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Vanilia (1978)
by L'Artisan Parfumeur


Vanilia information

Year of Launch1978
Average Rating
(based on 167 votes)

People and companies

HouseL'Artisan Parfumeur
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group

About Vanilia

Vanilia is a feminine perfume by L'Artisan Parfumeur. The scent was launched in 1978

Vanilia fragrance notes

Reviews of Vanilia

Vintage sample...

Perfectly blended. As it settles, the individual notes rise and fall, displaying their own characteristics. This, may have been ahead of its time, when it was released. L'AP is a house I only discovered in the past few years. If I had known of them, I probably would have obtained a bottle of this vanilla perfume. It's quite good.

Not overly sweet vanilla - lovely amber accord... More vanilla hours later. Thumbs up!
10th December, 2019
An anise vanilla cookie!

Shades of the Angel yet to come, whiffs of Xmas potpourri and room spray. Not to mention holiday vanilla candles. There's a slight burnt caramel edge - if you leave the tray of cookies in much longer, they will begin to burn.

Very gourmand, very Xmas! The amber and sandalwood are subtlely supportive, never crowding out the center stage vanilla.

The Ethel Merman of vanilla scents. Not for me, but well done for the gourmand lover.
04th February, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
This is a light and bright vanilla form beginning to end, characterised by minimal sweetness and a good dose of ylang-ylang providing a fresh undertone. A wood impression is added towards the base, but otherwise it is a touch too linear with the development a touch underwhelming.

Overall this is pleasant though, with soft sillage, limited projection and six hours of longevity. An unobtrusive spring scent for the vanilla lover. 2.75/5.
23rd November, 2015
Genre: Oriental

After a sharp burst of alcohol, Vanilia settles into an uncomplicated creamy vanilla accord atop a foundation of quiet woods. That it’s neither over sweetened nor burdened by heavy amber makes Vanilia an attractive alternative to the more common vanilla oriental scents. That its vanilla is soft and natural smelling also spares it from the cheap crudeness that plagues most vanilla perfumes. On the down side, Vanilia doesn’t offer much by way of depth or development. I imagine it would be useful on those occasions where you just want to smell like vanilla, but I don’t have too many of those.
07th July, 2014

One of the rare "Dry Vanilla" scents, with a really monster longevity ( +10 hours on my skin) .Not a female scent but a pleasant, unisex one. L.Turin gives a 5-star. Unfortunately discontinued since 2010.
23rd October, 2012
the summer is behind us, and i agree those who claim this is perfect summer scent are wrong!, i bought it in the winter and its better in winter times, now that is getting colder i like it better!

this is one of rare scents that i can not fully appreciate, the same as darvant, i am not vanilla fan, although i do recognise great parfume, becasue this vanilla does not smell like the one you eat, it smells woody, refined, like a parfume!! but too cold, and metalic for me, plus i dont like this hint of bannana in each time i want to put it on i must talk myself into it :) doesnt go spontaneous with me :) and i am afraid of my reaction after several hours with it....sometimes i need to go wash it off, i get headache or want to vomit :((

EDIT: i waited 8 months to write this review and just about when i wrote it there happened a 180 degrees change in my olfactory impression of this scent :) extra beautiful sandalwood-vanilla combination with yilang yilang that was causing that metalic feel to me, now i wish it was stronger!! PdN vanila-tonka scent helped me to detect how this vanila is so perfect!....its vanilla but that doesnt make you a walking cake or coffee shop :)-----i miss this in shalimar its more like hay less vanilla
26th September, 2012 (last edited: 10th October, 2012)

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