Unlisted Brand • Indult - Tihota • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Very beautiful, rich, simple vanilla. Best mostly-vanilla fragrance I've found. Too bad about the scary pricetag.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Whenever I take a whiff of this, it's like I can hear angels singing. This is one I've been aching to try for well over a year now. I purchased a sample online as $250 for a bottle is just absurd. However, I'm in love with the way this perfume smells. This is supposedly the best vanilla perfume in the world, and for my pricey little sample, it better be. It is a truly, truly pure vanilla. No bells. No whistles. I know a lot of people don't like that because they believe it's "too linear". It is linear and that's how I want my Vanilla perfume! I love smelling like pure vanilla bean, which is what this fragrance is with just a teeny hint of musk. It smells soooooo sexy. It's the simplicity of it that I appreciate most. I think everyone's clamoring for some complicated, unusual scent. This is not that. It smells uber creamy and feminine. I've contemplated tracking a bottle down, but it smells so amazingly similar to Lavanila's Pure Vanilla (my signature), that I really don't think I even have to bother. So that's $250 I'll keep. Lavanila's perfume is $65 and smells so much like Indult Tihota that I cannot even find any real differentiation. Mmmm....I've probably sniffed my own wrist about 22 times while writing this review. I can't get enough of it. I suggest you track a sample down so you can smell the goodness too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
ok so here it is. I have been searching for a l'occitane vanille replacement and I think this is as CLOSE as I can get. Is it expensive? yes. I bought a sample- and couldn't stop smelling my wrist. I fell in love! It's the only gift I am asking for for xmas. Nothing can replace my beloved l'occitane, but this is darn close. I am so excited to get a FB, it lasts all day so I think it will last a long time, i am praying it does:) BTW took a lippie off for cost, but to me it's a perfect scent. I get frustrated with people who complain it's not complex enough, or to linear. That is what I love about it, a pure vanilla with no other flower scents to foul it up. If you want complex, this is not for you.
9/20/11 SOOOO upset this has been discontinued ;(((((
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love vanillic notes, so I had to order a sample of this one from the Perfumed Court especially after hearing such rave reviews on Luckyscent, etc. Tihota is a perfectly nice vanilla, simple and straightforward, but a disappointment considering the price. It does not have the richness of Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille, and the composition is very uninteresting. I agree with the other reviewers, other more affordable alternatives abound; go for the SDV if you want to splurge.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I can't get over that waxy artificial musk note. This stuff positively smells like a vanilla CANDLE! Had great expectations for this one, since I'm a great fan of French Polynesia and Tihota is a word derived from the Polynesian language, so I was intrigued. However, the vanilla here does by far not live up to the hype created for this perfume, maybe in the same way as French Polynesia and Tahiti do not really live up to the hype created around them, since the reality is that you pay 600$ for a run down, shabby, not very clean bungalow, representing a standard of accommodation for which, as a comparison in Thailand, you would pay a maximum of 80$, that means no luxury, just very basic stuff - that applies for Tihota as well. Its just very basic, artificial smelling and hugely overpriced at that. Actually a scrubber for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
My review is based on a Luckyscent sample, so I don't have a longterm experience with this product and have no idea what the packaging looks like in person.
That said, I absolutely adore vanilla and have been on a loooooooong search for a simple, sexy, warm, non-gourmand, non-nauseating, not-too-sweet version to fall in love with. Considering the $250 for 50ml (1.7 oz) pricetag, it's an absolute relief that Tihota is NOT it.
Is Tihota a lovely perfume? Yes. Does it live up to its Luckyscent description as: "the finest pure vanilla weíve ever had the honor of carrying"? IMO, not quite. While the notes are simply listed as vanilla bean and musks, for me this is far, faaaaaaar to sweet to be an ideal vanilla. Upon first application, I smell a fuzzy amber and citrus opening that's very similar to La Maison de la Vanille's Vanille Sauvage de Madagascar, followed by an overwhelmingly sweet vanilla. While the lasting power is great, for me the drydown is nearly identical to Lavanila's Pure Vanilla.
I would not purchase this product but recommend it to sweet vanilla lovers. I also suggest trying the La Maison and Lavanila lines before purchasing a full size of Tihota, since both are similar at a much smaller cost. If, however, you're like me and on the search for sexier, less sweet vanillas, out of all the vanillas I've tried so far, the one that's absolutely stood out for me is Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal 1561's Vaniglia del Madagascar (quite a mouthful for quite a lovely vanilla).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Update: Came back tomy decant of this. Adding another lippee. It's really growing on me.
