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    Question Looking for a vanilla based oriental

    Winter is approaching and I think my wardrobe misses a classic, vanilla based oriental. The problem is I'm more attracted to the classic masculine fragrances like Guerlain Vetiver, Eau Sauvage, Anteaus, Van Gils Original and sometimes Kouros. I'm not so keen on sweet fragrances, so I'm afraid not all orientals heavy on vanilla would suit me. There are some sweet fragrances I do like, especially Dior Homme.

    Of the oriental style fragrances in my wardrobe, I really like Burberry Brit, Burberry London and Rive Gauche pour Homme. I think Egoiste is okay, but I'm not really wild about it. Le Male is okay, but it doesn't really fit with my personality.

    I was thinking of buying Guerlain Heritage. Would that be a good choice for me or would you recommend another vanilla based oriental? Any suggestions would be welcome!

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    You can't go too far wrong with Heritage. You might also try Jaipur Homme (EdP), Habit Rouge, and Villoresi's Piper Nigrum. The last-mentioned has a pleasant vanillic drydown, but the mint-pepper accord up top keeps it from getting sticky-sweet.

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    how about le male by Jean-Paul Gaultier

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    If you want rosewood with it, go for Carven Homme for sure !

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    Givenchy Pi

    maybe Obsession Night

    maybe Carlos Santana, but that incorporates apples, cinnamon, and lavender in addition to the vanilla
    Last edited by Shaheen; 6th September 2008 at 03:59 AM.

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    I like Vibert's recommendations, particularly Heritage.

    Let me add New York by Parfums de Nicolai.
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    I like Vibert's recommendations, particularly Heritage.

    Let me add New York by Parfums de Nicolai.
    I second New York -- good scent.

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    pi --pure vanilla
    or, IMO even better
    rochas man

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    Pi is very heavy on the vanilla, great for winter because the scent almost has a heat to it. Rochas man adds a caramel note to cut through the vanilla and even things out, so with RM you will not get the full vanilla effect but you still get the vanilla notes, just not as much. Now, with that said, alot of people prefer RM because Pi, to some, can be a bit overwhelming in terms of its vanilla notes. Personally, i think Pi is great and i prefer it.
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    I'm a big fan of vanilla orientals. I agree with all the suggestions above except PdN New York, which is hardly a vanilla fragrance. In fact is there any vanilla in it?

    If you're looking to splurge, Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille is pretty amazing, and if you can find it (or buy a large decant from TPC), Guerlain Spirituesse Double Vanille is the top of the heap.

    More affordably, Gucci Envy's got a lot of vanilla in it. Fahrenheit 32 is a minty vanilla, and Helmut Lang is a musky/vanilla skin scent. For straight vanilla fragrances, my favs are L'Artisan Vanilia (candy vanilla), Fragonard Vanilla (sandalwood vanilla), and pretty much anything by Comptor Sud Pacifique has a prominent vanilla note in it.

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    Yes, Habit Rouge (Guerlain) is a "classic" (classy) fragrance that contains vanilla. If the Eau de Toilette is too much for you, just try the Eau de Cologne.

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    Might I suggest Gucci Rush for Men and also Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar (I'm their new champion...it's a great uni frag!)

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    Go with what Viberts says. I fully concur. When Off-Scenter speaks, I listen
    John aka Easykiller

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    Habit rouge is powdery?

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    Guess, by Marciano. Definitely check it out.

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    Signature by Jean Jacques Vivier. Not the one by ST Dupont

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    Default Re: Looking for a vanilla based oriental

    what about the Thierry Mugler A*Men series
    A*Men
    A*Men Pure Coffee
    A*Men Pure Havane
    A*Men Pure Malt

    Warm and cozy and mostly orientals

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    desire rochas
    xs paco rabanne
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garšons man 2

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    I love Bal A Versaille by Jean Desprez. I don't know if it actually has vanilla in there, but it has a total vanilla vibe.

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    Bvlgari Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off-Scenter View Post
    You can't go too far wrong with Heritage. You might also try Jaipur Homme (EdP), Habit Rouge, and Villoresi's Piper Nigrum. The last-mentioned has a pleasant vanillic drydown, but the mint-pepper accord up top keeps it from getting sticky-sweet.
    I agree with Jaipur Homme EDP. I would also suggest Egoiste.

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    Heritage is a great choice as well as Jaipur EDP


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    Givenchy PI is not really a high quality Vanilla to me, but for the price its good bang for the buck

    You could try the below Vanillas too..

    Montale Vanilla Chypre
    SDV
    CREED - Sublime Vanille
    Boise Vanille
    Montale Blue Amber

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    Montale - Sweet Oriental Dream
    Dyptique - Eau Duelle
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    Try "Warm Vanilla Sugar" by Bath and Body Works. Really inexpensive and a fantastic, rich oriental-ish vanilla.

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    Although this is old thread (2008) I can recommend Gucci Envy, Chanel Allure homme and Jaipur homme. But the best option is Chanel Egoiste.
    Please check out my selling list:

    YSL Opium homme EDP, Rive Gauche pour homme, Villoresi Uomo, Dior Homme vintage, Body Kouros, Guerlain homme intense etc.

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    Though it doesn't agree with my own chemistry (sadly), I'd recommend trying 'Geisha Noir' by Aroma M, in either the eau de parfum or perfume oil. It's a blend of black amber, sandalwood and tonka bean.

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