Madera

Eau de Parfum

by Omnia Profumo

Femme
  Unisex
Masc
Madera Sizes Available:
100ml $175
0.7ml
0.7ml sample $4
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Reviews
Here's what other people are saying about Madera...
Very generic, creamy and sweet vanilla with this one. Madera isn’t at all offensive but it doesn’t excite or wow me either. This is just a very concentrated vanilla cream body spray.
By   - Teacher  from Providence on 8/4/2019
I confess: I am a gourmand freak. This is really really good but if you want something 'over the top' amazing, (and you love a sweet feminine scent of licorice), go for the White Madera!
By   - Actress from Wonderland on 5/2/2019
"As you know, many of the sugar-laced scents and lotions in the mass market veer into the bitter, plasticky realm as they wear on the skin— but this one miraculously does not." I beg to differ. Any gooey caramel or rich vanilla is overwhelmed entirely by a soft plastic scent, reminiscent of the original My Little Pony toys of the 80s and 90s. It's pleasant enough, I guess, but not to wear a second time. Pass.
By   - Executive from Boston on 2/5/2019
Was sooo looking forward to trying this based on the notes and reviews and am soooo disappointed! It smells like straight up buttered popcorn on me, the Demeter version. After an hour it was gone...I didnt get any hint of caramel.
By   - nanny from Chicago on 1/6/2019
This is Lea St.Barth before it was wrecked around 2005 and turned into plain musk. Musk, almond, vanilla, and that unique waffle cone accord that seems to come out of the combo. I can't buy another perfume! Ugh! This is so good.
By   - eternal student from CINCINNATI/ Los Angeles on 2/25/2018
I went through 4 sample vials of this before I threw in the towel and shelled out for a full bottle. While the description says caramel, that's not quite how it reads on me. There is caramel to my nose, but there's also notes that remind me strongly of my beloved Lea St. Barth. It's just a very warm, cozy scent that stays close to the skin and it is beyond lovely.
By   - Streamer from Florida on 12/31/2016
This is soft and gooey smelling, I get a bit of a boozy smell that fades to a warm vanilla dry down . Wears close to the skin but does last awhile on clothes, I sprayed my scarf and could still smell it hours later. I like this , it's a grown up fragrance without that fake plastic scent you get from a cheap gourmand fragrance.
By   - Sales from Calgary AB on 5/19/2016
I really like this -- and, weirdly enough, I am not a huge fan of sweet vanilla scents. To me, this is sweet enough to be cozy and enjoyable, but it also has a dry, resinous quality that keeps it from being cloying. (Tihota, for example, is sweet with no resinous note to balance it out, and is therefore much too sweet, IMO.) I get the caramel smell, for sure, but to me it manifests as a sweet, deep smoothness more than a specific caramel smell. A perfect balance of sweet and tobacco accords!
By   - teacher from Syracuse, NY on 4/7/2016
Madera reminds me of a very rich flan with a toasted coconut topping. I find myself wearing this when I go out for a casual dinner because it doesn't interfere with the enjoyment of food. A true gourmand fragrance that is saved from being overly sweet by the addition of soft musk. I never thought that I would like a fragrance this sweet & simple, but I find it comforting & warm.
By   - Retired from CT on 3/6/2016
Madera is sweet and warm and luscious. There is a photo that describes this scent perfectly: google caramel + Nigella Lawson. If that's too much caramel for you, sniff elsewhere. If you'd like to recreate it, buy a FB of Madera and bliss out. The trance lasts 4-5 hours, and after that, I get little surprise random whiffs of creamy caramel for the rest of the day.
By   - hospice worker from Philadelphia, US on 1/21/2016
I received my twenty samples and was so excited. I do think there is a different effect with a dab on application versus spray. I read that one criteria in judging if a scent is for you, is that you like it at first whiff. I started opening and smelling my samples, and Madera, stopped me. I applied this one. I guess the exotic, vanilla, gourmands, tropical, are my category. Madera, is a must try.
By   - Live in car from Sanfrancisco on 12/10/2015
Smells delicious, all caramel and vanilla and buttery smells, but doesn't have much staying power.
By  on 1/31/2015
Finally. A true caramel fragrance that smells like it's right out of the kitchen, not the chemistry lab. I've tried so many of the gourmand/Oriental vanilla/creme brûlée scents out there - yes, including Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille, and Prada's Candy- but most contain benzoin, which my body chemistry seems to magnify above all other notes so that I smell like an emergency room. Or, the others in this scent category contain one or two floral notes, which totally destroy the gourmand experience for me. This is a close skin scent which means I might even be able to wear it to work; however, I admit that I've been stingy w the samples that I have so that a couple sprays may make it project more. Especially gorgeous for this time of year. I'm a very happy fragrantista!
By   - Physician from Baltimore on 11/30/2014
