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Vanilla - SOLD OUT

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SOLD OUT

Vanilia is no longer available through our Decant Store.
 
Vanilia, by Jean-François Laporte, was released by L’Artisan Parfumeur in 1978, one of the first scents from the new-at-the-time niche house. 
 
 Right out of the bottle I smell an intriguing accord from the ylang and vanilla combo – it has a soft citrus-green floral quality which keeps the vanilla quietly in the background, avoiding the sugary “dessert effect” which is typical of so many vanilla scents.
 
The floral top notes burn off mostly after 15 minutes or so, and then I detect the smoky spicy mix of amber and sandalwood, nutmeg and a hint of resins. A few minutes later, I have the sensation of breathing a powdery incense. The amber sweetness develops slightly more in the dry-down but it’s creamy and soft, never cloying, the florals keeping the sweet note contained.
 
But Vanilia is no ordinary fragrance. Although it’s called Vanilia, it’s not in the least foody, so if you’re a vanilla addict wanting a fix, you’ll be disappointed. It's a floral/gourmond Oriental, with spicy warmth and depth, and a subtle, almost haunting minimalist quality to it, which makes it unique in the vanilla spectrum
 
Notes: Ylang-ylang, vanilla bean, amber and sandalwood
Type: EdT
Parfumeur: Jean-Francois Laporte  

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