Cigar Commander has to be the most macho name for a fragrance, ever. I wish my nickname was Cigar Commander. No one would screw with me with a name like that.
The name suits this fragrance
perfectly, because this is ultra-manly stuff and it really does smell like cigars. Many of you are familiar
with Remy Latour's original Cigar, which in itself is a great cigar/tobacco
fragrance. Cigar Commander smells
similar to Cigar, only Commander is a little bit less woody, a tad less brash,
and contains some green notes. Cigar
smells like cigars in a cedar box. Cigar
Commander smells like a tobacco leaf wrapper on a cigar. It also smells similar to Burberry London,
only with a much stronger and more realistic tobacco smell than Burberry
I don't know if Cigar
Commander contains any actual tobacco essential oil, but I wouldn't be
surprised if it does. This fragrance has
one of the most realistic tobacco scents I've ever smelled, surpassed only by
Acqua di Cuba and Tabacco by Odori (see my reviews of both in this blog). Like I said earlier, it best replicates the
smell of a tobacco leaf wrapper on a cigar - rich, peppery and aromatic, just
like a cigar wrapper. If you've ever put your nose up to an expensive unlit cigar, you'll recognize the smell, even though all cigars smell somewhat different. There's a slight
greenness to the scent, which makes the smell of tobacco leaf even more
realistic. The amber and patchouli in
Cigar Commander are only there to balance out the dominating tobacco note, give
it a little sweetness, and to make it over-the-top aromatic. This is a very spicy tobacco scent.
Cigar Commander is for those
of you who want to smell like a portable tobacconist shop. This is for tobacco fragrance junkies, not
those looking for a fragrance that merely contains little hints of
tobacco. Spray this on liberally,
because it doesn't have powerhouse projection, but its staying power is
excellent at about ten hours.
This is one of my favorite
tobacco fragrances, and its resemblance to the smell of tobacco is
uncanny. Cigar smokers will especially
appreciate this macho scent.
Fragrance House: Remy Latour