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Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Reviewed: Sexy, Spicy & Genderless

The Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille fragrance is an excellent choice for men and women who enjoy a sexy, spicy scent that blends warm vanilla notes with woody whiffs of tobacco.

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Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille is a popular, well-rated fragrance. It ranks between four and five stars on most review sites.

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This ranking includes the popular beauty store Sephora. Dive into our ranking of this classic, creamy scent to see if it fits in your rotation of similar fragrances.

Who Makes It? 

As its name suggests, Tom Ford is the brand behind Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. Tom Ford is an American fashion designer and luxury brand established in 2005.

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The Tom Ford brand has been hugely successful and produces and sells clothing, accessories, shoes, makeup, and perfumes. 

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Tom Ford is known for its provocative imagery in its ads, sleek packaging, and eye-catching designs. Tobacco Vanille is a delicious, spicy fragrance that perfectly fits the brand. The company was launched in 2007 by Oliver Gillotin of Tom Ford. 

Scent Notes

The main Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille scent notes are tobacco leaf, vanilla, and ginger, and it contains hints of spices, cocoa, woody sap, and dried fruits. 

Its accords are: 

  • Warm
  • Spicy
  • Sweet
  • Fruity
  • Powdery 

Tom Ford’s website calls it “reminiscent of an English gentleman’s club,” which brings imagery of sophistication, intrigue, and mystery – the perfect description for this seductive scent. 

  • Sillage: Due to the aforementioned lasting power of this fragrance, it has a strong sillage and will follow you through any room you cross and leave your companions wondering what scent you’re wearing. No Tom Ford Vanille will quite match.
  • Longevity: As mentioned in the Pros section, Tom Ford Vanille is a long-wearing perfume that can last up to ten hours, so it is perfect for an all-day event or night out on the town. 
  • Appropriate For: This is more of a nighttime scent, although it could also work for a day at work. It is better for winter than summer due to its sweetness. 

Pros & Cons of Tom Ford Vanille

Pros of Tom Ford Vanille 

This fragrance is perfect for a night out because of its lasting power. Once you spray it on yourself, it can last up to ten hours. 

The Eau de Parfum spray clings to the skin and ensures a deep scent all night long. The scent is also more complex than your typical syrupy sweet vanilla scent and is thus perfect for vanilla lovers looking to step up their scent a notch. 


The packaging is beautiful, in a classic rectangular Tom Ford bottle in deep brown with gold touches. This scent will have you smelling great, and it will look chic on your shelf. 

Cons of Tom Ford Vanille

Since this is a unisex scent, those who prefer scents that are either very masculine or feminine would probably not enjoy this scent. The quality ingredients are also why Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille is so expensive, which can be off-putting for some.

Who Would Like It? 

Tobacco Vanille is perfect for men and women who enjoy a more unisex scent. It will also appeal to those who enjoy the scents of vanilla and tobacco, as those are the two main scent notes.

However, it will be a better fit for those who enjoy more spicy vanilla than sweet vanilla. It is a great choice for those seeking a sophisticated and upscale, yet noticeable scent. 

When to Wear It

This scent is ideal for a night out. Its smokiness and spiciness are intriguing and many reviewers have noted that it smells like being in a gentleman’s club in England due to the richness of the tobacco. 

friends having fun at the night out

It is more of a winter or fall scent than a spring or summer scent due to the spiciness of vanilla and tobacco. It would be an ideal choice around the holidays, perfect for the rich spices and complex sweetness of baked goods in those seasons. 

If you live in a warm climate year-round, you should opt for a fruity or light aquatic scent because this one is on the heavy side and could be cloying in humidity. 

Where to Wear It

The richness of this scent makes it an excellent choice for upscale events such as evening weddings, business dinners, a night out with friends, or a date.

Packaging and Presentation

In the iconic Tom Ford bottle, the chocolate brown coloring of the packaging perfectly matches the mood of the spicy scent.

Tom Ford’s website describes it as having the “sleek look of a chess piece carved with consummate craftsmanship”. Its gold accents match its opulent and indulgent scent notes, and its rectangular shape is the classic Tom Ford perfume bottle with sharp edges. 

You can purchase Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille in the following sizes: 

  • Tester
  • 100ml
  • 250ml

Personal Impressions

We were pleasantly surprised by just how natural it felt on the skin. The fruit notes in the tobacco keep it fresh, while the unique blend of spices made it less sweet than the notes we usually associate with vanilla. 

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This perfume maintains a long-lasting elegance all day. It can stay on the skin for up to ten hours, so consider it a high-performance fragrance to get you noticed. 

Similar Fragrances

The following fragrances are similar to Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille scent, with heavy notes of vanilla and spice: 


Selena Marc is a fragrance enthusiast, freelance writer, and dog mom living in Houston, Texas. When she's not writing about her favorite new perfumes, you can find her enjoying yoga or a morning hike.