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Tabac Vert (2018)
by Rogue Perfumery

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Tabac Vert information

Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 35 votes)

People and companies

HouseRogue Perfumery
PerfumerManuel Cross

About Tabac Vert

Tabac Vert is a shared / unisex perfume by Rogue Perfumery. The scent was launched in 2018 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Manuel Cross

Reviews of Tabac Vert

Tabac Vert represents my first approach with the fragrance american brand Rogue Perfumery, a non-IFRA restrictions natural perfume-factory founded by the passionate perfumista Manuel Cross, a creator introducing on the market particularly intense creations rich of natural essential oils. It seems all the Rogue-perfumes are the result of years of olfactory experiments, researching and studying about perfumery principles, history of european perfumery and aroma chemicals. Tabac Vert comes to life while attempting to rework some classic powerhouse's formula, combining the former with the bone-dry woody chypre notes operating in scents as Bogart One Man Show and Krizia Uomo (in order to perform a modern tobacco-oriented woody/aromatic chypre fragrance). This is indeed a modern "old school style green-woody chypre" projecting an olfactory atmosphere of massive fornitures, luxurious tapestries, austere wooden libraries, leather-sofá, fine cigars, bar corners and pure malt liquors. I detect immediately a sort of medicinal naphtalenic/aldehydic/hesperidic green musky presence on skin (a la Areej Le Dore Siberian Musk), something kind of rubbery (boot-polish like), waxy, honeyed and mouldy (with a vague mushroom-like humid atmosphere) with hints of rosey soapiness (I detect hints of leafy carnation as well). A super vintage initial aromatic (vaguely coniferous) accord, initially dense but turning gradually out drier and drier (spicier and earthier). This weird opening atmosphere is kind of "apothecarian" and slightly art nouveau. Along the way tobacco emerges with a well rounded floral aromatic soapiness preceded by a tad of vague immortelle-like faint burnt undertone and laced by a sort of floral creamy woodiness. The piquancy gradually fills the general mossy/rubbery "ambience". Dry down is drier, earthier, woodier and spicier (kind of vaguely rooty/dusty and misty), something effectively conjuring a sort of ideal blend of Guerlain Derby and vintage Tabarome (I even detect vague similarities with the classic Knize Ten). This final outcome is quite gentlemanly and classic, a drier floral evolution of a complex mossy/rubbery blend. Recommended for the lovers of these old school woody chyprè with a mossy aromatic soul.
31st July, 2020 (last edited: 01st August, 2020)
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Tabac Vert opens with a tinge of green oakmoss and sharp bergamot-laced relatively dry tobacco leaf before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the dry tobacco leaf remains, though gradually becomes obscured by a focal soapy leather accord with supporting floral carnation, and sandalwood and cedar rising from the base. During the late dry-down the tobacco completely vacates, as the soapy leather accord enhanced by supporting sandalwood and cedar remains, now thickened by what resembles slightly sharp, woody vetiver through the finish. Projection is above average and longevity excellent at over 12 hours on skin.

The name Tabac Vert is a bit of a misnomer for this perfume, as while there is some green early and there is also some tobacco neither really is the focus, at least not to the nose of this writer. At its core, Tabac Vert is a soapy leather focused composition, with the soapy leather not that unlike leather being scrubbed in saddle soap. The late dry-down may not actually have vetiver in it, but it sure smells like it does, and is not so unlike the vetiver infused leather of Private Label from Jovoy, though nowhere near as impressive. For me, this one is well-made but a bit of a shoulder shrug, and in the bottom third of the 11 perfumes I have sniffed from the house to date. The bottom line is the $125 per 60 ml bottle Tabac Vert is pleasant smelling, but the "good" 3 stars out of 5 rated composition is not impressive enough to warrant anything greater than a neutral recommendation to all.
13th June, 2020
An enjoyable tobacco scent on the surface of things. One would expect a fresh, perhaps sharp tobacco, going by the name. In fact, although I am one of the reviewers who *does* detect tobacco, I would have this down as more of a light leather. It's rather similar to my favourite Spanish Leather (the Trumper one); TV is rather stronger in the drydown with prominent cedar, pepper, and moss, whereas Spanish Leather doesn't include leather but is meant to replicate the leather perfuming concoctions used for curing and maintaining that material in days gone by. Equipage might be another good comparison.

TV to my nose is rather similar in theme - florals buttressed by some strong, very masculine ingredients. In no way is this a very pungent leather, but it marks its turf in a way that the cologne-strength Spanish Leather does not. Personally, I am a sucker for this kind of thing, although I know many are not. If I hadn't just obtained a new bottle of SL, would this be a contender? Maybe, as it's not taken long to grow on me. But as I write there is a virtue to buying local; also TV is pretty much twice the price of SL. Oh, and Manuel Cross has temporarily ceased overseas orders! Hope that's back soon. In any event, it didn't take much to sell me on this. Added to the wish list.
12th May, 2020
It's like walking into a head shop, slash, tobacconist in the late 70's. I'm thinking of a particular establishment I once frequented long ago. All kinds of lovely odors mingling together. It was a place that didn't prescribe to constant, cheap incense sticks lit up for demonstration.
Deep, rich, heady, natural, earth and forest and manly aromas. Every note here is melded. Yet another fragrance I would love on my man, while snuggling his neck. I enjoy wearing it, as well!
The tobacco has a somewhat vague, herbal quality. Wintery, autumnal, woodsy-cabin-in-the-mountain feel. Light smoke. Freshly, ground pepper.
After time it has a faint reminder of hot, summer days spent at the drag races, in a strange way. The smell of a funny car or rail's tires, as they burned the outer layer of rubber down, spinning them, to gain more traction before taking off down the quarter mile track. A combo of hot rubber, heat, fuel, and asphalt. I know this seems strange but, this phase of this fragrance gives me these memories. It's all good!
Later, darkish, non-honeyed amber tones, cedar in a smoked mode, and exotic sandalwood round this up - last and last. A mighty thumbs up.
26th August, 2019
This has a very "vintage masculine" & slightly "turned" feel. The opening is dominated by bergamot, followed by pepper & cedar, laid over a syrupy amber & giving rise to an immortelle-like note, although it isn't listed. Something petrochemical swiftly emerges, a little like turpentine. One hour in, all of these notes have faded, & a pronounced mossy note emerges, along with labdanum or ambergris. It all turns powdery at this point, & after two hours settles very close to the skin. I get just a trace of soapy sandalwood eight hours in as the fragrance fades out, but strangely, no tobacco at any point!
This has been compared to Creed's Vintage Tabarome, but although the two share some aspects, they don't smell all that similar to me. Thought of in terms of colour, this one is a yellowy green, whereas VT is more of a golden brown. What they do have in common, however, is a total absence of tobacco, at least on my skin. My preferred choice between the two would be VT, as the feel of this one is rather sombre, & it's definitely not my style.
19th June, 2019
Very nice old school fragrance. Tobacco leaves, pepper and sandalwood are the order of the day. Not properly my style much still very nice.
18th June, 2019

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