With the weather turning cool and the season changing, it's the perfect time to embrace one of the coziest and comforting of fragrance notes, the beguiling and softly sweet vanilla. A staple of great perfumes for its loveliness as a base note, it rounds out and adds depth to everything from mouthwatering gourmands to spicy orientals, with notes ranging from candy-like sweetness to a boozy, rich caramel.
Vanilla is often hidden deep at the heart of a fragrance, but we've chosen four that bring the note to the forefront in beautiful and creative ways. Choose your favorite and wear it as the weather gets chilly - a guilt-free sweet treat for the senses....
Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille Perfume by Serge Lutens
Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille softly seduces with a cool, creamy take on the sugary note. A lifelike, natural vanilla mingles with bitter almond and sweet woods, drying down into an unusual and utterly magical smokiness on skin.
L'Artisan Parfumeur Vanille Absolument Perfume by L'Artisan Parfumeur
L'Artisan Parfumeur Vanille Absolument puts a touch of rumba in your step with notes of Mexican vanilla pods, spicy rum and tobacco leaf, creating a sultry veil of fragrance that transports its wearer to a warm night in Havana.
Montale Paris Vanilla Absolu Perfume by Montale
Montale Paris Vanille Absolu satisfies even the sweetest tooth with a treacly blend of warm vanilla blended with a twist of cinnamon and clove, creating a tasteful and confectionery gourmand.
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Extreme Perfume by Comptoir Sud Pacifique
Take a trip to a Tahitian isle at sunset with Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Extreme perfume. The sweetest island vanilla is layered with creamy milk and heady heliotrope, drying down to a heavenly tropical spice on skin.