Guerlain • Spiritueuse Double Vanille • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a nice fragrance ..... I pick up on a boozy vanilla however, I also pick up on a smokiness however, I mean that literally as it smells like cigarette smoke (which I do not like) ...... the cigarette accord does eventually fade on my skin and turns sweeter and this is what I like about Spiritueuse Double Vanille (I would love it if it did not smell like cigarettes at times as the rest of the fragrance smells so good.) I still rate this a 4 as I really do like the fragrance, however, I wish I could tweak it a bit to make it perfect.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
This must be the booziest vanilla I've ever tried. I was totally unprepared for the initial burst of olive martini (well, more olives, less martini), not sure if I liked it. Sprayed and went to bed. I woke up in the middle of the night and noticed the most gorgeous balsamic, deep, creamy vanilla I've ever smelt and stayed this way until vanishing. Has decent sillage and longevity.
It's not a complex scent but it's beautuful, if you like boozy scents and vanilla give it a try. I've come to the point that I enjoy the opening and if it wasn't that expensive I'd buy a bottle.
A much cheaper alternative is the Cologne of the Missions by Le Couvent des Minimes. Has very similar vibe but it's softer overall, far less boozy and even easier to year.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love Guerlain...Mitsouko, Shalimar, Samsara.., but was disappointed by this scent. It is made well, I love vanilla, it definitely has that "Guerlain" something, but the tobacco is hard for me to get past. It smells fantastic in the bottle, but not on me. Maybe on a man???
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought a decant from The Perfumed Court several years ago and became obsessed with this Spiriteuse Double Vanille. It reminds me of the delicious pipe tobacco my uncle used to smoke...fresh, warm vanilla pudding...and something else comforting, but unidentifiable to me as yet. I HAD to have a full bottle...and purchased one from Nordstrom for my husband to give to me for Valentine's Day. It has become my winter signature scent. I can't get enough of it! But the $$$$ is daunting, and, miserly, I part with each spray, dreading the day my precious bottle will be empty. In vain I have searched for a dupe that accurately mirrored SDV. Many claimed to be it's twin sister, but they all disappointed. Until now. EAU DES MISSIONS cologne from Le Couvent des Minimes is an exact cologne match. And, at $39 for 3.4 ounces, I can be extravagant with my beloved scent. I spray it on my pillow, my scarves, my sweaters with abandon and delight. If you love SDV, but your budget just won't allow the real deal, treat yourself to Eau Des Missions Cologne. I bought mine here: http://www.dermstore.com/product_Eau+des+Missions+Botanical+Cologne_51110.htm.
PS...Please use it only if you love it to the point of obsession...It is worthy of your singular devotion.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I've wanted to try this fragrance for years, because I love vanilla and oriental fragrances. When first applied, Spiritueuse Double Vanille smelled similar to the way Lolita Lempicka's L De Lolita Lempicka smells on me - spicy, dark, sweet. As it dries down, though, Double Vanille starts to remind me of candle wax and melting plastic. I'm not even sure that I'd say it smells very heavy on the vanilla on my skin, but the drydown is definitely off on me. I get melting plastic and candle wax, unfortunately.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I had to say Yes, I would buy this again (even though I didn't buy it the first time). I am one who loves the scent of vanilla, but have never felt the need to own more than a couple. I've never smelled one that stood out too much from the rest. All very pleasant--some more or less than others--but still, it's just vanilla. THIS vanilla is different. I smell all the notes, blended beautifully, yet individually noticeable. No one will ask who smells like a cookie when you enter the room. This is really lovely. Smells similar to Bois d'Armenie. If I could afford to buy a bottle, I would.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Green
Spiritueuse Double Vanille is a lovely scent (5 lippies for the scent), but the price is astronomical. I know this is Guerlain but I think L de Lolita by Lolita Lempicka smells very, very similar and considering this fact, there is no way I'd pay $200+ dollars for Spiritueuse Double Vanille (hence my 2 lippie rating). Sorry, no full bottle sale for me.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
If you want a sexy sophisticated vanilla for adults, this is it. Boozy at the opening, bourbon vanilla, dried fruit, pipe tobacco, incense. Delicious and so fine..... If you like TF Tobacco Vanille, Chergui, or Shalimar parfum, you'll probably love Spiritueuse Double Vanille.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Green
Think slightly boozy, white chocolate, pipe tobacco smoke... That would be SDV. It's probably the most gorgeous and sophisticated vanilla I have ever smelled!!! I wear this on the coldest days and imagine that I am staying at a mountain cabin, sitting on the couch reading a novel, while feeling the warm of the fireplace and my SDV. It's pricey but so worth it! :-)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'd like to qualify the "no." If this were widely available, and priced at about half the cost - say, at the same priceline as all other Guerlains, yeah, sure I'd buy it.
But I don't think this cost significantly more to make, certainly not to the degree they're charging. And Guerlain has a right to try and make a profit, and vanilla is all the thing, so... good on them. But not for me.
Seperate from that, is this a good fragrance? Absolutely. I re-tried Guerlain's SDV sample (tried it a few months ago) - had remembered it as one of what I've been calling the "super-fatted" fragrances - current trend of frags super-loaded with vanillin and high in price (Cuir Beluga, Bois d'Armenie, Vanille Gallante, Dior Mitzah).
It is a super-fatted, but also has tonka in the base, and a touch of labdanum, and I thought I smelled real vanilla as well, that slightly flowery scent from bottles of vanilla extract. There's a "rum" feel to this, possibly some of the growl from the tonka mixed with the real vanilla? Has a more subtle version of the base heft of Mitzah.
It was lovely - a nice opening and a really nice drydown. If I got this as a gift, I'd probably wear it quite a bit - it is beautifully made, without question. I think it skirts the "smell like a cookie" conundrum - I won't say it dodges the problem entirely, but SDV certainly doesn't land in the center of the foodie rink.
The gestalt of this is that it's well made from good ingredients and with a great deal of subtlety. A board post a while ago asked which fragrances will last over time, and Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille strikes me as one that will.