Originally Posted by fg0d
I took a sample of Bvlgari Black today, and I don't think it was what I was going for. My girlfriend wears a scent, I beleive it might be Ruehl, I'll have to ask her, but it's a warm vanilla scent, I thought the Bvlgari wasn't vanilla-y enough. Any other suggestions? How does men's Ruehl smell, I know it's a lame question because it's a bad mall brand, but just a question, if anyone knows.
I don't know anything about Ruehl, but I can tell you that the daddy of all vanilla scents is Givenchy PI. It is weapons-grade. There may be other notes in it, but I swear I've never noticed them. Also, Jean Paul Gaultier's scents seem to have a fondness for vanilla, so look into Gaultier2 and the recently discontinued Le Male. You could also look into this
thread over at Basenotes for more pointers. I still recommend that once you've tested and decided on a frag, buy it from scentiments.com. You'll save half of what you'd spend at the mall. Scentiments.com is seriously the Yoox/STP of the frag world.