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My New Obsession: Vanilla 44 by Le Labo
I purchased this for a fellow blogger at Colette in Paris. The price was around $250. I never got around to sending it to her due to being lazy and stressed over life. It is no excuse. Time flew and a year has gone past. While cleaning my stash this weekend, I finally unwrapped this fume.
I wanted to see what the fuss was all about.
This is hardcore magnificent. It is all smoke, woods with a dash of a vanilla pod. Now Smell This reports that it is called Vanille 44 because it contains 44 notes.
You have to read the Robin's beautiful review:
I can not detect the other 41 notes. It is just a great ball of smoke and heaven. The sillage is more of a "close to the skin scent". It also lightly wafts and shimmers in the air around you. The drydown is when the vanilla takes center stage. It is thick but not really sweet. It almost smells burnt...in a good way.
Finally my sheer laziness has paid off. I love and heart this fragrance.