Lush describe this perfume; 'The sweet and sensual real vanilla and jasmine absolutes are supported by the burnt caramel-like scent of tonka bean in this delicious perfume. Vanillary is a grown-up gourmand. Its character really warms and develops on the skin and you'll get many compliments wearing it.'
As I've said in previous reviews, I dislike the fake vanilla smells that most companies use to scent their products. There is nothing more beautiful than the natural fragrance of vanilla pods, and when a company douses this smell with synthetic chemicals, it's off-putting.
Vanillary (like with all good perfumes) is a very strong and overpowering scent at first; one that takes a little while to 'settle' on the skin. However, once the initial scent has had a few minutes to work it's magic, the smell it gives off is wonderful. At first it releases a scent reminiscent of burnt marshmallow and hot caramel - a smell created by the inclusion of tonka bean in the ingredients list. As the fragrance acclimatises on your skin, a rich vanilla smell works its way through with an undertone of Jasmine to add spice and maturity.
It's not surprising that Vanillary is one of Lush's biggest perfume sellers - it's a delicious naturally sweet smell that lasts for hours; I have hardly ever needed to reapply this scent, even when I am out for long periods of time.
This is a unique, floral and somewhat smokey vanilla. You can really smell the tonka and jasmine - both scents coming through at different stages whilst being worn. It's sweet but not uberly cloying sweet, which makes for a mature feminine fragrance.
I find Vanillary incredibly sexy, supple and deliciously sensual. I just wish it would last even longer on my body, as I find myself spraying it obsessively on my skin and clothes. This is one of my all-time favourite Lush products, and definitely one of the best perfumes I've ever owned.
Quantative Ingredients: Organic Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Candelilla Wax, Perfume, Titanium Dioxide, Vanilla Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Tonka Absolute, Vanilla Pod Powder, Hydroxycitronellal, *Coumarin, *Benzyl Cinnamate, Colour 77492.
2015 Price: £28 for 30ml.
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