I haven't smelled anything quite like it.
I haven't smelled anything quite like it.
Current Top Ten:
1) Polo Crest
2) Chypre Palatin
3) 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
4) One Man Show Gold Edition
5) Kouros (Vintage)
7) Tobacco Vanille
8) Interlude Man
9) More than Words
10) Ungaro II (Vintage)
Not really. Pretty unique IMO.
Sorry, i am not aware of anything similar
In agreement with everyone above. It is kind of unique.
Costamor Tabacca is 90-95% similar. I own both and regret buying the black to black since they are so similar
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Chergui by Serge Lutens.
1 Million and no I'm not joking
Absolue pour le Soir and Leather Oud are very similar, both better.
Some call it unique, I say overrated.
We want a niche forum.
None of the above mentioned are similar to B2B IMHO - own chergui, 1 million, costamor tabacco - I don't get the 90-95 percent similarly as a BN mentioned...
Is B2B over rated? IMO, no. But I will buy only their refill bottles, I don't care for the fancy packaging and the added price, so for the price I paid, it's a grt investment to me...
The closest I've seen is Tokyo Milk's "Honey and the Moon," but even then, it's not that close (and much lower quality). I align it within a similar headspace as Tobacco Vanille in that they both seem to have similar aesthetics in mind. However, I don't think they smell that close at all as whereas I love B2B's richness, I absolutely despise everything about TV.
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Based solely on the sniff I gave it today I found Annick Goutal's Sables to be kind fo similar. Both strike me as primarily Honey scents.
Current Top 10:
1. Leather Oud- Dior
2. Black Aoud- Montale
3. M7 Oud Absolu- YSL (I really REALLY like oud)
4. Green Irish Tweed- Creed
5. Cuir de Russie- Chanel
6. Straight to Heaven- By Kilian
7. Aventus- Creed
8. Pure Havane- Theirry Mugler
9. Shalimar EdP- Guerlain
10.Body Kouros- YSL
Try Herod by Parfums de Marly. Similar style with the tobacco but the sweet, dark fruity note is not as dominant as it is in Back to Black.
Tobqcco vanille and amouage jubilation mixed together
I haven't tried Costamor Tabacca but the rest are not even close imo.
Brecourt Haram (Farah) shares a similar vibe, and it is more potent...
I had to come back to this.
On my skin Back To Black and Chergui perform both a strong tobacco and honey note that last for ever and projects very well. B2B is more complex where Chergui is quite lineair to me.
It's not about who's wrong or right to me but as I find this so obvious I thought I'd share this.
Chergui is not at all similar to Back to Black.
I do get a similar honey accord from the dry down of Montale's Wood and Spices.
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There's a similar honey/tobacco in Pure Havane, but B2B is darker and more fruity overall.
My question is: is there something like B2B but more overtly masculine? Ideally, I'd like something just like B2B but with a bit more tobacco, incense or dark woods (maybe some peppery guaiac).
A*men pure Havane has a very similar vibe, but they're take different approaches to tobacco and honey. To me, B2B smells more expensive, more put together and more complex, with Havane being sweeter in a more synthetic way (to me, at least). Still, Havane is pretty damn good as well, but B2B is the goddamn KING when it comes to that honey tobacco.
I have yet to come across anything that could serve as a Back to Black substitute. Nice scent, even though it is not an end all be all scent to me. Perhaps I should revisit this one, as I haven't smelled it for a more than a year, it might change my view on it.
Just buy a refill bottle. It's only $130.
Tobacco Vanille -- minus the honey.
Another one worth sniffing is SoOud's Asmar. It's a different honey vibe, and more woody overall, with a much stronger tobacco note. It also has more amber present, but it is still in the same general ball park, and is a damn good gourmand/oriental.
bergamot, white honey, roasted coffee, amber cigar, grape marc, amber, tobacco leaf, suede, musk & vanilla
asmar is $225 for 60ml refill is $130 for 50ml
The first time I smelled Emeraude by Coty (the feminine) I thought of B2B.
I dislike both.
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