Monday, March 4, 2013
Like most so-called tobacco fragrances, this one does not smell like tobacco. It's not even close. However, that's not to say it isn't any good. In fact, this is a great scent.
From beginning to end, Tobacco 1800 smells almost exactly like the drydown of Kouros. I would even go so far as to call this a Kouros knockoff, only a lot lighter than it. The unmistakable accord of musk, honey, civet, incense, moss and patchouli that you get in the tail end of Kouros is exactly what Tobacco 1800 delivers, and it delivers it admirably, as the scent stays rock solid and never goes to mush. I only expect Kouros fans to want to try this scent, so there's no need for me to reiterate how awesome the Kouros drydown smells.
Granted, Kouros is a superpowerful fragrance, and when I wear it, I want the whole neighborhood to smell it. Even though Tobacco 1800 lacks the strength of Kouros, I do have a use for this cologne. Because it doesn't have brutal sillage, it's perfect to splash on after a shower or bath at night, when I'm just relaxing at home, ready to go to bed. Sometimes I want to smell Kouros at night but don't want to wear something so powerful at the end of the day; I don't want to taste my cologne when I wake up in the morning. Tobacco 1800 is perfect for those times.
For a "cologne water", this has surprising strength. Though it doesn't have powerhouse projection, it's not quite what I'd call a skin scent either. Staying power is also good for a cologne water, lasting about five hours on my skin, perfect for wearing at the end of a long day. Great fragrance here.
MY RATING: 8.5/10
Fragrance House: Crusellas