This isn’t a fragrance that I would wear to work, because I don’t want anybody thinking I’ve been smoking a pipe in my little “speech studio”.  But, I do love this fragrance. I love the sweetness of whiskey tobacco. This cologne smells like the real deal. Demeter’s website describes it as tobacco smoke and whiskey. I don’t pick up on any smokiness. This to me smells just like if you opened a jar of whiskey “flavored” pipe tobacco at a cigar shop. This is sweet, warm, and best described as masculine. It is very dried tobacco-ish, you know it if you’ve smelled it before, and a bit vanilla, well, more buttery burnt coconut-vanilla cream, like whiskey aged in oak. It’s a beautiful thing really. It’s nostalgic and reminds me of all of my grandfather’s old man friends with burnt white moustaches that sat around in leather chairs in the sitting room smoking flavored pipe tobacco and complaining about everything. Well, sometimes they talked about ultralight airplanes.

Like all Demeter Cologne Pick-Me-Up fragrances, this one isn’t long-lasting. It mainly exists for its novelty. I do enjoy it but I don’t want to smell like whisky/whiskey tobacco all day. I love that fragrance but it needs to be in a “blend” for me to want to wear it for many hours (It’s screaming for dried apricots and roses). This cologne blend wears for about 30-45 minutes on me during cooler weather. For me, this is a cool weather fragrance because of its sweetness. I do love to use it as a linen and room spray. This creates a hip cigar lounge atmosphere everywhere.

I do consider this a unisex fragrance. The 1 ounce cologne spray goes for $20. And other sizes are available on www.demeterfragrance.com. I would say to give this one a try if you love the smell of pipe tobacco, Santa Maria Novella Tobacco Tuscano Cologne, Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac EDP, Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque EDP, Micheal Kors for Men EDT, and/or Odori Tobacco.

OK, I am not a connoisseur of expensive cigars. And I rarely smoke cigars. They’re a special occasion thing. But, I do know that I love the smell of tobacco. I love the way it smells when it is growing, I love the way it smells when it is drying and I even love the way it smells when being smoked. It is a robust fragrance that is so beautiful. Demeter states that their Humidor fragrance is “a balanced and irresistible combination of tobacco, spices and ozone.” This is so true. Humidor is both sweet and spicy. It is pure tobacco. It is strong, powerful and crisp. It isn’t stale or smoky. It is very complex for a Demeter fragrance. It resembles the many fragrant elements and flavors of an unsmoked cigar. This is a longer lasting scent than most Demeter fragrances. First it comes on strong and then it dries down to a lighter, softer version of the exact same scent. It keeps its spiciness and crispness. It is a really beautiful fragrance. I just wear it by itself and it smells wonderful. It has an ok lasting power but doesn’t wear long like most Demeter fragrances.