Summary: This fragrance opens with an unusual blend of liquorice and coconut milk. Together the two notes blend into a vanilla-like composition which, however, breaks apart if one concentrates on the notes. As the fragrance progresses, there are moments the notes are at odds with each other and try to dominate one another. This struggle can only be smelled up close, further away the vanilla impression is still intact.
Summary: This is vanilla, almost drowned by dominant other notes: booze (brandy?), licorice, woods and benzoine. In the beginning the licorice rules, quickly followed by some boozy note and sharp woods. After that i can clearly detect beeswax. In about 20 minutes Bois de Vanille becomes a warm black beeswax smokey vanilla with a remote hint of coconut. Lovely in wintertime, mature and distinctive. Edit: In warmer weather the coco is very dominant..!
Summary: Heard such great things about this, thought I'd try it. It's not bad but the vanilla smell is not sweet like I usually like, it is more of a burnt caramel. Nice bottle, seems like a nice brand but overall this was not for me.