L'Occitane • Eau des Vanilliers (The New Vanilla EDT) • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Just what floral-gourmand perfumes should smell like.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm so surprised some people get florals in this, I get straight up warm creamy but not too sweet vanilla. Well it is sweet but not in a cupcake/icecream way, more like a bourbony-caramel vanilla. Maybe my skin just amps vanilla. Don't know but I like this alot. At the same time I bought this I also got my hands on a bottle of the ORIGINAL long dc'd Vanille, which I love as well. I can see why so many ppl were heartbroken when that was dc'd, it was also a beautiful creamy caramelly dark vanilla, but it is alot stronger than this newer Vanilla, although they are both EDT's. In any case, although I had to rob a bank (joke) to buy these, I am ecstatic that I have them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I LOVE THIS SCENT!
Beautiful, sweet vanilla that lasts and lasts (I even find myself catching whiffs of it in the evening). This scent is subtle, actually smells like true vanilla, and is not sickly-sweet like other so-called vanilla scents are apt to be.
I'm very, very sad to hear that this scent will be discontinued in Australia......:-( Perhaps we could start some sort of petition?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Someone asked "Why L'Occitane, why?" I ask the same thing. Why L'Occitane, do You discontinue Your vanilla scent AGAIN. Fans of the Vanilla EdT were sad when it was discontinued, and now fans of Eau de Vaniliers -including me- have to see this one go. I love this stuff beacuse it is a DRY vanilla scent. A golden, yellow, flowery, warm, dry, creamy, grown up - vanilla scent. Not pale white icecreamy vanilla (Mandorlo?) or sickeningly cloying (Honey & Lemon?). This was perfect and I will miss this!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Really like this - soft, subtle vanilla with gentle floral notes. This has really grown on me. Sweet but not cloying, I love it for times when I dont feel like something as strong as Coco or Addict or Indecence, my other faves. Makes me feel pretty and seductive at the same time! My husband likes it too. Sadly, its been discontinued, so if you love it too, time to stock up while you still can...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is a very classy, sophisticated vanilla--definitely not your everyday vanilla fragrance. This reminds me of something you would wear to a nice cocktail party or to a fall wedding (when you might want to impress people!!). To me, this has a powdery overtone that really works well when blended with vanilla. I have always received compliments when wearing this ("You smell so good!"), but it truly is way too complex a vanilla to wear everyday. The bottle is sophisticated and classy as is the fragrance, and looks very chic sitting on my vanity. A little goes a long way, but I will repurchase when this runs out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Nothing earth-shattering here, just a warm floral vanilla scent that is comforting without being overly foody. Apparently L'Occitane had a more gourmand version that a lot of people here loved; this one is not for someone looking for vanilla ice cream. This scent is not complex or unusual enough to be one of my favorites, but it's nice to have one of those travel-sized bottles around for a pick-me-up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Why is it so boring! The smell is nice, in fact, but it lingers and lingers and soon makes you sick. I don't know, is it just me or is the smell really so cheap? Why, L'occitane, why?!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
florals be gone! get outta my vanilla! who asked YOU to come here? seriously, why did someone invite flowers into my perfectly good vanilla? AND WHY?????!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Bleck! This was very disappointing.
Have no clue why this is called VANILLA-anything. I smelled absolutely NO vanilla in this at all.
It is all strong soapy floral (like really cheap bubble bath). I thought this smelled very cheap and glad I only sampled it, (thanks to a swap). Smelled like some bargain-bin fragrance at the drugstore. Couldn't wait for the drydown...had to scrub it off, immediately. Yuk
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like this EdT! It's quite simple vanilla with floral notes, sweet but not foody-cloying. It's pleasant and longlasting and not expensive!
