Absolutely not. SDV is more gooey sweet vanilla, honey, and other spices. It does have a note or notes in it that has/have a sharpness to it, like alcohol. I'm thinking rum, but don't quote me on that. When I think of SDV, I think of the color red. It's weird, but it's just a red scent to me.
Eau des Beaux, to me, smells very nutty. It reminds me of almonds. It's sweet too, but in a more masculine way. To me I get like an almond butter kinda vanillac scent. But definetely no, not the same at all. The closest fragrance I have smelled to SDV is Michael Micallef's Note Vanille. It's slightly less expensive per ml, and if you can get the old 75ml bottle on ebay, it's definetely a better bargain. They usually go for a little less than $160 including s&h, vs. approximately $225 for SDV. When I first sampled NV, I instantly thought fake @ss SDV. However, as I began to wore the sample, I got the same "essence" as SDV and didn't feel like I was missing anything but that alcoholic/boozy note in sdv. So I figured I could live with NV instead of SDV. I tried to purchase it a few weeks ago online, but the transaction was cancelled for some reason. I'll try another vendor in a few weeks. But yeah, definetely check it out here:http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...ollection.html