I love wearing perfume, but I’m very picky when it comes to choosing scents. I want something that smells really good, but that also smells like “me.” I hate perfumes that smell too much like perfume (pretty much any floral scent) and I prefer a “warmer” fragrance. I really like sweet scents that are mixed with something a little heavier and I’m a fan of fruity perfumes. Basically, I want to smell like I’ve been baking desserts all day. I’ve been able to find quite a few perfumes that meet my requirements and some of my favorites are made by Lavanila Laboratories, including the Lavanila Vanilla Blackberry fragrance.
I love Lavanila Laboratories’ perfumes. They seem pretty simple (they make perfumes that mix a base of Madagascar vanilla with other essential oils) but they are actually pretty complex. The perfumes are light enough to layer but aren’t one-note fragrances. Vanilla Blackberry is one of my go-to scents for cooler weather. It is a mix of blackberry, raspberry, velvet iris, and warm Madagascar vanilla. This is a very crisp, fruity fragrance. It is hard for me to smell the vanilla in this. This is sweet but a little salty at the same time and reminds me a lot of fruity margaritas (without the strong tequila scent). Lavanila Vanilla Blackberry is definitely a unique fragrance and I’m really glad I have it. It suits me well and I love how complex it is compared to a lot of other sweet/fruity perfumes. This is definitely a fruity perfume, but not in a childish way.
I also love that Lavanila’s perfumes are labeled as “healthy fragrances.” They are made with all-natural and organic ingredients and don’t contain any harsh chemicals, but they are still long-lasting. Lavanila uses organic sugar cane alcohol that they infuse with antioxidants for a “modern twist” on perfumes. The fragrances are vegan and they don’t test on animals. I really love them on days when I’m feeling sick or my allergies are really bad. Unlike other perfumes which can exacerbate my symptoms, these don’t affect me at all. If you are allergic to perfume, you might want to try something from Lavanila Laboratories. Plus, the bottles look so nice and clean on a vanity. I especially like the square shape of their rollerballs because they don’t tip over if I bump them. I picked up the Lavanila Vanilla Blackberry rollerball (0.32 oz) for $19 here, or you can buy the full size bottle (1.7 oz) for $58 here.
What’s your favorite cold-weather fragrance?
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