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    Default ... Smokey Vanille ...

    I was so surprised discovering this scent. A heavy smokey vanille scent.

    Eav des Bavx, from L'Occitane, a name that I almost don't get any intestested at all.

    This scent is a simple but wonderful combination between soft sweet vanille and dry smokey incense. So beautiful, so attractive. Natural, and longlasting.

    It's under 50 $ for a 100ml bottle. And I can't be more happier.

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    Another all-time favorite of mine is Vanille Exquise by Annick Goutal. It is extremely smoky and sweet at the same time. Absolutely addictive!

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    Chocolateguy, have you by any chance tried Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille? If so, how does this one fare against it? Thanks!
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    I own Eau de Baux and it is excellent, though I think of it more of an incense over amber instead of smokey vanilla. Regardless it's great. There is little relation to SDV, which gets its smokiness from vanilla pods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chocolateguy View Post
    I was so surprised discovering this scent. A heavy smokey vanille scent.

    Eav des Bavx, from L'Occitane, a name that I almost don't get any intestested at all.

    This scent is a simple but wonderful combination between soft sweet vanille and dry smokey incense. So beautiful, so attractive. Natural, and longlasting.

    It's under 50 $ for a 100ml bottle. And I can't be more happier.

    I sampled this last week for the first time and was very impressed. The amber notes reminded me of SL Ambre Sultan.

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    Thanks for your comment Shermanirving!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chocolateguy View Post
    I was so surprised discovering this scent. A heavy smokey vanille scent.

    Eau des Bavx, from L'Occitane, a name that I almost don't get any interested at all.

    This scent is a simple but wonderful combination between soft sweet vanille and dry smokey incense. So beautiful, so attractive. Natural, and longlasting.

    It's under 50 $ for a 100ml bottle. And I can't be more happier.
    Chocolateguy:

    I own and LOVE Eau des Bavx. But on my skin it is all about incense and cypress, really beautifully done, especially for the price that L'Occitane asks. This just demonstrates the difference in skin chemistry, because I really do not get any vanilla at all from this fragrance.

    If you have not already, please try Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. Almost impossible to acquire at discount, but it is on my list as my next major fragrance purchase.

    Best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlino View Post
    Chocolateguy, have you by any chance tried Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille? If so, how does this one fare against it? Thanks!
    Maybe I should ask YOU this question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerJuice View Post
    Chocolateguy:

    I own and LOVE Eau des Bavx. But on my skin it is all about incense and cypress, really beautifully done, especially for the price that L'Occitane asks. This just demonstrates the difference in skin chemistry, because I really do not get any vanilla at all from this fragrance.

    If you have not already, please try Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. Almost impossible to acquire at discount, but it is on my list as my next major fragrance purchase.

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    I have and love TF's Tobacco Vanille, but still feel unfulfilled without Eau de Baux which is in my wishlist. I have not smelled it yet, but just "know" it is for me. And i am serious.
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    @ Tigerjuice: I own Tobacco Vanille, too. I love it, but on me, the longervity is not so good. Anyway, this Tobacco is incredible sexy

    @ Tarpagas: on me, Bavx is not sweet at all. This scent seems so wonderful, cause it changes beautifully and diffirently on each's skin chemistry. Besides, I do love Serge Lutens Ambre

    @ Shermanirving: I'm so wondering this scent on you I think I should experience more about L'Occitane scents.

    @ Merlino : I tried Guerlain Vanille. Unfortunately, it didn't work well on me. I think this unisex Vanille is better for women. It's sweet, amber, and not so smoky. Guerlain Vanille is more complex than L'Occitane Bavx, but the longervity is poorer.

    @ Scent: I love your comment about Goutal Vanille, next time fly to Paris, I will test it for sure

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    I had Chanel Egoiste on my wishlist, but now I have Eau des Baux, I don't need Egoiste anymore. Eau des Baux is a heavier, spicier vanilla woody oriental than Egoiste, which is smoother and creamier (thanks to the rosewood, I suppose), but they have the same vibe.

    I really didn't like Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan or Arabie, although I have to say Eau des Baux treads lightly in that direction, but not as all-out Asian herb/medicine store kinda like.
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    L'Occitane fragrances are a tremendous value - definitely best 'bang for the buck' out there. $44/100ml for EdTs and $64/100ml EdPs. Their Vetyver is great, the Cedar and Iris EdPs, and I really like the new Honey & Lemon EdT.

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    I have Eau des Baux and I find it an incense frag with loads of cypress. And I love it from the first sniff.

    Well, Tobacco Vanille might be what you're looking for. But if you want to try a designer scent then have a look at Tommy Bahama, although not strong in vanilla.
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    Habanita: smoky vetiver and vanilla

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    Eau des Baux is a great scent from l"Occitane--lasts forever. The spirit of the Crusades in a bottle.
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    Default Re: ... Smokey Vanille ...

    I really like Eau des Baux also. But "smokey vanilla" is not the first thing it makes me think of.....
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    Default Re: ... Smokey Vanille ...

    Two more candidates for 'smoky vanilla':

    PdN Vanille Tonka
    Indult Tihota

    Both worth sampling!
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    Vanille 44 by Le Labo, though it's hard to find and expensive.

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    Default Re: ... Smokey Vanille ...

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I really like Eau des Baux also. But "smokey vanilla" is not the first thing it makes me think of.....
    I thought I was the only one. Me too.

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    I find Eau des Baux more incensey than smokey but you say tomatoe and I say tomato. Also, check out Bulgari Black for an intense lesson in smokey vanilla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    Vanille 44 by Le Labo, though it's hard to find and expensive.
    Is it good? and what would you compare it to?

    btw, is that a 'city exclusive'? I did not see it at luckyscent among the LL they carry...
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    Patchouli 24.
    Tar.
    Smoke.
    Creamy Vanilla.
    That is what you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kess View Post
    Is it good? and what would you compare it to?

    btw, is that a 'city exclusive'? I did not see it at luckyscent among the LL they carry...
    Yes it's exclusive to Paris. It's somewhat similiar to the London exclusive Poivre 23. It starts as a smoky, peppery vanilla, then gets slightly creamy (in the manner of LaddM), and mellows out into balsamic vanillic overtones. Yummm!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scent View Post
    Yes it's exclusive to Paris. It's somewhat similiar to the London exclusive Poivre 23. It starts as a smoky, peppery vanilla, then gets slightly creamy (in the manner of LaddM), and mellows out into balsamic vanillic overtones. Yummm!!!
    thanks! sounds interesting
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    Another frag you might like is Kenzo's Amour EdP. Barbara Bui is similar, but the incense/sandalwood is too pronounced in that one for me. I actually added vanilla extract to Barbara Bui and it was quite a good combination, but it was mostly vanilla, as BB is super strong.
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    Default Re: ... Smokey Vanille ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Another frag you might like is Kenzo's Amour EdP.
    hmm, i do get a lot of vanilla in that one, but i don't get 'smoky'

    need to revisit my sample
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    Quote Originally Posted by kess View Post
    hmm, i do get a lot of vanilla in that one, but i don't get 'smoky'

    need to revisit my sample
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    I've tried Eau de Baux twice and am still not impressed. It's not for me, I guess, although I am interested in incense note. Moreover, L'Occitane scents go for $65 for 100mL.

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    Gotta agree with two already mentioned .
    Eau De Baux & Habanita
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    Default Re: ... Smokey Vanille ...

    I have to agree with manicboy, Bulgari Black is one smoky vanilla.

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