Hey Posse, Tobacco Nuit has been in my collection for a while. After draining a 3ml decant from Surrender To Chance in weeks I bought a pre-loved bottle from a FB Sale Doc. It came around half full maybe, you can see it’s been loved. From the Orient Collection, which were the first releases after L’Oreal acquired the brand in 2016. It consisted of Encens Jinhae, Mimosa Indigo, Philtre Ceylan, Poivre Electrique and Tobacco Nuit. I thought I’d reviewed this here ages ago and was surprised to find it has missed having its moment in the Posse sun (as Patty so beautifully wrote about on her ALoF Freckled and Beautiful post the other week)
Tobacco Nuit by Atelier Cologne 2016
Parfumo gives us these featured accords:
Top: Italian clementine, Russian coriander, Indian cumin
Heart: Egyptian labdanum, Turkish tobacco flower, Uzbek frankincense
Base: Atlas cedar, Brazilian tonka bean, Indonesian patchouli
Tobacco Nuit is a good name, eh? It conjures up stories of grandpa smoking his pipe with a whisky in hand. He’d be sitting by the fire and telling stories of derring do and adventure. You’d have hot chocolate and adoring faces. Life would be a fairy tale. Sadly, it’s not really like that though. Sorry.
What does Tobacco Nuit smell like?
Sweet herbal spiciness opens. A sizzle of spices in the pan. Frankincense is already in noticeable amounts. So is the creamy whirl of lightly animalic labdanum. A perfect autumn/winter fragrance. I am warmed and cozy in Sydney on this very cool spring night. Quietly surprised cinnamon isn’t a featured note however, because my nose picks it up distinctly.
The heart of Tobacco Nuit dries out, becomes smoother and richer. It also cools a bit as the spices burn off. Subsequently the sizzling smokiness becomes unburnt incense, sweet amber and a clean-ish 21st century patchouli. Still cozy. There is tobacco but not the honeyed super sweet animalic creature niche has led us to adore. Here it’s quieter, less showbiz.
I find Tobacco Nuit unisex, leaning traditionally masculine but not ferociously so. Longevity is excellent and it remains softly fragrant for a few hours before dropping off to a whisper.
Does it read like you could wear Tobacco Nuit?