Tobacco Honey 2023

Tobacco Honey by Guerlain
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7.6 / 10 381 Ratings
A new perfume by Guerlain for women and men, released in 2023. The scent is sweet-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Main accords

Sweet
Spicy
Gourmand
Woody
Oriental

Fragrance Notes

HoneyHoney TobaccoTobacco CloveClove Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla AniseedAniseed OudOud SandalwoodSandalwood SesameSesame

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7.6381 Ratings
Longevity
8.6332 Ratings
Sillage
8.2334 Ratings
Bottle
8.7304 Ratings
Value for money
5.9255 Ratings
Submitted by Spl3xx, last update on 23.05.2024.

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Ergreifend

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Top Review 26  
A listless shrug of the shoulders
... escapes me here with the new "beekeeper fragrance," from the house of Guerlain.

Short story:
An extremely sweet, almost sticky honey cake that melts in the mouth. It literally covers the stomach. A feeling of fullness not only in the stomach area, but also in the nose. There is also a very slight smell of aniseed and tobacco hanging over the whole thing. Everything is put together lifelessly, as if incompatible with each other. Some tonka and vanilla in the finish, which doesn't even begin to cream. Rather stagnant. And that's about it. A few lines, it's worth it to me.

Unfortunately absolutely boring, meaningless and definitely extremely overpriced. Not worthy of the house of Guerlain. The bottle alone is a feast for the eyes. Longevity and sillage also very good. How could it be otherwise with a sweet honey cake that is heavy on the stomach.

I can hardly hide my disappointment. Sorry, to the lovers.
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Smellie13

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Between 2 chairs... er beehives
When I skim over the numerous statements like a busy bee over the colorful flowers, one thing catches my eye: it seems as if there are two factions with regard to the expectations of this fragrance, and both tend to be disappointed.

On the one side we have what I call the "sweet-toothed bumblebees", on the other we have the "sniffing explorer bees". Some like to settle down comfortably in the cozy field of flowers, others like to wander around in search of flowers that exude a complex, composed scent.
For some, the fragrance couldn't have been sweet enough and they are bothered by the tart tobacco/oud note, while others perceive almost too much honey sweetness and miss innovation.

I belong to the first group and was hoping for an authentic sweet honey scent paired with the typical and ingenious smoky Guerlain vanilla.
And by smoky, I don't mean the note that results from tobacco smoke, which is always rather spicy for me.
They have managed this slightly smoky, waxy note wonderfully in the Shalimar Millèsime flankers of recent years and I can imagine this combination of honey and waxy, smoky vanilla along with light spices very well. It wouldn't have needed more for me.
Of course, the word "Tabacco" in the name and the oud mentioned dampened my hopes a little.
The sweetness shouldn't be too squeaky, screamingly sweet, but should feel like being wrapped in a cuddly, waxy honeycomb.

The scent...

...is quickly described. It is a harmonious, well-balanced honey tobacco scent, which unfortunately comes as a complete surprise. For me, all the other notes are more of an accessory, not enough to create that certain sophistication that "the sniffing explorer bees" must have wanted.
For me, the oud note gives the fragrance a certain astringency right from the start, which I then associate more with "masculinity". It takes hours for the vanilla to free itself from the viscous honey and send its first signs of life.

Tobacco Honey seamlessly joins a long line of well-known tobacco-honey fragrances. It reminds me of more affordable variants such as Sexual Healing or Velvet Teddy, but Back to Black or H-100 Jubilèe also resonate here.

No question, it is a high-quality, beautiful fragrance for Guerlain, which certainly has its fans. Unfortunately, it doesn't meet my expectations as mentioned above and even for me as a cozy "sweet-toothed bumblebee" it is somehow boring. I can well understand the "sniffing explorer bees" who lack any novelty and for whom the fragrance is also too sweet.

I have the impression that Guerlain has tried to play it safe with Tobacco Honey. However, in this effort to cater to as broad a fan base as possible, they seem to have rather sat between 2 chairs... er beehives.
I'll fly on then.

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FrauMieze

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The old beekeeper
Once upon a time, there was an old man who lived in a small cottage on the edge of a dense forest. He was a beekeeper by trade and spent his days looking after his bees and making delicious honey.

The hut was comfortably furnished, clad in dark, untreated wood. Spices hung on the walls to dry. Aniseed, cloves and dry wood gave off a pleasant scent.
The hut may have been small, but it had everything the old man needed. Next door, he had planted a small garden in which he grew various herbs and spices. The plants grew wildly and exuded a wonderful aroma. A few sesame seeds were roasting on the open fire, spreading their delicate aroma.

The old man was a connoisseur and loved to sit in his quaint little hut and smoke fine tobacco. His tobacco was of the best quality and he had a large selection of different varieties. The small tins of tobacco were neatly lined up on a shelf and the smell of tobacco filled the room, mixing with the spices to create a wildly mixed potpourri of aromas.

There was a small table in the middle of the room with a teapot and a cup on it. The old man loved to make himself a cup of tea and enjoy the sweet honey. The drops of honey were creamy and sweet and tasted wonderful on his tongue. The many jars of his home-made honey were ready for collection at the door, but he always kept 3-4 jars for himself because there was nothing better than this thick, creamy, dark forest honey.

