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Henrietta Gabilla – Sinful Soul (1934)

The house of Gabilla operated between 1910 and 1969. There are approximately 125 scents in their archive, the last being created in 1953. I currently own their Mon Cherie, a gorgeous classic chypre from 1910.

Sinful Soul was released in 1934 in a beautiful pagoda bottle. It is a very sweet feminine floral, but not cloying. I have the impression of honeysuckle and orange blossom, supported by jasmine. There is some sandalwood and vetiver in its unobtrusive base. This is hardly a scent for a sinner, more for a girl or very young woman. It is fresh and lovely, perfect for a warm spring day. It is very old fashioned and brings back to me impressions from my youth.

My husband found it soft and subdued, but a bit too heavy for every day modern usage. There is no development and there is limited sillage. He is reminded of face powders used by aunts in his childhood.

Overall, a lovely feminine floral, very much of its period, and a treat for collectors of vintage perfumes.

15th January 2022