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    Question The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Hello everybody,

    I'm an Italian newbie from Belgium !

    I'm a real vanilla nut !
    Since I'm a child, I go absolutely crazy for vanilla sugar smell (do you picture which one I'm talking about ? The one sold in small paper bags, ready to use for cooking or baking).

    And I always take a while to smell those so soft waffles in the bakery corner of the supermarckets.


    I adore vanilla pudding smell , so much that I like to take a big breath in my just-finished vanilla cream carton and that I can't stop stop smelling the finger I deeped into !

    I go crazy for cookies scent, especially the ones called "nics-nacs" (they represent small alphabet letters or numbers and are sold in big plastic bags).


    I know many vanilla fragrances but no one satisfy me.
    Actually, I want to find the sweetest, sugary-est, yummiest, foodiest vanilla.
    I wanna smell like cookies, like vanilla cake, like a bakery, like whatever is sweet and contains vanilla and sugar ! ^^


    I don't want it to be disturbed by florals or fruits : I want it to be vanilla, plain straight-up vanilla !
    Of course, I don't want it to be plasticky or "oily" (I know vanilla fragrances that have some kind of "oily" nauseous note .... yuk ! ).

    Two important criterias are intensity and longevity : I don't want a skin-scent vanilla (but rather a very opulent one) or a vanilla that fades away two hours after I have sprayed it ( I want it to be able to stay overnight ! ).


    So, let's summarize :

    - Sugar, cookie, food, bakery ... ^^

    - Intense

    - Long-lasting


    Knowing all that, which ones would you suggest me ?


    Thank you !
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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Spiriteuse Double Vanille by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Spiriteuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    mike, and thanks for answering.

    You seem to know me because I like SDV very much.
    But I find it lacks sugar to satisfy the cookie-smell I desire.
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    I think you might like Love's true bluish light by Ava Luxe.

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    I don't know of a perfume, but I can recommend a body lotion. Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Body Cream. This smells exactly like sugar, vanilla and hot-out-of-the-oven cookies. The scent lasts a long time on my skin.
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    Last edited by petruccijc; 28th June 2010 at 10:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ineespenes View Post
    I think you might like Love's true bluish light by Ava Luxe.
    ines, and thanks for your answer.

    I read on the Internet that AL was discontinuing most of their fragrances.
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    For a vanilla waffle smell you simply must try Tihota, by Indult. So waffle-like I couldn't get over it, and absolutely delicious!

    My favorite vanilla is Ayala Moriel's Immortelle L'Amour, which is supposed to smell like french toast with maple syrup. I'm not sure that it does, but it certainly smells tasty.
    Last edited by Sugandaraja; 28th June 2010 at 10:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MISS ANGELICA View Post
    I read on the Internet that AL was discontinuing most of their fragrances.
    That was true, but bit by bit Serena seems to have increased her stock a lot recently. Love's True Bluish Light is available as an oil, and may ( I'm not sure, but a lot have been added lately ) be back as an extrait soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomander View Post
    I don't know of a perfume, but I can recommend a body lotion. Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Body Cream. This smells exactly like sugar, vanilla and hot-out-of-the-oven cookies. The scent lasts a long time on my skin.
    pomander, and thank you for answering.

    Yummy yummy, the body cream you are talking about !
    But I'm in search of a real fragrance, not a cosmetic derivate product.

    Talking about BBW, I think I could be interested by their "Warm Vanilla Sugar" fragrance : what about it ? Do you think it can meet my desires ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    petruc, and thanks for your answer.

    I have a question about Molinard's vanilla : is the one they are currently solding the same as the one you are talking about ?

    Because I know that the vanilla about which are talking the reviews (your link) is the one of the "Les Senteurs" category.
    I searched this category on Molinard's official website but did not find it : it seems to do not exist anymore !
    They do sold a vanilla fragrance but the bottle is not the same as the "Les Senteurs" one, so I'm wondering if the product is still the same ....
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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MISS ANGELICA View Post
    petruc, and thanks for your answer.

