Geisha Vanilla Hinoki is Aroma M's first new addition to its celebrated Geisha collection since 2011. Geisha Vanilla Hinoki is deep, dark, and intoxicating, a perfect nighttime – or, should we say, bedtime – potion that takes an utterly new approach to the world's most popular gourmand aroma, rumored to have aphrodisiac effects. Vanilla scents tend to have a cloying, candied effect, but not Vanilla Hinoki. Its key ingredient is a woodsy, smoky vanilla found only in Morocco—and very hard to come by. Five years in the making, it's been blended with unexpected partner notes. Foremost among them is hinoki, a storied cypress. For centuries, this prized Japanese wood was used to build palaces, temples, shrines, noh theaters and those hot spring pools -known as onsen - found in mountainside inns. This new scent is intended to capture the cloudy, floating, sybaritic sensation of lingering in one of these scented hot springs. The overall effect? Subtly sultry, as the Japanese prefer their scents, and wearable by women and men alike.
NOTES: Bergamot, hinoki, lavender, leather, patchouli, amyris, cedarwood
Posted by Sasha on 1st Oct 2016
Spicy slightly boozy vanilla (not your typical foodie vanilla), a somewhat piney/woody and peppery note (probably hinoki wood and amyris), a bit of bergamot, some lavender. Nicely done soft, fresh, relaxing, slightly sweet woodiness.
Posted by Tania on 4th Aug 2016
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this scent, but it's surprisingly bright and outdoorsy. It's like a lemon and vanilla icecream, but also a grassy, herbal lemon with fresh cedar (like snapping into a cedar branch and crushing its aromatic greenery), cool lavender, a hint of leather... a sparkling, outdoorsy lemon, but still sweet and gourmand-ish. Refreshing like a cool breeze and a plunge into a cold forest pool, but with a comforting sweetness to it as well. I like it and would love this on a man.