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The Beauty Vault - April
The Beauty Vault - April

Caramel/Vanilla Fragrance

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  Lisa-Lou
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Hey ladies. I am after a new scent, I love caramel and vanilla so have been looking for something with those notes. I literally smelled everything in Farmers last week and nothing wowed me. Does anyone use Prada Candy? I am looking at trying that. Any other suggestions much appreciated :-)
  itsclearascrystal
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For a perfume? Have you tried those sites where you put in the notes you like and it generates perfumes with them?

I know the pharmacy sometimes does some perfumes that are specifically vanilla or caramel scented and there is a perfume shop in Wellington (Fragrifert) that does bespoke perfume if you can't find anything you like.

Let us know what you find, those sound like lovely scents to have in something.
  Lisa-Lou
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No I have not tried doing that as didn't know you could. Thanks for the tip! I am fussy with perfumes so it is hard finding something perfect. Will update here if I find something :-)
  MareeB
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I don't know about a perfume with that combination. It sounds divine though - kind-of candle-ish.
  Lisa-Lou
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Anyone tried the bonbon vanilla perfume?
  Macs
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I got solid perfume from Lush Vanillary in my boxing day haul . If you swatch it in store for a try? 
  Lisa-Lou
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Yea Macs I have Lush Vanillary. While I do love it, there is some smell in it that I don't like. Lol I am fussy.
  shazatron101
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i looouuurrrvvveeee vanilla perfumes - i have at least 6 hahahahaha.

i have two from The Body Shop, both divine. one is a proper perfume and i think the other is supposed to be like a body spray but i use it as a perfume 

Katy Perry does a perfume thats very vanilla-ry, it's called Mad Potion.

i also have a Victoria's Secret vanilla body spray!

also, if the gypsy fairs come around your ways and youre into that sorta thing, theres a woman who sells the most gorgeous bottles of perfume oil things and i have one in, yes, you guessed it, vanilla. and the best thing about this perfume is it only gets better as it ages, rather than going rank like most do. and i know this cos i used it the other day and the scent got soooo much better. hnnn *heart eyes*

i also have vanillary from LUSH and like you i find that theres something in it that throws me off, its not quite as vanilla as i like, but i do enjoy layering it with one of my above sprays lol

sorry none of them have caramel notes but i just truly love vanilla smells lol.
  Lisa-Lou
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Thanks Shaz that is very helpful! I do love the gypsy fair but it has been and gone unfortunately. I went into the body shop and did smell all the perfumes last week but I had smelled so much in farmers that it was just far too much and my sniffer was playing up so I will go back and try the vanilla again :-)

Will look at the Katy Perry one. Thank you!
  trudijoy
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The VS Vanilla one is suuuuuuper vanilla-y, i quite liked that but bought (cough) 8 other fragrances.  And three lotions.  Not even sorry.  
  Lisa-Lou
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I've never tried any Victoria Secrets scents, where do I buy them?
  trudijoy
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I love them! My current fave is Wicked and my all time fave is Bombshell. I usually get them in Aus, got my latest ones in Hawaii. The only NZ store is at the intl airport. They do pop up at the warehouse, in brand sales, on nzsale etc. just the mists though. Not sure if they’re legit
  trudijoy
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Oh also it’s not perfume but Glasshouse make their Tahaa scent as a handcream. It’s the one they burn at Peter Alexander stores; super caramel vanilla goodness
  Lisa-Lou
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OK cool thanks Trudi, I will have a look for them :-)
  kim_rose
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Maybe you can read the reviews on Prada Candy?
  Lisa-Lou
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I did Kim :-) there's only a handful but it sounds lovely. I have purchased a sample :-)
  MareeB
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I'll be keen to hear how it goes then Lisa :)
  Charmmy-Kitty
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I have prada candy and I'd say it's definitely not that vanillary. It's always reminded me of prunes. 

What about vera wang's pink princess? It's the closest I have in my collection to sweet caramel.
  Macs
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If you find a caramel scent I’d be keen . As I love that too . I used to have Avon Soft Vanilla Musk . Used to be my fave but I don’t think it’s available anymore.

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