Tobacco Vanille is another one perfect for cold weather. Like an additional layer of clothing, Tobacco Vanille manages to make me feel warm, cozy, toasty and snug, no matter what temperature. But that is not all, this perfume has additional benefits…
I expected Tobacco Vanille to be a lot less sweet. But sweet it is! I get a strong honey note, an aspect of the tobacco leaf that my skin seems to enhance, and the fruity notes are also quite prominent on me, to the point of reminding me of several Lutens perfumes (Chergui for the tobacco and Feminité du Bois for the fruitiness and even a slight inkling of Miel de Bois in the beginning) or Hermès Ambre Narguilé. The first hour is mostly vanilla-honey dessert for me, not bad, but I prefer the more woody, smokier facet coming later.
The balance of tobacco and vanilla is pretty good, no one is taking precedence, both are there in equal measure, making Tobacco Vanille a true pleasure for lovers of both and possibly winning over skeptics of one or the other.
I think I might love Tobacco Vanille even more if it were a bit less sweet, but when it is cold outside this is no problem. I can’t imagine wearing it in summer though.
In classic Tom Fordian fashion, Tobacco Vanille is strong. It has good projection and it lasts for the duration (that is until you shower it off again). Sometimes I like that in a perfume, this trustworthiness, you know it’ll be there for you whenever you need it throughout the day.
I couldn’t feel more safe.