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Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Kiehl`s for women and men

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Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood by Kiehl`s is a Woody Floral Musk fragrance for women and men. Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood was launched in 2012. The fragrance features vanilla, cedar, amber and iris.

Perfume rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 253 votes.

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Vanilla Cedar Amber iris

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Aromatic Blends: Vanilla & Cedarwood Fragrance Reviews

carter0012
carter0012

I love wearing this, it's unisex.. slightly more suited for women, but I don't care.. I enjoy it myself. It's soft vanilla with a rich woody cedar, slightly powdery, slightly play doh like vibes, but it's just very enjoyable, cozy, warm, soft, lasts a good while on my skin, projection is moderate but there and noticeable.
I prefer this to a lot of Niche vanilla offerings, great affordable good quality vanilla, I don't smell really any of the Iris.. to me it's just vanilla / woods, but maybe the iris creates the soft powder vibe in the background.. without dominating the scent.
it's not too sweet, which I like, the blend between the vanilla and the wood is perfect

Nov
02
2016
steve0580
steve0580

A nice unisex fragrance that leans far more feminine than masculine. The most accurate representation of this scent that I've read is that of a root beer float, which I agree with completely. The vanilla, which has only a small hint of powderiness, blends well with the wood notes.

Although some, including the Kiehl's packaging may claim that this has a tobacco note or is reminiscent of southern tobacco fields, I detect nothing of that note and find the suggestion of it almost laughable. Considering the fact that at least three generations of my family were tobacco farmers in Kentucky and the fact that I worked in the tobacco fields myself for a period of time, I think I'm qualified when it comes to discerning what a tobacco field smells like and this fragrance isn't it.

Projection is soft to moderate and longevity is above average. For such a soft fragrance, it seems to last quite a while.

May
28
2016
LeonieB
LeonieB

My first review! Here goes....
deeply into woods this Autumn, especially when sweetened with a little vanilla (not ice-cream but sticky dark spice). Have flirted with Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise and Serge Lutens Un Bois en Vanille, both a bit pudding-y, I need that mannish tang of wood or smoke. Guerlain vanillas too airy. Hmm..... This one sounded great in review but am madly confused to find all I am getting is carnation and clove (neither of which are listed as notes), reminding me greatly of old fashioned mouthwash. Eeesh. Have examined top, middle and base notes several times over ...... no, still mouthwash. My sample is from Kiehl's so it can't be a dodgy one, can it? Actually need to scrub it off now.
Anyone else getting this?
Hope my next review is a bit more upbeat!

Oct
22
2015
ilsagold
ilsagold

Powdery vanilla is bright so I tend to wear this at snowy days, when it is sunny and cold outside.

My wife likes this very much on me, so I'm going to finish my bottle, even though I found this a bit linear... even boring.

Projects well. Two spritz in fall, three spritz in winter is all you need. Longevity is at least 6 hours.

Oct
20
2015
Platinum1
Platinum1

~ This is the scent of the modern outdoorsman with a soft gentlemanly touch! And this is the perfect time of the year to review this as I will soon be raking leaves of fall and chopping the occasional log for the fireplace! And what better place to enjoy the scent of this cozy cedar and vanilla elixir than by the fireplace on my favorite rocking chair as I read and dream about far away lands such as France. A perfect amber 'fume to evoke images for me because I am all of the above especially a dreamer who is easily carried away by a perfect scent like this inspiring Kiehl's! This will be the perfect scent for getting me through an expected cold snowy winter as it will warm me with many pleasant thoughts!
Kind Regards Plat ~

Oct
19
2015
ANDREADOLORES
ANDREADOLORES

I looked a long time for a scent like this for daywear. To me its the perfect unisex scent. It is a peppery woody real vanilla, simple & reliable. On me I get peppery vanilla without any burnt sugar (that I personally detest) - I get a little wet wood hugged by salty vanilla, sometimes I sense a little leathery scent there too, and also a almost green forresty note.

