Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Vanilla Noir by Bath and Body Works
Carnation, Gardenia, Tuberose, Vanilla.
Cinnamon, Cashmeran, Musk, Sandalwood, Toffee, Vanilla.
Vanilla Noir by Bath and Body Works is a fragrance that caught me off guard. I fully expected vanilla to be the premier implementation and yet Tuberose holds claim to that throne. This also wears a bit heavier than the Eau de Toilette it's listed to be. On me, it performs similar to an EDP, but just a tad less dense. I assure you that I'm not complaining as I am presently surprised at the quality, longevity and sillage Vanilla Noir possesses. I ended up with a 75ml. bottle recently and while I find that it works fairly well on me, I would enjoy smelling this fragrance on a woman even more.
Vanilla Noir leans feminine, but I didn't have any reservations about giving it a full wearing. The other listed notes are interesting, but on my skin Vanilla Noir is all about spicy Tuberose atop a smooth bed of vanilla that has a musky undercurrent.
Sillage is very nice and longevity is approximately 7 hours. I do not know how the body mist and other flankers of Vanilla Noir hold up in comparison to this EDT. I do know that this is an extremely good value for the money. Thumbs up from Aromi for Bath and Body Works Vanilla Noir.