Main accords : Warm spicy, tobacco, woody, whiskey, oud, sweet, amber, balsamic, patchouli, vanilla
Tobacco Oud opens with a rich, boozy, sweet, complex, sweet, resinous woody accord that’s extremely base heavy. The opening feels dense, bold, mysterious, and unmistakably Tom Ford. You can already tell that it’s gonna be long lasting because even the sweeter/boozy top notes can’t hide the powerful elements underneath – moist & rich tobacco, some spices and a good dose of oud blended in really well. This sweet accord in the beginning, gives off dried fruits vibes and combined with the whisky note will remind you of plum wine a bit. This balances out the darker notes really well and makes the scent more approachable. As it develops, Tobacco oud becomes woodier, and slightly funkier. It now has a more mature feel. It smells like an old church.
The more it dries down the more apparent the oud becomes, and the more musky it gets. As the initial sweetness and booziness fade there is nothing to hide the true nature of the oud. This lingers around for a good 12 hours which is really good performance but the projection does die down significantly. Overall, this is definitely an acquired taste because it is somewhat challenging and unique. Definitely do not blind buy this. It is more on the mature, dark, and serious side but it does have this elegance that makes it surprisingly wearable. If you are fan of tobacco scents definitely give this a try, one of the more creative take on the note for sure.
Natural alternative , cruelty free & vegan equivalent perfume inspired by Tom Ford Tobacco Oud.