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

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    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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    Habit Rouge!

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    Le Male

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

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    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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    Offrez-Lui by Galimard

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

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    +1 Le Male. Or cheaper alternatives Cuba Gold and 360 White. Also I hear Ignition is supposed to be one of the better vanillas out there, but I'm not sure if it's masculine or not. Raw Vanilla by Coty is actually one of my favorite vanilla's but most who have smelled that would agree that it's uni, although marketed to men. It definitley approaches vanilla differently than the majority, it's like a very natural vanilla combined with fresh cut grass.

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    Parfumerie Generale Felanilla

    M. Micallef Gaïac -- has a lot of vanilla to my nose, but it's much more than that and OH so good.

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

    Bogart Pour Homme - sweet pipe tobacco, affordable, strong!
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    +1 on 1725 (Casanova) by Histoires de Parfums though it's not exactly a vanilla-dominant scent

    Also try:
    Jicky by Guerlain
    Pour Un Homme by Caron
    Arpege pour Homme

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

    Two very nice vanilla dominant fragrances in my wardrobe are 360 White for Men by Perry Ellis and Ignition by Lomani. I personally only wear these two fragrances when the temperatures outside here are freezing or below (my preference for vanilla-dominant frags).

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    I would add Rochas Man, which is a very close relative of A*men, just sweeter, lighter and bit more refined. Fairly easy to find on line, not easy to find on shelves, but absolutely worth a sniff. Rochas Lui is far more refined and elegant, but scarcely available.
    Maybe Tom Ford Black Orchid? I don't like it, but it's got a good load of vanilla in it.
    For a sheer and light vanilla, try DKNY Pure, although addressed to a female audience, it's a fairly unisex scent.

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    Vanilia - L'Artisan Parfumeur

    In the late 70s, long before both were released commercially, bottles each of Givenchy Pi and Egoiste fell into a basin and got broken. The hapless owner tried to salvage as much as possible. Raw vanilla pod essence was later used to replace the benzoin from Pi. Vanilia was the result [note to reader: salt. pinches...] Vanilla pod-dominant (not sweet at all) and sandalwood galore. Beautiful. Masculine - certainly not as sweet as Le Male or L'Instant.
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    Another echo for Habit Rouge.
    Also for Caron Pour Un Homme.

    My favorite though is SDV. It is marketed as a feminine, I believe, but that doesn't bother me.

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    My favorites vanilles are

    Soivohle Vanillaville ( nice vanila pipe tobaco )
    Frapin 1270
    Guerlain Cuir Beluga
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque



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    VANILLAVILLE - A rustic, smoky vanilla, with the essence of pipe tobacco and leather. Vanilla for grown ups. Notes include Almond, Tonka, Tarragon, Leather and Coffee.

    Frapin 1270 , 1270 Notes
    exotic woods, spice, raisin, vine flowers, pepper, candied orange, nut, hazelnut, prune, cocoa, coffee, leather, woods, white honey, vanilla
    Guerlain Cuir Beluga This chypre floral fragrance has notes of mandarin orange, immortelle (or everlasting) flower, leather, amber, heliotrope and vanilla

    Guerlain Shalimar :Notes for Guerlain Shalimar: bergamot, lemon, mandarin, rose, jasmine, orris, vetiver, heiotrope, opoponax, vanilla, civet, Peru balsam, benzoin, tonka bean, sandalwood


    Fumerie Turque Notes include currants, white honey, candied Turkish rose, Egyptian jasmine, smoked leather, beeswax, Balkan tobacco, Peru balsam, patchouli, tonka bean, styrax, juniper, vanilla.



    I like vaniles in warm weather , like autum and winter days ...
    amber vaniles autum and winter
    floral vaniles like Shalimar in spring
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    Default Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    Shalimar edp
    Vanilia
    Musc Ravageur
    Bulgari Black
    Vanillary
    Habit Rouge vintage edc
    Time for Peace pour Lui
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    Opium Homme EDP is good to go.

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    PdN Vanille Intense - Vanilla and Incense. Very well done. You might also want to check out PdN's Tonka Vanille. I little lighter on the vanilla with some tangerine and lime thrown in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moss1310 View Post
    PdN Vanille Intense - Vanilla and Incense. Very well done. You might also want to check out PdN's Tonka Vanille. I little lighter on the vanilla with some tangerine and lime thrown in.
    Oooh, Vanilla and Incense. After Shalimar, I'm now hooked onto smoky vanillas. Looks like I need to try this next

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

    LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE MALE! its vanilla vanilla vanilla!

    Givenchy Pi is like a marshmallow-y vanilla

    John Varvatos is leathery vanilla in the drydown

    A*Men is a weird patchouli, chocolate, coffee vanilla

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

    Well other than the obvious SDV, my favorite is Eau de Baux. To get a true vanilla note, unfortunately you need to go to niche because there doesn't really exist one in the current designer market.
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    le male or acier alumium by creed

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

    +1 for Jaipur and Habit Rouge.

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    Creed Sublime Vanille, of course. It's very, very smooth vanilla. Too bad about that $550 price tag. At least treat yourself to a sample if you're in a Neiman's.

    Another favorite: Dior Homme Intense. Oh my, it is so addictively good. . . you have been warned. . .

    Best season for vanilla: chilly weather, but if you like vanilla enough to ask this question, go ahead and wear it anytime. Just go light on it in warm weather.
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    Jaipur, Edt or EdP I think fit this category best
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    Vanille Galante by Hermes

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