"This fragrance opens up with a bright, intoxicating bourbon vanilla scent then mellows into a softer, creamy vanilla. To balance the sweetness, I've added sultry amber and smokey frankincense. On the very bottom is a delicately floral white musk, and if you're very sharp you may catch the tiny hint of bay rum lurking in the mix"
Got to love vanilla with a twist! When I first smelt it, I didn't expect much and I didn't even know what was in it. Smelt wet, it is a really nice smooth vanilla perfume, something I have smelt so many times before. As it develops on my skin, I get some frankincense. It is kind of cold and complements the warmth of vanilla very well. After about 10 minutes, the surprise happens and this awesome smokiness emerges! Speakeasy vanilla becomes a beautiful smoky incense-y vanilla perfume. It is so warm and cozy but so different. I get the musk which is a bit soapy but goes well with the smoky vanilla. It is somewhat like BPAL's Snake Oil. I love Snake Oil with all my heart but I know many people find it overwhelming due the spices and strong incense. Speakeasy Vanilla is warmer, softer, without the sharp spice/incense of Snake Oil and so much more wearable. Love this perfume and totally getting a full bottle of this.