Great thread. I recently fell in love with Tom Ford's TV so am looking for anything close. I tried Gucci Pour Homme II which has Tobacco in it and loved it, but heard it doesn't have good projection. I can still smell TV quite well on a card I sprayed a week ago. Do either of the Creeds compare at all?
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Alt Innsbruck Eau de Cologne - although I cannot claim to have as much experience as other posters.
Alt Innsbruck Eau de Cologne
I love tobacco in a frag, but don't want to smell like I've taken up smoking. I like the Alt Innsbruck because it goes the floral route, rather than ash tray.
I have to say that I've been meaning to order a sample of Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea for an age now but not got round to it.
I really enjoy the tobacco in Guerlain's Vetiver, although it's there very much in a supporting role. (Perhaps to stop the vetiver going soapy?)
Interesting that someone mentioned Aramis Havana. I have to say that the first time I wore it I reeked of cigar as I got into bed - I expected The Boss to accuse me of smoking. But I've never since got strong tobacco from it, only finding it as an element very much down in the mix. (I often get an unrepresentative first wearing.)
Fragrances with strong tobacco notes that I've tried and liked (most of which have been mentioned)
A*Men Pure Havane: honey, vanilla, tobacco, patchouli. Very warm and golden scent, but can be too sweet or patchouli-y for some
Versace The Dreamer: Tobacco structured with a complex herbal/floral accord and some powdery amber. Very unique and loveable scent
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille: as advertised, it smells like rich tobacco and smooth vanilla with just a hint of dark spices to connect them
I Profumi di Firenze Tabacco: Powdery tobacco flower scent kind of like The Dreamer but much higher quality and more natural... VERY rich tobacco flower scent which eases into a nice sandalwood
Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque: Absolutely beautiful tobacco and honey and spices, vanilla and smoke
Serge Lutens Chergui: Tobacco forms a triangle with dry hay (coumarin) and honey, over a rich sandalwood, amber and leather base. My favorite from Lutens, and one of my favorites in my collection.
By Kilian Back to Black: another lovely vanilla tobacco scent, sweeter, darker and less translucent than TV
Aramis Havana: I sampled this one briefly... It surely has tobacco in it, but it is part of a larger, abstract spicy accord that is pretty darned nice IIRC
Creed Vintage Tabarome: I got mostly talcum powder out of this one, though it had a nice tobacco, leather, and herbal aromatic component to it. Seems there are folks that really like powdery scents... if you like both tobacco and powder, and The Dreamer ain't cutting it for you, this here is your holy grail.
John Varvatos Vintage: plummy dark coniferous woods/berries with a dollop of tobacco and leather. One of my favorite designer scents
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My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2
Alt Innsbruck is very nice but I find it a touch ethereal. Guerlain Vetiver has the best balanced tobacco note for me. My 'reformulated' bottle still has tobacco: perhaps I got a good batch
My top 5: Sea Mist; Minnow; Crab, tiger, and almonds; Semprini; Rancid Polecat N° 2
GV is more a victim of vintage snobbery than 'reformulation'.
Tobacco room spray by Sabon http://sabonnyc.com/aromatics/room-s...m-spray-6.html
Can also be used as an EDT.
Lots of the ones which've been said before and also: L'Eau Du Navigateur!
And has nobody mentioned Tribute?
I was recently wowed by Odori Tabacco and quickly purchased a full bottle of this manly concoction. It's Pure Havane for those with chest hair.
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Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille
by Kilian - Back to Black
Thierry Mugler - Pure Havane
Tom Ford - Tom Ford for Men
Amouage - Memoir Man
Dolce & Gabanna - The One for Men
No one has mentioned Egoiste?????? Tsk Tsk. I get a nice dose of tobacco in that one. I haven't smelled TF TV..but Ego is a nice one.
Also, Field Notes From Paris by Ineke. Good dose of tobacco.
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I have heard accolades for Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille on every forum board on basenotes. I truly don't see the obsession. On me, it smells good for 2min. then turns to pure vanilla extract, sickly sweet. I wiped it off b/c in the heat and humidity we have had this summer, it made me nauseous.
