Tobacco is probably one of my favorite notes next to leather and clove. My first experience with tobacco as probably many others was D&G PH. It certainly is too popular but this is a rare instance where the popularity is justified.
Now my first experience with the Dreamer was much different. It was just too weird in the opening and washed it off immediately. Fast forward 2 years and I tried it a second time giving it time to develop. The tobacco morphs into a moist, leafy accord that is really unique and slightly intoxicating. Not as classic or refined as D&G PH but a more surreal, edgier second cousin.
On to Tabarome Millesime which I bought blind. I have to say I was really disappointed in this one. Opening ginger blast is too sharp for my tastes. Then the tobacco in the drydown is just too weak. It needs an "oomph" desperately.
Lastly, I come to Miller Harris FdT. Reminds me a lot of Tabarome which is not a good thing. Again, the tobacco comes across as very weak, like a pipe stuffed with too much cloves and cinnamon to really develop itself.
Yet to try Havana which is on my to-smell list.