This has been a very busy week for me so I didn’t get a chance to write a fragrance review for this week’s Fragrance Friday. In lieu of a review, I decided to share my latest YouTube video (about fragrance) with you here on the blog. Check it out and let me know if you have tried any of these!
I’m back with another Fragrance Friday! I took last week off because I had friends in town, but this week we are back on track! Today’s Fragrance Friday features a niche perfume from the house of Serge Lutens, Un Bois Vanille.
I purchased Un Bois Vanille a couple of months ago when I was on the hunt for the “perfect vanilla”. Vanilla is one of my favorite notes in perfume because it is soothing and comforting. It typically provides warmth to many fragrances. Although this is definitely a vanilla fragrance, it has lots of notes to it! The top notes are almond, coconut, honey, and licorice. The middle notes are benzoin, vanilla, and guaiac wood. The base notes are musk, sandalwood, and tonka bean.
To my nose, this smells like a sweet vanilla that is balanced out by woody notes. I absolutely love the sweetness of the vanilla, but because of the woody notes, it is not overly sweet. I feel very comforted when I get a whiff of this fragrance! This vanilla based fragrance has some depth and complexity to it that makes it stand out.
On me, this fragrance lasts at least 7-8 hours. It is not one that I have received many compliments on, but when I wear it, I catch little whiffs of it all day long. It honestly makes me feel really cozy.
Overall, I am really happy with Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille and it has sparked my interest in some other fragrances from the house. I would recommend this if you are looking for a classic vanilla that is not so basic. I also think that it is a good stepping stone into the world of niche fragrances (due to it’s price point and wearability)!
If you saw last week’s Fragrance Friday, you’ll know that I did a not so positive review on By Kilian Rolling In Love. I felt like this week, I wanted to share one of my favorites from the house of Kilian, Love, Don’t Be Shy.
Can we get a moment of silence for this beautiful bottle?!?! Rolling in Love is the one of the newer releases from the luxury fragrance house, By Kilian. I have been wanting to try it for months! Unfortunately none of the stores near me carry this brand, so this was a blind buy. Was it worth the risk?
Maison Margiela released their Replica line of fragrances in 2012 and now they have 19 fragrances in their line. All of the fragrances in this line are named based on the type of memory they are intended to evoke. All of the Replica fragrances come in the same beautiful bottle with the linen label. I love the way these fragrances are presented and the entire idea of fragrances being linked to memories!
As I was uploading the pictures for this post, I realized that the last Fragrance Friday that I did was on another Tom Ford fragrance. I promise that was not on purpose, but Tom Ford is my favorite fragrance house and the fact that I keep coming back to them just speaks to that. Anyway, let’s talk about Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme.