Published On:

November 5, 2022

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November 14, 2022

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11 Best Vanilla Perfumes That Smell Great 

The Best vanilla perfumes: sensual, warm, and exotic - this sweet scent was even once considered an aphrodisiac! You might want to think about adding a vanilla scented perfume to your collection if you're looking for something sexy. It is one of the most beautiful and delicious vanilla scents in the world that brings a sense of comfort and happiness.

The light and creamy smell emphasizes beauty and femininity simultaneously. The scents on our list of the best vanilla scents for ladies have the bonus of being quite versatile too. 

A Vanilla fragrance is special. Here are the 11 of the top scents that will spice things up for you whenever you wear them!

Best Vanilla Perfumes

Amazing Smells Of Vanilla Perfumes

1. Best Vanilla Perfume 2021 - Tom Ford Vanille  EDP

Tom Ford Tobacco Eau de Parfum

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille EDP

The top vanilla perfume, Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford, really showcases the sexy and sensual side of this fragrance. This is a classic vanilla scent, a luxury unisex perfume with a timeless appeal.

Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum comes from the acclaimed private collection of Tom Ford; a real catch as a perfume. It has been a staple of the niche perfume community since 2007, and for good reason!

This elegant Tobacco Vanille opens with a gentle projection of very sweet best tobacco, vanilla, and tonka bean notes. Other than the tobacco, the opening is sweet and gourmand. The tobacco note in this fragrance is intense but aromatic and soft.

As the fragrance settles down, the dried fruit notes come up and intensify the already very sweet tones. The cacao, woody, and spicy notes remain in the background. The Vanilla notes are the real backbone of this perfume, making this an excellent choice for a warm. sweet fragrance. 

This Vanilla Eau de Parfum is better suited for fall and winter and cooler weather in spring, and can also be worn both day and night.

Since Tobacco Vanille is such a sophisticated fragrance, it is more suited to someone in their thirties on classy, special occasions, like dates or black-tie events.

Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford is an intoxicating scent - in my opinion it is the best among the vanilla scents, make it you signature scent!

Interested in exploring more Tom Ford perfumes? In our article Tom Ford Perfumes For Women 2021 we review 10 of these unique fragrances - do have a look!

Top Vanilla perfume notes:

Top Notes: Tobacco leaf, Spices. Middle: Vanilla, Cacao, Tonka bean, Tobacco blossom. Base notes: Dried fruits, Woody notes.

2. Diptyque Paris Eau Duelle Eau de Parfum

Diptyque Eau Duelle Eau De Parfum

Diptyque Paris Eau Duelle EDP

Diptyque is a French niche perfume house, known for their luxury fragrances and scented candles.

This list of the best vanilla fragrances would not be complete without mentioning Eau Duelle: a rich, creamy, and cozy scent that is sweet without being too sweet. The refined subtle sweetness of the scented perfume is well balanced with the fresh and woody notes. This is the best oriental spicy fragrance that will get you many compliments.

The Bourbon vanilla in Eau Duelle is subtle at first but comes more to the forefront during the dry down. Eau Duelle opens with spicy pink pepper and cardamom. Then, the rich and creamy vanilla scented perfume becomes more apparent with some smoky and woody accords. The other notes play a support role.

This Vanilla Eau de Parfum is a unisex fragrance. Being a sophisticated vanilla cologne, men above the age of 20 are wearing this Eau Duelle. This fragrance is perfect for cooler weather and for all occasions, from special events to casual use. The longevity is moderate, and the sillage is above average.

Eau Duelle is a subtle fragrance, but still noticeable.

Notes-Top: Pink pepper, Cardamom, Saffron. Middle: Bourbon vanilla, Juniper berries, Olibanum, Black tea, BergamotBase notes: Musk, Elemi resin, Ambergris.

3. Vanilla Perfume For Women - Gold Couture EDP

Viva La Juicy Gold Couture

Gold Couture is a really high-quality scent with a sensual nature. alluring scent will indulge your senses with its delicious combination of ingredients.

