Spirituese Double Vanille
When I ordered my bottles of LIDGE from Guerlain Canada the lovely SA's decided to give me all of the samples that I requested. I have been swooned by Cuir Beluga, Spiriteuse Double Vanille, and Gourmand Coquin. I don't want to break the bank and get all three, which leads me to ask the community for help once again. Which one has the best projection/longevity/appeal for a college student?
To me Spiritueuse Double Vanille is a borderline perfect fragrance. Lasts forever, evolves and unfolds very slowly. It's such a classy vanilla, hell, I'm wearing it with jeans and a t-shirt right now, and it works very well. It's not a projection monster by any means, but it leaves a nice, close scent cloud around you all day and evening.
Another guy once came up to me and gave me a man-hug. He looked at me like it was Christmas day, and said "you smell like... comfort."
That was one of the best compliments I ever got. Everytime I wear it, I feel amazing all day. You can't wear it everyday though.
Why not buy decants? That way you can own all of them!
Cuir Beluga by Guerlain - Upon application, one is treated to an entrancing melange. Sweet, orangey mandarin, along with its lovely, soft, floral hints, commingles with an everlasting flower, which proffers its syrupy, herbaceous, hay-like sweetness. And, magical aldehydes lift the captivating blend, adding an effervescence to the citrus and luster to the floral, as well as a soft, vanillin undercurrent. A burnt-sugar phantom can be sensed. Transitioning to the heart, heliotrope shrouds the opening with its cherry-vanilla and faintly almond aroma and powdery aspect. A luxurious and sensual, Spanish-leather illusion, reminiscent of the spice, citrus and floral components used in its tanning process, serves as a light underpinning for the delicate heliotrope. Segueing to the warm base, a sweet, almost creamy and floury vanilla, an aroma somewhat akin to vanilla custard combining with a pastry delicacy, interplays with a balsamic and warm amber. The sumptuous leather is still in the background. And, an impressive drydown ensues. This select and demurely elegant composition is a cool-weather, unisex scent, with average projection and good longevity, 8-10 hours.
There all great, but right now I'm just loving SDV. I recently purchased a new bottle and yes it's gorgeous too. I love the Guerlain Line and SDV is one of the best fragrances I have ever smelled.
Derby. It comes in that ugly wooden bottle, but it's a great scent.
Another vote for SDV, too.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
Spiriteuse Double Vanille
Just sampled quite a few Guerlains and SDV is tops. I liked Tonka Imperial as well.
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and get samples of:
- Tonka Imperiale
- Boid d'Armenie
You should also get samples of Tonka Imperiale before you decide on SDV. I love them both and I also adore Cuir Beluga which is more subtle though.
Tonka Imperiale is my favorite from Guerlain. SDV is also nice.
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I've been trying to pick a winner from all of these and damn I just can't make up my mind. They are all soooooo goood. Ok FragComm what are your thoughts on each of these based on these longevity/projection/appeal? Help this poor fool pick just one before he gets all three and goes for broke!
Last edited by thegoon24; 18th April 2012 at 11:26 PM.
For me, Spiriteuse Double Vanille is the best.
You can get all three and give me the Double Vanille. .
SDV by a longshot.
I have and wear all three. For me, there is no contest: Spiriteuse Double Vanille.
My current top ten:
1. Oud Wood
2. Straight to Heaven
3. Epic Man
4. Santal 33
5. Tonka Imperial
6. Pure Malt
7. Jubilation XXV
8. L'air Du Desert Marocain
10. Terre D'Hermes
Cuir Beluga .... It smells of butterscotch rum and suede
Im the be$t @ thi$
My response hasn't changed since your quite similar, April 16, 2012 Thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/299...rlain-purhcase!
Help this poor fool pick just one before he gets all three and goes for broke!