Patchouli 24 yet again. I love the initial near-repellent birch tar blast followed by that awesome smokey vanilla. To me it's a comfort scent with a defensive wall of smoke around it. I find it irritates the skin a bit though. Going to try combining another vanilla with one of the darker incense scents and see what kind of results I get. Maybe a light application of Spiriteuse Double Vanille with some Black Tourmaline or Lonestar? Could be disasterous, but we'll see. when you say smokey vanilla I think of recomending L'Occitane eau des baux, and when you say birch tar and vanilla I think of Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche. you might like either of those. L'instant last night (quite tenacious since I could still smell it loud and clear this morning) and GIT today. funny story, last night I was at a party and had to hug a bunch of people, so in my head I'm going 'uhu, aqua di gio, then that guy's got D&G Homme, etc', but then... from like 5 feet away Black Orchid called out to me and I sauntered up and just asked 'I have to ask you, are you wearing black orchid?', which lead to about a 30 minute chat about perfume with a very pretty lady... yay, all that weirdness and socially unacceptably hobbies finally paid off! take that normal people!