Did you need more proof that benzoin and vanilla belong together? Well, if you did, keep on reading.
Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille, you are one delicious fragrance. I get this opening of a “dark” vanilla and black licorice. Here’s the deal with the licorice, it’s super faint. Many wearers don’t notice it. I’m a lover of licorice. I notice this waxy black licorice with this sweet vanilla benzoin. It’s subtle and a wonderful addition to Un Bois Vanille. The vanilla mixes with toasted coconut flakes and toasted almonds. The dry down is a sweet vanila benzoin with smoky woods.
Notes listed include black vanilla absolute, licorice, sandalwood, coconut milk, beeswax, caramelized benzoin, bitter almond, Gaiac wood, and tonka bean. Launch date 2003. PERFUMER – Christopher Sheldrake
Give Un Bois Vanille a try if you like vanillas that aren’t too sweet or if you like perfumes like Prada Candy, Parfumerie Generale Indochine, Costamor Dulcess, Pacifica Island Vanilla and/or Guerlain Myrrh et Delires.
I find that longevity and projection is average.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – One of those few gourmand vanillas that smells sophisticated. This is one of my personal favorite vanillas. Not too cloying or sweet. Gourmand and comforting.
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