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SOTD: Musc Ravageur. Grrrrrrrr.
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Originally Posted by Maquis View Post

Today: i Profumi di Firenze - Tabacco

This sounded right up my alley so I looked up the brand. I had never heard of it before. Where can I get samples or otherwise?
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Frapin Speakeasy all day. Back to Black tonight.
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

This sounded right up my alley so I looked up the brand. I had never heard of it before. Where can I get samples or otherwise?
I posted a bunch of links today, but whatever... http://surrendertochance.com/i-profumi-di-firenze-tabacco/
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This sounded right up my alley so I looked up the brand. I had never heard of it before. Where can I get samples or otherwise?

I'm pretty sure you can get a decant from Surrender to Chance, The Perfumed Court or another decant website—

It's really nice, although I don't find it particularly tobacco-ey or spicy. I don't know what it is, but there's a really bright, soapy, pleasantly sharp note that lasts all the way through the dry down. I'd say it was a massive dose of some aldehydes, but I'm not sure that they can last that long...maybe some kind of musk? Anyway, I don't get "lit pipe" at all, but I still think it's really good...

EDIT: Thanks for the link, b1os...
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As far as I understand it, I Profumi di Firenze is all natural, right? That would rule out aldehydes and I believe most tobacco notes in fragrances are synthetical, no? Could be more difficult to reproduce the smell all-natural.
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

As far as I understand it, I Profumi di Firenze is all natural, right? That would rule out aldehydes and I believe most tobacco notes in fragrances are synthetical, no? Could be more difficult to reproduce the smell all-natural.

Interesting, I've never heard that. Are you sure you aren't referring to La Via del Profumo? I think that brand uses all-natural perfumery ingredients...

If Tabacco is all-natural, it would be really interesting to figure out where that sharp crisp note comes from (and how it lasts so long!)—

EDIT: In doing some cursory googling, it does seem that I Profumi di Firenze is all-natural (or at least uses natural ingredients...) I'm really surprised, because this juice seemed synthetic to me (not in a bad way). Does anyone else have any information about this? I'm going to do a little more research when I can to try to figure it out—
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From their website: “I Profumi di Firenze” are the natural choice for those who are looking for the highest quality of the non-synthetic fragrances.
Another Italian all-natural perfume house is Abdes Salaam Attar. They also use natural musk and civet.
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b1os, thank you for the links and sorry to make you repost... since the nature of my question was scent-specific and geared at Maquis, I thought it more correct to ask where he was getting it. I did some preliminary searching and saw it was on Beauty Habit with their 3/$15 thing, and was going to do more searching later. In general I patronize Lucky Scent.

As for I Profumi di Firenze, based on my reading, this all-natural bit may be a little trumped-up. Opinion on the subject seems split. I would wager that part of the brew is natural, but not the whole (or most), unlike Testa Maura or others. Also, the folks on BN seemed rather unanimous in their criticism of this line as rather synthetic/drugstore like.

As for tobacco, the more gentle and refined take in Santa Maria Novella's Toscano is my gold standard. Its musky drydown always leaves me nonplussed, but then I like linearity from start to finish.

For a putatively natural tobacco, there is Alt-Insbruck's 66-60, made of Virginia tobacco extract. I find that to be incredibly 1960s-1980s and Teutonic in style, though (very apothecary), and regret buying the bottle on a lark. It is considered an aftershave (I guess in the vein of Trumper's Limes) and only $33, so all is not lost. The scent is very particular, and I'm getting the impression that posters in this thread like their scents particular, so maybe someone will like it. For reasons I don't understand, I get a weird scent-memory of Melville movies and men in raincoats buying bottles of this stuff on business trips to Berlin.
Edited by sprout2 - 11/28/12 at 10:19pm
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Thomas, HORNS, L'Incandescent, Mr_Incognito, Maquis, thank you all.  Will check out the recommended in person and report back on which ones I got.

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post


And, 10 samples later....

I think I'm up to 25 now.

Damn, nice job.
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

^Don't forget to inquire about the Serge Lutens samples. Also, FM - Musc Ravageur is definitely worth a try. And Eau d'Hadrien by Goutal. Maybe you can ask to add those two, in case the notes sound compelling to you (I guess they do since you seem to sample a broad range of fragrances). Maybe Caron - Yatagan?

Eau d'Hadrien is an EXCELLENT call. My fave is her Nuits d'Hadrien.
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My fave is her Nuits d'Hadrien.

 

Good thing it's already in the list then. bigstar[1].gif

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Today, a cold morning, and I originally wanted to wear Tobacco Vanille but ended up wearing Knize Ten instead.
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SOTD: PdN New York
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