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Vanille Givree de Antilles La Maison de la Vanille for women
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Vanille Givree de Antilles by La Maison de la Vanille is a Oriental fragrance for women. Top notes are bergamot, tangerine and lavender; middle notes are rose and tuberose; base notes are vanilla, patchouli, opoponax and tonka bean.

Perfume rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 137 votes.

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Top Notes
Bergamot Tangerine Lavender

Middle Notes
Rose Tuberose

Base Notes
Vanilla Patchouli Opoponax Tonka Bean

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Vanille Givree de Antilles Fragrance Reviews

landshark321
landshark321

My third try from La Maison de la Vanille, Vanille Givree des Antilles. There's definitely some of the Thierry Mugler Angel & Angel Men DNA in this with the relative intensity of the patchouli.

I get a little citrus and lavender but beyond them it's just a patchouli/vanilla mix that's slightly powdery.

Another strong opener in terms of projection, this is likely to project just as well as the other two I've tried.

Tropiques is probably my favorite so far of the three I've tried.

7 out of 10

Jun
29
2016
MoreScentsThanDollars
MoreScentsThanDollars

On me its really good, Like a hard core Angel. That certain note I love In Angel is here even more pronounce and last a very long time, Longer than Angel on me.
Really worth a try if you love Angel.

May
25
2016
lilalina
lilalina

After Divine des Tropiques, my favourite from this line! Very sweet and fruity. This is a summer scent through and through, very lovely vanilla. The whole line is very unique and of high quality.

Feb
14
2016
polly golightly
polly golightly

daje con la vaniglia! anche questa, come le altre de la maison, ha la sua personalità. stavolta c'è vaniglia sì, ma anche fave di tonka e patchouli. un accordo più caldo e resinoso, rispetto agli altri della famiglia, peraltro assai simile al blasonato Angel di TM (noto come primo profumo gourmand mai pensato). a differenza di quest'ultimo peò, in cui spicca una caratteristica nota di cioccolato amaro, la vaniglia delle Antille è più monocorde, meno complessa ma godibilissima. la persistenza è notevole così come il sillage. molto buono.

Oct
03
2015
40plus&fab
40plus&fab

The individual notes here are right up my alley but, not sure what it is that makes this so similar to TM Angel but they both made me gag. I can't put into words a description of my experience . . . my nose wouldn't let me get past the opening to find out.

Aug
24
2015
enigmaticessence
enigmaticessence

It is official: I love it. Recently I was given a sample of another vanilla that tops this, but it's a hard act to follow ( and the sample was unfortunately not labeled ;) ).

This is all about vanilla on my skin. As usual it eats up the earthiness and leaves the lighter notes with a barely-there rich undertone. Some patchouli comes through, as does the tonka bean and apoponax. I usually assume that any vanilla that turns out this well on me has some kind of white floral.

Vanilla: I used to dislike it. Now I'm just really particular. I find they become 'loves' if they have animalic or balsamic notes. This one has the wonderful addition of being aromatic as well! I do not see any resemblance to Angel, but people may be recognizing the patchouli depth.

Feb
11
2015
RhiannonB
RhiannonB

Vanille Givree de Antilles opens on me as pure and sweet honey, despite not being a listed note, with a slight beeswax tinge. It remains this way through most of the scent’s progression. I am surprised that I haven’t read reviews referencing honey because it is definitely the stand-out element to me. I know that other notes must be combining to create this honey-esque vibe. I can definitely get the patchouli and vanilla combination though and, as I’ve come to expect of this set, it’s great. I think they must be the main notes creating this mock-honey note for me. After about half an hour the honey-esque element soften a bit and it freshens up a touch with, what I believe to be, a subtle bergamot and lavender combination.

Many people have compared this to Angel, which was bound to happen with a patchouli/vanilla combo, but it’s much softer and subtler than Angel. It’s a lighter, warmer and happier scent in my opinion than Angel. The patchouli darkens and deepens as it goes on and the Tonka bean comes into play. It’s a touch powdery and rather earthy, almost woody, which gives it a natural feel. I don’t really get any floral notes, maybe tuberose, but I do get a slight whiff of oppoponax in the base which gives it a touch of mystery.

It’s elegant and soothing. It’s a sweet scent but not too much so. It smells of smiles and sunlight and the colour yellow and happiness in a bottle. It’s easily wearable. It reminds me of Chuck from Pushing Daisies. I don’t get much vanilla from Antilles to be honest but I think this set is making perfumes based around vanilla.

