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PG15 Ilang Ivohibe Pierre Guillaume for women

PG15 Ilang Ivohibe Pierre Guillaume for women
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PG15 Ilang Ivohibe by Pierre Guillaume is a Floral fragrance for women. PG15 Ilang Ivohibe was launched in 2006. The nose behind this fragrance is Pierre Guillaume. The fragrance features madagascar ylang-ylang, vanilla, californian orange and egyptian jasmine.

Perfume rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 73 votes.

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Madagascar Ylang-Ylang Vanilla Californian Orange Egyptian Jasmine

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PG15 Ilang Ivohibe Fragrance Reviews


Ilang Ivohibe is a soapy and slightly synthetic Ylang perfume with, as people below have pointed out, a unisex feel.

It's odd because from the listed notes you'd expect more of a citrus/floral.

This feels to me exactly like a slightly aquatic liquid soap and I'm not keen on liquid soap. I'd also expect antiseptic handwash to smell like this. Looking at comments below, apparently lavender is listed on another site. I dislike lavender as a strong note in perfumes, because it feels medicinal to me. A comfort scent if you're worried about germs I suppose! There's a slight suntan lotion aroma - salicylates maybe or something like that?

I have an organic Ylang in EDP by perfumers Balm Balm, I've also had the essential oil on occasions and I find that this perfume doesn't star or enhance Ylang's sunny floral feel. Ylang esential oil or absolute does have a sort of 'tea-like' aspect - a sort of fresh astringency alongside indolic banana-ish white floral. If they'd wanted a savoury unisex feel I think a tea-like note would have worked better

It seems to me this perfume has used a cheap synthetic 'aqua' aroma you'd find in any old soap,shaving foam or washing up liquid even. Maybe it's the lavender effect.

I haven't yet tried others from Parfumerie Generale and have heard better things about their other perfumes, so I'll still give those a try..


On the PG website lavender orris and patchouli are listed as a key ingredients for this scent as well as vanilla and yang-yang but no others. No jasmine or orange. I'm confused?


133) Unisex fragrance around the Ylang-Ylang (flower of flowers) on a base of vanilla and a very large dose of orange.
Super simple composition and in the same kind I prefer a scent like Saint-Tropez from Smell Bent, better composed and which costs twice cheaper.

Parfum unisexe autour de l'Ylang-Ylang (la fleur des fleurs) sur une base de vanille et une très large dose d'orange.
Composition hyper simple et dans le même genre je préfère un parfum comme Saint-Tropez de Smell Bent, mieux composé et qui coute deux fois moins cher.


A perfume I had packed away and forgotten about, so a nice surprise and perfect to put me in mind of summer holidays. Instant hits of ylang, tuberose and frangipani/coconut sunscreen (or actually oil in the days when people still oiled themselves up on the beach!). I get as much from the vanilla gourmand notes as the floral ones. The vanilla reminds me of the scent of a warm creme brulee with browned caramelised sugar on top waiting to be cracked with a silver spoon -and is making me return to sniff my wrists over and over, or maybe it could be an almond tart fresh out of the oven waiting to cool and be served with a jug of chilled vanilla custard.. Try as I might I don't get citrus notes, no orange at all in fact.

Tuberose always adds a creaminess and weight to the body of a perfume for me, as do frangipani and magnolia which I also find in Ilang Ivohibe. Sometimes these notes can be too overpowering but not here (although they might be the reason I can't get the orange, there's just not enough orange to cut through the creaminess), they blend wonderfully to produce something both comforting and at the same time exotic. I feel like I could be in Bali lounging in a hammock in the late afternoon surrounded by beautiful flowers, their perfume trailing in the light breeze, while brightly coloured birds flutter in the shade of the trees. The jasmine is cocooned within these heavyweight notes and as such is for once more of a minor character here IMO. I do also detect some of the vegetal notes at the start, but they don't last on my skin so for me the result is a wholly feminine perfume. The silage is pretty good but the drydown is quite simplistic and mainly vanilla for me, I would compare it to Tocade or Iceberg Universe Woman after a couple of hours, very edible but a bit too sweet, so I would probably stick to daytime wear in the summer months. As such I am really enjoying revisiting this perfume, it's a beautiful composition, very calming and takes me away to a sunny beach every time I catch a trace of it on my skin.

Update: Just inhaled this directly from the bottle and I can now smell the orange/neroli, slightly bitter yet candied too, but as soon as I let it out or near my skin it disappears!


A refined and pretty elegant white floral composition laying an a creamy vanilla base. While Ilang Ivohibè can't be considered a monster in projection it still has a quite remarkable presence and a satisfying lasting power with its slightly dusty allure that's tipycal of many of the Guillame's compositions. Usually marketed as feminine but not being too affected, I believe it could do great also on a man. Recommended.

Rating: 7/10


On me this goes on a touch too masculine then dries down to a beautiful soft feminine scent... Kind of like 'your skin - only better' scent. I really like it!


Fairly faint vanilla with ylang and a sunscreen note, probably the jasmine and orange together. I get almost no sillage and it's very hard to smell on my wrist. Nice, but overall nothing very interesting. Surprising from this perfumer who does a few of my all-time favorites.

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The strange thing about this fragrance is that it could easily be unisex or masculine- on me it opens with intense ylang but dries down into a green-masculine scent. It is pleasant and very refined but I prefer more feminine perfumes!


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