Although I don`t love Un Bois Vanille, I disagree that it smells like cheap vanilla, which is very sugary. Un Bois Vanille, while sweet, doesn`t go in this direction. Un Bois Vanille is a complex sweet, boozy, roasted aroma. I cannot feel de black licorice, that aroma seems lost on my skin. Although, the coconut aroma is the strongest one on me. It`s kind of a nutty, roasted, boozy coconut. My mom told me, after I sprayed Un Bois Vanille, that I was smelling like a coconut candy - and in fact is what seems to go on me from the beginning to the end. At first, I detect this boozy nutty coconut, then I feel shy touches of sandalwood. During the evolution, Un Bois Vanille seems to lost part of the boozy coconut to go in a creamy restrained vanilla direction, suported by the resinous benjoim aroma. What really makes me doesn`t love it so much is that you need the perfect cold day to see the proper beauty of this fragrance. I`ve noticed that on some days this frag loses the balance and goes on an opressive benjoim direction, while in other days the coconut dominantes and give a sickening aroma on me.