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    Default Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    Hey guys,

    Quick question - can any of you guys recommend a really good, fresh citrus-vanilla fragrance and/or pure vanilla fragrance? It has to be long lasting cause I really hate those fragrances which lose the scent before it even hits your skin.

    Hands down, by far and away the best vanilla scent I've ever sniffed has to be "sublime vanilla" by Creed. It's beyond nice. The only downside is it literally lasts 15 seconds on my skin (and it is a bit girly). If only it lasted longer, it would be my signature scent! My current favorite is 24 Gold...a stellar scent at a great price. I've tried PI but I just wasn't feeling it. Any other ideas?

    I would also love a tangy citrus-vanilla scent for the summer. I love "Virgin Island water" by Creed....an amazing lime note and out of my 80+ bottles, VIW lasts longer than 90% of them! If only the scent faded into vanilla instead of coconut then it would be the perfect fragrance I'm looking for! I also love the creaminess of "Boss in motion", a really nice orange note but not enough tart to it. Finally I've just tried "first instinct" by A&F and I love it....except it lasts 2 minutes on my skin. It would be nice to find a fragrance with a big opening of citrus that after a couple of hours faded into a warm, sweet vanilla...

    So any ideas? If anyone can help me it's going to be the professionals in here

    Bonus question - I've just descovered the "gin and tonic" note and I LOVE it. In your opinion, what's the best fragrance with this note in it?

    Thanks again guys!

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    Default Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    Try Guerlain's Habit Rouge L'Eau. I've also really been enjoying a sample of Panama 1924 from Boellis. I plan on getting a full bottle of that one.
    No citrus, but have you tried Dior's Fahrenheit Parfum? It's not just vanilla, but the note is prominent. Gorgeous stuff.
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    Default Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    There are many out there to try with beautiful vanilla and citrus notes.... some like;
    Uden Xerjoff
    Vanille Mona di Orio
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Shalimar ode a la vanille
    Yves Rocher's Vanilla Bourbon
    Khiel's cederwood and vanilla (i think it is discontinued)
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille (but i dont think it has citrus, but incense-y vanilla)

    For very good gin note, I would suggest "L'Humaniste"
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    Givenchy Pi. Maybe you will like Boss Orange and Allure Homme Edition Blanche.

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    Default Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    Depends on your budget but Profumum Roma does Vanilla the best IMO try Meringa, Dulcis in Fundo and Vanitas. A good cheapie to get is Hanse Mori HM
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    I knew you guys were the ones to ask! Thank you so much for the suggestions...I'm planning on a 5 bottle splurge (and I'm one of those weird people that likes to blind buy...)

    Thanks so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Daddy101 View Post
    (and I'm one of those weird people that likes to blind buy...)
    Most of my collection is blind buys, mostly successful ones too. Gotta know what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck View Post
    Givenchy Pi.
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    Monsieur de Fath Jacques Fath would be my top suggestion, it has lots of citrus as well as Vanilla and on me lasts a long time (I should note I'm an oversprayer) the next one that came to mind was Lira by Xerjoff and the third was of course another vote for Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    If you didn't care for Pi I would suggest trying Pi Air as it definitely leans more citrus than the original and on me had excellent performance lasting the majority of the afternoon/night. Having said that it's probably not going to be citrusy enough for what I assume you're after so maybe you might want to layer it with something else, personally I layer it with Boss Bottled Tonic and was happy with the result, you might even try it with something like Mancera Lemon Line (I'm going to go try that now)

    Others I would suggest trying if you haven't already, they might not all necessarily have Vanilla in the notes so I apologise if you're specifically looking for a strong Vanilla smell, however I feel a few of these go in a similar direction at some point with the fresh but sweet thing if that's what you're after

    - Layton Parfums de Marly
    - Citric Santa Eulalia
    - Earl Grey & Cucumber Jo Malone
    - Gypsy Water & Bal d'Afrique by Byredo
    - Armani Code Colonia
    - L’Homme Ideal Cologne Guerlain
    - Gentlemen Only Casual Chic as well as Play Intense by Givenchy
    - Guess by Marciano
    - Kouros Silver

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    maybe not what you asked, but these are my favorite vanilla fragrances:

    Mona d' Orio Vanille - full bodied vanilla
    Diptyque Eau Duelle - dry incense vanilla
    Atelier d'Ors Lune Feline - mysterious, comfort vanilla
    Cologne of the Missions Le Couvent des Minimes - splash on vanilla
    Fat Electrician by Etat Libre d'Orange
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    Default Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    I do think Creed Sublime Vanille is the best also. I actually get good performance from it.

    Others that come to mind immediately:

    Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blance
    Eau d'Italie - Morn to Dusk
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    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
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    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Fahrenheit 32
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    Opoponax (Les Néréides)

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    Default Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    Caron Pour Un Homme

    As for the bonus question.. not sure that it ever goes "gin and tonic", but one of my favorites featuring juniper is Baie de Geneivre.
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    Default Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    I'd like to trow in a vintage one:
    Rochas Lui - a subtle balmy bergamot, a dry cedar/patchouly/vanilla combo and a soapy clean base. Lui offers a nice unusual freshness.
    You might sample first, it's love or hate.
    But to my taste it's one hell of a citrus/vanilla.

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    Niche:
    Profumi Di Firenze's Terra di Siena

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    Ted Lapidus Pour Luí
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    Default Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    Get your nose on Spiritueuse Double Vanille and get back on this thread.

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    Surely a "fresh Vanilla" is an oxymoron. The best citrus vanilla I can think of is Shalimar.

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    Also adding the regular Habit Rouge EDT and Heritage from the same fragrance house of Guerlain, Yves Rocher Vanille Noire, Eau des Baux, Dior DHI

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    Habit Rouge EDC should satisfy any citrus vanilla cravings.

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    You should try Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee - Great vanilla with lime up top, decent lasting power.

    Also Lush Vanillary for a pure vanilla.

    For a G&T note certain Penhaligons come to mind e.g. Juniper Sling.

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    Default Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by calzim View Post
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    None. Guerlain SDV is great but feminine

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    Aside from Guerlain's SDV (and the much cheaper alternative, Cologne of the Missions Le Couvent des Minimes), you might consider Reyane Tradition Insurrection. It's also very inexpensive, but definitely a strong vanilla scent.

    Gin and tonic? Might consider Lubin's Gin Fizz or Penhaligon's Juniper Sling. Neither are JUST "gin" scents, but you might sample them and see what you think.
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    Default Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    +1 for Mona D' Orio. Michael Jordan Legend is a nice cheapie.

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    Blown away by all your responses!!! A big thank you to each and every person who has taken the time to reply to this thread. I can't thank you enough! You have all given me plenty to think about...now comes the hard part, deciding which ones to get

    You are all awesome!

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    Allure Homme Edition Blanche this ticks the boxes for me. Smells like a great lemon pie with the vanilla coming in later. I like it because it is far away from the 'lemon cleaner' vibe

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    +1 Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

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    +1 for Shalimar, MdO Vanille and SDV.

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    Default Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    Just to add another one to the set, Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur (lemony citrus, warm vanilla).

    cacio

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    Just to add to your quandary:

    Layering Atelier Cologne's Vanille Incensee with Orange Sanguine is a great cremesicle kick.

    If it doesn't have to be exactly vanilla (if Amber will do), try out:

    -Mandarine Ambree by Hermes
    -Rive d'Ambre by Tom Ford
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