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Description
Advanced in ingredient blending, Montale Parfums harmonizes essences of the East and West while continuing in the ageless tradition of French perfumery. Today, the Parisian fragrance collection boasts over 95 fragrances composed of the highest quality essences with the longest lasting trails.<br><br>Vanille Absolu wraps around your senses like a gentleman draping a warm coat around your shoulders. It displays a thoughtful, elegant confidence while still keeping its gourmand sweet edge front and center. The vanilla, clove, and cinnamon are vivid, authentic, and artfully balanced, with a smooth and refined texture.
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Montale Vanille Absolu main notes

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Scent type
Spicy
50
Personality
Flirty
36
Occasion
Everyday
63
Season
Winter
67
Attributes
Sweet
63
Complexity
Refined
49

Montale Vanille Absolu rating and reviews

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4.2 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2020
Yummy, rich, true-to-its-name vanilla. One of the best I've ever smelled, and I'm obsessed with perfumes!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/04/2020
It starts off with a fruity note that I think is similar to a dehydrated strawberry before eventually drying down to a dusty vanilla once it dries down. It has a sweet incense like scent. It's kind of syrupy smelling.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/01/2020
Love vanilla!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/01/2020
Just a nice vanilla scent, but not a artificial vanilla scent....very nice i could see it worn on all ages
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/31/2020
One of my favorite vanilla scents. Warm and sexy.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/30/2020
Love the fragrance of Vanille Absolut (vanilla is my signature), but it doesn't last very long. Needs refreshing on my body after 3 hours.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/28/2020
Too sweet
This is ok. It’s too sweet for my liking. I do smell the vanilla which I usually like.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/26/2020
Warm and cozy
Ever since I tried Montale’s Chocolate Greedy, I’ve been a fan of gourmands. Can’t keep from sniffing my wrists!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/24/2020
love
love love love smells very similar to kayali vanilla very long lasting i went to sleep and woke up and could still smell it faintly on my wrist
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/23/2020
Love!!
Wonderful! I cannot say how much i love this scent! I get compliments daily!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/23/2020
To sweet
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/21/2020
Warm Vanilla
This has such a wonderful smoky vanilla aroma. It drys down beautifully!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/21/2020
Beautiful vanilla with a smoky background!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/20/2020
Amazing.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/20/2020
Yum!
so sweet, reminds me of sugar cookies or something earm n sweet... Doesn't last very long, but really nice scent, makes me feel cozy
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/18/2020
Not the true vanilla I was expecting. Good, but not great.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/16/2020
so good
I loved this so much. it's a bit strong, but sooo good.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/15/2020
Wonderful woodsy spicy scent. I LOVE it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/15/2020
🥰🥰🥰
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/14/2020
Smells delish- warm vanilla
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/13/2020
New favorite
Since I’ve received this scent I stopped wearing all the other ones I have it’s my new favorite. It smells amazing and lasts forever. I swear I’ve washed clothing and can still smell it. Love love love
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/11/2020
Yummy Yum
The notes that were noticed: vanilla, pure non fragrance smellLongevity: most of the dayCompliments: lotsReminiscent of: United Emirates company "ChocoMusk" found on Amazon. it's an oil instead of a spray. Shipping: quick and packaged wellI love Montale products and will be ordering this
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/10/2020
Cookies
This smells just like it says Vanilla Absolutely! It smells exactly like vanilla extract. So you will smell like a cookie! It is a great everyday scent light sweet and not overpowering.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2020
Daily
Nice strong vanilla scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/05/2020
Smells like vanilla
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/04/2020
pleasantly surprised. Smells sweet
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/02/2020
Warm, cake-like vanilla with just a hint of musk at dry down to balance it out.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/01/2020
Edging out Vanille Extreme
Love this, very vanilla, that gives you warm fresh cookie vibes. 🤗
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/27/2020
Best vanilla scent, love it!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/26/2020
Smells like cotton candy
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/24/2020
Sweet Vanilla
Another Montale perfume I’ve fallen in love with! (Chocolate Greedy is my fav of all time!). This smells like very sweet vanilla, with a slight touch of cinnamon. I personal love to smell like candy and sweet treats, so this was perfect for me. Lasted all day on my clothes (not very long on skin). Strongly sweet when I first spray it, but gets softer after a few minutes.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/20/2020
Way, Way Too Sweet For Me
I'm willing to try this again and see if it grows on me, but my initial impression was not good. I absolutely love vanilla, but for me it has to be well balanced with something else to cut the sweetness. I hoped that the woods and spices would cut the sweetness in this perfume, but ALL I got in the first spray was pure cake frosting. I had to wash it off because the sugary smell made me gag.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/20/2020
Hmmm...
