DSH Perfumes Vanille Botanique EDP Natural Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes Vanille Botanique

DSH Perfumes Vanille Botanique is the most decadent vanilla themed perfume that has ever touched my skin. It’s so rich and luxurious that I almost feel guilty wearing it because it’s one of the most self-indulgent, lavish perfumes ever created. And that’s why I love it.

Vanille Botanique smells so good the opening is a rich vanilla complimented by old-fashioned mosses and a hint of retro florals. But, trust me, this is all about the vanilla. The vanilla in this is sweet, balsamic, rich and palatial. There is a faint hint of citrus. The citrus isn’t fresh or glimmering. It’s more like an essential oil smothered by the balsamic richness of the vanilla bean. There is more to this fragrance than just vanilla, I can pick up on that. BUT I mainly get a rich, balsamic vanilla that is thick like syrup but not overly sweet. Actually, it reminds me of tolu balsam. So there is a hint of “amber” and benzoin in this balsamic glazed tobacco-like vanilla. It’s a linear scent like Guerlain Tonka Impériale. I don’t care if it’s linear because I smell good for 15+ hours wearing this lavish perfume.

Ruth Sewlyn in fur

Notes listed include citrus, florals, gourmand notes, balsams, resins and vanilla. PERFUMER – Dawn Spencer Hurwitz

Give Vanille Botanique a try if you like rich, dense vanilla fragrances that do not smell like baked goods or synthetic. Give it a try if you like rich gourmands like Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, L’Artisan Parfumeur Vanille Absolument, Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille and/or other gourmands by DSH Perfumes. This scent is a unisex vanilla like the ones I listed above. This is not a “light” vanilla, it’s super dense so keep that in mind. This isn’t sheer; it’s syrupy.

This fragrance has above average sillage and is extremely long-lasting. One spray is all you need! If you apply more than that, there’s the risk of being overwhelming. I always get compliments on this perfume when I wear it from random people. It seems that people like vanilla. DSH gourmands work so well on my skin.

I admit that this is one of my favorite vanillas but because of its opulence, I must be in the mood for it. I must be in the mood for a dense perfume and when I am, this is perfect. I feel confident and glamorous. And when I’m not, this perfume makes me feel feeble covered in furs too heavy for me to carry around.

The 1 oz EDP retails for $130 and is exclusive to Indie Scents. It’s expensive but remember that it’s all botanical. Those ingredients aren’t cheap. And a little of this goes a long way. – I’m finished justifying this purchase now, OK ;)

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONBalsamic, decadent, rich and “thick” vanilla. At this time, this is my favorite vanilla on the planet. That’s saying something coming from my vanilla loving self.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by DSH. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Indie Scents. Ruth Sewlyn pic from www.fanpix.net.

13 thoughts on “DSH Perfumes Vanille Botanique EDP Natural Perfume Review

  1. I’m growing kinda tired of Vanillary by Lush and this seems like a superior replacement. The 3 you mentioned plus Un Bois Vanille are the elite vanilla scents I’ve tried, and now I’m expecting this to match or surpass them!

    • I really like Vanillary which I would describe as more “buttery” in comparison to this. Un Bois Vanille is a must have vanilla in my book, so are the others I listed ;) I think Un Bois Vanille isn’t as “thick” as this. It seems like we have similar vanilla tastes, so I think you’ll really, really like this one. If I spray 3 sprays maybe you can smell it from where you are at, lol.

  2. No, I didn’t think about this one when I thought of guessing your new favorite vanilla perfume.
    It sounds interesting and I do like Tobacco Vanille a lot but I definitely do not need a FB of another vanilla scent right now. I’ll try to test it if I have a chance, your review makes it sound very appealing.

    • I don’t need another FB of vanilla either but I really, really like this one. But, it’s thick and I know I’ll only want to wear it in the cooler months. And hopefully we won’t have too many more of those! haha

  3. how have i not tried this? I love DSH perfume and I love vanillas. I must get a sample of this.

    It’s so funny, some of Dawn’s perfumes last forever and some are so short-lived. I wore Piment et Chocolat today and it’s still going.

    • If you like Piment et Chocolat, I have a feeling you will love Vanille Botanique. And both have that unbelievable “parfum” lasting power.

      Yeah, I’ve noticed that too. Some vanish quickly and the others are the longest lasting perfumes ever.

      • I have a feeling I will too. Honestly I have 8 million vanillas; not sure how I missed this one. And I’ve looked through the new more streamlined DSH site, too.

        If you’re ever looking for a non-botanical vanilla I got turned on to Molinard Ils d’Or – a gorgeous pineapple vanilla.

        • Vanilla is what dominates my personal perfume collection. I need to try that Molinard. It sounds like a good “summer” vanilla.

          This DSH is only at Indie Scents, that’s how most of us missed it. I don’t know if it is a long-term contract or if it will be carried on her site eventually. I think it’s really, really good.

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