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: Coconut and vanilla heaven. The licorice plays a brilliant role in toning down the sweetness and adding a slightly bitter aura around the scent. Sandalwood joins forces to balance things even more. 2-3 sprays on the chest is all you need and it will last all day. Spray too much and it will suffocate you. One of my favorite gourmands and arguably my favorite Serge Lutens.
Summary: I needed a new vanilla frag after my kenzo amour ran out but i hate when vanilla is too sweet and sugary. This one was a blind buy after reading great reviews. Its delicious. Lasts all day and dries down a little powery but keeping that vanilla note. A little honey and a little woodsy keeps everything well balanced. Great purchase if u like vanilla!
Summary: Blind purchase this one was. Not really impressed at first, but it definitely grew on me. It is a warm, comforting, and dare I say, yummy fragrance. It lasts all day on me. I find myself sniffing my wrists most of the day and also reaching for it over and over again in spite of my having so many darned fragrances to choose from. I think that this is my favorite vanilla scent...right up there with Hypnotic Poison.
Summary: How can anyone dislike this perfume? It's pure delight. More of a honey perfume, from my point of view, though. I mostly smell these notes: honeycomb, vanilla, tonka bean and guaiac wood. I think there might be some benzoin warming everything up, some sandalwood too- especially in the drydown cause it gets veeeery smooth. I can't smell ANY coconut or almonds. On the other hand... I smell a tiny amount of licorice in the opening, though I don't see it listed here.
Summary: I am testing this after a year hiatus when I decided I didn't like it. Now I find it is a smooth caramel with toasted coconut and a boozy tonka and vanilla bourbon top. It reminds me of a candy called "Zagnut"-toasted coconut peanut butter crunch. This manages not to be come too sickly sweet, in psite of my low expectations, it veers toward the powdery side in the middle and warms to a very sensual scent with a natural kind of sandalwood with a soft benzoin base.
Summary: I'm a fan of Serge Lutens, so my review might be biais! What I love the most about this perfume is the opening, cedar, warm wood is the first top note, this is kind of rare because usually it is a note you find in the dry down of perfume, and I love cedar! so right from the get go it just make me happy! And then it dry down to a sweet vanilla no surprise here as it says bois Vanille.