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    I reach for Zino when I want this.

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    Odori Tobacco seems like exactly what you describe, but it's a pricey one.
    Blend of tobacco and vanilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    One more thing: The only time I have EVER had anyone think that I was smoking a pipe, when they got a whiff of my SOTD, was when I was wearing Spiriteuse Double Vanille. I think for the wearer, personally, I get a very gourmand, vanilla aura from SDV, but the sillage sure does smell like pipe tobacco to others. Of course, this is NOT a cheap or easy-to-source option. Still, I felt like I need to at least mention it.
    I wore SDV the other day when a friend of mine came over. He sniffed the air and said "Hey, so you finally found that sheesha I left here a few weeks ago - I can smell it, now where is it?" I told him I actually hadn't found the sheesha, but I let him smell my wrist and he was like whoa, that's good what is it? (The sheesha he was referring to smells like vanillic cherry tobacco).
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    Have you tried Santa Maria Novella's Toscano?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrd4t View Post
    Nope, no such luck, unfortunately! It's the Cosmetics Company Store for Lancome at the Premium Outlets here... they have the whole line for $132. They have the roller sample set as well, the rest of the Tom Ford goodies (Black Orchid whole line, White Patchouli, etc), plus all kinds of other things. If you happen to be in Orlando and go there, there are two of the same store in the mall and only one has them (the one near Banana Republic, not the one near the parking garage).
    You lucky lucky guy! Pardon the noobish question, but does Lancome own Tom Ford? Why would the Tom Ford line, Private Blends especially, be carried at a Lancome outlet?
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    Michael Kors for Men has been showing up at Marshalls and TJ Maxx the last couple of weeks. 75 ml for $20. It's a very nice tobacco with vanilla & something else - mostly unburned.

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    Thanks for your suggestions, I'll check those out. I've never heard of the Bogart Pour Homme, sounds interesting.

    Does anyone know if there's anywhere in Vancouver you can buy Demeter? Just wondering, I know their line is so large that no one place would have every scent. They used to have it at Sears but not any more, I checked. Sephora has a few, but just Dirt, Vintage Naturals and some of their candy line.

    I have tried Tobacco Vanille and I like it but that Tom Ford for Men ad campaign was kind of a turn-off for me! But I might look out for a decant. And the Michael Kors for Men sounds nice, I liked the Michael Kors for Women which surprised me, what with it being a sweet fruity floral.

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    Having tried Tobacco Vanille, I can understand why the OP did not want it. Sorry to all who love it but for me it's a B minus. Overpriced and underdone.

    I needed to revive this thread and ask:

    HAS ANYONE HERE ACTUALLY SMOKED PIPE TOBACCO?

    Some of the recommendations are odd.

    I've tried Back to Black and have to concur with Marcelle in the review section of the forums, as being girly, sweet, and powdery. I suppose it might be sexy as all hell on the right woman. Better make that a stunningly beautiful woman . . .it's not pipe tobacco and it's not worthy of going into poetic raptures over it.

    Fumerie Turque is one of the few Lutens I like though not quite bottleworthy. I think it's superior to the 'cozy' (?) Chergui and the rest of his overly sweet fruitcake scents. but it's not pipe tobacco. B-

    Michael Kors is another B-scent, though cheaper (and better made!) More popular, and heavier on patchouli/suede, but---Pipe Tobacco? I don't think so, even though it's listed as a middle note. I get more patchouli . The resemblance to the smell of unsmoked dark pipe tobacco is there, but it's minimal.

    I'm indebted to Sommerville Metro Man for recommending Sonoma Scent Studio's Tabac Aurea, a very fine rendition of tobacco leaves being cured by the sun. Now THAT was an A+ scent.

    But it ain't pipe tobacco.

    *sigh*

    Help, anyone?

