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Tobacco Oud (2013)
by Tom Ford


Tobacco Oud information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 203 votes)

People and companies

HouseTom Ford
PerfumerOlivier Gillotin
Creative DirectorTom Ford
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Tobacco Oud

Tobacco Oud is a shared / unisex perfume by Tom Ford. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Gillotin

Reviews of Tobacco Oud

Full-spectrum tobacco, now with extra amber calories. No one could accuse Tobacco Oud of being skimpy, even if the oud is missing in action. This is a rich tobacco smelling of opening long closed wooden wardrobes and of bone-dry leaves, before a peaty moistness creeps in. Sweetish, yet with an almost umami meatiness to it. It’s backed by a nice raw, stripped wood accent (cedar). Impressive for a short while, I find the lack of any deviation from the gents’ club vision of tobacco from which this thing seems to have sprung wears me down.
18th September, 2020
A slightly sweet spicy/ashy boozy tobacco

A Fantastic boozy slightly sweet whiskey, spice (cinnamon), ashy tobacco (including unlit cigars) with some benzoin and amber in the drydown. Excellent performance.

Overall score: 9.2/10
09th July, 2020
I tried this a few times before submitting my review.
First off, in what I think is typical Tom Ford fragrance, is the hit of the initial spray. It’s strong and sweet.
Definitely a tang of tobacco leaf and a hint of spice with cedar in the background. The performance is top notch. Projection is just right and, boy, does it last. I can spray this on in early evening and it’s still there in the morning, albeit with that ‘clean shirt’ smell.
It’s on my wrist as I write and I cannot resist frequent sniffs. Perfect.
The irony is that a TF Oud does not match up to this one and I’m at a loss as to why.

Day 3 of wearing this fragrance and it’s getting to the point of addiction. I give it a small spray on my wrist just to be able to smell it. TBH I can’t understand why anyone would buy Creed Aventus over this.

If I have one criticism is that you have to be careful not to over do the application. A couple of sprays is enough. Any more and it’s too heavy a projection and it’s then also too much sillage.
30th April, 2020 (last edited: 04th May, 2020)
The best description here from Mistertaz albeit making this sound more interesting than it actually is, is :" a dry smoky spiced amber" and that it's fairly linear. In reality it is subtle if not insipid and unidimensional.
This is supposed to be Tobacco Oud. Do we have tobacco or oud here? No. Is the joke on us after the invoice? Yes.
I have since obtained another decant from a reputable source.
It smells completely different and I get mild tobacco and oud but nothing special or particularly interesting but its not amber.
The ebay seller for my first decant is: bedavi-416 you have been warned.

Fragrance: 6.75/10
Projection: 7.5/10
Longevity: 7.5/10
14th April, 2020 (last edited: 20th April, 2020)
To me, this is a wetter, boozier version of Tauer's l'air du desert marocain. Lots of amber, smokey spices, boozy richness and of course, tobacco. The opening has some punch but settles down in time, maybe an hour or two.

Feels best in cool weather due to its heavy nature. Casual or formal can both work here.

If you use 3-4 sprays, the performance is just good, with solid projection and longevity in the 8-9 hour range. If you overspray, it can get out of hand and blanket a room.
26th February, 2020
Tobacco Oud is a bourbon sweet tobacco. Often when tobacco is a note in a fragrance it smells nothing like it, this does. It is a pipe tobacco. Broad strokes, it just smells like a dude smoking a pipe. Up close, and broken down: its got a boozy bourbon accord. Some say whiskey, but I don't see this as a dry bitter, it is sweetened like a bourbon. The oud here is just a background shrill pierce that raises the octave by about half a notch. The longevity is good, and projection is large. There are no performance issues here, unless too big is a problem. This is not a subtle fragrance. I don't know if it is because the stated notes are so huge and overshadowing, but I don't find sense many of the parts in the pyramid at all. This seems somewhat uncomplicated. It is a really good smelling tobacco, it feels well done. I could overthink this and try comparing it to other things and price levels and all that. Long story short I think it is a good smelling fragrance and performs well. Thumbs up.
03rd November, 2019

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