Four words description: Creamy, fizzy, natural, addictive !
Every time i finish a bottle of Tabac Original EDC and wait a while before i buy another bottle, i feel that my wardrobe is missing something.
Every time i wear it again, i realize how perfect it is.
It's soapy yet silky and creamy, it's sharp yet velvety, it's straightforward yet multi-dimentional, it's classic in structure yet feels modern in its execution and interaction with the skin, but most importantly: It smells VERY NATURAL.
The aldehydes opening blast can become overwhelming during the first 5-10 minutes (me i love it), but it then snuggles in a rich creamy paradise packed with vanilla, tobacco, oakmoss, flowers and sandalwood.
An irresistible delight humbly wearing a $15 price tag.
When people say "Barber shop" type, this is what they are talking about.
Sort of like Agua Lavanda, a hallmark, a mile stone, a turning point in the cologne industry.......masculine, virile....... you name it, this is not for the meek.
Women will know you are not following a fad but making a statement..........you are a man.
Clean, fresh, soapy, mossy.
I love this scent, I really do. After a somewhat heavy start it embraces the wearer beautifully softly and makes him feel clean, well-shaven and suave in an old-fashioned way. Under the flowery aldehydes there's some tobacco, not unsmoked aromatic pipe tobacco or something similar but slightly smoky and straightforward no-nonsense shag. However, the popularity of the fragrance among 60+ males - at least here where I live - and the easily recognizable scent make wearing Tabac quite tricky. In my opinion it isn't outdated, it's just the associations and the image, really. Nevertheless, I'm still going to keep on spraying myself with it. Proudly.
Agreed that it is a linear fragrance from start to finish. Question is : does that, in any part lessen it's appeal for me? The answer is an emphatic, unequivocal NO.
My review is for the EDT (I've read on here that the EDC is even better and, for me, it's only a question of when I will get it.)
Okay then, like I said linear, sweet smelling, with an unmistakable overture of leather and tobacco. That's basically it on paper but it's a different story altogether once you come out of the shower and apply it. Somehow the ingredients create an alchemy that's bold, manly and definitely the perfect signature scent for the gentleman who can carry it well. More suitable for fall, winter and spring seasons.