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    Default What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    For me it would have to be SDV by Guerlain. Smelling it for the first time was like finding love at first site. I remember sampling this on the skin and remembered thinking that this was the holy grail of all vanilla based fragrances. As long as there is air in my lungs to breathe, SDV will always be in my collection.

    What is the best vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?
    Currently wearing: Aubépine-Acacia by Creed

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    Default Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    The best I have smelled (and in this case also own) is Les Nombres d'Or Vanille by Mona di Orio.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driů) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Eau des Baux. The vanilla + incense note is superb.

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    Tobacco Vanille
    Smell Good, Swag.

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    Default Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    Vanille Absolu

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    Own, hard to tell, since I don't really know which fragrance in my wardrobe is truly predominantly vanilla-based, from what I have tried: Caron pour un Homme.
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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    SDV by Guerlain
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    "Un Bois Vanille" is the only straight up vanilla I own. I tried Tom Ford "Tobacco Vanilla" for a few weeks but it just didn't click with me. I found it to be too cloying. The heavy cedar in "Un Bois Vanille" seems to soften the gourmand-y quality.

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    Nice call on Pour Un Homme. I like Shalimar Ode a la Vanille (2012 & 2012) and have heard good things about the Mona di Orio.

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    The new ode a la vanille, habit rouge edp, cuir beluga - bref, the guerlain stuff.
    Tobacco vanille yummie

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    Default Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    Quote Originally Posted by SwagScent.com View Post
    Tobacco Vanille
    Quote Originally Posted by yuyu15 View Post
    SDV by Guerlain
    Quote Originally Posted by insomniac View Post
    Eau des Baux. The vanilla + incense note is superb.

    These ^ ^ ^ ^ Eau des Baux is the only one I own (full bottle), but I have a sample/decant of SDV (thanks, yuyu15) and Tobacco Vanille. All of them smell heavenly; with an outstanding longevity, and very good projection on my skin.
    Currently wearing: Bergamote 22 by Le Labo

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    Big fan of SDV and Un Bois Vanille. I'd add Creed Sublime Vanille to the list if the price tag weren't so steep.

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    +1 Mona's Vanilla
    +1 Sublime Vanille
    Currently wearing: Déclaration by Cartier

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    Le Labo Vanille 44

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    Default Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    Rochas Man. The runner up would have to be Michael Jordan Legend. Inexpensive and they serve the purpose of vanilla IMO.

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    Default Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    Chergui.

    I've tried almost every vanilla fragrance I can think of, and I loved Chergui at first sniff

    It is truly amazing.

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    The best vanilla I own is that in Mouchoir de Monsieur. It is far superior to Caron's Pour un Homme. One that I don't own but found very good was that of 1725 Casanova. It has a _milky_ quality I quite like. A cloud of milky vanilla. A bit infantile, though; a true comfort scent.

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    Snake Oil by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Last ALL freakin' day!

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    Default Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    Tobacco Vanille
    SDV
    Vanille 44

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    Basically i don't like vanilla but in Baldessarini's Strictly Private and Rochas Man the vanilla has been handled right.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

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    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)

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    ...Strictly Private...
    Currently wearing: Sel Marin by Heeley

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    Guerlain Double Vanille

    Tobacco Vanille

    Jil Sander Absolute

    Dior Homme Intense

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    Default Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    Mona di Orio's Les Nombres d'Or Vanille is hands down the best vanilla fragrance ever. It's utterly, impossibly, heartbreakingly perfect. Guerlain's Spiriteuse Double Vanille is my second most favourite vanilla. It treads a tightrope between sweetness and elegance like nobody's business. Too many of Guerlain's newer releases have been so sweet that they're rendered cloying, but not SDV. Hermčssence Vanille Galante from Hermes is another lovely vanilla. I see a lot of recommendations for Tobacco Vanille, but I find it awful. The tobacco note stands out in jarring relief against a backdrop of vanilla.

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    Default Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    Spiritueus Double Vanille
    Tobacco Vanille
    Jil Sander Man Absolute

    and lately: M Micallef's Vanille Aoud i bought for Wifey for Christmas. I foresee some nice turf battles ahead on this.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    My girlfriend's Kenzo Amour.

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    Either the Guerlain SDV, Tonka Imperiale or Cuir Beluga trio for the complex take or Indult Tihota for straight up vanilla. But the Tihota is no longer made so Guerlain wins.
    The trio is really about three different ways of wearing vanilla: boozy and liqurious in SDV, gourmand in TI, and sheer-spun in CB.

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    Default Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    For smell still Annick Goutal's Vanille Exquise, for overall experience either Molinard's Vanille (vintage) or Tonka Imperiale which has recently kicked SDV off my love-list.

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    Tobacco Vanille
    Givenchy PI
    Rochas Man
    Dior Homme Intense
    SDV

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    Default Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    Easy for me, Dior's Hypnotic Poison. The vanilla mixed with the almond and root beer type note is simply mesmerizing. It's my comfort scent.

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