Product Review: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille Perfume

I’m not really sure why it’s taken me so long to write a review of this perfume because, just so we’re clear, this is the most amazing perfume in the world. This is my signature scent, my holy grail, my soulmate in fragrance form and I’m not even being deliberately dramatic here. This perfume is simply amazing. If you’re not a fan of sweet or vanilla based fragrances this won’t be for you. But if you are, this is a niche vanilla scent that is an absolute delight to wear. The lasting power on this bad boy is second to none, and the smell. MY GOD THE SMELL. The Mecca Cosmetica website describes the fragrance better than I can, so here you go: “This sumptuous, all embracing parfum is composed with Mexican black vanilla absolute, Sandalwood, Black Liquorice and Coconut milk. This mysterious fragrance will have you feeling vibrant and luminous immediately.” Mmm, sumptuous. I tend to wear this perfume more during the cooler months of the year and occasionally at night during the warmer months, due to it being quite a heavy fragrance. The fancy ass notes feature sandalwood, black licorice, coconut milk, bitter almond, musk, vanilla, benzoin, guaiac wood, and tonka bean. Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille retails for $148 AUD and is available for purchase from Mecca Cosmetica (currently out of stock online).