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    Default Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    I can only afford one at this point of the year, the other will have to be bought in the fall...which one should I pick up?? I love them both.

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    Default Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    Don't you want to just get decants of these 2 frags? =) Anyhow, my vote goes to Tonka Imperiale. =)

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    Tonka Imperiale

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    Double Vanille. Tonka Imperiale is a bit too powdery for my liking. I love that the Double Vanille has cedar and a few other notes to break up the vanilla. I just get straight Tonka Bean from Tonka Imperiale.

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    You must have a sweet tooth. I'd go for Tonka Imperiale, it's a bit less thick - just a bit.

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    Tonka Imperiale

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    Default Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    I'd suggest take SDV first, Tonka I is bit too stuffy to wear during summer time.

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    Both are top in their classes. Wonderul tonka from tonk a imperialle and fantastic vanilla from SDV.
    I would suggest SDV as TI seems a little feminine TI on me.

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    Go for SDV! Tonka Imperiale has a synthetic/cheap vibe to it in its dry-down that I was absolutely shocked by, given its price. SDV will become a staple of any wardrobe.

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    A difficult choice! I think they are fairly similar. SDV has a boozy vibe (reminds me of my mother's bourbon balls), while TI has a more herbal tone under the vanilla. I would go for the SDV but maybe that's just me.

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    Double Vanille. Call me strange, but I seriously think the note pyramid is shaped like a donut. It might have to do with how smooth it smells, but I find it very hollow smelling, yet there's this outer richness to it.

    The Tonka is very heavy, almost annoyingly sweet to my nose.

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    Default Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    Tonka Imperiale
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    SDV... Tonka is too almondy...too much tonka...
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    Tonka Impériale. SDV is very good but there are just so many vanilla scents on the market... not so with tonka.

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    So, what would you suggest as more appropriate for a man, to be able to wear and cooler days of summer?

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    Default Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    Please don't make me pick between these two. Ok, if you insist. SDV.
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    Default Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    sdv.

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    I prefer Tonka Imperiale
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    Hands down the legendary SDV. Powdery toasted almonds in TI are not my thing.

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    Default Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    Anyone know where to get these fragrances in London?

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    OP, you're spot on. They're different enough to justify owning both. I'd start off with SDV. You're probably not going to wait until Fall to acquire TI though (or vice versa)

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    I prefer SDV as Tonka is a bit too light. I much prefer eau de baux than either of them.

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    SDV all the way. Tonka Imperiale is nice, but not in SDV's league. And NEITHER as a blind buy.

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    Tonka gets my vote, great fragrance.

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    Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Tonka Imperiale gets my vote and my money too!

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    Tonka Imperiale!

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    Default Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    bump

    SDV. I'm a big vanilla fan and the booziness takes it to the next level.

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    Default Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    No doubt - Tonka Imperiale

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    Default Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    I would pick in this order:

    TI
    SDV
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