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    Default Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 2015 and onwards: Reduced longevity and sillage?

    I just bought Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, and it's a late 2015 batch from Notino.

    Compared to an unknown batch at Nordstroms, Notino's version smells weaker. The Nordstrom's version smells strong and longevity is incredible even on 1/10th of a spray. Perhaps "vintage?" Longevity is 24 hours.

    With 2015 version, I have 2 sprays on now, and while it lasts 12+ hours, it dies down quickly within a few hours and sillage is minimal afterwards.

    If it's been reformulated, then I suppose it's 10x more wearable now. Before, 1 spray was strong. Now, 2 sprays is strong.

    Thoughts on late 2015 batches or later?

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 2015 and onwards: Reduced longevity and sillage?

    In the case of TV, I think less is better.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 2015 and onwards: Reduced longevity and sillage?

    IIRC there was some talk that TV had been watered down and its performance took a hit. On the plus side it wasn't as palpably thick any more.

    That said I find Franck Boclet Tobacco and Phaedon Tabac Rouge playing that tune far better than Tom Ford ever did...

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 2015 and onwards: Reduced longevity and sillage?

    Probably the best thing to happen to this fragrance honestly. I had this one in my collection for a while and eventually sold it off. The fragrance is very nice but just needed to be toned down quite a bit.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 2015 and onwards: Reduced longevity and sillage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmolive View Post
    IIRC there was some talk that TV had been watered down and its performance took a hit. On the plus side it wasn't as palpably thick any more.

    That said I find Franck Boclet Tobacco and Phaedon Tabac Rouge playing that tune far better than Tom Ford ever did...
    Oh Yay! Hednic recommended this year or so ago and I've already blasted through a full bottle. Never really wear the TFTV too much, but the bottle I have from 2014 is like someone slapping me in the face with a vanilla scented candle as the are covered in tobacco leaves for some reason as clothing. Its very intense, but after a few hours it tones down and I find it fairly soft after the 4 hour mark, but I can smell it all day long. Over 12 hours easy. Maybe your skin chemistry changed due to diet, or other reasons. Or, they reformulated it. It wouldn't surprise me.
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