M. Micallef Vanilla Aoud

A vanilla-smoke begining, perfect for cold weather.  Just before it get’s too vanilla incensy, a whiff of juicy PLUM cuts through the sweet smoke and makes me wrinkle my nose in a pleasurable way. I love the smell of a ripe plum.  Once upon a time I went on a mad perfume search after eating the most gorgeous smelling black plum.  The fruit naturally has a floral scent along with the sweet fruitiness and I could seduce anyman with properly applied plum juice.  Hmmm.  That sounded alot kinkier than I meant.  But you get the idea, right?

Oddly, the notes list the PLUM as PRUNE, which makes me scratch my head. Prunes, unless soaked in something nummy, are kinda dried things. Unless it is a nod to the prune’s concentrated flavor, as the perfumes plum note is rather strong, I don’t understand why they’d list prune.  just a peeve of mine I suppose.

Eventually, the vanilla plum wears down into cakey-vanilla benzoin, becoming a bit mainstream and dull. A strong compulsion to change perfumes hits me at the moment, as I try to wait for the musk to appear.  Where is the musk??

Unless the musk arrives, Vanilla Aoud will not be worn terribly often.  There are soooo many more interesting vanilla perfumes out there — Attrape Coeur, Vanilla 44, Hypnotique to name a few.

The rest of the season, I’ll be concentrating on the smells of Holidays.  What are your holiday perfumes?

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Published in: on December 9, 2008 at 2:37 am  Comments (5)