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Tacky? No! Woodsy-warm!
Maybe my sense of smell is crazy, but I smell something completely different here than "sticky sweetness" or "cuddly warmth".
Normally I give rose scents a wide berth - many I find simply too madamy for me. Vanilla is not my cup of tea either, I always associate it with food and not with body odor.
I would never have even considered this fragrance here, just the description "flowery-sweet" combined with the name Roses Vanilla actually unites all my No-Gos.
Well, if I hadn't walked through the Alsterhaus some time ago and suddenly got stuck in the middle of the corridor by a smell. Sure, an exact demarcation was not really definable, but I described to the saleswoman what I suspected to smell: Oriental sweetness, yet slightly citric, somehow a bit ISO Super-E heavy with lots of spice and wood, wood, wood!
Well, the lady led me unerringly to the Mancera shelf, grabbed a bottle and sprayed the test strip. Since I was in a hurry, I sprayed my neck/shawl directly with it, grabbed the test strip and disappeared.
When I saw what was handwritten down there, I thought it was a mistake at first, but later I had to realize that rose and vanilla cannot be denied. However: completely different from what I know from other fragrances that combine rose and vanilla
This scent is not a bit sugar sweet or cuddly with me. On the contrary, I find it rather woody and smell the cedar clearly, which makes the combination of vanilla and rose stay on the carpet just right and doesn't let it slide into the puffiness.
I caught myself sticking my nose into the scarf over and over again, and the next day I smelled the coat and scarf in the hallway from time to time. Funnily enough the scent reminds me very much of Molecule 01, which came to my mind again and again.
Perhaps ISO E's odour blindness is the solution to the mystery of why many cannot perceive the fresh, woody impact of Rose's vanilla and therefore describe it as sticky sweet.
I can't confirm that at all and find it very sensual in an adult way and at the same time suitable for everyday life.
The durability is excellent and it has potential to become my favourite. Hopefully I just don't bother too many ISO-E blinds in my environment with it.