    I have a question about Molinard's vanilla : is the one they are currently solding the same as the one you are talking about ?

    Because I know that the vanilla about which are talking the reviews (your link) is the one of the "Les Senteurs" category.
    I searched this category on Molinard's official website but did not find it : it seems to do not exist anymore !
    They do sold a vanilla fragrance but the bottle is not the same as the "Les Senteurs" one, so I'm wondering if the product is still the same ....
    Unfortunately, I have not tried the juice in the new bottle design. So I do not know if it is the same as the juice in the older style bottle. Maybe someone who has tried both can weigh in.

    I know you can find some of the older style bottles, but it may take a bit of searching.

    Good luck with your vanilla quest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    For a vanilla waffle smell you simply must try Tihota, by Indult. So waffle-like I couldn't get over it, and absolutely delicious!

    My favorite vanilla is Ayala Moriel's Immortelle L'Amour, which is supposed to smell like french toast with maple syrup. I'm not sure that it does, but it certainly smells tasty.
    suga, thanks for your answer.

    I'm writing down your suggestion of Tihota (but why damn is it sooooooooo expensive ?! ) : vanilla waffle smell that makes you have a sweet tooth is truly what I'm searching for !
    What about Tihota's sillage and lasting power ?

    I don't know AM's "Immortelle Amour".
    Does it contain everlasting flower ("immortelle" means "everlasting flower" in French) ?
    Because if it's so, I'm gonna stay far away form it : I can't bear everlasting flower smell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    That was true, but bit by bit Serena seems to have increased her stock a lot recently. Love's True Bluish Light is available as an oil, and may ( I'm not sure, but a lot have been added lately ) be back as an extrait soon.
    Excuse me but could you tell me who is serena ?
    I don't understand.

    I once tried TBS Vanilla Perfume Oil but the composition had already been modified so I don't know whether the oily presentation was a matter or not as I did not like the fragrance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Unfortunately, I have not tried the juice in the new bottle design. So I do not know if it is the same as the juice in the older style bottle. Maybe someone who has tried both can weigh in.

    I know you can find some of the older style bottles, but it may take a bit of searching.

    Good luck with your vanilla quest!
    Where do you think I can find the "blue-bottled"-vanilla ?

    Thanks for your wishes : the perfect vanilla search seems to be like the HG one !
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    No mentioning of HYPNOTIC POISON yet?!!
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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Or go cheap ... The Body Shop has these deeee-licious
    Vanilla Eau de Toilettes. They are pure vanilla, sooo nice!


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    if you want to smell like a vanilla cake or a sugar cookie, try L de Lolita Lempicka. It's like bathing in batter. it also lasts a good game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    No mentioning of HYPNOTIC POISON yet?!!
    She is the Queen of Vanilla!
    grand duc, and thank you for answering.

    HP is a very good fragrance but it's not a straight-up vanilla one : I would classify it in the woody-vanilla oriental family because of the sambac jasmine and the woody base . Moreover, though we can't deny its vanilla, I find it neither sugary neither foody.
    It doesn't match what I'm currently searching for.
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    My pick is, La Maison de la Vanille 'Vanille divine des Tropiques' oh yeah, yummy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Or go cheap ... The Body Shop has these deeee-licious
    Vanilla Eau de Toilettes. They are pure vanilla, sooo nice!

    Thanks for the suggestion : I will give it a try even if I believe I'm gonna be deceived because the composition of this one is the same as the composition of their vanilla oil, which I did not like because it was not a straight-up and sugary vanilla but rather a vanilla mess struggling to be present among the others floral and fruity notes.
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    Guerlain Angelique noire smells so much like baking vanilla to me that I tasted my sample.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rednails View Post
    if you want to smell like a vanilla cake or a sugar cookie, try L de Lolita Lempicka. It's like bathing in batter. it also lasts a good game.
    rednails (I ADORE red, BTW ! ); and thanks for answering.

