I’m extremely picky with fragrances. I’ve tried a bunch – everything from drugstore to luxury brands but I hadn’t found a single one I liked! For starters, I really dislike overtly floral fragrances – most of them smell too sickly-sweet & they actually make me gag! And it’s for that very reason I wore men’s colognes for a while (still love Fahrenheit by Christian Dior).
I don’t like overtly complicated fragrances either, I’d much rather stick with a fragrance with just two or three notes. That is why, in the past few months I’ve stayed away from all of my fancier perfumes & started using natural Indian perfumes (you know the ones that come in small glass vials with a roll on?)
Though Kiehl’s is probably better known for their natural skincare, when the Aromatic Blends collection launched in India it was right up my alley.

Introducing an enticing range of fragrances highlighting exotic ingredients from around the globe. Crafted with fewer ingredients than traditional fragrances, these unique scents allow the pure notes shine through naturally.
Vanilla & Cedarwood: A seductive fusion of Ugandan Vanilla and Cedarwood, heightened with a hint of iris, which gives way to rich amber. The creamy vanilla in our blend owes its unique aromatic character to the exotic vanilla orchid grown on small, sustainable farms in Uganda. This warm and sensual aroma was fused with smoky Cedarwood to add a complex, balsamic character – reminiscent of tobacco farms in the southern United States.
I really like the bottle. Simple, with the words written on glass, very vintage classy. And the fragrance? I absolutely love it. If there was a word stronger than love, I would use it here. I’m not very good at describing scents – There’s a strong scent of vanilla, but it’s not very sweet. And then of course there’s the cedarwood – woodsy & just a tad spicy, strong but not overpowering.
Obviously scents can’t be swatched & everyone has a difference preference, so if you’re interested in trying this I’d suggest you drop in at your nearest Kiehl’s store, the staff is friendly + helpful!
Price₹3,500 for  3.4 fl oz / 100 ml
This is the scent for me, my new signature scent! I really hope Kiehl’s never discontinues this, I want to keep buying it till I’m 80! I’m planning to buy the Aromatic Blends coffret set so I can try the other three as well.