's Oriental Extreme, which is listed as a twin, is very iris-driven, and is supposed to resemble Dior Homme Intense. If I had to pick an exclusive Mugler as a comparable scent, my choice would be Over the Musk, but again, only similar, no twin. Finally, the similarities are only in the base of the fragrance to make out.
Very nice with all Volnays is that they have a delicate character, despite often complex compositions. Since Chypre elements are combined with classic oriental notes (in the European sense) as well as powder and gourmand aspects, but everything always remains round and coherent and does not slay you immediately. To me, this brand seems to lie.

Dear thanks to Medusa00 for the test possibility.

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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Emorandeira

356 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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Powdery... But intense
Yapana is a very powdery perfume but at the same time is very intense. For me It is leathery, sweet, flowery and very spicy. I get the rose, the iris and the ylang ylang over a balsámic and leathery ground. Elemi, benzoin and labdanum give ti the fragance some medicinal, sweet and dense feeling while the clove and the pepper gives the spicy character. Some sweetness comes from a very nice vanila mixed with the patchouli, which increases the intensity of yapana, and the powdery notes finishes the perfume. It is a bit like other traditional oriental french perfumes, like shalimar by guerlain, with a very good quality and very good performance. For cold weather and probably better for night time. Nowdays can be perrfectly an unisex perfume.

Scent: 8.5
Longevity: 8
Sillage: 7
Quality/price: 5
Versatility: 6
Originality: 8
Global: 8.5
8
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8
Longevity
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Minigolf
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Minigolf
Very helpful Review    10  
Opulence and a revolution
An "old" scent in a new robe. "Volnay" wasn't known to me before. But through Parfumo I always get to know perfumes that I never dreamed of before. The "Yapana" probably already existed in the twenties of the last century, and I can't say how it smelled at that time. But the "successor" seems to be successful.
It smells very opulent, with the peppery-fruity-citric at first blowing towards me, but it soon settles to make room for spices, resins and strong blossoms.
They all show no shyness and want to show what they can do.
On the other hand I notice aldehydes, although not stated above, complementing and supporting vigorously the other ingredients.
Almost 100 years ago, aldehydes were a revolution in fragrance making, as they were initially perceived as something "artificial". But they allow creations in combinations that did not exist before. Thus an enormous extension of the possibilities and fragrances.
With "Yapana" it is the "dark" fragrances that were skilfully provided with "light Spregseln". And the "warm elements" that are associated with a "cool breath".
A larger proportion of "balsams" such as benzoin and labdanum add "glow" to the fragrance, while earthy patchouli and iris make it almost powdery. However, the powder is by no means dusty and dry, but rather slightly moist and like a delicate cream.
Cloves, ylang-ylang and other flowers shimmer through this "layer" as if through a glaze, particularly intensively and brilliantly.
As with certain paints that are colourless and painted over an existing layer of paint.
The opulence of this fragrance is not indiscriminately confusing, but somehow systematically built up one after the other and yet not in "rank and file".
An orderly, slight disorder following a "revolution".....
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 1 year ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Leathery and balsámic flowery oriental perfume, Whit flowers in central position and spices and powdery notes finishing th fragance. Unisex

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