As the cedar is slightly dominant to the vanilla it doesnt get sweet like a lot of vanilla perfumes outthere. It is a scent close to the skin, so the projection isn't huge which I like. On me, longevity is fairly long - but I have to try it some more. Im looking forward to a autumn with this baby by my side.

It reminds me a little bit of Yves Rochers Vanille Noir, but much cleaner & simpler.

Aug
31
2015
LisaMari
LisaMari

It is not discontinued - I saw a bottle in Kiehls in London..
Anyway this is so nice - the vanilla is unmistakeable and rich, yet fresh and cool, not at all sweet but not at all bitter - just yummy. The cedar makes it a bit too masculine for me though and though its unisex I can really imagine a man wearing it. It smells expensive, edible and quality vanilla. If you usually find vanilla scents too cloying then you must try this.

Aug
22
2015
Sherrywijaya69
Sherrywijaya69

Why did they discontinue good things..i just dont get it,i loved this fragrsnce so much and everytime i bought something from kiehls i woukd sniff it out,thinking i wouldnt buy it coz he sillage is soft and its like $70 but i kinda rgret it..

Jun
14
2015
SnowFleur
SnowFleur

So much confusion over this one! So sad if it is discontinued. Big question now, any suggestions for something similar? More of a forum question I know

Jun
01
2015
SS79
SS79

Glad to get my hands on this.. Grabbed the matching lotion as they were both 50% off and I was told it WAS being discontinued :-( Why do they always get rid of the good ones??

...sooo do I go back and get another?? lol

May
23
2015
dkny27
dkny27

This scent plays out much nicer for me in warmer weather. The vanilla and amber combine to make a woody, warm caramel. The softness of the iris ever so slightly powders up the scent in just the right amount to cut down any sharpness.
It's so clean and alluring... Projection is fabulous! A little spritz packs a punch...

Apr
14
2015
ChristineInCanada
ChristineInCanada

This is a gorgeous, warm vanilla and pipe tobacco blend. It's very comforting. For me it brings to mind family holidays, with connotations of rich food, cozy wood fireplaces, and your favorite uncle who smoked a pipe and carried the sweet smell as his aura. My guy loved it - he says it 'smells like Christmas', the highest praise from him! I think this must smell amazing on men.

Apr
04
2015
Mamou
Mamou

Love this scent! Get it while you can-it is supposedly being discontinued.

Dec
16
2014
Lana148
Lana148

Light, woody vanilla. I smell non sweet vanilla & cedar with a touch of iris - very soft and pleasant, well balanced. For some reason, for me, it almost has aquatic feel. Nothing harsh or strong woody here, just pleasant, casual, versatile fragrance. No sweet, cloying vanilla either.

Dec
07
2014
kfleumer
kfleumer

If you're looking for a quiet family member of TF Tobacco Vanille, one that is less daring but will be around in a pleasurable way, you could try this vanilla-and-smoke concoction from Kiehl's. I get more smouldering tabacco than cedar, it's in no way fresh, but not cloying either. Well done!

Nov
23
2014
jozemo
jozemo

This fragrance is lovely,the vanilla is soft and not so overbearing,where it allow the smoky cedarwood to create a natural smell of young tobacco,very linear,longevity and silage makes up for that,at least 24 hours on clothing and over 8 hours close to the skin and projects in a small space,a new love in my life so glad you've found me.

Nov
13
2014
nathalie87
nathalie87

Just has to ad something.. I have been searching for a vanilla scent and i have tried many.. I really wanted to love Serge lutens un bois vanille but it became way to sweet! I think This kiehl scent is just the perfect vanilla scent if you want a more complex vanilla that is not to sweet without beeing to masculine!

Sep
07
2014
nathalie87
nathalie87

Wow! Definetly going to become my winter favourite! It is so comforting! Reminds me a little bit of tom Ford vanille tobacco, but more feminine and more vanilla..

Sep
07
2014
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

Comforting, yet dry. Vanilla & Cedarwood is a beautiful aromatic fragrance.

Opening, the Ugandan vanilla is a little wet, deep, but not sweet and the Virginian cedarwood is fresh with an slight evergreen vapor.

