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Vanille Absolument / Havana Vanille (2009)
by L'Artisan Parfumeur


Vanille Absolument / Havana Vanille information

Year of Launch2009
GenderShared / Unisex
Average Rating
(based on 143 votes)

People and companies

HouseL'Artisan Parfumeur
PerfumerBertrand Duchaufour
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group
Parent Company at launchFox Paine & Company > Cradle Holdings

About Vanille Absolument / Havana Vanille

Vanille Absolument / Havana Vanille is a shared / unisex perfume by L'Artisan Parfumeur. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour

Vanille Absolument / Havana Vanille fragrance notes

Reviews of Vanille Absolument / Havana Vanille

Opening of rum and very faint of vanilla. 10 minutes later rum has lesson and vanilla became more apparent, but it still smells like a old perfume. It is very unisex at the beginning, after 15 minutes becomes more feminine, but old lady like.
24th December, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Vanilla is at the heart of this scent from beginning to end, with a pleasantly liqueur note and the aroma of dried plums adding a seasonal component with nigh-raisinous richness. A light floral influence comes up in the drydown, whilst in the base a wood notes is added that entails an overarching balsamic note of at times medicinal characteristics. At times hints of a nearly camphoric undertones are detected.

This is a darker, deep and texture-rich composition that becomes creamier by the hour. The sillage is moderate, the projection very good, and the longevity and excellent nine hours on my skin. The ingredients are of very good quality and the vanilla is neither overly sweet nor cloying and not annoyingly synthetic.

An excellent vanilla creation for colder climes. 3.75/5
23rd November, 2015 (last edited: 09th December, 2015)
A dark, sweet, boozy vanilla...

I really like this one. I find it has a wonderful very complex vanilla note. In some respects it reminds me of vanilla extract. But there are also dried, boozy fruits here, and it really adds character to the scent.

It is strong but it is interesting. I love the way it sits on skin and develops. In a dark and intriguing way. This is another example of a great vanilla scent which I would recommend to anyone who wanted to move away from the sugary, ice-cream like vanillas found in other fragrances, to this one, which has a dark, complex and grown up aspect. I really like it and would happily recommend it for cool weather.
12th August, 2015
Genre: Woody Oriental

I was excited when Havana Vanille was announced, since listed notes like “smoked woods,” moss, and rum promised just the sort of exotic, complex, and mysterious scent that I have a weak spot for. The name association alone, what with greats like Habanita and Havana behind it, was enough to lure me in. Alas, I wish I smelled that mysterious smoke, the implied dark exoticism, in Havana Vanille, but it all comes in a different, funny-looking bottle labeled “Idole de Lubin.”

Once the rum top note drifts away, I smell very little besides a bland vanilla in Havana Vanille, and even that doesn’t endure all that long for me. The good news? The listed helichrysum (immortelle) does not overwhelm the rest of the composition, as it so often can. Instead, it’s just as impossible for me to detect as those tantalizing smoked woods and tobacco. I may be anosmic to some key ingredient or (more likely,) experiencing rapid olfactory habituation with this scent, but whatever the cause I find Havana Vanille highly ephemeral, no matter how thoroughly I douse myself in it.

So if mention of Duchaufour, smoke, and vanilla has you dreaming of some kind of vanilla Dzongkha you may wind up like me, disappointed. There have been many far more bold and interesting takes on smoky, inedible vanilla, going back as far as Jicky, Shalimar, and Habanita, and extending right up to Pierre Guillaume’s recent Felanilla. If it’s the Havanese-themed rum and tobacco idea that appeals to you, I submit for your consideration Aramis Havana and Czech & Speake Cuba.
15th June, 2014
This is like diving in a pool full of vanilla-flavoured chocolate. And getting drunk in there - the bourbon note. After the first striking and nauseating smell I was able to distinguish the accords - the whiskey note, the fruity accent - but still I can not picture who on Earth could wear this, except perhaps Willy Wonka's stalker?

28th January, 2014 (last edited: 05th April, 2014)
Tony T Show all reviews
United States
Very well blended by a master perfumer..The top notes do their part in a very subdued manner..The rum is a splash not a pour and the dried fruit accord is balance in perfect harmony..The Vanilla/woody drydown is a match made in heaven.. I have only had it on for 2 hours so I don't know about the projection and sillage but this is a good/solid Vanilla!!
22nd December, 2013

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