Smoke 2018

Smoke by Akro
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7.2 / 10 82 Ratings
Smoke is a perfume by Akro for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is smoky-spicy. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Smoky
Spicy
Woody
Sweet
Resinous

Fragrance Notes

BenzoinBenzoin Tonka beanTonka bean Balkans tobaccoBalkans tobacco Cade juniperCade juniper

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.282 Ratings
Longevity
7.771 Ratings
Sillage
7.371 Ratings
Bottle
6.966 Ratings
Value for money
6.430 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 15.04.2024.

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Finnsta

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Finnsta
Finnsta
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Ex-smoker succumbs to perfume addiction
If you have ever smoked, you know the feeling that nicotine triggers in the body. It's a brief moment of satisfaction that quickly fades away. One minute of dopamine, the epitome of living in the here and now, pure hedonism.

However, nicotine consumption is only nice for me if I have either just started using it again or only do it very sporadically, which I personally find rather difficult. If that's not the case, then I simply realize that it has an impact on my well-being. It becomes a vice. It has a negative effect on my body and mind.

However, nicotine itself also has positive effects on memory, perception and performance. Certainly not only, but the main problem is probably the harmful substances in tobacco and the change in behavior when addicted, rather than the effect of the substance itself. I've known that for a long time. So for me, it's much more the addiction that's problematic and something that bothers me.

Nevertheless, I still like nicotine today, even though I am completely nicotine-free and have been for several years. Do I plan to be in the future? No!

Because that's what I admire about smokers, they live in the here and now ... don't worry about what negative effects their addiction will have in a time that is unforeseeable for them anyway ... they simply enjoy the moment. I can only admire this serenity and living in the moment and I take a leaf out of their book. I don't plan or force my nicotine abstinence on myself any more than I do my nicotine consumption. In any case, I'm not smoking TODAY, who knows what tomorrow will bring ...

Fortunately, perfumes are not a vice for me, at most for my wallet. They add enormous value to my life, but they don't cost me anything mentally or physically in return. I have fond memories of the time when I consumed nicotine in every conceivable form: Cigarettes, both rolled and stuffed, from Indonesia or the Czech black market, ready-made cigarettes (including such crackers as Roth-Händle or Pink Elephant), cigars, pipe tobacco, shisha, vapes, snus, chewing tobacco, snuff ... the whole nine yards ... everything that's available.

So let's get to the scent ...

Smoke by Akro is a very well-made fragrance that has a very minimalist structure and presents the tobacco quite dry. The nicotine accord (what does it consist of, please??) tickles the reward center of the brain with its pungent spiciness and it smells like fingers after smoking. It's a smell I've always really liked. But I also just like the smell of smoke, cold and warm. As an ex-smoker, I seem to be completely alone in this respect. This nicotine note seems particularly present at the start.

However, I would like to mention that the fragrance never smells disgusting. I don't smell smoke here at all, much more the essence of tobacco, the nicotine. I find it a very beguiling smell that reminds me of my earlier smoking days, but without the negative consequences. It doesn't smell like an ashtray or anything similar, much more spicy. The fragrance follows a fairly linear path to the end and benzoin and tonka make the whole thing quite smooth at the end. It therefore does not undergo any major development and is generally quite simple. Nevertheless, the fragrance does not completely lose its tartness and spiciness until the end, which I very much welcome. It even has something reminiscent of roasted aromas.

The fragrance is something special and, despite the daring concept, is easy to wear and something new for me. One of the best tobacco fragrances so far, even though it's so simple. It is a worthy placeholder for the olfactory pleasure of nicotine because I no longer consume nicotine, but my love of perfume remains unbroken. I just need to find a fragrance that releases as much dopamine as a cigarette. If you have a suggestion ... i'm all ears.
Clear recommendation!
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Landshark321

516 Reviews
Landshark321
Landshark321
Helpful Review 3  
Strong, accurate, smoke blend with spices
My first sampling from the house of Akro is Smoke, which frankly nails the concept better than I possible could’ve expected in terms of accuracy, smelling of an ensemble of different smoke smells, including cigarette, cigar, and charcoal/barbecue, coming off somehow both appetizing and evocative of an upcoming meal but also a lot of people smoking in my vicinity, which can be a bit off-putting. It’s certainly smoky, but also spicy and woody. It’s fairly dense and makes a very strong impression but there’s enough space and air in the fragrance to appreciate some of its nuance; it’s not strictly a cloud of smoke but more of very strong wafts of smoke. Other notable contributors are cade, a favorite type of juniper, the use of which in Imaginary Authors A City on Fire adds to its spicy side, and a mix of tonka and benzoin that do slightly round things out with a bit of sweetness.

