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Oct/11/2017

As a lover of many things vanilla I have been curious about Vanille 44 for years and I finally got around to sampling Vanille 44. I was somewhat hesitant due to its exclusive marketing as part of the "City Exclusives". Which doesn't only mean that these fragrances are exclusively available in the particular city which it was created for, but it also means having an even steeper …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGray



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Aug/19/2016

This got rave reviews on a fragrance website, so I was intrigued. I have become somewhat of a connoisseur of vanilla perfumes, and so I purchased a small vial of it to test.

Upon first spritz, it was a very smoky scent. It's mostly woods and incense on my skin. The vanilla is in the background, and it's a bourbon vanilla, so it's boozy. I prefer it when a perfume …
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About reviewer (827 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


2.0
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Sep/24/2014

Oh, how I wanted to love this! I waited patiently until the recent Barney's beauty event, when the stars aligned and the city exclusives would be back on the shelves. At first spray, I got a big amount of something that smelled of weak, drugstore vanilla perfume. Then it began to smell like a bottle of Love's Baby Soft that had been sitting in a pool of dank water for 20 years. The …Read more

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About reviewer (80 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesGreen


4.0
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Sep/27/2013

Upon first spraying this on my skin I get vanilla and, strangely, a black pepper scent for the first 5-10 minutes or so. After that it morphs into something that, on my skin at least, smells very, very similar to Burberry Brit. If I had never smelled Burberry Brit before I would appreciate the Le Labo more but at the price they are asking for a bottle of this stuff it doesn't feel …Read more

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About reviewer (11 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOily, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


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Dec/23/2012

This smells much better in the sample vial. On me, it's vaguely, slightly nauseatingly, artificial-powdery sweet with very little vanilla and absolutely no incense, smoke, woods, booze, citrus ... nothing else. Staying power is about two hours. It smells like a cheap air freshener. My wallet is thanking the deities of perfume that I dislike it, but it is a huge letdown given all the mystique …Read more

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Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Other, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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Aug/22/2012

Vanille 44, like other Le Labo creations, has a misleading name. The name would have you believe that vanilla dominates in the fragrance, but it doesn't. The vanilla is *technically* there, but it's playing peek-a-boo and hiding most of the time.

Vanille 44 opens with bitter and cool aldehydic citrus on top of soft amber and woody incense. The citrus softens a bit as the …
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About reviewer (27 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Olive, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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Jan/26/2012

This is a vanilla fragrance that is smokey and sexy without being sweet or foody at all. It swirls around you like the finest incense with the vanilla coming into play in the heart and even then it never overwhelms the entire fragrance. The vanilla provides a softness, a supporting role as opposed to the main star and it works well. All the notes seamlessly meld into one another without any of …Read more

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About reviewer (25 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesGray


4.0
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Jan/06/2012

Like my love of makeup, I have a massive love of perfumes. I wish I were a one-scent woman, but I like a variety, and tend to buy multiple perfumes. I purchased this one during November when Le Labo was providing online shopping access to their exclusive city scents, and I purchased the 1.7 oz size without ever sniffing it first. It took a bit of a gulp before finalizing the purchase - $300 for …Read more

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Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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Nov/27/2011

I am still kicking myself that I ordered a sample of this perfume, £6 plus the fact that I could only buy it during November should have sounded very loud alarm bells in my head but oh no I was sucked in with the exclusive only through November pr that le labo use. I sprayed and did exactly what I told myself I should not do and that was fall in love with, I am not a lover of out and out …Read more

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About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBlue


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Oct/08/2011

I love interesting vanilla scents and wanted to try this for many months. And it's nice. Vanilla, incense, woods. It's dry, more of a falltime scent, and, unfortunately, markedly masculine on me. It's not an unpleasant scent, but unfortunately this isn't as soft and mouth-watering as I'd like. Apparently I'm really not a fan of incense in fragrance, because this is …Read more

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About reviewer (295 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Curly, Medium

EyesBrown