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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
Personality
Flirty
Occasion
Everyday
Season
Winter
Attributes
Sweet
Complexity
Refined

Montale Vanille Absolu description

Is there no more sinful and alluring scent than vanilla? The ultimate “come hither” note in perfume – promising both sensuality and innocence, sweetness and debauchery, and impossible to say “no” to.And what’s worse is that it seduces other notes as much as our senses. Vanilla is right at home no matter what notes are around it in a perfume – bright, tangy citrus or smoky, exotic spices a

Montale Vanille Absolu rating and reviews

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Average rating (92 reviews)
4.2 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/18/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
So yummy
It's exactly what they explained or how they explained. It's a sexy smell not like a kids cotton candy smell it's light and I found the only bad thing about it was that it didn't last long.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/08/2019
Men say they smell fresh-baked cookies!
Every time I wear this, men always ask if someone is baking cookies nearby. This is such a sweet yet sophisticated scent. I've always loved vanilla...But this one is so "grown" if you know what I mean. It's totally sexy. My new fave!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/04/2019
My absolute favorite!
I absolutely love this fragrance! I without a doubt found my new favorite scent and will more than likely buy a full sized one when I have the money! It is almost straight vanilla, and smells like a wonderful cupcake.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/28/2019
Gender neutral scent!
Montale once again did not disappoint! It’s a very gender neutral vanilla scent with woodsy undertones that satisfies my like for something more than a feminine vanilla scent. It lasts all day and when my boyfriend wears it I really get more of a sophisticated manly feel! I love Montale!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/27/2019
Loveeeee
This is just wonderful. Im a vanilla freak and this is nothing but vanilla! Love it
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/27/2019
a bit harsh at first but a lovely vanilla
I absolutely love vanilla-based fragrances, a simple but strong vanilla is sexy and sophisticated and wonderful for all seasons. I was thoroughly impressed by Montale's Vanille Absolu, which I ordered specifically because I wanted a vanilla-heavy fragrance. My only complaint is that when you first spray it on there is a very harsh, alcoholic smell accompanied by extremely strong clove. This gives it the unfortunate scent of a dentist's office. However, after just a couple minutes it softens into a sexy, warm scent. It's instantly recognizable as vanilla but isn't flat or bland at all when accompanied by spicier notes of cinnamon and clove. It's very bold, which I love. All in all, an excellent fall/winter fragrance for vanilla lovers, as long as you can bear the harsh beginnings.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/26/2019
Super sweet deliciousness
I really love the sweet smell! It lasts a long time and isn't alcoholly.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/26/2019
Smells so yummy!
I had high hopes for this one! It smells amazing and sweet, but not TOO sweet. Try it out!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/25/2019
Fun
Such an overall fun scent. Very nice scent profile. Very vanilla at first smell and then cools down to a floral afternote. I get compliments every time I wear it with a sweet candy or marshmallow comment first.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/25/2019
Nice scent
Has a vanilla scent with a smoked smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/24/2019
Mmmm
I love this b/c it's so natural smelling! A nice base to layer w/ other scents....and superb by itself.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
02/23/2019
Pure, fresh, simple and sweet
On me this vanilla is very light and bright, not creamy and rich. Which makes it a great vanilla scent for spring and summer! No dairy heaviness, almost like a vanilla vodka or liqueur. Hours later, when I could no longer smell it, a co-worker thought I had ordered donuts!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/18/2019
Beautiful vanilla
Perfect vanilla scent
Rated1on the scale of0to10
02/18/2019
Ugh.
Too heavy on the vanilla. Smells like a cheap Bath and Body works scent. Never again!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/17/2019
Delicious
The warm vanilla scent is so yummy and just the right amount. This is my favorite perfume to date.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/12/2019
Delicious
My serious FAVORITE scent. I get compliments on this every time i wear it. I feel more confident wearing this scent! It smells mostly like vanilla, but not in the bath and body way, it's way more strong and it smells expensive- if you know what i mean.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
02/07/2019
WOW!!!!!!!!!
Smells straight up like vanilla, it’s super STRONG!!!!! But it smells good in a way
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/07/2019
Nice and sweet
Reminds me of how you smell after baking cookies all day!
Rated2on the scale of0to10
02/06/2019
Too sweet for me.
