12 Best Tobacco Colognes for Men

Updated August 2021

Popular

Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane

Editor's Pick

Tom Ford Tobacco Oud

Sweet Tobacco Scent

Parfums de Marly Herod

How We Found the Best Tobacco Colognes

5 Experts Interviewed

23 Fragrances Tested

Top 12 Picks

Liam Carson

Liam Carson

Nothing smells manlier than a tobacco scent! This sweet, smoky, and intoxicating aroma on a man exudes an aura of confidence, mystery, and true sensuality around him. Pure tobacco is a natural pheromone that works like a charm.

However, smoking is bad for your health, so we wouldn’t recommend you start smoking just to pick up the smell. Instead, why not use a tobacco-scented perfume?

In recent years, cigar smell has become an extremely popular choice in modern perfumery, both in male and female offerings.

If you want to explore this sensual note, check out our list of top 12 tobacco fragrances below!

Summary List

Tobacco Fragrances Ranked by Cologne Critic

Editor's Pick

Best Overall Tobacco Scent - Tom Ford Tobacco Oud

4.2/5

Why we chose it

It’s time to suit up and rock the party with Tom Ford Tobacco Oud. Widely known for their tailored suits, the house of Tom Ford also releases some of the most sensual and unforgettable fragrances. Tobacco Oud is among their most famous and adored offerings.

True to its namesake, this fragrance is a perfect combination of intoxicating tobacco and deep, dark oud. It starts out with the peaty and boozy scent of aged fine whisky, evoking a classy and chic bar at night. Then, spicy notes cinnamon and coriander will slowly creep in, adding a warm touch to the fragrance. Finally, the notes of tobacco and oud reveal themselves at the base of the fragrance.

The oud used in this fragrance is of very high-quality and also animalic, much like real oud. When paired with smoky tobacco, the oud really shines, exuding a unique and mesmerizing aura. Truly the best tobacco-based fragrance!

This perfume could last for an entire day, and it projects well. It should only be worn on special occasions such as an intimate night out.

Main Accords

  • Whiskey
  • Tobacco
  • Warm Spicy

Popular

Popular Scent - Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane

Our Take

There is nothing quite like sipping your favourite liquor under the Cuban sunset while enjoying fine Cuban cigars. This is precisely the feeling that Pure Havane, one of the most popular mainstream tobacco colognes, will evoke!

The cologne starts with a blast of tobacco and honey, a sweet and sexy combo that can never go wrong. The explosion will instantly take you to a Cuban resort, where you will have the chance to try out the island’s finest cigars. The warm and masculine aspect of the cologne is then accentuated by the middle notes of classic patchouli, cacao, and vanilla. Finally, the base rests on a warm combination of labdanum, amber, and styrax.

This cologne is great for parties, but you can also use it for the office if sprayed moderately. Performance is excellent on this one!

Main Accords

  • Sweet
  • Honey
  • Tobacco

Sweet Tobacco Scent

Sweet Tobacco Scent - Parfums de Marly Herod

Our Take

This arguably comes very close to the title of the best tobacco fragrance 2021. Sexy and modern, Herod is the embodiment of a modern man who’s always up for a great party with plenty of fun.

This fragrance starts with a blast of spicy cinnamon and black pepper, setting the stage for a spicy oriental delight that comes right after. Wait for a while when the scent dries down, and you will be treated with mysterious notes of incense, labdanum, tobacco leaf, and the rare note of Osmanthus flower.

Finally, when the fragrance has evolved to its base notes, the cosy vanilla and cedarwood will slowly take the stage, giving the fragrance its depth.

Wear this fragrance to a party or a club. Its projection is substantial, and its longevity is reasonably long-lasting.

Main Accords

  • Vanilla
  • Tobacco
  • Warm Spicy

Burberry London For Men

Our Take

Exuding opulence and timeless British elegance, this fragrance is the essence of a modern man, neatly packed in a bottle.

The scent structure of this cologne is a spicy oriental one, with the spotlight on notes of cinnamon and tobacco.

Upon the first spray, notes of classic lavender, bergamot, and cinnamon will immediately become prominent. Then, as it dries down, hints of mimosa flowers and leather will slowly take the stage, before leaving the spotlight on a base of tobacco, guaiac wood, opoponax, and classic oakmoss.

Classic, timeless, and elegant, this is a beautiful scent for any man’s fall collection.

It is inoffensive enough to be used in office environments and usually lasts between 3-5 hours, perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Main Accords

  • Sweet
  • Tobacco
  • Cinnamon

Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme

Our Take

The name and uniquely shaped bottle tell you all you need to know about this cologne: this fragrance is a bomb that will mesmerize anyone within its radius!

Spicebomb Extreme is the more powerful version of the already famous Spicebomb cologne from the same house, and it works like a charm.

Featuring strong spicy notes such as black pepper, tobacco, and caraway, this fragrance will help you wow anyone with its powerful blast of warm spices. Then, as the spice bomb fades, the warm note of vanilla and clean lavender will enter the stage, helping to round the formula and accentuate the cologne’s sensual aspect.

This fragrance lasts all day, and it projects very powerfully. For this reason, you should consider using it on very special parties or nights out with friends.

Main Accords

  • Vanilla
  • Tobacco
  • Fresh Spicy

Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford

Our Take

If Tom Ford Tobacco Oud is too much of a beast for you to handle, this one should be your better option!

Blending the two classic notes of tobacco and vanilla perfectly, Tobacco Vanille is arguably one of the fragrances that set the iconic tobacco-vanilla trend.

The note of tobacco is very prominent right from the start of the fragrance, but this isn’t the dirty and dark tobacco featured in Tobacco Oud. It’s much more mellow and agreeable.

