List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

Brooks Otterlake

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Feb 12, 2019
I've been spending time revisiting Lalique Noir Or Intemporel 1888 lately and it has risen in my rankings.

I still find Or Intemporel sweeter than I would like, so caveat emptor, but it's just so nicely put together.

The tobacco/coffee accord it's built around is very similar to that in the exquisite Bell'Antonio, but it's mingled here with shimmering immortelle. (Between this, Atman Xaman, and Montecristo, I'm beginning to think that immortelle and tobacco is an ideal coupling.)
 

Andy the frenchy

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Sep 16, 2018

Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - O Hira [...]

Highly disappointed.[...]
Same feelings here. The only SHL that wowed me is Black Gemstone, and in a lesser way, 2022 Generation Homme. Given the price tag of this line, less than a wow is simply unacceptable, in my book.
I've been spending time revisiting Lalique Noir Or Intemporel 1888 lately and it has risen in my rankings.[...]
Same for me. Wore that one a week ago, very nice. And apparently, someone else around me thought the same - it never hurts!
 

DEMON

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Feb 8, 2010
18.21 man-made... just got another bottle. Great longevity and projection! Very rich and natural smelling. The honey is deep and really pulls together the other notes.
 

Hey Man

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Sep 22, 2006
18.21 man-made... just got another bottle. Great longevity and projection! Very rich and natural smelling. The honey is deep and really pulls together the other notes.

I find this to be WAY over the top sweet. I wish they pulled back on the sweet and made it more warm and spicy.
 

slpfrsly

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Apr 1, 2019
Tried Tabac La Vie/Salam thingy for this first time in nearly a year.

Not a particularly great example of tobacco, strangely, but quite nice in its own way. Lots of middle eastern musk and a dry vanilla supports the spices, with a quite realistic tobacco aroma at the heart. Nice, but dated, and a tad...1970s in its smell. Definitely not a pure tobacco, very musky and a bit animalic as well - although clean musk and civet, rather than anything stinky.
 

Brooks Otterlake

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Feb 12, 2019
Scents of Wood Plum in Cognac (2020, Pascal Gaurin)

Not sure about this one. It's a barrel-aged scent (aged in cognac barrels, hence the name) with a boozy cinnamon-plum opening and a tobacco-vetiver dominant mid and, finally, a spiced vanilla drydown (reminiscent of Meharees).

Whether it comes together or not seems to vary by the day, but the tobacco here is certainly unmistakable - dry, smoky tobacco (the kind that will make you smell a bit like an actual smoker). The vetiver sometimes seems thin and sharp, but other times it lends a nice grassy backbone. Sometimes a petrol note creeps into the mid, too.

I don't find this to be very loud. The opening shouts a bit but it quickly becomes a restrained skin scent.

I'll see how it wears in various temps/climate conditions before settling on a judgment, but I think the fireworks in the opening are by far its best aspect.
 

Emanuel76

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Jun 16, 2018
Update.



I rate the fragrances as a whole, not just the tobacco accord.
I don't take into account the price and the performances.



10 - Awesome.
9 - Excellent. I have to buy.
8 - Very good. But I will not buy.
7 - Good. Mkey. Mediocre.
6 - Bad, with some good parts.
5 - Bad, but I didn't washed it off.
4 - Awful. I washed it off.



Aramis - Havana (vintage) - 10

Czech & Speake - Cuba - 10

Czech & Speake - Perfecto Fino - 10 (it's better on cloth)

Moschino - Pour Homme - 10

Sultan Pasha - L'Heure d'Or - 10



Chanel - Antaeus (vintage) - 9.5

Masque Milano - Montecristo - 9.5

Etro - Patchouly (vintage) - 9.5

Histoires de Parfums - 1740 Marquis de Sade - 9.0

Miller Harris - La Fumee - 9.0

Jul et Mad - Amour de Palazzo - 9.0

Sammarco - Bond-T - 9.0 on paper / 4.0 on skin

Sultan Pasha - Tabacaurum - 9.0




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Sultan Pasha - Tabac Grande - 8.5

Eau D'Italie - Bois d'Ombrie - 8.5

Molinard - Habanita (vintage) - 8.5

Hermes - Bel Ami (vintage) - 8.5

Richard James - Savile Row - 8.5



Aramis - Havana - 8.0

Frapin - Speakeasy - 8.0

Masque Milano - Russian Tea - 8.0

Bentley - For Men Intense - 8.0

Etro - Vetiver - 8.0

Amouage - Memoir - 8.0

Serge Lutens - Fumerie Turque (vintage) - 8.0

Rania J. - T. Habanero - 8.0

Victor - Wall Street - 8.0

Hermes - Equipage (vintage) - 8.0

E. Marinella - Tabacco Imperiale - 8.0

David Jourquin - Cuir Tabac - 8.0

Guerlain - Homme - 8.0

Guerlain - Vetiver EDT (vintage, first release) - 8.0



Naomi Goodsir - Bois d’Ascese - 7.5

Veejaga - Hascish Homme (vintage) - 7.5

Hiram Green - Slowdive - 7.5

Aramis - Tobacco Reserve - 7.5

Chopard - Oud Malaki - 7.5

L'Occitane - Eau des Baux - 7.5

Lubin - Sinbad - 7.5

Phaedon - Tabac Rouge - 7.5

Dior - Tobacolor - 7.5 on paper / 4.0 on skin

Serge Lutens - Chergui - 7.5 on paper / 5.0 on skin

Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - O Hira - 7.5 on paper / 4.0 on skin



