Saturday, May 22, 2010
Martine Micallef: Vanille Aoud
The vanilla here is a highly sweetened, wholesome and gourmandy one. Substantial and creamy. What is interesting here is how the zingy aroma of oudh compliments the vanilla and sets it apart from being a typical vanilla gourmand. One would most likely find the caramel+vanilla combo strikingly similar to the one in Un Bois Vanille of Serge Lutens. It is the oudh that gives Vanille Aoud a different complexion, and a little more substance. This is a pretty straight-forward scent. The name fits the concoction perfectly. Sweet-toothed vanilla lovers alert!