You can go ahead and add The Body Shop Madagascar Vanilla Flower Fragrance Mist and Perfume Oil to my list of things to love. I was been a terribly bad girl last week and was shopping clearance at on the Body Shop;s website and I thought to myself, “Hey, you never tried Madagascar Vanilla Flower, now’s your chance, it’s on sale!”
Now I’m pretty pick with vanilla. I blame Stila! Stila Creme Bouquet has ruined ALL vanilla fragrances for me and now I expect any and all vanilla fragrances to smell as lush, warm, inviting and delicious as Creme Bouquet.
Unfortunately, The Body Shop Madagascar Vanilla Flower IS NOT Creme Bouquet but it’s still a rather delightfully fresh vanilla fragrance that’s utterly wearable.
I purchased both the The Body Shop Madagascar Vanilla Flower Fragrance Mist ($5.60) and Perfume Oil ($4) because I thought I’d layer them. Knowing my body chemistry I knew the fragrance mist wouldn’t linger or have as good a throw as I would like so used along with the perfume oil I can get the fragrance to last a lot longer!
Apparently Madagascar Vanilla Flower has changed notes and there’s a lot of reviews on the Body Shop’s site stating how much better the old version was. Well, I don’t know what I’m missing because I never tried the old formula but I will say I REALLY like the new one so I’m golden.
This is a weird fragrance as it tends to morph a good deal. At first mist it’s a little bit of a vanilla gourmand and has a little hint of cake to it. But as it dries down you get a very sensual, sexy blend of warm almost tropical floral notes. Further dry down you’ll find it goes spicy and even oriental giving the fragrance a slight powdery musk that radiates warmth and sultriness. You can put it in the “sexy vanilla” class because the floral notes really add an element of warmth. It’s both delicious and enticing.
I do wish it would last long but as I mentioned above the perfume oil does add a bit of a longer wear when using the fragrance mist.
This one is a keeper.
You can grab The Body Shop Madagascar Vanilla Flower dirt cheap on their website where it is now on sale and available in a range of fragrance, bath, and body products.
Get it at www.thebodyshop-usa.com.
Share your thoughts!