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Tabac Aurea

Tabac Aurea has an enticing golden amber drydown and a pipe tobacco note that is gentle enough to be enjoyed by women as well as men. It's smooth and softly gourmand, with notes of amber, woods, spices, tobacco, leather, tonka, labdanum, patchouli, and vanilla. The amber accord combines earthy, dry notes with sweet elements and subtle fruity touches to create a beautiful, woodsy, golden aura.

  
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Fragrance Notes: Cedar, sandalwood, tobacco, leather, vetiver, patchouli, clove, labdanum absolute, tonka bean, amber, vanilla, musk.

Release Notes: Released March 26, 2009.

Photo to left shows the 34 ml bottle. To purchase Tabac Aurea, please return to the Fragrance page.

Blog Reviews of Tabac Aurea:
Mark's review on Fragrantica
Brian's review on I Smell Therefore I Am
Abby's review on I Smell Therefore I Am
Nathan's review on Nathan Branch blog
Elisa's review on On The Scent column
Dave's's review on Il Mondo di Odore
Cris' review on Perfume da Rosa Negra's Top 10 list of Tobacco/Smoky Scents
March's review on Perfume Posse
Dee's review on Beauty On The Outside
Ines' review on All I Am a Redhead

Perfumer's Comments: This scent takes a little time to warm up on your skin; it opens with leather and earthy notes but the tobacco gradually blooms over the first 30 minutes and then lasts throughout the drydown. When I first sniffed the rich, sweet scent of blond tobacco absolute years ago, I was very surprised that I loved the smell of it given that I've never smoked or been around pipe tobacco. Blond tabac absolute smells like pipe tobacco but is complex with nuances of hay, moss, and woods. The nicotine is usually removed from tabac absolute during the production process.

Nicotiana tabacum    [photo]


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tabacco plant and flower
   Tobacco absolute is a nicotine-free, thick, strongly scented greenish brown liquid made from the Nicotiana tabacum plant. Perfumers also use many synthetic ingredients with tabac nuances to accent tabac accords, and a few very beautiful but expensive synthetics are available with rich and lasting tabac notes. Tobacco has been a popular note in perfumery and is found in many fragrances.

Tabac Aurea also has soft sueded leather notes, which are commonly teamed with tobacco notes.

Tobacco plants are herbacious perennials with flowers that range from white to pink. Many varieties are grown in cottage garden borders for their richly scented flowers.

  
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tabacco flower by Joachim Mullerchen


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