Tabac Tabou is constructed around the tobacco note, but the first time we smelled it, we were surprised to discover that Tabac Tabou isn't a smoky dark room -- it's the wide, open outdoors. The first note you'll encounter is sweet, grassy hay that calls to mind a lazy summer afternoon in a field. The tobacco plant quickly enters the picture followed by a mass of blooming narcissus. It's warm and animalic, and a true example of excellence in niche perfumery. Don't believe us; believe the 2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards, which awarded Tabac Tabou the coveted Fifi Award for niche fragrance from a jury of experts. Try it, consider it, then try it again. It will change over time, and so will your impressions. Notes include immortelle, tobacco, narcissus, honey, grass, and musk.
Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, founder of Parfum d'Empire, was born in Morocco and spent his childhood between the citrus groves of the city of Azemmour and his family home in Corsica. He holds a PhD in the chemistry of perfume plants and completed his perfume training at the legendary ISIPCA perfumery school in Versailles. He founded Parfum d'Empire in 2003 to explore the connections between perfume and conquest.