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  • just perfect

    7 19.44%
  • good, but too expensive/there are replacements

    7 19.44%
  • better on a woman

    6 16.67%
  • vanilla with the best quality on the market

    8 22.22%
  • less sweetness vanilla scent, suitable for men

    1 2.78%
  • failed fragrance

    10 27.78%
  • could be my "holy grail"

    4 11.11%
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  1. #1

    Default Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    How would you describe this perfume?

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  4. #4

    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I think is excellent and I have no problem wearing it as a man.

  5. #5

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    Its Vanilla Extract + Vicks Vapor Rub but smells nice at the same time but IMO overhyped.
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  6. #6

    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    sailim, I love that you are passionate enough to start threads, but you may want to participate in some threads that have already been started as well. There are a lot of good conversations going already. Often times when you start a thread there has already been a similar conversation only 2 or 3 pages away that you could join in on, rather than starting a new thread. Use your search function. Things get very cluttered and tough to follow if there are too many new threads started. I'm not being rude here, just observant, and it's just my opinion.

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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    From your list: better on a woman

  8. #8

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    I voted "good, but too expensive/there are replacements" but I would more accurately put it between that and "failed fragrance". I don't think it's REMOTELY worth that high price tag.

  9. #9

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    Spiritueuse Double Vanille smells like baking Vanilla extract and Halls Menthol Cough Drops. Failure.

  10. #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    sailim, I love that you are passionate enough to start threads, but you may want to participate in some threads that have already been started as well. There are a lot of good conversations going already. Often times when you start a thread there has already been a similar conversation only 2 or 3 pages away that you could join in on, rather than starting a new thread. Use your search function. Things get very cluttered and tough to follow if there are too many new threads started. I'm not being rude here, just observant, and it's just my opinion.
    +1 and thanks with a cherry on top.

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  11. #11

    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I don't get any menthol at all from SDV personally.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I think it's very very good. Almost perfectly unisex, but just barely tilting femme in my book. Qualitatively it's top shelf.

  13. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Caesar View Post
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille smells like baking Vanilla extract and Halls Menthol Cough Drops. Failure.
    To say that Spiritueuse Double Vanille smells like baking Vanilla extract and Halls Menthol Cough Drops is an erroneous and pedestrian simplification of a very well rounded fragrance.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I don't get any menthol at all from SDV personally.
    As there isn't any!
    Last edited by neal; 16th February 2011 at 12:50 AM.

  14. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by neal View Post
    To say that Spiritueuse Double Vanille smells like baking Vanilla extract and Halls Menthol Cough Drops is an erroneous and pedestrian simplification of a very well rounded fragrance.
    We are in accord. I adore SDV.

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    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Cheap (for Guerlain) and loud with slightly better sillage.

    But it definitely satisfies if you like it. Better on a woman.

  16. #16

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    It has a strange harsh cheap-cedar quality about it...there's some strange wood note being used in its composition. It smells ok at best, but has no quality vanilla orchid flower/bourbon extract that I can detect. As I state in my review, Guerlain tried to recreate the smell of freshly cut open vanilla pods rather than the extract, but the end result doesn't smell good to my nose.

    Try Diptyque's Eau Duelle for a better take on the recreation of the raw vanilla pod smell.
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  17. #17

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    It's not only one of the best vanilla fragrances, it's one of the finest renditions of pipe tobacco around. Close to perfection.
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  18. #18

    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    From what I've read, and from the name of the scent itself, the concept is more of a vanilla liqueur than anything. I don't agree that its better on a woman at all.

  19. #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    Try Diptyque's Eau Duelle for a better take on the recreation of the raw vanilla pod smell.
    Starting are two different fragrances, but turning off they are very similar..

  20. #20

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    I was in the skies when I fist sniffed it back in 2007, but it's true that when the cedarwood oil meets vanilla and incense, it produces during the first hour a discordant sourness somewhat reminiscent of burned balsamic vinegar.

  21. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    It has a strange harsh cheap-cedar quality about it...there's some strange wood note being used in its composition. It smells ok at best, but has no quality vanilla orchid flower/bourbon extract that I can detect. As I state in my review, Guerlain tried to recreate the smell of freshly cut open vanilla pods rather than the extract, but the end result doesn't smell good to my nose.

    Try Diptyque's Eau Duelle for a better take on the recreation of the raw vanilla pod smell.
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  22. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp View Post
    It has a strange harsh cheap-cedar quality about it...there's some strange wood note being used in its composition. It smells ok at best, but has no quality vanilla orchid flower/bourbon extract that I can detect. As I state in my review, Guerlain tried to recreate the smell of freshly cut open vanilla pods rather than the extract, but the end result doesn't smell good to my nose.

    Try Diptyque's Eau Duelle for a better take on the recreation of the raw vanilla pod smell.
    This is all true. I would like to add Luca Turins review since it mirrors yours and mine.

    "Anyone who has bought vanilla in pods knows they do not smell very good up close, with a dissonant fruity, rum-like notes that make you feel like skipping lunch. Guerlain obligingly magnifies all the negative traits of vanilla in this pointless, loud, and misconceived confection. LT"

  23. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    This is all true. I would like to add Luca Turins review since it mirrors yours and mine.

    "Anyone who has bought vanilla in pods knows they do not smell very good up close, with a dissonant fruity, rum-like notes that make you feel like skipping lunch. Guerlain obligingly magnifies all the negative traits of vanilla in this pointless, loud, and misconceived confection. LT"
    This isn't the only time where Turin and I are in disagreement.

  24. #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    This isn't the only time where Turin and I are in disagreement.
    I didn't know of Turins review, but its one of the few times where he and I are in agreement
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  25. #25

    Default Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I think I'll wear it as my SOTD. It's also really good layered with so many different scents my favorite being Arsene Lupin Dandy.

  26. #26

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    Other: Very good, perhaps the best vanilla, but far too expensive for such a one-dimensional, non-versatile scent. A decant is more than enough for me.
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