Tabacco Toscano (2008)
    by Santa Maria Novella


    • Launched: 2008
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production
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    Average Rating: 4

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    Tabacco Toscano is a unisex fragrance by Santa Maria Novella. The scent was launched in 2008

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    Colin Maillard's avatar

    Italy Italy

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    Initially, Tabacco Toscano ("tuscan tobacco") is more about Tuscany than tobacco, meaning that I smell a mellow, soft and pleasant accord of woods and leather – and Tuscany is quite renowned for both high-quality leather goods, and its stunning countryside landscapes. The leather accord is soft, ambery, quite sweet (vanilla), friendly and cozy, blended with subtle floral notes and a super soft white-musks note, or something similar to that, which gives a feeling of warm plushiness and utter comfort. The wood notes are equally pleasant and aromatic, I detect cedar above all, which provides a well-built nuanced smell of natural, organic, raw wood (not dark or dry, rather quite bright, gentle and aromatic). The tobacco note, as I said, initially it's not much there in my opinion: it's more of a faint and undefined brownish, warm, slightly humid, sweet and hearty feel which initially lies beneath woods and leather. Once it emerges soon after a while, you can smell it better, and if you are used to fresh tobacco (for pipes or homemade cigarettes), that's quite it: mellow, wet, brown, sweet, earthy, even almost balsamic in a way. Overall it's quite a peculiar perfume, and frankly quite much pleasant. What I enjoy the most here is a palpable feel of lazy, but sophisticated quiet: Tobacco Toscano exudes all the pleasure of enjoying your pipe or cigar on a lazy Sunday afternoon in the countryside, in one of those small, silent villages, when everyone's having a nap (which, if you're unfamiliar with Italian rural habits, is quite a sacred moment that at a certain hour in the afternoon makes such villages look like Far West's ghost towns). Class and refinement played on understatement, mellow nuances, gentle warmth, "manly" sweetness and self-confidence, with a hint of "rural" and provincial refinement mixed to a sort of dandified feel (if compared to more conventional masculine scents, which are averagely more dry and austere than this). A bit too delicate for my tastes, even if the persistence is good instead (just quite light), and perhaps not that stunning quality-wise especially if compared to its price, but fascinating indeed.

    7/10

    16 October, 2014

    Darvant's avatar

    Italy Italy

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    I have to say that before testing Tabacco Toscano i had great expectations about this tobacco scent, being  me a lover of exotic and bold masculine tobacco fragrances. The scent (with its balmy/musky, slightly aromatic and luscious tobacco aroma a la Cigar by Remy Latour) is not bad itself  and is  indeed a pleasant mild, balmy and slightly aromatic italian tobacco aroma but i was surprised in finding it finally a bit too soapy and creamy because of its amber/vanillic dry down. The juice is well balanced, initially a bit dusty because of the burnt malt plus tobacco and finally smooth despite we can't define it as an inoffensive or destructured beast. T. Toscano is nevertheless  unable to express around an olfactory notable statement. The juice is rounded, clean and academic and the initial citrusy and dusty opening is somewhat quiet (may be i was figuring inside something  more rustic). Anyway, we are far from the exotic and boozy-spicy-smoky-herbal tornado exuded by Havana Aramis or from the "smokey", temperamental and mellow masculine mark from Michael For Men by Michael Kors. The final outcome is smooth but not warm because of the cool aromatic touch from birch leaves. A pleasant slightly floral fragrance may be not enough temperamental for my full pleasure.

    10th June, 2012 (Last Edited: 15 December, 2013)

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    I didn’t like this one at first. I was expecting something different – something more on the order of SMN’s Acqua di Cuba. I thought that since this one actually has “tabacco” in its name, the tobacco must be even stronger than the tobacco dynamo that is Acqua di Cuba, which is the tobaccoiest quality fragrance I’ve encountered… An even stronger tobacco than Acqua di Cuba would be an accomplishment and a phenomenon… but it’s all a moot point. It turns out that this scent, Tabacco di Toscana presents a soft and refined interpretation of tobacco… a tobacco that is presented with the sweetness of amber and vanilla and a slight smoky resinousness that seems more like an environmental aroma than personal fragrance. The version of tobacco in Tabacco di Toscana can be worn almost anywhere and in most situations. I have come to like the idea of this softer, kinder tobacco. The opening of the fragrance presents tobacco amid a floral sweetness. I immediately get a strong amber note from the base and I find it hard to identify the floral because it is dominated by the tobacco – it seems like orange blossom, but I’m unsure. But the floral sweetness presents another moot point because it is quickly gone and I am left with this light, aromatic bitter tobacco note in a dry, airy leather / tobacco accord that lasts beautifully through to the far distant end of the fragrance. I don’t get anything of a separate, unique drydown, just a gradual waning of the delicate, bitter tobacco accord accompanied by a bit of a leather note… as for me, I could do without the leather note, but this is an excellent fragrance.


    04 April, 2010

    Diamondflame's avatar

    Singapore Singapore

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    After the amazing tour of the pit stop with Nostalgia, I was half-expecting a similarly macho interpretation of the Toscano il sigaro (a brand of Italian cigars). Instead what I got was a subtle take on tobacco more reminiscent of an empty cigarette box. Dude, where's my tobacco? To me TOSCANO is a pleasant low sillage skin scent with a well blended base of amber, vanilla and malt lending a complementary touch of airy sweetness to the fleeting tobacco and presumably greater mass appeal. It's wearable even on sunny days. But fans of Tobacco Vanille and richer tobacco notes may find it as hollow as that empty cigarette box, marking this release as yet another triumph of marketing sensibilities over what could have been unadulterated artistry.

    12 October, 2009

    Kaern's avatar

    United Kingdom United Kingdom

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    This is called Tabacco Toscano and is a lovely almost wet deep tobacco scent. It has a really nice elongated sweetish drydown and lasts well for a cologne. Some class here.

    18 August, 2009

    odysseusm's avatar

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    The full name of this is Tobacco di Toscana. It certainly smells of rich tobacco, a darker sort of tobacco than the blond leaf found in Acqua di Cuba. It is sweet and aromatic, and yet also powdery-dry and airy. I think it has a healthy dollop of coumarin (which often is used to scent pipe tobacco) and also tonka bean, since there is a strong vanilla note. Another rich and powerful scent from SMN, not my sort but quite interesting.

    16 May, 2009

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