Best I've tried to date is Tihota by Indult.
Thread: Niche Vanilla..
I tried Mona Di Orio's vanilla a few months back and was impressed but not FB impressed..
My SOTD is Le Labo Vanille 44.. It sits close to the skin but I like it.. Some say $500-hell no!!!
I have a ton of good designer's but am at least looking to sample some more niche..
What are your tops?
Guerlain's SDV and Tom Ford's TV
Vanille Absolument by L' Artisan is a rich and smooth vanilla.
A little feminie, but these are nice:
Lutens Un Bois Vanille
Creed Sublime Vanille
My favorites are SDV and Sublime Vanille.
Nicolai Vanille Tonka. Vanilla with incense - lovely.
IMHO SDV is the best in this Genre but on A less expensive frag...the vanilla take on my MIP EDP in the a heart and drydown is very nice take on vanilla...The tonka is very nice and subtle not over cloying...very smooth....
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Jil Sander Man Absolute is the best vanilla & citrus combo I have ever smelled. Real beautiful stuff though I'm unsure whether it's classed as niche or designer. Unfortunately it's very hard to come by for a reasonable price otherwise I would own a bottle.
I forgot a great one. Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille. Light boozy vanilla at it's best.
Diptyque Eau Duelle.
Vanille Absolue by La Maison de La Vanille
Vanille Oriental by Les Senteurs Gourmandes
Vanille Bourbon bt Les Senteurs Gourmandes
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I think you might like Liquid Night by A Lab on Fire too.
Vanilla, Hinoki Wood (it's kind of like cedar) and Incense...with a little lime on top.
It reminds me of a high quality designer, in that I think it's something that could appeal to the masses were it available in a department store, but it's not like the average stuff that's out there.
Shalimar stands on a league of its own
I will second SDV
La Maison de la Vanille's Vanille Noire du Mexique (dark, rich, sweet vanilla powerhouse) and Vanillaville by Soivohle / Liz Zorn. She describes it as "vanilla for grown ups," which it is, as well as being absolutely gorgeous. Also unisex.
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My sale thread has some of my underappreciated fragrances looking for a good, new home...
Un Bois Vanille, Sublime Vanille, SDV. I could make those three my entire collection. Love them.
SDV but it's not something I can wear too often
Un Bois Vanille and Vanille Absolument
I also really like Il Profumo Vanille Bourbon and Lavanilla Grapefruit Vanille, but both might be a little too sweet for your taste.
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+1 Un Bois De Vanille: a thick, creamy vanilla dream with hints of coconut.
Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain: A boozy and slightly woody vanilla fragrance. A true beauty by the house of Guerlain.
Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford: Sweet, thick, delicious! This vanilla is spiced up with some tobacco and clove.
Tihota by Indult: Pure and sweet, a vanilla "soliflore" of excellent quality.
Vanille West Indies by Ligne St. Barth: Similar to Tihota, but sweeter (it features notes of caramel) and even more intense (monster sillage!!). It has a very high perfume oil concentration, the liquid itself is very oily.
West Side by Bond No. 9: This one is more feminine, a mixture of vanilla and rose on a base of sandalwood. It also has a very boozy note, expecially in the beginning.
Montale Vanilla Extasy. It's like a clean vanilla tea with a hint of dried fruit. Amazing.