It doesn't take long to develop, in fact, there's not a whole lot of evolution to this fragrance, except that the cedar becomes very dry and woody like what you would smell on a sauna wall.

It's a lot like Yves Rocher Vanille Noire in its dried powdered booziness, but it's the type of boozy that you feel--more like woozy--when you've sat in the sauna for too long, just a therapeutic aura of relaxation.

I also find that Vanille Noir is a little spicier and sweet, but at the same time, cold and mysterious. This Kiehl's take is warmer, not much sweetness, just like warm sauna vapor. I think it's the diffusive amber that glows through the woods giving me that gratifying feeling.

So happy to have a spray mini of this that I acquired in a lovely swap. I'll be enjoying this in moments of quiet serenity on it's own, or using it as a great base layer for extra depth and comfort with other fragrances.

Jun
26
2014
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

Me being a cedar fan, I enjoy this to the max. I was surprised at how it maintains it's strength for 10 hours! I did give it 5 squirts which may be too much but WTH. This is love at first sniff as it has a gourmand quality due to the vanilla and slightest touch of amber. I don't get any iris which is fine. Sillage is very strong.

May
23
2014
dbatiste1
dbatiste1

Smells like a root beer float and that's actually why I enjoy this one a lot. will grab a full bottle in fall maybe.

May
22
2014
Houdini4
Houdini4

Something about cedar and vanilla together which seems not to work for me in the context of such a stripped back fragrance. It has a hint of tonka bean and amber too, its a sweet, warm fragrance...I like it but I'm not mad about it.

Apr
04
2014
raw umber
raw umber

I didn't love it at first, but it grew on me. Now it is one of my favorite go-to scents for any time of year.

I think Vanilla & Cedarwood is an excellent study in coumarin, but that's not what it was purported to be. Once it is on the skin, a powdery, faintly sweet and balsamic vanilla floats upward, cushioned by an almost moist fruity tonka note (coumarin figures prominently in the list of ingredients), as well as some slightly sweet and resinous woody notes. It never becomes louder than a whisper and reminds me a little of a foggy grey coastline. Longevity is good.

This is NOT a straight vanilla. It's a silvery vanilla mist. Light and seemingly ephemeral yet surprisingly persistent.

Vanilla & Cedarwood is the light dusting of sweet powder left over in the paper wrapper of a piece of chewing gum! It's a mildly vanilla-ish, cedar-ish powder, really. On some days, the dry down finally shows a soft creamy vanilla, on other days the cedar is brighter. The cedar here registers as an almost minty balsamic sweetness. Still on other days, the whole thing seems at once linear, and impossible to recognize, leaving me feeling anosmic to some major component.. A slightly cool ghost of a vanilla, definitely worth sampling.

Try not to expect anything, then be surprised at what you discover.

Mar
27
2014
paulhunter
paulhunter

Very heavy and sweet scent, sampled it indoors on a Spring day and I nearly had to wash it off. I expected something woodier and not as gourmand, but on my skin this is a very dessert-y vanilla frag.

Mar
26
2014
Hija
Hija

A warm, comforting scent, with natural smelling vanilla and wooden notes equally blended.Longasting and with good sillage.

Jan
26
2014
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

Another flop with Kiehl's for me. It seems that i don't deal well with this brand.
Maybe I expected too much. Vanilla & Cedarwood on my skin behaves just meh.
Not bad, but quite generic synthetic thick woody scent. The vanilla is nice and not foody but it comes out only shyly after long time. It seems as if they took only a couple basenotes from a modern mainstream oriental-woody and bottled. It's quite warm and good for a winter day, but nothing special.
I like the concept, but the rendition somehow falls flat on its face.
It also has vague rhum edge, but no iris.
Rather run-of-the-mill.
Long lasting.

Jan
13
2014
hsd1
hsd1

Really comforting scent. It is nice for winter, as it has a warm feeling to it. I am surprised to smell a vanilla fragrance that also seems fresh at the same time. The longer I have this on, the more I'm liking it. It is more of a pure, natural vanilla smell, not too sweet, with a tiny bit of spice. I'm new at this, and not good at detecting notes, but I'm assuming the wood is perhaps what makes it warm and prevents it from becoming too sweet. Would be easy to wear everyday. I need to go buy a bottle of this tomorrow.