    Bathing in a batter : WOW !!! I wanna do it !

    I once tried L and you are right : it really smells like a vanilla-cinnamon cake, delightful !
    It could even be the one which also satisfies my cinammon sweet tooth .... if I hadn't been disturbed by the everlasting flower smell !
    It's such a pity because, without this floral note, this would be one of my HG perfumes !

    I'm gonna give it an other try though.
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    Believe you me, that Vanilla EdT from the Body Shop is
    the most str8 up vanilla on the market. I myself am a
    vanilla addict, and this is pure vanilla.
    There is no annoying flower nor fruity notes, just plain vanilla.
    Well, someone in the directory claims there is jasmin in it,
    but I get nothing but pure vanilla.
    And it last forever and ever, it's cloying, it's bakery'ish, all
    the thingsa you ask for ... it's delish!

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    I"m going to second Indult's Tihota, but let's be realistic, it is too expensive.

    I thought Memoire Liquid's #3 (i forget hte exact number) smells very similiar to Tihota, and for a 1/3 of the price.
    I don't know if this is available in Europe, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaire View Post
    My pick is, La Maison de la Vanille 'Vanille divine des Tropiques' oh yeah, yummy!
    klaire.

    Thanks for your suggestion : I'm gonna give it a try even if I don't remember anything special about La Maison de la Vanille's vanillas (I tried them years ago).
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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Maybe Note Vanillee by Micallef ?
    Vanilla Absolu by Montale
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Believe you me, that Vanilla EdT from the Body Shop is
    the most str8 up vanilla on the market. I myself am a
    vanilla addict, and this is pure vanilla.
    There is no annoying flower nor fruity notes, just plain vanilla.
    Well, someone in the directory claims there is jasmin in it,
    but I get nothing but pure vanilla.
    And it last forever and ever, it's cloying, it's bakery'ish, all
    the thingsa you ask for ... it's delish!

    Vanilla in the Directory

    Ok : I will try it as soon as possible (I have to go to the mall because the only TBS shop is there) and keep you updated through this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BayKAT View Post
    I"m going to second Indult's Tihota, but let's be realistic, it is too expensive.

    I thought Memoire Liquid's #3 (i forget hte exact number) smells very similiar to Tihota, and for a 1/3 of the price.
    I don't know if this is available in Europe, however.

    keep us updated, Kari
    kari, and thanks for your answer.

    You give a very good definition of the matter with Tihota !

    Which of these ML's vanillas are you talking about :

    - http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products...DEVANILLE.aspx

    - http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products...FRANCAISE.aspx

    - http://www.studiobeautymix.com/Catal...de&cICode=1853


    I can't find a complete list of their fragrances !
    Their official website ( http://www.memoireliquide.com/home.html ) is not completed yet !

    Of course I will keep you all updated through this thread !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgie View Post
    Guerlain Angelique noire smells so much like baking vanilla to me that I tasted my sample.



    nostalgie, and thanks for your hilarious answer ! ^^

    Mmmm, this may be some good choice for me than !
    I have to try it : it's gonna be difficult as it's part of the "L'Art et la Matière" collection, which is sold only in Guerlain's official store on the Champs-Elysées.



    P.s. : And what does it tast like ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Maybe Note Vanillee by Micallef ?
    Vanilla Absolu by Montale
    mimi, thanks for answering.

    I have read about Montale's Vanilla Absolu and I also think it could be a good candidate for my vanilla-cookie sweet tooth !
    But I have to wait to go to Paris in order to try it, as there is no Montale's retailer here in Belgium !

