penultimate vanilla


Vanilla Part VII has come out on Olfactoria today for all those vanilla nuts who might be interested. We look at Vanille des Isles, Havana Vanille and 7 Billion Hearts this time….

You can read the reviews here

Last part of the vanillathon next week (for the time being…my love for the smell is inexhaustible and, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, I’ll be back….)


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12 responses to “penultimate vanilla

  1. brie

    Adding to my list of “the samples I must send to Neil” will be the LaVanilla Series that sells at Sephora (somehow I get the feeling that I will be sending you packages on a regular basis …if I ever get those damn vials!!!!!)

  2. brie

    Oh and I forgot to add that I am holding you to those vanilla pods!

  3. Hello there! This post could not be written much better! Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I’ll send this post to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Tora

    Dear Neil, I hope this message finds you…. I just tried Tihota by Indult. This could be the very best vanilla I have ever tried. It is so smooth and perfect. there is a little woodiness, a little booziness, and a very creamy musk base. There are NO sharp edges, no food smell no colying sweetness, no powder. Straight up freshly scraped vanilla pods. I just had to tell you about this!!!!

    • Aaaaaaaaagh and it’s so damn expensive, no?

      You know I am doing Perfume Lover’s London in March, speaking on vanilla? I have been told I need this. I think I probably do.

      Is it gorgeous?

      • Tora

        I think you would find it quite beautiful. I immediately thought of you when I first wore it. I would love to be in London for that event!! Again, I am more than happy to send you some from my decant.

      • What can I give you in exchange?

      • Tora

        Gosh, nothing I can think of. Did you ever get to try the vanilla napalm that is Raghba? I have tons of that! Oh, and I can send some Tabac Rouge, also!! Email me your address and I can mail these off to you!!

      • No! Tell me something I can send you as well.

        Something vintage I can drain with pained expression.

        Even though I am sure I have a really bad reputation on here. I make promises and then life drags me along and I don’t put vial to envelope. I do mean to, though.

      • Tora

        Well the only vintage I have any interest in is Tabac Blonde and Jicky. But my world does not hinge on receiving either. I am heading to the P.O. later today if you email me your address!!

      • I can’t remember if we have exchanged addresses or not so here is my email:

        I really appreciate it

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