Bana Banana Eau de Parfum
Bana Banana Eau de Parfum is a fragrance by L’Artisan Parfumeur. The notes of this fragrance are Pepper, nutmeg, violet, jasmine, iris, banana, banana flower, tonka, musk, amber
The story of Bana Banana is, unlikely as this may seem, the story of the creation of L’Artisan Parfumeur. In the 1970’s, chemist and plant collector Jean-Francois Laporte was planning to attend the legendarily exuberant and creative Les Folies Bergeres, and needed to up the ante for his latest look, which was, of course, a banana costume. Drawing on his knowledge of natural materials, he created a banana scent for himself, and in the process he discovered a heretofore unknown passion for fragrance made with traditional methods and exceptional raw materials, a calling that would eventually result in his founding of L’Artisan Parfumeur with the help of master perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. Now, in collaboration with his daughter Celine Ellena, L’Artisan resurrects that legendary scent, reimagined with all the style, skill, and quality for which the brand has become famous.
Oh, but did we mention how unbelievably fun it is? The banana is rich, green, and fruity, surrounded with lively pepper and savory nutmeg, the floral aspects reinforced with milky jasmine and gently powdered iris and violet to coax the impression of ripe banana skin. Warm, tonka-infused amber foregrounds the fruit, lingering like the heat of the sun at dusk. Playful yet sophisticated, and rich in both character and history, Bana Banana is more than just a banana scent- it’s the legacy of L’Artisan Parfumeur in a bottle.