Unlisted Brand • Mona di Orio Vanille • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
I found this to be very strong, almost overpowering, and not in a desirable way, like when you're on a hot and heavy date--more like when you're feeling unwell and you're on a crowded bus, stuck sitting next to someone wearing a heavy perfume. I, too, got a tobacco blast from this--maybe I'm misinterpreting the spice--followed by boozy/woody and a meh vanilla. I thought I'd love this because I love all the notes, but I have to say I'm unimpressed. I'm disappointed because I've been wanting to try it for a long time, but I'm glad I dislike it given the price. I will not purchase a full bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this exotic, spiced, woody vanilla. A modern answer to Shalimar. This is a very sexy perfume, full-bodied but not overpowering. I *need* a full bottle soon.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I llike this very much, and if I had $200 to blow on perfume at any given time, I would. But here's the thing - I pinch pennies (literally) in a piggy bank until I save up enough for what I would really love - and while this is beautiful, and rich vanilla that's not overtly sweet and almost has a leathery undertone to me, I cannot justify the price tag to smell like something that after an hour I'm wishing I'd layered something over top to amp the complexity. If you love drier, less sweet vanilla (It really has the essence of vanilla bean to me - not vanilla cake, or cream) than this might be the holy grail for you. For me, it is a beautiful one week dalliance that I'll remember fondly (thank you Luckyscent for samplers!)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Vanille includes notes of Brazilian orange, Indonesian cloves, petitgrain, rum extract, Bourbon vetiver, ylang-ylang, Indian sandalwood, gaiac wood, Vanilla absolute from Madagascar, amber and tonka.
I very much like vanilla that is not teeth-rotting sweet and light. I like unusual, dark vanilla fragrances like Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Shalimar Ode a la Vanille, Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise or Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée.
SDV is more boozy and sweeter, Shalimar OV is not really comparable in the first place, it is Shalimar – so that’s a different story after all, Goutal VE is smokier, rougher and on the whole more transparent, as is the Atelier Cologne.
Vanille starts with a fresh orange accord and a blast of incense/smoke before the heavier spices, woods and the dry vanilla kick in. A bit of rum makes it boozy, the smooth sandalwood and the cool vetiver lend a dry, entirely unsweetened base, upon which dark vanilla and sweet ylang-ylang can do their languid dance.An amazing combination of dry and boozy vanilla and spices
Sillage is average but longevity is excellent .I think it's the most sexy unisex vanilla on the market.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I smell a blast of tobacco when this first opens. Strange, considering it's not in the listed notes, given how strong it was. It lasted for a while, to the point that I was wondering if the fragrance was a bust. I like Fumerie Turque-like tobacco, but not the plant itself or cigarettes. Thankfully, it morphed into a very luscious vanilla. I put a very small spritz of this on, and I have been getting wonderful wafts over several hours. This is a vanilla for adults. I can't notice any clove, orange or rum. However, the amber, guaiac and sandalwood are beautifully blended with the vanilla at this point. Not sure whether I'm in the heart or basenotes at this point. Notes: petitgrain, clove, orange, rum, vetiver, sandalwood, guaiac wood, amber, tonka, and vanilla.