This is a strange one. Starts off with a smoky, ashy blast reminiscent of Asian inscense from childhood. It then goes through a stage that scents like an oil sample I picked up of something called Ruthvah but without Ambergris.
It gently changes into a base of tea and a hard to place, perfumed ash.
Synesthetic. Cool,Lavender in hew, Gray Smoke.
Hard to place until I read ClaireV's review. Black and Gold Sobranie's from my youth.
The Honey and Styrax combine to give it a Sweet winey, urinous background similar to the old Ho Hang Club.
ClaireV didn't mention the Turk Coffee that has spilled into O'Toole's lap to add colour to his urine soaked trousers.
My sample is very quiet by today's standards of Eau de Parfum.
My perfume supplier has tried to stock this and has been unsuccessful.
I don't smoke any more, but I'm off to find some Sobranie's to burn together with a spritz of the Balenciaga and I'm of the age that bladder control is failing.
An ancient 50ml arrived. Richer than the sample.
That's all I'll need to stir the memories and complete the scene.
25th March, 2016 (last edited: 20th May, 2016)
I imagine an older gentleman, with a moustache, wearing an old dusty leather jacket and opening a bag of tobacco to make himself a cigar while drinking a chamomile tea heavily sweetened with honey.
A very sweet scent from the beginning to the end. Upon first spray, it's honey/tonka/vanilla with leather and tobacco. The leather in the opening reminds me of Habit Rouge. Also getting a dated, old fashioned feeling from the leather-tobacco combo.
Fumerie Turque is basically a realistic tobacco note mashed with honey, linear especially after the 2 hours mark. The scent lasts 12+ hours on my skin with medium to good projection in the first hours. Not my kind of perfume, it's too heavy, too sweet and dated.
A sensual symphony.FUMERIE TURQUE is intensely carnal with a lively hint of sophistication.It has character and charm.Strong and Exotic woods perfume that reminds me a Oriental-Woody.Modern yet timeless.Warm,Unique,Classy,Rich, Erotic,Intriguing,Smoky, Expensive,Sweet and Luxurious.
Turkish rose and red currant blend with juniper accord over a spicy and rich tobacco while a purely sensual base is provided by notes of patchouli,smoky suede,vanilla,honey and a blend of exotic woods.It will pierce in a nice way and when you wear it everyone comments about how great you smell.
It smells great on a man.Excellent for Evenings and Romantic events in the WINTER.If you are looking for unique,enticing and intoxicating perfume that sets you apart from all the others prevalent on the market today,then FUMERIE TURQUE is the one for you.I highly recommend this EDP,you wont regret it if you have a mighty and mature character.
Longevity?Excellent on my skin.
Thank You SERGE LUTENS
08th June, 2015 (last edited: 13th June, 2015)
I just got a vintage bottle of this and on me it smells exactly - I mean exactly - like a patchouli incense stick. A bit sickly-sweet, a bit smokey and a bit woody. Brings me right back to the late 1970s when I would burn something like this to hide the smell of another kind of smoke from my parents.
This fragrance evokes a sweet and sour tobacco note, not so much ashtray in my opinion. The sweetness is rather overwhelming and the sourness is a bit stale, so it is not my favorite tobacco fragrance. Long lasting.