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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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    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....

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

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    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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    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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    +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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    +1 Eau Deulle

    Also a cheapy Raw Vanilla

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    Good call on Eau Duelle. Also try Shalimar Eau Legere.

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    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
    A good suggestion. I would also add By Killian A Taste of Heaven which is like an upscale version of Caron Pour un Homme. But be aware both of these have fairly prominent lavender as well. As another SoCal guy, the CPuH is probably better in heat. A Taste of Heaven is pretty string and more lavender dominated.

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    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?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
    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?!?!
    Well, it's what comes to mind for many when you say " refreshing vanilla."

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    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.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Well, it's what comes to mind for many when you say " refreshing vanilla."
    I happen to think its great...sometimes we forget about the classics, I mean some of those creeds have been around even longer. Doesnt matter to me if its been around a long time. If ive never tried it, its new to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    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.
    Sorry perfaddict, but Iceberg Twice homme is one of the harshest fragrances I have ever tried. I really can't recommend it.

    If one is limited by budget, just stick with Caron pour un homme.
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