"He wove through the crowd when suddenly his heart quickened. That scent. It was hers. He had worn it first until she stole it for herself. Now, there she was before him and the magic of years past came flooding back in a moment."
Top notes: lime, cedrat, coriandera piece on this. Notice that the vanilla doesn't actually show up until later, and combined with the oak wood, oak moss, amber, and vetiver, make Vanille Insensée a unisex scent that could be worn equally well by either gender. The postcards you see in the box are the images that are evoked from the fragrances they represent.
Heart notes: jasmine, vetiver and oak moss
Base notes: vanilla from Madagascar, oak wood, and amber
I've got to admit, I had to sit with this for a few days to see how I felt about it. Now that I have, I really like it. I wore the leather strip that enclosed the heavily scented soap as a bracelet one day, and will spritz it with the cologne and do that again, as I really enjoyed sniffing it throughout the day. Vanille Insensée is unique, refreshing, dare I even say bracing, and I'm definitely enjoying wearing it. Since the concentration of the cologne is 15%, the wear time is a bit longer and I can still smell it after 4 hours of wear and having washed dishes, which is pretty good. The soap in the gift set is hard milled, vegetable based, lathers luxuriously, and contains aloe vera and shea butter. Very nice indeed.
The Vanille Insensée gift set retails for $80, and I got mine at Birchbox for $26 with the discount and points. Gotta love Birchbox!
Happy New Year, everyone!
Disclosure: I purchased this.