Originally Posted by rickbr
It`s not bad, but i expected much more about Havana Vanille, especially for the description it was made when it was launched. I didn`t saw anything exotic on that one, just a plain vanilla with some tobacco, and I think I like my vanillas more like SDV, Note Vanille, Lush Vanillary (one of my favorites) and Vanille Aoud. HV it`s not a bad one, but i don`t see myself wearing a full bottle of it. And it really didn`t had a big longevity on me. 5 hours only, and I had to wear a lot of it
5 hours? Did you apply it directly to your skin or did you do one of those new school spritz and walk through applications? lol Cuz when I had it, it lasted all day. Easily 8 hours! I prefer Note Vanillee, SDV, etc. In fact, I ordered my samples of Note and Havana together. I remember having a job interview, and not being sure which one I wanted to wear at first. I decided that I liked the feel that the Note gave me a little more than the Havana. But, they're both nice. I like the fact that HV doesn't smell like SDV or Note, and to me, it doesn't smell like a simple vanilla fragrance. It's uber sweet, but it has some notes in it...I suspect it's the hya/leather, that make it a little distinct. When I was dressed to impress, I would often reach for this one, and the sillage throught the day was always consistently good. I always felt confident in HV, and that is why it is a definite purchase for me, most likely right after I get Note. If I didn't already at one point own a decant of HV, that is probably the one I would be purchasing first. But since I had HV in my life for some time, and only had a 1 ml sample of Note, I figure it's time to reacquaint and reintroduce that back into my life.