A non-sweet Vanilla combo?

    A non-sweet Vanilla combo?

    post #1 of 24
    Thread Starter 

    I have not sought out vanilla-heavy scents, but I have sampled a few.

    • Shalimar - whoa, vanilla
    • Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille - didn't like the tobacco scent
    • Vetiver Tonka is vanilla-ish

    Straight up vanilla has not appealed to me. It's been too sweet. Or maybe I just haven't tried the right ones.

    I do like the mellow vanilla I scent in Vetiver Tonka (could be the tonka)

    Any suggestions?

    post #2 of 24
    Royal Oud by La Maison de La Vanile (very nice combo)
    post #3 of 24
    Cuir Amethyst - the vanilla comes in the mid notes phase.

    Mona di Orio Vanille isn't sweet either.
    post #4 of 24

    You might try Parfum de Nicolai Vanille-Tonka, which has a great citrus opening then mostly smooth, non-sweet incense and vanilla.

    post #5 of 24

    Check out Michael Jordan Legend. Nice vanilla, and the price won't hurt your pockets.

    post #6 of 24
    Another possibility - Intense Patchouli by La Maison de La Vanille
    post #7 of 24

    Possibly also Knize Ten Golden Edition

    post #8 of 24

    Felanilla by Parfumerie Générale: A dry and earthy vanilla in combination with iris.

    Not an apparent vanilla scent: Jersey by Chanel (Les Exclusifs).

    post #9 of 24
    Thread Starter 

    Thanks everyone.

    I will look for these at my local Nordstroms

    post #10 of 24

    360 White- very light vanilla

    post #11 of 24
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GraphiteView Post

    Felanilla by Parfumerie Générale: A dry and earthy vanilla in combination with iris.

    Another very good one!
    post #12 of 24

    I can't do rich, sweet, full-on vanilla either - it's got to be as dry and un-sweet as can be, or my skin will snatch it up and clobber me over the head with it.

    You could try Diptyque Eau Duelle - dry, well-behaved vanilla and wood with a light puff of incense. A friendly, versatile scent for me - come to think of it, I may just make it tomorrow's SOTD.

    The Parfumerie Generale line is also well worth looking into.

    post #13 of 24

    Byredo Seven Veils is a non-sweetened vanilla with some other spices to ground it a little. It's SUPER potent stuff, but I don't think I would call it sweet...but others might smell it differently than I do.

    post #14 of 24
    good one kybid.
    post #15 of 24
    Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    post #16 of 24
    Guerlain is renowned for its use of vanilla. I'd try Habit Rouge, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Heritage and Cologne du 68. These are all complex scents with a prominent vanilla note.
    post #17 of 24
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    Cuir Amethyst - the vanilla comes in the mid notes phase.

    Mona di Orio Vanille isn't sweet either.

    Mona's vanilla is fantastic! ...and not sweet.

    /JRV

    post #18 of 24
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    Cuir Amethyst - the vanilla comes in the mid notes phase.

    Mona di Orio Vanille isn't sweet either.

    I don't know, but I would speculate, that I might be the biggest fan of Cuir Amethyste at Basenotes. Getting to the middle of it might be a bit psychedelic for the average vanilla lover. I therefore suggest something just as radical in the perfume sense but it has the advantage of being one of the highest rating perfumes. Bvlgari Black. Annick Menardo's vanilla reigns supreme.

    post #19 of 24
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    8/22/13 at 12:11pm

    Happyguy said:



    I have not sought out vanilla-heavy scents, but I have sampled a few.

    • Shalimar - whoa, vanilla
    • Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille - didn't like the tobacco scent
    • Vetiver Tonka is vanilla-ish

    Straight up vanilla has not appealed to me. It's been too sweet. Or maybe I just haven't tried the right ones.

    I do like the mellow vanilla I scent in Vetiver Tonka (could be the tonka)

    Any suggestions?

    8/22/13 at 12:13pm

    hednic said:



    Royal Oud by La Maison de La Vanile (very nice combo)

    8/23/13 at 4:34am

    hedonist222 said:



    Cuir Amethyst - the vanilla comes in the mid notes phase.

    Mona di Orio Vanille isn't sweet either.

    8/23/13 at 5:16am

    cello said:



    You might try Parfum de Nicolai Vanille-Tonka, which has a great citrus opening then mostly smooth, non-sweet incense and vanilla.

    8/23/13 at 8:15am

    sjg3839 said:



    Check out Michael Jordan Legend. Nice vanilla, and the price won't hurt your pockets.

    8/23/13 at 8:24am

    hednic said:



    Another possibility - Intense Patchouli by La Maison de La Vanille

    8/23/13 at 10:55am

    Ken_Russell said:



    Possibly also Knize Ten Golden Edition

    8/23/13 at 11:18am

    Graphite said:



    Felanilla by Parfumerie Générale: A dry and earthy vanilla in combination with iris.

    Not an apparent vanilla scent: Jersey by Chanel (Les Exclusifs).

    8/23/13 at 11:30am

    Happyguy said:



    Thanks everyone.

    I will look for these at my local Nordstroms

    8/23/13 at 11:38am

    Tony T said:



    360 White- very light vanilla

    8/23/13 at 12:39pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GraphiteView Post

    Felanilla by Parfumerie Générale: A dry and earthy vanilla in combination with iris.

    Another very good one!

    8/23/13 at 1:20pm

    rowan- said:



    I can't do rich, sweet, full-on vanilla either - it's got to be as dry and un-sweet as can be, or my skin will snatch it up and clobber me over the head with it.

    You could try Diptyque Eau Duelle - dry, well-behaved vanilla and wood with a light puff of incense. A friendly, versatile scent for me - come to think of it, I may just make it tomorrow's SOTD.

    The Parfumerie Generale line is also well worth looking into.

    8/23/13 at 2:49pm

    Kybid said:



    Byredo Seven Veils is a non-sweetened vanilla with some other spices to ground it a little. It's SUPER potent stuff, but I don't think I would call it sweet...but others might smell it differently than I do.

    8/23/13 at 2:55pm

    hedonist222 said:



    good one kybid.

    8/23/13 at 4:31pm

    chili_willi said:



    Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

    8/24/13 at 2:39am

    Marais said:



    Guerlain is renowned for its use of vanilla. I'd try Habit Rouge, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Heritage and Cologne du 68. These are all complex scents with a prominent vanilla note.

    8/24/13 at 3:19am

    jrv82 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    Cuir Amethyst - the vanilla comes in the mid notes phase.

    Mona di Orio Vanille isn't sweet either.

    Mona's vanilla is fantastic! ...and not sweet.

    /JRV

    8/24/13 at 3:45am

    Bal a Versailles said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222View Post

    Cuir Amethyst - the vanilla comes in the mid notes phase.

    Mona di Orio Vanille isn't sweet either.

    I don't know, but I would speculate, that I might be the biggest fan of Cuir Amethyste at Basenotes. Getting to the middle of it might be a bit psychedelic for the average vanilla lover. I therefore suggest something just as radical in the perfume sense but it has the advantage of being one of the highest rating perfumes. Bvlgari Black. Annick Menardo's vanilla reigns supreme.

    8/24/13 at 3:57am

    hedonist222 said:



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