February 12, 2014

The Body Shop Madagascan Vanilla Flower EDT : Review

The Body Shop MADAGASCAN VANILLA FLOWER EDT (Rs 1395/50 ml), and is available across The Body Shop Counters and retail outlets, and at thebodyshop.in

Escape to Madagascar with vanilla flower. Inspired by a sunny day on the tropical island of Madagascar, this warm, sensual eau de toilette from our Scents of the World fragrance collection features a blend of floral and oriental accords.
  • Oriental scent
  • Layer with other Madagascan Vanilla Flower products to build the fragrance
  • Blend two scents from the collection to create your own fragrance
Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate (Antioxidant), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant).

On a Tropical Island
Under a blazing sun, a vanilla orchid winds around a tree,reaching for the sky.As its pods ripen, a heavenly scent fills the air. We capture this unique moment in warm, sensual fragrance , which contains vanilla extract and Community Fair Trade organic alcohol made from sugarcane.

Available under the Scents of the world Collection, this MADAGASCAN VANILLA FLOWER EDT never really caught my attention when I tried it at the store previously. I always thought vanilla scents were way too sweet for my olfactory senses and thereby avoided them as much as I could. recently , while browsing through The Body Shop India Website, I saw this again, and read around a bit about it. Got to know, that it was not only vanilla Flower ,but it also had notes of amber and Plumeria and since I love Oriental scents,  I just got a bit attracted to it and ended up buying this one.

The fragrance has detectable notes of  Vanilla, Amber and Frangipani. It is indeed a warm scent , perfect for winter evenings. I spray it on to my pulse points ,and it lasts for about 6-7 hrs on me, although it does lose it's initial intensity. But even after hours of wear, you do get a whiff of it once in a while. Perhaps, layering it on with similar scented products from the brand would make it last longer.  I'm just guessing that it would stay a little less on me in summers, because winter clothing absorbs the fragrance and hence increase its longevity. 

The fragrance is soft,and light and not at all overpowering. It's quite linear in a way that the top notes don't quite differ from the bottom notes. The fragrance that you initially detect, is the same that stays till the end. the lack of complexity makes it a great everyday perfume for me. 

The EDT comes in a delicate tall, glass bottle and the honey colored liquid inside looks really appealing

Fragrances are always a matter of personal preference and what I like may not really appeal to your senses. Even the lasting ability differs from person to person. But, if you like soft Vanilla Scents with an oriental touch, this just might be what you need! 


  1. Thats sounds really good ...no one can compete TBS when it comes to aromas..

  2. sounds great! will def check it out :)

    1. Sure Poorva,especially since you're such a huge TBS fan

  3. Sounds yummm...Will try this one Agni :)

  4. It seems a lovely and yum ;) .. I would love to give it a shot :)
    Nice Review Dear :*

  5. Sounds like a good one! Would love to give it a try :)

    1. yup, one of the best from Scents of the world :)

  6. I bought the same :) and LOVING it totally!!
    Lovely review dear :)


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