Perfume review: Vanilla Flash by Tauerville

Sunday, April 26, 2015


It's been a while since I was so excited about buying a new perfume; I was impatiently checking the tracking update on the UPS site several times a day. The eagerness to smell Vanilla Flash was overpowering me :).

Tauerville is the more affordable perfume line from Tauer Perfumes by Andy Tauer, favorited by many perfume lovers.

The very first Tauerville perfume was Rose Flash Parfum Extract; it garnished many positive reviews, and when I saw the notes for Vanilla Flash, I ordered it immediately based on the good reviews and the notes. Both perfumes are new and came out in 2015.

The notes in Vanilla Flash are Spices, Vanilla Bourbon, Rose, Patchouli and Tobacco. The packaging is quite modest and very simple. I'm guessing it brings the price down quite a bit.

I am a big fan of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille, so I had to get this affordable version. Vanilla Flash (VF) is not exactly like Ford's Tobacco Vanille but its dry down seems quite like it. VF is spicier at the beginning, it's heavier and lasts longer than Tobacco Vanille but it also feels less sophisticated to me, and kind of raw.

It's a unisex perfume, and I have a feeling it'll give a gorgeous seductive smell to a man. And because of that, even though it's vanilla, the scent is not really a girly girl scent.

I'm not a huge fan of vanilla but I do enjoy it in combination with masculine notes.

Sadly, I don't smell Rose note on my wrist at all but I do when I smell the flacon. Actually, I like the smell directly from the bottle more than the smell on my wrist.

If you like vanilla but maybe Tom Ford perfumes seem unreasonably expensive, this is a pretty decent version to try.


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