"7 BILLION HEARTS is blended from very fine Vanilla absolutes from Tahiti and Madagascar with a base composed of smoky resinous notes. As the perfume warms on the skin, the vanilla slowly emerges through a veil of smoke. The effect is enticing, warm and delicious."
I tend to love vanilla and think that CBIHP makes some wonderful, unique fragrances, so I was super excited to finally get my sample of 7 Billion Hearts. I was tempted to just order a full size based on the description, but I'm lucky that I ordered only the sample, because it's honestly pretty lackluster on me.
This is a cloying, musty vanilla with an undertone of cola-ish, syrupy resins on my skin. I actually don't find it to be very smoky. It's so sweet on me that it gives me a headache after a while and just winds up smelling really cheap (which it isn't, obviously). And I am a fan of sweet, gourmand fragrances, but this one is too much and actually turns somewhat plasticy smelling on me. There's also a weird mustiness to the scent that reminds me of dirty feet & old clothes at first, and then is very much like a peppery, dry patchouli after about 20 minutes of wear.
7 Billion Hearts mostly just smells very flat, simple, and sickly sweet to me with a weird waxy/plasticy quality to it and a smidge of dirtiness that I don't care for. I was surprised by how cheap it actually smells on me, as I was expecting a decadent, expensive smelling vanilla.
You can definitely find better super-sweet vanillas and super-sweet vanillas + sweet myrrh fragrances at a much lower price point.