Collection: Tobacco

Tobacco fragrances, introduced by Caron's Tabac Blond in 1919, celebrate a century of intriguing scents that can be smoky, honeyed, green, or damp. These perfumes are aromatic and still mildly controversial, having inspired a slew of tobacco-based scents in the 1920s and 30s. Tobacco fragrances experienced a resurgence in the 21st century, now carrying nostalgic and rebellious undertones due to the modern taboo on smoking. Perfumers often use vanilla, hay, clove, leather, and patchouli to evoke the tobacco mood. These scents, which can range from the green, honeyed tang of raw tobacco to the ash-dusted flowers of Jasmin et Cigarette, are gender-neutral and evoke vintage glamour and luxury. Tobacco fragrances are elegant, sensual, and deserve a place in every perfume connoisseur's collection.