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View Poll Results: Projection, smell, longevity and price is a consideration

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  • Mancera Red Tobacco

    2 8.70%
  • Montale Honey Aoud

    7 30.43%
  • Bochlet Tobacco

    2 8.70%
  • 1821 Sweet Tobacco

    5 21.74%
  • Phaedon Tabac Rouge

    7 30.43%
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    Default Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    I have Antaeus and Coromandel I wear in cold weather, say 50 degrees Farenheit and cooler. I have CdG 2 Man for fall. I'd like something that is different than those three. I perceive Coromandel to be patchouli and Antaeus is a sweet, floral on me.

    I dont particularly want citrus and I dont want leather really and certainly not to be dominant. Loved L'Air du Desert Morocain and loved Feuilles de Tabac but it did not last on me. Loved the coffee note in a cologne I had by MPG. I have felt off and on about Oud, having bought and sold Bond New York Oud. and Royal Oud by Creed (loved Royal Oud's bit of spice but the scent petered out on me after 3 hours or so) I do love MFK Satin Oud but not it’s price. Fell out of love with the pepper and rose combination, of say Eau d'Italie or Le Labo Rose 31.

    Think I like honey/beeswax and cinnamon/spice/nutmeg, but not full on Christmas fruticake or Christmas tree vibe. I have had Imperial Oppoponax. Loved the Absolue pour le Soir but that animal note got to my wife. I do not like a powdery dry down, and in the summer, some scents that leaned that way got sold.

    Would prefer to stay around $100 or so for 3.4 ounces/100 ml. Love one that projects and lasts.

    I am thinking that from the descriptions I have read the Boclet is near the top. I am worried about the wine aspects of the 1821 (someone said piss and someone said Twizzlers). It says it is at Macys but not at any Macys in Memphis. The price of the Phaedon is at the top. The Montale and the 1821 will be about $85 or so for 100ml and Mancera would be about $95 and I think I can find the Boclet for $110 for 100 ml. Phaedon is $160 The Boclet has the highest rating at Fragrantica and then Tabac Rouge and 1821 are tied.
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    Default Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    My vote is for Honey Aoud although also own and like the Mancera, Phaedon and Boclet.
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    Default Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    Another vote here for Honey Aoud. My favorite of this category.

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    Default Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    I voted for Honey Aoud because it delivers what the topic asks for. But if I was to rank the selection given Tabac Rouge > Franck Boclet Tobacco > Montale Honey Aoud > 18.21 Sweet Tobacco. I have not had the pleasure of smelling Mancera Red Tobacco.

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    Default Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    I get no honey at all from Mancera Red Tobacco, it’s very sweet like cherry chapstick (imo) and the dry down takes forever to get to I would not go with this for honey.
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    Default Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    I realize the Mancera has no honey. Price alone will not be the determining factor. I still have to love the smell above all. But if all things were equal or similar, then the price would determine. Such as I’ve read that the Boclet and Tabac Rouge are very very similar, then I might go with the cheaper Boclet

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    I voted for Red Tobacco (and not just cause I happen to be wearing it today! lol) because you asked for this
    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    Love one that projects and lasts.
    This stuff is beyond nuclear, by far the most potent juice I have ever put my nose on.

    Its a deep, rich cigar tobacco with vanilla and oud, some spices, and some apple and pear giving it a little sweetness to balance it out. Lasts FOREVER and projection is almost too much. I have not smelled Honey Aoud to compare that one, but I enjoy RT more (much more) than Boclet Tobacco (too sweet for my liking and much MUCH weaker) and 1821 (same). Tabac Rouge would be my second choice on your list - but I think you should put one more on there that you don't have: by Kilian Back to Black; a beautiful honeyed cherry tobacco with some raspberry and vanilla. Very good projection and lasting power. Also very expensive but there are people decanting it.

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    Default Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    Honey Oud from the list. However Tabac Rouge is the better choice for best overall scent.
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    Default Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    then I might go with the cheaper Boclet
    which I have a feeling you would like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    I realize the Mancera has no honey. Price alone will not be the determining factor. I still have to love the smell above all. But if all things were equal or similar, then the price would determine. Such as Iíve read that the Boclet and Tabac Rouge are very very similar, then I might go with the cheaper Boclet
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    Default Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    Honey Aoud and then the 1821 Man Made Tobacco so far are number 1 and 2. I would think that the Tabac Rouge would have been number 1 but for my hesitancy to spend $160 for it (thinking I could get two scents on my list for around that price).

    The Mancera Red Tobacco - plum, don't know about that and I read it is a love-it or hate-it scent. It would project and last from what I have read

    Honey Aoud - the oud note and it is said to be syrupy sweet.

    Boclet Tobacco - freshest tobacco (a good thing) and a lot, I mean a lot, like Tabac Rouge at about half the price

    1821 Tobacco- hesitancy is that someone said Twizzlers and piss. Perfomance is above average on skin?

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    Default Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    What about Tea for Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur?
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    Default Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    I haven't heard of any of these honey fragrances you mention.

    I was going to suggest perhaps Krizia Moods Uomo or a vintage bottle of Givenchy Gentleman. Both classics, and quite plentiful concerning the lifeblood of bees.

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