Etat Libre d’Orange Jasmin et Cigarette, 2006

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Perfumer Antoine Maisondieu

Tobacco is effectively a woody scent, at least in terms of perfume taxonomy. So Jasmin et Cigarette is a spin on the woody floral. Granted, tobacco leaf is one of the less common perfume notes, but the pairing of woods and florals is nothing new and Jasmin et Cigarette has the best of both worlds. It is modern in that it is a fresh pairing of notes, but it has that comfortably dowdy feel that I equate with woody florals.

Jasmin et Cigarette’s tobacco leaf note has the hay-like quality of coumarin and the droning but muted cedar I associate with woody ambers. But the low-grade hum is satisfying when paired with the jasmine. It smells like the fresh, moist blonde tobacco I used to smoke.

Thanks, Etat Libre. Now I want to take up smoking again.


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