* A nice, thick, boozy vanilla bordering on extract is the top.
* Of the four scents in the Art Collection, this is the only one focused on vanilla the whole time.
* The booziness fades and the vanilla is front and center as it’s shadowed by creamy sandalwood and light musk.
* Musk and amber amplify the base, making the vanilla much more sweet and sinful.
Summary: Vanilla is such a common ingredient that it takes creativity to make it special. For the Orient, a sense of mystery (or a boozy haze) is the first sign of something special in the scent. On me, it reads very similar to Guerlain Spirituese Double Vanille – albeit a bit more restrained. If SDV is the drunken lush that is the life of the party, Vanille Orient has a great time, but is sober enough to drive home at the end of the night. Of the four scents, this is the sweetest and the most… erm… lickable.
M Micallef fragrances are available through Lucky Scent and Osswald.
Disclaimer: Sample provided by publicist for review. Image courtesy of Lucky Scent .