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    Default Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Hey All,

    Vanilla is one of my favorite notes. As i am sure it is for many of you. However I live in So. Cal where its warm pretty much all the time except for a a couple of months. I love frags like Musc Ravaguer and Guerlain Double Vanille and Tom Ford TV but to be quite honest I wont be able to get much wear out of them becuase they are mostly suited for cooler months and evenings.

    Is there a more versatile, maybe even a refreshing vanilla out there that is masculine or at least male wearable? Something that would be versatile and ideal for the california resident?

    Hit me with your thoughts. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Fahrenheit 32.

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    I'd strongly recommend Roger & Gallet's Vanilla Gentle Fragrant Water. Tart, citrusy top with a light, not-excessively-sweet vanilla base.

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    Atelier Cologne 'Vanilla Insensee' could be a possibility.

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    Micalleff Note Vanillee EDP

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    L'Artisan's Vanilia may meet requirements. Blooms without becoming cloying in heat.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!
    Currently wearing: Royal Water by Creed

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    Caron pour un homme is a lavender vanilla combo that starts very fresh (with the lavender); eventually the vanilla takes over, but it never becomes dark or cloying. I heard that Impact (by the same brand) is a more lavender-rich version of Cpuh, but I have not tried it on skin.

    cacio

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    Felanilla 21 by Parfumerie Generale

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    Default Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    all sound like excellent suggestions, I like how i have never heard of any of them

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    Diptyque Eau Deulle

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    Default Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    Diptyque Eau Deulle
    reading up on this and it seems like it fits exactly what i am looking for as well as the Atelier Vanilla Incessee.

    I almost just blind bought the diptyque but blind buying niche frags has burned me in the past... Thanks Bond New Haarlem. lol. So I will take a trip to lucky scent this weekend and give them both a try

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    Default Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Le Labo Vanille 44 is quite refreshing, with a a hint of mandarin.

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    Default Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Caron 3rd Man immediately comes to mind. To me, citrus / vanilla that performs well in warmer weather.

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    To my nose, eau duelle has an "olive oil" note that I don't quite like. But you said you're going to try it first.

    I love Troisieme homme as well (I am wearing it right now). The vanilla is more in the background, but I agree that it has a combination of fresh (citrus, flowers) and warm (barbershop musky fougere) that works well in warm weather and could satifsfy your requirements. And since we're going off in other directions, I wonder how you feel about saffron. Saffron also has a warm, cozy aspect, but can remain rather light and fresh; an example would be the luminous lemony saffron of Tom of Finland (Etat Libre d'orange).

    cacio

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    Default Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    To my nose, eau duelle has an "olive oil" note that I don't quite like. But you said you're going to try it first.

    I love Troisieme homme as well (I am wearing it right now). The vanilla is more in the background, but I agree that it has a combination of fresh (citrus, flowers) and warm (barbershop musky fougere) that works well in warm weather and could satifsfy your requirements. And since we're going off in other directions, I wonder how you feel about saffron. Saffron also has a warm, cozy aspect, but can remain rather light and fresh; an example would be the luminous lemony saffron of Tom of Finland (Etat Libre d'orange).

    cacio
    Thanks for your post. I will def give duelle a try. I am glad you mentioned the olive oil because thats certainly a note I wouldnt think I would like. As for saffron, I havent really put my nose on too many fragrances where its a dominant note so I am not sure how I feel about it. While Im there I will certainly ask them to reccommend one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fly777 View Post
    Le Labo Vanille 44 is quite refreshing, with a a hint of mandarin.
    I certainly thought this would be one to try. I happened to purchase a sample of it while I was at lelabo last weekend and I was just not impressed especially for the cost of the city exclusive bottle. I found it fizzy which I usually like but not in this case. I think theres just something in all lelabo fragrances that rub me the wrong way. The only one I liked was the bergamonte 22 and after a while I def got that "Cleaner" smell.

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    Default Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    +1 for Fahrenheit 32. It's a nice floral scent that opens with orange blossom and then dries down to a nice "cool" vanilla note that has a touch of mintiness from the vetiver.

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    Default Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wazoos View Post
    Fahrenheit 32.
    +2 for Fahrenheit 32

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    The dry down of Tom of Finland and 1725 come to mind... though they're not usual vainillas...
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    Águas Pétalas de Vanilla by Natura

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    Default Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Caron pour un homme is a lavender vanilla combo that starts very fresh (with the lavender); eventually the vanilla takes over, but it never becomes dark or cloying. I heard that Impact (by the same brand) is a more lavender-rich version of Cpuh, but I have not tried it on skin.

    cacio
    I agree with this, it was the first thing that came to my mind upon hearing "fresh" and "vanilla".

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    Light florals like Fahrenheit 32

    Even creamy, vanilla-cola-roses gourmand Blue Jeans by Versace, though strong and lasting, has a certain refreshing vibe to it
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    villoresi's piper nigrum

    also maybe xeryus rouge

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    Blue Meditteraneo - Mandorlo di Sicilia
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    Default Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    Diptyque Eau Deulle
    This. Or try Habit Rouge Light (Legere) by Guerlain.
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    Byredos newest seven veils a completely different take on vanilla mixed with sandalwwod

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    Caron Pour Un Homme

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    There is only one refreshing, quality and easy to wear vanilla that I have found and that is Creeds Sublime Vanille. Its two main ingredients are citrus and vanilla (with light florals and musk).

    Habit Rouge EDC (old formulation) might be a cheaper option if you can find it, but it isn't as vanilla dominant.
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    Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Line - Pamplelun

    it's grapefruit and vanilla
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    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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