Dear Polly is a perfume by the American niche brand Vilhelm Parfumerie, which was founded in 2015 and so far has about 25 perfume creations. Fragrances are inspired by the moments and memories of the brand’s founder Jan Ahlgren. In them, we can find the oldest memories from childhood, spent in a wooden cabin by the sea, and fantasies about the luxurious life in Paris from the beginning of the 20th century. Dear Polly takes us to a more innocent, intimate memory dedicated to his wife.

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To Jan Ahlgren Dear Polly is:

A love letter dedicated to my wife. Black tea, like the one she makes every morning when she wakes up, makes skin warmer almost instantly. Top notes of apple and bergamot evoke a feeling of closeness, while sensual musk introduces complexity. Finally, the solution is found in the voluptuous spices, piquant, and seductively sweetened. Familiar and new, comforting and empowering, this is a fragrant mixture for two: lovers can wear and remember each other. Even when they are far away, they are not separated.

In the world of perfumes, especially niche perfumes, we are always looking for something new, something unseen. For strange combinations of fragrant notes that we rarely meet or almost never. Something that will surprise, shock, and leave us breathless. Sometimes we forget that it is enough for a perfume just to make you smile or make your day and mood brighter. Dear Polly is just such perfume.

The perfume composition Dear Polly is aromatic, and a fresh, invigorating note of black tea permeates the entire scent design. The composition’s complexity is not essential with this perfume, but the emotions and thoughts it evokes. A relatively simple combination reminiscent of bergamot jam, the famous sweet of the Mediterranean islands, immediately takes you to the balcony with a sea view, while you breathe in the salty sea air with a cup of iced tea and traditional Cypriot sweets. You left all the responsibilities at home, and the only thing you have to do that day is to do nothing. The sun, warm sand, the sound of the waves, and the refreshingly sharp citrus and honey scent. Simplicity, innocence, pure enjoyment, and childlike joy… do we really need anything more?

[Fragrance notes] top notes: apple, bergamot; middle notes: black tea; base notes: oakmoss, black amber, musk.

[Fragrance group] aromatic.

The creator of the perfume is Jerome Epinette.