Well, it is definitely vanilla and I wouldn’t say a fake smell but I think I’m realizing that I just don’t like vanilla smells like I thought. It was just too sugary sweet for me. I might way a few days and try it again but it’s not my favorite.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/14/2020
Delish
Yummy... smells of vanilla and baked goods. Long lasting and captures attention
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/12/2020
Sweet and smokey
This is a different kind of vanilla perfume. To me it reminded me of a vanilla tobacco-ish scent. Warm and cozy. A nice break from the same old vanilla scents. It has depth to it, if you will. If you like vanilla and looking for something different to add to your collection definitely give this a try. I received alot of compliments and my family loved it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/11/2020
sweet
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/11/2020
A refreshing vanilla scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/10/2020
Good longevity and sillage. I love the frangrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/09/2020
Age:
55 to 64
Skin type:
Combination
Suprise!
I'm not a huge vanilla fan but this made me change my mind! I ABSOLU-tely loved this!! The vanilla & clove notes are what stuck with me. Maybe it was the clove that make me also like the vanilla! For me, this is a keeper!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/09/2020
Vanille Absolu
I loved the woody and vanilla scent
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/08/2020
smell didn't last long enough and didn't love the smell on me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/08/2020
Sugary Sweet
I am always looking for a sweet, sugary smell and this delivers! Not as sugary as something like pink ice...but if you like fire and ice, I think you will enjoy this upscale scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2020
Age:
45 to 54
Scrumptious
I have been wearing this scent everyday and it has really grown on me. Makes me feel sexy and I get a lot of compliments
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2020
Another Hit! Lovely Vanilla!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/02/2020
This one is great but it makes me sneeze
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/02/2020
It’s fine.
It’s a nice powdery vanilla scent. It’s got a subtle spice to it. It’s not sickly sweet. It lasts on me for maybe a few hours. I like it but I doubt I’d ever purchase a full sized bottle of it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/01/2020
Age:
45 to 54
Not sure about this one
Its ok. I do like the fragrance, maybe a tad bit sweet for my taste. Seem to get a lot of compliments when i wear it. Wish it lasted longer.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/31/2020
Super Sweet
I typically gravitate towards fragrances that have a strong vanilla scent, my aboslute favorite is Atelier Vanille Insensee, which is vanilla and woodsy. This vanilla scent is SO sweet, like cotton candy and spun sugar. In my opinion the scent does not have any layers of fragrance, it is just sweet, sweet candy. I cannot smell anything different on the dry down and it didn't last on my skin either. I don't hate it but it is not the type of scent I like.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/29/2020
Age:
18 to 24
Skin type:
Normal
Not my favorite, but still nice
There was something strange about this scent to me, almost metallic. At times I really liked it, and at others the combination of this vanilla and the clove smelled odd on my skin. It projects and lasts well, so if you like the scent on yourself it'll wear nicely
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/25/2020
Too sweet
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/23/2020
Age:
18 to 24
Love
I love this scent! Very spicy at the initial application, but it becomes very nice and warm. If you like Vanilla give this one a try
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/21/2020
too sweet
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/18/2020
too much vanilla...nothing else
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/18/2020
I like this but it's just a little too sweet. I would have liked if the vanilla was paired with something a bit rounder. It smelled like vanilla sugar.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/18/2020
A one note perfume but one that smells upscale.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/17/2020
Mature, True Vanilla Extract Scent
This is a really nice, true vanilla scent with a subtle hint/afterthought of spice if you inhale deeply. In terms of strength, it won’t fill a room, and the lasting power is impressive. Applied in the morning, you might reapply if you were going out that night. It’s kind of simple, and not as confectionary as Vanilla Bean Noel from BBW. There’s a heavy note when I inhale deeply that’s not my favorite, otherwise I would give it 5 stars. For reference, my skin tends to make scents smell powdery/musky.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/16/2020
Love
Such a great Vanilla Scent and long lasting!!! I was pleased with how well the other notes came through and complimented the Vanilla.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/15/2020
Love this one
I love the sweetness and spicyness all in one perfume. I could wear this one often
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/15/2020
it smelled like pop-eyes pipe
i havent heard anyone talk about it in all of the years it has existed, and i guess this is why!! here goes... if popeye had a dream of sailing again and coming up out of his animated grave, this would be it.. i am wondering what this house was thinking.. but anyway im glad i didnt blind buy and will be gifting this to someone who likes the smokey smell of tobacco.. it wouldve been a beautiful gourmand fragrance if it didnt have that smokiness.. tobacco flower is great in other things like candles i have learned but not for the skin and.. only in small amounts in the candles, just to compliment what is there the most like ylang ylangi could see this reminding someone of their old days or childhood, if they grew up or were raised on a farm that grew tobacco that it was a part of their everyday life i am sorry montale what a disaster overtop something we all wanted to love very much
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/15/2020
Vanilla
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/14/2020
It was ok. Very vanilla i always got comments from co workers saying i smelled like candy from a carnival... Or marshmellows. Not sure if i want to be thought of that way, so i dont wear it often.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/14/2020
This is a sexy vanilla. Love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/13/2020
I love love love vanilla scents. They are sweet and warm and remind me of home.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/13/2020
Great for my chemistry
Can smell the vanilla, extremely light musk smell, with a sweet smell like marshmallow scented marker i loved as a kid (without the marker smell lol)
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/11/2020
Absolutely yummy but subtle
I absolutely adore this scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/11/2020
Big Mistake
It smells more like an air freshener scent versus a perfume. It’s just horrible.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/11/2020
Pure Vanilla Ecstasy
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/04/2020
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Normal
Great layering scent
Pure vanilla smell that works great for layering with other fragrances. Sillage and longevity are average.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/03/2020
One of the best
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/03/2020
LOVE
Though it may kind of smell like Robitussin at first spritz, this fragrance mellows out onto the skin in a very candy/bakery-like vanilla fragrance. Of all the vanilla scents I've tried (hint:a lot) Vanille Absolu definitely ranks in my top 2.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/03/2020
Age:
25 to 34
Delicious!
