I have heard more than a few people comment on how "unusual" is a banana note in a perfume. Is it? I have seen some very odd notes in some perfumes, e.g. some of Lutens's perfumes have a "metallic" note.
I own the original Sicily, and I cannot say I smell a ripe banana in the perfume, so maybe what is listed as banana is really a banana flower note? Such a note would seem apropos to a fragrance in this tropical type genre, no?
By the way, Sicily has been reissued as "Velvet Sicily." I have not smelt the reissue, but a few reviewers say it smells the same, so for anyone who missed out on the original, I am happy to tell you its back! 😃