The scent of honey joined the wild potpourri and tamed the confusion somewhat. The hut became a cozy and homely place. Sometimes, however, the old man had to open the window to let the beautiful forest air in and the thick, spicy tobacco-honey-spice air out, because now and again it became too much of a good thing.

And so the old beekeeper lived happily in his little hut in the forest, enveloped in fragrant woods, honey drops, tobacco fumes and aniseed blintzes.

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Another good piece of work that Guerlain has conjured up here, a spicy-sweet tobacco fragrance that comes across as somewhat lovelessly thrown together and disharmonious in places.

It is very sweet, thick and dense, creamy and spicy, but a little scratchy at times.

The honey is dark, typical forest honey, which softens the scratchiness somewhat, but makes the fragrance very sweet. Aniseed is strongly present in the top note and you really have to like clove. I can also smell sesame, which I really like. I only detect oud very subtly.

It may well be too much for the gentlemen of creation. It actually gives me a slight headache.
I miss the typical Guerlinade a little here.
All in all, however, a cozy winter snuggler that can definitely please.
H&S are good.
Nice but not a candidate for me to buy.
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TristanKalus

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The security of dreaming
First her leg lifts up, elegantly in its entirety, her foot finds a hold on the edge of the tub.
Fine streams of honey run from her flawless body, from her back, décolleté and even from both hands.

The cuddly soft towel falls warmly and comfortably over her delicate shoulders.
Shadows flit across the walls while vanilla candles flicker and crackle under the dark canopy.

Hair and skin wrapped in soft cloths, light steps over warmed sandy floorboards.
She literally sinks into white sheets, reaching for the box of cigars her husband liked.

There is no thought of smoking, much more of sniffing and then dreaming a little.
Light, dry tobacco crackles between delicate fingers, memories begin to rise up.

The scent of tobacco lingers in the air for a long time, enveloping it protectively and bringing back memories.
Of trips to the Orient, of style and charm, of kisses on the neck and nights in hotel rooms.

She lets thoughts be thoughts now and reaches for dessert and a book, it's thundering outside.
White pages pass by while a sweet crust of puff pastry shatters in her mouth.

Her lips wet with streaks of honey, crunchy sesame and brittle tonka play around her senses.
The scent of warm dough with clove and anise fills the room, she stretches and pauses for a moment.

Lightning flashes and thunders outside the windows, raindrops drum gently in peace.
The blanket warms her softly and comfortably, a trembling of her songs and her eyes fall shut.

Fin.

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Guerlain moves with the times - and doesn't. Due to its volume, Guerlain's Tobacco Honey does not really want to fit in with the House's creations, although we are dealing with a thoroughly elegant, sophisticated and timeless fragrance that is so warm and cuddly that it creates an incredibly beautiful feeling of security. The opening is dominated by crunchy, roasted sesame seeds in warm honey swirls and sweet puff pastry with clay brittle. The honey, which is the undisputed protagonist of this work, comes across as light, sweet, natural and a little sticky. Gradually, very bright, light tobacco shimmers through with a hint of aniseed, while notes of cloves can be detected from time to time. As it progresses, sandalwood and vanilla make it ever creamier and softer, until it lies snugly on the skin and exudes a hint of make-up and powder.

In many ways, this may not be a typical Guerlain, but in my eyes it is an incredibly beautiful creation that serves the zeitgeist with its volume without appearing deliberate.
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MelliProfumo

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Honey-sweet seduction
I honestly can't understand why this fragrance only has a rating of 7.5. This fragrance has the most authentic honey note I have ever smelled in a perfume. Often you only smell a synthetic, sweet note where you think of everything but honey. Here, it's as if I'm sniffing a jar of honey, and a very expensive and fine honey at that. Simply beautiful and addictive. In the drydown, the tobacco and spice come out more and more. Oud also resonates the whole time, but not too strongly. S/H are top and you get compliments non-stop. Especially from men. I think it's a fragrance that suits men and women equally well, even if it becomes a little masculine as it progresses. If it were up to me, I could also wear it in everyday life, but I think it's more suitable for special occasions.
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CircleOfCircleOf 9 months ago
Die Verbindung von köstlichem Honig und der unverwechselbaren Guerlain-Vanille ist einfach bezaubernd!
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AlverhitoAlverhito 12 days ago
Best honey scent I’ve ever tried. Sweet beautiful honey, with some spicyness to it. Way better than Roja Manhattan, TF Tobacco Vanille etc…
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BamBamNYCBamBamNYC 2 months ago
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Tooth-achingly sweet, slightly pissy honey that’s heavy and overbearing. The tobacco’s the sweet kind that goes into cola accords.
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1Banane1Banane 3 months ago
I adore Guerlain but, and I am being totally honest, this smells just like Nusuk Amber Oud which can be obtained for 25 dollars on Fragrancex.
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Zay1998Zay1998 4 months ago
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Rich thick delicious honey. Smells addictive, a good fall or winter fragrance.
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