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View Poll Results: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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  • Tonka Imperiale

    31 60.78%
  • Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    20 39.22%
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  1. #1

    Default Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I prefer Tonka Imperiale.

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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Tonka
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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I prefer better fragrances

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I prefer better fragrances

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    sorry one dimensional fragrances bore me, can you ever find it in your heart to forgive me?

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    LOL. Next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    I prefer better fragrances
    Tobacco and Vanille, perhaps;-)?

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    Tonka Imperiale. While I do appreciate SDV, it's too gourmand for me to wear.

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    Tonka Imperiale all the way

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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I like SDV as well, I just find Tonka Imperiale to be a little lighter and more wearable for me.

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    Tonka Impreiale


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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Neither
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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Like them both

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    Quote Originally Posted by amw9490 View Post
    I prefer Tonka Imperiale.
    Likewise.

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    SdV for me. Tonka Imperiale drifts a bit too feminine on my skin for my tastes.

    SdV is 2x better than Tobacco Vanille.

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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Sdv
    We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.

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    Both are great you can't go wrong. I have TI and will be getting SDV next week. Got a bottle hold.

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    You all are wrong! The answer is SDV. Kidding, I love both, but SDV is my favorite right now.

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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Like them both, but Tonka Imperiale wins.

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    both!

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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I'm also a fan of both frags (and Cuir Beluga), and both have that tooth-ache inducing sweetness in the drydown, but i love the subtle booziness of SDV
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    I voted for TI because I like Tonka more than Vanilla.

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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    I am an unapologetic Tonka Imperialist.
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    Bump

    Well I am testing both out from some samples (thanks Kron) and have SDV on my left wrist and TI on my right wrist.

    Well SDV opens like vanille ice cream which gets a bit boozy but more in a liqueur way with a hint of rose. I'm picking up a touch of incense and amber as time has moved on within this gorgeous mix. This scent is very light yet complex at the same time, there is a good few notes coming and going within the vanille.

    A really enchanting beautiful vanille fragrance and one so easy to fall in love with.

    Tonka Imperial opens up with a marzipan glazed honey accord and is quite sweet. After this opening I am picking up a big dose of rosemary and its starting to smell strongly of almonds.

    The fragrance is very sugary and reminds me of white chocolate or the icing on a fancy cake. This fragrance is beautiful but just to feminine for me to pull off. Would smell great on a lady though.

    Conclusion

    I have to go with SDV as it is a gorgeous fragrance and one I can pull off. I love the way the vanilles stays linear but still has other notes coming and going within the mix. With TI although its beautiful it reminds me to much of marzipan on a cake and feels too feminine.

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    I cant say enough good things about SdV. I think the vanille slightly softens over the 24hr scent life, as darker notes pass through. It seems like a simple fragrance because it's blended so beautifully - but it's actually an interesting little journey. The tobacco note is very well executed too, even if it only lingers in the background.

    Easily the best vanilla and best gourmand in my opinion.

    Tonka Imperiale is great too. The blending and ingredients really impress me. Like SdV, it lasts forever, but never gets loud or abrasive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I voted for TI because I like Tonka more than Vanilla.
    I actually do too, BUT somehow the other notes in SDV makes it slightly better to me. Vanilla by itself doesn't excite me, but Guerlain created something great using it IMO.
    Last edited by Stew; 17th March 2012 at 07:53 PM.

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    I like SDV better than tonka. I find Tonka to be more versatile but I enjoy the SDV much more. That vanilla is soooo smoooth!

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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Neither
    Same as above.

    Smells like something that should be sold at Luckyscent. Hard to believe Guerlain is putting out simplistic crap like this, but they've been heading that way for awhile.
    Last edited by pluran; 17th March 2012 at 08:24 PM.

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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Bump

    Well I am testing both out from some samples (thanks Kron) and have SDV on my left wrist and TI on my right wrist.

    Well SDV opens like vanille ice cream which gets a bit boozy but more in a liqueur way with a hint of rose. I'm picking up a touch of incense and amber as time has moved on within this gorgeous mix. This scent is very light yet complex at the same time, there is a good few notes coming and going within the vanille.

    A really enchanting beautiful vanille fragrance and one so easy to fall in love with.

    Tonka Imperial opens up with a marzipan glazed honey accord and is quite sweet. After this opening I am picking up a big dose of rosemary and its starting to smell strongly of almonds.

    The fragrance is very sugary and reminds me of white chocolate or the icing on a fancy cake. This fragrance is beautiful but just to feminine for me to pull off. Would smell great on a lady though.

    Conclusion

    I have to go with SDV as it is a gorgeous fragrance and one I can pull off. I love the way the vanilles stays linear but still has other notes coming and going within the mix. With TI although its beautiful it reminds me to much of marzipan on a cake and feels too feminine.
    Nice reviews!

    I was a bit horrified by SDV, the first time I smelled it in the boutique. I thought it was too simple and almost overbearing. But dear Primrose sent me a hefty sample, so I wore it at home, and have done a 175 (as in not quite a 180). The liqueur notes and the tiny echoes of older Guerlains are quite appealing. I could gladly own either one of these, though I prefer my Derby.
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    I still think both are amazing a very well done fragrances

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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    based off of top notes at the boutique, SDV

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    Tonka Imperiale is a smoother and more enjoyable fragrance for me.

    SDV has far too many harsh spices that distract me from the vanilla in it, which is very high quality. If anyone else has the same issue with SDV that I do, give Diptyque Eau Duelle a try.

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    Default Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Purchase both as small decants from PC. I wear them both together at least once a month in the winter when I'm "feeling it." I love both!

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    Sampled both and not really a fan of either. SDV was too one-dimensional for me. TI didn't wow me either, just seemed like a high quality version of one of the Mugler Pure flankers.

    Amongst the two, I like TI more. IMO, neither are worth the price.

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