    I don't know Micallef's Note Vanillée : what is it like ?
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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Oh I forgot to say ,Miss Angelica- sorry to be rude for not welcoming you with my first post- Welcome to basenotes ! I hope you have fun here !
    Vanilla Absolu is pure vanilla and a little smoke. Tihota is excellent too though expensive ,yes,- maybe a decant will be enough as it lasts and lasts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Oh I forgot to say ,Miss Angelica- sorry to be rude for not welcoming you with my first post- Welcome to basenotes ! I hope you have fun here !
    Vanilla Absolu is pure vanilla and a little smoke. Tihota is excellent too though expensive ,yes,- maybe a decant will be enough as it lasts and lasts.

    Mimi, it's not a matter, I swear !
    You have not been rude AT ALL !

    What about this little smoke, I think I got it with Serge Lutens' Bois Vanille : the perfect winter vanilla.

    Tihota, why damn is your price so high ?!
    Come on baby, tell me !!

    I'm going to bed : it is already ten past three AM here !
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    Quote Originally Posted by MISS ANGELICA View Post
    Excuse me but could you tell me who is serena ?
    I don't understand.
    Sorry for not being clear: Serena is the woman who makes the Ava Luxe line.

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    Welcome to Basenotes, Angelica!

    There are so many good suggestions on this thread, give the ones that look up your alley and the ones that are available a try, please.

    Last autumn I was in a similar situation: knowing that the long, cold and hard winter was upon us I wanted something comfortable, tasty and vanillic. It took me quite a lot of samples to figure out what I craved for -- Pink Sugar to Il Profumo Vanille Bourbon. My favorites, however, were:
    -- Hanae Mori EdT (aka Pink Butterfly) -- fruity, girly, summery vanilla;
    -- Laurence Dumont Vanille Orientalle (the whole line was sold at Sephora stores two summers ago for a song, and I did not stock up, now I literally have to pay for it!), there are other edible vanillas in their lineup, one being Vanille Chocolate and another being Vanilla Bourbon, they are not very simplistic and some are quite nice;
    -- Fragonard Vanilla -- spicy, sexy, edgey vanilla;
    -- CSP Vanille Absolute -- simple, but unadultered vanilla and nothing else.

    Good luck!
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    Hi, Angelica, and welcome to Basenotes!
    I think that BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar could fit your bill, it's a foody sweet vanilla to me. on my skin it smells like a cubed sugar with vanilla extract poured on. By my skin tends to make smells sweeter.

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    I agree with the Warm Vanilla Sugar by Bath & Body Works. Extremely sweet & foody. And affordable!
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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Definitely check out either Acqua di Parma's Mandorlo di Sicilia or Lostmarch's Lann-Ael. They both smell very similar, *very* sweet gourmand vanilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Sorry for not being clear: Serena is the woman who makes the Ava Luxe line.
    Don't worry : there is no problem !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linds View Post
    Definitely check out either Acqua di Parma's Mandorlo di Sicilia or Lostmarch's Lann-Ael. They both smell very similar, *very* sweet gourmand vanilla.
    linds, and thanks for your answer.

    There is a store called "Senteurs d'Ailleurs" in Brussels, where they sell niche parfums : I can try Mandorlo di Sicilia there.
    Mmm, sugary almond + sugary vanilla = vanilla-almond cookkie = delicious !

    What about Lostmarch, I have to inform myself where it is available.
    I have always loved the smell of cereals, so I'm quite interested by this one.
    I hope the apple note is not too strong though, because it may overpower the vanilla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Welcome to Basenotes, Angelica!

    There are so many good suggestions on this thread, give the ones that look up your alley and the ones that are available a try, please.

    Last autumn I was in a similar situation: knowing that the long, cold and hard winter was upon us I wanted something comfortable, tasty and vanillic. It took me quite a lot of samples to figure out what I craved for -- Pink Sugar to Il Profumo Vanille Bourbon. My favorites, however, were:
    -- Hanae Mori EdT (aka Pink Butterfly) -- fruity, girly, summery vanilla;
    -- Laurence Dumont Vanille Orientalle (the whole line was sold at Sephora stores two summers ago for a song, and I did not stock up, now I literally have to pay for it!), there are other edible vanillas in their lineup, one being Vanille Chocolate and another being Vanilla Bourbon, they are not very simplistic and some are quite nice;
    -- Fragonard Vanilla -- spicy, sexy, edgey vanilla;
    -- CSP Vanille Absolute -- simple, but unadultered vanilla and nothing else.