Tihota Tihota... Amazing staying power. On me it last all day and all night. There is a simplicity and purity about this Vanilla yet it stands out from all the others. Not at all corrupted by other complicated notes. This one dimensional fragrance creates Aura. I urge those of you that are interested to first purchase a small decant from perfumecourt or luckyscent before you fork over the $250.00 for a 1.7oz bottle. During the first part of the day I find it intoxicating an addicting. Sometimes I wish it were a tad bit sweeter. Maybe orangey sweeter. Oddly enough, as much as I love this fragrance I will not purchase a full bottle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I must admit, I did not think that I would ever find a vanilla so uncomplicated in the most perfect way that would make me fall head-over-heels in love, but I have! I most definitely have with Indult's Tihota. Its composition is simple - just vanilla and musk. However, it's the balance of the two notes that is so impressive. Thanks to the nose of Francis Kurkdjian, we are able to experience simplistic beauty at its finest. Tihota is sweet and smooth, but not cloying at all. There is a certain darkness to it that keeps it from smelling like cake. The lasting power is phenomenal! I apply it in the morning and it lasts all day. Its presence is soft, but never abandons you. I read in a review that this fragrance creates more of an aura-like quality rather than actual sillage. I totally agree! It emanates from you like a soft glow, as if you're being accompanied by an invisible entourage, if you will. Simply gorgeous!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Tihota, due to all the fuss there has been around it, has become a must-have for every vanilla lover. However, the price tag is simply unacceptable for such a rather basic vanilla, especially if it ends up being used for layering. At least an effort could have been made on the packaging. I admit being horrified by the fake wooden box the bottle comes with.... I purchased my bottle for 20 EUR (around $30) on this January's sales in Paris (bought at Sephora Champs-Elysťes) and, in all honesty, I don't think it's worth much more than that.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I recently decided to make two splurge purchases based on all the raves about them. One being Indult's Tihota and the other Guerlain's SDV. I got my package after having it on backorder forever (was so excited when it showed up finally). When I opened it, the cheaply constructed "wooden box" that the fragrance came in was broken in a ton of pieces. I think the box is made out of plastic trying to resemble a rich wood, but it just gives a horrible first impression IMO. At least the bottle was in good shape inside of the tacky box though. I was so shocked after I sprayed this because there was nothing special about it whatsoever. I know it's supposed to be unique because it is supposed to be a vanilla that isn't tainted by other notes, etc....but it's boring and reminded me of (if my nose recalls correctly) a CSP that I wore back in the 90's. Can't remember which one, but the price difference is crazy. My only positive thing about this fragrance is that I sprayed it in the early morning and went to dinner last night where my brother and his wife were able to smell me when I sat down and really liked the scent. They asked if I had just put some on and when I told them I had put it on in the a.m., my SIL said she'd like to get a bottle because it smelled so great. So staying power is awesome. If this were cheaper it would be worthy of buying, but I will save my money next time on this one. Luckily my other splurge of SDV was a total winner and I can't get enough of it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Fifty ml of a thin vanilla musk that costs a fat $250.00. Tihota's thinness surprised me, as did the stardust rhetoric on the Luckyscent Web site. But then I thought better of this; vanilla fans are known to go to great extremes to find what Luckyscent calls "The One," so who am I quibble over literary bloatedness? The point is to sell the scent.
At issue is that I've smelled better and cheaper in the original L'Occitane Vanille Bourbon. That doozy of a vanilla cost $36.00 for 100 ML; if we adjust for today's prices we could probably bump it up to $55.00.
Tihota smells of both vanilla pod and vanilla orchid to me, quietly so, with very minor dribble of honey and plain white musk. That's it. It suffers a low sillage but enjoys a good lasting power. The price makes it seem as if Tihota is putting on airs it doesn't deserve; it's a nice vanilla scent with nothing innovative about it. For the money, I'd head straight to Profumum Vanitas. It has a slightly erratic myrrh quite nimbly employed and you get 100 ML to spray with abandon.
I'm afraid I will leave Tihota as something for the vanilla connoisseur who must add it to her collection. For the rest of us, thin out an e-tailer dupe for a nearly precise rendition. The very fact that amateur perfumeurs can whip together frag oils to create something that smells so close to Tihota is a good argument against purchasing it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Some reviews likened it to a Sugar Daddy candy, or to caramel. I donít get that, what I get is warmed, sweetened condensed milkólike when you dip your finger into the pot on the stove when youíre making a yummy dessert. It manages to pull off true vanilla gourmand without being too sweet or childish, and has phenomenal staying power. It isnít muddled up with incense or fruit. It is expensive, but if you love this type of scent, itís probably the best of its kind. Notes are vanilla bean, musk, and honey. Definitely worth trying, just not for me, as itís a bit too gourmand for my taste.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is such a simple yet glorious fragrance! It is simply vanilla & musks...but oh what vanilla & musks it has!!
The vanilla is rich and true...kind of like vanilla that's been allowed to age and evolve into a vanilla licquer (if even such a licquer were to exist). The musks are soft & smooth, gentle and creamy...nothing sharp and animalic about this. No flowers, incense, pink pepper, fruits, nuts or grains in this one (as so many other niche scents seem to have).
