I bought mine for £1 at Primark in the UK. I can't detect vanilla at all. It smells exactly like Haribo fizzy cola bottles. Despite the absence of vanilla, I still think it's a great lipbalm. It's surprisingly moisturising, and I'm starting to reach for it whenever I feel like I need something more heavy duty. It doesn't just disappear within a matter of seconds, so my lips stay hydrated for longer. The texture is very creamy, and not at all thin and oily like some lipbalms I've encountered in the same price range. I usually stick to Nivea or Burt's Bee's but this little cheap thrill is giving them a run for their money.