Vanilla Fields

I was in the mood for something very vanilla this weekend.  I thought about wearing Casmir by Chopard, but it was just shy of being what I wanted.  Vanilla Fields (Coty 1993) by Coty, which reminds me a great deal of Casmir, was perfect.

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It starts out a bit confusing because it’s hard to smell the vanilla.  However, within a few minutes a warm, sweet, powdery, slightly clean vanilla finally arrives and stays for hours and hours until the late drydown when it becomes a faint, almost 1930’s smelling scent with an emphasis on the amber and cedar notes. During the main show, the notes of sandalwood, peach, musk, lily-of-the-valley and vanilla (of course) are most detectable in my estimation.   It’s a very pretty fragrance.

I think for a lot of people this scent reminds them of the early 1990’s and they either used it themselves until they were tired of it, or they remember someone who wore it frequently.  My mother owned a bottle of Vanilla Fields and either didn’t like it or was very generous because I remember wearing it so often that it got to the point where I couldn’t smell it without becoming queasy.  At the time I sprayed it on my sweaters (drenched them in it really) every morning before school.  Now, however, spraying it on my skin with moderation, I see how the fragrance is truly supposed to develop and I have a new appreciation for it (I don’t become the least bit queasy either).

This weekend we’re also able to spend some quality time outside with our son.  It’s been very nice.  I cannot believe that spring is almost here.

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A muddy March thaw.

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All bundled up.

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Until tomorrow.

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