Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tom Ford: Tobacco Vanille

Tobacco Vanille unlike what the name might suggest, is not a typical smokey vanilla monster ( I believe the tobacco reference here is one of unsmoked tobacco leaves.) Instead, it is a rather linear blend of honey, dried fruits and vanilla.

This isn't a rich or thick dessert-y concoction either. This ambient scent greets you with the sweetness of honeyed and slightly-spiced dried fruit, lightly layered with vanilla. In fact, the vanilla stays rather quiet and mostly complimentary for most parts of the top and heart phases, revealing itself more prominently in the final stages of the dry-down as a typical vanilla skin-scent.

Longevity and sillage is impressive, and for good reason if you enjoy it upon first spritz - it doesn't evolve much.

I'm hardly blown away, but this will serve you well if you're looking for a simple and cozy olfactory companion, much like burning vanilla-scented beeswax candles.

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