April Aromatics Vanilicious is a roundup of vanilla. Tanja Bochnig sees vanilla as not just a pastry indulgence, but something more spiritual, the thing that purifies and soothes the soul. A large number of kinds of vanilla extracts went into this. It is that vanilla - the one that is so vanilla, it becomes something more - this isn't teeth-aching sweet, it is creamy and decadent. Notes of vanilla bourbon, several other vanilla extracts from all over the world, tonka bean, Peru balsam, woods accord, blond tobacco and sandalwood.
From Chemist in The Bottle - "It’s a beautiful mixture that uses a bunch of vanilla varietes among which Bourbon vanilla is the most pronounced. There’s no excess sweetness here. The fragrance opens with a rich, dark brown scent of real vanilla beans. It’s quite resinous, gooey and delightfully boozy. Tonka gives it a charming smoothness while Peru balsam provides more dimension and depth. More grounded & earthy tones come up later in the fragrance development. They also unveil a golden tobacco note that has a chewy, aromatic feel to it...The best thing about this vanilla concoction is that it’s totally drool-worthy and that it’s not sweet at all. It’s an adult vanilla if you want to call it like that."
Fragrantica: "This guy is the most authentic vanilla bean/extrait fragrance I've ever sampled. The open completely captures that smell of opening up a new bottle of fancy vanilla bean paste/scraping beans/for the 100th time attempting to taste fancy vanilla extrait even though you KNOW it's not yummy on its own."
Fragrantica: "Sweet, woody vanilla that smells like the inside of a Catholic church."