Jan
20
2015
McQueenX
McQueenX

The similarities to Angel are uncanny but I'd say this is more closer to the Summer flankers of Angel than the original. It has that presence that Angel has but it doesn't have that over-powering almost obnoxious sort of over-confidence that every bottle of Angel possesses. This is far more cool, calm and collected. On me the vanilla and patchouli are very present and so is the lavender. Normally I'm not a huge fan of lavender but it works well in this fragrance for me. The sweet, bright citrus notes from the bergamot and tangerine gives this fragrance a freshness and a brightness which I would never associate with Angel as well, but the patchouli and vanilla are centre-stage and they give this scent a lot of warmth and depth. I think at some stages this can smell quite earthy on my skin. There is a lot of refinement to this fragrance and I imagine this is what the re-imagined version of Angel will smell like some time down the track when they decide to reformulate it and delete most of it's current notes.

Aug
14
2014
myolderbrother
myolderbrother

Resembles Angel, but softer. Much less hit- you- over- the- head patchouli, dries down very quickly, & leaves me with a heavy bergamot base that is accented with bright tangerine notes. I would recommend this to anyone who adores Angel but finds it too big for daytime.

Jan
07
2013
orchid_84
orchid_84

Out of the “Cinq Vanilles” series from this house, Vanille Givree des Antilles is one of my favourites. I shouldn't be surprised, given that Angel is a staple fragrance in my wardrobe...and this does have more than a passing resemblance to Angel.

There certainly isn't the same piercing quality here that you get from the patchouli in Angel. However, the lavender and resins do add something that comes across as a much more toned-down version of the medicinal undercurrent in Angel. This is a smoother and more straightforward fragrance, and I also find it fruitier. The fruit notes are virtually non-existent to my nose in Angel, with the focus being on the creamy blend of vanilla, honey and caramel. In Givree des Antilles I get an equally sweet but simplified version of that gourmand accord, mixed with fruits. I smell the bergamot and tangerine distinctively, which lends a juicy and tropical vibe to this vanilla scent.

Overall, I find this to be a sweet and smooth fruity vanilla that is somewhat reminiscent of a pina colada. I won't be purchasing a bottle at this time, despite the fact that I do think it's a very good fragrance. For me it just leans too close to Angel to justify owning both. In the future, perhaps.

Aug
13
2012
10jflow
10jflow

Yeah, for me this is a lot like the ethylmaltol-patchouli drydown of Angel (which I loathe) - I'm kind of stunned that there's no patchouli listed in the notes. This might be attractive for people who don't like the opening of Angel and want to skip the fruit, white flowers and kitchen sink and get straight to the drydown.

Mar
25
2012
tessture
tessture

I sort of wish I got the other notes too, but mostly what I smell here is a rich, lovely vanilla/tonka scent. It's very well executed, but it isn't terribly different from vanillas I already own. Won't be buying this, but I might use up my sample. Lasts very well.

Jan
20
2012
Tovah
Tovah

La Maison de la Vanille showcases the world's greatest vanillas, from Madagascar, Tahiti, Mexico, Réunion, and the Caribbean. I've used up several bottles of Givree and I may just buy another one of these days. Vanille Givrée is a type of cured vanilla pods(in this case "Caribbean" vanilla) used for spice and fragrance. When dry vanilla pods are stored properly in arid conditions at the right temperature, vanilla is exuded from the pod, and it crystallizes. The crystallization is called Givrée"(or "cristallisée"), and it indicates that there is enough moisture to keep flavor in the preserved pods. These pods are considered to be the most outstanding of commercially preserved vanillas for scent and appearance, because they retain the most intense, and delicate fragrance. They don't necessarily have the best flavor, and are usually used by chefs for garnish. On me, Givree, as a perfume, is the heaviest of all LMvlVs, it has the most sillage, and it's the deepest. I was surprised to see that patchouli isn't mentioned in the notes here on Fragrantica, because I think the patchouli in Givree is nearly as potent as the vanilla! For me this is all about vanilla-patchouli, and I don't notice any mainline floral notes, such as are in Tahiti and Tropiques. The Maison-de-la-Vanille website lists Givree's notes as Bergamot, Tangerine, Lavender, Rose, Tuberose, Vanilla, Patchouli, Oppoponax, and Tonka Bean, so there must be a little patchouli in there. I notice heavy Tonka in Mexique, but I notice only hints of Patchouli in Mexique, but the fragrances have several notes in common. I feel Givree des Antilles is the least "gourmand" of the 5 vanillas, and the most Oriental. I can see why people notice similarities to Angel, because the vanilla and patchouli are prominent, but the rest of this fragrance is milder, warmer, and much creamier than Angel. Givree stays sweet on me, but Angel definitely does not. Givree is a feminine, womanly, alluring fragrance that radiates a boldness not found in the others from this line. With all that patchouli, this is a "sexy" type scent for me. If my husband liked vanilla fragrances, I'd be happy to wear it on date nights, but NOooo, he likes violet and jasmine...sigh.

Jan
19
2012
fpih
fpih

This is a surprisingly elegant and non-foody vanilla. It's sweet but not overly so, more in a cuddly, comforting way that feels perfect for cold weather but I assume would not feel out of place in summer either. It smells feminine and pretty rather than girly or cookie-like and I definitely consider a FB purchase. The lasting power however is not good at all, 3-4 hours at most.

