Sunday, February 17, 2008

My Top Vanillas (so far...)

Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens
Serge Lutens' Un Bois Vanille is a nectourous wooded vanilla. It is adult vanilla that calls up the taste of things not enjoyed as a child, but none the less are sweet desserts. Burnt Caramel, dark chocolate, the tangiest of yogurts drizzled with aromatic honey, and spiced wine; all desserts better enjoyed by an adult tongue ready to appreciate the bittersweet.
Organza Indecence by Givenchy
This is the scent of the esoteric, comfort, and lust meeting. It is the scent of a snowy forest laced with smoke and incense, but encompassed by the all encompassing warmth of dry creamy vanilla. It is the warmth of fur and skin on the coldest of nights.
L de Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka
This is a heady sweet zingy vanilla that does not veer into girlishness by including the exotic smoky mapley note of immortelle. It is the scent of the beach at night with a tango in the firelight, sweet and womanly.
My top three vanillas by an admitted vanilla lover. And as it goes with all vanilla lovers I am still looking for more vanillas.
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Curry Seas by Tim McDowell
Aspens by a Lake by Eliot Porter
Sea Goddess by TJ Ahearn

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