This was waaay too sweet for me. I smelled like icing. I just wasn't a fan.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/06/2019
Fresh baked cookies
Warm vanilla but not overpowering, this scent smells like cookies freshly baked out of the oven. Perfect for fall or winter it's a cozy scent that I really enjoy wearing.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/06/2019
Love it
I love a vanilla scent and this one is one of my favs. It smells sweet but not over powering. I also love this scent because it doesn't smell cheap or artificial. It has a light not too heavy smell but, will last on the skin all day.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/04/2019
Meshes with my chemistry perfectly
A great fragrance in vanillas wear well on you. Everywhere I go people tell me I smell good. This fragrance also has great longevity (which seems to be missing with so many fragrances).
Rated2on the scale of0to10
02/01/2019
Too sweet
Was hoping for a more subtle and complex vanilla fragrance, with the wood and spice notes. However, this just smells like over the top sweet vanilla. Not what I was looking for.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/11/2019
Like a sexy toasted marshmallow
I love montale's vanilla. It has a strong vanilla scent but it's paired with other notes that lend more sophistication. I asked for and received a full size for Christmas. I do think the retail price is unreasonably expensive though.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/08/2019
Montale, you have my heart!
Vanille Absolu is SO good.If you love a sweet/bakery type of smell this is the one! To me it smells like marshmallow with a hint of chocolate. All you really need is one spray and also if you moisturize your skin before applying it will last SOOO long. My tip if any perfume is too strong, try putting lotion on and spraying your body before putting on clothes. All the amazingness without being to forward on top of clothes.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/04/2019
Love it
Can't say it's my favorite but I do love the smell it's a great fragrance to wear
Reviews: 5
Upvotes: 13
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 3
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/27/2018
Imaginary perfume
I assume this perfume smells amazing? I carefully chose this fragrance and took the time to read the reviews. I pondered for twenty minutes between two perfumes... it never arrived. Just like the imaginary responses that I have received back apologizing for my inconvenience or nonexistent perfume. Now that I realize that this company likes to play games, I’ll send Monopoly money next time to pay for the perfume I won’t receive. Don’t forget to stop in jail, because that’s where your company belongs! P.S. I’m going to give this perfume 5 stars because it’s not their fault that ScentBird can’t work a business
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Brigite
01/24/2019
Same issue! I have 2 subs. It took 8 weeks to get INCORRECT perfumes on both. I canceled and they kept taking money for perfume I wasn't getting. There is no good communication with this company. Just email and they send template responses and don't address your issues. There's no calling them. I finally got refunded via PayPal. I'm just here seeing if anything improved. I guess not. Thanks for posting this!
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/19/2018
Love this! The perfect vanilla
This is the most perfect true vanilla ive ever owned. I love this fragrance soooo much
Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/17/2018
WHERE??
My money was taken in early November. It's now mid, almost late December. NOTHING! This happened with my last order also. I can't believe there is no way to contact customer service except via email! I keep receiving the same generic replies! And then you proceed to take out payment for December, before I receive November's order...even though I requested NOT to continue my subscription until this was resolved! So I emailed, demanding both months to be refunded and my account closed...and that's when I stopped receiving replies...go figure.
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Claudia
01/23/2019
This happened to me
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Melissa
12/28/2018
Girlfriend, I'm still awaiting perfumes from September, October, and November! ALL PAID FOR IN THE RESPECTIVE MONTHS! I'm exceedingly upset...even angry. They have put a total of $20 into my ecommerce account, AS IF I would actually purchase anything more from these inept people before my account is completely up to date...maybe not even then! UNBELIEVABLE business practices.
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Melissa
12/28/2018
Oh! I neglected to mention I only received Augusts and a partial shipment for September in late October. Incredulous when you realize this has been going on since July!
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joni
01/19/2019
I never received this for my November either...
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Brigite
01/24/2019
Same issue! I have 2 subs. It took 8 weeks to get INCORRECT perfumes on both. I canceled and they kept taking money for perfume I wasn't getting. There is no good communication with this company. Just email and they send template responses and don't address your issues. There's no calling them. I finally got refunded via PayPal. I'm just here seeing if anything improved. I guess not. Thanks for posting this!
