Cypress topnotes with incense / rum / tobacco basenotes.
Its weird bc you spray & the first 10 mins you get the cypress tree note strong. Then that fades - like fast & you think its gone.
After bout 5 mins of thinking you might of under sprayed, wafts of tobacco / rum strongly permeate off of you.
I wouldnt say its a knock off of TV however It is close to a Tom Ford level smell at a price cheaper then Ulta design frags.
Eau des Bavx smells natural. L'Occitane indeed uses quality ingredients.
But I don't get the so-mentioned-similarity to Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille. It smells a lot like gingerbread (with excessive nutmeg) and pink pepper in the opening. It reminds me a lot of the Christmas time, seriously.
The base has a slight vanilla note with some incense in it, but they are not as distinguishable as it could be and the nutmeg note stays forever on the skin sort of covering the other notes mentioned to be part of the fragrance. I'd say that, at least on my skin, it's 90% of a linear nutmeg scent.
It is not a blind buy, again, it's NOT like Tobacco Vanille AT ALL, let alone the "poor man's" version of it like some one said it previously.
The tobacco note actually IS NOT even noticeable and I've sprayed it many times on different occasions.
It is a good fragrance, a very different one that L'Occitane developed (even though there's nothing like Eau du Contadour- a masterpiece that they've discontinued), I'd say the love or hate type of scent.
Scent: 6.4 / 10
Longevity: 7.0 / 10
Sillage: 6.8 / 10
Season: Preferably during Fall and Winter, but versatile when it comes to occasion apart from clubbing.
Recommended age: 25+
Overall: 7.0 / 10
This perfume is interesting during some stages but in the end is just too strong for me. The basenotes are overwhelming and turn into a cloying furnace of vanilla and incense.
Opens with a powerful woody cypress scent, that actually has quite an alcoholic note. Not like alcohol itself, more like something rich and boozy. It drys down to something a bit like German christmas biscuits, but keeps its boozy wood right until the finish. Great sillage, get wafts everytime you move. A special smell.
Much better noses than mine have already written about this, so I will just add my vote to the chorus of positives.
First edt I bought, still a firm favourite. Spices, woods and peppery incense tempered by a mellow vanilla base. Great stuff.