View Full Version : Vanilla Scent Dispenser

10-27-2006, 12:13 PM
First Idea-

Recyle all of your previous scent eleminator plastic spray bottles and use with your 2 part water to 1 part vanilla cover scent. This you can use to spray yourself and your clothes in a mist.

Second Idea-

Use a nose spray bottle to put your vanilla cover scent mixture in as well. But this one will shoot the vanilla mixture out in a fine stream that with no wind can go up to 10 feet away. You can use this once you are up in your tree stand to cover your tracks, and to spray onto trees and/or bushes around you or higher up to disperse your vanilla scent better. It can also be used to run off pesky squirrels, or for self defense once you have hacked them off.

Usually the bottles are white once you take all of the original nose spray sticker stuff off. This is good, because the white bottle will be easy to spot in your gear bag with all of the green cammo stuff. The white color also comes in handy before daylight when there is little or no light , it will stand out for easy handling and identification.

Third Idea-

Use the same type nose spray bottle to keep your hydrogen perioxide in for blood trail tracking. Just a short, fine, squirt will pick up any blood and foam up for you to see.

Good luck,

Dave in Denton

03-28-2007, 11:11 AM
Those are good ideas, Dave and here is another one: fill the nose spray bottle with unscented powder and use it to puff it into the air to check wind direction.

03-28-2007, 09:20 PM
Good suggestions! Welcome to the website, 3blade.

04-11-2007, 01:14 AM
Nice suggestions fellas

09-23-2007, 07:53 PM
Going to try this this year. I'm tired of getting busted

09-24-2007, 12:49 AM
good ideas.

09-24-2007, 12:48 PM
is the vanilla you are talking about like vanilla extract or something else?

09-24-2007, 02:35 PM
is the vanilla you are talking about like vanilla extract or something else?

Mix 1 part vanilla extract to 1 part water.

09-24-2007, 03:05 PM
Some don't go as heavy and use a 2 parts water to 1 part vannilla but yes it's the same vanilla extract your wife bakes with. Just don't take hers out of the kitchen and not tell her. Or you might end up in the dog house when she goes to bake and it's not there.

09-25-2007, 03:38 PM
How in the hail does vanilla cover your scent? Do deer like Blue Bell? or is it just something that doesn't bother them?

09-25-2007, 04:16 PM
How in the hail does vanilla cover your scent? Do deer like Blue Bell? or is it just something that doesn't bother them?

i was contemplating this myself today. i dont come across many vanilla plants in the wild, and i would think a Mumme's apple scented corn cover scent would work better :D

Blood Trail
10-03-2007, 08:58 PM
Yeah, I don't get the vanilla thing either?????

Randy M
10-03-2007, 10:05 PM
If vanilla works, then my frosted blueberry pop-tarts should rock.

10-04-2007, 08:14 AM
Fitzgerald (don't remember his first name) distributes a product called "Vanilla Killa" and he says it is used as a cover scent and attractant. I tried it one year and killed a nice 8 point. The buck was traveling and looking for does when he got a "whif" of the VK he locked up. It happened to stop him in his tracks at just the right spot when I drilled him at 10 yds. He looked tense and ready to bolt when I shot, so I can't confirm whether or not it really works. I gues it did...

10-05-2007, 12:24 AM
I have heard that Mexican vanilla works the best. Dont know how deer know where the vanilla comes from, but that is what I heard.

10-15-2007, 05:51 PM
Spanish deer.....

Texas Grown
10-15-2007, 07:33 PM
Vanilla is an old timers secret. Deer have a natural sweet tooth for things that smell sweet. Look at thier diet of fruits and vegies. When I was very young, my grandfather told me he used to use it as did his father. I also remember reading some articals in F&Stream about some of the staff trying it when I was in my early twenties. The first time I ever used it was back in the eighties. I had a doe come running right at me with her nose in the air till she got within 4 feet of me. Then she realized I was there and slammed on the breaks, got up and walked away confused. I had soked my hunting garments in it for 3 days before that hunt.

I have since used it in many ways, and have found it to be mostly an attractant. I also beleive that because it smells so strong, it helps reduce the human oder, hence a cover scent. I dont' beleive you have to spry it on you to get them to come or cover your scent. Just place on the bushes around you or where you want the deer to be. Once in that local, they dont' seem to mind that I had walked through there and carry on like most deer do.

I have tried putting it on corn. I don't no why, but they will not eat the corn that has it on it. So now, to get deer into a location fast, to help find my corn I put down, or get them into an area that I'll be hunting in the next day or two, I walk around and put it on various bushes, trees and shrubs. They will then begin to visit the area quickly and someitmes over night! If you have big feeders up, putting up a new feeder, or any feeder for that mater, spill some on one of the legs and see if they dont' begin to use it :)

BTW, I can't stand the smell of vanilla. To sweet for me. But if it draws in the deer I can hold my nose :D :D :D

10-24-2007, 03:03 PM
How in the hail does vanilla cover your scent? Do deer like Blue Bell? or is it just something that doesn't bother them?

I'm with you, this sounds a lot like sprayin' WD40 on yer bass plugs....

10-24-2007, 03:13 PM
All the naysayers of the vanilla trick are missing out :)

02-02-2008, 11:12 AM
Someone told my dad about this trick years ago and we've been using is since. The "mexican" vanilla is more pure from my understanding and the smell may be stronger.

Instead of the spray bottle we just use old film canisters w/ two cotton balls inside. Pour the vanilla in the canister and the cotton absorbs and holds it... no mess. When hunting just open the canister and set next to you.

Not sure why or how it works but have had deer walk dead down wind, stop, sniff around, and just go about their business.

02-02-2008, 01:03 PM
And just think, once you are finished hunting you can take a few swiggs of the pure vanilla, hear the old wine-o's use to drink it. Cheap drunk.!