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    I'm new to tobacco fragrances, and I have two questions I hope you can answer for me:

    1. Do "tobacco" fragrances contain oils from actual tobacco, or is it merely a tobacco-like accord created with non-tobacco ingredients? e.g., I've read that Maurer & Wirtz' Tabac Original does not contain any actual tobacco ingredients.

    2. I finally found a tobacco fragrance I actually like: Creed's original vintage Tabarome. I was lucky enough to score a 2.5 oz. tester recently (and no, it's not the Millesime, it's the vintage - I've smelled both fragrances and know the difference), but I know Creed has discontinued it, or made it available only by contacting O. Creed, or some other nonsense. I know this bottle won't last forever, and I'm not going to fly to Paris to get a new one, so I'm wondering if there's another tobacco fragrance out there that is similar to the Creed that I can purchase, knowing I'll run out of the Creed one day and may want to "replace" it.

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    From what I've read, not only does Tabac not contain any tobacco ingredients, it also doesn't smell like tobacco at all.

    As to the rest, I wish I could help, but I'm completely unfamiliar with any version of Tabarome.


    EDIT: too late does the appropriate line come to mind. That was a perfect opportunity to say Tabac smells almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tobacco.
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    I have also been looking for a substitute for Vintage Tabarome. Maxim's Pour Homme is the closest I have found. MpH has been discontinued but it is still easily (and inexpensively) available online.
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    Jazz Prestige is one to try.

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    Good question i was always curious that myself

    I always thought if if they did you would smell like cigarette smoke no? I know when I spray Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille it does not smell like cigarettes

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    I have a concoction that is disgusting, vile, horrible. It is made of musk, patchouly, frankincense and cedar. When I wore it, it triggered questions as to if I were using some sort of tobacco-based oil that, according to those near me, it was not good nor bad, just tobacco.

    I always thought that "tobacco" in terms of scents was rather an industry construct, for the tobacco used in the tobacco industry is always enriched with essences.
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    Umm I like Versace Dreamer coz the tobacco smells sweet and ambery. And lasts all day too.

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    My favorite tabacco frag--indeed, my only tobacco frag--is Fumerie Turque, which is wonderful, but only in cooler weather. In hot weather, the dry down goes on forever and one eventually ends up smelling a bit like an ashtray.

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    I've found 3 or 4 very different kinds of tobacco.

    The kind I love is the pipe tobacco kind, like smelling a pouch of fresh pipe tobacco. It's usually kind of "clovey." My favorite examples: Tobacco Vanille, Chanel Allure Homme, Hermessence Amber Narguille.

    The kind a lot of people like is cigar tobacco, the smell of a fresh cigar. Best example: Aramis Havanna. I think C&S Cuba is supposed to be this, too, but I'm not sure.

    My personal least favorite is dry tobacco leaf - like the smell of a just-opened pack of cigarettes. It's more of a woody smell that I personally think smells kind of like a wet paper bag, but many people love. The cult favorite example for this is People Of The Labyrinths Luctor Et Emergo, but there are many others that better-informed people here can name.

    I just wish I had smelled the original old Tabarome to know which kind it has! But I hope this helps...

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    When I sampled Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac a while ago I thought that it smelled a lot like Vintage Tabarôme.
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    scents with prominent feel of dry tobacco leaf are...

    Niche: Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac
    Designer: Versace Dreamer
    Discontinued: Aramis Havana/havana reserva
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    I bought Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels at TJ Maxx for $14,99. It has a long tobacco drydown on paper. The radiance is very good 24 hours after I sprayed it. I think the tobacco is closer to cigarette smoke than tobacco shop, but softened by something. I don't like being around smokers but I'm enjoying this one. BtW, the opening is sharp, close to Grey Flanel. I think some reviewers described it as a softer member of the green family.

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    Fuilles de Tabac is probably the most "realistic" one I wear. Not overpowering for an EDP and it also goes pretty well for layering if you desire to add a tobacco direction to another linear scent.

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    I can't speak to its authenticity--I can't even say it reminds me of tobacco--but I am very fond of Miller Harris' Feuilles de Tabac. The base is warm and I like that a lot.

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    Another thumbs up for Feuilles de Tabac...I wear this one a lot. Very high quality, it lasts a long time and radiates a warm aura, for me it's one of those scents that make you feel like you have a warm blanket wrapped around you. Can't compare it to Tabarome though (I've never tried it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by arlecchino View Post
    Another thumbs up for Feuilles de Tabac...I wear this one a lot. Very high quality, it lasts a long time and radiates a warm aura, for me it's one of those scents that make you feel like you have a warm blanket wrapped around you. Can't compare it to Tabarome though (I've never tried it).
    May I go one step further? How about the equivalent of an olfactory sedative? Sometimes a fragrance is just magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    I've found 3 or 4 very different kinds of tobacco.

    The kind I love is the pipe tobacco kind, like smelling a pouch of fresh pipe tobacco. It's usually kind of "clovey." My favorite examples: Tobacco Vanille, Chanel Allure Homme, Hermessence Amber Narguille.

    The kind a lot of people like is cigar tobacco, the smell of a fresh cigar. Best example: Aramis Havanna. I think C&S Cuba is supposed to be this, too, but I'm not sure.

    My personal least favorite is dry tobacco leaf - like the smell of a just-opened pack of cigarettes. It's more of a woody smell that I personally think smells kind of like a wet paper bag, but many people love. The cult favorite example for this is People Of The Labyrinths Luctor Et Emergo, but there are many others that better-informed people here can name.

    I just wish I had smelled the original old Tabarome to know which kind it has! But I hope this helps...

    EDIT: ps. PhinClio, that avatar is hilarious!
    I would add a category: tobacco flower, which is very different from the rest. Fresh does a great take on this floral tobacco note in their Tobacco Flower.

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    I have The Dreamer and like it a lot. Also have owned Tabac Blond and currently own and wear Havana, which I find more spicy than "tobaccoey". Tabac Blond was wonderful but too much for me to wear earlier in my fragrance hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlecchino View Post
    Another thumbs up for Feuilles de Tabac...I wear this one a lot. Very high quality, it lasts a long time and radiates a warm aura, for me it's one of those scents that make you feel like you have a warm blanket wrapped around you.
    Count this up-pointed thumb too.

    For tobacco leaf, Versace Man is quite good. I actually prefer its better-balanced compostion to V's The Dreamer.
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