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Vanilla Bean Noel (2012)
by Bath and Body Works

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Vanilla Bean Noel information

Year of Launch2012
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseBath and Body Works
Parent CompanyLimited Brands > Intimate Brands

About Vanilla Bean Noel

Vanilla Bean Noel is a feminine perfume by Bath and Body Works. The scent was launched in 2012

Vanilla Bean Noel fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Vanilla Bean Noel

I own and love several B&BW fragrances. One that is reissued every November but that I had never tried before this season is Vanilla Bean Noel. Overall, reviews of it on several other sites, including B&BW's site, are quite positive, so I decided to purchase it this year just after Christmas during the semi-annual sale.

Firstly, this is undeniably a gourmand fragrance. I detect vanilla, caramel, and cream for the most part. At times, I think I can also detect a slight hint of chocolate. The shower gel smells very much like cookie dough to me whereas the body spray and body créme smell more like a combination of baked vanilla, caramel, and cream. It is definitely sweet, and I would not hesitate to call it festive. Overall, I like it, but I enjoy mainly on quite chilly to very cold days. On those days, it really feels warm and comforting. I cannot imagine wearing it during the warm weather months, which is probably one reason B&BW only issues it each each in November.

Longevity is outstanding. Projection and sillage are good. If I apply it in the evening after I bathe, I can still smell it on myself quite distinctly 10-12 hours later if I layered it with the body créme. (The body créme, by the way, smells even richer and more decadent than the body spray and could be used all by itself and still offer fantastic performance.)

If you like these notes in general, and if you like gourmands, this one is worth a try. If you purchase it during the semi-annual sale either at one of the stores or on the website, you can get it for 75% off, which is not much of a risk for a trio of body spray, shower gel, and body créme--well under $15.00 for all three.

Is it "sexy?" No. Is it "sophisticated?" Not in the least! Is it warm, comforting, and festive feeling during the coldest weather of the year? Yes. : )

Overall Rating As a Gourmand Fragrance: 6/10
Longevity: 9/10
Sillage: 8.5/10
28th December, 2016
The first time I tried this one on at a Bath and Body Works store I didn't really get how this was supposed to be "different" from the other vanilla scents they already had, so I kind of ended up overlooking it. I just picked up a tube of the hand cream scented with "Vanilla Bean Noel" yesterday though, and realized for the first time today, when I actually tried it on at home without the distractions of other smells around me, that this is, in fact, another scent that is based around the smell of hot, caramelized sugar in the heart notes, like Prada Candy. It is lighter and sweeter than Prada Candy though, and seems mostly sugary, sweet and gourmand, whereas I find Prada Candy to be far more mature, dark and smoky, with a lot less sweet. Nevertheless, "Vanilla Bean Noel" is still actually based around the notes of hot caramel and vanilla, the same notes Prada Candy is based off of. Overall, I think I prefer "Vanilla Bean Noel" though, because it is just so fun and festive! Overall, it's just a really great, yummy scent that I never get tired of. I highly recommend it. :)
23rd November, 2015

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