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.
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 EauPINION – Balsamic, 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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