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    Default Fresh/sheer vanilla frag?

    I'm on the lookout for a scent with a vanilla note that isn't too heavy. A niche would be nice, since I'm just starting to branch out into niche fragrances, but I'm totally willing to check out designers too.

    Is there a nice, light and fresh vanilla frag out there with my name on it?

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    I love Molinard Vanille, it is also good for layering. It's not quite foody although it goes on a bit like cotton candy and alcohol, it's not vanilla cookie by any means on the dry down.

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    +1 for Molinard Vanille

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    Jo Malone Vanilla Anise is a 'fresh & sheer' vanilla, to my senses!

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    Hermes Vanille Galante - sorry if it's mis-spelled!

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    Vaniglia del Madagascar by Farmacia SS. Annunziata & Fiore di Riso by Profumum are both lovely, soft & sheer vanillas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    Jo Malone Vanilla Anise is a 'fresh & sheer' vanilla, to my senses!
    +1 JM Vanilla & Anise. A friend and I were out yesterday smelling scents. She does not like vanilla based scents at all, but I suggested she smell the JM and said, "You know I could wear this vanilla. It's vanilla w/o being too vanilla, kind of a nice light wearable vanilla."

    Hope this helps!

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    Diptyque Eau Duelle. One of the lightest and most modern vanillas .

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    A very light and sheer vanilla is DKNY Drop of Vanilla. Not my fave vanilla..but light.
    "One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." Proverbs.

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    Atelier Cologne - Vanille Insensee could be just what you're looking for. It is a fresh, sheer airy vanilla (nothing to do with incense btw)

    It has notes of lime, cedrat (citron), coriander, jasmine, oak moss, vetiver, vanilla, oak and amber. Apparently all Atelier Cologne fragrances have 15% concentration of perfume oil so it may be sheer but it has depth and longevity!
    Last edited by tiffingirl; 2nd October 2012 at 09:46 AM.

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    L'Aromarine Vanille:y ou can find it at Anthropologie or several apothecaries online/in store. It's $18 and smells like vanilla extract. That's all it is; just straight up vanilla.

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    Santa Maria Novella Vanilia is really pretty and doesn't have a bakery aspect to it, and isn't cloying. L'Artisan's Vanille Absolutement is also lovely (if it's the same as Havana Vanille, I have a bottle of that but I think it was just renamed).
    I also second the Jo Malone and the Hermes.

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    Samples are on the way! Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzie View Post
    Samples are on the way! Thanks guys
    Do let us know how you go with your samples!

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    Kiehl's Vanilla & Cedarwood is light and very pleasant
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    Vanilla Galante, Hermessence: +1

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    Not sure if this is what kalli was talking about below, in her recommendation, but try PureDKNY by DKNY.
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    I'll add Vanille Exquise by Annick Goutal, which to my nose is light and sheer, not overly foodie.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Le Labo Vanille 44 perhaps?

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    M.Micallef Vanille Marine. Surprisingly fresh and sheer!

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    I like Kenzo Flower by Kenzo a lot because it exudes an aura of warmth & harmony, so perfect for sensual women. Love the vanilla.

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    I like Kenzo Flower by Kenzo a lot because it exudes an aura of warmth & harmony, so perfect for sensual women. Love the vanilla.

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