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    Default Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    I am sure this has been discussed before but I just realized this today.

    I always thought Tobacco Vanille smelled good but I wouldn't wear it because it smells like vanilla pipe tobacco. It lacked depth imo. I had a 5ml for years and used less than 1ml.

    I retried L'Occitane Eau Des Baux today and thought wow this smells like Tobacco Vanille but not as linear. EDB has some other notes in it.

    I then retested Spicebomb and thought, this smells a little bit like EDB just a bit lighter and maybe some citrus notes.

    So if anyone is looking for a cheaper and similar fragrance to Tobacco Vanille, check out Spicebomb and L'Occitane Eau Des Baux.

    As of today I like EDB the best followed by Spicebomb and then TV.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    So you dont like TV, oh well, move on.
    EdB is a great fragrance on its own.
    I haven't tried Spicebomb yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    So you dont like TV, oh well, move on.
    EdB is a great fragrance on its own.
    I haven't tried Spicebomb yet
    It's not that I don't like it, I just feel like it is missing something.

    They are really pushing Spicebomb at Nordstrom. They have prepackaged samples that they are giving out like its Halloween.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    Spicebomb would fit the bill IMO.

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    This Spicebomb...it interests me.
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    Thats it. Im going to Nordstroms now. See yall later.
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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    There is Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille, but this winds up as a complex floral with vanilla in the drydown.

    There is the much cheaper Laurence Dumont Vanille Bourbon, which can be bought for $39.00 USD, which might suit your budget.

    I am getting interested in Spicebomb and its tobacco, too!!
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    The Spicebomb was ordered yesterday or the day before it. I have and love both EdB and TV, will be interesting to see if I will end up with a whole three similiar frags that does the same thing only slightly different :-p.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    +1 on Spicebomb. And yes, get two or more samples like I did. :-P

    I've tried Eau de Baux before but didn't get the TV notes, so I'll have to retest once I'm back in SOHO.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    Spicebomb is cheaper - but far from better than TV.
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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    Someone awesome on this forum turned me on to Keiko Mecheri's "Les Zazous". Sampled it today and it's quite nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Spicebomb is cheaper - but far from better than TV.
    This

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    Cheaper, but none better that I've found.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by gmm150 View Post
    I am sure this has been discussed before but I just realized this today.

    I always thought Tobacco Vanille smelled good but I wouldn't wear it because it smells like vanilla pipe tobacco. It lacked depth imo. I had a 5ml for years and used less than 1ml.
    +1 ... I really like TV, but it's just not versatile and a bit too linear for me. I too have a sample (1.5 ml) and barely ever use it. I've had it for almost a year now and would wear it once every few months.

    I recently sampled Back to Black by By Kilian and I really enjoyed it. It's very similar to TV because of the tobacco note, but IMO, much more versatile and has more depth. B2B is basically tobacco & honey, but the scent evolves and is more wearable than TV. Also, you can find some good deals on B2B refill bottles or travel sprays, so you don't necessarily have to shell out the $225 for the fancy bottle.

    For example, a 1.7 oz refill bottle of B2B only costs $125. Compare that to the cost of a 1.7 oz bottle of TV, which would cost you around $200. If you haven't sampled B2B, I would highly suggest you give it a chance.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    Back to Black is nice stuff.

    Shalimar Ode a la Vanille might appeal to some fans of TV, if you can find it.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    +1 ... I really like TV, but it's just not versatile and a bit too linear for me. I too have a sample (1.5 ml) and barely ever use it. I've had it for almost a year now and would wear it once every few months.

    I recently sampled Back to Black by By Kilian and I really enjoyed it. It's very similar to TV because of the tobacco note, but IMO, much more versatile and has more depth. B2B is basically tobacco & honey, but the scent evolves and is more wearable than TV. Also, you can find some good deals on B2B refill bottles or travel sprays, so you don't necessarily have to shell out the $225 for the fancy bottle.

    For example, a 1.7 oz refill bottle of B2B only costs $125. Compare that to the cost of a 1.7 oz bottle of TV, which would cost you around $200. If you haven't sampled B2B, I would highly suggest you give it a chance.
    I too like B2B, but longevity and projection not as good as TV for me.

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    Definite must try and buy then! Thanks for the comparison. I love EdB and TV. Can't wait to get my hands on Spicebomb.

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    Chergui is worth a sniff if you are looking for a sweet tobacco.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    You may want to give Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea a sniff.

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    Tabaco Latino, if you can find it, is a great inexpensive alternative.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    Cheaper OR better than TV might work, but both are unlikely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanzapyou View Post
    Someone awesome on this forum turned me on to Keiko Mecheri's "Les Zazous". Sampled it today and it's quite nice.

    Yup love Les Zazous not as much as TV though.

    To me Les Zazous is a combination of TB and Tonka Imperiale.

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    To me Spicebomb smells nothing like TV. If anything it smells more like 1 Million.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    TV is probably the least desirable Tom Ford fragrance for me. Some of the favorites Italian Cypress and Gray Vetiver.
    The only stuff where I like Vanilla is IceCream I suppose
    Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.

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    Default Re: Cheaper and better alternatives to TF Tobacco Vanille

    I bought Eau des Baux and Back to Black as an alternative to Tobacco Vanille. But nothing to do, my sample of TV crush its alternatives. The best thing to do, if you love TV and you don't have the money, is to buy a split.

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