Launched in 2014, Gold Couture is a floral fruity gourmand fragrance. This is a modernization of the Viva La Juicy fragrance from Juicy Couture released in 2008. A sexy and sultry fragrance - perfect for when you’re feeling a little flirty.

Gold Couture opens with a jammy raspberry, strawberry scent. Then the honeysuckle nectar, dewy and sweet, and jasmine sambac, gorgeous and magnetic, some to the fore. After dry down, the fruits and florals are cloaked by a blanket of warm rich caramel and hypnotic vanilla aroma. The Amber notes add depth and a bit of powder. The sandalwood, faintly perceptible now and then, grounds some of the sweetness.

Gold Couture is the best feminine scent that can be worn both day and night. This fragrance is more ideal for cooler weather, like fall or winter and can be worn for all occasions, making it quite versatile. Gold Couture is quite a long lasting vanilla fragrance, and the sillage is moderate.

Notes-Top: Wild berries. Middle: Honeysuckle, Jasmine sambac. Base notes: Caramel, Vanilla, Amber, Sandalwood.

4. Best Vanilla Perfume - Mon Guerlain EDP Intense

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Launched in 2017, Mon Guerlain was relatively recently included into the range of best vanilla fragrances. Since its release, it has been a top-seller, and once you smell it, you’ll understand why.

Mon Guerlain is an oriental woody fragrance inspired by women. This perfume blends at the opening a pleasant combination of best lavender and bergamot. The bergamot is subdued and pleasant. If you want to know what does Bergamot smell like, we do have the answer in an article.  

Then jasmine and iris enter the mix as it starts to dry down. The iris gives a soft powdery texture to this floral fragrance. The vanilla becomes increasingly pronounced with the dry down. In the end, jasmine and vanilla become the most prominent notes and they really are quite a pleasant feminine combination. 

Mon Guerlain is for all seasons except summer – the heat makes it seem cloying. Although better suited for day wear, Mon Guerlain can be worn both day and night. This is one of the more long lasting among the vanilla aromas. The sillage is moderate.

Notes-Top: Lavender, Bergamot. Middle: Iris, Jasmine sambac, Rose. 

Base notes: Tahitian vanilla, Coumarin, Australian sandalwood, Benzoin, Licorice, Patchouli. 

5. Coconut Vanilla Perfume - Dior Hypnotic Poison

Hypnotic-Poison-by-Christian-Dior

As the name would suggest, Hypnotic Poison has plenty of attitude. Launched in 1998, this is generally known as the “Golden Age" of fragrances. Plenty of staples of female perfumery came out of the 1990’s, and Hypnotic Poison continues to be on our list of best vanilla perfume.

Hypnotic Poison Eau de Toilette is one fragrance that has stood the test of time. This vanilla fragrance combines with coconut, flowers, and best sandalwood to create an intoxicating scent.

The opening is lovely with tuberose, apricot, plum and smooth coconut. These notes are not at all sharp, and very appealing. As the fragrance dries down, the almond and vanilla become prominent, with caraway adding some interest. The almond is bittersweet and creates a nice contrast with the sweet fruity notes. 

Hypnotic Poison is suited to cooler weather like the winter months. The fragrance is ideal for nighttime wear. This a very long lasting fragrance with a strong sillage. 

Women who love wearing sweet perfumes with gourmand hints will love Hypnotic Poison Eau de Toilette. 

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Notes-Top: Coconut, Plum, Apricot. Middle: Brazilian rosewood, Jasmine, Caraway, Tuberose, Rose, Lily-of-the-valley. Base Notes: Vanilla, Almond, Sandalwood, Musk.

6. Strongest Vanilla Perfume - YSL Black Opium EDP

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium EDP

Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent is a dark and mysterious perfume. An icon since its release in 2014, even today Black Opium is one of the top selling fragrance available on the market.

Black Opium opens with sweet, fruity, white floral notes, gourmand, and spicy notes. The opening is inviting and delectable. The coffee, pear, pink pepper, orange blossom, and jasmine are the most prominent opening notes.


The pear is a juicy sweet fruity note. The best jasmine and orange blossom create a white floral accord: sweet, warm, rich with a citrus touch. 

