"She is the one who seized Menlaus' heart and made him fall in her love. She herself was fascinated by the beauty of Venus and fall in his love. Helen overthrew kings of their thrones. She ignited wars in their homes. She is the one whose beauty is untold by poets and artists, being the most beautiful woman in the world. Helen is a perfume that is worth the effort…"
A fragrance devoted to Helen of Troy - the Spartan who was said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world - needs to have a certain kind of poise to successfully achieve it's goal. It should be feminine smelling, sure, but it shouldn't be outlandishly girly, naive or sugar sweet because it needs to reflect the depths of her sexuality as well as her legendary charm. Kuwaiti brand Gissah's Helen is certainly a comely, sexy and rich fragrance but it's also superbly confident and content.
The array of fruits listed in the notes might at first be a little misleading but the unification of the apple, peach, plum, bergamot, pineapple and mandarin gives the perfume a dour sort of fruitiness that is never saccharine or artificial. A rich caramel pervades in the heart of the perfume which anchors the floral aspects of lavender, lily, jasmine, rose, geranium and orange blossom and acts as the bridge to the vanillic base of woods, leather and ambergris.
Ingredients: Alcohol denat., Parfum [Fragrance], Aqua [Water], Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl cinnamal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Citral, Cinnamal.