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!
I'd strongly recommend Roger & Gallet's Vanilla Gentle Fragrant Water. Tart, citrusy top with a light, not-excessively-sweet vanilla base.
Atelier Cologne 'Vanilla Insensee' could be a possibility.
Micalleff Note Vanillee EDP
L'Artisan's Vanilia may meet requirements. Blooms without becoming cloying in heat.
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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.
Felanilla 21 by Parfumerie Generale
all sound like excellent suggestions, I like how i have never heard of any of them
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
Le Labo Vanille 44 is quite refreshing, with a a hint of mandarin.
Caron 3rd Man immediately comes to mind. To me, citrus / vanilla that performs well in warmer weather.
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).
+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.
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
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
villoresi's piper nigrum
also maybe xeryus rouge
Blue Meditteraneo - Mandorlo di Sicilia
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Byredos newest seven veils a completely different take on vanilla mixed with sandalwwod
Caron Pour Un Homme
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.
Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria Line - Pamplelun
it's grapefruit and vanilla
Tom Ford Splits!!!! - Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Noir de Noir - PATCHOULI ABSOLU
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+1 Eau Deulle
Also a cheapy Raw Vanilla
Good call on Eau Duelle. Also try Shalimar Eau Legere.
The Caron seems to be a among the majority consensus. I will have to give it a shot. It seems like its been around for a while 1934?!?!
Another is Iceberg's Twice Homme. Mainly vanilla freshened with effervescent lime. Garnished with some spices but remains fresh throughout. A beauty in warm weather.
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