Tom Ford • Tobacco Vanille • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this perfume, and so does my boyfriend (who has never worn perfume or body spray in his life). It is a very sexy, spicy perfume. It starts of smelling strongly of tobacco, cinnamon and cloves, then settles to a nice smoky vanilla scent. It is very strong and lasts well on my skin. I only need one spritz, but I usually do two or three. The packaging is also lovely, however the black heavy bottle may not appeal to everyone.
If you like rich, spicy or boozy scents with vanilla and spices, you will love this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is my new favorite cold weather scent, I suspect that it is not really suited for the heat. This opens with a blast of tobacco, honey and a dash of cocoa. Overtime the cocoa fades and leaves you with a blend of cherry pipe tobacco and warm, sensual vanilla. It is a unisex and that's evidenced by the fact that my boyfriend loves the smell on me and likes to spritz some on himself as well. This is a very warm, comforting smell that makes me think of cozy sweaters by the fireplace. This differs from some of TF's other traditionally masculine notes (like in Tuscan Leather) that only very confident women wear and forces you to go out. The price tag is the only thing preventing me from buying a bottle(I have lots of samples!) and I've sought out replacements like Spicebomb and L'occitane's Eau Des Baux but nothing matches this one. Longevity is very nice, I can usually smell it 6 hours later.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Major disappointment! When I tried this at NM it was wonderful but they were out of it, so they gave me a mighty hefty sample. It continued to be wonderful, then, ok, then: BAD and I mean horrible. It was actually overwhelming with the vanilla, this vanilla smells like something you cook with not a good expensive aroma, the tobacco is underwhelming. It took me a shower and rubbing alcahol to get this garbage off of me and still I could smell it. There are fragfances out there that have a 'cult' following that it seems are because of the designer or the price but not NOT on merit and this is one of them. An overrated fragrance at best...I've never smelled anything from the five and dime but I'm guessing they would come out like this. Disgusting!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a very interesting one. A unisex gourmand scent with an amazing staying power, which, true to its name, smells exactly like a blend of tobacco and vanilla. However, after a while I notice that it also smells a lot like cocoa. I love it, it stays on for ages without using a lot, and it's not overpowering! Why is it so freaking expensive?!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Opening is great, heady and slightly boozy. Then it settled into a straight vanilla on me although it's expensive actual scraped out of a vanilla pod vanilla, not the essence in the bottle sort or the nauseating body shop vanilla that was so popular 20 years ago.
Once in a while, I get a waft of tobacco. Which is good, too much tobacco and I'm going to light up again!
I have not really liked a vanilla scent till this. Not because I do not like vanilla but I've not found any vanilla that didn't smell sickeningly sweet and cloying. I sort of liked Jo Malone's Vanilla Anise because it was so light but it didn't make me swoon. This I like. Enough to fork out $ for a 100ml bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Im totally obsessed with this fragrance, I love it. I find the rich vanilla-ish scent soothing, helps me ground myself in stressful/everyday life experiences!
Its potent, so you dont need much, and it lasts. I love putting on a sweater or jacket and smelling the lingering fragrance from the last time I wore it!
Keep in mind that is very strong, Ive had some sensitive to smell people complain....
If anyone that has bought this fragrance and doesnt like it, pls hit me up....I'd love to swap for this...evn paypal if the $ is reasonable!!!
Thanks my fellow beauty bandits, lmao!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a great unisex perfume. It smells sexy and warm. Definitely a winter scent with notes of vanilla and tobacco. It has fantastic staying power and is just lovely.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
There are very few fragrances that make you feel like you've been transported to another world. Tabacco Vanille is one of them. Its luxurious and so damn sophiscated. Before Tom Fords started his perfume collection it was getting harder to find new high quality fragrances, with so many perfume producers opting for cheaply made or celebrity fragrances that had no art or craft to there creation. I applaud Mr Ford for not bowing to this trend.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
A very sweet, smooth juice. On my skin it opens with tooth achingly sweet honey, not vanilla and a ghost of comforting pipe tobacco - it is not an overwhelming smoke like mauboussin, but smooth and in the background. Tobacco Vanille is extremely well blended and quite linear in that it doesn't change too much from beginning to end. The honey note on my skin is transforming slowly into a sweet, warm vanilla but the honey is still there none the less. Will I buy a bottle - no. Will I continue to buy the small decants - yes. I'm going to try this tonight on my dh as its supposed to be unisex, however I feel it might be a little too sweet on a man, similar to Givenchy Pi with the overwhelming vanilla note that has in it. I will report back!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This one smells like pure vanilla to me. It's nice enough but I rather spend my money on Amber Absolute or Noir de Noir instead...
It's to easy to find a scent that's almost identical to this one - when I use a decent amount of money on a parfume it's because I want a unique smell and this is not unique for me. I gave it to my mother and she loves it though, so I guess either you do or you don't :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Ah. I think one day I'll have to marry into money so I can afford all the perfumes I want. Tobacco Vanille has been on my hardcore lemming list for a long time. True, if I saved the money I've spent on Prada Candy and assorted Starbucks beverages, I might have been able to buy a bottle this year, but being a grad student I need my caffeine and cuddly, comforting scent. Tobacco Vanille is beautiful and evocative, but for me, it's not particularly "cuddly."
