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    Default Mini-review of Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Five years after his retirement, Jean Paul Guerlain continues to put his fingerprints on the image of the house. With Spiritueuse Double Vanille from 2007 he once again dwells on the eternal theme of vanilla. This time it's not Metallica's bright, shining vanilla, but a sombre gourmand-vanilla. It starts with tingling alcoholic notes of matured dark rum and continues through tobacco leaves, cedar wood, frankincense, warm spices and the tiniest bit of rose. It makes you travel to colorful, noisy Havana, then to stringent Pierre Hermés' deluxe cake shop in Paris. Its sillage is velvet soft but it's still detectable twenty hours after application.

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    Default Re: Mini-review of Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    The basenotes directory indicates it's a perfume for women. Do they make one for men?

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    Default Re: Mini-review of Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    According to Guerlain's SA it's a unisex fragrance. The dark tobacco and rum makes it quite masculine. I find it more masculine than Héritage.

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    Default Re: Mini-review of Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Sounds delicious from your description!

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    Default Re: Mini-review of Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I agree with greg - it sounds like it smells like rum cake.

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    Default Re: Mini-review of Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I read a review that said it has a strong "licorice" note in it. I'm not too fond of anise.

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    Default Re: Mini-review of Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    That's a translation error. It's The Scented Salamander that translates the name to "Liquorish-y Double Vanilla", not "licorice". By liquor they mean the rum-flavor. There is no notes of anise in it what so ever.

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    Default Re: Mini-review of Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Oh that's awesome!

    Teaches me for reading other peoples myspace comments/reviews LOL

    http://news.myspace.com/style/perfume/item/10005516

    I can't wait to try it!

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    Default Re: Mini-review of Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I really don't get how that reviewer finds any anise in this scent. I swear, it's not remotely connected to anise. Only rum, tobacco, wood and incense. Strange...

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