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    Default Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    Factoring in overall scent, longevity, sillage, versatility, which would you pick if you could only have one?

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    Neither is really versatile, but TV smells a bit better of the two and has better sillage and longevity, IMO.
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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    A-N no doubt..

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    Tobacco Vanille all the way.

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    overall scent = TV
    longevity = TV
    sillage = TV
    versatility = AN

    Love both but TV is definitely a beast.

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    Quote Originally Posted by Hellhound View Post
    overall scent = TV
    longevity = TV
    sillage = TV
    versatility = AN
    This +1 Tobacco Vanille all the way, game over, no contest. AN is pleasant, warm and comforting, but almost a little too vividly smells like cinnamon apple pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellhound View Post
    overall scent = TV
    longevity = TV
    sillage = TV
    versatility = AN
    This +1 Tobacco Vanille all the way, game over, no contest. AN is pleasant, warm and comforting, but almost a little too vividly smells like cinnamon apple pie.

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    both of these fragrances lack versatility and are not suited for warm climates. I live in Miami, and I wear TV maybe 2-3 times a year on the coldest days possible. AN i can sneak in here and there in every season except for summer.

    Overall i dont think that these two scents are similar enough to compare. The similarity ends at them being gourmands and not versatile. TV screams out to the world like crazy and may even make it less versatile. AN is more subtle and sweet.

    Out of the two I can't pick one over the other. I love both of these fragrances and wish I could wear them more often.

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    Ambre Narguile

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    Tobacco Vanille. Not even close.
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    It would be unfair for me to choose one. The only one I have sampled is Ambre Narguile and I find it quite intriguing.

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    I'm kind of surprised...because to me there is no contest. Ambre Narguile is light years ahead in everything except longevity, which is not to say AN lacks it.

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    While I still enjoy TV, Ambre Narguile is my latest one-note pleasure. It smells to me not like an apple pie, but a pure cinnamon pie (if such a thing existed). But cinnamon is a great scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Neither is really versatile, but TV smells a bit better of the two and has better sillage and longevity, IMO.
    I would agree about the smell. I never took a liking to AN.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    Both are good, but if only one, TV...

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    Both are good. I don't like the gourmand facet of AN so ill say TV. Otherwise either is fine. But the Hermes is definitely a better blend. More complicated. Intricate.
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    I wouldn't recommend either one. TV is powerful and initially very interesting and pleasant, but it's very linear. It's gets old quickly to my nose. It's like playing the same catchy song on a loop all day long.

    AN I have just tested for the first time from a sample I got in a swap. My first thought when sniffing it is that it reminds me of those Yankee Candle scented candles. Holiday spice and potpourri. It's pleasant, no doubt, but would make a much better home fragrance around Christmas time - I wouldn't ever want to smell like this as I walk around in the world. The drydown loses that scented candle vibe, but it becomes a soft skin scent and fairly non-descript, at least on my skin. Maybe I'm just too closed-minded. Anyway, it seems way overpriced for what it is. If Yankee Candle made EdTs, you could layer a couple to get a similar effect, IMO.

    No offense to those that love these - that's just my 2c, obviously.

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    Oh, I voted for TV, as it seems more versatile as a layering tool.
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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    Can I go with neither? I hate to seem harsh, but, while both decent, enduring scents, I don't find either of them to be the best-in-show in the categories they represent. Both are kind of heady, heavy gourmands than lean very linear on my skin.

    If I had to choose... Ambre Narguille. Then I can trade it in for Vetiver Tonka.

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    I wouldn't recommend either one. TV is powerful and initially very interesting and pleasant, but it's very linear. It's gets old quickly to my nose. It's like playing the same catchy song on a loop all day long.

    AN I have just tested for the first time from a sample I got in a swap. My first thought when sniffing it is that it reminds me of those Yankee Candle scented candles. Holiday spice and potpourri. It's pleasant, no doubt, but would make a much better home fragrance around Christmas time - I wouldn't ever want to smell like this as I walk around in the world. The drydown loses that scented candle vibe, but it becomes a soft skin scent and fairly non-descript, at least on my skin. Maybe I'm just too closed-minded. Anyway, it seems way overpriced for what it is. If Yankee Candle made EdTs, you could layer a couple to get a similar effect, IMO.

    No offense to those that love these - that's just my 2c, obviously.

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    Oh, I voted for TV, as it seems more versatile as a layering tool.
    Yep yep yep! While sometimes that isn't a bad thing, it really doesn't change at all. Ambre Narguile is definitely a more complex creation (and even then it's not much.)

    I do get a laugh watching youtube reviews on TV though... stating the blending is fantastic, well I wouldn't point that out...I'd be more surprised if they managed to mess up blending 2 notes. Also, really love hearing people describe the drydown process. "well, at first there's a huge blast of tobacco, then the vanilla comes out" A simple fragrance indeed, but it has it's pleasures.

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    Tabacco Vanille by Tom Ford.

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    Tobacco Vanille is a God of fragrances in my opinion, a perfect scent which has godly power, but have smelled Ambre Narguile from a sample and that stuff is pure guilty pleasure as well, will have to get it...since i don't own Ambre Narguile I cannot comment on power, but scent wise I call a tie between them. When I do buy it, who knows it just might tie or suprass TV but let's say TV for now.

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Ambre Narguile

    I probably should've added a "Neither" and a "Both" option. Personally, I love them both, they're both very high quality fragrances that are very well blended and unique, so I choose "both"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delicious Scent View Post
    I probably should've added a "Neither" and a "Both" option. Personally, I love them both, they're both very high quality fragrances that are very well blended and unique, so I choose "both"
    If you had a "both" option, everyone would have selected both, since they are both universally adored. What's the fun in that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    If you had a "both" option, everyone would have selected both, since they are both universally adored.
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    Tobacco Vanille, this one isn't even close for me. Ambre Narguile is a great fragrance on someone else, just not on me.
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    9. Tobacco Vanille
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    Tobacco Vanille is wonderful.

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    I love both, but TV by a hair....

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