This is such a beautiful vanilla smell! I have the rollerball and it is the perfect price and size...I have rec'd many compliments on this! Love it!
Very sweet, floral vanilla extract type fragrance. The vanilla base used is very much along the lines of CSP, sweet and sugary. I've discovered that this is an excellent dupe of my beloved iPDF Vaniglia del Madagascar, for a lower price and easier to find, too.
I have decided to try to use more of the natural type products so Lavanila has really appealed to me. I have been an Angel nut ( and still love it) but decided to switch over to this mostly due to the ingredients being better. the scent is not as heady as Angel, probably perfect for warmer weather. It has a pure simmering rich warm vanilla scent that wafts up and softly cradles my face and then fades, only to unexpectedly drift up again later.
I just tried a sample of this from Sephora and I have one thing to say: NO LIKEY!!! I looooove vanilla based smells (i'm famous for them at work), but this stuff didn't show up on me as vanilla at ALL. it had a gross old lady smell on my skin. I actually broke down and used toner (yes, toner) to scrub it off my wrists because i disliked it so much. i'm disappointed because i LOOOOOOOOOOVE the vanilla coconut and I also am really enjoying my sample of vanilla blossom. i've also got the vanilla grapefruit, but that's going back because the grapefruit disappears on me after about 5 mins and then the scent is pleasant but verrrry faint. the pure vanilla smells great in the bottle, just not on my body chemistry so i couldn't be too cruel with my ratings, but if i had to rate it ON me, i'd give it a 1. UPDATE 5/12/08:: I should mention that I have since given my sample to a coworker and it smells DIVINE on her! I'm jealous....but alas, we can't change our chemical makeups...I had given it 3 lippies but I changed it to 4 after smelling it on her.
What better way to describe this other than... pure vanilla? I get absolutely no other notes on me. Being such a vanilla fiend, it's something I absolutely love. It's on the sweet side, and I almost get a sugar cookie type of smell. Aside from that, it smells like the kind of vanilla I cook with. It's decadent and mouth-watering. This is the first Lavanila fragrance I've tried, and after this sample, I'm looking to try more!
How could anyone NOT like this? It boggles my mind. It is the most beautiful scent. I can't stop sniffing my wrist. It's also wonderful to spray on just before bed. It just puts you in a warm, cozy place. The bottle is simple and nothing special, but the box is beautiful, so it would make a pretty gift. I also love the Vanilla Grapefruit and still want to try the Vanilla Blossom and Vanilla Coconut. I have a feeling I will completely lose my mind over the Vanilla Coconut. I will let you all know, of course.
Where's the vanilla? Is this another company jumping on the "all natural" wagon and overcharging for a fake perfume?
Natural perfumes containing a high dose of vanilla, as this company claims, are a beautiful amber color with no harshness or cotton candy notes. This juice is clear as day and gave me an instant headache.
I don't buy their story, is not real. I feel for those who think this is how vanilla smells like.
This perfume stinks.
I do like this scent - but ONLY after it dries a bit....The initial blast of patchouli is quite strong, and gives me a slight headache...but after about 15-20 minutes its a nice, warm clean vanilla scent, which is perfect. However, I would repurchase, because its very hard for me to find a vanilla that I like, despite the intial 15 minutes of headache inducing pachouli overdose, and I do like this one for the remaining 7 hours, 45 minutes out of the 8 hours it last on my skin. :-)
I get impatient with this company's claims--for example, that "natural" ingredients are healthier than nasty old petrochemicals. However, this is a very nice vanilla (and I tend to be picky with vanillas), with that bit of heliotrope doughiness I always appreciate. It is pretty rich and sweet, though, and might be cloying in warmer weather.
Actually, I give this fragrance a 3.5. On my skin it's exactly what the name says- PURE VANILLA! I like this one alot. It lies close to the skin, it's very warm and comforting. It never changes from opening to closing on my skin. It's like coming home from a hard day of work and slipping into your favorite thick cotton pajamas and your cozy fuzzy slippers! It's very long lasting too. I might just buy a bottle.