Vanille Absolu by La Maison de La Vanille
Thread: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?
I love vanilla and I think my next purchase is gonna be a vanilla based fragrance. Are there vanilla lovers out there? Any recommendations?
Vanille Absolu by La Maison de La Vanille
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.
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.
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.
Vanille Absolument by L'Artisan
Dior Addict. Works well on a man.
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.
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.
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
My favorite vanilla fragrance is Spiriteuse Double Vanille.
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. Tonka Imperiale
3. Dior Homme
4. Pure Malt
5. Oud Wood
6. Ambre Nuit
7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
8. Noir de Noir
9. Apple Brandy
10.Straight to Heaven
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
+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.
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 elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
If I am in the mood for vanilla I wear Eau Duelle by Diptyque.
Worth a try would be Felanilla by Parfumerie Générale. 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.
Another for 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'driù) - tie
6) 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
maybe L`Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, T.Ford Tobacco Vanille...
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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.
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.
I enjoy the Vanilla note in Jaipur Homme:
"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 15 Summer: | Tom Ford Grey Vetiver | Shiseido Basala | Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme | Chanel Bleu | Guerlain Homme Intense | Armani Emporio Lui | Cartier Pasha | Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee | D&G Light Blue PH | Givenchy PH Blue Label | C.Herrera 212 Men | T.Mugler Ice*Men | Bvlgari Aqva PH | Kiton Black | Bvlgari PH Soir |
Others have mentioned these that I love:
Les Nombres d'Or Vanille
I would also add:
Creed Sublime Vanille
SL - Un Bois Vanille
Current Summer Favorites:
1. Creed - Original Cologne
2. Xerjoff - Nio
3. Creed - Aventus
4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
9. Tom Ford - Rive d'Ambre
10. Creed - Virgin Island Water
Shalimar by far...
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