I Profumi di Firenze, on the other hand, is a smaller, local, totally different operation.
So exactly which scent named "Tabacco" was Turin reviewing if not Odori/Profumo di Firenze?
If you check his guide, he seems to review the whole Odori line under the name Profumo di Firenze
Spigo, Cuoio, Zefferano, Tabacco
You know what, you're right. While "I Profumi di Firenze" also has Spigo, Cuoio and Iris they have longer names. And the $$$$ price point suggests Odori. Also, it is Profumo di Firenze in Turin, which it says at the top of the Odori flacons, while "Odori" is etched in at the bottom, below the fragrance name. It is strange he didn't review the flagship scent "Gli Odori" (and comment on the - methinks - hideous bottles.) My apologies for creating confusion where I thought I was clarifying.
I had the his guide quite awhile before I pieced it together. The spelling "Tabacco" with an "a" after the "T" is odd. Then I notice all the other Odoris reviewed by their frag name, but as a "Firenze".
Whattttt??? I love the Odori bottles.
Here you go - its a Cavendish Black cologne - just like your bf carries. Its from an artisan soapmaker who makes great shaving soaps.
Check out Varvatos Vintage. It smell kind like unsmoked tobacco and rawhide leather on the skin. It isn't as masculine on paper.
I imagine Clint Eastwood wearing this. It's a proud member of my wardrobe.
I seem to call "Aramis - Havana" and "Polo Green" as having distinct pipe tobacco scents, though forgive me if I'm wrong.
I wore Polo for years and sure don't remember that OR if there was such a note it wasn't in the vein that OP is seeking
Of all the obvious notes:
The reason i ask is that i have all the samples coming my way, and feel I can do everyone on the board a great service if we use TFTV as a baseline for what to compare them to.
I have already tested or own:
Tom Ford Tobacco vanille
Bogart Pour Homme
Micheal Kors for men
Versace Dreamer, Versace man
Serge Lutens Chergui
Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
Maitre Eau Des Iles
The samples I have coming are:
Guerlain Spirituese Double vanille
TGQ Black Cavendish extrait
Sonoma Scent studio Tabac Aurea
Demeter Pipe Tobacco
Demeter Whiskey Tobacco
Demeter This is Not a Pipe
Ava Luxe Sweet Tobacco
CB I Hate Perfume Pipe Tobacco Premium Accord
CB I hate Perfume Smokey Tobacco premium accord
So I'm sure out of those we may find a suitable, less expensive scent that may even be more to your liking than Tobacco Vanille, just be as descriptive as possible about what would ideally lessen or strengthen in TObacco Vanille besides the price :)
PinkFizzy, have you found your fix yet?
Some very nice suggestions gentlemen .
I have had the pleasure of trying round half of these mentioned .
Another one we can add to this list is :
" GRAN VALOR " by Maurer & Wirtz
Here's a link with some fresh discussions on it
How would you say it compares to the other M&W Tabacs?
And what scent in this thread would you say it is closest to?
I've been on quite a tobacco streak lately. Here are a few that I enjoy wearing:
Trussardi Inside Man
The original Monsieur Rochas (not the pink stuff) was formulated to smell like pipe tobacco. It's really good. I know you can buy decants of it from TPC, but it is not available in it's original formula anywhere easily as far as I know.
I am going to make a bizarre thread bump here and recommend Vivienne Westwood's Boudoir for a tobacco accord.
There is a strong tobacco/tobacco leaf accord here once you get past the sweet, girly topnotes. DO NOT look at the bottle and pink juice inside... LOL! This is a vanilla/tobacco scent.
I think the review here is interesting...
Bogart Pour Homme
Equipage/Hermes = cold pipe.
Sorry if it's been mentioned, there was alot to read through.
your search is one after my own heart and I'm horribly interested in the outcome, after some searching I settled with Fumerie Turque, maybe I should have tried harder ;). Of the ones on your sample list I've tried the Odori....meh, the Spiriteuse, is a personal failure on me though lovely on others, and while the Tabac Aurea is gorgeous I find it too feminine for my tastes. Some one has mentioned Gran Valor, it certainly can't be called feminine but it is meant to be out of production, either way it's at the bottom end of the scale.
Hope you post when you decide.
This might not be too helpful but: I was recently at Abu Dhabi Intl. Airport and tried a perfume simply called "Tobacco" from a house (I believe from UAE) called "Anfas Alkhaleej". Black, simple bottle with a sign in gold on it. It smelled gorgeous of rich pipe tobacco. Less sweet then Tobacco Vanille and it stayed pretty linear. It didn't have the typical "Oud/oriental note" that many of the perfumes here from Arab perfume houses have. At 335 AED (93 USD) for 100 ml it was also priced fairly. I regret that I didn't buy the bottle because I cannot find it online, not even on Anfas Alkhaleej website. As I live in Kuala Lumpur, which has quite a lot of Arab/Oud shops around, I guess I'll ask if they have it. Otherwise, if you are at Abu Dhabi Airport (probably Dubai, too) check it out! ;-)
I think you would like Mugler's Amen Pure Havane, and
L'Artisan's Tea for Two and/or Coeur de Vetiver Sacre.
Seek out samples of these.
Holy Thread Necromancy, Batman! :p
The OP has not been active for four years, and the thread is almost six years old :D
My father smoked a pipe and I'll never forget the aroma of his cherry tobacco as he packed the bowl - Phaedon's Tabac Rouge smells just like that.
That's easy to answer:
Everybody run. Its the Walking Thread. Arrggg brains!
the closest to pipe tobacco