The pink pepper, bitter almond, and licorice are part of the support notes and add a spicy and nutty touch. 

As the fragrance develops, the vanilla becomes stronger and supports the sweetness initially created by the juicy pear. The coffee and white florals remain at the top of the fragrance, along with the vanilla as featured notes. Finally, the patchouli, cedar, and cashmere wood join in.  

Black Opium is a cooler weather scent that works best during fall and winter. Formal or special occasions are the times to wear Black Opium. This is a very long lasting perfume with a strong sillage.

If you’re a woman who is looking to smell alluring and sexy, then this is the best vanilla scent for you.

Notes-Top: Pear, Pink pepper, Orange blossom. Middle Notes: Coffee, Jasmine, Bitter almond, Licorice. Base Notes: Vanilla, Patchouli, Cedar, Cashmere wood.

7. Mancera Roses Vanille Eau de Parfum

MANCERA Roses Vanille EDP

Mancera Roses Vanille is one of our top oriental vanilla perfumes for women. It was launched in 2011.

Mancera Roses Vanille is a sweet, delicate rose scent with a hint of lemon. On the dry down, it becomes a cozy, powdery and warm vanilla scent with a hint of musk in the background. 

Mancera Roses Vanille will thrill those who love the best gourmand scents with rose accords.

This scent can be worn during the day and also at night, so it is very versatile. Mancera Roses Vanille is one of the best vanilla scents for cooler weather, like fall, winter, and the cooler days in spring. The longevity is excellent and the sillage is strong.

Notes-Top: Lemon, Aqua notes. Middle: Rose, Sugar. Base notes: Vanilla, Sugar, White musk, Cedar.

8. Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille Eau de Parfum

Guerlain 'Spiritueuse Double Vanille' Eau de Parfum

Spiritueuse Double Vanille belongs to Guerlain’s Exclusive Collections - quite a special and exotic fragrance and very popular on our list of vanilla perfume.

Spiritueuse Double Vanille opens up with dry, smooth, incense, woody, smokey, and spicy accords. The best Ylang-ylang can also be noticed in the opening, although it is not very strong. 

The fragrance settles after a few minutes, and begins to show off that beautiful vanilla note, Guerlain's classic spicy vanille, an ingredient of superb quality. Benzoin accompanies the sweet vanilla fragrance, providing a boozy, sweet, feel, which brings body and rounds off the scent. This boozy vanilla perfume stays for a few hours, becoming a skin-scent after 1 hour or so.

Spiritueuse Double Vanille perfume is rich, daring, warm and everything you might want in a scent. It is the perfect perfume for summer, although this scent can be worn all year round.

Fiercely feminine, this scent can be worn during both the day and night and any occasion is the right occasion! Spiritueuse Double Vanille is very long lasting and the sillage is moderate.

Notes-Top: Incense, Pink pepper, Bergamot. Middle: Cedar, Ylang-ylang, Bulgarian rose, Jasmine. Base: Vanilla, Benzoin.

9. Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Eau de Parfum

Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Eau de Parfum

Midnight Romance is a versatile and elegant fragrance. Mysterious and seductive, Midnight Romance is an oriental floral fragrance. Launched in 2014, it is the successor to Romance (launched in 1998).

This fragrance opens with a lovely fresh juicy fruit and a slight citrus sweetness. Within a few minutes the peony and slightly soap-ish freesia come forward.

Midnight Romance is a soft feminine scent that is strong without being overpowering. Midnight Romance can be worn by women of all ages, all year round and is ideal for both day and night wear. Midnight Romance its  suited best for casual wear and daily wear, not black tie events. It is not very long lasting, so you may need to touch up. The sillage is moderate.

Notes-Top: Raspberry, Litchi, Bergamot. Middle: Peony, Freesia, Jasmine sambac. Base: Iris, Vanilla, Ambroxan.

10. Lancome La Vie Est Belle Intensément Eau de Parfum

LA VIE EST BELLE INTENSEMENT by Lancome

La Vie Est Belle Intensément highlights the happiness that we can all find within ourselves (and within our bottle of Lancome’s perfume!).

