Tabarome is one of Creed's well-blended fragrances. As a result, sometimes it's a little difficult to pick apart the underlying ingredients. The notes that stand out most to me are tobacco, ginger, ambergris, and the opening citrus top notes. Together, this makes for a warm, slightly-sweet and animalic, as well as delicious scent. It also smells refined and best close up, though I swear something there reminds me of the texture of the smell of fresh gasoline—not sure what is, though, and it doesn't actually smell like gasoline. I'm surprised this one isn't more popular compared to some of the brand's other scents.
02nd August, 2015 (last edited: 04th August, 2015)
To be perfectly honest, Tobarome for me is like one of those friends or lovers that while terribly flaw is still very enjoyable. I find it works very nicely in the heat of the Louisiana summer, being refreshing and different, with associations to the citrus/ginger and the non-cloying tobacco dry down. The citrus top notes are wonderful but too short-lived and a little old-fashioned. The ginger is very refreshing but for most of the middle of the fragrance just a tad too strong. The dry down is fairly close to the skin (a small plus in my opinion when the morning starts at 90 degrees) and is a great tobacco/ cedar/ sandalwood reminiscent of my father's cigar boxes from my childhood. It's comfortable and not cloying like so many tobacco fragrances these days (Tobacco Vanille). It is not perfect and yet I enjoy it everytime I put it on. The flaws don't quite justify the cost. Despite those flaws I look forward to wearing it. Tobarome and a seersucker suit and I feel ready for a summer day.
Be yourself! An original is always worth more than a copy. So if people will love Russian Tea by Masque they need to discover the original version, Tabarome by Creed!
Although the priori choice of the brand is “not to talk about art”, we can define this perfume a concrete example of how you can get a classic fragrance with a modern vision. Tabarome is what it seems, and fully maintains its promises. A small masterpiece! Ironically this might be considered the most snob brand in niche and also the snubbed one! If I consider the current stage of the niche perfumery, this would continue ever to be a star: a great innovative work! Strange how old seem the young perfumers and how daring are the old brands!
But the both (old and new brands) just know how to make marketing! The old one with a complicated family history (or at least a story with no real evidence to support it), the new brand just copying scents from those already known.
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08th May, 2015 (last edited: 27th May, 2015)
This is as disappointing as it can perhaps get. Creed is known for inappropriately naming their fragrances, but here there is hardly any tobacco note at all. It's constructed with some citrus notes on the top of ginger and the usual Creed base. The opening and the mid are extremely forgettable, and the drydown is less satisfactory than all other millesimes. Projection and longevity were not good either. They should really take this one off the market.
If you want tobacco, go for Havana or Pure Havane. If you want citrus, ginger or citrus-ginger combinations, look at Dior Homme Sport or Acqua di Parma line. If just want a Creed base, go with Green Irish Tweed.
Easily the worst Creed I've tried.
This is a nice scent, though I just can't make out a leather or tobacco note.
It's mostly ginger and a woodsy type of concoction to me.
It is put together well though, enough so that it is "upper tier" type of aroma or something you reserve for more formal occasions.