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    The cherry-vanilla pipe tobacco accord in Spiriteuese Double Vanille is my favorite. This fragrance gives off tons and tons of pipe tobacco; at least it's prominent for those of us who recognize it, yet many others claim not to smell any tobacco in it. Anosmia? Strange.
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    To satisfy my occasional tobacco cravings, I reach for a bottle of Alt Innsbruck. See below

    http://www.manufactum.co.uk/Produkt/...ftershave.html
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    Since I consider Ralph Lauren Purple Label as an inproved Very Valentino,here it goes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inselaffe View Post
    To satisfy my occasional tobacco cravings, I reach for a bottle of Alt Innsbruck. See below

    http://www.manufactum.co.uk/Produkt/...ftershave.html
    ^Does it smell of Tobacco Leaves like Tabarome, or like sweetened, cured Pipe Tobacco ?
    From previous opinions, I assumed it smelled of menthol and dried Tobacco Leaves.

    And regardless of which profile it is, what is the best source for us USA basenoters to get some Alt innsbruck?
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    I'm in agreement with the OP that TFTV is way overpriced, and I'm with Mario that it's underdone, imo too sweet/syrupy not quite enough of that dry/pipe-tobacco note, I even think it's too transparent in texture (although I don't want it to become powdery like Chergui to become opaque) but TFTV is still the closest I've come to a suitable Pipe Tobacco frag, and in it's current state, is a wonderful masculine gourmand.

    Very valentino is ok, but I think you must also like the musk base of Himalaya, and maybe a little civet like Bois De Santal, to like Very Valentino. It's very quiet, and classy, but has that musk/civet I don't like.

    Michael Kors had some very good notes, but also had a rotten fruit note (not a dried fruit note) that I disliked alot. And like others said, the suede/patchouli/booze, is alot more prominent than pipe tobacco.

    Bogart Pour Homme is much better than it's price point indicates, and does have a very smooth and muted "80's synth oakmoss" powerhouse-type texture, while itself not smelling like oakmoss or smelling like a dated powerhouse. Instead, it has a never-too-sweet cherry pipe tobacco scent, but it also sometimes smells like that artificial Maraschino-cherry bathroom cleaner/air freshener I smell in Greek restaurants all the time. It's sort of the best case Scenario crossroads of Kouros/huge 80's oakmoss-powerhouse/cherry pipe tobacco. And again, it doesn't really smell especially dated. but it still doesn't ring the Pipe Tobacco bell for me.

    I'll try the demeter, but please everyone recommending these super-sweet/boozy gourmands in the lutens and SDV realm, with only a complimentary helping of pipe tobacco, less so even than TFTV, please do not downplay if it is as sweet or sweeter than others listed. Thank you.

    We will find the scent BN. Or i will make it LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by discovolante View Post
    Since I consider Ralph Lauren Purple Label as an inproved Very Valentino,here it goes...
    I always considered it derivative Maitres Tailleurs. I suspect Ralph fell in love with that Maitre bottle. And I don't get pipe Tobacco in Purple label or Maitres Tailleurs. Just dry/bitter/classy combo of greens/berries/herbals/blossoms/light-wood

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    I've never tried them but The Gentlemen's Quarter has a Cavendish Black Extrait.

    http://www.thegentlemensquarter.com/...p?cid=5&pid=67

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    Alt Innsbruck is a simple barbershop treatment, menthol based and very effective. Though not complex, the tobacco is wonderful and quite long lasting.

    I believe it can be purchased in the US from Superlather.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaSa View Post
    i Profumi di Firenze - Tabacco
    +1. A wonderful tobacco fragrance, sligthly sweet but not that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    I needed to revive this thread and ask:

    HAS ANYONE HERE ACTUALLY SMOKED PIPE TOBACCO?

    Some of the recommendations are odd.

    I've tried Back to Black and have to concur with Marcelle in the review section of the forums, as being girly, sweet, and powdery. I suppose it might be sexy as all hell on the right woman. Better make that a stunningly beautiful woman . . .it's not pipe tobacco and it's not worthy of going into poetic raptures over it.

