Originally Posted by mr. reasonable
...of the two I would recommend SDV as it does seem to have some development and play of ingredients at least. TV has a nice 'wow' at the front then just settles into a relentless sweet chemical monotone for me - I think the novelty would wear off with this one pretty quickly.
+1. Your last sentence is something that I experience more with designer fragrances than niche.
Originally Posted by mrclmind
I'm curious as to why you are anti Tom Ford? Do you dislike all his fragrances?
Originally Posted by tracerbullet
Just his line or everything he's ever done? I would find it tough to hate Noir Noir, TV and Gucci 1 all together.
I just don't like his concept that panders towards the niche market audience - I find it glaringly fake and pretentious. Also, I've never come across a Gucci (regardless of Tom Ford's involvement) that's wowed me.
Originally Posted by leor_77
I also think that Montale Vanille Absolu is a very underrated Vanilla, a sleeper in my eyes.
Although it's more of a straightforward creamy vanilla, than of the boozy variety, that's a very valid point. If Profumum's Vanitas didn't exist, I probably would have added Vanille Absolu to my wardrobe.