Ecco Bella Eau de Parfum Bourbon Vanilla -- 1 fl oz
The Best All Natural Perfume I Have Found
I have been searching for an all natural perfume (parfum) for a really long time. I have tried various oil blends and spritzes, leaning heavily to the vanilla variety. I like a sweet smell but I also like there to be some substance and complexity to the scent, otherwise it would smell like I was wearing sugar water. I think that everyone is going to have differing opinions based on what they expect from a product. After being chemical free for several years, I think you become much more practical in what you think an all natural product can do for you. I personally, prefer a very light scent...one that hints at the exotic with the familiar warmth of vanilla and this product is it for me. I do not want my perfume to scream my presence and make others reel when I get close. Of course it is going to fade faster than its chemical counterparts but that is simple enough to take care of, just bring the bottle with you in your purse or leave it in your car/locker, etc.and give yourself a refresher spritz. For staying power, use a little unscented lotion where you are going to spray it and spritz over it. Be sure to put it on your pulse points and though this might sound a bit crude, don't forget your arm pits. When you get more active, the heat from your body activates the perfume.
August 4, 2013
My husband loves vanilla, so I bought this. He loves it. It has a good vanilla smell, but not too sweet. It's not overwhelming, but lasts a long time. I'm glad to use something that's not synthetic & smells good too!
April 21, 2013
This EDP is a combination of vanilla, cocoa, rose & jasmine. The rose & jasmine overpower the fragrance and give it an 'old lady' vibe. After it dries down you can faintly smell the vanilla, but not enough to compensate for the floral notes, which I do not like. Someone on another site recommended mixing in some plain vanilla oil into it, so I will try that to see if it helps. The staying power isn't great either, it fades quite quickly.
January 20, 2011
i really anticipated this one b/c i'm a vanilla lover and it's animal-friendly, if i remember correctly. so here it is: this is an interesting vanilla, for sure. i do like it, but it was a little too masculine for me... although that might've been ok if it lasted long enough to mix with my body chemistry. but the scent certainly does not last, unlike their "Ambrosia" version. i hope my search for animal-friendly vanilla oil/perfume will end!
October 3, 2010
excellent vanilla scent
This is the best vanilla scented perfume I have found. Last a long time. Doesn't give me a headache like other vanilla scents. Natural and not overpowering.
June 1, 2010