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Tabac Rouge / Turkish Blend (2013)
by Phaedon

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Tabac Rouge / Turkish Blend information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 91 votes)

People and companies

HousePhaedon
PerfumerAnne-Cecile Douveghan
Parent CompanyPierre Guillaume Diffusion

About Tabac Rouge / Turkish Blend

Tabac Rouge / Turkish Blend is a shared / unisex perfume by Phaedon. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Anne-Cecile Douveghan

Tabac Rouge / Turkish Blend fragrance notes

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

Reviews of Tabac Rouge / Turkish Blend

Can't believe I didn't review this the first time I tried it. I find there's a real dearth of properly good tobacco scents, and this is up there in that category.

First of all, this to me is a blonde tobacco. It doesn't really recall pipe or cigar smoke, perhaps a lighter pipe tobacco before it is lit. And certainly not (ahem) plug or shag, or anything heavy. This is at the most civilised end.

It is pleasing that many of the stated notes are present and correct, particularly the honey and cinnamon. In addition there is a very slightly menthol-y, herbal edge in the early stages. But this is all about the tobacco itself, in addition to the benzoin that keeps things going (on my skin) for hours on end with good projection. Something this smooth doesn't really appeal to me in the long term - I'd prefer my tobacco scent to be a bit rougher around the edges, and 'darker' - but the quality is there.
13th March, 2018
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United States
yes, im getting a lighter version of tobacco vanille. the vanilla is very light or it may have been replaced with honey.this is more versatile than tv so i can wear it more maybe on a summer night.
19th January, 2018 (last edited: 03rd February, 2018)
Tabac Rouge reminds me of 18.21 and Tobacco Vanille but that cinnamon and ginger do standout and differentiate nicely. It is lighter and I'm not sure that's a good thing with this kind of scent. Feels kinda thin, like a watered-down drink. Actually, comes off kinda like a tea scent at times. The drydown gives way to a little bit more smoke but this is not a smokey scent. It's all tobacco and spices.

Projection and longevity are both above average.
09th January, 2018
Huh. At first all I could smell was Play-Doh and then after a month I tried it again and it smelled like L'artisans Tea for Two, which is also a kind of a watery chai like this ends up being. Either way, dated and kind of slapped together. Sillage.. weak and nondescript ... sort of like dusting yourself in McCormick's cinnamon and then spraying yourself with windex. Maybe in a month I'll appreciate it
22nd November, 2017
Received a free sample with a purchase. This is definitely not my kind of fragrance as it's heavy tobacco, spice and benozin. The opening is a hot honey, ginger and cinnamon, but then a cigar humidor tobacco and incense kicks in and for me ruins what could have been. I don't think it's so much the tobacco but the musk and benozin base. Benozin reminds me of cough drops and gives a metallic, medicinal tone that I don't care for. I would have preferred something sweet, and I don't really see a comparison to Tobacco Vanille. At times it reminds me of Amouage Memoir Man, in that it's so heavy and sour it becomes a challenge to wear. I will say I like the tobacco note here, as it reminds me of a high end cigar humidor, with a rich deep somewhat woody undertone. As nice as the tobacco is, overall Tabac Rouge is just too heavy for me to wear comfortably, but it could be pleasant for a tobacco lover. Masculine and great performance, but just a neutral for me.
29th October, 2017
So my sample arrived today. It is true what they say.....It is very similar to Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille but I think I prefer this one. Here's why!! It's just more wearable. Plus it's 30% cheaper. It actually smells like I thought TV would smell like. There are a few more notes going on so I find it more interesting.

Honey, Cinnamon, tobacco.....Its all here. Not as strong as TV but lasts a good 7 hours+ on me.

Smells very manly and comforting at the same time. Has the potential to become a favorite of mine!!!

Big thumbs up!!

UPDATE. Having now owned this for several months I still really like it but Tobacco Vanille has the edge. Especially has TV can be found at a good discount these days. TV is straight up Tobacco and Vanilla. TR is more about the honey and spice. I find TV more striking.
19th October, 2017 (last edited: 23rd February, 2018)

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