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    Here is my dilemma. I live in Canada and I can't find a single store that sells Angel Men Pure Havane anywhere.

    I am trying to find an alternative year-round, versatile, signature-scent fragrance that does tobacco very well. I would preferably want it to be a designer bottle as I am a bit strapped for cash (otherwise I would definitely buy Pure Havane for $95 off amazon). I am a huge fan of cuban cigars and a smoker so I absolutely love when tobacco is done well and preferably, mixed with something sweet (caramel? honey?)

    If anyone has suggestions of a scent that fills the description above, please let me know.

    Also on a side note - my Pure Malt bottle is depleted and I need something similar that isn't demanding $200 per bottle

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    Aramis Havana.

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    Hey Duke Hunt, thank you for the quick response. I checked out Havana on fragrancex and I think I may purchase it as a blind buy. Is it suited well for all seasons?

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    Michael Kors for Men does tobacco very well, imo. It isn't nearly as sweet as Pure Havane, but it is very nice all the same.

    Aramis Havana as already mentioned is truly excellent, although there are other notes (leather, spices, dried fruit) that accompany the tobacco -- making it a more complex fragrance. Whereas in Michael Kors, the tobacco completely dominates.

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    Default Re: Help with Tobacco fragrance

    While Havana is a very good tobacco frag, Michael for Men is closer to Pure Havane in "feel" - boozy and tobacco-dominant.
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    Would the Michael kors fragrance be good to wear year round or would it be too much to handle in the heat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    While Havana is a very good tobacco frag, Michael for Men is closer to Pure Havane in "feel" - boozy and tobacco-dominant.
    +1
    Might also like to try Cuba Red from Cuba Paris! These are very inexpensive and smell great... they come in those tin colored cigar holders. Not sure if you can get them here in Canada. Got my Cuba Red in Boston on a recent trip! Great alternative. Dont be mislead by the low cost. Quite good quality!
    You may even want to consider using online retailers?
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    I would say Tobacco Vanille but if your strapped for cash then Havana seems the next best thing.

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    If you like strong pipe tobacco you might like Tea for Two (it doesn't really smell of tea)


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    What about Dolce & Gabana PH?

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    Tabac by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo (haven't priced it lately, though).
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    The Dreamer
    Dolce & Gabanna pour homme
    Cuba Gold
    Bogart Pour Homme
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    If you like strong pipe tobacco you might like Tea for Two (it doesn't really smell of tea)
    Actually I thought it had a heavy Russian spiced tea sort of vibe myself, but the tobacco is there for sure. I'll second the recommendation, but not sure if it can be picked up for under $100 unless someone else can point you in the right direction.

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    Tabac Gran Valor

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    Aramis Havana is a great fragrance - but I do not think it is what you are looking for (something with some sweetness).

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    Borgart Pour Homme

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    I love tobacco fragrances. I don't really think Havana nor Michael Kors will quite be subsitute for Pure Havane-- Pure Havane is a lot sweeter than these two. I honestly don't know what's comparable to Pure Havane in its price range. The honey/cherry tobacco is so nice in this one. I just pulled the trigger on a blind buy of Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque because I've read all the reviews of it and I love honey and tobacco and smoke and it sounds great for Fall.

    If I were you, I'd try to order Pure Havane online. I was one of the first people to get it-- I bought it blind and found it exceeded my expectations. What stands about to me is that it's both mature and playful. If I had to think of something elsein the ballpark of Pure Havane-- I think I'd suggest Burberry London for Men. Similar sweet and tobacco notes-- though I prefer Pure Havane by a mile. Good subsitute if you needed one.
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    + 1 to Michael Kors fm.

    It is a fragrance to the whole year, only maybe not under the sun because its boozy effect (it's the booziest fragrance I own) can be just a bit overpowering.

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    Cuba Red is a no-brainer. Smells like cherry pipe tobacco (no cigars unfortunately) and fine woods. You can get it for under $10 but it doesn't smell cheap at all. Longevity is not great, though.

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    +1 Tobacco Vanille

    I understand the pricing concern, but if it's at all an option I'd really recommend going for that. IMO it's a truer tobacco scent than Pure Havane.
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    Joop Homme EDT has a sweet tobacco scent. It's a 80's powerhouse scent.. only takes a little and lasts a long time. It's also one of those scents that garnishes a lot of strong love or strong hate sentiments towards it. I personally think it's pretty awesome!
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    I agree with the Bogart pour Homme recommendations. It is a great sweet cherry pipe tobacco scent that has ridiculous longevity and strength. It also is ridiculously priced at under $20 for a 100 ml bottle online. Much more synthetic smelling than the also excellent Tobacco Vanille, but it smells great, and as price is a factor, it could be a good fit for you.
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    Default Re: Help with Tobacco fragrance

    I understand the pricing concerns and so far I think Michael Kors may be best bet- at a low price point. But I do not think it is good in heat. Nor is it very sweet.

    Pure Havane should probably be your target. Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black are the best atwhat you describe, but they are a lot pricier than Pure Havane. I tend to think TV set the standard for a sweet-ish tobacco scent pretty high.

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    D&G The One is a pretty nice tobacco frag. Some people say it doesn't have enough projection or longevity but I think it's still very good.

    Micheal Kors is a very sweet frag and I wouldn't recommend it in warmer temps.
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    Molinard's Habanita of Versace's The Dreamer.

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    Micheal Kors for Men
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    Quote Originally Posted by calero View Post
    Molinard's Habanita of Versace's The Dreamer.
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    Splurging on Pure Havane is your best option imo. It should satisfy your need for a tobacco frag and a replacement for your Pure Malt (as it is somewhat similar).

    I just ordered a bottle of PH off ebay for $83. Get it soon as I believe its already been discontinued so you can expect the price to increase quick.

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    +1 on Habanita...

    Acqua Di Cuba
    Gianfranco Ferre For Men (Vintage)
    Macassar
    1740 (pipe tobacco)
    Equipage
    Carib Spiriti Del Tabacco (honeyed tobacco)

    some of the above are definitely pricey, but maybe you could be fine with a large decant


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