Hi Posse, Red Tobacco is from the French brand Mancera. This crew has had a lot of success with the frag bros so many other perfumistas ignore it. I definitely thin k that’s a mistake, there are some gems hidden in there. They are affiliated with the Montale line but there are so many stories running around about both brands that I just prefer to enjoy the scents and ignore the book. Many of the fragrances are extremely similar too. Mancera comes in glass and Montale comes in metal seems to be the biggest difference. The Mancera line smells just a little bit better produced, ingredients and blending (to my nose which is unreliable at best). That could all be in my head though.
Red Tobacco by Mancera
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Saffron, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Nutmeg, White peach, Green apple, Nepalese oud
Heart: Patchouli, Jasmine
Base: Tobacco, Amber, Gaiac wood, Woody notes, Vetiver, Vanilla, White musk
Thick, rich and chewy upon opening I now add about four spritzes of Red Tobacco at first. Chest x 2, back of neck and one wrist; which I then smoosh together with my other wrist lightly. Oud, patchouli, tobacco and a vanilla rich amber are the key players here. Everything else is support with occasional bits of action.
Done in the very Mancera style Red Tobacco can be overwhelming. So, when the initial fireworks die down after about 30-50 minutes if I’m going out to work and want to smell drops dead gorgeous I’ll repeat my initial spritz routine. This gives the fragrance extra va va voom that has time to burn off a bit as I get to my gig. Sometimes I have to open a car window or I’ll happily suffocate on the fumes. We are talking HUGE!
Red Tobacco has been my frag of choice for a different nights of work over the last few weeks. Never in my life has a fragrance received so many compliments and questions. I would sit down at a table and ask a Trivia question and as soon as I had people would be wanting to know. I love that this is such well priced niche and so it’s accessible when I tell people what it is and approximate costs. Around the same price or even cheaper than any designer offerings at the department store counter.
My bottle was given to me by the Australian Libertine Parfumerie crew a while ago. This season has seen me fall madly in love with it. So glam yet so manly. A perfect scent for me.
Unisex with a lean towards traditionally marketed to men niche. Projection and longevity are immense. For work I would recommend a single chest spritz.
Have you tried Red Tobacco?
I own a bottle of Red Tobacco. I have always been curious about it and then, finally, one day I bit the bullet and bought it blindly. I have never regretted it. It is not as expensive as a lot of niche fragrances, but even if it were, it would be worth it. A little spritz goes a long way and I never wear to my work place, where even the most unobtrusive perfume I have would be be sneered at, but I save it for special times and any time I want to smell wonderful and unique. In my opinion, it is an even better perfume than all the hype about it.
This sounds great on you! I’ve always been confused about the Montale/Mancera thing forever, but I still find a lot of scents in both lines that I really like/love!
Yeah, so many rumours/stories and ad-copy but no people I can feel acquainted with. I’m sure they are there but they don’t seem to want that kind of engagement.
Yeah, there are a bunch of good things in the lines. The sheer enormity of their oeuvre makes it daunting (to say the least). Too many to try and so many just a whisper away from each other.
I own no Montales’s, but eventually want to try Cafe’ Rose, perhaps in the Fall.
I have the smaller sized bottle and love it. A little goes a long way!
YAY Filomena! SNAP!
Yes, true that.
This sounds so good and I bet it smells amazing on you — it sounds like the kind of scent I would compliment on someone as well!
Yeah, it’s funny how some really deep rich scents grab peoples attention in a way that the expensive, super ra sha sha, weird shit never will.
I think I have had a couple of tiny Mancera samples from Luckyscent but not this one. I do love tobacco. If we ever get back to normal travel/shopping I will definitely give it a sniff (what I would give to have somewhere local to sniff!!)
Tell me about it! It’s a 2hr train ride to civilization for moi!
Hey there MMKinPA,
So good to see you.
If tobacco is your friend then I think you’ll love this. I think you’ve got my email? Remind me of your address and I’ll send you a smidge to try.
I have not tried Red Tobacco! The only tobacco scent I’ve been able to truly enjoy is Liz Zorn (Soihvole) Tobacco & Tulle because the signature Zornade base mingles beautifully with the tobacco note. Tobacco is a bit of a rough row to hoe for me, intellectually. Instinct tells me to wait until Autumn but Instinct is often wrong – the notes of T&Tulle really sing in extremely hot weather.
I know I’m going on about a scent NOT Red Tobacco but the point is, I think this could be an intriguing scent to wear in the heat of an Australian Summer! Which is not now. 😉
HA! Yep, it is NOT now. We are having some glorious 25C (77F) winter days though Musette and it’s been beautiful to wear.
Liz Zorn makes spectacular fragrances. I think there might even be a 15ml of T&T around here. I must look it out.