I absolutely love Vanilla Bean Noel. It's a winter scent, but I love it so much I wear it all year round. It seems that each year B&BW slightly changes the scent, and the more recent ones definitely smell the most delicious! It smells just like its description - vanilla, caramel, and cream. I constantly get told I smell great - like cookies and cake when I wear this! If you are a foodie scent/gourmand lover, you would LOVE this body mist! It does not have good sillage at all though, and I am constantly respraying it on myself all day long. But it smells so good that I don't even mind! If you go to B&BW after the holidays during their semi annual sale, you can get a bottle for $4! I always stock up for the rest of the year since it's only available during the holidays. I am a huge fan of sweet vanilla smells and this one is by far my favorite, next to Victoria's Secret Vanilla Lace. continued >>
A friend recommended this to me, so I bought it on sale just to try it out so I got the travel sized one. And now I regret not getting the bigger one since it's one of my favourite scents. I had to get out of my way to buy the regular size online because it was already sold out in-store! It has a nice vanilla scent that's quickly taken over by a sweet caramel scent. I advise to spray a few times or it'll be too strong. I'm not sure if it's different for everyone but it lasts for 3-4 hours on me. It's definitely something to wear on a cool to chilly day, and not for warm days. It'll be too strong and nauseating. So if you like sweet scents, I'd recommend this one.
This is nothing like the warm vanilla sugar body splash by BBW. It has more of a sweet burnt marshmallow smell. It's not really the best. If your looking for a good vanilla scent def go for the warm vanilla sugar.
I always end up getting sick of fragances, but I can never get sick of vanilla. I love the Christmas collections at Bath and Body Works, and I never really bothered to try Vanilla Bean Noel. One of my girlfriends wore this, and I fell in love! So I drove to Bath and Body Works at once and purchased it. Sadly, they sold out on the lotions so I went for the spray. Vanilla Bean Noel is amazing! It smells like your classic baked goods. Like cookies in the oven baking. It brings back so many nostalgic memories. I love it, and I definitely reccomend it to those who LOVE the smell of vanilla and baked goods!
Non-alcohol, non-synthetic smelling vanilla. Creamy, milky, creme-brulee, ice-cream kind of vanilla. True that the mist doesn't last long, but if layered with body wash, cream and mist it's decent.
I tend to use this smell with other sweet perfumes. For example, when I use my Diesel Loverdose I'll mix it with this vanilla to sweeten it up.
If you don't like sweet, gourmande smells, this one is not for you. Sweet and sugary, you'll smell like dessert!
It smells like a nice gourmet vanilla paradise! It doesn't last long at all that's only downside to it.
This smells divine! It has that gloriously gourmand vanilla scent that seems like a concoction of pure vanilla, marshmallows, and ice cream! It is a rather light formulation though, so I find it best to spray it mostly on my clothes. That way, the scent just lasts and lasts! I spritzed some on last night just as I got out of the shower and was getting ready for bed and I can still smell it this morning! It smells just like the fragrance "Tihota" by Indult. That is supposedly the best vanilla gourmand scent ever made and it sold for $300. To my nose, Vanilla Bean Noel is the lighter, softer version of that super luxurious perfume.
I bought cream and body spray because I love anything vanilla and this smells like creme brulee with some burnt sugar on top. However, my biggest beef with this is how weak the smell is. I layered it with lotion and it lasted less than 20 min(I timed it). It seems like every year, their items get more expensive and scents get weaker and weaker. I am so sick of it. Btw, I have couple of Body Fantasies body sprays and these last an hour or two on me and it cost only few dollars. So I feel like BBW is ripping people off. Considering that I live in the tropics where its always humid which tends to amplify any scent, no such thing happened with this. Seriosly, I am swearing off buying BBW body sprays because lasting power is so horrible, what a waste of money.
As most are saying- When I first smelled this, I loved it! It smells delicious and just everything I love about Christmas! After awhile, it starts to smell like...well, over-powering white chocolate nasty. It becomes way too sweet and I hate it now. It makes me feel sick to my stomach. :( Maybe a good scent for a candle? Not for body spray.
When I first bought this... I was in LOVE. I wore it everywhere and anywhere and thought I smelled like marshmallows and got a kazillion compliments on it too. It was too overpowering for me at first, but I got used to the after smell which was more subtle.
Now when I smell it, I feel like throwing up :( .. its sickeningly too sweet and smells like chemical and artificial vanilla and marshamallow. Definitely won't repurchase :(