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Very Wearable Vanilla Scents

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.

Two more wearable vanilla scents, so

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.

motavate motavate 9 years
I am VERY surprised the La Maison de la Vanille line was not mentioned. They're based around aromatic variation of vanilla, the "All Vanillas of the World" range from La Maison de la Vanille lends a different note to each vanilla base... I have Vanille Noire du Mexique and get complements every time I wear it.
Holly-J Holly-J 10 years
Member Pennylane has it right/ The Comptoir company makes fantastic vanilla themed scents. I wear one of their vanillas with my signiture scent, so that no one can duplicate my smell. Both men and women love it!! The vanilla scent by victoria secret is also pretty nice, and not expensive at all.
riva riva 10 years
I also use the Body Shop perfume oil and I love it. It also helps me with my cravings for sweets during the day...strange thing, I thought smelling something so sweet would make me want to eat more sweets but it is rather the opposite...
Lill-McGill Lill-McGill 10 years
Vanilla is not really my thing but I love the bottle for the "Satu Vanilla Infusion Eau de Parfum"
belle_bat-55 belle_bat-55 10 years
Trish McEvoy's #9, Blackberry & Vanilla Musk, is sultry, earthy, and sweet...a very sophisticated vanilla. I've worn it for years (until I recently switched to a summer fragrance, Kenzo Amour).
Hautie Hautie 10 years
I love body lotions that have a base scent of vanilla. But I have never been a fan of the perfumes. But I like the sounds of the vanilla apricot one someone mention above...
lovealways lovealways 10 years
I've fallen in love with LaVanila's Vanilla Grapefruit fragrance. The grapefruit does fade away after awhile, but the vanilla scent that remains is delicious.
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
My body chemistry is good with Vanilla, but I dont care to wear it. I do like Vanilla candles!
sapphire_dream sapphire_dream 10 years
I have Fresh brand Vanilla perfume from Sephora and it smells amazing! Whenever I wear it I always get complements! It's not too overpowering or cookie/baking smelling.
Glosslizard Glosslizard 10 years
I love Hanae Mori Butterfly which has notes described by Sephora as "...a distinctive tone of strawberries and almond, giving an impression of vanilla." It really smells like an oriental vanilla fragrance without being too cloying. Might be good for vanilla-sensitive types out there!
Lisa871983 Lisa871983 10 years
I have been wearing Victoria's Secret Vanilla Lace body spray for years. It smells soooo good and it is cheap!!
kayleigh83 kayleigh83 10 years
Mmm, I love vanilla!! I like The Body Shop Vanilla perfume oil. Straight up vanilla but not in a too bakery-like way... smells so sexy.
vogue92 vogue92 10 years
If you have a love for vanillia fragrances you MUST try wal-marts (yes wal-mart!) Simply Basic lotion in Vanillia Sugar. This is my ultimate cheap find.
z0mbieFck z0mbieFck 10 years
i love me some vanilla scent
angelthelson angelthelson 10 years
the demeter one looks so delish!!! yum!! ;-)
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
Vanilla scents give me a headache. I don't know why, but one of my friends is the same way. It's only perfumes because vanilla extract is okay and so are foods with vanilla. I get sick when I smell coconut scents, too.
clarkware clarkware 10 years
Thanks for the suggestion Pennylane (post #1)! I am always on the lookout for a new vanilla-type cologne. I just looked on and it got great reviews!
sofi sofi 10 years
I love Vanilla scents. Want to try the LaVanila ones at Sephora soon. I just got a Fresh Vanilla fragrance half-off at Bath&Body Works big sale-not bad for 9 bucks. Also, L'occitane has great vanilla fragrances and candles.
Autumn87 Autumn87 10 years
Ooooh, this list is awesome! :) I just love vanilla scents! Thanks!
steen steen 10 years
The LaVanila is to die for! I sampled it at Sephora and fell in love with it.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
I love that first bottle!!
natalieb1 natalieb1 10 years
The Anthropologie vanilla perfume is very nice and unlike everything else in the store it is very inexpensive!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
People used to give me vanilla scented fragrances and creams all the time and I never knew why, since I hate it. But I do like it when it's roughed up a little, mixed with leather or a really deep musk. I want it to smell kind of masculine b/c I hate the cutesiness of it (even though it's my favorite flavor of all time! I could live on vailla cupcakes.) Years ago, I wore a men's cologne called "Raw Vanilla" and it was nice. Warm vanilla with woods, spice and amber. A tough girl scent (or a soft boy scent, on the other side.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
This scent is too sweet for me. Only like vanilla in one form - icecream!!:)
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
My body chemistry doesn't mesh well with vanilla. It smells like road tar on me. :S
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