    Good luck!

    twolf, thanks for answering and welcoming me.

    I know HM (butterfly) : delicious perfume, but I don't find it to be the plain, straight-up vanilla I want. Foody gourmand fragrance though ! ^^

    Once upon a time , it was possible to buy Laurence Dumont's creations in Carrefour supermarckets : I have to check whether it is always the case .... or not.
    I would have liked so much to try her "Chocolat Blanc" but it had alerady been discontinued.
    What about her "Vanille Chocolat", I'm afraid it has the same patchouli note as Angel : I can't stand patchouli, really !

    I'm writing down your suggestion for Fragonard's vanilla.

    What about Vanilla Absolu, are you talking about Montale's one ? Because Vanilla Absolu is from Montale. CSP do have kinda vanilla absolute but it's called "Vanille Extrême".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    For a vanilla waffle smell you simply must try Tihota, by Indult. So waffle-like I couldn't get over it, and absolutely delicious!

    My favorite vanilla is Ayala Moriel's Immortelle L'Amour, which is supposed to smell like french toast with maple syrup. I'm not sure that it does, but it certainly smells tasty.
    I own both of these and agree..Tihota is a vanilla lover's vanilla, but VERY expensive. Immortelle L'Amour is not really vanilla, though I adore it. It does smell just like a perfumeur's version of maple syrup.

    I LOVE Jalaine's Vanilla, though it does not last long. Sweet and buttery. Just plain yummy. Montale's Vanille Absolu is a pretty straight up vanilla, and though expensive, it is no where near as pricey as Tihota.

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    Question Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Warum View Post
    Hi, Angelica, and welcome to Basenotes!
    I think that BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar could fit your bill, it's a foody sweet vanilla to me. on my skin it smells like a cubed sugar with vanilla extract poured on. By my skin tends to make smells sweeter.
    warum (funny name ! ), and thank you for your answer.

    Yum yum : vanilla extract in a cubed sugar !!! Heavenly !

    What about WVS intensity and lasting power ?

    Thanks.



    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I agree with the Warm Vanilla Sugar by Bath & Body Works. Extremely sweet & foody. And affordable!
    mike, thanks for answering.

    OMG, I wish we had BBW shops in Belgium or in France !

    Same question as the one I asked warum : what about WVS intensity and lasting power ?


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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Another yummy, and straight up, vanilla is IPDF's (I Profumi di Firenze) Vaniglia del Madagascar. Deelish.
    I have not been awfully impressed with La Maison de la Vanille's products. They smell too synthetic to me.
    Laurence Dumont's products were mentioned, and I once owned their Vanilla Bourbon. It was a wonderful, very foody, take on vanilla and I'm now sorry that it's no longer in my possession.
    What!? Ava Luxe is discontinuing many fragrances! What a tragedy! I let a friend borrow Turkish Vanilla and haven't seen it in months!
    I agree that Love's True Bluish Light has a predominant vanilla note. I don't find it quite as edible as many of the other suggestions, however. Still, it's wonderful!
    Last edited by ronni; 29th June 2010 at 12:31 PM.

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    Question Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronni View Post
    I own both of these and agree..Tihota is a vanilla lover's vanilla, but VERY expensive. Immortelle L'Amour is not really vanilla, though I adore it. It does smell just like a perfumeur's version of maple syrup.

    I LOVE Jalaine's Vanilla, though it does not last long. Sweet and buttery. Just plain yummy. Montale's Vanille Absolu is a pretty straight up vanilla, and though expensive, it is no where near as pricey as Tihota.
    ronni, thanks for your answer.

