Vanilla & Cedarwood (2012)

Vanilla & Cedarwood by Kiehl's
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Vanilla & Cedarwood is a perfume by Kiehl's for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is woody-sweet. It is still in production.

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Vanilla, Vanilla orchid, Cedarwood



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Submitted by Avelus, last update on 21.06.2017
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~ Kiehl's for Fall ~
~ This is the scent of the modern outdoorsman with a soft gentlemanly touch! And this is the perfect time of the year to review this as I will soon be raking leaves of fall and chopping the occasional log for the fireplace! And what better place to enjoy the scent of this cozy cedar and vanilla elixir than by the fireplace on my favorite rocking chair as I read and dream about far away lands such as France. A perfect amber 'fume to evoke images for me because I am all of the above especially a dreamer who is easily carried away by a perfect scent like this inspiring Kiehl's! This will be the perfect scent for getting me through an expected cold snowy winter as it will warm me with many pleasant thoughts!
Kind Regards Plat ~
Scent 9.0/10
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I finaly got this . Juhu .. and i am in LOVE this is so much more then i expected. infact very different to what i initialy looked for . but this put me under its spell right away. The softness. the slightly cool powdery vanilla.. Almost as Vanilla snow flakes.. ha ha . there is no such things. but if it was this would be the smell off it. so refreshing comforting. like a healing wind off love
The cedar is cooling slightly smokey
the vanilla cooling the iris slightly powdery. not very prominent ..
This do remind me off fall as many stats. like a cool day whit sunny raies warming just a little bit. a fire neary. whit children running around and warming red apples on the fire.. There isent a apple smell to this one , but there is a kind off sweetness that reminds me off wrm apples whit vanilla .. but i think this is more off a picture i create in my head smelling this.. Grownups wearing . owersized jumpers to keep warm. Leafs faling form the treas .. just a good wib off warmth joy and expectations off a new season ahead ;)

I do want to add that there is Listed Uganda Vanilla Orchid on the notes aswell . and amber.
the cedar i ment to be smokey cedarwood to add complex balsamic character-reminisent off tobaco farms in the south off US ;)
a new star is born on my perfume heaven
Simply beautiful
I will add that IMO this is very feminin on my skin.. i had a hard time understanding that this was suited for males aswell ;) But i guess skin cemestry is a big thing here to
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
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More to it than just that...
After wearing Kiehl's VANILLA & CEDARWOOD a few times I must admit that it is more complex than I initially supposed. Probably I was expecting vanilla and cedarwood and did not really think about what else might be going on here. Wearing perfume is similar to listening to music for me--I can never fully grasp a composition, but only notice salient aspects, and they will vary from one occasion to the next. Now that I give this "aromatic mist" a closer sniff, I realize that the orchid is quite important to the mix. The cedar smells natural, and the vanilla good, but there is an extra edge to this seemingly straightforward two-note wonder.


Here is the text about this creation which I found at the Kiehl's site:

"Vanilla & Cedarwood: A seductive fusion of Ugandan Vanilla and Cedarwood, heightened with a hint of iris, which gives way to rich amber. The creamy vanilla in our blend owes its unique aromatic character to the exotic vanilla orchid grown on small, sustainable farms in Uganda. This warm and sensual aroma was fused with smoky Cedarwood to add a complex, balsamic character - reminiscent of tobacco farms in the southern United States."


To my nose, the notes here are variably dominant, and, no, I do not believe that this is a figment of my imagination. As a matter of fact, I recently learned from the NSTAR gas man that the reason why I thought that I had smelled a gas leak in our basement on one occasion, and then the next day I detected nothing (though it turns out that there really was a small, "annoyance" leak--fortunately not life-threatening!) could have a variety of different explanations, including the draftiness of the place and also the temperature and humidity!

Today while wearing VANILLA & CEDARWOOD I even noticed a slight mintiness in the opening, which I had never noticed before. I don't want to go overboard here, though. This is not a super-complex perfume. It's more of a light fragrance made of natural-smelling cedar and vanilla and orchid with those notes waxing and waning to produce epiphenomenally a more complex combination. It smells good, but the orchid might be too strong--at least under certain conditions!--for someone who is looking for a flower-free composition. On a cedary day, I'd say that this composition is definitely unisex. On a vanilla-orchid day, it seems more feminine to me.

VANILLA & CEDARWOOD is said to be an aromatic mist (a new concentration category, to join cologne concentrée?), but the longevity and sillage seem just like that of an eau de toilette. This is not a body spray.

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