No blog about men’s colognes is complete without a review of Cigar. This is just one of the coolest fragrances ever. Look at the packaging and the bottle – how awesome is that? The scent is just as awesome.
Tobacco is such a great perfume accord. In women’s perfumes it smells sexy and ultra-feminine, and in men’s fragrances, its smells totally virile. Not surprisingly, Cigar smells ultra-manly.
Its depiction of tobacco is very realistic. Cigar makes careful use of patchouli, cedar, pepper, leather and amber to create something that smells almost exactly like a wooden humidor full of fine quality cigars. This isn’t some cardboard box of White Owls – we’re talking about a nice cedar humidor full of Partagas and Davidoffs. Cigar even captures, somehow, the slight dampness of the inside of a humidor. I don’t know how they do it, but Cigar manages to have a subtly moist aroma, essential in any good tobacco fragrance.
If you already own Remy Latour’s Cigar Commander, I can tell you that the scents are similar – they both depict tobacco realistically – but they’re different enough to warrant owning both, that is, if you love tobacco fragrances. Whereas Cigar is woody and spicy, Commander is greener and a little more herbal. I own and wear both.
It’s not a powerhouse, but Cigar is both long lasting and projects well. It manages to smell both aromatic and smooth, which I don’t get in a lot of perfumes. It has an addictive scent, one that I can’t get enough of. I need to wear Cigar more often than I do.
MY RATING: 8.5/10