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Dawn
12/19/2018
Funny you should mention that the same thing just happened to me September, October and November money was taken out and I did not receive my shipments. I recently moved, changed my address 3 times in their system it did not take apparently. Then I finally received September and October. And was told I was going to be charged $5 for re-shipping for November, I told them I don't see why I have to pay again. Finally I received November!!! (No extra charge) I really like this program they have we can try it before you buy it everything was smooth sailing until they moved locations and I tried to change my address. It is very difficult trying to find a way to get ahold of somebody but I did not stop until I found somebody!!!! Good luck!
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Rated1on the scale of0to10
12/05/2018
Not for me
Strong and just not for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/27/2018
Absolutely love
Long lasting warm vanilla smell. I’ve gotten several compliments on this scent. Will be buying the full bottle.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
11/27/2018
Woodsy Vanilla
Extremely excited to order this scent because I am a huge vanilla/ sweet fan. Smells great , but doesn't last long.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
11/14/2018
Smells like candy!
Pretty smell! Vanilla and cotton candy make a great combination
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/14/2018
Rip off
@scentbird you owe me 3 products or $35.00 for November! I paid at the end of October when I upgraded to 3 products, for November! You took my money & now your saying I need to pay for November! I have proof from my bank! They are also investigating you, they seen my scent bird account and it shows I need to pay! And it shows in my bank account that you did take the funds from my account for November!!!! And they are also going to press the issue if you do not ship the products or give me my money!!! You should be ashamed of yourself for doing this to people! If I had known your company was a huge scam I would have never signed up!!!!! And I’ve sent multiple emails and you still haven’t responded!!
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Steven
12/12/2018
this is a review section if you have complaints take them up with the customer care number that can easily be googled.
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Samantha
12/06/2018
oh ... apparently I am not the only one. maybe it is just late. have been a customer since july... never ever recieve my shipments on time. here it is December waiting for NOVEMBER...
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Lisa
11/27/2018
Hi and thx for sharing your experience. Was it ever resolved?
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/07/2018
Smells good
I love vanilla fragrance and this one is great. It is sophisticated and the spice notes give it depth but they are subtle. Not overly sweet like some vanilla fragrances. I enjoy it but wish it lasted longer. It’s a nice choice to mix with other fragrances
Rated3on the scale of0to10
11/06/2018
Vanilla
This I was told by one of my friends makes me smell like vanilla coffee creamer. It's a nice basic vanilla. Doesn't last super long or throw hard.
Reviews: 18
Upvotes: 10
Downvotes: 16
Products received: 31
Rated4on the scale of0to10
10/30/2018
Exellent
Like
Rated5on the scale of0to10
10/29/2018
Love
Vanilla perfume is a favorite of mine and this one is heavenly. It’s got a nice mix of subtle spice along with a woodsy warmth mixed in making the vanilla smell rich. It stays close to the skin like a warm hug. This is similar to ‘Montale Cafe Intense’ without the rose note, (other perfume from Montale that is heavenly). It doesn’t last as long as Montale Cafe Intense but is still wonderful. I also wear Molinard Vanille -I have a large bottle. I would purchase a large bottle of this Montale Vanilla Absolute if it was more affordable.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
10/26/2018
Cotton Candy meets Marshmellow
This perfume is a bit musky but not overwhelmingly so. It's a bit sweeter than I thought it would be which disappoints me since I was looking forward to a stronger cinnamon and clove scent. The description is impressive and it was fun to narrate, however. Not amazing but not bad.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
10/24/2018
Vanille Absolu
Very Very Sweet, smells like a cookie scented air freshener
Rated5on the scale of0to10
10/08/2018
VERY NICE
I love this scent for fall or winter. Very nice, calming vanilla scent. Not overpowering and lasts all day!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/16/2018
Love this scent
I get so many compliments when I wear this perfume. This is my new signature scent,
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/10/2018
In love!
This scent is intoxicating! I love everything about it. It's not too strong, it lasts a good while. I've received many complements on it!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/09/2018
Perfect!
This is the perfect vanilla scent and lasts all day. I love it!
Rated3on the scale of0to10
04/28/2018
Vanilla et al
I really wanted to love this perfume. I am a fan of mild scents and smooth vanilla undertones, but something was just off with this one. I was always on the fence about whether I like it or not, but decided I did not.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/27/2018
Love it
Very sweet smell
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/22/2018
Love!
This, by far, is the BEST scent I’ve picked to date. Absolutely love it so much I ordered a Montale Variety gift set!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
04/04/2018
Yummy!
