Hi there Posse! Back in my year end roundup for 2021 I mentioned Une Vervaine by the Obvious brand. Currently I’m working my way through a 3ml Surrender To Chance Une Vanille decant and loving it sick. There’s maybe one wear left after writing and it’s now quite high on the To Buy List. I love the idea that brand creator David Frossard has; of blending simplicity and elegance in (with) self-respect and environmental protection. The packaging are as recycled and recyclable as is possible today.
Une Vanille by Obvious 2020
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Tonka Bean
Bean sweet. Both tonka and vanilla being seeds/pods. It’s not a bakery sweetness, well not a complete cake. Une Vanille is dryer, less edible, more woody and darker. Much like the thick, dry, boozy, smoked earthy scent of a real vanilla pod. A shapeshifter and yet from afar or in dry down a better than skin scent.
If those super sweet candy gourmands are your favourite then this might be too sophisticated for you. On the other hand Une Vanille could be a very easy next level. It could even be a heavier, sexier, night or winter scent.
For those that really don’t love the super sweeties the darkness and nuance here will be far more important than that it’s sweet.
As the heart emerges I find that Une Vanille dries out completely. Becomes quite like a vanilla version of sandalwood, dry but creamy and still a little sweet over the woodiness. This is how the fragrance continues till fade. Surprisingly I still get fine vanilla wafts 8 hours later, sheer as.
100% unisex, moderate projection after about 40 minutes and very good longevity, without becoming annoying. After about 6 hours it’s soft enough to add a different scent over the top, as long as it’s got some vanilla or amber tucked away inside.
Would you Une Vanille?