    +1 for Tihota .... and its so cruel price !!

    Ok, I memorize : "Immortelle L'Amour" = maple syrup (which is a thing we don't know much here in Europe though ! ) ! ^^

    I read about Jalaine's Vanilla and I could be interested by this one.
    But, as you are talking me about its poor lasting power, I should maybe revise my list.

    I agree with you about Montale's prices : even if they are not cheap at all , they remain kinda affordable compared to Indult's ones !
    But do you find Montale's VA to be as foody and sugary as Tihota ?

    Thanks.
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    Question Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronni View Post
    Another yummy, and straight up, vanilla is IPDF's (I Profumi di Firenze) Vaniglia del Madagascar. Deelish.
    I have not been awfully impressed with La Maison de la Vanille's products. They smell too synthetic to me.
    Laurence Dumont's products were mentioned, and I once owned their Vanilla Bourbon. It was a wonderful, very foody, take on vanilla and I'm now sorry that it's no longer in my possession.
    What!? Ava Luxe is discontinuing many fragrances! What a tragedy! I let a friend borrow Turkish Vanilla and haven't seen it in months!
    I agree that Love's True Bluish Light has a predominant vanilla note. I don't find it quite as edible as many of the other suggestions, however. Still, it's wonderful!
    I read a lot about IPDF's Vaniglia del Madagascar : I'm gonna give it a try because it could be a good candidate for my vanilla sweet tooth ! ^^



    +1 for LD's Bourbon Vanilla : I'm gonna go to Carrefour supermarket or phone them in order to know if these fragrance are available in their stores.
    What about its lasting power ?




    I have also read a lot about AL's fragrances and picked up some names which could interest me :

    - Turkish Vanilla
    - LTBL
    - Milk
    - Amande Sucrée
    - Café Noir

    But AL seems to become very rare to find so maybe it's better for me to do not investigate in this direction.
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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Did you maybe think about making your own? You can open a thread in the DIY section, I'd love to help and more people will probably chime in
    I'm a foody fan myself
    Last edited by Irina; 29th June 2010 at 01:12 PM.

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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    I would have immediately pointed you to La Maison de la Vanille, but you say you tried them and didn't find them special. I think they must be the nicest 'edible' vanilla perfumes I've come across.

    The vanilla sugar smell you describe is often based on vanillin (which is one of the chemicals in natural vanilla that creates that distinctive smell). You might therefore be almost better off going for the more synthetic ones (ironically!) - like The Body Shop and Bath and Body Works! Also if you can get hold of Yves Rocher products, they do a fabulous, extremely cheap vanilla perfume you might really like! I've always liked them for fun scents



    For more of a vanilla bean smell, with everything in (including the slightly smoky characteristics), you should try the Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille, Serge Lutens vanilla scent and Lush Vanillary. (The latter is made by my boss Simon Constantine and he's very good with vanillas! He put in a lot of floral notes too, but the end result smells extremely foody. There's also a matching body lotion made with cocoa butter, so you can smell completely edible...).

    Please report back on what you've discovered! Welcome to Basenotes.

    P.S. For a very 'foody' sweet smell, try Pleasures Delight by Estee Lauder. It smells like strawberry pudding and vanilla cream cakes...

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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Hi Pia, nice to see you here
    Second the cheap Yves Rocher versions cos of vanillin and/or maltols. The only drawback ime is that on some skin chemistry they can go plastic-y/play dough. I also agree that Lush's Vanillary it's really nice, but I wouldn't describe it as foody as to my nose it's really heavy on jasmine and ylang ylang.

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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    I was very impressed by Montale Vanilla Absolue: an almost fluffy vanilla, which is long lasting as well. Worth checking out!

    My personal fave has been Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille. It also has some woody notes and coconut. It's quieter than Montale's and not so long-lasting.

    You can also check the Lavanila scents at Sephora. They had a series of three, I think. I liked the one with the coconut.

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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irina View Post
    Hi Pia, nice to see you here
    Second the cheap Yves Rocher versions cos of vanillin and/or maltols. The only drawback ime is that on some skin chemistry they can go plastic-y/play dough. I also agree that Lush's Vanillary it's really nice, but I wouldn't describe it as foody as to my nose it's really heavy on jasmine and ylang ylang.
    Hello Irina!

    Yeah, I think her best bet is the Yves Rocher/Body Shop stuff really, for the kind of cookie/sugar effect she's describing.

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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    The foodiest I have found so far is Hermessence Ambre Narguile. It smells like apfel strudel with vanilla sauce. Not pure vanilla but certainly highly "edible". :-)

    Good luck with your quest!

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    Question Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irina View Post
    Did you maybe think about making your own? You can open a thread in the DIY section, I'd love to help and more people will probably chime in
    I'm a foody fan myself
    irina, and thanks for answering !
    You are from the Netherlands and I live in Belgium ! ^^

    Well, do you really think I can reach the perfect opulent and very long-lasting foodiest and sugary-est vanilla on my own ?
    I assume it takes a lot of time, doesn't it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonsai View Post
    The foodiest I have found so far is Hermessence Ambre Narguile. It smells like apfel strudel with vanilla sauce. Not pure vanilla but certainly highly "edible". :-)

    Good luck with your quest!
    bonsai, thanks for your answer.

    I had a sample of HN but I don't find it special at all : oriental but neither foody nor really vanillic. I expected dried fruits notes and rich vanilla : I was deceived by this one. Moreover, neither the sillage nor the lasting power were impressive.

    Thanks for your wishes : it's like the HG search ! :-D
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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Hi Miss Angelica -welcome to Basenotes!

    Have you tried Keiko Mecheri's Loukhoum? Admittedly, there is more going on than just vanilla and sugar (almonds, rose, some amber...) but it's hands-down the yummiest most delicious fragrance I've ever experienced, and it lasts for hours and hours! Although I love them when they work, I don't have many gourmands in my wardrobe - with Loukhoum around I just don't need many others. This absolutely checks all my boxes for sugary sweet and comforting yumminess. I love it so much I could drink it.

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    Question Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Quote Originally Posted by catnip_too View Post
    I was very impressed by Montale Vanilla Absolue: an almost fluffy vanilla, which is long lasting as well. Worth checking out!

    My personal fave has been Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille. It also has some woody notes and coconut. It's quieter than Montale's and not so long-lasting.

    You can also check the Lavanila scents at Sephora. They had a series of three, I think. I liked the one with the coconut.
    catnip (I do adore CATS ! ^^ ), and thanks for answering.

    +1 for Montale's Vanille Absolu.
    Does it have sillage ?


    I know really good Bois Vanille : I love it ! Such a warm, rich, cozy, wrapping vanilla : perfect for winter, as I said here above.
    But not really the sweet tooth-vanilla I want : in some way, I would say that it lacks sugar and foody-cookie notes to satisfy my sweet tooth !

    I don't know the Lavanila scents.
    Visiting thier website, I read about the Vanilla-Coconut fragrance you are talking about (could be interesting as I also love coconut but I'm afraid because of the Tiaré flower) and about their Pure Vanilla scent (but they are themselves explaining that it tends to be more "vanilla-bean" than "vanilla-cookie" ).
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    Question Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nukapai View Post
    I would have immediately pointed you to La Maison de la Vanille, but you say you tried them and didn't find them special. I think they must be the nicest 'edible' vanilla perfumes I've come across.

