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    The Hermes or the Tom Ford? I am working on building up my fall/winter staple of scents while trying not spend too much.

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    Tough choice! I own both, and think it is worth owning both. The performance of TV is legendary (almost to the point of cloying), but I can't complain about AN either. The Hermes is more complex (and it's my preference), but my wife adores TV. You might be able to get a better deal in TV from an online discounter or split, but eBay might be a good place to start as well. If you can afford it, I'd say go with TV, but either way, you can't make a bad choice. Both are decadent and great for the upcoming fall and winter holidays.
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    It's no contest. Go with Ambre Narguile.
    It's clearly the superior fragrance.

    TV starts out great, but ends in a boring, synthetic, cloying mess.
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    As BRM85282 also mentioned, this is a tough choice. Both are really good fragrances and not really comparable. However, if I had to choose amongst the two, I'd go with Ambre Narguile. Just because it's more wearable/versatile. It's lighter and easier to wear than TV. I can pretty much only wear TV in cold weather, but AN can be worn any time.

    Also, in my opinion, AN is more unique than TV. I really like TV, but there are some other fragrances that come close in smelling like it.

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Ambre Narguile

    Definitely the Hermes
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM85282 View Post
    Tough choice! I own both, and think it is worth owning both. The performance of TV is legendary (almost to the point of cloying), but I can't complain about AN either. The Hermes is more complex (and it's my preference), but my wife adores TV. You might be able to get a better deal in TV from an online discounter or split, but eBay might be a good place to start as well. If you can afford it, I'd say go with TV, but either way, you can't make a bad choice. Both are decadent and great for the upcoming fall and winter holidays.
    This for me too. Although personally I give the edge to TV, I'll probably get more use out of the Hermes because I wear TV so little.
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    I own both and this is a tough choice

    My gut tells me you should go for TV

    I could be wrong though
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    Tobacco Vanille for me; I didn't like Amber Narguile in the slightest. Both definitely have that "Yankee Candle" aesthetic. But, I can appreciate the opening of TV and the dry down isn't quite as bad as I last remember it having worn it yesterday after a year lay off.
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    Neither get Chergui by Sergei Lutens way less expensive and way better IMHO to TV but AN has that home made Apple vibe which is nice if that's your thing.
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    Ambre Narguile
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    I would take Back to Black By Kilian over both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    Neither get Chergui by Sergei Lutens way less expensive and way better IMHO to TV...
    Agreed.

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    Nu Be Helium. Smells exactly like Ambre Narguile, but much cheaper (in price not smell).
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    Neither get Chergui by Sergei Lutens way less expensive and way better IMHO to TV but AN has that home made Apple vibe which is nice if that's your thing.
    This would be my close second after TV. Chergui is an amazing scent, and one of my personal favorites. The tobacco, honey, and (to my nose)cinnamon notes that I get from it are near perfection.
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    Ambre Narguilé for me. TV beats AN in performance, no comparison, but that´s just it. A very nice scent, but Ambre Narguillé is even better!

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    Just got my sample of the Hermes. Instantly loved it. Go with the Hermes.

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    Default Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Ambre Narguile

    Ambre Narguile

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    Tobacco Vanille. Then, after that, do this:

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Nu Be Helium. Smells exactly like Ambre Narguile, but much cheaper (in price not smell).
    Exactly. Actually, I think it smells a little better than AN - seems to have a slight masculine edge to it.
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    My vote goes go TV. NA isn't as versatile IMO and is saved for family gathering occasions where alots of food and festive drinks are present.

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