I love, love, love Gold.
I don't know if it's the (on my skin) quite light hearted opening, where I almost get a cucumber-like whiff, combined with the heavy, heavy monster that is the resinous, amber base. It's very light and dark to me, yin and yang if you like.
I'm sure layering it with vanille is an excellent idea, although it could be an even bigger monster. But hey, you could always try!