Dec
25
2013
Napper216
Napper216

Found a sample of this in my room. To put it basically, I seriously don't think it works with my chemistry.

Here are my notes on it, word for word:

"Can smell vanilla on myself nearly 12 hours after initial spray. Needs a VERY light hand.

For the first hour or so, it's quite aggressively musty ." Maybe that's the cedar, but it seems a bit odd if it is that. (I'm fairly sure I own other fragrances with cedar in that have been fine to me).

I can definitely see why people could liken this to a tobacco farm, despite never having even seen one myself. With the right chemistry - I'm sure it'd be an absolute delight.

I imagine a modelesque and muscular woman in a neat tight white T, heavyweight jeans and Caterpillar boots. She knows how to chop wood, ride a tractor or make a campfire but is also feminine and very comfortable in her femininity, or a similarly rugged yet modelesque and gentle giant of a man.

Dec
15
2013
zakalkwe
zakalkwe

for me it is mostly woody and powdery, I do not smell much vanilla in it. Anyway, I like it and I think it could be a good scent for the office. Very long lasting.

Dec
13
2013
sophiealbarn
sophiealbarn

I adore this one. The vanilla is deep and pure, not sugary sweet like other vanillas. And the cedar note is warm, woodsy, cozy. Kiehl's describes the inspiration behind the scent as a tobacco field, and as a Deep South native, I can attest to the fact that they got it right. Very unique, lovely scent.

Nov
07
2013
marrojas
marrojas

I think this is a lovely fragance. I would love to smell a scent with more power, but it is okay, in terms of sillage and longevity. This is a beautiful and unique combination of vanilla and cedar. The cedar reduces the sweetness of the vanilla, which is great.

Oct
14
2013
temporalgrace
temporalgrace

Truly wonderful. Sweet, but still unisex somehow. A lot of cedar and creamy, custardy vanilla with just a touch of iris underneath. Normally I'm overwhelmed by vanilla-dominant fragrances and just want to scrub, but with this one I can't stop sniffing my wrists. It's sweetness done right. This will appeal more to adults than teenagers, I think. I can't get enough of it!

Oct
10
2013
Vincents1278
Vincents1278

Bold and smoky. Deep vanilla, a little wood, some smoky hints. I'm sure there's more to it. Lasts longest when sprayed on hair and clothes. I've read reviews that says it doesn't last long. Well, if you have dry skin or don't spray close enough, it won't last. Got some on my shirt the other day and it lasted ALL DAY LONG. Hair and fabric hold scent longer because scent on your skin evaporates faster due to heat.

Do the world a favor and try something more than once before you review it.

Sep
28
2013
Evengelia
Evengelia

This is such a treat of a perfume...we are coming into Spring in my city and I am so excited to parade around in this.

For me, this juice is a beautiful medley of two of my favorite notes in a gorgeous light brew that is just so easy and beautiful to wear.

The first hit is tangy but spicey, i get cinnamon instantly, and as fast as that comes it goes and the beautiful ceder creeps in, it smells like a woodshop. It warm and smokey, i get tobacco as well.

The vanilla comes round after a few minutes and just envelopes that ceder and picks it up and throws it all around you in this cozy warm bubble of delicious warmth.

It surrounds you for a few hours and leaves skin close...and boy, it smells almost forbidden, private and exclusive when its skin close, it smells like thats what that persons body smells like. Its extremly intimate and special.

Sep
02
2013
Bandit
Bandit

This is not meat nor fish, not vegan nor raw. The cedarwood is weak and boring (and cedarwood can be so thrilling!), underneath it's sweet, but only so, the vanilla is undetectable, only as an idea of a vanilla, the composition is tedious.

Sorry for being that open, but it's a total waste of money for a perfumista, as it's bland and weak. I guess someone might like it, who is not totally into perfumes and just wants something "unoffending" and "nice". I find unoffending and nice to be ubiquitous and expendable.

