In both history and perfumery, tobacco carries with it a beguiling duality. On one hand, it’s an ancient form of commune with the spirits- rich, smoky, earthy, and deeply ethereal. On the other, it’s a sweet, sexy, spicy example of modern sophistication and worldly vice. Luckily, Bortnikoff fragrances have always celebrated the totality of the exquisite nature materials they use, and so we’re delighted to present Tabac Dore, a robust and regal tobacco scent that both commands attention with its power and presence, but also soothes the soul with its depth and beauty.
Tabac Dore opens with a sparkle of pink pepper and cinnamon atop an already rich depth of green, creamy fig- not the rich, syrupy dried fruit we’ve experienced in other Bortnikoff scents like Sayat Nova, but something fresher and more naturalistic. The tobacco is immediately present, dry, spicy, fresh, and diffuse like the experience of entering a walk-in humidor. As the rich, warm resins intensify, the tobacco shifts with them, now featuring darker, smokier tones. Exceptional wild oud from Thailand and Vietnam adds an aged leather sensuality that blends luxuriously with a rich balsamic base, bringing the tobacco note all the way to the finish in a warm, wood-infused drydown that lingers for untold hours. Bortnikoff and tobacco was always a combination destined for greatness, and Tabac Dore fulfills that promise with majestic aplomb.