Summer is all about relax, travels and exciting experiences. There is new brand on the horizon – FiiLiT Parfum du Voyage which is fully dedicated to exotic destinations, summer memories and travel diaries. Initial three FiiLiT scents have been inspired by three mythical ports of call: Bali, Cuba and the Cyclades islands.
Persefume has opportunity to exclusively present you the brand including our signature “He says, she says” reviews of the trio.

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FiiLiT Parfum du Voyage has been founded by two friends: Régis Pautrat and Eloi Roberti – perfume collectors and globetrotters who both love to dive into local customs, myths and traditions.

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What brings the two together is the desire to travel using their sense of smell. To discover a country’s wealth through scent. As collectors of sensations, they chose the sense of smell to reveal the freedom that travel inspires in them.

FiiLiT offers unisex Eaux de Parfum – and noses of the trio should be known to all fragrance lovers as the creation of perfumes has been entrusted to Anso Behaghel and Amélie Bourgeois of Flair Paris.

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FiiLiT is an ethical and authentic brand and raw materials used by Flair Paris are respectful of the local populations and their environments. This is ensured by Stéphane Piquart from Behave – special olfactory ingredient supplier. All scents are offered in in very practical, portable 10ml spray format to carry with you wherever you go. After choosing the fragrance, customers have also option to pick up their favourite case available in three colours and made either from wood, or leather.

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The offered fragrances are (our reviews after each description):

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CYCLADES 38°3’N
Fresh, clear, full-bodied, fusing

With its reflections that change as quickly as a breeze, Cyclades leads us first through a bright freshness of Petit-Grain and Bergamot then to the smoldering and full-bodied notes of Myrrh and Amber. Whose hint of Mastic provides an earthy anchor to this airy perfume. Lost in the vast blue sea, this white rock of an island is hardly bigger than a town. Skimming over the azure waves, the winds race along at full speed. They whip the soil, shake the garrigue, and ricochet off round white or blue roofs. Transparent, invisible and yet so present, they carry with them green leaves, citrus peel and brown bark.

Top notes: Bergamot, Petit-Grain
Heart notes: Cashmeran, Rose, Mastic
Base notes: Ambroxan, Myrrh, Patchouli, Violet

He (Jakub) – So sunny, equally bright and green citrus. Uncomplicated, full of smile, yet very long lasting. Amber gives it more depth and actually it one drop lasts for the whole day.

She (Aleksandra) – citrus delight! When I read “Cyclades” I always think of cicadas ringing… (perhaps because of this famous Polish song actually called “Cicadas on Cyclades”)

… but this scent is much lighter than their clamour. Joyful summer perfume for the longest days of a year.

BALI 8°7’S
Solar, colorful, floral, bewitching

Under a burning sun, the flowers release their fragrance like an all-encompassing balm. Jasmine and Ylang-ylang ripple between the sweet notes of Vanilla and Balsam. A delicious and intoxicating sensation like braided petals of sunny harmony. The sun is at its zenith on the “Island of the Gods”. Clouds of sacred smoke are rising from the temples. Inside, light flickers through the banyan trees into the cool shade, causing the wreaths and flower petals to burst into shimmering colors. Outside, there are more flowers, worn next to the skin by the dancers, their fragrances and colors heightened by the sun.

Top notes: Bergamot, Lime, Elemi, Pink Pepper
Heart notes: Jasmine, Frangipani flower, Ylang Ylang
Base notes: Incense, Benzoin, Patchouli, Cumin, Vanilla, Sandalwood, White musc, Tonka bean

He – The most complex of the trio and just gorgeous – it is another proof of Flair Paris’ talent. Warm, creamy frangipani, coconutty effect, gourmand notes. Truly evokes exotic summer. I really like this interpretation of Bali!

She – Bali is my favourite of the trine, with a beautiful picture of frangipani painted with watercolour strokes, then slightly sugared and spiced up. I feel the peaceful harmony of that magic island, where different cultures and religions coexist, enjoying sunsets and rising moons together.

CUBA 19°9’N
Vibrant, sparkling, woody, smoky

With a sensational and rhythmic entry of fusing notes of blue Ginger and Cardamom, Cuba turns heads. Mysterious accords of Rum, Tobacco and Vetiver. Festive notes woven into a generous fragrance that is powerful and vibrant. Rum splattered dirt streets. In the street, life: its sounds, its rhythms, its colors … The singers sing the hours with their frenzied notes. The dust rises under the dancers’ feet like an ocher curtain. At terraces, glasses collide in a festive, rum-splashed mood. Thick swirls of tobacco smoke evoke the mystery of this hot-blooded country, its adventurer’s heart and its revolutionary spirit.

Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, Blue ginger
Heart notes: Water jasmine, Cardamom
Base notes: Papyrus, Amber wood, Vetiver, Piri-Piri, Tobacco, Rum

He- Very classic citrus with hint mint, rhum, tobacco and spices. Reminds me of some masculine scents. Pleasant, bright effect. Summing up – FiiLiT concept is perhaps not too original – we have plenty of lines inspired by travels (e.g. L’Artisan Parfumeur, Olibere Paris, or Richard Lüscher Britos – this brand also adds geographical coordinates to their names), yet here the efffect is truly well-exectured and summery. The concept is affordable, portable and scents are innovative and suprisingly long-lasting takes on travel themes. Good job, FiiLiT and Flair Paris!

She – Perhaps the most generic of the three. There’s everything Cuban here: tobacco, caipirinha, rhum. What’s added is a soft, cool breeze, more bitter than salty, quite fitting, especially as for a “caloning” sort of ingredient which I generally despise. It works surprisingly well here.

FiiLiT scents are available in 10ml EdP sprayers, in wooden (wood comes certified by PEFC which guarantee the sustainable management of forest, available colours: tobacco, natural wood and a white seashell), or leather travel holders (colours: tobacco, a mediterranean orange and a white seashell).

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Each fragrance is offered in chosen travel spray option and 10ml spray (38 EUR for the wooden holder, 35 EUR for leather option). Gift boxes with two extra refills (30ml in total) are also available (60 EUR for either wood or leather versions). The company will also offer individul 50ml refill with a funnel very soon. FiiLiT debuted at Alternative Fragrance & Beauty tradeshow in Paris where its Cyclades has been voted as best scent of exhibition.

Quotes, samples, and pictures – via FiiLiT, thank you to the founders. Additional picture via Flair Paris.