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    Default Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    Title. I can't currently afford it, but will buy when I can (if I like it) is there any scents that smell close to it? Like Le Male and Cuba Gold being similar, is there any similar scent to this? Thanks

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    Check out Eau des Bavx by L'Occitane.

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Check out Eau des Bavx by L'Occitane.
    I would agree with this, but I know many people here don't.

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    Eh, if I were you I'd get a decant on some of the Facebook groups or via a split on here. I got 25 mL for $58, which is about normal for a split or decant. It's plenty by the way.

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Check out Eau des Bavx by L'Occitane.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    I would agree with this, but I know many people here don't.
    I get a lot of cherry from TV for the first couple of hours, but once that goes away, I can see some similarity with EdB.

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    EdB from L'occitane is the closest. But then it just faded away in couple of hours. TV is solid 8-10 hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by SneezeFreeze View Post
    EdB from L'occitane is the closest.
    And much better IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    And much better IMO.
    Thanks! Anywhere in the UK I can buy this? Internet wise?

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    IMHO, there's (strangely) no substitute for Tobacco Vanille. I don't think EdB smells like it and I don't think EdB smells better.

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    For sure Le Male isn't very close. Le Male has a citrus opening, a traditional mens cologne scent, and then a "light" vanilla. TV has a "dark" vanilla with a pipe tobacco accord.
    TV lasts forever, too. Beautiful.
    Have you thought about a split? Its about $100 for a half bottle in split form, but since 1-2 sprays is equivalent to 3-4 of most other scents, it seems a pretty good deal.

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    Another vote for Eau de Beaux by L'Occitane
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivibezz View Post
    Thanks! Anywhere in the UK I can buy this? Internet wise?
    http://uk.loccitane.com/eau-des-baux...911,270019.htm.

    And just to note that on me it lasts forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    http://uk.loccitane.com/eau-des-baux...911,270019.htm.

    And just to note that on me it lasts forever.
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    How can you be up at 5:40?! I would never be able to get up that early without crying.

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivibezz View Post
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    How can you be up at 5:40?! I would never be able to get up that early without crying.
    Haha. Insomnia is a wonderful thing

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    I would also recommend checking out Back to Black by By Kilian.
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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    Quote Originally Posted by SneezeFreeze View Post
    EdB from L'occitane is the closest. But then it just faded away in couple of hours. TV is solid 8-10 hours
    This is the truth, its got about 1/3rd of the notes and complexity of TV but then it is a third of the price. Spend over £40 and enter code AVC31 to get a free bonus bag at the checkout.

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    Though I've never smelled TV, I own and love Eau des Baux which many people compare to TV.

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    Though I've never smelled TV, I own and love Eau des Baux which many people compare to TV.
    Yep, the drydown of Edb is very close to TV. Tobacco Vanille is a powerhouse though, but I wouldn't begrudge anyone for choosing Eau des Baux instead. It's a great option.

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    I know Tobacco Vanille is very popular but IMHO you are paying quite a lot for a breathtaking tobacco opening that pretty quickly slips into a very, very tenacious vanilla that, while nice, is pretty mundane. If that works for you, fine, but ask yourself which part of the equation is that rocks your boat?

    If it's the long ride then forego the tobacco and grab a cheap vanilla. If it's the tobacco then the only comparable experience I can think of might be Back to Black (also lasts forever) or Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscana (less showy but excellent), but both of these cost. Maybe the travel refills for B2B or a refill would work - very cost effective.

    Eau de Baux is a great piece of work but best judged on its own merits IMO - I find it more complex and far more satisfying than TV but not similar. I think it does it a dis-service to think of it as a 'budget TV', it's actually 'worth' more IMO

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    Default Re: Scent similar to Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille?

    If tobacco is what you crave you could layer Hommage a l'homme with Eau de Baux and still spend less than half the price of TV and you will have both all the way to the drydown !

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