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I'm always amazed at the variety of experiences for a given scent.
TV to me is long lasting linear tobacco and vanilla - that's it!
And very nice tobacco and very nice vanilla at that
Tobacco Vanille is the only one. Bogart pour Homme is very synthic artifical plastic compared to Tobacco Vanille.
It is not only my favorite tobacco scent, but it's the one fragrance I probably wear the most during the winter months in a casual, every day and business type sense.
I love tobacco (not in my lungs anymore, but on my skin). Looks like I may have to try Michael Kors for Men!
Lots of good recommendations on this thread so far. I'd like to add Slumberhouse Baque. It reminds me of Fumerie Turque, but Baque is less flowery and more woodsy. In other words, if somebody from the Pacific Northwest were re-working Fumerie Turque (which seems pretty close to what happened), this is what you'd get. I actually prefer Baque to Fumerie Turque, but since I already own a back-up bottle of FT, it's hard for me to justify a purchase of Baque. It's an exclusive at Indiescents.
Update: I recently went ahead and ordered a bottle of Baque. Just couldn't resist.
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Waaaay back in the early 1980s, I attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Those were the days the tobacco factories were in downtown Durham. Every Fall, they would "brew" the tobacco and the most heavenly scent would cover the city. Although the recipe was highly guarded, I know from someone that worked there that there was chocolate in it as well as spices that I just don't remember. In the crisp autumn air this fragrance spelled Fall for all of us there and we'd sit outside and just inhale deep breathes.
The tobacco companies have all since closed in Durham, and most "old timers" will tell you how much they miss that scent of Fall.
I would love to find a fragrance for my DH that would capture that scent for this coming Fall as he loved it too. It was like a spiced,warm smelling pipe tobacco with a hint of sweetness. Hard for me to describe so many years later. I'll be in Vegas this weekend so I'll have access to lots of niche fragrance houses. Any come to mind that might capture that scent? thanks
The obvious choice is Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille.
No chocolate though.
First one that comes to mind is Histoires De Parfums 1740. you might also want to give a chance to Fumerie Turque.
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Pure havane has that pipe cherry tobacco smell
Killian's Back to Black.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. Look no further.
I would also say TV is the best option but may also want to try Guerlain Vetiver and maybe even Aramis Havana, although these have a lot more going on.
Slumberhouse Baque - Baque is a warm amber tobacco flower perfume containing notes of smokey apricot, cedar, straw, vanilla, tobacco leaf, davana, ambergris tincture and parchment. Elegant, rustic, golden and warm properly sum the four corners of its tobacco and honey heart....Wearing this today actually, absolutely beautiful fragrance and very potent stuff.
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+1 Havana by Aramis
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
CK Obsession Night EdP - more masculine than the male version, and often cited for it's pipe tobacco vibe.
CK One Shock
Might be worth checking out this thread as it may cover a fragrance not mentioned here:
Bogart Pour Homme
Ones you might want to try that have pipe tobacco / sweetness:
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
by Kilian Back to Black
Tom Ford for Men
Amouage Memoir Man
Lutens Chergui has a chocolate note along with tobacco leaf. However, I don't really get much tobacco from this and I'm not sure I'd layer it with anything...it would probably be too strong. I have Slumberhouse Baque on today and it's not really chocolately sweet, it's a honey/hay/tobacco mix...to me it almost smells like cavendish pipe tobacco...only the tobacco is anything but dark it's very light and not overbearing.
Fumerie Turque is where I get my pipe tobacco fix from.
I've always wanted to sample Soivohle Meerschaum absolute - I've heard good things.
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Cheap as chips too - 100ml for less than £10.
Wow, guys!!!!! thank you sooooo much. Now have to see how many of these I can find in Vegas!
Michael Kors for Men
Burberry London for Men
Versace The dreamer(Sweet Powdery Tobacco)
Where do you buy Tabac? Not seeing much availability for La Via del Profumo.
John Varvatos Vintage is a nice tobacco scent with sweet undertones.
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