Heya Posse, Vaninger. Every time I briefly look at the name you KNOW what I read right? HA HA HA HA! Now I have no idea what one of those smells like but I reckon all the stupid misogynist jokes about them must be wrong or there’d be no population, don’t you think? Vaninger on the other hand I know very well. It ended up being one of the four fragrances that made it shipboard with me on the South Pacific Cruise, which was fricken ripper BTW. Out of the ten nights we were gone Vaninger got three full days of wear.
Vaninger by Oliver Valverde for Oliver & Co
Oliver & Co gives these featured accords:
Ambrosian, benzoin, fresh ginger, ginger co2 extract, hedione, heliotrope, kumquat, lemon, timbersilk, tolu balsam, turmeric, vanilla absolute, white musks
The opening is citrus and ginger with an array of extras that I can’t pick. Pretty soon the vanilla and resins come join the sizzle and while Vaninger does ebb and flow through its lifespan the ride is not jumpy or bumpy. It’s as smooth as amber glass pebbles you might find on the beach. You’d think with all the notes that it would be extremely warm as a scent but no, cool. Cool but cosy. It should be a gourmand and it skirts the genre but remaining as cool and dry as it does keeps it out of the pantry.
Vaninger works in the outdoor heat of the tropics and the icy cool of air-conditioning and was a perfect foil to the rapid changes on board ship. There must be 3 or 4ml of my 16ml travel bottle gone already because I’d refresh myself after swimming or showers, before meals or adventures.
Here are four of my favourite cruise pics. I’ve never arrived home from a holiday so relaxed. Even though I caught the cld from hell, still I came home calm and happy. Now I’m organising my crew to do it too.
Our super cool crew.
Internal Promenade Deck with shops, cafe and pub. I loved strolling around here and sitting with mates having a chat.
Lucky shot off Deck 4 where the girls came to smoke
Isle of Pines. My first time swimming in the sea this century. Normally I’m terrified.
Below is a chance for you to try Vaninger too.
16ml Vaninger Travel GIVEAWAY
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
This week we will have one winner who will receive:
1 x 16ml Travel Size of Vaninger by Oliver & Co
P&H Anywhere in the world
HOW DO YOU WIN?
Please go to Oliver & Co<<JUMP and tell us a fragrance and ONE of its notes in the comments below
(NO DOUBLE UPS!)
Entries Close Saturday 18th February 2017 10pm and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by random.org
The winner will have till Thursday 23rd February 2017 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit