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    Default I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    What is the closest designer or sub $70 niche fragrance that smells like any of these?

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    Just maybe L'Occitane Eau des Baux...

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    Perhaps a second on Eau des Baux with a caution. I suggest a trial of this. By itself, I find Eau des Baux bottle-worthy and inexpensive compared to other scents.

    This warms down to a nice incense base with a little vanilla, so it's sorta-kinda like vanilla tobacco...I guess. Not anything like Ford's Tobacco Vanille or By Kilian's Back to Black with the rich *very* obvious vanilla tobacco vibe.
    Last edited by Primrose; 17th February 2010 at 01:35 PM.
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    Mandarina Duck Pure Black

    Wonderful frag, buying a bottle myself this week!
    You can check out my fragrances at www.garnerjames.com
    While I work on the website, you can email me for any inquiries at james@garnerjames.com

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    A 30 ml. bottle of Nicolai Vanille Intense is only $75 on Luckyscent. There is nothing else like it for less money. Also, these scents show up all the time on Basenotes Marketplace at 30% - 50% off of retail at times. Do a search for those you like there and you will be surprised what you find.

    Also D&G The One for Men can be gotten for around $30 for 30ml. if you look around on the net. It is amber instead of vanilla but does have a little tobacco in the base to make it similar to those you mentioned.

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    Just maybe L'Occitane Eau des Baux...
    I have sampled this, while its a nice fragrance in its own rights, but I don't get the same vanilla vibe I get from the ones listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooznib View Post
    Mandarina Duck Pure Black

    Wonderful frag, buying a bottle myself this week!
    Sounds interesting.

    Where can I get a sample?

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    A 30 ml. bottle of Nicolai Vanille Intense is only $75 on Luckyscent. There is nothing else like it for less money. Also, these scents show up all the time on Basenotes Marketplace at 30% - 50% off of retail at times. Do a search for those you like there and you will be surprised what you find.

    Also D&G The One for Men can be gotten for around $30 for 30ml. if you look around on the net. It is amber instead of vanilla but does have a little tobacco in the base to make it similar to those you mentioned.
    Ok I will scout the market place. Never really looked there for deals before but I am sure it will be worth it.

    I have a 30ml bottle of D&G the one which I really like, but like you said its more of amber.

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by Granola View Post
    Sounds interesting.

    Where can I get a sample?
    They sell it at the Dillards near my house.
    You can check out my fragrances at www.garnerjames.com
    While I work on the website, you can email me for any inquiries at james@garnerjames.com

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    There are some decanting groups around. I would suggest joining one and seeing about getting in on a split.

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by wooznib View Post
    They sell it at the Dillards near my house.
    Sampled it today but its not close to any of the vanilla scents I listed. I may just suck it up and buy one of them
    Last edited by Granola; 18th February 2010 at 06:43 PM.

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    ^What would you compare Mandarina Duck Pure Black to?
    And I did the same thing(suck it up) and bought Tobacco Vanille, despite it being overpriced.
    I have Eav Des Bavx, and like it, but it was dry/woody and did not scratch the same itch in cold weather.
    Perhaps you could try 2 less expensive ones 1st, although they are not the same, they are both thick, lasting quasi-gourmands, far better than Pi or the other mall vanilla-gourmands:
    St. Dupont Signature
    Bogart Pour Homme

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    ^What would you compare Mandarina Duck Pure Black to?
    And I did the same thing(suck it up) and bought Tobacco Vanille, despite it being overpriced.
    I have Eav Des Bavx, and like it, but it was dry/woody and did not scratch the same itch in cold weather.
    Perhaps you could try 2 less expensive ones 1st, although they are not the same, they are both thick, lasting quasi-gourmands, far better than Pi or the other mall vanilla-gourmands:
    St. Dupont Signature
    Bogart Pour Homme
    Mandarina Duck pure black is Givenchy pi with an attitude (a lil tobacco)

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    Sweeter or less sweet than Pi?
    Does it have as much "Almond extract" smell as Pi?
    If you like the Almond in Pi, but dislike other notes, I suggest Kiehl's Forest Rain (don't let the name fool you)

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Sweeter or less sweet than Pi?
    Does it have as much "Almond extract" smell as Pi?
    If you like the Almond in Pi, but dislike other notes, I suggest Kiehl's Forest Rain (don't let the name fool you)
    Not as sweet, its slightly thick and I detect some flowers in the notes (I am not an expert in recognizing these things). Not a fan of forest rain, I sampled it and wasn't really impressed. If I can get a Vanilla version of D&G the one, I'd be happy
    Last edited by Granola; 18th February 2010 at 07:08 PM.

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    Default Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    ^Yes, the one has some notes i really like, but the sillage of the synthetic patchouli/woods is too much.
    If others know a vanilla version of The One I am interested also.

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