In my own personal opinion, Tom Ford's Tobacco Oud has to be the most divisive fragrance he has ever launched.
Tom Ford released Tobacco Oud in 2013 and is a unisex fragrance. This fragrance features the notes Oud, Tobacco, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Spicy notes and Whiskey. The notes which are featured within this fragrance, on paper all create a very strong, masculine fragrance.
I remember falling in love with Tom Ford's Black Orchid and that fragrance led me to fall deeply in love with Tom Ford himself, and his brand. I started to do my research on all of his fragrances and Tobacco Oud was one that screamed out to me simply because of how split everybody's opinions on this fragrance were. This fragrance is not one to sit on the fence.
I visited the Tom Ford counter in Selfridges in Manchester as my friend and I were, and still are besotted with his products and I was desperate to smell Tobacco Oud just so I could see what all of the hype was about and immediately, all of the fuss over this smell was deserved. On the initial spray I must admit, I felt I needed a good, deep clean to scrub this dirty smell off of my skin. It is very powerful and the Tobacco note definitely shone through.
I felt slightly disappointed with this as I always champion the underdog but it was just too dirty to wear on my skin. Yet, for some bizarre, perplexing reason.. I couldn't get enough of it. With every sample I had ordered to determine whether or not to buy it, I was forever fighting with myself. On the one hand how could I justify spending my money on something that smelt dirty? Yet on the other hand, how could I not purchase something that smelt stunning?
I loved how strong this fragrance was and I loved how it split opinions. The fragrance lingers in the air and can leave a heavy trail behind it. This fragrance is definitely not for the meek person and I'd be prepared for the odd "Goodness, what is that smell?" comment. This fragrance started off with me loathing it yet has now become a solid, winter favourite for me and I will definitely wear this in the cold, harsh weather.
If you're looking for a bold, daring scent this Autumn/Winter then this is one you should definitely try out.
Have you smelt Tom Ford Tobacco Oud before? If so, get in touch and let me know what you think! I would love to hear your opinions.
Tom Ford Tobacco Oud is available to order here and comes in 50ml, 100ml & 250ml.