UPDATE: OK, so I exchanged this for the plain Vanilla Face Pwder., just to be on the safe side. The French Vanilla looked OK over a fdt I almost never use because the shade is too light. But it would be too much over my regular fdts, especially in daylight. The Vanilla looks better. It's really a very nice powder.
Sephora carries this brand now. Not all the products, just the powders. There's the Brightening Violet Powder, the Brightening Vanilla Face Powder, and this one, the Brightening French Vanilla Face Powder.
I asked the SA what the difference between the last two was and she said the French one is more yellow-toned. Since I am very yellow (I must descend from lemons), I decided to pick this one. Our bad (both hers and mine). I read in the Sephora site that this is for medium to dark skins, while the other one is for light to medium skins. Since I am not ever mildly dark by any stretch of the imagination, maybe I made a mistake choosing this shade (that bloody awful store lighting!). I will wear it in broad daylight and if it's too dark I'll exchange it for the other one.
Per Sephora's description
"What it is:
A velvety soft face powder with a yellow tint that controls redness and leaves behind a delicate vanilla scent.
What it does:
Tone down redness, bring warmth to the complexion, and create a velvety soft, matte finish with Besame’s French Vanilla Face Powder. Ideal for medium to dark skin, this powder leaves a subtle, vanilla fragrance, and it can be worn alone, over foundation to set, or just around the eyes to brighten up dark circles—without caking or leaving behind residue."
Speaking of the power itself, It is a very, very nice finishing powder. Very silky and fine milled. I'm not sure it mattifies, but I don't mind that because I have other powders that do that (NARS, MUFE HD). This has the slightest pearly sheen. Nothing glittery or shimmery. In fact, I would describe this as Hourglass Ambient Powder in Diffused Light, only in loose version and at a much lower price. Not that it's cheap at $22 for 0.22 oz, but it is still cheaper than Hourglass.
They say it smells like vanilla, but I didn't detect it. Then again, I just got over the mother of all colds so it could be that my nose has not quite recovered yet.
Package is 1950s-looking, very cute. Comes with a little puff, but I prefer to use my powder brush.
All in all, this is a very nice product and yes, I would repurchase.