A gentlemanly blend of sweet pipe tobacco, golden honey and black tea.
Notes that I like in perfume: tobacco, honey, tea. Percent chance that I will love a scent containing only those notes: 98% if not higher. So you'd think that I would've just splashed out for a large bottle of this without even trying it first, but NO. I was trying to be good! And I've had mixed luck with Firebird/Flourish. So a sample it was. Let's see how that worked out. Spoilers: REALLY WELL.
In the imp, Tobacco Honey smells very sweet and golden. There's a slight woody/smokiness to it that really communicates the tobacco scent well. On skin it's the mostly same, though I can smell the tea a bit more. It's sweet but not dessert-sweet, more like golden, oozing honey, and the tobacco note comes through in the most appealing way. Some tobacco scents smell way too much like cherry for my taste, but this smells just like the pipe tobacco my dad used to smoke, sweet and damp and woody and slightly smoky. It doesn't turn acrid on me at all. It's really wonderful and brings up a lot of pleasantly nostalgic scent memories for me. I want to wrap myself up in a blanket that smells like this forever.
Would I buy it again? Yes, definitely. I grew up with the scents of my dad smoking a pipe and drinking steamy Earl Grey tea, so this scent hits a lot of warm, fuzzy memory buttons for me. I love it and will be picking up a full bottle ASAP.
Available from: Firebird Bath & Body