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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    These are two different animals.

    I would recommend buying both the Spicebomb and the EdB.
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Quote Originally Posted by jamwires View Post
    This is in NO WAY meant to sound condescending, so please don't take it as so! Are you early into your scent journey? I remember when I had just got into fragrances, every fragrance that had even the slightest bit of spice - smelled similar to me. It took me a bit of time to really be able to distinguish notes. It could be a possibility that this is what's happening in your case? Either that, or you're high on street drugs.

    (kidding) Welcome to Basenotes bro!
    but you can only judge if you try them on same day at same time spraying otherwise its no comparison

    try EDB,
    YSL la nuit,
    Zegna Forte,
    Givenchy Play Intense
    Bvlgari Black
    Rochas Man
    almost 3 of them will smell for you the same (yes with a little little little difference which is not important)

    spray them on your hand not all on the same point of your hand
    1. I am not new to the world but this doesnt matter if you can compare some fragr.
    2. i am always on drugs aa sry i meant on fragrances :P

    greets

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    I am a sucker for vanilla and tonka bean.

    Guys how prominent is the vanilla and tonka bean in this fragrance???

    Would you guys consider this a safe blind buy!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moore View Post
    These notes are quite proeminent. If you like something between M7 and Ambre Sultan, go for it, specially if it's cheap where you live.
    Cool and actually I have never smelled M7 nor Ambre Sultan.

    If it has prominent vanilla and tonka tho I am sure I will like because I am a vanilla and tonka head.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Very nice write-up. My vanilla bomb of choice will always be SDV

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    I agree that Eau des Baux is a great scent, the only problem I have with it is that on my skin longevity is below average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    Eau de Baux is on my list, spicebomb is not...I wanted to like spicebomb but alas, I didn't. I think you hit on why I don't like it so much. Thanks
    My feelings exactly. I am quite impressed with the whole L'Occitane line, and Eau de Baux is no exception. Definitely the better of the two.

    My favourite of the house is still Eau de L'Occitan, though...

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Eau de Baux is a great fragrance. Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Try this one out if you're a fan of spice and vanilla scents. Definitely worth a blind buy if you're not in a city with an Occitane franchise and you like Spicebomb or Tobacco Vanille!
    I have both Spicebomb and TV (enjoy both) and I've considered Eau des Baux before. But after reading this, pushed me to place an order. Another blind buy on the way...
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Quote Originally Posted by leecher88 View Post
    but you can only judge if you try them on same day at same time spraying otherwise its no comparison

    try EDB,
    YSL la nuit,
    Zegna Forte,
    Givenchy Play Intense
    Bvlgari Black
    Rochas Man
    almost 3 of them will smell for you the same (yes with a little little little difference which is not important)

    spray them on your hand not all on the same point of your hand
    1. I am not new to the world but this doesnt matter if you can compare some fragr.
    2. i am always on drugs aa sry i meant on fragrances :P

    greets
    I respect your opinion, but from my view of your testing, you simply have too many scents going on and bleeding into each other all at the same time. I can see applying one scent on one hand, and a different one on the other (kinda) but as these scents radiate, develope, and change, they are going to begin to mingle being so close together; and begin to make you think you are smelling the same thing in each fragrance especially if sniffing every few seconds or even minutes. If I were going to test numerious samples together, do strips to get a general idea. Then do a full wear on skin, on different days, to see how it really works with your chemistry.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Received my bottle today and I can definitely see the resemblance to Spicebomb and even TV, but as others have said, Eau des Baux is a little more 'muted' where TV and Spicebomb (in their own way) are more 'in your face'. Definitely pleased with this one!
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    try TL pour Lui is also not bad for his vanilla
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    How does the EdB drydown compare to Jaipur Homme's?
    If Jaipur is too sweet, too heavy, too powdery, too anything for you, like it was for me, then Eau des Baux will amaze you at how non-over-the-top it is. Sweet vanilla, but very natural with woods mixed in, so that it doesn't overwhelm you. In that respect, it's hands-down my favorite vanilla scent, even though (or perhaps because) vanilla usually isn't my thing.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoomBoom View Post
    Received my bottle today and I can definitely see the resemblance to Spicebomb and even TV, but as others have said, Eau des Baux is a little more 'muted' where TV and Spicebomb (in their own way) are more 'in your face'. Definitely pleased with this one!
    Great! Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Eau des Baux is a great fragrance. Does anyone notice a slight medicinal note at the initial spray?

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    i got to spray my self a lot with this to stay smelling nice.

    I own this, Jaipur and Rochas Man.

