My friends gave me huge bottle of Mexican Vanilla last year - it's almost gone which makes me a little sad.
The smell and taste of good vanilla is pretty hard to beat, unless, I've read, you make your own.
2 Vanilla Beans, cut and scraped + 1/2 C warm/hottish vodka + a jar/container with a lid. Let vanilla cool then screw lid on tightly.
Keep in a dark place until strong alcohol smell is gone - shake every few days.