Fragrance Fridays! Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

Tom Ford

We were in Saks in Vegas when we first smelled this cologne.  We happened to be exchanging a bottle of Bond when saw a small row of dark, glistening bottles being placed on a small counter top.  After asking the sales lady what these were, she explained that they were Tom Ford’s newly released line of men’s colognes.  And then she sprayed us with Tobacco Vanille and we were forever in love! According to Nordstrom, the fragrance notes are: ginger, tobacco leaves, anise, coriander, tobacco flower, clove, spices, fruit wood sap, benzoin, vanilla, tonka bean. To us, it smells like a sexy older man smoking a cigar while standing on a balcony overlooking the waves lap the beach in St. Barts. We wish we could make our posts scratch-n-sniff just so you could get a real feeling for the wonderful sexiness that is Tobacco Vanille!

Available at Nordstom $205-495 HERE

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Fragrance Fridays! What Cologne Should I Buy My Boyfriend?

signature scent

Regularly, our girlfriends ask us, “what cologne should I buy for my boyfriend?“.  First of all, what fun would it be if we gave everyone the same answer?  How would the men of the world smell if they all wore Axe Body Spray??? Every man should have his own specific scent as well as a scent you like him to wear because it reminds you of him or you picked it out for him.  Even better is if your man wears a cologne that both of you can wear because it’s so universally sexy it isn’t gender defined.


Bond #9 Bleecker Street is the perfect scent.  Not only does it smell absolutely incredible on men, but equally as sensual on women.  It’s expensive enough that not everyone can afford to own it and it lingers long after the man of your dreams leaves your apartment.  It will make you want to keep one of his shirts just so when he’s not there you can sleep in it and remember that perfect night.  We’ve worn it for a few years and we still get compliments on it regularly.  While light, it’s also woodsy and dark, forging images of late nights in small bars in the South of France.  Highlighted notes: Violet leaf, cassis, jasmine, cinnamon, oakmoss, patchouli, vanilla and caramel.  This is hands down one of our top 3 scents of all time.  So splurge…

100 ml – $245

50 ml – $180

Gold Pocket Spray 7ml – $95

Bond #9 Bleecker Street is available HERE at the Bond #9 website! (Which also has limited edition Bleecker Street Swarovski 100 ml $395 seen below)

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Fragrance Fridays! Having a Signature Scent!

signature scent

From now on, every Friday on raannt will be Fragrance Fridays.  We absolutely love cologne and seem to acquire more and more of it on a regular basis.  People constantly ask us what are our favorite colognes and what they should buy for their boyfriends and husbands.  The concept of having a “signature scent” is interesting because it implies you only where once specific cologne or perfume.  For us, we like to change it up regularly and wear different scents depending on our mood or the occasion.  That being said, we each have our own specific “signature scent” which we’ve worn for quite some time.

Michaelchanel blue

Almost fifteen years ago, my mother bought me my very first bottle of Michael by Michael Kors.  To me it smells like a rich mix of patchouli oil, cedar and sex.  I’m stopped on an almost daily basis and asked the name of this cologne.  I literally have yet to meet another person who wears so it’s safe to say if you choose this scent you’ll stand out.  The women’s Michael cologne is equally as rich and sexy.  Maybe a Valentine’s gift for two???

Alex started wearing Bleu De Chanel several years ago and it still smells fresh and masculine.  Every time he wears it I find myself falling in love all over again.

For our bachelor party, our good friend Tawny had oils made with a combination of both scent and called it raannt.  She gave the oils out to our guests as party favors.  To this day, people ask us for more and tell us that they love wearing it.  We’ve got a secret stash and wear it under our cologne, reminding us of our love and commitment! Plus…it’s kinda cool to have your own scent!

Although we typically buy these colognes at Perfumania and Macy’s, we have listed direct links below.

Chanel de Blue

Michael by Michael Kors!

Check back in next Friday for another one of our favorite scents! And check in tomorrow for our secret Saturday men’s apparel selection!

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