Wildflower Library: Tobacco Perfume

HiWildflower_WildflowerLibrary.001 Tobacco perfumes have an alluring androgyny to them. I wear them because I like scents that veer more toward wood/leather/masculine rather than flower/citrus/feminine—especially as I’m heading into the fall and want something more heady and bold to match the change in palette and clothing. As perfume can get pretty expensive, there are some different options—to the ultra-exclusive Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille, to Demeter’s Whiskey Tobacco, which you can get at Duane Reade.

[easyazon_link asin="B000U6IZCO" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"]TOM FORD Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum 50 ML(1.7 OZ)[/easyazon_link][easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="left" asin="B000U6IZCO" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31o67En1XPL._SL160_.jpg" tag="hiwild-20" width="120"]TOM FORD Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum 50 ML(1.7 OZ)[/easyazon_image]Tobacco Vanille’s top notes are of tobacco leaf and warm spices. The heart notes reveal creamy tonka bean, tobacco flower, vanilla and cocoa, and the base that you’re left with is a woodsy, balsam sap/dry fruit accord.

[easyazon_link asin="B002U2W9DC" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"]Margot Elena Tokyo Milk Poe's Tobacco, 6 Ounce[/easyazon_link][easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="left" asin="B002U2W9DC" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/218UKJl6KuL._SL160_.jpg" tag="hiwild-20" width="143"]Margot Elena Tokyo Milk Poe's Tobacco, 6 Ounce[/easyazon_image]Tokyo Milk, Poe’s Tobacco, No. 1 Parfum, $30 The scent is nostalgic and very autumnal: Tobac, Tea Leaves, Amberwood & Autumn Apple

[easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="left" asin="B002ZOFTHI" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21ubltZY3YL._SL160_.jpg" tag="hiwild-20" width="143"]Ineke, Field Notes from Paris[/easyazon_image] [easyazon_link asin="B002ZOFTHI" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"]Ineke Field Notes from Paris - Eau de Parfum[/easyazon_link] This San Francisco based perfumer Top notes are neroli (orange flower), bergamot and coriander seed, which then opens into the woodsy/grass of tobacco flower + leaf, cedar and patchouli. The scent lingers as leather, tonka bean, vanilla and beeswax in the base notes.

CB I Hate Perfume, Smoky Tobacco, Water Perfume, $65, There’s a sweet maple scent at first, then it broadens into a dark cherry and tobacco. The water perfume lasts for a few hours, but I love reapplying this in a ritualistic sort of way.

[easyazon_image add_to_cart="default" align="left" asin="B000BPQ3KK" cloaking="default" height="160" localization="default" locale="US" nofollow="default" new_window="default" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21ToC4V8dTL._SL160_.jpg" tag="hiwild-20" width="160"]Demeter Fragrance Library - Whiskey Tobacco Cologne Spray 1oz[/easyazon_image][easyazon_link asin="B000BPQ3KK" locale="US" new_window="default" tag="hiwild-20" add_to_cart="default" cloaking="default" localization="default" nofollow="default" popups="default"]Demeter Fragrance Library - Whiskey Tobacco Cologne Spray 1oz[/easyazon_link] Basically, this will remind you of a whiskey drinking, tattooed, bearded man who rolls a lot of American Spirit tobacco cigarettes.

6. Diptyque, Volutes, Eau de Parfum, 1.7 oz, $88. I really can’t do any better than the actual description from Diptiyque:

"The voyage of your dreams, on board a liner from Marseille to Saigon. A long haul crossing, stopping off at a number of places with magical names, all redolent of adventure and spice. The charm of life on board ship, where time does not exist. The labyrinth of polished passageways and the panelled walls of the lounges, the enigmatic elegant women leaning on the rail on top deck, indulging in the pleasure of Khedive cigarettes." A smell forever imprinted on the memory: Volutes

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