Good, sweet, and... something a bit lacking
It's a good perfume, truly. But I'd like to add a bit of something else to that. Perfect Tobacco is in the same category as PDM Herod, Mancera Red Tobacco, and especially the recently released Montale Aoud Tobacco. They are "sexy perfumes" reminiscent of city lights, fluorescent neon bars, and a seductive night. Also, while not smelling similar, someone might find traces of Spicebomb Extreme or Zara Richwarm on Perfect Tobacco.
What makes Perfect Tobacco different from the others mentioned is, despite its name, it has less tobacco, and also less cherry syrup. Not sticky sweetness. Its sweetness is mostly due to the vanilla cake linked to gourmandy cinnamon, and the overall feel is a bit fluffy (not powdery imo), and the masculinity doesn't reveal much. That point makes it feel more unisex and more comfortable, but at the same time makes it less elegant for men.
Especially because I received Montale Aoud Tobacco three days before receiving it, I was forced to compare the two. It is an unfair comparison because of the difference in price, but compared to Montale, Perfect Tobacco has just a single layer and very simple. Perfect Tobacco is a relatively transparent (not an exact expression, anyway), and its performance is pretty good, but not a type of charismatic. Its drydown resembles a bit like the TF Tobacco Vanille (really a bit), but it's not boozy at all and gives a meek impression. It seems like a boy who tries to imitate "Bad Guy" brother, but doesn't do well. This meek impression may be an advantage, but to me it is considered a kind of lack.
I love all of ST Dupont's Golden Bottle series, and I value this series very much, as others do. But to the last it's something that should be said "for the price", and except for the really good Noble Wood and Rayal Amber, I think the value of them is a bit exaggerated because they are difficult to find. Though still good, of course. I mean, just this series isn't really "niche quality".
If you have Herod, Red Tobacco, or Aoud Tobacco already, you don't need to purchase additional perfumes of the same type. This type is even more so because there are not many days to use in the year. But if you're a beginner to try this type for the first time, Perfect Tobacco can be a good choice. It is pretty decent at the $50 price range, and not for oud fans at all, but for those who like sweet vanilla, it will be a great satisfaction. I also admit that if someone understand Perfect Tobacco as an evolutionary form of gourmand instead of as a sensual oriental, he/she will easily give it a better score than I did.