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We're All Waiting For Vanilla Sex From Tom Ford

Okay, so not literally. But we're all waiting to get our hands on Tom Ford's latest release: Vanilla Sex. The fragrance powerhouse is known for some provocative releases. Anyone remember Lost Cherry, an Allure Best of Beauty Winner? While only a few have gotten their hands on Vanilla Sex, we can make some educated guesses about the fragrance. 

We can be fairly sure that the perfume will be loaded with Vanilla, Tonka Bean, and Sandalwood notes. While most of the reviews from users look positive thus far, some have called it "basic" - or vanilla I guess you could say.

In that case, you may want to consider layering this unisex perfume would some fragrances known to pair incredibly well with vanilla-loaded scents. Variety is the spice of life, after all.

Consider Layering TF's Vanilla Sex

Vanilla's warm, comforting aroma makes it a beloved note in many fragrances. But its versatility shines when it's paired with other scents, creating unique and captivating olfactory experiences. Here's a guide to pairing vanilla with different fragrance families:

Warm and Spicy:

    • Woody: Vanilla beautifully complements the richness of sandalwoodcedarwood, and vetiver. Think Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille or Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille.
    • Oriental: Amber, spices like cardamom and cinnamon, and warm resins create a sensual blend with vanilla. Try Thierry Mugler's Angel or Dior's Hypnotic Poison.

Fresh and Bright:

    • Citrusy: A zesty splash of lemon, bergamot, or grapefruit adds vibrancy to vanilla's sweetness. Check out Nishane's Ani, Atelier Cologne's Vanille Insensée, or Jo Malone's English Pear & Freesia.
    • Floral: Vanilla adds depth and warmth to delicate florals like rose, jasmine, or orange blossom. Explore Gucci Bloom, or Yves Saint Laurent's Black Opium.
    • Green: Vanilla softens the herbal notes of basil, mint, or vetiver for a refreshing twist. Acqua di Parma's Colonia Essenza, or Diptyque's Eau Des Sens are great examples.

Designer Perfumes and Colognes Pairing Well with Heavy Vanilla:

  1. Thierry Mugler - Angel (Oriental)

    1.7 oz bottle of Angel By Thierry Mugler in a star shaped bottle
  2. Dior - Hypnotic Poison (Oriental)
    3.4 oz bottle of Hypnotic Poison By Christian Dior
  3. Gucci Bloom (Floral) - Would this be like sex with an ex since Ford used to head advertising at Gucci?
    3.3 oz bottle of gucci bloom perfume
  4. Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium (Floral)

    3 oz bottle of black opium by ysl
  5. Acqua di Parma - Colonia Essenza (Green)
    3 piece fragrance and grooming set associated with Acqua Di Parma's colonia essenza perfume
  6. Hermès - Eau des Merveilles (Oriental)
    3.3 oz bottle of Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes
  7. Gucci Guilty Pour Homme (Warm & Spicy)

    5 oz bottle of Gucci Guilty Pour Homme
  8. Dolce & Gabbana - The One (Oriental)

    1.6 oz bottle of The One By Dolce & Gabbana perfume along with gold packaging
  9. Versace Eros (Citrusy & Floral)

    3.4 oz bottle of Eros By Versace parfum for men in a blue bottle
  10. Jean Paul Gaultier - Le Male (Gourmand)

    4.2 oz torso designed bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

Remember, this is just a starting point. Experiment and find your own perfect vanilla pairings!

Bonus tip: Layer vanilla-based fragrances with contrasting scents for unique olfactory adventures.

Have you gotten a whiff of Vanilla Sex yet? What are your initial impressions? Would you consider layering it? Be sure to share in the comments!

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