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    I love vanilla and I think my next purchase is gonna be a vanilla based fragrance. Are there vanilla lovers out there? Any recommendations?

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Vanille Absolu by La Maison de La Vanille

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Vanilla can be very different from fragrance to fragrance.

    Personally, I love the thick rich vanilla that smells like a vanilla candle or vanilla icing on vanilla cupcakes made with vanilla beans. I dislike vanilla that is thin and watered down like imitation vanilla extract.

    There is also the question of what the vanilla is layered with. Some people like herbs or woods with their vanilla as a more complex scent. Personally, I like vanilla as the main scent.

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    Caron pour un homme remains the reference classic: lavender and vanilla in perfect harmony.

    Then there are the classic vanillic orientals, usually marketed to women but great for men as well, from Shalimar to the niche, but great, Ormonde Jayne Tolu.

    cacio

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Vanille Absolu by La Maison de La Vanille
    This one here! Props to hednic for recommending this to me awhile back.

    It's like a plasticky vanilla vibe in the opening, but then when it dries down it is just pure vanilla, not an overly sweet vanilla, but sort of a darker take of vanilla. Good longevity and projection as well. $100 for 100mL can't be beat.


    Vanille - Les Nombres d'Or Eau de Parfum by Mona di Orio


    Is also a very good vanilla. The thing is the price used to be $170 for 100mL, the price jumped to $230 for 100mL now. This makes me wonder if the fragrance is really worth the price. Still it's a good boozy orange/vanilla fragrance.

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    Vanille Absolument by L'Artisan

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    Dior Addict. Works well on a man.

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    Vanilla is not my favourite note but I do enjoy Mona di Orio Vanille very much. It's semi-sweet which is nice, and the supporting notes help balance it perfectly.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    The Mona di Orio is nice if you have that kind of money to spend. Sample first!
    Tom Ford Noir is a peppery vanilla.
    Bulgari Black is vanilla with leather and rubber - think vanilla + auto parts shop
    Parfum d'Nicolai Vanille Tonka is vanilla with incense, and lovely
    Lush's Vanillary is very basic jasmine/vanilla. Smells great and cheap.
    Shalimar is the classic vanilla with citrus and leather.

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    for fans of vanilla that are sick of the same overbearing vanilla notes i urge you to try a sample of nasomattos absinthe....not quite tonka bean, not quite vanilla, no benzoin...
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    My favorite vanilla fragrance is Spiriteuse Double Vanille.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJM_77 View Post
    My favorite vanilla fragrance is Spiriteuse Double Vanille.
    ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJM_77 View Post
    My favorite vanilla fragrance is Spiriteuse Double Vanille.
    ditto +1
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    +1 on Mona di Orio's Vanille. It's hands down the best vanilla fragrance out there. I don't get the fuss about the price - it's pretty reasonably priced for a 100ml bottle of a niche scent, especially compared to the Malles and the Lutens bell jars and the Guerlain exclusives. Besides, Min and Parfum1 as often as not have some coupon or other, and you can get up to 25% off.

    I own Spiriteuse Double Vanille as well, but I find myself reserving it for special occasions. It's achingly elegant and refined, and feels so luxurious that I feel it works better when I scrub up well. I liked it enough to get a FB, but I just LOVE it the way I love Mona di Orio's Vanille.

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    Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille (floral/rose vanilla)
    Molinard Vanille (pure vanilla)
    Guerlain Jicky, Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur) and Caron Pour Un Homme (both vanilla with lavender)
    Guerlain Mon Precieux Nectar (gourmand vanilla)
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    If I am in the mood for vanilla I wear Eau Duelle by Diptyque.
    Worth a try would be Felanilla by Parfumerie Gnrale. If you like the combination of iris and vanilla. To me it's the simplified version of Iris Ganache by Guerlain.
    Di Orio's Vanilla could be my favorite, if the smokey vetiver note wasn't that prominent on my skin.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Another for Les Nombres d'Or Vanille by Mona di Orio.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frdric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    maybe L`Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, T.Ford Tobacco Vanille...