As to the Angel comparisons, I don't really see the similarity. Yes, they are both heavy on the vanilla but this is much more elegant and much less sweet than Angel which is a scrubber for me.

Update: Got a bottle at last in a swap, and the lasting power turns out to be amazing! 12 hours at least, with some generous spraying I admit. It's also a tad sweeter than I thought from the sample, but maybe the overspraying is the reason. All in all, very happy with my swap, as it's a very comfy scent.

Jan
16
2012
poivrerose
poivrerose

I'd have to agree with those who think this smells like Angel. There is no denying it, but having said that, I really think that Vanille Givree has a more pleasant and natural smell about it. Less synthetic and less dirty smelling (sometimes Angel smells extremely of dirty sweat to me). It begins with heavy patch, but almost immediately sweetens up. It is a great balance of tonka, vanilla, and sweet mhyrr - a borderline delicious combination but the incense vibe keeps it from becoming edible . The patch earthens it up just a bit, and keeps it from becoming sickly sweet. It is sweet though, and a simple, soft, and lovely vanilla. I don't detect any florals. The sillage is quite good for the first hour, but quickly quiets down after that. It becomes a skin scent then, and lasts a few hours at best.

Jul
12
2011
adrienn99
adrienn99

thanks to Agent Provocateur 101 sending me a sample :) woop woop

this is really nice! this is not the throat drying patchouli nightmare, smells divine. Similar to Angel - which I hate due to that nasty chemical smell.

Only downside is - it does not last long. I have it on my wrist for 2 hours now but like the La Maisons , fading quickly.

May
15
2011
abirae
abirae

A wonderfully comforting scent for winter - I get compliments whenever I wear this one. I don't normally care for gourmandes, but the vanilla is boozy and the patchouli, lavender and bergamot give this some buzz, like a cat curled up and purring in your lap. I find it much smoother and softer than Angel, without the loud red currant/camphorous cacophony that frightens me so.

Sep
13
2010
missk
missk

Despite the fact that Vanille Givree de Antilles does smell a little similar to Angel, I wouldn't agree that people who bitterly dislike the latter will run screaming from this pretty little scent.

I'll start off by saying that Vanille Givree de Antilles, while indefinitely an Angel dupe when smelt from the bottle, is much softer and more vanillary on the skin.

It opens strongly, almost masculine, however once settled, this scent is warm and cuddly. Incredibly mysterious and sexy, this is vanilla minus the candy-like sweetness. The vanilla is sweet, but naturally so.

I can almost sense vanilla icecream here. The vanilla, tonka bean, tuberose and aromatic lavender make for a very delicious, almost foody scent.

The sillage of this fragrance is rather intimate, however it lasts really well. I have recently used up all of my Angel perfume, which I previously wore as my bed time scent. Vanille Givree de Antilles could be a good replacement, however it is much too good to be just worn to bed. I intend to wear this fragrance a lot.

Jul
05
2010
eustacia42
eustacia42

This one is a nice vanilla for everyday, but for me it is not one to write home about. I much prefer the Lavanila (and sometimes the Comptoir) fragrances.

Apr
22
2010
1blondeangel
1blondeangel

I've yet to try one that I didn't adore! Fabulous scents. Antilles is my favorite..sweet and vanilla but not sickening..love love!

Aug
15
2009
tessture
tessture

Doesn't smell remotely like Angel to me. A simple straight forward vanilla with smoky sweet notes on dry down. I can detect no other notes. Very nice, but nothing like Angel, which is much more complex, heavy and in-your-face.

Jan
30
2009
VioletLily
VioletLily

Divine...gorgeous...divine...did I say this was divine? Givrée des Antilles is hard to describe for me, it's a slightly spicy Vanilla...can I smell spicy coconut and caramelised bananas? I'm not sure, but I do, strangely, think of that when I smell it! Although, it's not foody or sweet (though, I love foody so wouldn't mind if it was), but this is more refined. And it reminds me, just a touch, of TM Angel too! A floral oriental, it has in it, Vanilla (of course), patchouli, rose, tuberose, oppoponax and tonka bean. I would like it if it lasted longer, but I don't mind reapplying.

Jan
17
2009
jillsy
jillsy

Yes I also saw the similarities to Angel. Nice patchouli-chocolate combination but sillage is not nearly as strong as sillage monster Angel.

Nov
18
2008
Aeternitas
Aeternitas

Strikingly similar to Angel! This one is very sweet, uplifting, and outgoing. Of course the main note is vanilla, tied along with tangerine, tuberose and tonka bean. It's delightful and it almost makes my mouth water :) This one and Tropiques are my favorites out of the 5. Antilles is so perfect for summer on days you just want to be happy and feel good. It's a very interesting and different way to approach vanilla perfumes! Antilles, and the entire line of La Maison vanillas last forever, great staying power. Wonderful! If you love vanilla, you will love this.

May
16
2008

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