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    Wonderful and a value! Shaving items are also good.
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    The "mall scent" idea is interesting. In my latest blog post, I talk about what I call amateur fragrances, and to me, that is what Eau des Baux is, not that it's "bad." However, it seems that the perfumer didn't know how to get the scent to loosen up over time. By contrast, "mall scents" like Cordovan or Black Walnut, while not "perfect," come across as "professional" efforts. Perfumers sometimes have tight budgetary constraints, but it's certainly possible to avoid the amateur "blob" type frag, from what I've experienced in my sampling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Rudi View Post
    Over rated. As Katie Puckrick said, this is a straight-ahead, linear "mall amber".

    And when 3 or 4 of a dozen positive responses tell you how cheap it is - well, that sums it up right there.
    I don't understand this at all. A fragrance's cost is an important consideration for many on this forum. A review that praises a fragrance's smell and subjective affordability would likely be helpful to all except those who categorically avoid inexpensive fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grungevig View Post
    I don't understand this at all. A fragrance's cost is an important consideration for many on this forum. A review that praises a fragrance's smell and subjective affordability would likely be helpful to all except those who categorically avoid inexpensive fragrances.
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    I like EdB and I wear it (I'm wearing it today.) It's potent, long-lasting, attractive, and, as everyone has pointed out, dirt cheap. These are all admirable qualities.

    With that said, I think it's more of an air freshener than a perfume. It's not something that you wear, it's something that emits from you, quite unchanged, whether it's on skin or fabric or just sprayed on the couch. Smells the same on everyone. While it doesn't lack richness, it does, IMO, lack subtlety and gracefulness. If it were a man, he would be good-looking, have perfect teeth, dress head to toe in Eddie Bauer, and he would laugh at everyone's jokes even though he doesn't understand a single one of them. It's more friendly and hearty and appealing-to-everyone than any other scent in my wardrobe and absolutely the perfect thing to wear to holiday parties. But the instant I want mystery or intelligence, I look elsewhere.

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    did a blind buy and bought the bodywash but have not used it yet it is spicy vanilla oriental type bordering on gourmand...i am afraid if i use it it as a bodywash becuse i might not be able to controll the projection/sillage if it turns out to be to strong as compared to controlled sprays via an EDT/EDP
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    While i find spicebomb to be superior, i do not know that i find it nearly twice as superior for the money. that said, the next time im near a l'occitan ill probably be leaving with a bottle of this. it may (or may not, ive never owned it) be a bit linear, but the rails youre riding on arent bad at all.

    for whatever its worth, unless someone has a revulsive response to slight sweetness or vanilla, you arent going to go wrong with this.

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    Hello! I'm new here but have been lurking for a while.

    I have this fragrance. I love the pipe tobacco note. I had purchased other L'Occitane frags prior to this one but this is by far my favorite. I also have Michael Kors for Men and they are somewhat similar.

    I actually prefer eau de baux to tobacco vanille.

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    I find it very similar to Chergui. Surprised no one else has mentioned this one.

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    Amazing beautiful fragrance this is. Plus it's crazy cheap $50!!!!! Are you kidding me....

    I can't wait for it to really get cold so I can really break this bad boy out. Dec 3rd and 71 degrees in the Southeast US is just ridiculous!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thural View Post
    If it were a man, he would be good-looking, have perfect teeth, dress head to toe in Eddie Bauer, and he would laugh at everyone's jokes even though he doesn't understand a single one of them. It's more friendly and hearty and appealing-to-everyone than any other scent in my wardrobe and absolutely the perfect thing to wear to holiday parties.
    LOL. Love this. I've never smelled the scent, but this paints a very vivid picture for me.

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    This is a great fragrance. Apart from Tobacco Vanille I get vibes of CK One Shock, Spicebomb and London. Don't let the cheaper price tag fool you, its a pretty good scent which comes at a bargain price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    IMO, Vanilla is a great note, however, when the vanilla is too strong to the point where it is dominant, the scent gets cloying. Too many frags do this. With this in mind, if Eau De Baux is too sweet, I may not want it.

    Price is not a concern to me.

    If it's a scent that is amazingly good, I would easily pay a lot of money.
    But buying a somewhat good scent just because its $50 and see that 5 years later, I haven't used more than 15% of it, then it's a waste.

    I'll prob get a 10ml decant
    Folks, do not try this in warm weather. The vanilla turns into blowtorch projection in warm weather. It is a far tamer scent during in cold months. I never wear it in the summer.

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    All the above comparisons are valid.

    It's an awesome scent. Anyone who likes gourmands, woody orientals, or spicy orientals should own a bottle, given it's incredible price point to quality ratio.

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    ...vanilla-ashtray, or better: ashtray-vanilla...say Tea for Two, sweetened up by vanilla and without the tea. I don't like it (as I don't like Tea for Two)!
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    I've done a full 180 on this fragrance. I used to love it, but now it smells like band-aids to me and the strength of the fragrance leaves a lot to be desired.
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    Pretty sad that now a days a $50.00 frag is "cheap"
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Absolutely agree with you. Since when is $50.00 "cheap?" Especially considering that the majority of the frags made today have such poor sillage and longevity.

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    This one is not bad. Spicey with a vanilla swag going on. A little medicinal in the initial spray. Did you ever get the 10ml decant? How did you like this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    I've done a full 180 on this fragrance. I used to love it, but now it smells like band-aids to me and the strength of the fragrance leaves a lot to be desired.
    I've kind of grown tired of this also. I've been wearing CK One Shock and actually have grown to like this more than Eau Des Baux and Spicebomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanky View Post
    Your opinion of vanilla is key to your appreciation of EdB, in my opinion.

    Having just sampled it today at the nearby L'Occitane store, I heartily concur with this statement.

    Nice fragrance overall. To me, its overall style suggests that it's a more youthful sibling of Jaipur Homme. Both are very classy fragrances, and have a similiar feel (if not all the notes). But... you gotta like Vanilla!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    If you are a fan of Tobacco vanille, Spicebomb, light incense fragrances, amber, or vanilla your going to like it. It's great value for the money and well worth sampling if you ever see a L'Occitane.
    I agree with this 100%. I have tried TV, Spicebomb, HiM....it is similar to them in varied ways but a bit edgier. I for one find Tobacco Vanille to be very one-dimensional: if you like tobacco and vanilla, great. But EDB has more depth and a more "jagged," unpredictable edge to it. Spicebomb seems to have been created for opening note shock value, and Him is a gooey combination of TV and Spicebomb. Who cares about the price and whether it's a bargain compared to the insultingly high prices on Tom Ford products? We all should, that's who.

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    I actually find it to be very different to TV, Spicebomb etc. EdB is cypress and incense, whereas the others are sweet sickly things. TV is one of just a handful of scents that literally turns my stomach (and I own and love several of the private blends), but I find EdB to be very nice.

    Gah! Another ancient thread! Isn't there already an EdB thread in circulation that was started yesterday? Maybe we can merge them or something?

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