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    I'm not a vanilla scent fan, but there are some good scents with vanilla in them to sweeten the scent a bit or to blend it with other ingredients.... my favourite here would have to be Aventus. People bang on about pineapple, apple and bergamot and other 'top' notes, but once this starts to dry down, the most prominent notes in it are patchouli/oakmoss and vanilla. The vanilla is what gives this scent its sweetness IMHO and for me the vanilla is just right - not too much, not too little.

    If all you want is vanilla however, this scent is not for you.

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    Atelier Vanille Insensee (referring to insane rather than incense btw) is a fresh, light take on vanilla, in the same territory as Diptyque Eau Duelle. It is a highly concentrated "cologne" with great tenacity and good sillage. It's perfect for warmer weather, never gets cloying.

    Top notes are coriander, lime and citron; middle notes are vetiver, jasmine and oak moss; base notes are vanille, oak and amber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    I'm not a vanilla scent fan, but there are some good scents with vanilla in them to sweeten the scent a bit or to blend it with other ingredients.... my favourite here would have to be Aventus. People bang on about pineapple, apple and bergamot and other 'top' notes, but once this starts to dry down, the most prominent notes in it are patchouli/oakmoss and vanilla. The vanilla is what gives this scent its sweetness IMHO and for me the vanilla is just right - not too much, not too little.

    If all you want is vanilla however, this scent is not for you.
    Wow so Aventus really is all things to all people! Even vanilla - gosh I wish I liked it

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Another for Les Nombres d'Or Vanille by Mona di Orio.
    Me too +1

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    I enjoy the Vanilla note in Jaipur Homme:


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiffingirl View Post
    Atelier Vanille Insensee
    ...
    This is really a nice one! Reminded me a little of Sweet Redemption by Kilian, but fresher, lighter.

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    Santa Maria Novella Vaniglia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    I enjoy the Vanilla note in Jaipur Homme:
    Another big fan of Jaipur here.

    I also love how vanilla note is masterfully blended in Bvlgari Black, Fahrehneit32, Davidoff Zino, Mugler A*Men TOF and L'Instant de Guerlain (EDT).
    "I love fragrances because they provide a sheer endless variety: there is a scent for every occasion, mood or feeling. Standing before my collection in the morning matching a perfume to my needs is one of the most enjoyable things in my day". I don't want to miss that

    Current Top 12 Spring: | Chanel Allure Blanche | Guerlain Homme Intense |
    Dior Fahrenheit | Givenchy pour Homme | Carolina Herrera for Men | Narciso Rodriguez Him | T. Mugler A*Men Sunessence | Trussardi Inside | C. Herrera Chic | Azzaro PH | M. Kors Michael for Men | Pal Zileri Sartoriale |

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Others have mentioned these that I love:
    Les Nombres d'Or Vanille
    Tobacco Vanille
    SDV



    I would also add:
    Creed Sublime Vanille
    SL - Un Bois Vanille
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Shalimar by far...


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    van cleef & arpels orchidee vanille

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    Patchouli 24. I take my vanilla like I take my coffee. Espresso.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Classics: Shalimar, Jicky
    Moderns: Bulgari Black, EAU DES BAUX
    Cheapies: Coty Raw Vanilla, Body Shop White Musk for Men

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Among others, my personal vanilla-based favorites are: Caron pour un Homme, Yves Rocher Secret d'Essences Vanille Noire, Givenchy Pi, DHI.

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    Dior's Hypnotic Poison would probably top that list for me. Also, I really enjoy the milky vanilla base note in Diesel Zero Plus Masculine provided by the combination of vanilla and heliotrope that join the spicy cinnamon powder top notes.

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    Eau des Baux if you like incense with your vanilla.
    Tobacco Vanille if you like tobacco with your vanilla.

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    A really sweet, inexpensive one I did not see mentioned yet:

    Lomani Ignition
    WANTED (full or partial bottles)
    Divine eau Divine (refillable)

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    I'm not a vanilla scent fan, but there are some good scents with vanilla in them to sweeten the scent a bit or to blend it with other ingredients.... my favourite here would have to be Aventus. People bang on about pineapple, apple and bergamot and other 'top' notes, but once this starts to dry down, the most prominent notes in it are patchouli/oakmoss and vanilla. The vanilla is what gives this scent its sweetness IMHO and for me the vanilla is just right - not too much, not too little.

