What a nice boozy-ambery tobacco. It reminds me quite a lot of Parfum d’Empire’s Ambre Russe at the beginning, just more fruity-syrupy and more “mature”, more deep, and overall, well, quite better honestly, even if they’re not exactly comparable. It feels terribly “French” to me, not sure why – perhaps the base accord, which seems echoing a “guerlinade”. On which you have then tobacco (smoky, velvety, rich), amber, citrus – sweeter, actually, like orange – and a boozy note. Elegant, intense, irresistibly pleasant to wear, with a really solid quality in my opinion. It’s a golden, warm, comforting scent, intimately cozy like a fancy hotel suite. With a hint of sensuality and a bright, breezy lively touch of something fruity-anisic. Its mood makes me think of a “Mitteleuropean” kind of elegance; dark and baroque, warm and golden like a Viennese villa, but at the same time restrained, slightly sugary, silky like a pastel print. Smoky and graceful patchouli-amber drydown. Really good!
Reminds me a lot of Ambre Narguile and also Pure Havane -- expensive stuff though.
It's good...not sure it's worth the price but it's long lasting and def. great smelling.
Le Tabac is a cherry flavored pipe tobacco with rich, moist and leafy tobacco aroma. The base sweetens up a little too much to become a confectionary treat of sweet dark cherries. Notes are: Candied apple, rose, tobacco, patchouli. Its sweet tone overpowers the richness of tobacco. This one didn't catch hold of me and I haven't been inspired to try it again. I may have not smelled this one well, because I really like this house and am frustrated for being let down by this scent. The candied apple ruins it for me.
Le Tabac opens with a sweet baked cinnamon apple pie accord with underlying pipe tobacco. As the fragrance enters its early heart the pipe tobacco emerges from the shadows as the real star with a very sweet honey accord as co-star. Just underneath the honeyed pipe tobacco lies a slightly indolic floral undertone that shrinks as time passes until undetectable by the end of the heart phase. During the late dry-down the honeyed pipe tobacco recedes to reveal patchouli grounding the composition from its base. Projection is average and longevity is very good to excellent at over 10 hours on skin.
Le Tabac is a relatively simplistic minimalist composition, but what it lacks in complexity it makes up in quality and execution. The honeyed pipe tobacco accord used here is the best I have sniffed to date, besting mainstays in the subcategory like Back to Black by By Kilian (which it most closely resembles until the late dry-down where Back to Black turns powdery and Le Tabac does not) and Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford. Folks seeking a relatively sweet pipe tobacco scent need not look further than this reference quality 4 star out of 5 rated excellent one.