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    Default How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    I am trying to decide if I should buy it or not..actually I am trying to talk myself out of it LOL

    I already own Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and trying to decide if I need another Vanilla scent, though I know they are two different kinds of vanilla

    I sampled it again today and just smells so good I am afraid i would go crazy and spray too many times. Funny thing is first time I tried this way back when i was underwhelmed by it and i think because I only sprayed it once and had too many scents on me, so barely able to smell it. Now I did a 180 turn around.

    How many sprays do you use? for one wearing?
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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    I typically use 3 or 4 sprays. Even though it's a strong fragrance, using several sprays never seems like overkill. It just smells even better the more you apply.

    With that in mind, I knew my decant wouldn't last long, so I recently splurged for a full bottle. If you really love the fragrance, you shouldn't regret getting a bottle yourself.
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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    It is pretty strong, potent stuff...you could easily get by with 2-3 sprays, no problem. It should last you a good while as long as you have a good rotation.

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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    Whoa, slow down.....

    There is another thread out there "ultimate masculine vanillas" or something like that, that reveals a host of vanillas. I also recently tried SDV, and I do get the love. However, there are a few other, smoother vanillas that I have fallen for. I find that the opening of SDV is really strong, and has an almost cherry like accord.

    While I also like Tom Ford TV, I also just released that from my wish list. My current short list includes Profumum Vanitas, Farmacia's Vanilla de Madagascar and La Maison de Vanille (Madagascar).

    Truth is these and probably some others maintain many similarities, so I myself am trying to figure out how to really differentiate.

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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    Quote Originally Posted by denec View Post
    I am trying to decide if I should buy it or not..actually I am trying to talk myself out of it LOL

    I already own Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and trying to decide if I need another Vanilla scent, though I know they are two different kinds of vanilla

    I sampled it again today and just smells so good I am afraid i would go crazy and spray too many times. Funny thing is first time I tried this way back when i was underwhelmed by it and i think because I only sprayed it once and had too many scents on me, so barely able to smell it. Now I did a 180 turn around.

    How many sprays do you use? for one wearing?
    I too bought it after I tested it from a tiny vial...at that time I already owned Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille yet SDV was so compelling I couldn't resist not buying it...However I think SDV is not as loud as TV and longevity is not as good either...I definitely recommend overspraying SDV to make it bloom which of course means you'd use a lot of SDV....I'd say get a bottle because it's a limited edition anyways and it can possibly disappear from the shelves forever...It definitely can co-exist with TV...

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    Quote Originally Posted by funraiser18 View Post
    ...I find that the opening of SDV is really strong, and has an almost cherry like accord.
    That would be the cherry pipe tobacco note, which is my favorite part of the fragrance. I actually find that the tobacco note dominates everything, even the vanilla, and often refer to the fragrance as Spiritueuse Double Pipe Tobacco. It's magnificent.

    There are other great vanilla perfumes, to be sure, but SDV is special.
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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    It's easy to go through quite a bit of it because it's sublime and beats just about any vanilla out there, IMO. I haven't had an issue with longevity or sillage. Sillage is adequately restrained on this beauty, and rightfully so.

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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    Quote Originally Posted by funraiser18 View Post
    Whoa, slow down.....

    There is another thread out there "ultimate masculine vanillas" or something like that, that reveals a host of vanillas. I also recently tried SDV, and I do get the love. However, there are a few other, smoother vanillas that I have fallen for. I find that the opening of SDV is really strong, and has an almost cherry like accord.

    While I also like Tom Ford TV, I also just released that from my wish list. My current short list includes Profumum Vanitas, Farmacia's Vanilla de Madagascar and La Maison de Vanille (Madagascar).

    Truth is these and probably some others maintain many similarities, so I myself am trying to figure out how to really differentiate.
    I was on that thread you speak of...and tried Profumum Vanitas, it just does not compare, it is way too sweet, i want a vanilla that is not too sweet, and is more mature the other two i have not tried yet but form the reviews I read it just does not sound like it compares to SDV but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strifeknot View Post
    That would be the cherry pipe tobacco note, which is my favorite part of the fragrance. I actually find that the tobacco note dominates everything, even the vanilla, and often refer to the fragrance as Spiritueuse Double Pipe Tobacco. It's magnificent.

    There are other great vanilla perfumes, to be sure, but SDV is special.

    which is odd i do not smell any tobacco notes, nothing compared to tom ford tobacco TV

    that to me smells like pipe tobacco but still very good

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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    I think at least 3 sprays would be sufficient. Personally, I wouldn't use less than 6 sprays but that's just me.

    How long the bottle will last would depend on so many variables. Based on this point, denec, I think you've already got a rough idea but just need further confirmation. I'd advise you to buy one bottle and take it from there. I did the same and, eventually, obtained a back-up a few months later. This was completely unplanned but itís a decision I can easily live with...

