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    Default A masculine vanilla based scent?

    Over the years I've developed a sort of unfair bias against vanilla due to over exposure to it in such scents as Pi and Le Male. However I realize that the rejection of such an important note on the grounds of past experiences is foolish at best, so in the new year I'd like to take a new look at vanilla.

    With that it mind, what would the recommendaton be for a masculine, vanilla dominant scent?

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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    A very enjoyable male find that features vanilla, cedar and mandarin, is Molinard Pour Homme II (red packaging)

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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    The absolute best vanilla prominent scents men could easily pull off are...

    Parfumerie Generale Felanilla (21) -- absolutes of vanilla, iris, saffron, and ambery woods (buy this at The Perfume Shoppe)
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille -- tobacco and vanilla
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille -- boozy vanilla
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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    Santa Maria Novella - Tobacco Toscano. Despite the name, It's more vanilla than tobacco, and is very mellow and wearable.

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    OPIUM PH -YSL
    PI -Givenchy

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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by tariq View Post
    OPIUM PH -YSL
    PI -Givenchy
    So after me saying in the opening post that I dislike vanilla scents based on an over exposure to Pi, you recommend....Pi?

    LMAO

    I will check out the other recs, I've had my eye on decants of the Tom Ford and Guerlain for a while now!

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    You could also try Guerlain Habit Rouge. The vanilla is definetely present, but not in a loud way as in Le Male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moltening View Post
    The absolute best vanilla prominent scents men could easily pull off are...

    Parfumerie Generale Felanilla (21) -- absolutes of vanilla, iris, saffron, and ambery woods (buy this at The Perfume Shoppe)
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille -- tobacco and vanilla
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille -- boozy vanilla

    I never smelled Parfumerie General Felanilla

    but can highly recommend Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille without a doubt!! in fact this is my next full bottle

    and definitely Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille, though it did not work on my skin for some reason in terms of sillage and longevity

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    I recommend trying M. Micallef Note Vanillee. I prefer it over Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille.
    Last edited by petruccijc; 11th January 2009 at 11:05 AM.
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    Along with the others mentioned, try Josef Statkus (Juozas Statkevicius on Basenotes). It is a very smokey, incense oriented vanilla based fragrance. http://www.josefstatkus.com/.

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    Heritage/Guerlain
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    The best recommendation in this case is Jaipur Homme from Boucheron...Strange nobody has mentioned it.
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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    The first 'masculine' vanilla that comes to mind is Montale Bois Vanille, which is woody and boozy. It's really, really great.

    Helmut Lang EdC (and EdP) make great use of musk and vanilla. L'Instant de Guerlain PH, especially the EdP, is a great masculine vanilla. Mentioned above, Jaipur Homme (especially the EdP) is good. Plus there are countless unisex ambers and vanillas - from L'Artisan Vanilia to Ambre Extreme, SMN Vaniglia (testing right now!) is wonderful and has a slightly masculine touch. If you want to go cheap, Bath & Body Works Vanilla Noir aint bad (plus, I got a bottle for $5). Although labeled a feminine, Dior Addict is essentially a bourbon vanilla EdP. If you want to spend your life savings, try Le Labo Vanille 44. Susanne Lang is a small house that makes a few vanilla variants, including Cashmere.

    Let's face it though, the greatest vanilla of all time is SDV. Period. End of sentence.

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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    Let's face it though, the greatest vanilla of all time is SDV. Period. End of sentence.
    Not in my book.
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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by bossanova_boy View Post
    Heritage/Guerlain
    I will go along with that too.
    I like my vanilla mixed with a few other ingredients, if it is too outfront, I become bored within an hour and want to lick my arms like a lollipop.

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    Guerlain Habit Rouge, Boucheron Jaipur, Hermès Rockabar, and if you like black currant, YSL Opium will work out fine.

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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    Did somebody already recommend Rochas Man?
    "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance-that principle is contempt prior to investigation." HERBERT SPENCER

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Dzing!, it's great.

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    funny you say that ....today i layered dzing and mute et musk extm and it smells amazing. again just not sure if it smells amazing on me or it would smell amazing on a woman.

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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    I second the nomination of Jaipur by Boucheron.

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    One Word, purely Vanilla Bliss KOUROS!!!!!!!!! what a sweet and angelic scent

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    Vanilla, Tonka and Amber:
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    i just ordered a sample of montale vanilla

    how about chez bond....its GIT+vanilla. .....another bottle i bought blind i love vanilla scents i like GIT i said this has to be good. its ok i wouldnt say wonderful but wearable.

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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    Many excellent suggestions so far, especially Tabacco Toscano, Heritage, Jaipur Homme and Juozas Statkevicius.

    Let me add an old favorite of mine, the classic Canoe.
    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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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    Quote Originally Posted by scentseeker View Post
    Over the years I've developed a sort of unfair bias against vanilla due to over exposure to it in such scents as Pi and Le Male. However I realize that the rejection of such an important note on the grounds of past experiences is foolish at best, so in the new year I'd like to take a new look at vanilla.

    With that it mind, what would the recommendaton be for a masculine, vanilla dominant scent?
    Others have mentioned Jaipur Homme, and I agree. It's very vanilla. But if you don't like Le Male, Jaipur Homme's drydown reminds me a bit of Le Male. (Their openings though are starkly different.)
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    Default Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    The vanilla oriental Jacques Fath Pour l' Homme

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    There are plenty of truly great vanilla-rich scents for men out there, Heritage (already mentioned) and Jaipur Homme being two of the most accessible. I'd also recommend Guerlain's Jicky and Caron pour un Homme, both of which combine vanilla and lavender. If you can get past the fact that it's marketed to women, I also suggest giving Shalimar a shot. Many men (myself included) are comfortable wearing it, and it represents one of the finest expressions of vanilla in perfumery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Great cedar and vanilla scent indeed!

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    I have been wearing and loving Montale's Blue Amber, which has a beautiful vanilla and light, dry amber dry down. I think it's very unisex, but not EXACTLY masculine. Also, By Kilian A Taste of Heaven is another lavender and vanilla fragrance in which, to my nose, the vanilla is delicious and the star of the two notes.
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