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    Exclamation Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    I stumbled upon a tester of the edp today. I didn't know anything about the brand, but the presentation looked expensive.
    I bought it at the giant Grimaud fleamarket for just €10.
    I am not a vanilla fan ~ not at all, but I do realise how cleverly and in abundance vanilla is used in the Guerlain and Caron fonds. The nozzle smelled so incredible.......so I had to buy it. After my purchase I had one small spray on my shirt. This is one incredible vanilla. Until now I thought the St. Barth Vanilla Extrait or L'Artisan Vanilia were among the best, but I would say that this beats them hands down. It's a deep dark natural natural smelling vanilla. Very boozy in a cognacy, earthy way and not overly sweet. Silliage is incredible and longetivy........9 hours later and the single spray is still going strong.
    I realise that many basenoters do not like the term niche, but this can only be described as "niche within niche"
    It retails at €20, (100ml edp !!!) and smells like €200. The company have about five or six variants on the vanilla theme. Have a look at the glowing reports on the fragrantica directory, (it's not just me raving about this one).
    It is available at Sephora and in the UK at Marks and Sparks, (Marks and Spencer).
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    Default Re: Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    Have their entire line in my collection and have to agree with you that Vanille Noire is excellent.

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    Default Re: Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    Thanks for the heads-up on this one. It sounds quite nice. I had never heard of it - I will have to give this one a try!

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    Default Re: Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    Laurence Dumont is highly underrated; but that's OK, because it's a hidden gem in a way then. I am a huge fan of Vanille Bourbon and Tendre Madeleine.

    In the U.S., you can buy most of the line on parfum1.

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    Default Re: Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    I tried this in Marks & Spencer a few days ago. Far too sweet for me but I do have a low tolerance for sugar. I felt like a human cup cake. Apart from that I agree it's a decent scent and it didn't smell cheap. Longevity very good.

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    Default Re: Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    Thanks for the suggestion. I love vanilla and will have to give them a try.
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    Default Re: Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    david, this line of Laurence Dumont (Les Senteurs Goumandes) is a secret treasure and goes overlooked by people.

    It is not expensive niche, but wonderful rich scents that are affordable and enjoyable.

    Thank you for sharing.

    In the U.S. you can also order from Beauty Cafe.
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    Default Re: Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    david, this line of Laurence Dumont (Les Senteurs Goumandes) is a secret treasure and goes overlooked by people.

    It is not expensive niche, but wonderful rich scents that are affordable and enjoyable.

    Thank you for sharing.

    In the U.S. you can also order from Beauty Cafe.
    Thanks for your post and for letting U.S. members know where to find this line !
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    Default Re: Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    Does anybody know of anywhere in the UK which stocks these? I've checked with Marks and Spencer and they no longer do.
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    Default Re: Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    I never heard of this before. I'll give it a try if I could find it.
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