The Surprising Scent We Can't Stop Thinking About
Tobacco and leather may not sound like delicious scents, but together, they create warm, sensual, gender-neutral, and highly addictive fragrances. How? The right additions—Tom Ford blended decadent vanilla into his tobacco fragrance, while bourbon and cognac give Patch NYC’s Pipe candle a smooth aroma—make all the difference. Our favourite candles, eau de parfums, and cleansers, above.
Patch NYC’s Pipe Candle ($37) is a mellow, sweet, and slightly musty mixture of vanilla, bourbon, cognac, tobacco, and patchouli.
If you love the warmth of amber, try Molton Brown London’s Firefly Embers Medio Candela ($49), it blends the scent with tobacco, wood, and birch.
Make any room in your home smell like it’s housing a well-worn leather couch with Restoration Hardware’s Italian Leather Room Spray ($35): it has notes of suede, antique leather, and tobacco leaf.
The mixture of almond, tobacco, gingerbread, and honey lend a sweet and balmy feeling to Guerlain’s L'Art et la Matiere Tonka Imperiale Eau de Parfum ($250).
Expect a sharp and fresh rendition from Malin + Goetz’s Tobacco Candle ($52); it’s a cocktail of rye, basil, ylang ylang, and bourbon.
Sensual and spicy, John Varvatos’ Vintage Eau de Toilette Spray ($64) is a heady blend of silver absinthe, jasmine, suede, tobacco leaf, and fir balsam.
Not sure if the rich combination is for you? Start with Bottega Veneta’s Shower Gel ($50), it’s a warm and sensual scent with notes of leather and spices.
Inspired by The Ritz’s Bar Hemingway in Paris, Cire Trudon’s Ernesto Tobacco and Leather Scented Candle ($85) smells like a decadent evening out in the City of Light.