Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    25,728
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Vanille Absolu by Montale

    I can't find one thread on this scent.

    I'm testing it today for the 1st time, from a sample. I decanted the 1 ml glass vial into a 2 ml plastic atomizer and instead of just tossing the emptied vial in the trash I dabbed the remaining juice on my left wrist and just this small amount has been scenting my arm strongly for hours now. This stuff is amazingly potent.

    There is a real struggle to not grit my teeth at the sweet cotton-candy-like top notes, however slowly but surely it starts to smell just like vanilla that you use when you're baking - extract. And it stays there for basically the entire scent.

    Sort of the parfum version of some basic vanilla scent you might run into at the local pharmacy (or in a candle).

    Nonetheless, the name is apt. Absolu-tely vanilla.

    Now where's my toothbrush, I feel the need to brush & floss after wearing this.
    "One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple"

    -- Jack Kerouac

  2. #2

    Default Re: Vanille Absolu by Montale

    My sample is not potent like other montale.

    I got about 6 hours of lasting with lower sillage. Maybe your sample comes from a concentrate bottle directly from montale.

    About the scent, yeah, its pure sweet vanilla, quite amazing.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    596
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Vanille Absolu by Montale

    Plain 'ol vanilla, nothing else. Once had a bottle I'd bought at deep discount. It only took one sniff to realize why - totally boring - sold the bottle the next week. That Montale take some sort of vanilla concentrate, bottle it, and charge niche prices is obnoxious. You can do much better at Bath & Body Works for about 1/8 price. Montale's own Bois Vanille is fantastic, as is Chypre Vanille, so it's not like they don't know how to do vanilla.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Vanille Absolu by Montale

    Have it and like it a lot, but it is quite linear.

  5. #5
    SmellChaser
    scentsitivity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,359
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Vanille Absolu by Montale

    I am a fan of vanilla and I like Vanille Absolu better than the other Montale vanilla offerings.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Vanille Absolu by Montale

    I layer vanille absolut with erolfa in winter...it's really nice together!
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    my stuff for sale!
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=223916

  7. #7
    SmellChaser
    scentsitivity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,359
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Vanille Absolu by Montale

    I should have also said that while it is sweet, I don't find it overbearingly so.

  8. #8
    Basenotes Institution
    Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Exactly Where I Should Be
    Posts
    16,343
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Vanille Absolu by Montale

    I love Vanille Absolu but I admit it can get abit monotonous. it's an excellent vanilla if you just want a long lasting vanilla with a bit of smoke. It's not overly sweet either.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Vanille Absolu by Montale

    I really like this scent. I get a very high quality vanilla, as well as some booziness. Don't mind the linearity.

  10. #10
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    25,728
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Vanille Absolu by Montale

    Yeah, I know what you mean scentsitivity - it is super concentrated sweet, however it doesn't over do it.

    There is a part, right when I put it on, that when I smelled my skin up close it smelled slightly soapy - something akin to the lily of the valley accord in Diorissimo. But when I pulled my nose away from my skin, all I could smell was vanilla. It's weird how the notes mention clove and cinnamon - honestly, I don't smell these notes at all. I'm sure they are there, but all I smell is vanilla.

    It really does conjure up that smell that you encounter when you're baking cookies...that exact moment when you add a teaspoon full of vanilla extract to cookie dough and it blends with the flour, the egg, the baking powder, etc. Quite foody.

    I think I will re-test this next time it's extremely cold weather here, I could see how in that sort of climate this would have an appeal. Sort of like a tobacco-less Tobacco Vanille.
    "One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple"

    -- Jack Kerouac

  11. #11

    Default Re: Vanille Absolu by Montale

    It's a great vanilla fragrance for those looking for that sort of thing. Personally, Vanitas served my needs far better (although, initially, I didn't feel great about the massive hole in my pocket).

Similar Threads

  1. Boise Vanille by Montale
    By mikeperez23 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 23rd October 2010, 09:24 AM
  2. Montale Boisé Vanillé
    By Fab in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10th December 2007, 07:23 PM
  3. Absolu or Absolu Intense by Rochas
    By MsMuse in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 4th May 2007, 02:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •