Vanille West Indies (2007)

Vanille West Indies by Ligne St Barth
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Vanille West Indies is a popular perfume by Ligne St Barth for women and was released in 2007. The scent is sweet-gourmand. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesVanilla, Orchid
Heart Notes Heart NotesVanilla blossom
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla bean, Caramel

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Scent

8.4 (152 Ratings)

Longevity

8.7 (131 Ratings)

Sillage

7.5 (129 Ratings)

Bottle

6.5 (126 Ratings)
Submitted by Schnuffi, last update on 05.06.2019
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Annamirdl

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Annamirdl
Annamirdl
Greatly helpful Review    9
A vanilla dream to melt away
So now my first comment to a fragrance that I have learned to love very much. I was actually only noticed by the numerous positive comments here on parfumo and for me as a vanilla lover was immediately clear that you have to test :) When then at Christmas my parents asked me what I would wish I did not hesitate long and expressed the wish to this smell. And then it was finally so far, full of anticipation I opened the bottle and gave me the first spray on my wrist... my first thought "quite beautifully oily the stuff" (I knew this of course already from previous description) had never before with such a consistency to do. The first time I smelled it I thought "oh wow I'm in love "
The fragrance :
I would describe it as a warm, sweet vanilla scent poured with a caramel glaze so soft and creamy, with the right portion of sweet to smell extremely tasty.
The durability is very good and lies with me over 8h. Probably rather a scent for autumn, winter and spring although I would wear it as a vanilla fan also in summer (maybe not necessarily at over 30 degrees) .
The response to the fragrance was quite interesting when I wore it to work my colleagues said " oh what smells so good here ?" and then I asked what it would smell like. They meant after roasted almonds :D (which would be due to the caramel note).

All in all, the fragrance is highly recommended for vanilla lovers, as long as you have no problems with the oily consistency.

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Biberfrau

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Biberfrau
Biberfrau
Greatly helpful Review    14
Dreams
I rarely get that way. I smell, I think joa bast scho. Spray again a few days later, think again joa bast scho. So weeks and months go by and I just don't know what to think. Something won't let me go, but something doesn't really want to. I have to rehearse it again and again; every time I collect new impressions. If I'm in a good mood, the fragrance is also completely ok, if I'm less in a good mood (what happened to OFT the last few months) or stressed or whatever, in any case not in good spirits, it spoils my fragrance experience. But right.
Vanilla West Indies came to me last March. Right there, when the flu epidemic raged and didn't stop at me. This innocent scent came to me and I demonized it. Yuck, sweet, sticky, artificial vanilla plörre (sweet vanilla West Indies, please listen away, I didn't mean that). Ew. I was just disappointed because I hoped for so much of it and what was? Nothing was it! I really thought that's the scent that's being praised? Are you serious? I admit, the flu craze has contributed 90% to the fact that I have left this treasure for almost a year.

Time jump. October 2018. At that time I was in the middle of hard times. What do you do in difficult times? You're looking for relaxation, relief, something clammy and cuddly. I, restlessly searching for THE scent, thought to myself, man, you have so many bottlings, first empty them before you buy again. Okay, said done. In difficult, turbulent times I am drawn to the sweet, lulling and warm scents. Such a feeling of security, you know... But what was it that made me feel that way? I went through my bottlings and got stuck with vanilla West Indies. Uh, wasn't that the cute, sticky one? You didn't like it, don't like it. No, not at all. I thought to myself, oh, you haven't tried it in a long time. It hasn't landed in the pull-along corner, so it has to fit somehow...
Joa, a sprayer from the bottling and I think so hmmm joa... hmm... *sniff sniff* not bad.... The game went a month, again and again a sprayer on the back of the hand and sniff, sniff, sniff.
When I then turned into a walking vanilla pudding and in the meantime was already asked what would smell so good here, I decided to let the bottle retract. I don't regret it until today.

Vanilla West Indies is one of the few fragrances that gives me the ultimate feeling of well-being. When I wear it, I just feel wonderful, relaxed and great. Vanilla West Indies embraces me when I urgently need a hug, it gives me a cosy, homely feeling. He never offends or disturbs anyone. He doesn't scream Here I am, not with brute force, as many others in my collection do. No, he keeps a low profile, but still remains warm and comfortable. A great fragrance, which gets by with only one sprayer and has sneaked so lansgam into my heart. As if he wants to wrap you in cotton wool all day long and protect you from "terrible events".
If you are looking for a complex fragrance here, you will unfortunately look in vain. As already mentioned What you see (smell) is what you get. Vanilla at its best. There's no scent gradient. Sprayed on he stays as he is and really is all day. I like to describe scents with songs and this one is Dreams from Fleetwood Mac.

Vanilla West Indies is my time out, my haven of peace, my review of past times that have made me what I am today. He'll ground me and bring me back to the here and now. With him even my restless search has come to an end. Never again without you.

Oh, thunder, only happens when it's raining
Players, only love you when they're playing
They say women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know
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Sonjoschka

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Sonjoschka
Very helpful Review    6
Highly acclaimed...
Next to Tihota, this vanilla seems to me to be the "poster vanilla" of perfumes. She is much praised and often mentioned.
Today I thought I could wear the summer vanilla again. It's from the American holiday paradise, St. Barth.
Okay, I added some more after 10 minutes, because she seemed a little too weak for my work. And this in the early morning, when my nose is still more sensitive to the scent.
The consistency here is very oily, that of a perfume/almost perfume oil and you have to be careful not to spray on clothing to avoid grease stains.
So off you go on the skin, the décolleté, the navel and the inside of the forearms. I omitted the hair better because of the oily consistency.
Yes, the vanilla is pleasant at first, but nothing special either. More like an industrial candy vanilla. Today it seemed to me that there is a slightly aquatic note (the orchid?), which subliminally annoys me in the long run, but also brings in summeriness.
In my opinion, vanilla could be more expressive, more genuine and deeper. When I work on real vanilla beans, I always smell a really great, animal note. This note is completely missing here, so that I feel the vanilla as very synthetic. It's more like vanillin than vanilla, but I don't want to be that hard. The fragrance is already recommendable, depending on what you are looking for. This vanilla is perhaps more suitable for the winter and Christmas market or for layering, so that it becomes more multi-layered. Also the slightly caramel of the base - sweets. However, the light, slightly aquatic tones do not go well with this. So for me not quite right.
I sprayed on before work this morning and there is still fine vanilla blowing around my nose. But not very strong, but rather delicate. But I don't like spraying anymore. I'm going to give you something smoky about it. I have not been approached at work, which happens before. I feel it's very close.

I don't know if the fragrance has already been reformulated, at least I noticed a price increase some time ago. Probably also due to the high demand. About 3 years ago, before I bought my bottle, I had a bottling that was a little smokier and blessed with a vintage touch. I didn't find them in the bottle again.
I have not yet found a really good, genuine, animal and therefore interesting vanilla in perfume form. Who knows something, please write under the comment. :-)

Oh yes, I don't even know Tihota, so I can't even make a comparison. But we're not supposed to.
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