The BEST Vanilla!
This is such a beautiful non-dessert vanilla. If you want to smell like vanilla, but not like a literal cupcake, this is for you. It's sweet, but smoky/woody and a little floral. I can definitely smell the juniper in the opening, and I think it's what makes it smell a little floral through the dry-down. And floral isn't really the right word, either. The juniper just contributes this kind of green softness to the vanilla/guiac combo. I've smelled other woody vanillas and they can get almost hard and masculine. This, though, is soft and feminine, but confident and in charge. It's absolutely stunning. It's also the perfect projection -- light, but not quiet. It's not going to drown out every other smell in the room, but when you pass by you'll get noticed in a very subtle way. If it weren't so expensive, I'd get a full bottle for sure. Glad I can at least get the smaller decant here!