Geisha Vanilla Hinoki

Eau de Parfum

by Aroma M

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The Scoop

Vanilla scents tend to have a cloying, candied effect. But not Geisha Vanilla Hinoki. Its key ingredient is a woodsy, smoky vanilla found only in Morocco—and very hard to come by. Five years in the making, perfumer Maria McElroy blended this delicacy with unexpected partner: Hinoki, a storied cypress. For centuries, this prized Japanese wood was used to build palaces, temples, shrines-- and those lingering hot spring pools known as onsen, found in mountainside inns. Maria’s intention with this new scent was to capture the cloudy, floating, sybaritic sensation of lingering in one of these scented hot springs. Geisha Vanilla Hinoki, a nighttime—or should we say bedtime--potion is a truly unique approach to the world’s most popular gourmand. Hypnotic, spiritual, and simply gorgeous.

Geisha Vanilla Hinoki  Notes

Bergamot, hinoki, lavender, leather, patchouli, amyris, cedarwood

Geisha Vanilla Hinoki Sizes Available
50ml $95
.7 ml
.7 ml Sample $4
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Here's what other people are saying about Geisha Vanilla Hinoki...
Definitely a vanilla for the vanilla skeptics, not sugary or cookie-like in the least. I wasn't sure if I'd like it initially, as the opening is quite strong and leans heavily into the hinoki/bergamot/lavender accords, a bit bracing for me though the vanilla is still present. The drydown was my favorite part--quiet vanilla tempered with a hint of patchouli and cedar, absolutely gorgeous.
By   - Graphic Designer from Portland on 2/14/2017
This one is for people with a love/hate relationship with vanilla. The hinoki wood gives it a whole different slant, so it's not overly sweet or sticky. It's a nice balance of not-too-sweet and brisk wood. Definitely full-bottle worthy. The only reason for the four stars is that it's a bit linear for me. It goes on and stays on and doesn't morph much.
By   - Writer from Phoenix on 9/10/2016
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