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We fell in love with Atelier Cologne’s Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue at first sniff. Unlike most vanilla scents, this one is fresh, not sweet. Top notes of bright lime and coriander mingle with middle notes of jasmine and oak moss, while Madagascar vanilla and amber notes anchor the scent. Happily, the romantic fragrance lasts all day — we’re smitten and you will be too.
When I saw that I was getting a Vanilla perfume I was hesitant because I'm not into the sweet smelling scents. But when this arrived it definitely took me by surprise, it smells great! It isn't overpowering at all. I just don't think I'd be able to afford it though in the regular bottle.4
This scent is much too sweet for me, almost sickeningly so.1
I love vanilla notes and was really excited that this perfume was in my box this month - but this was a huge disappointment. It was a very aging scent and intense in an almost baby powder or mothball direction (chemical). The vanilla, lime and jasmine notes aren't particularly distinguishable from one another and the branding of a "vanilla" cologne was just a poor choice on Atelier's part.1
While I like vanilla scents, especially in the winter, this cologne is not for me. I enjoyed the scent when I first applied it, but then I felt like I was wearing my man's cologne. Maybe I will give it another shot.4
It's a shame that I love the smell so much, because its so darn expensive! The smell is warm and sweet, but not overpowering. I will definitely use my sample down the the last drop!5
I've loved all the perfume samples Birchbox has sent me, but was worried when I saw this one was vanilla, because I HATE vanilla scents...but I was SO pleasantly surprised! It's more of a soft, smokey lime scent that I ADORE. A big change from the more floral scents I usually use, but very welcome and refreshing. I only wish it came in a slightly smaller/cheaper version so I could purchase it!5
I thought I wouldn't like this product because vanilla scent is always so heavy and cloying. This fragrence was a little strong to start, but it mellowed and smelled very nice for alot longer than I expected. Nice product5
I'm a huge Vanilla fragrance lover and this is a beautiful scent! It dries nicely and the vanilla really warms up. Just wish it wasn't expensive!5
I was very excited to receive this perfume sample - I had hope that this would finally be the vanilla scent I have been looking for. It isn't a sweet vanilla which I liked, but it seems to have a bit of a matronly smell to me. I prefer my perfume to have a bit more of a pop to it. I also didn't love the packaging. I personally prefer to be able to spray my perfume. I know this perfume is supposed to be lightly applied at pulse points, but I always have trouble getting a good feel for the scent when there isn't a spray top.2
I typically love vanilla scents, but this smells awful. I tried it out on my wrists, and I haven't been able to get the odor off of me all day. It is harsh and overpowering, and I definitely would not recommend it.1