It’s favorites time again! This time around I want to know all about your favorite vanilla perfume. (Look here for reader’s favorite Rose, White Floral, Incense, Musk, Tropical Floral, Leather and Citrus perfumes.)
Which one is your secret vanilla weapon?
Do you love your vanilla sweet and edible or dark and smoky?
Are you going for solinotes or do you prefer vanilla in good company?
I’m still looking for the ultimate vanilla, but there are a few runners-up in my closet already.
Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille was the first niche vanilla I bought, and I like it but it doesn’t always hit the spot. My newest love is Santa Maria Novella’s Vaniglia, and I am awaiting samples of Vanigilia del Madagascar from both I Profumi di Firenze and Farmacia SS Annunziata. L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Vanille Absolument and Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille are trusted standby’s as well.
For the more complex vanilla scents, Mona di Orio Vanille will always be a favorite, Serge Lutens Bois de Vanille holds a lot of memories and Guerlain Shalimar Ode a lá Vanille sur la Route de Madagascar is a fantastic showcase for a great vanilla note within an oriental composition (this last one also wins the price for longest and most cumbersome perfume name, btw).
Can’t wait to hear about your most beloved vanilla scents!