EDIT 13/09/2007: not so fond anymore, it's kind of simple, boring and a little sickening.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Oh how I was I was getting all those floral notes other posters have described! To me, this is a one-note vanilla fragrance, so if that's what you are looking for, this is it. It's a nice single note, but on me that's all it is.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've never tried the original vanilla that everyone seems to be talking about so I think my review on this product is unbiased in that aspect. Eau des Vanilliers is a sophisticated and simple vanilla fragrance with woodsy and floral undertones. It's warm and inviting but never too heavy. It's a perfect fragrance for this season and the winter. It's much wearable than the "foody"(sweet, sugary, coconut-y)scents that seem to overflow the market. It's got remarkable staying power for an EDT(lasts for about 6 hours for me). It doesn't scream "vanilla!!" but I think that's what makes this original. It's more like you're wearing "warmth" in a form of a fragrance.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
On me, this is very vanilla-y and a little floral, it's a better version (on me!) of IPdF Vaniglia del Madagascar. I adore this. I'm on a vanilla kick these days, and I wear this when I want something cozy and warm and Acqua di Parma's Blu Mediterraneo Mandorlo when I want something a little deeper and a little less sweet. I never knew the old L'Occitane vanilla, so I cannot compare. But this is lovely, and not at all Pink Sugar on me -- there's no plastic, no chewing gum and no fruit punch. I love this one, go figure!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
THE ONLY THING APPEALING ABOUT THIS SCENT IS THE BOTTLE. WHERE IS THE OLD VANILLA I LOVED SO MUCH!! IT WAS A PERFECT WARM SWEET BUTTERY VANILLA. THIS FRAGRANCE LEANS TOWARD A FLORAL WITH VERY LITTLE VANILLA. I TO AM DISSAPOINTED IN THE NEW REINVENTED VANILLA. WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE OLD FORMULA? DOES ANYONE KNOW??
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Oh, now this is lovely! L'Occitane's "new" version of Eau des Vanilliers is a delightful floral symphony of orchids and ylang ylang with a vanilla base that rounds and softens the bouquet. I have not tried the previous version, so I cannot say which is the better of the two. But I am very pleasantly surprised with the depth and freshness of this version. The first burst of scent on my skin (and in the decant bottle I have) is decidedly vanilla - a foody, redolant, sweet vanilla. Just moments after these opening notes, however, the lush white flowers come forth and became the star attraction. I went to the L'Occitane website and found out that Eau des Vanilliers is "...created from the seed-pods of orchids grown on the Bourbon Islands." The pricing also seems very reasonable for this ultra-feminine juice, which I think is destined to become a classic. *UPDATE* I bought a 20 mL bottle of EDT and love it so much I added in a lippie! Eau des Vanilliers is a Parisian woman in a cotton eyelet dress and straw bonnet. She has just enjoyed a petit dejeuner of café and Paté Sucre in her garden, the sweet aroma lingering around her as she bends to smell a white orchid on the path back to the main house.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Oh, wow. Not a good wow. I adored the original, but kept an open mind on this one, understanding that they would not be alike at all. And while I've now had my taste of floral vanillas, and actually enjoy some of the ones I've tried tremendously, this was a horrid disappointment. It's startingly, wickedly floral, stale, and not the least bit enjoyable to this vanilla lover. I've come to know that not all vanillas are sickly sweet, marshmallow clouds of fragrance (and thank goodness) but this is utterly unwearable for me. I can't understand it. L'Occitane could have added this to their line without having sacrificed the original Vanille. This is no replacement for what had been a simple masterpiece.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Finally!!! A vanilla fragrance for grown-ups! This is a warm, creamy, not overly sweet scent with surprisingly good staying power for an EDT (at least on my skin) ... the best vanilla fragrance I've tried yet.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Yeah, a scent from L'occitane which I ADORE! I have a solid perfume of the original vanilla (sent to me by a lovely swapper) and though I know this formula is slightly different, I feel it is just as nice. On me, this smells almost exactly like Marshmallow Fluff (yes, I actually smelled my wrist and compared it to an open jar of the fluff and they smelled quite similar - btw I also happen to love anything marshmallowy, who doesn't?), but in a sophisticated way. I'm a foody fragrance type gal anywasy and this fragrance is lovely and I could wear this all the time and be happy with it. Like all L'occitane fragrances, this is very long lasting (which is why you have to love a scent from them). All around, a winner!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I cannot understand at all the magnitude of positive reviews for this scent. This smells like cheap wal-mart old lady floral with this slightest hint of a vapid, dull, alcohol-overwhelming vanilla. I can't even describe to you how I despise this scent.
If l'occitane wanted to release a floral vanilla, that's fine, but they shouldn't have discontinued the perfect, warm original. There are two types of vanilla lovers, not just one. It makes no sense that this was discontinued, because every time I go into a l'occitane store, they say that weekly many many people come in asking/begging for the original vanille.
If it's not broken, don't fix it. It's fine to release a new scent, but don't get rid of something that was so popular.
When a 1.7 ounce bottle of the original sells for $200.00 on eBay when it originally retailed for about $30-40, you know that your product is in high demand.
Bring back my HG vanilla! I'm sick of searching fruitlessly on eBay!