the mrs hardly morning toilette usually includes 2 squirts of Crabtree & Evelyn Vanilla* Eau de Toilette before setting off to batshitcrazyorg – it is THE most divine smell EVER – so unusual and non-traditional-perfumey. I have had the same bottle for EIGHT YEARS and am down to about a quarter of the bottle – the fragrance is just as gorgeous now as when I purchased it. (those [very few normal people] at batshitcrazyorg refer to it as the “mrshardly smell”**)
i’m not usually one for heavy fragrance – “freshly scrubbed skin is all the fragrance a girl needs” – and i loathe the really stinky artificial floral frangrances of most perfumes give my sinuses a very hard time, but I just adore this one!
Imagine my horror to discover that Vanilla has been discontinued world wide!!! The sales assistant in Crabtree & Evelyn suggested layering the bath gel and body lotion to attempt to replicate it because they have NO eau de toilette left at all in Australia. So naturally I purchased them, but the effect scent-wise is not quite the same. Whatever will I do? I will have to find a new smell – but this has been my smell for EIGHT YEARS!!! and I loathe most other smells.
its very vexing indeed.
*Vanilla Orchid, not cooking-type vanilla Vanilla.
**they assure me that this is a good thing – although I originally was quite aghast – I have a SMELL??? the mrs hardly signature fragrance sounds so much nicer (and less stinky)