Les Nombres d'Or - Vanille
Olfactive Family - Woody Oriental
When composing Vanille, Mona di Orio imagined a romantic back story involving an old ship from long ago, on its way to Madagascar or the Comoros Islands, carrying precious cargo - rum barrels, oranges, vanilla beans, ylang-ylang, cloves and sandalwood. Gourmand, smoky and boozy with a subtle aromatic orange note lingering in the background, Vanille is one Bateau Ivre of perfectly blended notes that will assalt your senses with its sensuality.
Vanille opens with a shot of rum flavoured with orange rind and spiced with cloves. Amber and tonka further warm up this fragrance as ylang-ylang's sharp sweetness joins with rich vanilla. Gaiac wood adds incensey smoke as woody notes from vetiver and sandalwood help to create an elegant finish. Instead of using ethyl vanllin, one of vanilla;s main components that can come across as powdery and sugary, Mona di Orio used pure vanilla in this elixir. For a moment - amid this elegantly orchestrated arrangement of notes in the key of vanilla - the sensual creaminess of a split vanilla bean is right there in front of your nose - delicious!
Head Notes - Bitter Orange, Petitgrain, Ylang-ylang
Heart Notes - Clove, Leather, Tolu Balsam, Rum
Base Notes - Guaiac Wood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Amber, Musk, Vanilla