Vanitas starts with freesia and lime. The heart reveals tiare flower which plays the leading role of the fragrance. The woody dry-down reveals cedarwood and tonka bean. The eau de toilette is fresher and contains other floral notes. The eau de toilette version is fresher, as it contains other floral notes. Perfumer: Dora Baghriche Arnaud, Firmenich. Vanitas is Versace?s expression of pure femininity. In Latin, vanitas means vanity or emptiness.