TABAC by La Via del Profumo: Review

Hello Stinkophiles,

Photo of Faun by Forest Rogers

I have been wearing sporadically a group of samples bought from the La Via del Profumo range of Scents Of The Soul. When you buy a set of 6 generous, and beautifully mini bottled, 5ml samples you get a special wooden coffret to house them. This simple wooden box sits on my desk at all times and sometimes I open it up just to sniff the air inside, redolent with the magic in the tiny bottles.


Photo stolen Profumo

Today instead of just opening the box though I decided to lavishly spread Tabac upon my skin. It opens up deliciously vanilla and murky green tobacco on my skin, deep and humus rich earthy, maybe the cistus (rock rose) flies above but to me there is a fruity/jammy quality to the higher notes so you have a 2 speed fragrance. The depth and steady boom of the vanilla/tonka/smoking tobacco are played against this light flower/green tobacco/hay/fruity accord, there may even be a boozy side story here just on the edge of smelling. It is quite a ride, you can almost feel the sun on the cut grass, warming and drying it. This is a perfume, hefty, tasty, lusty and delicious; not for the faint hearted or affeared of fragrance. There is no hint of light aquatic, fruity nothing here. As it begins to lose its potency and aims towards dry down Tabac becomes sweeter before it goes dark, like the vanilla has come back to round the whole story out. Scent, longevity and sillage; Tabac by La Via del Profumo seems to have it all for me. When I finish this nearly empty sample it will be FB time.


Photo Stolen Profumo

From the LaViaDelProfumo site

The absolute of tobacco is the theme of this perfume. In the composition the overwhelming aroma of the tobacco is moderated with the spicy and resinous essences traditionally used to scent pipe tobacco…. Vanilla, cistus, tonka etc.
However, it’s interest and success lies in in its effect on the psyche and the vital energy. In perfume therapy, the scent of tobacco absolute confers warmth and well being and strength without overpowering. In effect, tobacco absolute should be taken into consideration for persons who have misused their own forces to the point where they are enervated and depleted of physical and psychic energy.

Please go and visit LaViaDelProfumo where you can find 100% natural perfumes created by extraordinary perfumer Abdes Salam Attar. The sample program is great, I love to try everything so it suits me perfectly. Just so you know, in my coffret I purchased Tabac, Hindu Kush, Sharif, Mecca Balsam, Tartar Leather and African Night, and as a bonus getting a small vial of Oud Caravan No. 3.

Thanks for dropping by, are there any tobacco perfumes that I should smell or that you love? Please leave us a comment so I can go look,
I hope your day is lovely.
If it’s not, things will and do get better, promise,

Portia xx

Portia xx

16 comments on “TABAC by La Via del Profumo: Review

  1. Natalie says:

    I remember reading about this line a few times in the past and being interested (I think Suzanne of Perfume Journal has written about it), and your description of this one is gorgeous (as is that image). I’m going to bookmark that sample page for when my sample-buying ban is lifted.

  2. Natalie says:

    Oh, and tobacco perfumes. A bit of a different take on tobacco, but one that I adore, is Opus Oils Tramp – lemon, vanilla, blond tobacco, yum.

  3. Tarleisio says:

    Another one, another three-ring tobacco circus-in-a-bottle, has to be my personal favorite, and that is Caron’s Tabac Blond. (try the extrait, if you can). It is smoky and dangerous, sexy and seductive, with a certain vintage vibe not many perfumes have any longer. Very smooth, not very sweet, and alluring as sin! 🙂

  4. jicky1889 says:

    Hilde Soliani’s Bel Antonio is fabulous. Dark coffee and cigar. Great scent to get you through an Australian winter night!

  5. jicky1889 says:

    and of course the sexy tom ford’s havana vanille!

  6. laniersmith says:

    Oh Brother I gotta stop reading your reviews… I am gonna max out my credit cards. Again a wonderful fun read. Thanks for taking me for an exotic smokey ride on this one Portia.
    LANIER

    • HAH! Be carefull! Only spend what you can afford. Make a monthly budget and stick to it LIKE GLUE. It doesn’t matter how much it is. $50 or $5000. Most of these perfumes will be hereon a month you can afford them,
      Thanks for the compliment though.
      Portia xx

      • laniersmith says:

        Oh dont worry I have a budget that I stick to for regular fragances. and a special fund that I put into each week for a new Les Exclusifs de Chanel.

  7. […] I know I’m quoting a lot of people but I want to give you the fullest picture possible, which is why I have to toss in perhaps one of the most visually descriptive takes on Tabac. It comes from Portia of Australian Perfume Junkies, who has a terrific photo to convey what she experienced: […]

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