11 Best Vanilla Perfumes to Smell Delectable





Last Updated: October 12, 2021

Vanilla: whether it’s the ice cream flavor or the fragrance, it can do no wrong! Vanilla scented perfumes are suitable for every season and will have you smelling absolutely delicious. 

Many of us have grown up with this fragrance and have gone from wearing a cheap vanilla body splash in middle school (and thinking you were the hottest thing walking), to experimenting with more sophisticated eau de parfums.

If you’re the kind of person that prefers classic perfume scents, then you’re in the right place. Here is a list of the 11 best vanilla perfumes on the market.

Best Vanilla Perfumes

best vanilla perfumes

Byredo ‘Gypsy Water’

This Romani-inspired perfume has a base of sandalwood, amber, and vanilla that give it a sweet, yet sultry fragrance. Top notes of bergamot, lemon, pepper and juniper berries add to the freshness of the scent, creating a rich balance of warmth and mystery. 

Pair this fragrance with your favorite leather jacket and distressed jean combo to both smell and look irresistible.


Tom Ford ‘Tobacco Vanille’

This unisex perfume is the epitome of opulence with top notes of creamy tonka bean, vanilla, cocoa, dry fruit accords, and sweet wood sap.

The key note being tobacco leaf, this fragrance is very bold and seductive, so be ready to turn heads. 


best vanilla perfumes

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Black Opium

Black Opium is known for smelling sexy and feminine. Seriously, this product has some of the most positive reviews for a fragrance that we’ve encountered. 

This perfume is in the warm and spicy family, with notes of black coffee, white flowers, and vanilla. If you’re looking for a long-lasting, edgy vanilla fragrance, this one’s for you. 


Dolce & Gabbana ‘The Only One’

If you want a perfume that’ll make you feel glamorous, look no further. The only thing you’ll need after sliding on your favorite stilettos and vibrant red lippie is this fragrance! 

The perfume has top notes of violet and bergamot, with bottom notes of vanilla and patchouli. The floral violet brings out an intoxicating feminine vibe that will have you feeling powerful and attractive. 


Atelier Cologne ‘Vanille Insensée’ 

The genuine vanilla scent of this perfume is what makes it a no-brainer for any occasion. With the only key notes being vanilla, lime, and amber, it has a classic and sophisticated true-vanilla scent. 

The lime contributes to the overall scent by adding a splash of refreshing citrus notes.


best vanilla perfumes

Kilian ‘Love, Don’t be Shy’ 

To all the floral-loving ladies: this fragrance was made for you! With notes of orange blossom, luscious marshmallow, and vanilla, this scent is warm, sweet, and sensual. 

The alluring, lush scent would be great for daytime social events, or anytime you want to smell fresh and gentle. 


Lancôme ‘La Vie Est Belle’ 

As one of the most reputable fragrances on the market, La Vie Est Belle (Life is Beautiful) has a clean floral scent with a slight patchouli musk that adds a balanced depth. 

Its key notes of iris, vanilla, and praline take you to the streets of France with a flute of crisp champagne in-hand.

Warning: a little goes a long way with this one! 


best vanilla perfumes

Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ 

As Allure’s 2020 Best of Beauty Award winner, Flowerbomb is the original fragrance in Vikor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb fragrance collection.

Although it has a vanilla and patchouli base, this fragrance holds key notes of jasmine, orange blossom, and cattleya for the perfect floral aroma. 


Nest ‘Midnight Fleur’ 

 Midnight Fleur is a deep, sensual fragrance that carries a berry-like floral scent.

With a warm vanilla base, it has key notes of cyclamen, green apple and exotic woods. This fragrance is perfect for those late nights on the town.


Lancôme ‘Idôle’ 

This fragrance is a personal favorite of mine for numerous reasons. The packaging is simplistic and chic, while the perfume itself carries a lightweight, citrusy, floral aroma. 

Key notes include vanilla, clean rose, jasmine, juicy pear and bergamot. This fragrance has a beautiful, supple combination of sweetness and musk that will last all day. 


best vanilla perfumes

Henry Rose ‘Queens & Monsters’

Queens & Monsters is Michelle Pfeiffer’s latest unisex fragrance and is another award-winning fragrance to add to your radar.

This perfume has a rich vanilla scent with notes of petitgrain and sandalwood for extra warmth. 


Bottom Line 

These are some of the most high-quality, best vanilla perfumes on the market right now. Whether you prefer floral scents or musky scents, this list has them all! 

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