Love this smell! It’s like adult cotton candy—a step up from pink sugar without the sickly sweet after note
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2019
Delicious
Vanille Absolu is delicious! I am so glad I discovered this gorgeous vanilla scent! Yum!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2019
Absolutely LOVE this scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/30/2019
Vanilla scents are my favorite, and this is the best one I've ever tried. It's not too sweet and it smells amazing.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/30/2019
Cupcakes!!
It's most definitely vanilla! I love vanilla!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/28/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Sweet and strong
Very long lasting scent and I swear there are top and bottom notes of a chocolate (possibly it's the clove plus vanilla). Since it's strong with little required for application and it lasts for a long time (I work a 10 hour shift and it stayed through that plus at home, probably all day), it might be better for use outdoors or open spaces more than small offices, just in case someone else doesn't like it. It's a sweet smell which makes it a nice choice for men who can't find sweetness in colognes. If that isn't your thing, consider another scent. If you enjoy a warm sweetness, vanilla without tobacco notes, or if you enjoy a chocolaty sweetness, try this one. Expect it to be an autumn and fall scent, as vanilla tends to be.
megan
01/15/2020
idk why you would recommend this to a person that wanted a vanilla without tobacco notes, worst advice ever it must be a joke to you
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Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/26/2019
Okay
It's your basic vanilla. Smells like Bath and Body Works. Nothing I'd go out of my way to purchase.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/23/2019
Youthful and Sweet
This fragrance is for somebody... I thought it was nauseatingly sweet and smelled more of cotton candy than vanilla. This scent is long wear.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/22/2019
Perfect for winter
I always get compliments when I wear this scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/19/2019
sweet fragrance
Sweet smelling fragrance that goes well with winter. You don't need a lot and you can really smell the vanilla notes. Long lasting too.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/14/2019
Nice
I received this one last month and at first thought that it was so Chocolate Greedy but after wearing it for a while it changed into something different. Very nice for the Christmas season. Enjoy.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/13/2019
.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/12/2019
It’s very sweet and kind of overwhelming at first but when it settles it is a beautifully sweet vanilla scent. Lasts into the next day!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/11/2019
Men love it...
This fragrance is sweet and strong. It is very reminiscent of Bath and Body Works' Warm Vanilla Sugar but slightly more sophisticated. Everytime I wear it someone asks me if I have cookies or candy, especially men. I tend to layer it with other things especially since a little bit goes a long way. My favorite Scentbird scent so far!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/03/2019
Smells like warm vanilla cookie.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2019
Smells like cinnamon toast crunch lol
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/03/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Combination
Amazing
This is so perfect. It smells like cotton candy and cigars.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2019
It makes me smell amazing like a vanilla seed it's awesone
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2019
Deliciously vanilla! I love it!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/29/2019
Too sweet, repugnant
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/28/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
I love this perfume so much!!
I can not go anywhere without someone asking what it is or commenting about how good it smells. The best way I can describe this scent is “sophisticated marshmallows” lol. The only reason I gave 4 stars is because for some reason I can not spray this perfume without sneezing uncontrollably.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/27/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Dry
Delicious
Smells so sweet and true to vanilla
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/24/2019
nice
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/22/2019
Didn’t like the scent
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/21/2019
Skin type:
Sensitive
Vanilla
Well you definitely get a vanilla smell. But that’s pretty much it. I don’t smell anything else there besides vanilla and it’s super strong. May as well just pour vanilla extract on yourself, it’ll give you the same result
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/21/2019
My new favorite
Much lighter than expected. Just enough vanilla without smelling like baked goods. I love this as an everyday scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/19/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Dry
Worth A Review!
