Vanille Absolu

Vanille Absolu by Montale
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7.5 / 10 280 Ratings
Vanille Absolu is a perfume by Montale for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is sweet-gourmand. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Sweet
Gourmand
Spicy
Powdery
Woody

Fragrance Notes

VanillaVanilla WoodsWoods CinnamonCinnamon CloveClove
Ratings
Scent
7.5280 Ratings
Longevity
8.1244 Ratings
Sillage
7.5238 Ratings
Bottle
6.8239 Ratings
Value for money
7.3129 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 29.03.2024.

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9 in-depth fragrance descriptions
6
Pricing
10
Bottle
4
Sillage
8
Longevity
6
Scent
Nadine21287

14 Reviews
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Nadine21287
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Where is the scent!?
I have now been allowed to test some Montaledüfte with us in Cologne :-) so I was on the day in question again in the perfumery and wanted to take the vanilla firecracker of Montale times under the magnifying glass, including Vanille Absolu! The seller sprayed with Freudeerwartend the fragrance on a feather and I have almost NOTHING can perceive, all other scents I have been able to perceive. So she even exchanged the tester, again the same! Was my nose overwhelmed?!? Everything else I could smell yet?!? So I sprayed the scent on the back of my hand, went out to drink something and it took about an hour until I could even guess something.

About the scent: a synthetic vanilla smell, for me slightly burnt and unfortunately much too boring, as he may attract! Absolutely nothing special, which one would not have smelled before :( And not to speak of the poor sillage :/ Durability, however, as with all Montales known to me super :-)

But why I write this comment at all: has anyone with the fragrance also so problems with the sillage?! Just the Montales are but otherwise all total beasts (so the ones I own and have tested).

I look forward to answers from you :-)
8 Comments
7
Pricing
10
Bottle
8
Sillage
9
Longevity
6.5
Scent
Mea88

3 Reviews
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Mea88
Mea88
Helpful Review 8  
Vanilla and I
My first comment here... and I want to tell about my vanilla love.
I have always loved the smell of vanilla, perfume too, and so this winter I merged these two passions and blindly bought vanilla fragrances based on reviews from this forum?

After the absolutely heavenly experience for me with Sublime Vanille by Creed, I thought to myself: checkpot! And in high spirits made other vanilla blind purchases, including this one.

Unfortunately, the enthusiasm did not last long: the bottle I find cool and definitely something different, but then I sprayed the fragrance on me.

And was irritated.
I smell no custard.
No vanilla bean.
Just a warm sweet mass, with a somewhat pungent, unpleasantly synthetic touch.
As it progresses, the vanilla quietly emerges, but mostly I smell- this pungent synthetic note.

Where my Sublime Vanilla caressed me and I would like to bite my arm ?, I would like to let my arm here not closer than necessary to my face....
Which then my blind buying frenzy is beginning to fade in.
Probably better that way ?
7 Comments
8
Bottle
5
Sillage
9
Longevity
9
Scent
Duftfee19

6 Reviews
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Duftfee19
Helpful Review 5  
Nice sweet vanilla pudding
Well, I ordered it blind and I have to say I find it really delicious.

It is beautifully sweet and has an authentic vanilla. In fact, it reminds me of a delicious luscious real vanilla pudding.
Yes and more I really don't smell out except for lush vanilla pudding or even a little bit of the scent of vanillin sugar... mhhhhh

You have to like it, if you like sweet scents you will surely like them too.

The durability is good. On my sleeve it smells nice and vanilla.
I can imagine Christmas, too.

However, what I have found and I wanted to share with you that this fragrance is incredibly well suited to layering.

The scent alone is super no question but for layering it is the madness as I think.

If you want to let fragrances become even more feminine you can use the top as a base.

I've only tried mon guerlain and ysl Black opium so far and I have to say that it smells so incredibly good and feminine and so beautiful and sweet ..

Also I think you can make scents that actually do not contain vanilla sweeter I have also tried it with Guerlain Mitsouku and I must say that it is now much more wearable for me as I am more into sweeter scents anyway.

You have to try it one at a time, but I think the best way to layer it would be with fragrances that already contain vanilla.

But I can definitely recommend it also as a single fragrance. This blind purchase was definitely not a bad buy for me.
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10
Longevity
8
Scent
Rebella

16 Reviews
Rebella
Rebella
Helpful Review 2  
Less is more. Fabolous foody vanilla.
Montale´s Vanille Absolu is very far from understated elegance. Still, I somehow find it to be a very much less is more kind of vanilla. This is straight forward vanilla for vanilla lovers. You need to love the sweet, creamy and full bodied smell of vanilla, you need to love smelling like a vanilla cake fresh from the oven, as vanilla pods in your cupboard, all kinds of vanilla you can imagine actually, because that is what you get in Vanille Absolu. But, what is it not to love with vanilla? Kids will think you smell great, your teenagers will come home from school and -for a while at least- have a smile on their face when they see you and ask what you have baked and if you fancy some attention from your husband, Vanille Absolu will pretty much help you with that part to. Even dogs seems to like the smell of it, at least my dog does. If you don´t fancy that kind of attention from each and everyone, and if you hate vanilla in scents or can´t stand to smell eatible, then -of course- you have to stay away from Vanille Absolu.

I love it. :) And since Vanille Absolu is such a plain, easy going vanilla, it´s also good for layering with scents that occationally needs some sweetening and body. I can tell there is some cinnaomon and clove in it, but those notes plays a very small, but still important part, they underscore the different features of vanilla, from the sweetest thing to sexy smoke lingering in the base.

This IS a vanilla for vanilla lovers, nothing else. :)
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7.5
Scent
DogiCoco

338 Reviews
DogiCoco
DogiCoco
2  
A CSP Vanilla by Montale
Even though this has notes of cinnamon and clove, which I usually perceive as very autumnal and wintery, this is more of an all-year appropriate, even summery vanilla to my nose. It's interesting: I can clearly single out the clove, but it doesn't take the scent into spicy Christmas market territory. Vanilla is the main star here, and it's very bright, tropical, radiant and also a little custardy. It reminds me of the vanilla scents by Comptoir Sud Pacifique, which always have a summery, tropical vibe, too. There is even a slightly fruity undertone in this, even though there are no fruit notes listed.

This is a simple feel-good scent, nothing complex or groundbreaking. The biggest downside is that the first seconds smell of alcohol, which usually only happens with cheaper fragrances. But that is gone quickly and afterwards it's nice. I wouldn't add it to my collection, but I would enjoy to smell it somewhere.
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AminaabndAminaabnd 1 year ago
Simple vanilla with cinnamon and cloves perfect for fall but I recommand to buy a 50ml (or a decant is better) , not full bottle worthy
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KimJongKimJong 4 years ago
8
Bottle
8
Sillage
9
Longevity
9.5
Scent
Fantastic! It's like drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace at christmas. Spices balance sweetness. Very natural and warm scent. I love it!
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