The one thing that I still haven't resolved in my mind yet is the price. While this is THE best vanilla scent I've tried, the price of $250 for a bottle of such a simple, (albeit gorgeous) scent, is hard to justify. If this were half the price - still expensive at $125 - I'd snap it up and probably end up getting more than one bottle. But the price of $250 is just a bit over the top for me. Perhaps one day I will buy a full bottle...but for now, just going to enjoy the decant I have.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
So.. I finally sampled this much hyped fragrance. I was very excited as I am always on the search for great vanilla fragrances.
On me this is a very sweet, sugary vanilla, not very lush and warm as I expected.
Very boring. If this would be affordable I might buy this for layering.
I`m pretty dissappointed since this is supposed to be THE vanilla fragrance..
I enjoy LUSH vanillary liquid much more as it is more interesting and very full and warm with much better lasting power than tihota (only 4 hours on me).
This is an average, pretty vanilla scent and waaay overpriced.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
A creamy, luscious vanilla indulgence! Indult Tihota is a beautiful, pure vanilla. It's sweet without being sickly, and is very smooth. Soft and sweet, a delicious blend of rich vanilla and soft musk. So yummy! So sexy! I wish it weren't so crazy-pricey.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
This fragrance has been so talked about and referred to as the gourmand perfume of the century that I had to try it. I bought a decant which cost me my left eye, two arms and a leg! Actually when purchasing the decant I really did think about getting the full bottle as it was hard to justify paying this price for 10ml of product. But this was a smart choice in the end.
I find this to be a very nice vanilla scent but nothing in this fragrance puts it in a league by itself allowing for this inflated price tag. Tihota is a very well formulated and smooth vanilla fragrance which is quite grown up, classy and elegant. Many gourmand fragrance can become very stuffy by days end and when mixed with ones own natural body chemistry - ja.. it becomes a mess and not a very attractive odor. Tihota does not go on heavy and sticky as many vanilla scents do nor is it cloying. This fragrance has also good sillage but quite controlled. Vanilla overkill is never a good thing.
I will not purchase a full bottle of this as I find the price to be inflated for the end product as mentioned above. I have since then tried Lea by Calypso after purchasing this decant and when comparing the two scents, for me Lea is by far a much better product. A bit more interesting with lots on intrigue. It keeps me guessing as it tends to change and not remain as linear as Tihota. Also, Keiko Mercheri Loukhoum and Tihota are not that much different in aroma even though Loukhoum is an Almond based fragrance. They both go pretty much in the same direction.
Do try a decant or sample first. I know legends are often purchased blind, but sampling first could end up saving you quite a bit of money. Final Mark = 3.5.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I agree with everything ashsmash below says. It's a lovely sweet warm rich vanilla with a hint of musk but I don't get any other notes, and I don't want them. Yes this might seem pricey for something so simple or linear, but that's what I love about this. They haven't tried to jazz it up with florals, patchouli or anything else - just straight up sweet vanilla. Mm-mmmmm! There is not even a hint of plasticky-ness here, this scent is pure foodyness all the way! The only other vanilla that I adore in its simplicity is the Body Shop's original vanilla formula (which I have stockpiled) but I had to have Tihota too! I sprayed this just before bed and I can still smell it on my wrist TWO mornings later!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
First off, let me be very clear that I am reviewing the Sud & Light dupe of this and I have not smelled the original. However, based on the reviews I have read it seems that this dupe is very good. I get a very thick, gourmand vanilla with a muskier drydown. Someone told me I smelled like hot chocolate (not exactly what I was going for, but this shows how sweet it wears on me), another told me I smelled like candy. This scent lasts me all day without a doubt, and like I said this is just a dupe. I will say if this is close to the original, I can see how people are appalled by the price. This perfume does not scream sophistication to me, and I really hate to say this but it reminds me of VS Slice of Heaven body mist *dodges shoes being thrown at her.* In its defense, it definitely is not on the level of that vile, sickening Pink Sugar scent though. I recommend this for those that like true vanillas that are on the sweet side. Give the dupe a try, and LMK what you think of it, those that have tried the original.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I find it interesting to see how different people feel so differently about fragrances.
First of all, I'm a vanilla lover. I have tried almost every vanilla out there and in my opinion, this is the best. It is a perfect warm, creamy, vanilla with a hint of musk. I don't get any plastic, spice, or floral from this like I do with so many other fragrances. Really, this is the most amazing scent to ever grace my nose with it's presence. The price is painful but worth it. I find that I can still smell it the next morning. I also find that while it is strong and long lasting, it wears fairly close for a vanilla. I also don't like the packaging but it's not a big deal. Any vanilla lover must order a sample from luckyscent.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
So not worth the ridiculous price tag!!! Glad I only bought a sample, which was expensive enough, Totally forgetable, and didn't even last that long on me.