    Fumerie Turque is one of the few Lutens I like though not quite bottleworthy. I think it's superior to the 'cozy' (?) Chergui and the rest of his overly sweet fruitcake scents. but it's not pipe tobacco. B-

    Michael Kors is another B-scent, though cheaper (and better made!) More popular, and heavier on patchouli/suede, but---Pipe Tobacco? I don't think so, even though it's listed as a middle note. I get more patchouli . The resemblance to the smell of unsmoked dark pipe tobacco is there, but it's minimal.

    I'm indebted to Sommerville Metro Man for recommending Sonoma Scent Studio's Tabac Aurea, a very fine rendition of tobacco leaves being cured by the sun. Now THAT was an A+ scent.

    But it ain't pipe tobacco.

    *sigh*

    Help, anyone?

    Pax

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    I don't but I know a few guys who does. But is this about smoked or unsmoked pipe tobacco? I think a distinction needs to be made as they smell quite different. But I agree, Sonoma Scent Studio's TABAC AUREA is a helluva take on the unsmoked blond tobacco, likely to find its way into my wardrobe this year.
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    Good point Mario. I do agree with your comments. I really don't get the sweet pipe tobacco from alot of the fragrances that have been mentioned. Tobacco is a tricky thing. Everytime I try to search for a pipe tobacco fragrance, I am dissapointed. I may very well have to just start smoking a pipe myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Good point Mario. I do agree with your comments. I really don't get the sweet pipe tobacco from alot of the fragrances that have been mentioned. Tobacco is a tricky thing. Everytime I try to search for a pipe tobacco fragrance, I am dissapointed. I may very well have to just start smoking a pipe myself.
    Perhaps it's been mentioned and we've missed it. Who knows?
    If we were Japanese in the 19th century or earlier it would be easy.
    We would carry a satchel of pipe tobacco around our necks or inside the folds of our kimonos.

    I really have to look up those reviews of the ones I haven't tried, get a decant if it sounds promising, etc.

    Or as DULLAH wrote: " I'll try the demeter, but please everyone recommending these super-sweet/boozy gourmands in the lutens and SDV realm, with only a complimentary helping of pipe tobacco, less so even than TFTV, please do not downplay if it is as sweet or sweeter than others listed. Thank you.

    We will find the scent BN. Or i will make it LOL "

    Then we could spray it in the folds of our handkerchiefs a la 4711

    Still dazed and confused, but grateful for all the suggestions.

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    Aramis has Mustang! A smooth, somewhat gentle, pipe tobacco on the cheap! Can be found at most drugstores! IMO it smells more expensive than it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    ...Some of the recommendations are odd.

    I've tried Back to Black and have to concur with Marcelle in the review section of the forums, as being girly, sweet, and powdery. I suppose it might be sexy as all hell on the right woman. Better make that a stunningly beautiful woman . . .it's not pipe tobacco and it's not worthy of going into poetic raptures over it...
    I totally agree. Back to Black smells very sweet, very powdery and almost retro in it's use of feminine oriental accords (Shalimar, Emaraude, etc) - miles away from what I associate with pipe tobacco.

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    While basically a cigar smoker, I also smoked a pipe for many years - tobaccos like Half and Half, Captain Black, Borkum Riff, Country Doctor.

    I find that Versace Dreamer, ONLY after the top notes wear off, smells like pipe tobacco. A friend also said this when I wore it and I had never mentioned that to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Justiniani View Post
    Perhaps it's been mentioned and we've missed it. Who knows?
    If we were Japanese in the 19th century or earlier it would be easy.We would carry a satchel of pipe tobacco around our necks or inside the folds of our kimonos.
    Yes, Mario, and the scent of tobacco would be with us. I doubt, however, that the Japanese scented/flavoured their tobacco with vanilla!

    http://www.asianartmall.com/Merchant...egory_Code=TNS

    I think most tobacco scents are touched with vanilla because it is so often used for scent and flavour.

