This is a decent perfume. It's a grown up vanilla scent, & unfortunately I have the taste of a teenybopper when it comes to perfumes so I did not *love* this fragrance. I was hoping for a vanilla cookie vibe. However, I can see how others would love Lavanila's Pure Vanilla. It's sweet, but not sickeningly, & has some powder notes. It's very wearable, too. This is the sort of scent you can wear to a party, office enviorment, anywhere. I can't imagine anyone ever finding it offensive.
Another issue I had with this perfume is the scent isn't long lasting. A couple of sprays on my wrists lasted me about 3 hours, whereas my favorite Aquolina's Pink Sugar lasted me...days. (I warned you I have an immature preference in fragrance).
I love the idea of a "vanilla" perfume, but over the years, after trying many of the so-called vanilla-based perfumes, such as Addict and Angel (and even completely natural fragrances supposedly based on vanilla) I had honestly started to question my love for vanilla, as none of these offerings satisfied my craving. Lavanila Pure Vanilla definitely gets top marks from me for being such a simple interpretation of vanilla, while simultaneously satisfying every one of my expectations of what a vanilla fragrance should be. Somehow, on my skin, this scent manages to be both sweet and creamy; there is a slight whisper of Pink Sugar, but not nearly as sharp... this is definitely more "cookie" than "sugar," if a food comparison must be made. Underlying this creamy sweetness is the essence of something comforting that I can't entirely put my finger on; this comforting feeling comes from the scent of something that reminds me of - this may sound odd - fabric softener or dryer sheets. I don't want to say that this perfume smells literally of such things, but there is a comforting airiness underlying the creamy sweetness that I find perfectly ties everything together. Lavanila Pure Vanilla presents itself as a warm kiss of vanilla; its softness blends deliciously with the natural scent of my skin to create something subtly dreamy and effortlessly delicious.
I have written over 200 reviews but have never written one for a fragrance. I feel like this one is worth noting. I recieved a free sample of this from Sephora and at first was a bit put off by the scent. It didn't smell like true vanilla to me. But as the day wore on, I realized that I could not stop smelling my wrists! It is a heavenly scent. I would definetely purchase the full size and I NEVER purchase perfumes.
I received this as a 100 Point sample from Sephora. I was always curious about this line of fragrance and this was the prefect opportunity to try it out w/o having to commit to a full purchase.
WHOA!! This is a very long lasting fragrance. When I first sprayed it I kept thinking, "I've smelt this fragrance before. WHAT is it?" Then I figured it out. ANGEL!!! This has a very similar fragrance note to Angel. However, unlike Angel, I LIKE this. It doesn't have the sickly sweetness of Angel. This is a pure vanilla fragrance that doesn't smell like a sugar cookie. It doesn't seem to offend anyone and yet I can get whiffs of it on and off all day long. I really like that it stays with me, because I do have the problem with weak scents just disappearing an hour after I apply them.
I am not saying this is a fragrance everyone will love. But I like it enough that I would probably purchase a full size of it. I do think it's more a fall-winter fragrance than a summer fragrance, but then I have wanted to try the Vanilla Grapefruit scent in their line. Very nice fragrance for someone who is can't take Angel but wants something like it.
My absolute favorite perfume! I reach for this practically everyday. To me it smells like a very warm and rich vanilla which I absolutely adore. I like vanilla scents but sometimes they can be too sweet or synthetic. Not this baby, it's pure perfection. Evey time I wear it, I either get asked what I'm wearing or told that I smell really good. The lasting power is superb. I put it on in the morning and when I go to bed I can still smell it on my wrists, although it's much softer than when first applied. This is now my signature scent.
I SOOOO wish I was smelling what everyone is describing here. This perfume really must not mix with my body chemistry well, because to me, it smells like a mix of a powdery, grandma perfume and Avon's Skin So Soft. Like another reviewer said, it smells nearly identical to the stuff. There's really no change from top notes to dry down. Just powdery Avon SSS all the way from start to finish. I keep wearing it hoping that I'll eventually smell this delicious, warm vanilla everyone else smells, but it's not happening. Love the idea of this fragrance, but it just doesn't work for me :((
I really wanted to love this, but what I get is a very powdery patchouli with a hint of vanilla. If you love powdery earthy scents, you might love this!
This perfume has a natural vanilla scent which is very nice. The scent seems to fade quite quickly, which is the one downside; though I generally fancy the fragrance and use it on a regular basis.
I've only tried this as a sample, but on me, it has a very strong, long-lasting vanilla and sugar smell. It's like the "cotton candy" note from Pink Sugar, but amped way up. I feel like I'm getting a sugar high whenever I wear it.
I usually dislike fragrances that smell like food but, to be honest (and I teach cooking!), this fragrance doesn't really smell all that "vanilla-y" to me but more like burned sugar (in a nice way). It actually reminds me somewhat of Fresh's Cannabis Rose - that same warm, lush undertone. When I came home wearing this, my husband actually commented that he liked the smell very much and he is quite particular about scents and very outspoken when he doesn't like something. I got a lovely, generous sample of this and plan on going back to get the roller ball (my family can get me the full size for Mothers' Day!). As fragrances go, this is quite reasonably priced so I will most certainly repurchase this to use as an every day fragrance and save my pricey (and getting pricier) scents for special occasions.