Aug
09
2013
butterflyblue
butterflyblue

It's hard for me to describe this perfume. It's so different from a typical vanilla perfume. It's buttery, vanilla, smoky, sexy. If I put it on in the morning I can still smell it at night. I would 8-10 say hours longevity.

This is my first Kiehls fragrance and I am totally impressed! :)

Aug
06
2013
Siouxsiesparkle
Siouxsiesparkle

Cheaper version of Estee Lauder's Amber Ylang Ylang. Warm, milky, comforting fragrance.

Apr
25
2013
pbluberry
pbluberry

Smells like sweet jordan almond candy to me. It's a very natural vanilla smell, not very sweet and cloying like a lot of vanilla scents. The iris diffinately enhanced the sweetness of it. Initially I smell the cedar but it fades pretty quickly and leaves a rich vanilla iris drydown. I don't smell the amber at all for some reason, it's not a very warm scent to me. It's still really a nice scent for everyday wear.

Feb
22
2013
sherapop
sherapop

After wearing Kiehl's VANILLA & CEDARWOOD a few times I must admit that it is more complex than I initially supposed. Probably I was expecting vanilla and cedarwood and did not really think about what else might be going on here. Wearing perfume is similar to listening to music for me--I can never fully grasp a composition, but only notice salient aspects, and they will vary from one occasion to the next. Now that I give this "aromatic mist" a closer sniff, I realize that the orchid is quite important to the mix. The cedar smells natural, and the vanilla good, but there is an extra edge to this seemingly straightforward two-note wonder.

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Here is the text about this creation which I found at the Kiehl's site:

"Vanilla & Cedarwood: A seductive fusion of Ugandan Vanilla and Cedarwood, heightened with a hint of iris, which gives way to rich amber. The creamy vanilla in our blend owes its unique aromatic character to the exotic vanilla orchid grown on small, sustainable farms in Uganda. This warm and sensual aroma was fused with smoky Cedarwood to add a complex, balsamic character - reminiscent of tobacco farms in the southern United States."

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To my nose, the notes here are variably dominant, and, no, I do not believe that this is a figment of my imagination. As a matter of fact, I recently learned from the NSTAR gas man that the reason why I thought that I had smelled a gas leak in our basement on one occasion, and then the next day I detected nothing (though it turns out that there really was a small, "annoyance" leak--fortunately not life-threatening!) could have a variety of different explanations, including the draftiness of the place and also the temperature and humidity!

Today while wearing VANILLA & CEDARWOOD I even noticed a slight mintiness in the opening, which I had never noticed before. I don't want to go overboard here, though. This is not a super-complex perfume. It's more of a light fragrance made of natural-smelling cedar and vanilla and orchid with those notes waxing and waning to produce epiphenomenally a more complex combination. It smells good, but the orchid might be too strong--at least under certain conditions!--for someone who is looking for a flower-free composition. On a cedary day, I'd say that this composition is definitely unisex. On a vanilla-orchid day, it seems more feminine to me.

VANILLA & CEDARWOOD is said to be an aromatic mist (a new concentration category, to join cologne concentrée?), but the longevity and sillage seem just like that of an eau de toilette. This is not a body spray.

Jan
17
2013
lat
lat

I like vanilla in moderation but can't seem to be able to wear it without feeling choked. I saw this one had cedarwood in it and had high hopes. Got a few samples recently and was very excited.

The first burst is divine - exactly what I was looking for. Vanilla pods and crispy cedar, gorgeous! Shame that it's only the initial spray, because after mere 15 minutes: cedar - gone, freshness - gone. My skin which tends to give an extra 'oomph!' to the sweetest notes making the most of vanilla and amber in this composition. It smells rich and smokey like tobacco leaves and stays flat for the entire day.

I really do like it, but I so wish that for my chemistry's sake this would be heavier on cedar or any other fresh note to balance out the iris and amber based vanilla. Needless to say this has longevity of an EDP on me and I only need two small sprays to smell it throughout the entire day.
Today I applied 4 sprays and have sore throat as a result.

