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  • Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    39 79.59%
  • Un Bois Vanille - Serge Lutens

    10 20.41%
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    Default Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vanille?

    Which of the two vanilla fragrances do you like better?
    I Prefer Spiritueuse Double Vanille over Un Bois Vanille.
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    I voted for SDV. I love both these houses. Unfortunately, there's something in Un Bois Vanille that just doesn't appeal to me.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    SDV by far! UBV is cloying on my skin.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    SDV....Serge Lutens Vanilla requires you to be in precisely the right mood. SDV is more versatile.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Guerlain Vanille. I find Serge Vanille's too simple and predictable.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    None of them,

    Mona di Orio - Vanille - Les nombres D'or, beautiful, spiced, and with a final touch of Rum



    Or Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille - Gourmad, rich and sexy


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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Well if I could secure a bottle of THAT with 'all Ms. Mona's love', then my SDV answer may change.nudgenudge

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    I'm not a personal fan of the Lutens, but Guerlain's is AWFUL, so I picked UBV.
    Currently wearing: Vol de Nuit by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    If I had to choose, then it would be Un Bois Vanille - mainly because I found SDV to be quite a major disappointment.
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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    I voted for SDV. I love both these houses. Unfortunately, there's something in Un Bois Vanille that just doesn't appeal to me.
    I don't enjoy the wood notes in Un Bois Vanille, it really drags down the fragrance IMO.
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    For me, the Guerlain is better.
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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    I prefer SDV's booziness.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Neither appeal to me, I'm sorry to say.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    I'd say SDV is smoother and more restraint, while UBV is a sweet vanilla powerhouse. For this reason, I looooove UBV to sniff, but to wear, I prefer SDV.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    The Lutens is the friendliest of the two, I have a bottle and dig it out occasionally. SDV is a bit heavy and relentless for me, I'm afraid, a problem I also have with the Tom Ford TV once the tobacco opening has dispersed. When it comes to vanilla I prefer Shalimar Ode a la Vanille & Vanille Galante, they both have a lightness to them - this also might be partly because they don't rely on synthetic vanillin.
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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    of the two SDV. Lartisan's Vanille smells much better than UbV.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Two heavy hitters, neither are my choice for vanilla fragrances and IMHO would probably work better as candles. I like and own Havana Vanille by L'Artisan as well as Jacques Cavallier's excellent Vanille Noire for Yves Rocher. Their vanilla notes are much more transparent, which prevents them from becoming cloying.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Montale vanille absolut is better then both! Reminds me of winter and Xmas time.
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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Quote Originally Posted by dredmahawkus View Post
    Montale vanille absolut is better then both! Reminds me of winter and Xmas time.
    Too bad Montale is not sold in the US, i really want to try their vanilla fragrances.
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Vanille absolut is just a desserty plain vanilla. Boise vanilla is like Tom ford Arabian wood. Like a vanilla woody weird citrus. Very Arabian smelling. Not much vanilla except to smooth out the citrus and wood combo. The chype vanilla is a sweet floral wood fruity.
    You are in Cali. Luckyscent has montale.
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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Quote Originally Posted by dredmahawkus View Post
    Vanille absolut is just a desserty plain vanilla. Boise vanilla is like Tom ford Arabian wood. Like a vanilla woody weird citrus. Very Arabian smelling. Not much vanilla except to smooth out the citrus and wood combo. The chype vanilla is a sweet floral wood fruity.
    You are in Cali. Luckyscent has montale.

    I agree with this completely, chypre vanille compares better to un bois vanille....just as SDV compares favorably to Vanille Absolut....the latter just smells like a cookie.

    I still favor Tobacco Vanille, as my choice for Best Vanilla scent.
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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonoanimoes View Post
    None of them,

    Mona di Orio - Vanille - Les nombres D'or, beautiful, spiced, and with a final touch of Rum



    Or Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille - Gourmad, rich and sexy


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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    SDV, no contest.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Too bad Montale is not sold in the US, i really want to try their vanilla fragrances.
    What? Did this happens since yesterday?

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Montale was never sold in retails in the US.
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Montale was never sold in retails in the US.
    Ahh. Retail. I gotcha.

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    I love them both but SDV wins by a small margin. I wonder if I'm biased because I paid so much more for SDV....

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    Default Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    from an overall enjoyement level - SDV
    which I would be more likely to buy (although not that likely to be honest) Serge Lutens

    While I do like SDV, I think it's ridiciculously overpriced

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