Have you ever put your nose into a pouch of chewing tobacco? They add vanilla and other flavorings to make the tobacco palatable while in the mouth. I despise the habit and have avoided it, but when I was a younster my grandpa Earl never was too far away from his chewing tobacco - this scent smells like that sweet tobacco chaw I remember from my summers out on his farm.
Vanillaville is tobacco and leather soaked in a rich vanilla brew flavored with coffee, cinnamon, almonds and fennel. The fragrance opens with warm rich tobacco quickly followed by salty tar leather with hints of licorice in the background. There is coffee in there too, but it gets blended away with all the other strong flavors. While all these comfort notes are brewing a warm radiant glow of vanilla fills the surrounding space. When smelling the skin up close you discover rich tobacco and leather notes which take over the vanilla.
Liz Zorn lists the notes of her "demi-absolute" - Vanillaville, as: vanilla, pipe tobacco, sweet fennel, pink pepper, coffee, cinnamon, birch tar, sandalwood, amyris, floral accord, benzoin and almonds. Blending through all these notes is one of the finest vanilla fragrances I've tried and is very similar to TF Tobacco Vanille or Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille for warm vanilla comfort fragrance. Is it a vanilla scent or is it tobacco? Somtetimes it smells more of leather after all. It is a nice fragrance and i recommend it if you like vanilla and tobacco.
13th May, 2011 (last edited: 15th May, 2011)