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  • Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    70 50.00%
  • Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    70 50.00%
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    Molten Gin

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    Default Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Has this been done before? Anyway, what do you guys and gals think? I am leaning towards SdV, but I would choose both if I could. These two, along with Fumerie Turque, is IMO, pure heaven.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    While I find TV to be a real wonderful thing to smell, it has ZERO development and in the end, gets a bit nauseating.
    SDV, on the other hand, evolves. I know that Luca Turing hates it, but I find it to be the most intriguing vanilla scent that I've ever tried. Rich, slightly medicinal with hints of tobacco.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    i have tobacco vanille and when i first sprayed it, it smelt medicial and the tobacco notes were overpowering the vanilla. but when it cooled, it developed into a spicy, smoky, vanilla. it is one of the most intriguing smells i have ever known. the complexity is what makes it stand out. my other favorite vanilla, though not as complex is serge lutens un bois vanille (u should check that out).
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Buy SDV first. Then buy TV.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    I say buy both - however they're hardly alike at all. This isn't really a comparison of a this or that.. more of a buy this AND that
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Of those two - Tobacco Vanille.

    But you should really try Micallef Note Vanillee.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Thanks everyone. It actually should've been a "Should I Buy X or Y First?" poll. I think I will inevitably buy them both in the end. I wish real life would have a add money cheat code like in The Sims 2.

    **types in "motherlode" and gets $50,000 to spend on fragrances... woo!**

    Un Bois Vanille is also very nice as well, and also pretty accessible and easy to buy here in Bangkok. IMO, I think one primary factor of SdV's 'charm' is its exclusivity.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    I'm a bit anti-Tom Ford, so it was a no-brainer for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    I'm a bit anti-Tom Ford, so it was a no-brainer for me...
    I'm curious as to why you are anti Tom Ford? Do you dislike all his fragrances?

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    I tried today SDV. I was initially quite impressed. I think it is one of the highest quality vanilla out there. Not cloying. BUt the drying seemed very linear, monotone and no special for that price. I think the TV is more specific aroma, but too sweet for my taste, ..unfortunately

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Tobacco Vanille. All day, everyday.

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    Tobacco Vanille
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Tobacco Vanille first then later you can purchase SDV.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Personally I think both are WAY overpriced and would probably never buy either. That said, I like TV better

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    They're both really good and different enough to own decants of both. I also think that Montale Vanille Absolu is a very underrated Vanilla, a sleeper in my eyes.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    They are both a bit much for me but 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.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Love the boozy notes of SDV, I don't really get the tobacco here as much as the booze and vanilla.

    Tom Ford is a projection beast, but I think its a tad more masculine.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille is better IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    I'm a bit anti-Tom Ford, so it was a no-brainer for me...
    Just his line or everything he's ever done? I would find it tough to hate Noir Noir, TV and Gucci 1 all together.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    The cloves bother me in Tobacco Vanille.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Tobacco Vanille for sure.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Tobacco Vanille first then later you can purchase SDV.
    That is exactly what I did.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    ...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.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    I'm curious as to why you are anti Tom Ford? Do you dislike all his fragrances?
    Quote Originally Posted by tracerbullet View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by leor_77 View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    I like them both. Lately I've been gravitating towards wearing Double Vanille more often. But that bottle redesign . . . sheesh . . . no male or unisex cologne should come with that little fabric atomizer attached.
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    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    ^It's not male or unisex, it's marketed towards women.

    I like TV more.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    With Tobacco Vanille you will feel like a hairy monster ape (though in a most pleasant way), with Spirituelle Double Vanille most likely like a cockatoo. That being said, women like cockatoos very much by nature. The attractive, hairy monster ape is a completely different thing, a sexual thingy, only for the grown ups.
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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    ^It's not male or unisex, it's marketed towards women.

    I like TV more.
    Yes, I get that. I do find it a little strange, though, to shift the bottle design emphasis to be clearly feminine when I'd guess at least 40% of its wearers are male. I realize it was part of a larger Guerlain bottle redesign campaign.
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    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
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    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    I'm trying to minimize my S. Double Vanille bumps, but this thread has solidified my decision to get SDV.

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