This smells like a very yummy vanilla.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
04/01/2018
What i expected
Smells like a high class vanilla. Plain and simple.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/31/2018
Love it.
I love this scent. Especially since it helped land the guy I have been in love with for 23 years.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/21/2018
Love love love this
I get so many compliments on this and I was not sure how he’s going to feel about it, it has a vanilla cotton candy sent that is to die for
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/19/2018
I love it
This is like my perfect vanilla scent. Its not too sweet or too musky. It's light but lasts for awhile. There are a lot of vanilla body mists out there but it is hard to find a good vanilla in a fine fragrance and this one is on point.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/18/2018
Favorite Scent So Far
It is obviously a vanilla smell, but there's something else working there underneath that I really like. It's not overpowering, and it lasts a long time.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
03/15/2018
Gooey Sweet!
If you love super sweet fragrances, you'd probably love this one. The vanilla and cinnamon are so gooey and dreamy while the clove and woods bring some cozy warmth. One of the best fragrances I've gotten by far.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
02/22/2018
Delish
Love this fragrance! One of my favorites
Rated3on the scale of0to10
02/02/2018
Vanilla Duh
It's vanilla, nothing revolutionary but nice. I've been mixing it with other scents.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/27/2018
Fresh Vanilla
This is a pretty straightforward vanilla that has a 'fresh' sort of vibe to it rather than the usual powdery or creamy ones played up with this note. It opens up vanilla wedding cake with frosting, and dries down a very soft, sweet grown-up vanilla and tobacco flower (not the leaves as are smoked, but flowering Nicotianas in bloom, which is more of a light floral) I honestly cannot get enough of it and I am so glad I got a chance to try it! EDITED TO ADD: So glad this came back into stock, hands down my favorite 'vanilla' there is!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
01/23/2018
Date Night Perfect
This scent is perfect for date nights with my husband. The vanilla tones are strong and last for hours. I have received multiple compliments while wearing Montale Vanille Absolu. I will be adding it to my collection.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
01/18/2018
Overpowering Vanilla scent
I typically love vanilla scents but there was something about this one that did not appeal to me at all. First of all, it is way too strong but the main reason that I didn't like it is that is has an odd undertone scent to it that I could not place. I definitely would not buy a full bottle version of this fragrance.
Rated4on the scale of0to10
01/01/2018
Delicious
I really enjoyed wearing this scent. I mixed it with Chocolate Greedy by Montale occasionally and loved it even more. I had so many compliments on this scent. Most people said I smelled like fresh baked cookies!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/30/2017
Delicious
Montale Vanille Absolu is a mature, quiet vanilla fragrance with staying power. Initially, it may be a bit confusing with cinnamon and other competing scents, however, that is short lived. A creamy, almost smoky vanilla is at the heart of this. It lasts hours with close to the skin projection. It is a feminine vanilla scent, with a soft dry down.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/28/2017
Love it!!
I love vanilla scents but it's hard to find a sophisticated one that doesn't smell cheap and artificial or something like a body spray scent a young teenager would wear. I was really pleased when I received this! I love it! Long lasting scent that's not overpowering. It's just plain vanilla (no flower notes or spice notes) with a very very light tobacco note after it settles. One of my faves so far!
Rated3on the scale of0to10
12/26/2017
Can you say vanilla?
I put this on and smelled like a cookie. Or a cake. If you like vanilla and I mean really like it, this is for you.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/07/2017
I loooove this scent. It's a perfect, smooth, warm, sweet vanilla fragrance without smelling childish. My only complaint is that it doesn't last as long as I'd like.. however, eventually I would want to purchase the whole bottle.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/05/2017
So many compliments on this!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
12/04/2017
This scent is fabulous. It's a mature vanilla with a subtle undertone.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
11/29/2017
Scentbird asked me to write a review about my November scent. I would love to, but I haven’t got it yet. I will get it around the second week of December. This is normal for Scentbird. The advertise that you will receive your monthly subscription in 3-5 business days. This has not been the case for me. It talks 4 weeks easily before I receive my Scentbird. For example, I receive my June scent in July. My July scent in August, my August scent in September and so forth. It’s been this way since I joined in 2016. I order I never received at all. I ordered extra scent holders in gun colors like purple and orange. Paid for them, got an order number, never received them. And all Scentbird can say is that they were shipped, But it doesn’t have any tracking information? So how should I rate this perfume? Any ideas? Because I don’t have any.