Being one of Lancome La Vie Est Belle Intensément was launched in 2020, this is a very recent fragrance. La Vie Est Belle Intensément is sexy and unique and will exude class when you wear it. This is a very intense fragrance that is both cozy and playful.

The opening is fruity and sweet scents. The raspberry remains as the floral notes appear and take over most of the fruitiness. Once the raspberry and pink pepper leave center stage, this beautiful trio of vanilla, benzoin and patchouli appear. The vanilla fragrance is heavenly and along with the benzoin it creates a soft, creamy and best sensual aroma, with the patchouli giving some depth which keeps the scent from becoming too sweet and sugary.

La Vie Est Belle Intensément is a day and night scent that is suitable for all occasions, dress up or stay at home. The perfume can be worn during all seasons, except summer.

Notes-Top: Raspberry, Pink pepper, Bergamot. Middle: Heliotrope, Jasmine sambac, Orange blossom. Base: Vanilla, Iris, Benzoin, Patchouli, Sandalwood.

11. Vanilla Perfume For Women -  Angel Eau De Parfum

Thierry Mugler Angel Eau De Parfum

Thierry Mugler's Angel Vanilla Eau de Parfum was launched in 1992 and in fact started the gourmand genre so our list of the best vanilla perfume would be incomplete without it! Angel, an oriental fragrance, was created by Olivier Cresp and Yves de Chirin.

Cotton candy and coconut is paired with fruity and citrusy opening notes. Honey, berries and fruit complement floral and spicy notes for the heart of the fragrance. And chocolate, caramel and warm vanilla bean are paired with patchouli, Tonka bean, amber, musk and sandalwood in the base notes.

Angel is a complex fragrance with fruity, sweet and powdery main accords. This is a delightful and memorable scent that will gently stir your own memories of sweet vanilla delights. 

Angel is warm and sensual. It is best for cold winter nights. The longevity and sillage are both exceptional making this fragrance great for a special night out.

The iconic star shaped bottle just adds to the allure of this perfume and will complement any perfume collection.

Notes-Top: Cotton candy, Coconut, Cassis, Jasmine, Melon, Bergamot, Mandarin orange, Pineapple. Middle Notes: Honey, Red berries, Blackberry, Plum, Apricot, Peach, Jasmine, Orchid, Nutmeg, Rose, Caraway, Lilly-of-the-valley. Base Notes: Patchouli, Chocolate, Caramel, Vanilla, Tonka bean, Amber, Musk, Sandalwood.

FAQ Vanilla Perfumes

What is the sweetest vanilla scent?

The sweetest among the vanilla perfumes is Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum, a sweet smell that men and women enjoy.

What is the best selling vanilla perfume?

 Among all vanilla perfumes the best selling is Lancome La Vie Est Belle Intensément Eau de Parfum.

What scent turns guys on the most?

Men are most attracted to the floral scent of vanilla.

In Conclusion Vanilla Perfumes

So which best vanilla scents is perfect for you? It all depends on what you’re looking for. Rest assured, if you’ve decided that you want to experiment with these fragrances, there’s something that will suit every one of your needs.

Warm, cozy and sexy a vanilla perfume will have you projecting a gorgeous aroma whenever you wear it. This list has showcased the best vanilla perfumes, and should give you some great ideas of what to buy. Burberry also offer some interesting vanilla fragrances - be sure to have a look.

Most vanilla fragrances are long-lasting with a strong sillage - this makes them an excellent choice for a night out on the town. For more ideas, have a look at our article Clubbing Perfumes For Women.  

I am sure you would have noticed how many of these scents contain jasmine - a sensual, rich, and delightful scent that is very long-lasting. Be sure to have a look at our Jasmine Perfumes That Smell Exquisite.

Another scent that goes exceptionally well with vanilla is coconut. If you long to escape to a tropical paradise consider one of our Coconut Perfumes For Women.

Once you’ve established what you want from your fragrance, picking one should be a piece of cake! There’s no shortage of quality from which to choose. Have fun with it!
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