It was pointed out to me that Tobaco Latino smells very similar to this one (though I've only tried Tobaco Latino), and if so, definitely "bottle-worthy" for those who like tobacco gourmands (though I have no idea what Vento Canale sells for). Here is the official blurb to Tobaco Latino:
"TOBACCO LATINO, the sweet and familiar aroma of the famous Cuban cigars. The base note, in which the rustic freshness of laurel, and clary sage is complemented by a touch of rum, and leads to a delicately flowery heart of lily of the valley, and freesia, complemented by the fruity tones of coconut, and raspberry. The richly woody background notes of vetiver, sandalwood, and cedarwood highlight the tobacco note, sweetened with a touch of honey."
- Head: Caribbean Rum, Clary Sage, Carrot Seeds, Davana
- Heart: Cedar, Lily
- Base: Curry Herb, Amber, Tobacco, Musk, Honey, Raspberry, Vanilla, Cocoa, Pine balm, Vetiver
Now take a look at that pyramid, doesn't it look absolutely brilliant!?!?
And no, as suspected, it doesn't deliver the high expectations, although I can't say it's a bad scent. But yes, especially the diverse complexity of that pyramid is very misleading since this is after all a fairly simple and linear mixture of amber, honeyed tobacco and raspberry liqueur.
No carrot seeds (a shame!), no lily (thank god!), curry herb (damn it!), pine balm (hmph!) or some other notes available to my nose.
But it's still a very nicely made sweet oriental fragrance. It smells very, very warm, even hot I'd say. It isn't smoky at all, but it's really glowing like a heater. In colours, Vento canale is a fire-red mixed with passion orange and golden brown.
Very unisex, very long lasting, very much discontinued.