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christy
12/25/2017
Same! It's frustrating!
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Kearstin
01/29/2018
I have found that this is my sub that takes the longest to arrive as well : ( Hopefully they speed up soon, I love everything else about this service!
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Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/29/2017
Great scent. It reminds me of vanilla cigars only less smoky. Sweet smell and subtle.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/29/2017
I love this one. I have only had it a few days and I have gotten so many compliments. I have it saved in my favorites to buy as soon as possible!!!! I am vanilla crazy and this is perfect!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/29/2017
Absolutely love this scent
Rated5on the scale of0to10
11/25/2017
This is the most amazing and delicious perfume I have ever tried from Scentbird! It is sweet without being juvenile and also has a warmth to the scent as well. I will definitely be buying the full size when I run out! Highly, highly recommend!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
09/11/2017
I absolutely love vanilla scents and this has to be one of my new favorites!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
09/10/2017
This smells amazing!!! I get compliments on it everywhere I go. I wish it was longer lasting, but that's my only complaint!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/22/2017
love this scent!!! thank you!!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/19/2017
Amazing everyone compliments me and say I smell like a cup cake it's amazing
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/18/2017
love it for a sweet every day perfume
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/04/2017
I LOVE this perfume!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
08/04/2017
Loved this scent! I've gotten so many compliments about it, and I love the smell, I can't wait to try the others
Rated3on the scale of0to10
08/02/2017
It wasn't spectacular. Just a strong vanilla smell.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/29/2017
Loved this months scent of Vanille Absolu. I tried something I hadn't smelled before knowing vanilla is a staple scent & I truly wasn't disappointed. A very sweet & sexy scent
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/28/2017
Smells like a bakery and I love it!
Rated5on the scale of0to10
07/07/2017
Nice Vanilla cupcake scent. Similar to Sud Pacifique Vanille Extreme. When sprayed, there's a fleeting note of something cinnamony spicey, but on me it quickly disappears. Over all this scent is comforting and will give you compliments, but only if the person is standing close to you for the first hour after application. The longevity is about a 3 out of 10 on my skin, and although I definitely enjoyed this fragrance, i think the smell and performance could be matched by a Victoria's Secret or Bath and Body Works spray. Meh. Darn.
Rated1on the scale of0to10
06/29/2017
I was not impressed by this scent at all. It smelled more like vanilla out of a cooking class than a perfume. Not to my liking at all.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/24/2017
I really like this. The vanilla smells is so good, but the other smells make it smell delicious. I will be buying the full size of this perfume
Rated2on the scale of0to10
06/22/2017
Unimpressed with the complexity and strength of this one. Maybe I'm kind of anosmic to it.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/10/2017
Wow! This is a beautiful vanilla and slightly gourmand. So, yes it's vanilla, but the little hint of cinnamon gives a trace of snicker doodle cookie vibe. This is strong when you first spray it, and 2 sprays is the max, but it settles down in about 10-15 minutes. It lasts 10+ hours. When you smell it you want to get closer, absolutely sexy fragrance. I plan on making a full size purchase. All weather and totally versatile, my preference would be date night. Must try if you are a vanilla fan. ❤
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Products received: 14
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/06/2017
It was beautiful and the description was exactly as it smelled. Beautiful hints of vanilla.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
06/02/2017
I love this perfume it's a sweet vanilla but not super sugar sweet, just enough
Rated1on the scale of0to10
05/30/2017
The smell of vanilla is extremely overwhelming. I don't remember putting this in my queue so it must have happened by mistake. I'm sure for the sweet smells lover this will be amazing, but it is too sweet for my enjoyment.
Rated5on the scale of0to10
05/24/2017
OMG! I absolutely love the smell of this one! Definitely my favorite so far.
Rated3on the scale of0to10
05/11/2017
Expected better longevity and sillage. Smells very much like Molinard Vanille to me.
Rated2on the scale of0to10
05/02/2017
By the name I should have guessed that it was very vanilla. It smells good, but it is not right for me. It smells like vanilla and I can't really find the other notes in it. I am not a fan of straight vanilla and prefer the other spices. It smells good, but not on me. If you are a vanilla fan definitely go with it, as it is one of the best I have smelled.
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