    As for Vanitas, this is very different to SDV and I can understand your reservations about it. However, that's exactly what I was looking for - a straight-forward vanilla taken to the extreme (in a very good way). Itís very sweet, it wonderfully creamy and it verges a little towards the feminine side but I absolutely love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    I think at least 3 sprays would be sufficient. Personally, I wouldn't use less than 6 sprays but that's just me.

    How long the bottle will last would depend on so many variables. Based on this point, denec, I think you've already got a rough idea but just need further confirmation. I'd advise you to buy one bottle and take it from there. I did the same and, eventually, obtained a back-up a few months later. This was completely unplanned but it’s a decision I can easily live with...

    As for Vanitas, this is very different to SDV and I can understand your reservations about it. However, that's exactly what I was looking for - a straight-forward vanilla taken to the extreme (in a very good way). It’s very sweet, it wonderfully creamy and it verges a little towards the feminine side but I absolutely love it!
    I think Vanitas is a high quality scent but just not for me, too sweet, a bit too feminine for my tastes. I do like the creamier side of it. I definitely got the attention when I wore Vanitas, when I went to the store people smell it, but not sure if I got the right attention. They said it was too sweet.

    I do like Un Bois Vanille a bit better then Vanitas to be honest, but I think in the end SDV wins it for me.

    I am always afraid of vanilla coming across as feminine, I know most times when you smell linear vanilla it usually on a woman.
    Last edited by denec; 6th August 2009 at 12:25 PM.

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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    denec, I'm sure you're not the only one who will think this about Vanitas but that's cool. It really does test the extremities of unisex.

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    SDV is my king of kings , usually use 3 or 4 sprays which is pretty heavy as its strong stuff . I got my bottle just before last Christmas and Im about one third down and thats using it every 2 maybe 3 days

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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    I know I should probably know this by now, but can't tell from this thread.

    What does SDV stand for?
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    Ya know, if Basenotes was really serious about us looking beyond gender marketing, they wouldn't even list the little blue or pink arrows by each frag. Interestingly enough, SDV is listed as feminine, while Vanitas is listed as uni.

    Having said that, I totally get where you are coming from Denec. I do love the Vanitas and other vanillas, and am just now developing the confidence to wear in public without a care in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    denec, I'm sure you're not the only one who will think this about Vanitas but that's cool. It really does test the extremities of unisex.

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    Spiriteuse Double Vanille by Guerlain

    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    I know I should probably know this by now, but can't tell from this thread.

    What does SDV stand for?

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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    Probably a lifetime for me since I dab it. With spectacular results, I might add.


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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    Quote Originally Posted by funraiser18 View Post
    Spiriteuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    Thanks! I was trying to think of a Tom Ford scent with SDV and couldn't!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    Probably a lifetime for me since I dab it. With spectacular results, I might add.

    how do you dab? i guess you spray into an atomizer first then open the atomizer and dab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funraiser18 View Post
    Interestingly enough, SDV is listed as feminine, while Vanitas is listed as uni.
    Based solely on how they smell, its should really be the other way round...

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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    How much does the SDV go for again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by denec View Post
    how do you dab? i guess you spray into an atomizer first then open the atomizer and dab?
    That's precisely how I do it.

    And at times when i'm not in the mood to open up the small atomizer and dab, I simply aim the atomizer nozzle very close to the skin and spray lightly, and then dab it. Very little juice gets used either way, without compromising on the desired olfactory experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsugarman View Post
    How much does the SDV go for again?
    I think it's $220 for a 75ml bottle.


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    Default Re: How long does your bottle of SDV last?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    I think it's $220 for a 75ml bottle.
    Jeez, Have a heart Guerlain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsugarman View Post
    Jeez, Have a heart Guerlain...
    Per ml, that's actually cheaper than the 50 ml version of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille.
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    It is worth every single penny ... I even consider getting a back up bottle

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    Yeah, if it's still around next year, I may even get a second back-up bottle just to be safe.

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    I find it immensly powerful and with a strong sillage which brings very quick fatigue. When I put one shot under my shirt it is enough for many hours and I get feedback that it is smellable from across the room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    I find it immensly powerful and with a strong sillage which brings very quick fatigue. When I put one shot under my shirt it is enough for many hours and I get feedback that it is smellable from across the room.

    Wow I always thought sillage was not that great but I guess I underestimated it

    I always knew longevity was great it would last at least 24 hours +
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    Quote Originally Posted by denec View Post
    Wow I always thought sillage was not that great but I guess I underestimated it

    I always knew longevity was great it would last at least 24 hours +
    Well it does vary a bit depending on heat/humidity but I do think that O.F. comes quickly with this.
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