The teen magazines I used to read in middle school always suggested that vanilla extract could be worn as a cheap, delicious-smelling perfume. But whenever I dabbed the foodstuff on my wrists like the magazines suggested, I just smelled like a cake in progress.
I love vanilla, though, so ever since I was a teen, I've been on the hunt for a natural, wearable vanilla fragrance. Here are a few I've found; if you have other favorites, please share!
Satu Vanilla Infusion Eau de Parfum ($48 for 3 ounces) is a crisp, floral-leaning vanilla scent that's more summery than sweet.
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LaVanila Pure Vanilla ($56 for 1.7 ounces) is a more true vanilla scent than the Satu but still slightly exotic, with vanilla bean and patchouli.
Demeter Vanilla Ice Cream ($20 for 1 ounce) from the Sweet Delights Collection is the most sugary vanilla scent in the bunch, but it's very pleasant and not too heavy. The label even features a recipe for vanilla ice cream.