Perfume Reviews

Positive Reviews of Tabacco Imperiale by E. Marinella

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Tobacco is one of my veritable favorite notes in perfumery. This E. Marinella's "based on a tobacco-foundation" creation is an "Imperial" take on tonkinian tobacco and one of my favorite takes on the exotic raw material along with Teatro Olfattivo di Parma Bell'Antonio, I profumi di Firenze Tabacco, Slumberhouse Baque, 525 Bourbon French Parfums For Man, Daniel Josier Ambre Tabac, Odori, Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese, Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscano, Eau d'Italie Bois d'Ombrie, C&S Cuba, Note 33 Le Royal, Aramis Havana, Masque Montecristo, Remy Latour Cigar, Maison Margiela Jazz Club, Demeter Pipe Tobacco and Aquaflor Firenze La Habana (still looking forward to test for the first time Cuir Tabac David Jourquin for man). E. Marinella is a luxurious italian "high tailoring and luxury accessories" maison founded in Napoli. Tabacco Imperiale perfectly embodies the refined and classy philosophy of the brand. This fragrance opens with a intoxicating spicy/boozy blast (mild but never over the limit and kind of spicy/hesperidic) in order to evolve in to a exotic (but drier) ambery tobacco with nuances of cocoa beans, rum, spices, aromatic herbs and citrus. Fantastically balanced and perfectly blended concoction. A "far lands vanillic tonka bean" is a key element (well calibrated and never excessive) perfectly laced with spicy rum, tobacco and ylang-ylang (a further protagonist) in a quite evocative caribbean accord which is anyway moderated and held down to earth by a masterly italian old-school fougere twist. The final outcome is quite masculine, warm and seriously refined (but at same time slightly dirty, wild and sultry - due to a interaction between amber, resins and tobacco). Cocoa is definitely accessorial, never intrusive and kind of ideally "on the fence". Tobacco is never ashy or smoky (nor honeyed or typically pipe), it is basically leafy, agrestic and "perfumed". The juice is finally discreet, dry and really mature (after a long sultry journey). Excellent.
10th November, 2018 (last edited: 14th November, 2018)