Could it be a case of mislabelling? And if eventually mild sweet tobacco showed up perhaps you got a sample of Tabaco Toscano instead. TT is much milder, and is a sweet tobacco. Believe the comments that say that Acqua di Cuba is Essence di Cuban cigar.
Re the reference Tobacco Vanille which i own it as well as AdC, the tobacco in TV, while significant in strength, is more pipe tobacco than the stronger unsweet tobacco of AdC.