My grandfather smokes a pipe on occasion and he usually chooses vanilla flavored tobacco. Tobacco Vanille- and I say this in a positive way- smells exactly like an open jar of the fairly expensive, high quality pipe tobacco my grandfather buys. On skin, it warms up very well and takes on an aura rather than a "oh hey, someone's smoking a pipe around here" feeling. I really enjoy it, but then I tend to like tobacco based scents like Tobacco Vanille, Chergui and Habanita! (The only one I have right now is Habanita.)
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
TF Tobacco Vanille is a blend of tobacco and vanilla, yet if I come at this scent with no preconceptions, it doesn't really smell like either on me, but does smell very good, warm, comfortable, and delicious. Even seems to have a touch of mint - maybe this is the almond note others have mentioned - and chocolate, which I like. Smells wonderful, feels comfortable like an old shoe from start to finish, which are about the highest compliments I can give to a fragrance. A masterpiece. Best fragrance of the new millennium. Equally good on men or women. Two thumbs up! Caveat: there are some 4 ml
rollerballs out there that may have been made for promo items - they open like real Tobacco Vanille for about 1-2 minutes, but quickly fall apart and become an entirely different fragrance. If you test, test from a regular full bottle of TF TV at the dept store or Tom Ford boutique.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
If you're looking for an overly complex scent that changes from top notes to dry down, Tobacco Vanille is not for you. However if you're wanting the best rendition of something simple, TV is one of the best out there. The tobacco is exotic and comforting rather than dry and off-putting, and the vanilla isn't so sweet as to make you feel like you just rubbed a cupcake on your arm. However the blend overall is sweet enough that I can't imagine it on a man. Sillage can be quite strong so dab rather than spray if you can, and longevity is superb at 6 hours and counting.
However, for all its beauty Tobacco Vanille is horribly overpriced. I don't mind paying top dollar for the well-blended, complex, and long-lived, but a blend this linear needs to have a good chunk knocked off the price. $120 or $140 would be tempting, but at nearly $200 for 50ml TV is the kind of scent I'll pine for but never buy unless $200 somehow dropped onto my lap.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
In Bedford, there was a tobacconistís my dad used to frequent when I was as high as his knee. I canít remember much about it, but I have ribbons of memories Ė strangely shaped pipes with tortoiseshell stems, hard dark wood, and tins, bins and boxes of blends. So perfectly does Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille encapsulate the scent of that store, I am transported back there, with my dad. The emotional grip this scent has on me is fierce. It makes me think of the click of a lighter, granddad slippers and the felt lining of cigar drawers.
But the thing that makes it truly exciting is that itís not just that. Somehow its flipside speaks of hair in rollers, black eyeliner, red lipstick and French berets. Of leather satchels carrying battered copies of Flaubert.
On me, Tobacco Vanille starts off rich and opulently sweet, and dries down, hours later, to be a soft skin scent reminiscent of dry wood, chai tea and currant buns.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I love this fragrance. I've had it for a while, don't wear it as often as some others, but always enjoy it when I do.
On me, its straight tobacco and vanilla, with a boozy edge. It pretty much stays true, no new nuances really unfold as the day wears on. The predominance of tobacco gradually is taken over by the vanilla/tonka notes, but the tobacco does not disappear.
Of the four oriental fragrances I own that have tobacco notes, this one is has the truest, most dominant note when I wear it.
It is very unlike Kilian Back to Black, not at all like Habanita.
The most similar, in how fragrance reacts with my chemistry is Guerlain's Tonka Imperiale, but they are only "cousins" not twins or even siblings. I do layer the two together sometimes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
TV is one of my rare holy grails in perfumes !
Very spicy in the beginning but becoming more vanilla-like later on. I also get caramel and honey out of this wonder potion. The tobacco misses out on my skin completely.
When I bought my bottle the SA sprayed some TV on fine paper and put it in the small shopping bag in which I carried home my treasure.
I took the subway home. A young girl (busy with her mobile phone) first took seat across myself but then quickly changed seats next to me, still sending lots of SMS and listening to music :-) Next time I am hoping for a nice-looking guy :-)
This showed me that TV obviously has something appealing that might not even be noticed conciously. It is subtle but it is there.
The scent itself is indeed not a quiet one, I must admit. If you prefer light scents and if you are not familiar with oriental spicy fragrances this one might not be for you as it offers huge sillage. Finding the right dose is a good thing here.
One of the best scents I have ever smelled. Price is horror but exclusivity has its price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Mmmm...I wasn't surprised to love this. It has 2 of my favorite notes - vanilla and tobacco. It doesn't get much better than that for me. The only problem with it is the lasting power - it fades rather quickly on me. I would say it makes it about 2-3 hours and then is completely undetectable. I think it smells like a "tamer" version of SL Chergui. I am not sure if I like this better than Chergui, only time will tell.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have debated on buying this fragrance but I saw it at my CCO here in SoCal and it was only USD 130.00 so I had to buy it. I love it. You MUST try it out before purchasing because it smells really differently on everyone. Just as a reference I love the following fragrances; Herve Lever, Chaos by Donna Karen (discontinued in 1997), Coco by Chanel, all fragrances by Hanae Mori). Hope this helps.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
This stuff is straight vanilla pipe tobacco, unsmoked. While I love tobacco in general, this was too syrupy and loud for me even with just a single spray. I had to scrub after a few hours because it was overwhelming the taste of my dinner.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Black
I LOVE this perfume......one questions though....something that i just read - you can LAYER the perfumes? Are they too strong? Has anyone tried doing that?