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    Default Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    At least, that's what I get out of it. It's like a thinner, less rich, more synthetic take on Tonka Imperiale. While not a perfect replacement, I've never smelled something closer to Tonka Imperiale.

    Whattya think?
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Never tried the Guerlain, but i find EdB outstanding, and with some similarities with Tobacco Vanille.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Agree that it is a very good scent.

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    Iisagree.
    I find the Guerlain to be sweeter, more refined, a touch floral, just overall a little more "feminine", while EdB is denser, thicker maybe a little corniferous?

    I find them to be distinctively different
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    We need to bring Puddle Monkey in on this . . . . he's becoming world renowned for associations between different frags

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Ps: Nothing poor at Eau des Baux

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    I like Eau des Baux more than Tonka Imperiale.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    I don´t know TI but I love EDB!

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Eau des Baux is a quality fragrance with a fair price. Lightly sweet and elegant.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Count me in as an Eau des Baux fan. Some similarities to Tonka Imperiale, though, like timaru, I find TI to be a bit sweeter and leaning a little towards the feminine side of unisex. Eau des Baux is a little more broody and heavy. I like both equally.

    Great price point on Eau des Baux.
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Not familiar with Tonka Imperial, but for the price point EdB is a bargain and quality juice. Especially when L'Occitane has 20% off sales...

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Trying them left / right and I can see where you're coming from - especially an hour and half in.

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    "Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale" - hardly the most flattering of comments......

    Obviously, Eau des Baux is well respected and is much more fairly priced.

    Perhaps Tonka Imperiale should be described as "An Idiot's Alternative".... ?? ....

    I don't mean to offend any TI lovers out there..... just take this as a tongue in cheek comment.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Maybe more now than before. I'm not a person that calls reformulation on most thing, but EdB has definitely changed, and to my nose for the worse. It used to be greener, and borderline sweet. Now it has went way past that border. Unusably sweet for me

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    Iisagree.
    I find the Guerlain to be sweeter, more refined, a touch floral, just overall a little more "feminine", while EdB is denser, thicker maybe a little corniferous?

    I find them to be distinctively different
    ^ What the young Berliner said.
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    ^ What the young Berliner said.
    +3!
    I own and like both, but they have nothing in common.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    After seeing EDB almost unanimously defeat Burberry London in a "What should I get?" poll earlier this week, I'm becoming very interested in it. Never heard of it until this Monday.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    eh, unless I'm missing something, I wouldn't really compare these two... I find the EdB has a sort of raspy dryness in the opening, and the T.I. has a cherry liquor accord, so those two aspects don't compare at all.
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    I don't know what formulation I have - it's a sample I got in a swap awhile back. I'm not saying it's a dead-ringer for Tonka Imperiale, but there's a strong tonka presence in my Eau des Baux, and that, mixed with a coniferous element, draws a lot of parallels to TI with its rosemary and tonka. I get a noticeable dose of IES in the drydown of EdB though, and it definitely is thinner and more masculine than TI.

    I just think that fans of one would probably be fans of the other.
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    I love them both, but one doesn't remind me much of the other.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Any thoughts on the reformulation? Was going to pick some up but if it's changed...

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A poor man's Tonka Imperiale

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I like Eau des Baux more than Tonka Imperiale.
    Likewise !

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