    If all you want is vanilla however, this scent is not for you.
    I love Aventus but would not say it has vanilla. I use TV to compare vanilla. I have not found any other scent that has as much vanilla as TV or done as well.

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    Only vanilla based frags i know i like are Baldessarini Strictly Private, Rochas Man and Dior Homme Intense.

    ==
    Update. I got today, 17th Jan. a blind-buy- bottle of Rochas Lui. It's really great. It has a vanilla base mixed with patchouli.
    Last edited by df91; 17th January 2013 at 08:37 PM.
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    I can wholeheartedly echo the love for the vanilla note in Bulgari Black, especially in the drydown - it's just so comforting and warm and enveloping.

    If you like new indie niche fragrance, check out "Memoirs of a Trespasser" by Imaginary Authors - it's a really boozy vanilla overtop a resinous, woody base - smooth and distinctly vanilla.

    http://imaginaryauthors.com/memoirs-of-a-trespasser/

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    SS Farmacia di Annunziata Vaniglia di Madagascar ( has lovely light citus.woody notes so not a cupcake vanilla)
    Montale Vanille Absolu (pure ethyl vanillin - cotton candy)

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    I think the original question is perhaps too broad.

    To me, vanilla has three distinct sets of scents:

    1. The more or less "pure" vanilla scents. Spiriteuse Double Vanille is the emperor of this group for me, and I spray it on myself often at night because I love it so much. Others I enjoy are Creed's Sublime Vanille and Diptyque's Eau Duelle.

    2. The "modified" vanilla scents. These use vanilla as a prominent note, but mix it with something else equally or nearly as prominent. Tobacco Vanille comes to mind, as does Le Male. Tobacco Vanille is my favorite here.

    3. The vanilla "based" scents. These have vanilla somewhere in the pyramid to give a scent depth, but many people wouldn't say they're really vanilla. This category is huge, but I don't think that's what the op is looking for. But if I had to throw one in here, my favorite would be Dior Homme, which is vanilla with Iris and cocoa.

    Of course, categories two and three wash over into each other.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Eau des Baux

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Eau Duelle by Diptyque gets my vote, for it includes some cinnamon and juniper to makes things more exciting.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    I enjoy the Vanilla note in Jaipur Homme:



    Another Jaipur vote

    Right now I'm loving Jaipur too. I get a lovely cinnamon note first and then it settles down to a very Shalimar-like vanilla base. I would like to try the eau de parfum version next.

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    Mona di Orio Vanille
    SDV
    Pi

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    I enjoy the Vanilla note in Jaipur Homme:

    +1.

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    Bulgari Black.

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    Is there no love for Dzing! anymore? This is my favorite vanilla based scent. It is more prominent in the base of course.

    I am in agreement with hedonist about Patchouli 24 as well. A fantastic phenolic, earthy, dry vanilla.

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    Yes, Jaipur Homme has a wonderous vanilla dry down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runstile View Post
    Is there no love for Dzing! anymore? This is my favorite vanilla based scent. It is more prominent in the base of course.

    I am in agreement with hedonist about Patchouli 24 as well. A fantastic phenolic, earthy, dry vanilla.
    Dzing! Does have vanilla but it is so tainted that it feels like a MorphedNilla.

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    Spiriteuse Double Vanille is the best one I've smelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    I've just tested this in store and my initial impressions are that it's very feminine in the top notes. It feels like an aldehydic vanilla if that makes sense. Slightly less feminine in the drydown, but still on the fem side of unisex.

    This is a straight up woman's fragrance to my nose.

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    Eau des Baux
    Eau Duelle
    Raw Vanilla
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol invictus View Post
    I've just tested this in store and my initial impressions are that it's very feminine in the top notes. It feels like an aldehydic vanilla if that makes sense. Slightly less feminine in the drydown, but still on the fem side of unisex.

    This is a straight up woman's fragrance to my nose.
    ..if you mean it is beautiful, I agree...!

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