Though vanilla flavored ice cream may have a bad rap as being the plain flavor, vanilla scented body products are anything but. Vanilla fragrance oils are the ultimate smell of decadence, and perhaps the most popular scent in the confection scented body product trend that's aptly named "foodie beauty." Vanilla stands well on its own but also blends well with mint, floral and citrus scents. While there are products claiming to be vanilla essential oil, there isn't such a thing. Vanilla bean cannot withstand the heat involved in the distillation method.