Tobacco fragrances are one of my favorite styles of scents. It’s good to understand that these are not meant to smell like cigarette smoke or pouch tobacco.
Instead there are many types of tobacco accords that are mixed with other notes like vanilla, oud, tonka, and cinnamon.
The beauty is that there are so many different fragrance styles available. While some tobacco notes do not play a large role in the overall composition, others play the lead. Nothing smells better than a tobacco scented cologne
There are many variations of tobacco notes like cherry, vanilla pipe, and blossom. This is a different aroma than what you smell from cigarettes.
Hopefully, our list can bring provide some insight into some of the best tobacco fragrances available.
1. Havana for Men By Aramis
A very clean and fresh fragrance, Havana for Men by Aramis is a great smelling tobacco fragrance. It has notes of oakmoss, cinnamon, carnation, rum, tobacco, cedar, and tonka, and it smells amazing.
This is more of a dry tobacco scent, and it has a very “outdoors” quality to it. Most people would consider this to be a “manly” cologne. Picture a well dressed gentleman with a cigar, and you have Havana.
The great news is that this tobacco cologne is very inexpensive, and if you are looking to add a low cost fragrance to your collection, you can get Havana.
You won’t be disappointed, and it is not big setback on cost if it is not your cup of tea which makes this a top smelling cologne.
Some perfumers consider this to be the best scents in this category.
- Top Notes: Mandarin orange, caraway, basil
- Middle Notes: Tobacco, cinnamon, fir
- Base Notes: Sandalwood, patchouli, oakmoss
Check the current price of Havana on Amazon.
2. Dreamer By Gianni Versace
Dreamer by Versace is a clean, floral, herbal tobacco accord with a nice dry down.
This fragrance has notes of iris, lavender, sage, tonka, and tobacco.
Once you spray this on your skin, there is almost a soapy barbershop scent to Dreamer. One fragrance that comes up a lot when people first smell it is D&G Pour Homme.
The drawback to this fragrance is poor performance due to reformulations, but certainly not everyone feels this way.
- Top Notes: Juniper, tarragon, artemisia
- Middle Notes: Lily, iris
- Base Notes: Tobacco blossom, amber
Check out the current price here.
3. Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
Pure Havane is a very popular men’s cologne that was released in 2011. It is probably one of the best known flankers in the A Men collection. Many people who dislike the A Men line love the scent of this one.
This smells like sweet honey, chocolate, and tobacco over a hint of vanilla. It is a perfect blend of boozy tobacco fragrance goodness.
This is a great scent for the cooler weather, and if you have never tried it, do yourself a favor and give it a shot.
- Top Notes: Tobacco, honey
- Middle Notes: Vanilla, patchouli, cacao
- Base Notes: Amber, styrax, labdanum
4. Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
One of the most popular Tom Ford fragrances on the market is Tobacco Vanille. It is listed as a unisex Eau de Parfum, but it is definitely masculine enough for most men.
It has notes of tobacco, vanilla, dried fruits, cacao, and spices.
This fragrance is an interpretation of the scents at a gentlemen’s club. Notes of warm aromatic pipe tobacco with whiffs of vanilla and spices.
The performance on this scent is Beastmode, as it lasts a long time. It is not unusual to get 12 plus hours out of this.
Because this is a Tom Ford fragrance, it comes with a Tom Ford price tag.
Because of the scent and price tag, it makes for a great special occasion fragrance.
If you have expensive tastes in fragrances, and have not tried this one yet, you should. For a more masculine version, then take a look at Tobacco Oud.
- Top Notes: Tobacco leaf, spice
- Middle Notes: Tobacco blossom, vanilla, cacao, tonka bean
- Base Notes: Woody notes, dried fruits
Amazon carries it on Prime, and you can check its current price here.
For a better price FragranceX also carries Tobacco Vanille.
5. Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf
Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf was released in 2012 as the male equivalent to Flowerbomb.
This is an extremely popular fragrance, and if you are new to fragrances, this is a great choice to get you started in tobacco scents.
A great description of this would be sitting on a leather couch smoking a pipe by the fire during the holidays. Now, imagine someone is preparing a hot drink with spices in the kitchen. That is Spicebomb.
Being a sweet, spicy, and leathery fragrance, this makes for a great Fall and Winter choice.
They also make another version called Spicbomb Extreme which is more spicy. You can get a sample of it here.
- Top Notes: Bergamot, pink pepper, elemi
- Middle Notes: Cinnamon, paprika, saffron
- Base Notes: Tobacco, leather, vetiver
Check the current price for Spicebomb.
6. Burberry London for Men
London for Men by Burberry is like Fall in a bottle, and it is one of the best tobacco colognes for the Fall and Winter season. The scent is incredible
Think cinnamon, leather, wine, and tobacco. It truly is perfect for the season.
While it is not a tobacco dominant fragrance, it definitely plays a role in the composition.
If you are looking for a warm, spicy scent for Fall or Winter, London for Men fits the bill. This is top smelling tobacco scent, and it is amazing. Plus, this fragrance is low cost from FragranceX, and it is worth a blind buy.
- Top Notes: Lavnder, bergamot, cinnamon
- Middle Notes: Leather, mimosa
- Base Notes: Oakmoss, tobacco
7. Chergui by Serge Lutens
Chergui is a very mysterious fragrance that is listed as unisex. Many men will comment it is too powdery, and many women will comment that it is too masculine.
It is reminiscent of a dry eastern wind, and the note of hay is what makes this fragrance so unique.
This fragrance is not really a safe scent, and it is definitely something to wear if you want to stand out in the crowd.
It has notes of tobacco leaf, honey, iris, hay, and sandalwood. This is a combination of spicy, powdery tobacco with warm amber.
The notes blend well together, and no note seems to overpower the others.
