Vanilla Base Notes
Everyone loves a calming fragrance with recognizable base notes, so it’s no surprise that vanilla perfume is a favorite for many. This scent evokes a feeling of warmth, lingering on the skin for a pleasant, sweet dry-down that is subtle yet noticeable. Fragrances with this base note are cozy and calming, appropriate for every occasion and season, but is especially lovely during the colder months.
One thing that sets this base note apart from other bases is the versatility is provided in the fragrance. Though it is widely used by designers, its softness and adaptability mean that vanilla perfume can be accented with many kinds of middle and top notes, allowing for uniqueness in every different blend.
Some of the most well-known designer brands use this spice for their base notes. If you love this warm scent, then you will love Valentina Assoluto, designed by Olivier Cresp and featuring fruity floral notes. You may also enjoy Songes for Women by Annick Goutal, which rounds out the base with jasmine and powdery accords, and Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior, a darker oriental blend that fuses spice, musk, and moss. 24 Faubourg by Hermes and Aventus for Men by Creed also showcase this base, proving that vanilla perfume is as versatile as it is popular.
A few other notable fragrances are Wonderstruck Enchanted by Taylor Swift, Gucci Rush, and Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture. Wonderstruck Enchanted by Taylor Swift is a fun, flirty fragrance with top notes of wild berries, passion fruit, and pink poppies. Sugar-glazed champaca petals, white musk, blonde woods, white freesia, and peony blossoms are other notes that make up this fantastic fragrance. Debuting in 2012, this scent—just like its namesake—has certainly made its way up the charts and into the hearts and homes of many.
Shalimar by Guerlain is a fragrance inspired by the epic love story between Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Named after Mumtaz’s favorite garden, this scent layers the warm, spicy base with all the splendor and complexity of an Indian palace orchard. Brit for Women by Burberry is a long-standing favorite that employs this note, along with sugared almonds, Italian lime, and amber. Whatever your blend of choice, The Perfume Spot has a vanilla perfume that will suit you perfectly.