Originally Posted by Primrose
Which one of these would you consider the best and why? I enjoy all of them and have a hard time deciding which was the best and why.
What are your impressions? Thank you for your input.
(Not in order)
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
SL Fumerie Turque
By Killian Back to Black
Habanita de Molinard
I have smelled them all intensively except the last one.
They are all different and all generally very good.
When I see such questions raised about which of a list of perfumes is best or better whilst being from the same genre, and in your case top of their genre, I like to say that they are all good and compliment each other. The tobacco connosieur should own at least 3 of your 5 as they suit his or her liking and compliment each other. Its the same with vetiver for myself. I have several different types that all satisfy my craving for a vetiver (today I have Vetiver Tonka on) while a few days ago I have vetiver by Etro on (which means today I want a sweetish almond vetiver and the other days I wanted a severe cutthroat vetiver).
So in this case, I suggest you try them all and select the one you ultimately like. Or get 2.
If I am a medium connoisseur if tobacco, I would get Fumerie Turque and Tobacco Vanille purely out of personal liking. For the former, I simply adore Serge Lutens and his interpretations of a subject and in this case smokey tobacco with hints of honey and resins. This is the archaeologist at the scene while Tobacco Vanille is what the archeologist would wear to a black tie dinner.