Pros: One of the most unusual vanilla fragrances I've yet to encounter; the lovechild of Chanel Antaeus & Benetton Colors.
Cons: There's an odd note reminiscent of late 70's men's colognes that rears its ancient head from time to time.
Reminds me of: Slightly reminiscent of de Nicolai's Vanille Tonka; Versace Black Jeans combined with Versace White Jeans.
Development: As the scent develops, the citrus calms and the earthier notes take over, finally drying down to vanilla, sandalwood and vetiver with a hint of patchouli.
Longevity: Applied at 9pm, I could still smell the vanilla lingering at 9am the next morning.
Sillage: I was definitely aware of my own fragrance throughout the evening...
Where can I buy it? $19.99 for a 3.4 oz edt spray at PerfumeBay.com
Bottleworthy? For that price? Hell, yes.
The Bottom Line: Another winner from Molinard, home to some of the least expensive and most intriguing fragrances. Vaniteck, though part of the Les Masculins range of fragrances, a group of vintage-inspired men's scents, could easily have been created today as a unisex fragrance. An unusual scent with three distinct characters - fresh citrus, green herbs, and warm earthy tones - about an hour into the wearing, the scent melts together and leaves behind a sweet, unusual blend of vanilla. For something similar, but without the vanilla notes, check out Teck by Molinard.
Rating (out of 10): 7
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*Bottle pictured is Rafale. Vaniteck is housed in the same bottle and box.