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    Default vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    i'm looking for a vanilla fragrance that isn't too cloying or juvenile, while still being relatable and not too weird. basically, something that i can wear that seems appropriate for an adult without freaking anyone out. i think l'artisan's vanilia comes the closest to what i'm seeking, and i would have bought it, but i'm told it's been discontinued.

    i've tried guerlain SDV (didn't like), tom ford tobacco vanille (really liked, but felt... too... abstract?), and hermes vanille galante (really didn't like). i've also tried coty vanilla fields, some cloying B&BW versions, and comptoir sud pacifique vanille abricot (i remember liking this as a teenager, but i haven't seen it around for awhile).

    thanks!

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    Default Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    Boucheron Jaipur Homme - heavy incensy vanilla fragrance in the "stuffy old man" style. Well, I like it. Try the EdP version.

    Creed Sublime Vanille - superior straightforward vanilla. I'll be able afford it after I win Mega Millions tonight.

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    Default Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    Molinard Vanille
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    Default Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    I love vanilla, so I definitely have suggestions:
    Farmacia SS Anunziata Vaniglia del Madagascar- I think you'd really like this. Rich, complex, and not gourmand or cloying.
    Il Profumo Vanille Bourbon- This is definitely sweeter and more gourmand, but it's the "truest" vanilla fragrance I've been able to find. To me, this is a real winner for the wintertime especially.
    Le Labo Vanille 44- This is another one I think you'd really like. It's drier, definitely doesn't feel "edible," and has prominent woods and incense notes.
    Atelier Vanille Insensee- OK, I don't much care for this, but I think you like less sweet vanillas than I do.
    Lea St. Barth- Simple almond vanilla
    Kiehls Vanilla Essence- Another great "true vanilla" option. I don't find the rollerball oil version of this sweet at all. Vanilla extract with a slight medicinal edge.
    Van Cleef Orchidee Vanille- Fruity and sweet twist on vanilla
    Also, you might like Hermessence Ambree Narguile, which is a silky amber-honey fragrance.

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    Default Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    Another that came to mind: L'Artisan Vanilia

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    Default Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    wow, these are some great suggestions to start me off! thanks so much!

    feefee: i actually love sweet scents! it's just that, in theory, i don't want to smell like a bakery, even if in actuality i really respond to the scent! so i'm going to try the farmacia SS anunziata, il profumo (i've heard nice things about it anyway), and the creed sublime vanille, alongside some of these others if i can find them around.

    have tried ambree narguile -- yeah, it smells really nice. just a little bit too heavy for me to get away with, i think.

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    Default Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    try Vanille Sauvage de Madagascar by La Maison de la Vanille ...

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    Default Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    Vanitas by Profumum smells VERY close to Vanilia
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    Default Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Another that came to mind: L'Artisan Vanilia
    To replace the L'Artisan Vanilia that the OP is looking for a replacement for?
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    Default Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    (could be off here) but what about L'Artisans Havana Vanilla?

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