The first minutes I get the unpleasant play-doh smell that others have mentioned. Fortunately it disappears and I get a warm and rich vanilla.
Many other vanilla scents have additional notes to make the scent more interesting, like the number of different vanillas from La Maison de la Vanille. Lea is not like that: here's nothing added in order to spice it up, or twist it, or make it more of a gourmand. It's just vanilla. A simple scent? Yes. Suave? Oh indeed!
On Luckyscent you find some reviews saying this smells like Bath and Body Works Vanilla. THIS IS NOT TRUE.
Léa is beyond compare, yet it seems familiar but one cannot explain. Just lovely vanilla and musk, maybe a hint of cocoa? You should try yourself ; ).
A simple almondy vanilla. You get at first a bitter and sweet but slightly boozy almond, that develop to a creamy musky vanilla dridown. While i found it cozy, I found it simple and I don't know it this could stand out from another musk vanillas. A thumbs neutral on this one.
Lea strikes me as achingly sweet. The main course is a very creamy, milky sweet vanilla, which comes across as ever so slightly synthetic - like the vanilla in cheap scented candles. In fact, it reminds me most irresistibly of a body spray I used to own when I was 14 or so.
I don't get any almonds, sadly.
Hands down my favourite vanilla frag ever. It's not complex, it's not edgy, it's a delicious frothy, yummy milkshake in a midwestern diner compared to a bottle of expensive vintage wine at El Bulli, but damn, do I love milkshakes! This frag effortlessly skates the line between too-thin vanilla (I'll use Tihota as an example of this, to my nose) and too-thick/cloying/overly sweet/cheap vanilla. The almond is gorgeous and complimentary. Drydown is the best - this needs about 10 mins to calm down on my skin and settle into itself.
Lea is simple perfection and I love it.