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Vanilla Flash (2015)
by Tauerville


Vanilla Flash information

Year of Launch2015
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 47 votes)

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PerfumerAndy Tauer

About Vanilla Flash

Vanilla Flash is a shared / unisex perfume by Tauerville. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Andy Tauer

Vanilla Flash fragrance notes

Reviews of Vanilla Flash

Deep, dark, forest-magic notes, right from the start. Alcoholic spice vanilla, and patchouli blended, as if thrown in an aluminum cocktail shaker with ice. This, is good! Has a tea rose / Turkish rose, muddled into the mix.
Snarky, skanky patchouli settles on the surface of my skin, while vanilla, hovers like a cloud, above. There are hints of tobacco - leaf, pipe, loose shreds. Vanilla always hovers over the patchouli but, honestly, this is more of a patch-centric perfume. If I already hadn't had bunches of perfumes like this, I'd seek a bottle in an instant.

More vanilla, than patchouli, much later. I enjoy this more, than Floris Patchouli. Both thumbs, up!
27th August, 2019
In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar-wai 2000
29th March, 2018
Vanilla Flash is centred around a linear accord of vanilla and spices, laced with a touch of rose and patchouli. It's dry, non-sweet and even an abstract vanilla, as the spices dominate. In fact, vanilla is rather in the background of this accord, and doesn't stand out. The fragrance approximates the smell of root beer in the first hour or so, before the vanilla becoming just a bit more prominent and softening the spicy edge. Nonetheless, there is not much contrast and hardly any interplay of notes.

Vanilla Flash possesses moderate longevity but sits close on the skin, emanating a very soft sillage. While it isn't below par, Vanilla Flash is insubstantial and lacks any sort of depth or complexity. One would suggest Eau des Baux, Volutes and Eau Duelle as more compelling alternatives.

23rd September, 2017
This Flash seems to be Tauer’s attempt to meld together the bland but calorific cookie vanillas of the perfume world with the more serious attempts to get at the dark heart of the pod. The former wins out at the start with a kind of zany hair lacquer sheen to it that reminded me a bit of a particularly traumatizing Montale I tried recently.
Fortunately, as the more serious vanilla fortified by a dab of cured tobacco begins to assert itself during the perfume’s progression on the skin the two halves of this perfume begin to balance.
Likeable, but does not wow me – it seems to be all surface and no depth.
03rd June, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Yes, yummy vanilla galore, sweet but not sticky or cloying m, medium heavy, rich, intensive, a touch creamy and with elements of natural goodness - veering into the realm of the gourmand.

There is enough variation to prevent boredom, with at times a floral undertone, and towards the end a touch of a smooth and fairly bright patchouli. He opportunity to play out a harsher and crispier patchouli against the vanilla sweetness could have been grasped here by other perfumers, but Tauer opted for a more tone-in-tone interplay of the patchouli and the clearly dominant vanilla - a valid approach. The rather perfunctory tobacco sidekick, however, is nothing to write home about.

The performance is impressive, with moderate sillage, excellent projection and a superb fourteen hours of longevity on my skin.

A well-balanced but rich wintery vanilla delight, maybe a tad linear and not particularly nuanced, but made of high-quality ingredients and well blended. 3.25/5.
28th April, 2016
Likable vanilla, with some nice supporting notes - tobacco sounds right. I am passing my sample on to someone who I know who likes vanilla perfumes, knowing she will smell great. This is on the sweet side.
24th April, 2016

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