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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Review: Yves Rocher Vanille Noire Eau de Parfum


Yves Rocher has recently introduced a new scent into their Secrets D'Essences line. The new scent is Vanille Noire aka Black Vanilla for those who failed French class, a new take on your traditional vanilla scent. Being a major vanilla fan I was super pumped to try it. Last time I placed and order, the full size bottle was not available for purchase, but I did snag a free mini bottle (as shown) it is just too cute! It is a mini replica of the full size and even comes in a mini box just like it's momma does.

On to the scent: First off if you aren't a fan of sweet fragrances, you don't have to worry. This is not another sweet take on vanilla. Don't get me wrong, as a Pink Sugar fan I love a sweet scent, but this vanilla is a warmer more grounded scent. As the name suggests, this is a darker vanilla, truer to what you would get from a real vanilla pod. This scent isn't singularly vanilla though, it has some depth thanks to the layering of three unique vanillas: the sensual, leathery notes of Vanilla Bourbon Absolute, the sweet and floral Tahitian Vanilla Absolute, and Ugandan Vanilla Absolute with its spicy, woody character.

Vanille Noire family: eau de parfum, roll on, shower gel, and body lotion

I have only been using this for a few days and I have to say it is going to be a favorite for a long time. I have found that while the scent lasts on my skin for a day or two it does fade a fair bit, so reapplication is nice for that extra oomph. It is a nice touch that they have introduced a purse size roll on version for on the go application, along with the basic shower gel and body lotion. I have already ordered a bottle of perfume and body lotion. I love Yves Rocher perfumed body lotions! They scent is very full and you can still get a boost of fragrance without even layering the perfume.

On the Canadian Yves Rocher site the perfume was selling for $69, but I see now it is on sale for $39 and all of the "extras" are discounted too. I always wait a bit when they launch something new as it always goes on sale. Are you a vanilla fan? Will you be picking up on this fragrance?



6 comments:

  1. Thanks, I'm thinking to buy it, I'll try this product, sure.

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  2. crazy!! I am french, fan of yves rocher, I am in the store like every month or so and !I was there yesterday lol and never seen this perfume!!
    So next time (tommorow) I will check!

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  3. I love vanilla and this sounds great to me!!!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  4. @Chica
    Your very welcome!

    @killou.killou
    You are lucky to live near one! Odd that it wasn't in the store yet. I got my full size bottle in the mail today (along with the body lotion.)

    @Marie
    I think you would like this then!

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  5. I've tried this new fragrance and i still prefer vanilla essence from "Les Plaisirs Natur".

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