This tobacco scent is further mellowed by floral notes of tonka beans, tobacco blossom, cacao, and, of course, the iconic warm vanilla, before resting on a woody base.

This fragrance is a very wearable tobacco cologne with a sensual touch from the vanilla. It should be friendly enough for the office if your colleagues are open-minded.

It lasts very long and projects powerfully, so wear sparingly!

Main Accords

  • Sweet
  • Vanilla
  • Tobacco

Gucci Pour Homme

Our Take

Gucci Pour Homme is a new offering from the house of Gucci, but it has already gained an established fanbase. Powerful and opulent, this amazing scent is a fantastic pick for assertive gentlemen who never settle for anything other than perfection.

On the first spray, notes of green cypress, violet flowers, and bergamot immediately burst free, radiating a fresh and clean aura around you. The tobacco kicks in after about 20 minutes, along with a subtle hint of intoxicating jasmine, adding depths to the formula and smoothening its transition to a warm base of amber, olibanum, elemi resin, and patchouli.

Overall, this is a beautiful fragrance to wear in the office, as it definitely won’t offend. It projects close to the skin, and it lasts about 3-5 hours.

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Tobacco
  • Aromatic

Serge Lutens Chergui

Our Take

Evoking the image of a hot and dry wind sweeping through the deserts of Morocco, Chergui seems more like art in a bottle than just another perfume.

Like a caravan from faraway Oriental kingdoms, this fragrance exudes exotic spices and woods.

Chergui is among the pioneering colognes which employ the tobacco-honey combo, a combination of pure opulence and exoticness, where the nectarine sweetness of honey is given depths by the dry tobacco.

The dry wind of Chergui also brings along the scent of exotic Eastern incense, hay, and meditative sandalwood.  Finally, there is a floral touch from notes of iris and Serge Luten’s iconic roses to smoothen the edge of the scent, creating a very wearable tobacco-based cologne.

This fragrance should be worn on date nights or cold winter evenings. It projects moderately but lasts for a long time.

Main Accords

  • Sweer
  • Tobacco
  • Balsamic

The Dreamer by Versace

Our Take

A rare oriental fougere fragrance that has taken the heart of fragrance fans around the world since 1996, The Dreamer by Versace is a dreamy yet charismatic fragrance for an introverted man.

The cologne opens with a burst of freshness from notes of clean lavender, mandarin, and clary sage. Once the freshness starts to fade, deep notes of carnation, rose, and tobacco enters the stage, putting a mesmerizing spell on those who catch the scent.

The dry-down is a strong woody base of predominantly pine, vetiver, and cedarwood, with a slight hint of tonka bean.

This fragrance is inoffensive and one to please, great for use around the house or carrying out your daily chores. It projects moderately but lasts for a whole day, so rest assured you’ll be smelling great throughout!

Main Accords

  • Floral
  • Aromatic
  • Powdery

Black Walnut Banana Republic

Our Take

Nothing pairs better with tobacco than a glass of aged brandy, and if you can’t afford an expensive bottle, why not try Black Walnut by Banana Republic?

This is a boozy and spicy fragrance that exudes true mystery and sophistication. Its olfactory pyramid is extremely simple, with the note of brandy at the top, tobacco in the middle, and cedarwood at the base of the fragrance. Even so, this minimalist approach to fragrances works exceptionally well, and Black Walnut, despite its simple structure, has always successfully evoked the image of a man enjoying his fine brandy and tobacco by the fireside as a cold blizzard rages on outside.

Wear this perfect cologne to a casual date or an informal night out. Its projection is soft, and its longevity is moderate.  A warm and inviting choice for sure.

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Sweet
  • Tobacco

Diptyque Volutes

Our Take

When it comes to the best of men’s fall fragrances, Diptyque Volutes is a hidden gem that comes very close to first place.

It is not as heavy nor as masculine as Tobacco Oud, but this little gem is much more refined and wearable, making it an excellent choice for everyday wear if you love tobacco fragrances.

Diptyque Volutes does not start out with a blast of tobacco or heavy notes like other fragrances. Instead, it slowly blooms with the powdery note of iris, mixed with a bit of sweet honey and smoky tobacco. The note of tobacco is prominent from the headnotes, but it persists way down to the base notes, much like an enchanting veil of mist.

The middle notes are a symphony of spices, from red pepper, saffron, black pepper, to a floral touch of immortelle. Finally, as the scent dries down to its base notes, warm and reassuring notes of benzoin, amber, and myrrh take the stage for their own.

This isn’t an overwhelming tobacco scent. It is a nice and reassuring one that goes well on a refined gentleman. It lasts for 7-9 hours and projects moderately.

Main Accords

  • Sweet
  • Tobacco
  • Balsamic

Havana by Aramis

Our Take

If you want a tobacco scent that takes you back to the serene and nostalgic days of the past, Havana by Aramis is definitely one for you!

This is a classic and uplifting tobacco-based cologne with a bright opening from notes of caraway, artemisia, mandarin orange, and basil leaves.

After the bright headnotes have faded, warm and sensual middle notes such as pine, carnation, cinnamon, and tobacco settle in, taking you to the city of Havana, where the most exquisite cigars are made.

Finally, the base is a reassuring scent comprising of sandalwood, vetiver, and classic notes of oakmoss and patchouli.

This is the perfect fragrance for the first date night. It is long-lasting, and it projects quite heavily.

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Aromatic
  • Warm Spicy

Tobacco-scented colognes are the perfect choices when the cold winds of fall begin to rise. Honestly, there is nothing quite like enjoying the warm and loving embrace of a tobacco fragrance during a snowstorm with your close friends or your significant other.

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