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    Default L'artisan Havana Vanille (Vanille Absolument)

    Was just browsing on Luckyscent looking at some fragrances and stumbled upon vanille absolument (new name for havana vanille) and read the note breakdown and was really interested. Tobacco and vanilla are my 2 favourite notes and both are in this fragrance, so i checked out past threads about this guy on basenotes and saw a lot of mixed opinions about the fragrance but there hasn't been a thread in awhile so i just want to get some peoples views on this guy as of now. The price is considerably lower than SDV and tobacco vanille and its compared to them, i love tobacco vanille but the price is nuts and i havent tried SDV. Of course i'm going to sample this guy first but just want to see some peoples views on the guy and is it worth the money. Thanks.

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    I have a sample of this on the way, I'll let you know how it goes

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    I find it to be a different take on tobacco and vanilla compared to TV and SDV. Havana Vanille is more of an avante garde take on those notes. I find it a pleasure to wear and forward to investing in some in the near future...
    LOOKING FOR DECANTS OF ANY O. Durbano, ANY Hilde Soliana, BOISE VANILLE, COLOGNE POUR LE SOIR, MUSC RAVEGEUR, AND ROSE 31 TO SWAP:.:wink

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    I purchased a full bottle of Havana Vanille, and I have to say I'm a little disappointed. It doesn't smell nearly as good as what I remembered from a brief in-store sampling. It's nowhere near as good as SDV, or even TV. Might just be the bottle I bought - online, at a good price. I'd proceed cautiously before springing for a bottle.

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    My missus wears it. It's a very rich, heavy, mouth-watering, caramelized vanilla.... gourmand in the extreme - like a gigantic vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce pudding with bells on. I love it on her but wouldn't want to wear it myself.

    In contrast, the Tom Ford scent has an overpowering clove element mixed in with the vanilla and woods and is generally more complex and 'masculine'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    I have a sample of this on the way, I'll let you know how it goes
    Thanks let me know !

    Keep the opinions coming

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    Default Re: L'artisan Havana Vanille (Vanille Absolument)

    I have the original release in my collection and personally like it a lot.

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    heavy and very realistic vanilla. well done, but not something that will make a man especially proud to wear. the price of $100+ is also somewhat pushing away, ... to invest in something else.

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    I have a full bottle of the original Havana Vanilla.
    The mix of creamy-butter vanilla with sweet weak notes of tobacco leafs and smokiness vibe surrounding them - all splashed with boozy rum smell - heavenly !
    I so much love this fragrance.
    Note that is doesn't project much , kind of skin scent - but last about 10 hours.

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    Any more opinions of this guy? I'm starting to get pretty interested in it.

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    Im a little upset, i really wanted to try this out, so when I made my sample order a few weeks back, I had this in my cart, they didnt have stock anymore so I was sent Patchouli Patch. I'll try again some other time.

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    I'm in the process of buying a couple bottles, so in the next couple months ill order some samples and hopefully itll be in stock

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    I have a sample and I must say I am falling in love with it! Maybe its because I am a gourmand fan hahaha. But I read somewhere that it has been discontinued right?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/291...inued-stock-up!
    The very first post where OP talked about the list of fragrances that will be discontinued, Vanille Absolument was one of them.

    I would definitely grab one in the future if it is still around!
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    tbh im thinking about just buying this blind, Im a sucker for vanilla and I like gourmand a lot

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    Yea, I'm so close to pulling the trigger...it just sounds about perfect for what I like, the thought of vanilla, fruits, and rum...yum. I'll have to make my decision soon because it won't get much wear once it starts to warm up...

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    The mix of vanilla and rum is heavenly good. It has a relaxing effect on me. But it has also a noticeable vibe of wet tobacco leaf.
    For me its a wining combination , its like sniffing the vanille-rum via a straw made of tobacco leaf.

    smell: 10/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace11 View Post
    The mix of vanilla and rum is heavenly good. It has a relaxing effect on me. But it has also a noticeable vibe of wet tobacco leaf.
    For me its a wining combination , its like sniffing the vanille-rum via a straw made of tobacco leaf.

    small: 10/10
    Your not helping my situation lol :P

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    Now that's just evil lol :P

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    That is the picture that got me interested in the first place!!

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    I'll have it tommorow as my SOD.
    It is going to be very cold and rainy day - so I'll be sitting in my office wrapped up with a warm comforting yummy vanille-boozy-havana-tobacco smell.

    PERFECT.

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    Well looks like i might be buying this guy blind....thanks a lot everyone.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck21 View Post
    Well looks like i might be buying this guy blind....thanks a lot everyone.....
    yea...me friggin too

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    Default Re: L'artisan Havana Vanille (Vanille Absolument)

    Im sorry to ask but are you guys buying from the official l'artisan website?
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Quote Originally Posted by teemas View Post
    Im sorry to ask but are you guys buying from the official l'artisan website?
    Well you could if you want, but I get it from online retailers or boutiques in town.

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    Duplicate post...

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    Default Re: L'artisan Havana Vanille (Vanille Absolument)

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Well you could if you want, but I get it from online retailers or boutiques in town.
    Oh oh their official website doesnt deliver to my country hahaha. I was actually asking to clear the doubt that it was discontinued. Thanks for helping out
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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