Get ready for the Turque!
Fumerie Turque is a long inhale of honeyed absinth, followed by a multi-hour exhale of the most luxurious smoky leather.
I tested this out among several other tobacco scents and Fumerie is the most unique, potent, strange, and moody. I put this up against Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille, Back to Black by Kilian, and Pipe Tobacco Accord by CB I Hate Perfume. Pipe Tobacco Accord (PTA) is slightly sweet and very smooth - great for a simple skin scent on dry down. Vanille turned out to be an annoying candy scent with a simple linearity - PTA is superior to me (I don't need vanilla in my tobacco). Back to Black is PTA-like in its base, but has a sprinkling of feminine floral/spice on the top which didn't do much for me.
Fumerie Turque on the other hand, has a very complex structure and swirling journey from top to dry down; among the most complex I've experienced in a perfume out of 200+ cross referenced. The opening blast has a stimulating tonka/coumarin/anise spike not unlike Jicky, Ange Ou Demon, Shalimar, and Musc Ravageur. Underneath this top lies a rich complex base that resonates warmly in a strange excitation. Within 30 minutes the top melts away and Fumerie progresses through a PTA-like fresh unsmoked tobacco that is much more complex and rich, with hints of the initial spices dispersing. As this impressive display continues to unfold, Fumerie simply starts to smolder and smoke, maybe more than you bargained for, but the whole ride remains luxurious from start to finish.
At the peak of development, I must admit, this is very much like a cigarette/cigar smoke session that won't be very shocking to a smoker or ex-smoker. For me, it brings back familiar feelings, since I grew up in a household where my Father smoked cigarettes daily. And although I don't particularly like the smell of smoke, I do love the smell of the first initial lighting of a cigarette. Fumerie has elements in its peak of the most savory aspects of tobacco smoke.
Finally, the smoke begins to clear, and the dry down is an incredibly warm, non-smoky leather/tobacco/amber skin scent that lasts well overnight. The leather doesn't really come in for me until a couple of hours of dry down, but when it arrives it's unlike anything else I've found.
It's strange, glamorous, manly, luxurious, offensive, alluring, darkly feminine, mischievous, wise, calming, intoxicating, soothing, and enigmatic.