MOODEAUX'S NoteBook: Vanilla, The Most-Versatile of Them All?
Written By: Brianna Arps
Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla. The timeless fragrance note that literally *everyone* seems to be talking about these days, regardless of whether they're a fan or not.
The innate, cozy warmth this hero ingredient imparts makes it easily identifiable and extra versatile. In fact, vanilla's adaptability stems from a unique ability to compliment a wide range of other scents (fruits, spices, florals, woods, etc.) — creating diverse and captivating accords many perfume lovers simply just can't resist.
Let's drive a little deeper, shall we?
Vanilla is appreciated by both women and men, contributing to its widespread popularity. Its gender-neutral nature allows perfumers to create scents that appeal to super broad audiences who shop from both sides of the proverbial shelf.
The comforting, soothing and indulgent nature of vanilla provides an instant pick-me-up whenever you need one most. It's almost like an encapsulated "hug" for the senses! Not to mention, a LOT of vanilla-forward fragrances function as aphrodisiacs, seducing wearers and those in close proximity with each spritz.
I'm someone who picks out my perfume of the day based on my mood — not because it's morning or night, hot or cold outside. But! If I was, I know I'd ALWAYS be able to find a well-suited vanilla fragrance that works for any occasion. Typically, lighter vanilla juices are associated with daytime spring and/or summer aromas, while deeper, more spicy vanilla blends are favored for nighttime fall and/or winter scents.
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