As a first impression of the house, even though I’m not in love with the fragrance, Smoke hopefully provides a good idea of the audacity and artistry of its founder, Olivier Cresp, and the concepts within it, as I’m looking forward to trying other Akro entries, especially Awake.

Smoke performs very well, with very loud projection in the opening hours and strong longevity thereafter. Akro’s fragrances seem to be sold exclusively in the US via Luckyscent, with each fragrance in their collection being sold for $160 for 100ml, very reasonable pricing.

7 out of 10
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sebjar

55 Reviews
sebjar
sebjar
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My Akro Smoke Review On YouTube
One of my perfume obsessions as of late is Akro Fragrances Smoke. It was a love at second sniff recently at Luckyscent ScentBar DTLA when I was there a few weeks back and I've just been wearing it plenty. Today on the channel I have a full review of Smoke by Akro plus an overview of the Akro brand and Oliver Cresp the perfumer behind the Akro Fragrances. So if you like tobacco perfumes and Smoke shines in the heat btw, and want to learn about a new niche perfume house, Akro and their 6 perfumes inspired by 6 different addictions please watch my video on YouTube.
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RahulESJ

31 Reviews
RahulESJ
RahulESJ
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Smoke | Powerhouse form Akro Fragrances
Basically it smells exactly how its named. If you love incense resinous scents, Smoke is great for you. ⁣

It’s a rich and opulent tobacco and benzoin bomb that laches onto your skin. It would make you smell like if you spent a night in a really sophisticated jazz bar where people were smoking some high quality cigars. ⁣

The smoke in this scent is very raw and ashy (in a good way) and its reminiscent of a campfire smoke which when mixed by tonka bean really makes the scent wearable and cozy ????⁣

Smoke is a powerhouse. Its the note of Smoke beautifully blended with tobacco, cade oil & the sweetness of Tonka. ⁣
If you are into smokey/ incense scents, this won't disappoint you!
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Marizelag4l

4 Reviews
Marizelag4l
Marizelag4l
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Smoke-Inspired Fragrance
I got the discovery kit from this house, it came with 6 samples. As it said in the description, six provocative fragrances. Addictions turned into perfume.

Smoke represents cigarettes.

Smoke is a fragrance that has been crafted to replicate the first drag of a cigarette - a moment that is both fleeting and euphoric. The scent has been designed to take you on a journey that mimics the sensory experience of smoking a cigarette. As you apply the fragrance, you are met with an intense and almost overpowering aroma of tobacco, ash, and smoke. This initial burst of scent is reminiscent of sitting in a smoky room, but it is a sensation which doesn't bother me because I'm used to it.

As the fragrance evolves, it transitions into a more nuanced and refined scent. The smokiness fades, and a blend of tonka and tobacco becomes more prominent. This combination creates a sweet, yet still distinctly tobacco scent, reminiscent of flavored tobaccos. For a few moments it reminded me of Pure Havana a little bit, a scent that also features tobacco notes, although Smoke has its unique character and identity.

Overall, Smoke is a fragrance that is both unique and appealing. It captures the essence of smoking in a way that is unexpected and unconventional, but the transformation of the scent from smoky to sweet and long-lasting makes it a delightful fragrance to wear. The durability of the fragrance is notable, making it an excellent option for those who want a scent that lasts throughout the day. Overall, it is a fragrance that is sure to be appreciated by those who have a fondness for tobacco notes and those who are looking for something different and unique.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
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Initially dark and rubbery spicy-smoky, a smooth and resinous, smoky spicy-woody Winter fragrance, on a dry spicy-leathery base. Masculine.
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LiberationLiberation 1 year ago
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10
Longevity
8.5
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In colder weather ashy and smoky facet is more prominent (not to my liking). Better in summer as a rich and ambery addictive tobacco scent.
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ItchynoseItchynose 5 years ago
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Tobacco, nicotine, benzoin... a realistic depiction of an ashtray full of burning cigarettes mixed with sweet pipe smoke. Dark & evocative.
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