Oscar de la Renta • Oscar Fresh Vanilla • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
This is essentially a boozy vanilla and rose scent but with the surprise of a cremesicle orange opening, courtesy of a very strong bergamot top note.
I don't find this very similar to Trouble by Boucheron, except for a brief phase when the vanilla is most prominent. I also detect a resemblance to Trouble when I take off the cap and sniff the sprayer. But on my skin, it smells more like John Paul Gaultier Classique in the EdP formulation (not the EdT).
Lasting power is impressive. Sillage is perhaps a bit too much at first, but it mellows out within minutes. This would make a nice springtime or summer scent. Best of all, because it starts out as a foody gourmand and turns into a floral, there's something in it for everyone.
Oh, and I agree about these limited-edition Oscar scents being underrated gems. They come and go in a flash, barely registering on anyone's radar, but they smell pretty good and now are obtained fairly cheaply, in most cases, online at places like eBay.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
If you like Trouble by Boucheron you will more than likely like this fragrance, and if you're having a hard time finding Trouble, you can easily replace it with Fresh Vanilla; but if you already have a bottle of Trouble you will likely not need a bottle of this - it will be a duplicate scent in your scent-wardrobe. Fresh Vanilla has excellent staying power but as far as I am concerned the same can be said for Trouble as well. The only difference for me is that Trouble is slightly more creamy - but that difference is so slight that having two side by side I would be very hard pressed in being able to tell which one is which. Overall I really like both scents, I said I would buy it, but since I do have a big bottle of Trouble there was no need to add this to my collection as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
My mother bought this for me, so I had never heard of this perfume before and was unfamiliar with any of the other Oscar De La Renta Perfumes. I am certainly no expert on perfume, but it seems to have a slight bergamot top note that dries to a subtle dry vanilla, with a creamy mid note. I like it, however it smells very average and kind of common. Has fantastic staying power however- about six hours. Not something I would choose for myself, but very nice nonetheless
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Another reviewer mentioned that this reminds her of Trouble by Boucheron. I totally agree. The drydown is a very, woody, dry vanilla reminiscent of Trouble, but not as strong as I feel Trouble's drydown is. When first sprayed on though, the citrusy beginning (bergamot) is nice. I can detect the rose note very soon afterwards.......the mix is nice, light. And this quickly gives way to that dry vanilla stage. Every now and then I can pick up some of that rose, very lightly. Not bad. I'll use up this bottle, but not enough of a wow factor for me to buy again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This scent is eerily similar to Trouble by Boucheron. I love Trouble, so its only natural I would find Fresh Vanilla appealing. I love the combination of marshmallow and citrus, wrapped in in a whisper of rose. Its a fabulous combination and I only wish it had more staying power. Its not as sickly sweet as one would expect, its quite creamy, mature and well melded with the other notes. I wouldn't say its smells of fresh vanilla at all, its more of a warm marshmallow. The price was good too, $60NZD for 60mls. A beautiful, warm comforting scent. Cute bottle too!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
(EDT) I am beginning to see these Oscar spinoffs as hidden gems. This newest version, Fresh Vanilla, is quite a pretty fragrance. It starts out bright and sparkling with a citrus feel, sweet but not overly so, and dries down into a scrumptious vanilla, reminiscent of a CSP vanilla, with a hint of green floral. It does not seem to have stupendous lasting power otherwise I would have rated this a 4 instead of a 3. But it could just be me, a lot of scents don't last very well on me. It isn't quite as juvenile or candy-esque as one might guess. The juice is yellow and housed in the standard Oscar-spinoff bottle, capped and printed with orange. I think this is most definitely worth a try.
Notes - top: bergamot, blackcurrant; mid: rose, marshmallow, orange blossom; base: vanilla, peru balsam, musk.