I thinking of blind buying Vanille Extreme by CSP. I've got an amazing offer that's only available for a few days from now. I love sweet scents and I especially love vanilla. But, I don't like those super sugar girly vanillas that smells like cake. Would Vanille Extreme fit me? Help!
Thanks in advance.
I really enjoyed the opening of Vanille Extreme - it's like you have smeared vanilla ice cream all over yourself. It is very sugary at that stage. When the floral note comes in, it tames it down a little but it's still quite vanillary. It's not the longest lasting of scents.
I definitely feel a guy can pull this scent off, but you have to love vanilla ice cream type scents. If you don't, I don't think you will enjoy wearing this one.
Vanille Absolu by Montale is another I'd recommend to sample. Very sweet but in a grown up way. It has cloves, cinnamon & a touch of woods in it. Not girly - definitely unisex.
It layers well with other scents too. For example, I've used it to sweeten up Dark Aoud (to make a vanillary sandalwood), and L'Artisan's Fou d'Absinthe. It's very versatile.