Since no one stepped up to the plate anywhere, I'll try. I have not had SG Vanilla, but I've had others and they just seem to fall short for me. Somehow vanilla through the nose just isn't that great IMHO.
Elmo's reserve on the other hand is the bomb!. Who knew tonquin could smell better in snuff than it tasted in pipe tobacco? I'd love to describe the scent but it never fails to leave me speechless. There's a vanilla sort of thing going on to be sure, but it's so much more. Quite possibly a desert island one for me.