Average Rating 3.6/5
Review by DunandaFalls
L'Artisan Vanilia is the most unique vanilla based fragrance that I know of with a fresh, powdery and sparkling feel like no other I've tried. It is just so light and tender, a description that sounds completely feminine I know, but some guys could definitely pull this one off. This one is very unique and I love it. It has a very slight medicinal metallic edge that gives it a unique bite, but is a very subtle fresh way. There is a note in there somewhere that smells like a hotel pillow, but it blends nicely with the other notes. It is also the only strong vanilla fragrance I can recall of having a fairly strong smoky note. Does it have tobacco in it? I can swear that I smell it in there. The musky dry down is very nice as well. I know it sounds strange but all of these strange accords together really works. It does take a little getting used to, but it really smells great. It wears very transparent and seems to fade away in just a few hours, so longevity would be my only complaint.
Notes: vanilla bean, wild orchid, vanilla flower, spices, amber