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    Default guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    I heard great things about TI, i was kind of disappointed with bond new haarlem and didn't know if tom ford's tv was too strong. I heard TI is a great in between. To anyone who owns it does the projection get you noticed, and hows compliments? The note breakdown sounds amazing and from reviews it looks like a winner. I also heard the same about cuir beluga, between the two which has the crown in terms of projection, longevity, and compliments?

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    Tonka Imperiale is a very nice scent and the few times I've used it the longevity and projection were very good.

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    it's freakin beautiful.

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    It's just such a good scent. It's definitely softer than the other 2 listed and actually I'd say a bit less sweet.

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    Its very good. Frankly I prefer tonka blended with other notes like lavender in Fourrea Noir and vetiver in Vetiver Tonka.

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    IMO, no.
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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    Believe the hype. A slightly boozy tonka based masterpiece from Guerlain. When I first wore it it just smelled average to me, however my opinion greatly changed upon subsequent wearings. Nothing challenging or anything like that. It just has some beautiful subtleties that flew right under my radar at first.

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    but how is everyones experience in terms of projection,longevity, and compliments? i never tried TV but NH gave me a strong scent cloud for the first 45 minutes then became close to the skin. Does tonka imperial project? and what was the reception like? BTW I'm a college junior so i would generally wear this to lectures, dates, etc....

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    It lasts a long time on me and projects well. If you're looking for compliments though there is a lot that can be had for cheaper. I'm not saying that it won't be complimented, but if your priority is to get noticed, there are many that can be purchased that will accomplish this end for a fourth of the price. And you'll be doing yourself a disservice if you buy something with a price tag like that if you're trying to cater to anyone's tastes but your own.
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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    i dont know how new haarlem was weak for you. It projects and lasts forever

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    well i obviously would never purchase if i didn't like it. I am just saying the opposite is also true if you wear a scent and it smells like nothing is on ya or is offensive to others its not worth it either. I have GIT, MI, and Riverside and they project well and smell amazing, along with garnering tons of compliments. I think the complement factor is just the cherry on top to the perfect fragrance.

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    If you love sweet fragrances then this inst a problem imo, yes it is and that's why i purchased this.

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    New Haarlem is a sneaky one, kinda like Aventus to me. I didn't think I could smell it anymore, but got compliments 10+ hours after applying two sprays.

    I gave Tonka Imperiale my first proper wearing today (from a sample), and it performed pretty well. It's been about 11 hours, and I can still smell traces of it.

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    Tonka Imperiale lasts forever, but is not a projection beast on me, 3-4 foot scent cloud. The scent last all day, last time I had it on was Thanksgiving and it lasted from 10 am all the way up to 12-1 am when I went to bed. One of my top 5 niche, better and more classy than New Haarlem.

    I prefer Tobacco Vanille.

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    Will give this a full wear on Saturday, should be interesting

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoPsOrange View Post
    Tonka Imperiale lasts forever, but is not a projection beast on me, 3-4 foot scent cloud. The scent last all day, last time I had it on was Thanksgiving and it lasted from 10 am all the way up to 12-1 am when I went to bed. One of my top 5 niche, better and more classy than New Haarlem.

    I prefer Tobacco Vanille.
    I'm not sure this is the Guerlain I'd compare to Tobacco Vanille - Spiritueuse Double Vanille is much closer to TV to my nose, and better too.

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    In a word...yes!

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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    It is a great scent with average projection and longevity. I love the scent but it is hard to justify when compared with Tobacco Vanille and New Haarlem which are both projection and silage monsters that last forever for less $$$. I picked up a decant in a split for 30 ml and that is going to be enough for me and it won't kill my wallet either.
    My current top ten:
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    9. Tobacco Vanille
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    Default Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    dont spend any money you dont have on it please
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