I haven't reviewed a fragrance in a long time, but I had to log on for this one. It's AMAZING! It has the sweet subtle notes of vanilla and the woodsy notes while still being very soft, feminine, and long lasting. Probably my favorite scents I've gotten all year!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/16/2019
Awesome awesome awesome
I really love the vanilla fragrance in body mist , splashes and now this perfume. It’s long lasting and it’s heavenly 😊🥴
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/15/2019
2.5 out of 5
It’s cloyingly sweet. I prefer to mellow out spicier scents with this one, as opposed to wearing it alone.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/05/2019
Skin type:
Oily
New Fav!
this will be one of my new Favs! it's soft, light, and very long lasting! ABSOLUTELY! LOVE IT!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/04/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
Perfect!
Vanilla is my go to perfume, and this one did not disappoint! It's perfect for daytime or night time!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/04/2019
Delish
True vanilla that lends itself to chocolate..long lasting! One scent my boyfriend actually loves!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/04/2019
Montale vanilla absolu
Smells great! Warm vanilla that’s not overpowering!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/04/2019
did not like
i wa excited to get this but when i sprayed this i smelled cloves more than anything i did not like it i love vanilla so i was super disappointed
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/30/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Sensitive
Best Vanilla scent
I’ve tried at least 8 different vanilla scents from various makers and this one really stole my heart, even better than my previous fav Vanillary from Lush. It smells warm and comforting and it blends well with my other fav citrusy fruity favs. Super highly recommend to anyone who likes gourmand vanilla-y scents
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/28/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Sensitive
Yum.
This is a warm vanilla scent. I really like it for the fall.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/24/2019
Not for everyone
This fragrance is very sweet smelling to me. I usually don't wear that kind of perfume and my husband thinks it's too cloying on me but I just cant help but love it. it smells like vanilla and cotton candy. I'm a huge cotton candy fan and this brings back the feeling of being a kid but in a grown up scent. It's fun and different, not a go to for everyday but when you do wear it it will bring a smile to your face and put you in a playful mood.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/21/2019
Very nice
I really enjoy this fragrance. It’s creamy vanilla with some spice. Easy to wear everyday.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/18/2019
Age:
25 to 34
Skin type:
Normal
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/16/2019
Age:
45 to 54
Skin type:
Dry
Montale NEVER disappoints!!!
DELICIOUS vanilla scent. Smooth creamy and long lasting. True gourmand fragrance. I will def be purchasing a full size bottle. This can also be mixed with other fragrances to create a whole new fragrance!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/16/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Combination
As a man I love this scent!
I have loved the Montale fragrances and really enjoyed the Chocolate Greedy. Even though this is listed as female, I had to try it. Upon spraying this I fell in love. The sweet vanilla scent reminded me of a dessert. It's a great compliment when someone says you smell good enough to eat. The fragrance doesn't last too long for myself but fades into a light, pleasant scent with a hint of spice. I like to wear this in the fall/winter seasons.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/07/2019
Vanilla Cream Soda
I was startled by how quickly this one reached my nose. BAM! VANILLA CREAM SODA! Like straight vanilla extract. Very sweet. I imagine that people will be able to smell this one from some distance. It takes a while, but the vanilla does mellow out a little. I might smell the cloves, but it's like 99.9% vanilla. I wish this one had more cloves/cinnamon, but still like it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/04/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Oily
Vanilla lovers will like this
I really LOVE the Chocolate Greedy, so I figured I'd try out this one. I've worn it a few times and it is okay but doesn't hold a candle to Chocolate Greedy. However, a vanilla lover might think this one is fabulous!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/30/2019
Amazing!
I picked this for my first month of my subscription and his one of the best perfumes I’ve ever used! Anything vanilla is good but this is like pure vanilla which I always have a hard time finding because there’s always a bunch of other scents added. This is perfect! I get so many compliments. Definitely buying the full size sooner or later!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/22/2019
Age:
35 to 44
Skin type:
Dry
Sweet and cozy
Simple yet elegant, warm, comforting; I wore this throughout last winter and I love it. Vanilla Absolu has gotten compliments from both family and strangers. I went out to a favorite ramen place, and our server said I smelled fantastic. (Had only applied one spray, which is clearly sufficient if noticed in a busy restaurant!) On my skin: Top: vanilla extract, cream, plums or apricots Middle: creamy and woody vanilla incense Base: vanilla pudding It has decent sillage for several hours even in very cold, dry conditions, before receding into a soft skin scent that lasts all day and makes me feel cozy. Heat and humidity—or even just rushing around enough to work up a sweat in cool weather —increase projection and strength quite a bit, but This is more wearable in summer than most sweet gourmands.