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Tabacco Toscano (2008)
by Santa Maria Novella


Tabacco Toscano information

Year of Launch2008
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 47 votes)

People and companies

HouseSanta Maria Novella

About Tabacco Toscano

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

Tabacco Toscano fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Tabacco Toscano

A very nice take on the tobacco note. Opens with a bright sweet unsmoked tobacco and something I first thought was cedar, but perhaps is birch. This is not sharp, but a soft fluffy scent. It never gets too sweet and as another reviewer noted, there is a 'new rubber' note hidden deep inside and never quite jumping out. Very nicely done.
27th July, 2017
Tabacco Toscano comes off as a soft interpretation of tobacco rather than a full scale exploration as one had hoped it would be. Tobacco is laced with an accord of amber-vanilla. To me - this is a not so interesting tobacco twist on a straightforward amber fragrance. Leather would have perhaps given it a nice spin, but I hardly get any. The amber accord does add a nice rich brightness to the tobacco, but still it is not interesting or compelling. Good quality materials are employed, but it could have been more distinctive - like Acqua di Cuba as an example.

18th May, 2017
Tobacco Toscano is a sexy, sheer tobacco-honey fragrance with a rubber twang that recalls Bvlgari Black stripped of its green edges. It also strongly recalls the sweet, bready musk and vanillic paper/cardboard notes of Dzing! but features none of that scent’s elephant dung.

But most of all, Tobacco Tuscano has a distinctly Tobacco Vanille vibe. The advantage of Tobacco Toscano, though, is that it has none of the dried-fruit heft of Tobacco Vanille, and as such can be worn with gay abandon during the hot summer months. For devotees of sweet tobacco orientals, surely this is reason enough to rush out the door, your credit card at the ready.

The main building block for the fragrance is loose leaf tobacco leaves that have been soaked in pure vanilla extract and then dusted in honey powder. There is a faint aromatic, leafy undertone in the opening notes that conjures up a rustic stroll through the countryside, but the dry down is more urban and stream-lined; a honeyed, tobacco and vanilla combination that smells so good you might want to lick yourself.

It’s really nothing new under the sun, but it’s a really nice, summer-ready version of old favorites, so I’m all over this one like butter on hot bread.
21st May, 2016
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United States
La cloche a sonné; nous, des ouvrières, nous venons ici guetter le retour;
Et nous vous suivrons, brunes cigarières, en vous murmurant des propos d'amour!

Tabacco Toscano is the memory of an unsmoked cigar—earthy and green played against a rich, sweet background of amber and malt. No smoke here; this is all about the vegetal tobacco leaf with a hint—thanks to the bergamot and jasmine top notes—of the tobacco flower. Nor is there the smell of the wooden cigar box or leather tobacco pouch. This is all about the tobacco, and a fine representation it is. Distinguished and manly… and yet, this could be the smell that clung to Carmen’s thigh as she leaves the manufacture des tabacs that fateful evening, sealing her fate—and that of Don Jose—forever. A French opera set in Spain, you say? Where does Tuscany come into this? Wear it and remember the Duomo of Florence, the Palio in Sienna and la dolce vita, Toscana style.
05th August, 2015
An elegant fragrance from my favorite Italian House. Starts off astringent, but very quickly mellows to an aromatic vanillic/amber dry tone. Tabacco Toscano is very light, reminiscent of an empty cigar box. I added this fragrance to my wardrobe, next to Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille, as I love the smell of Tobacco, but unfortunately Tabacco Toscano doesnt hold a candle to the powerhouse of Tom Ford's Vanille, which is rich in tobacco notes that you will find very sexy. Tobacco Toscano sit very close to the skin and with little to no sillage.
14th July, 2015
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.

16th October, 2014 (last edited: 25th October, 2014)

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