As the Three Bears said- "just right."
I love vanilla. I love it in cake, I love it in cookies, I love it in my coffee... and I love it in fragrance. I've been on the hunt for the "perfect" vanilla for a long time- for a vanilla with no smoky or dark notes, and no intruding florals. Just a nice, yummy vanilla. This is the closest I have come to that ultimate vanilla, and until another vanilla scent displaces it, it reigns as "perfect." Vanille Outremer opens with a very true vanilla extract note. Vanilla bean. As the scent develops, I'm getting Nilla wafers, and vanilla custard. No florals; no leather; no smoke. Just good old angel food cake-y vanilla. Another bonus- it's inexpensive. And the Art Nouveau label is lovely. And it has surprisingly long wear time. When I tested it after ordering a decant from Surrender to Chance I could still detect it on my arm the next morning. It would also be the perfect vanilla to layer with other scents. It might "just" be vanilla, but it's a gorgeous, sweet, lush one. Highly recommended!