Meo Fusciuni - Little Song - 7.0

Robert Piguet - Oud Divine - 7.0

Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille - 7.0

Tom Ford - Tobacco Oud - 7.0

Gi.Vi.Emme - Tabacco D'Harar (vintage) - 7.0

Guerlain - Vetiver - 7.0

Estee Lauder - Amber Mystique - 7.0

Boucheron - Ambre d'Alexandrie - 7.0

Montana - Parfum d'Homme - 7.0

Rania J. - Ambre Loup - 7.0

Sultan Pasha - Cafe Ambre Noir - 7.0

Sultan Pasha - Nuit Persane - 7.0

Amouage - Journey Man - 7.0

Une Nuit Nomade - Ambre Khandjar - 7.0

Baldessarini - Baldessarini - 7.0

CK - One Shock for Men - 7.0

Viktor & Rolf - Spicebomb Extreme - 7.0

Pacco - Rabanne - 1 Million Prive - 7.0

Xerjoff - Wardasina - 7.0

Montale - Aoud Cuir d’Arabie - 7.0

Tiziana Terenzi - Ursa - 7.0

Xerjoff - XJ 1861 Naxos - 7.0

Profumum Roma - Fiori d'Ambra - 7.0

Farmacia SS. Annunziata - Tabacco d'Autore - 7.0

Lorenzo Villoresi Atman Xaman EDT - 7.0

Lorenzo Villoresi Atman Xaman - 7.0

Arte Profumi - Fumoir - 7.0

Amouage - Boundless - 7.0

Amouage - Material - 7.0

Amouage - Overture - 7.0

BDK - Tobacco Rose - 7.0



Atelier des Ors - Bois Sikar - 6.0

Burberry London - 6.0

Santa Maria Novella - Acqua di Cuba - 6.0

Byredo - Tobacco Mandarin - 6.0

Ralph Lauren - Polo - 6.0

Antonio Puig - Quorum - 6.0

John Varvatos - Vintage - 6.0

Montana - Black Edition - 6.0

Al Haramain - Amber Oud - 6.0

Mugler - Pure Havane - 6.0

Molinard - Habanita - 6.0

Bogart - Pour Homme - 6.0

Cuba - Gold - 6.0

Zara - Rich Warm Addictive - 6.0

Une Nuit Nomade - Memory Motel - 6.0



Lalique - Or Intemporel - 5.0

I Profumi di Firenze - Tabacco - 5.0

Parfums de Marly - Herod - 5.0

Schiaparelii - Snuff - 5.0

Parfums Berdoues - Hoja de Cuba - 5.0

MAC - My Heroine - 5.0

MAC - Velvet Teddy - 5.0

Remy - Latour Cigar - 5.0

Vera Wang - For Men - 5.0

Bvlgari - Man in Black - 5.0

Dolce & Gabbana - The One - 5.0

Viktor & Rolf - Spicebomb - 5.0

Oriza L. Legrand - Horizon - 5.0

Nobile 1942 - MALVS - 5.0

BDK - Velvet Tonka - 5.0



Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Baccarat Rouge 540 - 4.0

Captain Fawcett - Booze and Baccy - 4.0

Baldessarini - Baldessarini Concentree - 4.0

Sultan Pasha - Al Hareem - 4.0

Mancera - Red Tobacco - 4.0

Cuba - Red - 4.0

Versace - The Dreamer - 4.0




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Jul 4, 2021
Tabac Rouge has come up a number of times in this thread. What sort of longevity/projection are you all getting out of the most recent version/bottle/formulation?
 
Jul 4, 2021
How would you compare the projection to something like Chergui? I have an “SL” bottle of Chergui and the projection is soft but always present (the fragrance comes across overall as a soft composition) but it lasts a really long time.
 

Brooks Otterlake

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Feb 12, 2019
How would you compare the projection to something like Chergui? I have an “SL” bottle of Chergui and the projection is soft but always present (the fragrance comes across overall as a soft composition) but it lasts a really long time.
It's initially louder than Chergui (for the first two hours) but after that it's similar.
 

slpfrsly

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Apr 1, 2019
Solid list. I never actually got round to rating all the tobacco scents I tried - which is the purpose of this thread. Maybe one day.

Out of interest, how many people enjoy smoking tobacco, not just in a fragrance? Whether as cigars, cigarettes, pipes, whatever.
 

Sandy

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Jan 15, 2005
Hi!

It's really hard to say an opinion on Cubata. Sometimes I dig it and find it great. Yet, there are times when I tend to agree with the "cheap" opinion. I used to accept Hednic's opinion on scents, he really liked it.

So, I think it is worth to give it a try at least. (Sorry for the delay, we are having tough times.)
 

Castingshadows

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Apr 14, 2020
Currently wearing Tabac Dore by Bortnikoff

This one is pretty incredible. It quite literally smells like sniffing an unlit cigar. I get a nice sour oud vibe as well which pairs nicely. This is one of the best, realistic cigar notes I’ve smelled. The dried fruits and apricot add a nice touch as well. This doesn’t feel redundant either and honestly I’m amazed the Oud note is as prominent as it is. I wasn’t expecting to smell it front and center along with the tobacco.

If we’re talking about showcasing tobacco absolute and raw tobacco leaf then Tabac Dore gets a 10/10 in my book. It’s unmistakably tobacco. So much so I’d say the first half of this fragrance is a pure soliflare with gentle nuances adding to the tobacco absolute. Obviously as it dries down that changes but I still enjoy the fragrance knowing full well tobacco absolute won’t last for more than a few hours.
 

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