Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Thread: World's best pipe tobacco
That is what Serge Lutens's Chergui gives me. I picked up my first Lutens today and sprayed one only spray and there it was. Simply wonderful. Don't think it is a regular rotational scent for me, but one to savor, a special occasion type of thing. I do not think things get a lot better than this.
I would appreciate other's (current) opinions and thanks.
I don't really smell Pipe Tobacco in Chergui. I might agree if you mentioned Arabie which, as it dries down, has a bit of a Pipe Tobacco accord to it. My SOTD was Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, and I would have to agree with gmm150. Very Valentino also has a pipe tobacco note in it, but it doesn't last all the way through (it gets muted out by sandalwood and nutmeg, but I still think it's a very underrated scent and something one should seek out when looking for Pipe Tobacco scents).
Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 6th November 2008 at 03:29 AM.
totally agree !!! & also add in Tobacco Odori
This is my verdict from comparison of Chergui & TV from vials .
Chergui is good , real good but the world's best pipe tobacco it isn't , not even close . The two mentioned above are like huge nasty mutha's that make Chergui taste like a low-strength 1mg double-filtered humble cigarette.
For those pipe lovers amongst us try
" CHERRY CAVENDISH "
Definately not the world's best but a superlative puff .
Last edited by Dimitrios; 6th November 2008 at 04:01 AM.
I don't get tobacco from Chergui either, but I agree that it is an amazing fragrance.
As far as pipe tobacco goes, the first thing that pops into my head is the cherry vanilla pipe tobacco in Armani Attitude.
Lately I've been wearing:
Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah
Fantastic cherry pipe tobacco in Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque. My Number One.
I tried this last week from a sample vial , and its fantastic too .
I may be wrong here in saying Fumerie Turque after a few hours fades more noticeably compared to Tom Fords TV & T Odori's ? .
I compared all these recently & my conclusion is after many many hours I needed to twist the wrist to savour the Fumerie Turque , whilst on another day I did not need to get anywhere to close to the skin to detect the other two as it would have made my eyes water or nose bleed !!
My comments on this thread here are from my limited experience with quality tobacco frags & only generous dabs from vials .
I am interested to see what other more experienced afficionado's & owners of these have to say .
I have to disagree with the above; TF Tobacco Vanille is indeed great, but I get more "cigarette" tobacco instead of pipe tobacco.
I don't get any tobacco whatsoever with Chergui.
I think vintage or modern Creed Tabarome strikes me as suitable.
"Why not seize the pleasure at once?"
-- Jane Austen (Sun, and Mercury in Sagittarius)
Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille is a nice very warm vanilla plus - guess what - pipe tobacco! Very nice warm tobacco fragrance. I may like this one better than any othe tobacco fragrance I;ve smelled.
no pipe tobacco in Chergui...Cuir d'Arabie from montale smells like the inside of a pipe + tobacco though... IMHO...
In my limited experience with Tom Ford's TV, it is a very gourmand burnt (tobacco?) and vanilla - much more so than SL Chergui and Fumerie Turque.
Last edited by Delmar; 6th November 2008 at 04:23 PM.
Last edited by richard d; 6th November 2008 at 07:36 PM.
I want to hesitantly say Jubilation, only because I'm wearing it today and I kind of get that feel to it. I used to love Tobacco Vanille, but recently I feel that it is maybe too sweet for my tastes.
Last edited by richard d; 6th November 2008 at 07:17 PM.
Tabacco by Odori for certain though it is an unusual tobacco. Vintage Tabarome for sure. I'm not big on Luten's interpretation of tobacco. His scents are a bit too loud and in your face. I prefer poetry to pornography. Well sometimes . . .
[QUOTE=anak;1351316]Tabacco by Odori for certain though it is an unusual tobacco. Vintage Tabarome for sure. I'm not big on Luten's interpretation of tobacco. His scents are a bit too loud and in your face. I prefer poetry to pornography. Well sometimes . . .
Once in a while I like a change from my rather conservative Caron's and Guerlains. I now have a Malle and as you know a Luten. (Chregui) So, I am into the porno. Soon back to poetry, after the Knize Ten tomorrow, or the next day.
Last edited by richard d; 6th November 2008 at 11:56 PM.
Agree with the Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain recommendation. When I first wore it from a sample, my accountant was working in my office that day. And he asked me if I took up pipe smoking, since I smelled like one. He loved the smell and asked me what it was.
Great thread developing ..
After almost 20 yrs of smoking , I stopped in 2000 .
I can say this !
I never found western cigarette aromatic at all eg (( Marlboro - Dunhill - Peter Stuyvesant etc etc ))
Pipe tobacco & roll your owns are a whole different thing .
I beleive these rich aromatic blends could be used to aerate rooms or perhaps even placed in muslin & added to potpouri (( dried flower )) bowls ... when i find my stash im going on a sniffathon
So in comparing the smell of a freshly opened packet of ciggies to a pouch of pipe tobacco is like comparing a peice of gravel to some marble .
Im sniffing with the good stuff , tailor mades burnt or not have no appeal .
Tabacco by Odori to me smells like a freshly rolled moist cigar, I like it but I am not sure if it smells the same as pipe tobacco. I always associate a sweet aroma with pipe tobacco.
Yesterday I received my Fumerie Turque decant, till then I could just dab it on my hand. So today is the first day of full wearing. Not a great sillage, true. But I can feel it very strongly on my hand after 10 hours, and also around the closed room I've been sitting all day. So for me longevity is not a disappointment, and as to the scent: it's gorgeous.
Last edited by Sandy; 7th November 2008 at 02:51 PM.