I had a strong feeling that this one would be a winner for me... I bought two samples of this before saving up o buy a full bottle a month later. This scent is so lovely and delicious! I have worn this many times to my work experience placement and the children I work with seem to love it too- they tend to come in for a hug (even the ones that would never do this otherwise)! People around me keep mistaking this for a lovely smell coming from someone's kitchen or a shop; and I giggle secretly, knowing that it's more likely Madera that they are actually smelling! As for how it smells, it really does smell like a lovely, buttery madeira cake on me. Madera is definitely not linear, as different notes take over throughout the time the perfume is worn. Sillage is moderate, and it has lasted up to 10 hours on me (without re-application). I'm not sure why people are comparing this perfume with other perfumes like Indult Tihota. I ended up buying a full bottle of that too, but it is a whole different animal. Madera is extremely foody while Tihota is a white musky vanilla. I love both equally, but I think I might like Madera a little more as it never ends up having that burnt rubber smell that happens sometimes with Tihota. All in all, this was a great buy! I highly recommend this to pure gourmande lovers!
By   - speech therapy student from Brisbane on 5/21/2014
A must for vanilla lovers. Soft, warm, buttery vanilla caramel. I adore gourmand fragrances, and Madera is a true vanilla gourmand- much more vanilla than caramel to me, as there are no 'burnt' notes. Madera is not a dark caramel, but a light, soft caramel. It has a comforting sweetness without being sickly or cloying. It doesn't smell artificial or cookie-scented candle-like- it's just a happy, warm, 'quality' vanilla. If you've ever split open a vanilla bean while cooking, prior to scraping out the essence, and are enveloped by the true presence of vanilla- that's Madera. I've found that many vanilla gourmands have a smoky or sharp undertone that will cut through the vanilla/caramel and eventually take over during the dry-down, or the vanilla is interrupted by discordant floral notes. This does not happen with Madera. It starts off delicious vanilla caramel, and continues to become more beguiling the longer it is on the skin. It's a 'cuddly' scent, and I definitely keep sniffing my arm. My sample arrived yesterday, and it's already half-empty, as I do like Madera very much and have periodically reapplied it. That's the only drawback to this fragrance- and hence, only four stars. On me, it's quite subtle, requiring reapplication. If I apply a fragrance, I want to be able to enjoy it without having to keep my nose pressed to its application point. It's probably my own chemistry- my skin is pretty dry, as is the winter air where I am right now- but I just can't really detect it if I'm not directly smelling where I've applied the sample. I can tell there is a good amount of essential oils in Madera, so it must be something to do with my personal chemistry or the current arid conditions [?]. If this lovely scent had a bit more presence, I would gladly save up and purchase a full bottle. The amount for the price makes it a good buy- but I know I'd be reapplying very often. Please try a sample if you like a warm, comforting, pure sweet vanilla that has no intrusive floral or dark notes. It's a very pretty, gentle scent, and masterfully blended. It would also be a good base for when you want to add a true vanilla to another fragrance. There is a delightful soft buttery caramel-corn aspect to the dry-down- again, without smelling like air freshener or cake batter. I just wish I didn't have to press my nose into my arm to smell it. That being said- I'll be ordering more samples soon, and in my heart I know I'll someday doubtless splurge on a full bottle of Madera, regardless of its present subtlety and only fair sillage, as it is so delectable. I would describe it as a 'perfect vanilla' scent, a vanilla that shines on its own, not overcome by other notes, that enables you to simply sniff, be enveloped by vanilla-ness, close your eyes, and smile.
By   - artist from San Francisco on 11/23/2013
With the temp plummeting and snow on the ground, i turn to my gourmand scents....and thankfully this one is right up my alley. Bought it unsniffed just from the description and it does not disappoint! Warm, gooey, yummy but not over the top.
By   - Attorney from New York on 11/8/2012
I'm so pleased by this scent. My favorite perfume for years was Tihota by Induit and they stop making it! After buying many different Vanillas onlt to be disappointed at last I found this. Heavenly, dreamy and what I love on me.
By   - Pilates Instructor from Ashland on 10/8/2012
Mmm.. creamy, smooth butterschotch-candy, just melting in your mouth! Vanillary and buttery, creamy and craving! I don´t find it cloying or chemical at all - this is the real thing! A delicious scent during fall - winter and especially christmastime. I´m just afraid this gorgeous scent will increase my apetite!
By   - Sweden on 9/16/2012
I purchased a sample of this - I have never smelled anything as wonderful, I was blown away. I literally swooned when I smelled it! Very creamy, smells sensual, the best vanilla scent I've ever had the pleasure of smelling. The absolute best part is that my husband swooned too. I'm saving up a bit to purchase the large bottle, Please don't ever stop carrying this gorgeous perfume! Thank you :)
By  on 8/8/2012
I ordered several foodie/gourmand samples in one batch, and though this is not my least favorite of the order, it is definitely not my favorite either. I found this to smell, on me, rather synthetic. I can pick up the notes described, but didn't feel like they smelled as they REALLY should. More chemical, and cloyingly sweet. It reminds me of generic vanilla - something you'd get at Bath and Body works as a body splash..
By  on 5/2/2012
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