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    Question The Dreamer or Habanita?

    I'm going to buy my first Tobacco fragrance and have decided it's going to be one of these two. I have an allergy to tobacco and figured that since these are inexpensive, they might not contain real tobacco and since they are inexpensive it won't be a great loss if if I am allergic.

    So, what are your thoughts?

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    Habanita ? What's that ? Either way just sample before you buy and be patient with 'The Dreamer'
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    Two completely different fragrances. Sample them first, unless you are a gambling man.

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    Definitely not Habanita. Go with the Dreamer

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    I like Habanita: Vetiver and vanilla, it was originally sold as a cigarette scenting/flavoring agent... It's very different from The Dreamer.
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    Hey, I think Habanita is great stuff. I'd wear that over The Dreamer every day I had the choice.
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    I don't know The Dreamer, but I absolutely love Habanita. It's leather-vanilla-vetiver..would smell great on a man, although it does get a bit powdery.I don't get all too much tobacco from it..(btw..have you considered Fumerie Turque for your tobacco crave?)

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    Default Re: The Dreamer or Habanita?

    Definitely not The Dreamer. Go with Habanita.
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    Habanita all the way ...

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    Gosh! The Dreamer is really getting a lot of attention around here lately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by warlandsboy View Post
    Gosh! The Dreamer is really getting a lot of attention around here lately...
    That's why I'm considering it- it was brought to my attention here in the forums. Habanita I've been considering for a couple of months and have been "watching it" on Ebay. Both can be had for under $30 including shipping.

    I'm also interested in Havana, and am going to have to go to Nordstroms and actually try it before I shell out the $50.

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    I hope we can lead him away from The Dreamer and point him towards Bogart pour Homme. The Dreamer doesn't last long; Bogart lasts all day.
    Last edited by Spray; 7th February 2010 at 11:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    Habanita ? What's that ? Either way just sample before you buy and be patient with 'The Dreamer'
    YEAH by all means THE DREAMER by Versace; the mugwort reverie blended with the flax is incredible ONE OF A KIND. Def a acquired "taste". Where can I get the Habanita never heard of that one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by U4Eah View Post
    Where can I get the Habanita never heard of that one?
    Habanita is by Molinard- marketed orig for women but unisex. Available most online discounters and E bay, even Kmart.com. You don't have to acquire taste for this one, IMO
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    Never tried the dreamer but Habanita is gorgeous.
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    Sorry to hijack the thread, but Quorum is a very good tobacco fragrance in the estimation of some. Just in case you have not tried it. To me it is really an underpriced masterpiece.

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    I like and own both, but Habanita is one of the fragrances that made me go, "Wow!"
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    Personally, I would go with The Dreamer. It's more of a modern fragrance. Habanita is more feminine and definitely smells like it is from another era. Nothing wrong with that, since I rate Habanita as highly as Dreamer, but for a blind buy I would stick with Dreamer. It's the safer risk between the two, IMO.

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    I'll have to check out Habanita and the reform of Havana.
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    Habanita would be my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justaguy View Post
    Never tried the dreamer but Habanita is gorgeous.
    Never tried Habanita but The Dreamer is gorgeous.

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    Never had the opportunity to sniff Habanita but own and often wear The Dreamer. It is really quite wonderful IMO.

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    Default Re: The Dreamer or Habanita?

    Again, two different animals.

    The Dreamer is more like laundry soap...OK, a very pleasant laundry soap. Fresh and inooffensive, not *really* an aquatic, IMHO.

    Habanita is a vetiver/vanilla, as mrclmind noted, that comes across as a tobacco.

    I would even venture to recomment Aimez Moi by Caron. Very sweet topnotes, but wait for the drydown to be rewarded with a floral tobacco. (Violets, actually.) This can also be found at discount dealers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome Toad View Post
    That's why I'm considering it- it was brought to my attention here in the forums. Habanita I've been considering for a couple of months and have been "watching it" on Ebay. Both can be had for under $30 including shipping.

    I'm also interested in Havana, and am going to have to go to Nordstroms and actually try it before I shell out the $50.
    IMO - Dreamer's tobacco is light enough to be just right for me. Know nothing about Habanita though. Have you considered Back to Black ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
    IMO - Dreamer's tobacco is light enough to be just right for me. Know nothing about Habanita though. Have you considered Back to Black ?
    If you look at the OP, the factor of price was mentioned. Back to Black is a premium scent with a pricetag to match. BtB IS lovely, however, and worth the sniff. (Even for the 1 oz. travel spray, this is pricey at approx. $130, which include the atomiser.)
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