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    Default Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    I have tried Tobacco Vanile by Tom Ford, and while I liked it, didn't love it (like most Tom Ford) especially at that price. Sampled today Serge Lutens Bois de Vanille, and while I do like it, can't help but feel their might be a more masculine take on this note.....

    Another I had looked to try but couldn't find was L'Artisian Havana Vanille.

    Does anybody have any other suggestions or recommendations for a good masculine vanilla? Thanks!

    Oh, one more thing: in your opinion (if you are of the seasonal/occasion frag mindset), when do you think is the best season and/or occasion for a vanilla scent?
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Boucheron's Jaipur. Exotic, masculine, refined and vanilla.
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Givenchy Pi - quite masculine, it has a lot of benzoin wich emulates vanilla-ish aura, but benzoin is much deeper.

    YSL Body Kouros - benzoin again
    JPG Le Male - vanilla

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Mouchoire de monseur.. vanilla , lavender , civet and citrus.
    Pour un homme : lavender and vanilla
    Pi : i hate it

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Jicky
    Guerlain Spirituese Double Vanille
    By Kilian A Taste of Heaven
    Bulgari Black
    Bois 1920 Sandalo e The

    And if you venture to the Women's side...Guerlain Shalimar, Guerlain Eau de Shalimar.

    Vanilla can be worn any time, IMO. When it might seem more seasonal is when it is in heavy compositions which are very cloying in warm weather.

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    "Masculine" is subjective. It would be better to describe which notes you'd like with your vanilla. Have you tried Rochas Lui? If so, where does that one stand in your assessment of frags of this type? That would provide some sense of what you might be seeking.

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    I've also been looking for a nice vanilla. Opinions here seem to be divided on Pi, but apparently women tend to like the smell on a man. I might give this one a closer look.

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Bvlgari Black
    It's unisex, but i think it's more masculine
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Pi is something I have worn and got compliments on quite abit. One of my lady friends in the throws of passion told me that the scent suits me perfectly and she just loves it. What's weird about it is the extreme drydown, like the next day, when I smell the T-Shirt I was wearing it smells almost like a campfire. Since I like to camp it actually is nice but it is definitely surprising.

    Although I wouldn't consider Pi overly masculine.
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    I think Lomani Ignition deserves a mention. A more masculine vanilla than Givenchy Pi IMO.

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    I always get compliments from women when I wear "Pi".

    For myself, I prefer Guerlain's SDV. Vanilla with a nice hit of tobacco.

    Bulgari Black has a "rubber" note that I find annoying.
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Habit Rouge!

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    Le Male

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    Bvlgari Black
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Pi and Jaipur Homme are not vanilla frags. If you like benzoin or heliotrope, that's fine, but this thread is supposed to be about vanilla.

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Of all the frags which have been mentioned I'd HEAVILY and whole-heartedly recommend l'Artisan's Havana Vanille. It's just wonderful. Very deep and (IMO) masculine, maybe it's the tobacco which swings it to the masculine side, not sure. Anyway, if you haven't experienced it, it's definitely worth a try.

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silleur View Post

    Bulgari Black has a "rubber" note that I find annoying.
    Maybe. if you are just sniffing, you are right. and it's annoying me too. but try it, and let it for half an hour.
    after one or two hour, it makes my soul happy
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Habit Rouge
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    Bvlgari Black
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Habit Rouge!
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Tihota by Indult- good vanilla - unisex.
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Redundant remarks here: Habit Rouge, Shalimar, Jaipur, Body Kouros, Le Mâle, I can get some vanilla + heavy doses of musk in Gaultier2, Pour Un Homme and... one of my favorite blends, which is Lavender EO plus vanilla. No, it is not the same as Caron's PUH, albeit a wonderful concoction nonetheless.

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    I put on Pi today--not impressed. Generic sweetness with a feminine waft of...something. Two thumbs down.

    I can't wait to get my decant of Body Kouros.

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Three with vanilla.

    More votes: Mouchoir de Monsieur and Habit Rouge.

    Also, Caron's Pour Un Homme, a lovely lavender vanilla.
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    L'Instant pour Homme. That's a vanilla for guys (with chocolate).

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    I tried
    Tabacco Vanille- Im with you, I like it but not love it. I am also picky with the Tabacco note because I dont smoke. That could mess with me if not done right.
    SDV- I like it a whole lot. I almost love it. Its Vanilla Extract, spices and woody. I honestly felt like they took M7 and dumped a bunch a vanilla in it. It is very hard to wear..IMO..my girl thinks it smells like old ladies.
    Havana Vanille- Is the only one of these I will buy...Its weird, it smells like Dr Pepper, Vanilla and Cloves....BAMB...I love it.
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    L'Artisan Safran Troublant

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Offrez-Lui by Galimard

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    I pick up a lot of vanilla in A-Men but it seem like that's just me. But I don't think you can talk vanilla without a nod to Comptoir Sud Pacifique- they built a brand on it.

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    L'Artisan Havana Vanille, of course because it smells quite masculin, exotic, complex, and enjoyable.

    L'Occitane Eau des Baux because it is cheap but great. A smoky, dry vanille scents that is so wonderful and lasts all day.

    Guerlain Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier because it is a timeless vanille scent. It is not all about simple vanille, but thick and dark, rich and beautiful.

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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    And I'll throw in a new one...
    my choice is 1725 Casanova by Histoires de Parfums

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