Presenting… the new release from French niche house Max Philip…
Pineapple. Let’s talk about it!
Pineapple unfurls in a fascinating reversal of expectation: when first applied, I smell mostly the base notes, of creamy coconut and sandalwood. It feels like a fluffy, frothy coconut cake (fresh, not sticky sweet). There is a besito of orange blossom. Then the pineapple becomes more pronounced and it has a spice to it (possibly from the vetiver and patchouli). Through the mid, it develops into a grilled pineapple-coconut cake. Then in the drydown, the spiced pineapple fades and a juicy bright pineapple flutters in, still in the fluffy cake-like context. Concluding with what I would expect the opening to be, interestingly.
I have tried a number of pineapple fragrances yet for comparison, Pineapple is not similar to any. Out of left field, Pineapple reminds me of Xerjoff Lira, which for me, is like a lemon pound cake. Pineapple is giving me a little bit of a similar vibe, in a different composition: a slice of fluffy, coconutty pineapple cake goodness.
Now, performance on me is also similar to Lira (citrus molecules are not known for their stability). This is a close cuddler who gives me a solid 4, up to maybe 5 hours on skin. I overspray and spritz on clothes to help us along😉
Pineapple delivers a delicate and delectable experience, in the sophisticated French ethos Max Philip encapsulates. Nothing synthetic or harsh in sight🍍🍰🥥
If you are curious to know more about this house, I have reviews on my page of their bestseller, the absolutely stunning Cherry🍒, and another new release called Cigar Bar, which is all things dark, deep and boozy. Check out their full range at maxphilipusa.com and save an extra 10% off with TS22!
Thank you to the team for the opportunity to discuss this new release. Word is we may be seeing Peach next…
PS Pineapple and Cherry are also available in a travel spray size. TS22 works on the travel sprays as well as the full bottles.