Vanille Tonka

Eau de Parfum

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I was really excited about sampling this because I love vanilla and tonka. But the frankincense makes it smell like an ashtray. I feel like I spent half an hour with a cigarette smoker.
By   - Teacher from Laguna Beach on 12/6/2015
The perfume name is a misnomer, in my opinion. I think that is why there are a lot of dislikes regarding this fragrance. I've owned this scent for years, and for the life of me I can't smell vanilla. I smell Frankincense and some other complex, spicy notes.. It's wonderful. Yes, it reminds me of Mass on high holy days, but it's more than that. It's a winter scent for me; a spritz or two is more than enough to last all day.
By   - electrical engineer from West Linn, OR on 4/29/2014
Horrible; smells exactly like Calvin Klein Obsession. Excuse me while I go take a shower and rinse this awful scent off of me.
By   - from central New York on 3/6/2010
Soft vanilla smoke. Lovely.
By  on 10/6/2009
I liked this a lot after the initial notes faded. It seemed foody enough for me but not too sweet or heavy as vanilla fragrances can be and with a touch of spice. However, it didn't last more than an hour on my skin before fading away.
By   - computer programmer from Athens, Greece on 9/16/2009
This is too much of lime and not enough vanilla for me. It also made me feel like wearing an old-fashioned perfume. Not foody enough, not my fave...
By   - HR from Istanbul on 5/23/2009
From the notes and description, I thought should love this--a smoky vanilla incense! The initial lime and citrus is nice but fades quickly, and there is something about the combination of frankincense (which I love in other perfumes) and the vanilla that just doesn't work together on me. For just a brief few minutes there was something warm and sort of "toasty" that reminded me a little bit of Vetiver Tonka, but in the end the vanilla just clouds or muffles the incense in a strange and unpleasant way.
By   - from Santa Barbara on 5/20/2009
this opens with a burst of the tangerine and lime (which just smelt like lemon to me) and I immediately thought WHY?? It only lasts like 2 minutes so really i repeat - why? why bother? once its gone it disappears for good and i dont really want to have my vanilla with a side of citrus so thumbs down to that! The vanilla that comes out is smokey like faint incense, and only very faintly sweet. Not really what i was looking for, its not offensive and it is probably a really nice sophisticated vanilla but not FBW for me.
By   - admin from melbourne on 5/16/2009
This was so classic old lady when I first put it on that I had to make myself wait for the drydown! The dry down wasnt so bad, although it reminded me of the smell of grandpa's cheeks from the aftershave he uses. But when I thought about it on someone else, i wouldnt gag or anything, it's just not for me. To be fair, I always lean toward younger scents and I'm into vanillas like Lea St. Barth. I gave it an extra star because it smells expensive. It smells like a perfume someone would wear for a formal evening in a fancy dress.
By   - stay home mommy from dewey, ok on 8/27/2008
This is heavy, chokey and rich. Not nice at all, and I gave it several tries.
By   - Student from Amsterdam on 7/15/2008
Vanilla sophistication. When this came in the mail (and fresh out of the cold) I rushed to try it, and was I ever dismayed - it smelled acrid plastic....BUT, I gave it another chance figuring that it needed to warm up for awhile, as it had just come in from the frigid WI cold (-15 degrees). AND voila - my patience was rewarded. On me, this is a very dry and sophisticated vanilla with a hint of cinnamon and clove and the barest suggestion of the tangerine. It warms up a bit as it dries down and takes on the earthy incense tone of the frankinsense. There is no syrup to this vanilla scent and because it tends to be on the dry side (like fine champagne is dry) it is not for sugar / candy seekers.
By   - Attorney from Cross Plains on 3/17/2007
definitely not for foody vanilla lovers out there...very deep and dark...i like it, but way too heavy for warmer weather, or daytime, in my opinion.
By   - kitchen manager from Longview on 8/16/2006
Should be re-named Christmas. The privious post is dead on. Churches and cathedrals. A bit old-ladyish as well. Not my cup of tea.
By   - from Tampa, Florida on 5/30/2006
The quieter fragrance sibling to Sacre Bleu. Honeyed vanilla that warms down to a very comforting incense base. I'm reminded of the aroma inside of a cathedral after mass. For an incense-type scent, it's really gentle - it lies close to the skin - and won't assault from three feet away. I can wear this to work without triggering anyone's allergies.
By   - from South San Francisco on 2/20/2006
This is a rich addictive vanilla unlike any out there. I have tried tons and this one and L'Artisan remain my favorites. This has a touch of spice to it, and it isn't so foody and sweet. It is exotic.
By   - Distribution from Augusta on 1/30/2006
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