It’s a weird thing about vanilla. I used to hate it. I like sweet, juicy scents. Fruity ones and most definitely gourmand anything but vanilla wasn’t a scent I loved to much later in life.
Nowadays I have many, many vanilla fragrances in my life but when I think of the ultimate vanilla, the top vanilla that I wouldn’t want to live without, two fragrances come to mind.
Stila Creme Bouquet and Lush Vanillary are by far the two best vanilla fragrances in the world as far as I’m concerned. Stila sadly discontinued Creme Bouquet a while ago. Why they did this is beyond me! It is perfect vanilla blend that’s comforting, unique, and truly gorgeous. I hope someday they’ll bring it back. Thankfully I have a small stockpile of it to keep me comfortable until that hopeful day arrives.
The second best vanilla in the world would be Vanillary which comes from our friends at Lush. This is what I’d like to think lightest, fluffiest white wedding cake smells like. A perfect gourmand vanilla that’s sweet, slightly cake-y, creamy, and slightly balsamic. It is positively dreamy!
I purchased a 3.4 oz bottle of Vanillary my last trip to London and when I got home I was regretful for not purchasing another. I decided I’d head onto Lush UK and grab one. Sadly, they do not ship such large bottles to the US.
Oh woe was me.
The thing with Lush is you never know when the rug will be slipped from under your feet. They discontinue products willy nilly like my beloved Potion. Needless to say being a Lush fan means you’ll develop anxiety and want to be sure you hoard away all your favorite things from them less they disappear tomorrow. Although I already have quite a few smaller bottles of Vanillary I felt positively delighted and comforted that the scent was available in a 3.4 oz size. This allowed me to hoard a little easier. But there was so much sadness when I couldn’t order a second bottle.
Much to my delight Lush US stores recently got 3.4 oz bottles of most all scents including Vanillary. Mind you they don’t come cheap! Vanillary will set you back $79.95. Ouch! But to me it is so worth it. I quickly hauled two bottles to hoard away in a dark spot in my closet just in case one day Lush decides to take it away from me.
You can get yours now at any Lush store.
Are you a Vanillary fan?