I am going to try and layer it with something fresh and vibrant. I'm thinking CK One as a matter of fact, it could be interesting.

Jan
17
2013
Norgirl
Norgirl

I finaly got this . Juhu .. and i am in LOVE this is so much more then i expected. infact very different to what i initialy looked for . but this put me under its spell right away. The softness. the slightly cool powdery vanilla.. Almost as Vanilla snow flakes.. ha ha . there is no such things. but if it was this would be the smell off it. so refreshing comforting. like a healing wind off love
The cedar is cooling slightly smokey
the vanilla cooling the iris slightly powdery. not very prominent ..
This do remind me off fall as many stats. like a cool day whit sunny raies warming just a little bit. a fire neary. whit children running around and warming red apples on the fire.. There isent a apple smell to this one , but there is a kind off sweetness that reminds me off wrm apples whit vanilla .. but i think this is more off a picture i create in my head smelling this.. Grownups wearing . owersized jumpers to keep warm. Leafs faling form the treas .. just a good wib off warmth joy and expectations off a new season ahead ;)

I do want to add that there is Listed Uganda Vanilla Orchid on the notes aswell . and amber.
the cedar i ment to be smokey cedarwood to add complex balsamic character-reminisent off tobaco farms in the south off US ;)
a new star is born on my perfume heaven
Simply beautiful
I will add that IMO this is very feminin on my skin.. i had a hard time understanding that this was suited for males aswell ;) But i guess skin cemestry is a big thing here to

Dec
29
2012
onlineallday
onlineallday

It's vert cozy scent. I enjoy it and great for sharing too and it's soft enough for me and woody enough for all the boys in the house.

Dec
17
2012
chickenpotpie
chickenpotpie

This is really a lovely scent, and as far as the lotion component of this scent, one of my favorites (its extremely moisterizing!!)

I'm not a big vanilla lover of the sweet kind, but here its not sweet at all. I think wearing with the lotion adds to its longevity (though the lotion is fine by itself!) as well as the amount of sillage.

At the dr's office when I walked up to the desk the receptionist said "you smell wonderful" and all I had on was the lotion at the time. I wrote it down for her so she could get it herself!

You certainly smell the cedar in this but its not overkill. If you like nonsweet vanilla, then this is going to be up your alley. I don't know about anyone else, but I smell a very small dollop of comething almost citrus here. Its very light but I smell it here and there.

Though I did't have very high expectations for the juice, it really does go a long way. It lasts as long or longer than quite a few EDT's out there but likely would be considered 'cologne'.

Is it linear? Yes, so if you don't like linear, probably not for you.

Longevity though is great, though for the most part, most people won't smell it on you unless they're in your personal space.

Nov
21
2012
originaldeftom
originaldeftom

Needed some retail therapy today after a frustrating day at work! What better to do than to pop into a KIEHL's branch (opposite a famous castle West of London)? I have not yet really familiarised myself with this old skool American brand. Somehow my European snobbery has not yet allowed me to fully buy into KIEHL's (until now that is).

This was love at first sight!

Of course, this is only a mist, so do not expect radiation in the style and capacity of an AMOUAGE. But I just wanted something to lift me up, you know? Like a good friend's pad on the shoulder to tell you "it's gonna be fine!"....and that's exactly what this little fella did for me.

Just a clean, creamy, warm and friendly, sunny smile of a scent. The Vanilla is Ugandan, so slightly different from the Madagascarian one.

The opening is a bit "piney/ forresty" thanks to the cedarwood but it quickly gives way to the sexy and uplifting amber, then this harmony sinks an octave deeper to a shimmering tender iris until it melts into that creamy, yummy, skin scent vanilla you just wanna eat (not because it is so stereo-typical gourmand but for its natural beauty). Sandalwood adds to it and glimmers into the deep warmth, humming like the final note in a song that does not seem to end.

