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Tabac (1926)
by Clersanges


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Year of Launch1926
AvailabilityIn Production
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About Tabac

Tabac is a feminine perfume by Clersanges. The scent was launched in 1926

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Clersanges Ė Tabac (1926)

Tobacco perfumes were first introduced in 1900 with Piverís Tabac, continuing with Roger and Galletís Cigalia, Caronís Tabac Blond, Cheriganís Fleurs de Tabac and Molinardís Habanita.

The scent ranged from true depictions of humidor dried tobacco leaves through distillations of the tobacco flower, paired with citrus and floral notes. Clersangesí Tabac is one of the latter. This closely resembles another vintage tabac parfum I recently bought, Silkaís Fleurs de Tabac (1946), although Clersanges predates this by twenty years.

It is sweet and gentle with orange and lime blossoms providing a floral citrus effect, which is supported by ylang ylang and jasmine. The leather and tobacco notes in the base are re-inforced with a judicious amount of animalic musk and civet, rounded out with vanilla and ambergris.

Both the Clersanges and the Silka concentrate more on tobacco flowers than leaves, so are not representative of pipe tobacco. Still both are extremely subtle and lovely.

Top notes: Orange Blossom, Linden, Lime Blossom, Carnation
Heart notes: Ylang Ylang, Orris, Patchouli, Jasmine
Base notes: Leather, Tobacco, Amber, Musk, Benzoin, Civet, Vanilla, Ambergris

Clio et Claire products were first sold through the Whelan stores in the US. Later the products were sold under the name Clio et Claire Ltd, New York, New York, which was an American company established in 1926 to market perfumes and cosmetics made by the smaller French perfumer, Clersanges. The company operated in America until 1932 but Clersanges continued to be viable in France until the early 1950s.

Clersanges manufactured only 7 scents in the quarter century or so of its existence.

Worth seeking out for lovers of the tabac floral genre.
20th March, 2018

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