Tihota is a very straightforward, pure vanilla. It seems to go for the "vanilla extract but better" angle. It is not as complex as either TV or SDV. It also comes across as more "feminine" to me than either of them. There's no doubt that it's a really, really excellent vanilla, but at $250 for 50ml, you'd practically have to worship vanilla to make a bottle purchase worthwhile. To my nose, Vaniglia del Madagascar (i Profumi di Firenze) is very comparable in both style and quality, and can be bought for 60% less, even at full retail.