    I have tried Odori's Tobacco, but it is quite pricey, so I second LA's suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Yes, [B]I have tried Odori's Tobacco, but it is quite pricey, so I second LA's suggestion.
    Thank you Primrose.

    My sense is Odori is pricey, new and gets very little love in here. Tabacco was given four stars by Turin whose review had him marveling at the coincidence that someone was smoking a pipe nearby while he was test wearing it, He then realized there was no pipe- it was him. Odori is a new name they came up with for a line of men's scents launched recently. The mother company is Profumo di Firenze, which is the house Turin credits it to in his latest guide.

    It seems tailor made for OPs quest, but it's $$$.

    I have it. I love it. It's one of my five star frags. It was worth the bucks to me.

    Vanilla and tobacco dominate (no "smoke" notes). It's like sticking your nose in a pipe tobacco pouch. Always feels to me like bourbon and cigars...
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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Thank you Primrose.

    My sense is Odori is pricey, new and gets very little love in here. Tabacco was given four stars by Turin whose review had him marveling at the coincidence that someone was smoking a pipe nearby while he was test wearing it, He then realized there was no pipe- it was him. Odori is a new name they came up with for a line of men's scents launched recently. The mother company is Profumo di Firenze, which is the house Turin credits it to in his latest guide.

    It seems tailor made for OPs quest, but it's $$$.

    I have it. I love it. It's one of my five star frags. It was worth the bucks to me.

    Vanilla and tobacco dominate (no "smoke" notes). It's like sticking your nose in a pipe tobacco pouch. Always feels to me like bourbon and cigars...
    Sounds delicious. I had sampled it once, but it was one of those teensy 1ml samples and I honestly can't remember what it was like. Thanks for reminding me about this one. It sounds less sweet than the other BN tobacco/vanilla favorites. Is it?

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    Uhhh...haven't tried enough others to say. Got all fired up on it and wore it today.

    A bit honeyed, vanilla. Tobacco definitely present. More sweet than not.
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    How would you compare it to TFTV, in terms of sweetness, prominence of "unsmoked pipe tobacco", spiciness, and overall warmth and charm?

    Same question for anyone who has tried them both.
    And has anyone else besides the_good_life tried Vento Canale?

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    I think I gave Tom Ford a cursory sniff DULLAH, but not enough memory to make a comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Thank you Primrose.

    My sense is Odori is pricey, new and gets very little love in here. Tabacco was given four stars by Turin whose review had him marveling at the coincidence that someone was smoking a pipe nearby while he was test wearing it, He then realized there was no pipe- it was him. Odori is a new name they came up with for a line of men's scents launched recently. The mother company is Profumo di Firenze, which is the house Turin credits it to in his latest guide.
    A correction: Odori is a line launched by the creator of BOIS 1920. It has nothing to do with I Profumi di Firenze. The review is for the latter's Tabacco and has nothing to do with Odori's product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    How would you compare it to TFTV, in terms of sweetness, prominence of "unsmoked pipe tobacco", spiciness, and overall warmth and charm?

    Same question for anyone who has tried them both.
    And has anyone else besides the_good_life tried Vento Canale?
    As to Vento Canale: I believe it is discontinued, though The Different Scent supposedly still sell it in their store, though not online (according to their website). It's totally distinct from Alt-Innsbruck, which is straight tobacco and menthol, as mentioned (and whgich everybody should own a bottle of). Vento Canale wasn't even sold as a tobacco fragrance proper (thus the name). I haven't sniffed it in a whilew and my nose is clogged right now, but it is sweet and gourmandy, like flavored pipe tobacco (raspberry notes), though in no way gooey - and less synthetic smelling to me than the somewhat comparable, but overpowering, Bogart pour homme. I have not tried Tom Ford.
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