The performance on the scent is very good, and it lasts a very long time.
- Top Notes: Honey
- Middle Notes: Tobacco, rose,
- Base Notes: Amber, hay, musk
8. Back To Black By Kilian – Best Honey Tobacco
If you like sweet honey and cherry pipe tobacco, then you should try out Back to Black By Kilian.
Honey and cherry tobacco are prominent, and it does have notes of vanilla and tonka.
Because of its sweet goodness, this also made our list of Best Gourmand Fragrances.
This is a great fragrance for a night out, but probably not the best choice for the office. If you are looking for a sweet cherry tobacco note, Back To Black should be your next purchase.
- Top Notes: Bergamot, nutmeg, cardamoom
- Middle Notes: Honey, tobaccco
- Base Notes: Amber, cherry, vanilla
9. Tobacco Oud by Tom Ford
The notes on this Eau de Parfum are incredible. It has notes of whiskey, coriander, benzoin, tobacco, oud, and tonka.
I think of dark, dry, and seductive every time that I smell this.
While it does receive a lot of good compliments, it also receives a fair bit of negative comments as well. But, if you are confident, and you want to get noticed, the Tobacco Oud is a good choice.
This would make for a great formal fragrance, and it is perfect for the cooler weather.
- Top Notes: Whiskey
- Middle Notes: Cinnamon, coriander
- Base Notes: Tobacco, oud, vanilla
10. Herod by Parfums de Marly
Herod was launched in 2012. This is a fairly versatile tobacco cologne as it is sweet enough to wear casually, and elegant enough to wear at night while dressed up.
It opens with sweet notes of vanilla and cinnamon, and is followed by a classy scent of tobacco with smoke and incense. The smoke and incense probably comes from Nagarmotha. If you have ever smelled this essential oil, it has smokey and leathery notes to it.
Because of that, this works well for someone who is confident and does not mind being noticed.
When it comes to the scent of tobacco in this fragrance, it is very fresh and moist.
Herod by Parfums de Marly is offered on FragranceX, but the price may be a little too high for some.
- Top Notes: Cinnamon, pepper
- Middle Notes: Tobacco leaf, incense
- Base Notes: Vanilla, musk, cedar
11. Volutes Diptyque
This is a unisex tobacco scented fragrance that was launched in 2012. This fragrance falls in line with the tobacco, honey, and dried fruit lines. If that is your thing, then you should definitely try to squeeze this one into your lineup, or at least order a sample of it.
It is a unisex fragrance but leans a little to the masculine side.
It has notes of iris, honey, tobacco, dried fruits, pepper, and benzoin.
- Top Notes: Honey, tobacco, dried fruits
- Middle Notes: Hay, pink pepper
- Base Notes: Benzoi, myrhh,styrax
12. John Varvatos Vintage
Vintage is a woody chypre for men which makes this is a nice and smooth tobacco scented cologne.
Vintage has notes of leather, tobacco, fir, tonka, and woods.
The biggest downside to this is the lack of staying power as you might need to reapply after 4 hours or so. The sillage is also not great. If you can get by that issue, this is a nice solid choice. However, if you prefer something that wears a little closer to the skin and is not loud, then this may be right up your alley.
- Top Notes: Fennel, pepper, basil
- Middle Notes: Cinnamon, lavender, juniper berries
- Base Notes: Tobacco, tonka bean, oakmoss
13. Calvin Klein CK One Shock For Men
CK One Shock is one of the best fragrances from Calvin Klein. It was released in the mid 1990’s, and it is a solid choice for someone looking into the tobacco scent line.
It is traditional in the sense that it is warm and spicy with notes of tobacco fragrance.
This is great for late fall and winter, and it is also great for a budget purchase because it is not expensive. Personally, we are not too fond of the bottle design, but that should not dissuade you from trying it out.
Due to its super low cost at FragranceX, this tobacco scent is worth a blind buy.
- Top Notes: Lavender, clementine,
- Middle Notes: Cardamom, pepper, basil
- Base Notes: Tobacco, amber, musk
14. Tobacco Reserve Aramis
Tobacco Reserve is a woody aromatic with a nice solid note of tobacco at its heart. This is not a complex fragrance by any means, but this isn’t a list for complex fragrances.
It has top notes of clary sage and cassis followed by tobacco and warm spicy nutmeg. It’s base is rounded out with tonka and oakmoss.
This is a nice tobacco dominant frag and the creamy tonka seems to accentuate it as opposed to taking over like is many other “tobacco” scents.
This was released in 2018, so in general there is probably less appreciation for it, but please try it next time you can. You won’t regret it.
- Top Notes: Clary sage, cassis
- Middle Notes: Nutmeg, tobacco leaf
- Base Notes: Tonka bean, oakmoss
15. Enigma Pour Homme by Roja Dove
Enigma Pour Homme or Creation-E is a masculine fragrance that was launched in 2013.
This fragrance notes are cognac, tobacco, vanilla, and spices. Many people reference the scent of cola when first smelling it.
While the note profile is amazing, unfortunately, most people will not consider purchasing due to its price.
In addition, some people find it too animalic. Having said that, it is a very unique and mysterious fragrance that comes off masculine, but many women wear it as well.
If you have the budget, and if tobacco fragrances are your thing, you should try this out.
- Top Notes: Bergamot, pepper
- Middle Notes: Cognac, tobacco, jasmine
- Base Notes: Benzoin, vanilla
Tobacco Cologne Summary
We have listed only a handful of some of the best smelling fragrances available. We chose a range of styles and costs. We also tried to include different versions of tobacco notes. Some are green, some are moist, some are dry, and some are spicy.
Hopefully, the information provided can help bring awareness to some of the different choices available.
Please comment below on your favorite one on our list.