    The vanilla sugar smell you describe is often based on vanillin (which is one of the chemicals in natural vanilla that creates that distinctive smell). You might therefore be almost better off going for the more synthetic ones (ironically!) - like The Body Shop and Bath and Body Works! Also if you can get hold of Yves Rocher products, they do a fabulous, extremely cheap vanilla perfume you might really like! I've always liked them for fun scents



    For more of a vanilla bean smell, with everything in (including the slightly smoky characteristics), you should try the Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille, Serge Lutens vanilla scent and Lush Vanillary. (The latter is made by my boss Simon Constantine and he's very good with vanillas! He put in a lot of floral notes too, but the end result smells extremely foody. There's also a matching body lotion made with cocoa butter, so you can smell completely edible...).

    Please report back on what you've discovered! Welcome to Basenotes.

    P.S. For a very 'foody' sweet smell, try Pleasures Delight by Estee Lauder. It smells like strawberry pudding and vanilla cream cakes...

    I admit La Maison de la Vanille's scents are welll-made fragrances but I don't find them edible, gourmand or sweet. More vanilla-pod tham vanilla cookie.

    Yes, it's funny : many people want to avoid vanillin while I wanna smell like vanillin !
    The only matter with "cheap" vanillas is that, when not well-made, they can be plasticky. And the lasting power can also be a problem.

    Ok, +1 for YR, TBS and BBW vanillas !

    I know and love SDV and Bois Vanille. But they kinda lack sugar and cookie notes to satisfy my sweet tooth. Both masterpieces though !

    What about Lush Vanillary, due to the floral notes, likely that I'm not gonna like it.

    I will give a try to Pleasures Delight the next time I go to the mall : it seems to be yummy !

    Of course, I'm gonna keep you all updated through this thread !




    P.s. : Would it be possible to find vanillin extract ?
    It may be a solution for me, don't you think ? ^^
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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MISS ANGELICA View Post
    irina, and thanks for answering !
    You are from the Netherlands and I live in Belgium ! ^^

    Well, do you really think I can reach the perfect opulent and very long-lasting foodiest and sugary-est vanilla on my own ?
    I assume it takes a lot of time, doesn't it ?
    Yes we live nearby Well it depends. Instead of buying samples of those expensive niche fragrances you could spend less on some nice perfume materials and have some fun But I guess I'm the creative type The long lasting stuff is a trick mostly by adding the right solvents, some fixative and/or aldehydes. Most vanilla materials are base notes anyways so they are long lasting by making. If you spray some on your clothes fragrance can last even longer and doesn't morph as much as on skin.
    It could be as simple as diluting some vanilla absolute in a bit of alcohol and spray it on It doesn't have to be a piece of art if it just smells good to/on you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Hi Miss Angelica -welcome to Basenotes!

    Have you tried Keiko Mecheri's Loukhoum? Admittedly, there is more going on than just vanilla and sugar (almonds, rose, some amber...) but it's hands-down the yummiest most delicious fragrance I've ever experienced, and it lasts for hours and hours! Although I love them when they work, I don't have many gourmands in my wardrobe - with Loukhoum around I just don't need many others. This absolutely checks all my boxes for sugary sweet and comforting yumminess. I love it so much I could drink it.
    evangeline, and thanks for your answer.

    I don't know KM's Loukhoum.
    But, in the "oriental pastry' category, I tried SL Rahät Loukoum and ontale's Sweet Oriental Dreams.
    RL is way too light : I had to literally aspire my wrist to smell someting. And it's not as sweet as it seems to be. It is soft but not sweet. And nearly transparent. I could not smell the cherry note and the vanilla was sooooo weak ! No sillage and no lasting power.... This one has been such a disappointment to me.
    SOD is too floral : the rose note overpowers all the sweet notes. Again, even if less than RL because of the nearly cloying rose note, it is soft but not sweet. And, again, the sillage and the lasting power are not impressive.


    But, when it will be possible for me (KM's creations are not available in Belgium), I'm gonna give a try to Loukhoum, why not !
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    Default Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Farmacia SS Annunziata Vanglia del Madagascar is well worth a try. Not a boozy vanilla, or a foody vanilla... just a straight vanilla vanilla.

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