    Id say i prefer this to any of them. Infact all 3 i have to spray my self A LOT.

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    i got to spray my self a lot with this to stay smelling nice.

    I own this, Jaipur and Rochas Man.

    Id say i prefer this to any of them. Infact all 3 i have to spray my self A LOT.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    You have me intrigued with your interesting and articulate review.
    I had thought Tonka Imperiale by Guerlain was the king of spicy vanilla.
    The Guerlain crushes EdB any day of the week IMHO. No comparison.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Yes, but Eau des Baux is fraction of the price of the Tonka Imperiale

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    I just got my bottle of Eau des Baux today. Off the top, it's a heavy blast of wood (cedar?) and a ton of vanilla. I usually dislike vanilla heavy fragrances, however, with the heavy dose of wood on top. I really really enjoy this so far. Can't wait to see what the dry-down brings.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Will only get better with time as well.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I just got my bottle of Eau des Baux today. Off the top, it's a heavy blast of wood (cedar?) and a ton of vanilla. I usually dislike vanilla heavy fragrances, however, with the heavy dose of wood on top. I really really enjoy this so far. Can't wait to see what the dry-down brings.
    Great fragrance from beginning to end. Great value.

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    The best from the Eau des Baux line is the soap. You guys should try it. It's my favorite soap ever.

    I bought the EDT expecting I would smell the same fragrance as in the soap. Helas, non. I gave it away to my dad. I keep on buying the soap. It also fills my bathroom with that sensuous smell.

    I also bought the shower gel. It's ok.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Quote Originally Posted by MarquisdeSod View Post
    ...Bigsly: nothing like Jaipur homme, that stuff does have the vanilla note, but it's wrapped in what reminds me of an 80's patchoulli-bomb power frag.
    Jaipur a patchouli bomb? Are you sure you've smelled it?

    Quote Originally Posted by teerose View Post
    I have tried eau des baux, nice scent.


    But I'd prefer Shalimar (PDT)... The Queen of Vanilla
    This is more like it, Jaipur pH reminds me of Shalimar: powdery vanilla but with Jaipur you get the extra topping of cinnamon. While EdB is pretty good, I much prefer Jaipur.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Quote Originally Posted by subhuman85 View Post
    Eau de Baux is dense vanillic amber
    That's pretty much all I need to know. And it appears to come in bath products. A must-try for me. This and Maharees are on my priority list now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheatstraw2 View Post
    That's pretty much all I need to know. And it appears to come in bath products. A must-try for me. This and Maharees are on my priority list now.
    It's a great scent, but on me it's far less vanilla, and more incense / cedar. As far as I know, it has no amber in it whatsoever, but it does give off an ambery-vibe. Some people compare it to Tobacco Vanille, I don't get that at all from it -- there's no tobacco in it, for one thing, but also TV makes me gag, but this stuff's great.

    If you've never tried it, it's just an easy to wear, really lovely blend of incense and cedar. Great stuff!

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    I don't love it, but I do like it quite a bit. I think the best comparison would be that, to my nose, it smells like "tobacco vanille lite," or maybe "diet tobacco vanille" if that makes any sense. And at the price, it's a very affordable buy.
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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    To me, EdB smells dark, dry and incense-dominated. It is completely devoid of any sweetness. I can smell no vanilla. I see very little resemblance to Spicebomb, and even less to Givenchy Play Intense and YSL La Nuit. It's like nothing else I own. I get great longevity and projection from it.

    I like it, but not nearly as much as most others here. When I am wearing it, I crave for something sweeter.

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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Eau de Baux was my signature scent during last winter...!

    I also bought the shower gel and the after-shave balm, both are wonderful!

    By the way my bottle is empty and this gem deserves another purchase.

    I see some similarities with Gucci pour Homme I (2003).

    IMO this is is a must have for any collector.


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    Default Re: Eau des Baux - A Review: Forget Spicebomb, this is the King of Vanilla Spice

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnbkr123 View Post
    To me, EdB smells dark, dry and incense-dominated. It is completely devoid of any sweetness. I can smell no vanilla. I see very little resemblance to Spicebomb, and even less to Givenchy Play Intense and YSL La Nuit. It's like nothing else I own. I get great longevity and projection from it.

    I like it, but not nearly as much as most others here. When I am wearing it, I crave for something sweeter.
    I just tried it and I completely agree with you. Not sweet, and virtually no vanilla. I asked the SA, "Is there vanilla in this?" and she said no. Absolutely amazing how bad the advice here can be sometimes.

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