Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford is one of the most popular fragrances by this brand. This scent was launched in 2007, and the person behind the fragrance is Olivier Gillotin. It is listed as an oriental spicy, and the main notes for it are tobacco and vanilla.
This has reached celebrity status in that several stars like Harry Styles wear this scent. Of course, this increases its popularity, and it becomes more of a “must have” in your collection. Personally, that doesn’t affect my decision on choosing what cologne to wear, but for marketing purposes, it helps a lot.
What Does Tobacco Vanille Smell Like
It has scents of tobacco leaf, vanilla, cocoa, ginger, tonka bean, and dried fruits. This is a warm and sweet gourmand like fragrance that appeals to both men and women. It is based on an English Gentleman’s club with notes of spices, vanilla, and tobacco flower.
Most men and women who wear it desribe the two prominent notes as tobacco and vanilla. Vanilla is one of the most univerally pleasing scents in perfumery, and Tobacco Vanille is one of the best vanilla fragrances available. The combination with the note of tobacco is blended very well, and it is works great as a unisex fragrance for both men and women.
Some describe it as tobacco dominant, and others describe it as vanilla dominant. As with most of Tom Ford’s scents, this one is all over the map. It has been described as overly feminine, very masculine, too sweet, too harsh, and you get the picture.
If you are not familiar with Tom Ford, they make niche fragrances that do not appeal to everyone. These are not scents like Dior Sauvage, Le Male, Versace Eros that are mass appealing. A bottle may be a masterpiece to someone and obnoxious to another. But, that is the appeal to the brand for people who don’t want to smell like everyone else.
When is comes to a lot of fragrances, it’s difficult to tell what the scent will be like just from the name. That is not the case here, because what you get out of the bottle is exactly what you would expect.
This fragrance for men and women is really fantastic. Tom Ford has really put out an incredibly great smelling fragrance. This is part of the Private Blend Collection, so it comes with a nice little price tag. Because of its high price, it is crossed off of many people’s lists. Some can’t afford it, and others just can’t justify the price tag for any perfume. There are also people who can afford it, but just don’t like it enough to shell out the cash for it.
If it can be described in a simple way, Tobacco Vanille is a blast of spices, tobacco, and vanilla. This isn’t a simple scent though because there is a lot more going on, and it has a lot of depth.
The scent to me is fresh tobacco notes mixed spices and sweet sticky vanilla. Underneath all that is some dark chocolate undertones and cacao mixed with dried fruit notes. Initially, the tobacco and spice stands out, and it is very strong. The tobacco and spices tend to shine a little more than the sweetness of the vanilla and creamy tonka bean. Over time, the sweetness becomes more prominent, and the tobacco notes mellow out a good bit. During the dry down it smells like a holiday style scent with notes of sweet vanilla, cinnamon, spices, and some scents of woods and dark fruits.
Who Is It For
You have to be very confident to wear this fragrance. Due to it’s style, people’s opinion of it vary so much. Spray this on and then go ask ten different women their thoughts on how you smell. Some will say you smell delicious, some will say you smell off-putting, and others will not like how you smell.
I would say it leans a little more to the masculine side, but certainly for women who like a little tobacco in their perfumes will enjoy it as well. However, there are women who like this because it smells like a spicy vanilla latte to them. That’s the thing with Tom Ford. Their niche fragrances are not simple mass appealing perfumes.
It is more of a mature fragrance for men, so I see this as something for guys over 30. For women, it may smell like a spicy latte on their skin, so younger women can wear this.
The longevity is beast mode. I can get around 10-12 hours on this, and there are times that I can still smell it 24 hours after applying.
When To Wear It
This cologne works great for formal settings.
This works better in Fall and Winter due to the gourmand nature of the scent. For summer, the sweet sticky notes may be a bit too much unless you live in an area with cooler nights.
- 1.0 oz / 30 ml Eau de Parfum
- 1.7 oz / 50 ml Eau de Parfum
- 3.4 oz / 100 ml Eau de Parfum
- 8.4 oz / 248 ml Eau de Parfum
You can usually find lower prices online for this. FragranceX is one online retailer that offers it here at a lower price. It is also available from Amazon as well. You can see the current price they have here.
Do Women Like How It Smells
Well, that depends on which woman you ask. Like I said before, these niche fragrances get such a wide variety of opinions.
Do women like how it smells on men? Yes, you will find some ladies that love this on men. They love the sweet spicy holiday style vanilla, and on the other end, some women will smell an overpowering tobacco note. You can watch how some women respond to the scent with Jeremy Fragrance below.
Do women like how it smells on them? Yes, for some ladies, they will smell a super sweet spicy vanilla fragrance. Of course, some will find it to be an overly aggressive masculine tobacco scent. You can watch Demi Rawlings review it below.
Tobacco Vanille Samples
Yes, you can get samples of Tobacco Vanille samples at Scent Split. This allows you to try it out first, and for this particular fragrance, I would not recommend a blind buy on a full bottle.
The options for sample size are 1ml, 2ml, 5ml, and 9ml. This allows you to choose which different sizes. You should be able to get around 10 sprays per ml. This way you can choose how many days you think you need to wear it. This stuff is fairly potent, so you don’t need to spray it a lot.