Oct
24
2012
ArkangeL
ArkangeL

I was amazed by the projection and longevity of this fragrance considering that it is an "aromatic mist". I had only applied a single spray to the back of my left hand. Kiehl's fragrances are loaded with essential oils, so I suppose that is the explanation. While deciding whether or not I wanted to take this blend home with me, I wore Blue Agava and Cacao on the back of my right hand. It faded in only minutes and became a mere skin scent, as Vanilla and Cedarwood was still going strong. This fragrance really is a perfect blend of vanilla, cedarwood and amber. I would imagine its a great layering tool. Also very similar to APOM Pour Homme, minus the orange blossom with a splash of vanilla.

Oct
09
2012
kl99
kl99

A "cinnamonized" scent. It smells like a Christmas in the 50s, vin brule, wax for wood, incense stick. Would be great for a perfume for home. Hard to wear, I believe.

Sep
28
2012
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

Very nice, great blend of woods and vanilla. I would get a bottle immediately if it wasn't for the fact that I have this smell in the form of another scent: Yves Rocher Vanille Noire. They are almost identical, with the exception on Vanille Noire having a slightly heavier spicier character. This is a bit more sheer, but isn't really light either. An easy, non-sweet, vanilla scent.

Sep
07
2012
Whit
Whit

I blindly bought the shower gel and lotion and I'm happy I did. On me this is very smoky, almost like I can smell a faintness of tobacco in the mix. It's perfect for fall and winter; too heavy for warmer weather. I've it on for around 4 hours now and the scent smells like it's been freshly applied. This sits close to the skin, so it's a great cuddly scent, but it probably won't get you noticed from afar. As this settles, it actually reminds me of Kate Walsh's Boyfriend or Fancy Nights even though it doesn't have any patchouli. I agree with jillhare that this could pass as unisex because a woman can pull it off just as easily as a man. If you like the smokier scents give this one a try.

Aug
13
2012
Nicole1978
Nicole1978

I was gifted a 1.5 ml spray sample of this scent by a fellow member and applied 1 spray to both my right and left wrists at 2:50 P.M. It is currently 10:35 P.M. and I can still smell this scent on both of my wrists!
When first applied this scent is a warm vanilla with a slightly woody, bordering on spicy, scent of cedar. After I let it settle on my skin for about 15 to 20 minutes this fragrance develops into so much more. The amber seems to give this scent some depth and sweetness, while the iris brightens this scent without making it floral at all. In fact, around 7:30 P.M. I noticed a sweet almost fruity creamy scent and sniffed my wrist only to discover it was me! It is a close to the skin scent, but in a really nice way. Those people who are part of your personal space are able to smell you are left feeling all warm and fuzzy inside after being close to you.
In my opinion this is a LOVELY scent! As jillhare mentioned, it evokes the memories and feelings of a perfect autumn day. I immediately think of changing leaves falling to the ground, sitting outside carving pumpkins, and sipping hot apple cider while wrapped up in my favorite sweater. Normally I love sweet gourmand scents, but this is just like putting a memory in a bottle that you can relive everytime you spray this wonderful gem. As far as adding the body lotion to this (I do not have it) I imagine this would boost the longevity and sillage of this beautiful scent to another level! I already have the 1 oz aromatic mist, deluxe samples of the hand & body lotion, deluxe sample of the body cleanser all in the Vanilla & Cedarwood scent in my online shopping cart. This is a scent definitely worth sampling and I think this would be a wonderful scent to layer with other scents; I know I have some ideas...

Aug
12
2012
dannysmom
dannysmom

I love the scent. It's like fall/autumn in a bottle. If you've ever smelled vanilla spice from the Body Shop, it's a similar smell. I really get the vanilla and it's mixed with some kind of spice. It reminds me of changing leaves and the delicious scents of autumn. The cedarwood kicks in later, and at that point I can see where it could be unisex. However, I wouldn't call it masculine. I think it's well-suited for a woman, and my husband even commented that I smell good. I could still smell it at bedtime, about 5 hours after I sprayed it. If you like scents such as Bond #9 I love NY for all, you should smell this one too.

Jul
22
2012

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