Monday, May 27, 2013

Vanilla Pipe Tobacco - Solstice Scents

Vanilla Pipe Tobacco
Dark Spring 2013
Solstice Scents

Vanilla Absolute, Tobacco Absolute, Tonka Bean Absolute and Sweet Clover Absolute.

For the longest time this perfume smelled like nothing but pipe tobacco. My grandpa - who died about 30 years ago - smoked a pipe, and this is the exact smell I always associate with him. It's funny how there's something I find comforting and warming about pipe tobacco smell, but if someone was standing next to me with a cigarette I'd be giving them stink eye.

After about an hour I could finally smell the other notes - well, not really specifically, it just morphed into a warmer, sweeter pipe tobacco. I wouldn't wear this as a perfume - I don't want to smell like I smoke a pipe - but I really like it a lot. Sillage was medium, longevity also medium - about 6 hours before it was too faint to really pick up.


Day 145!


  1. This sounds like something for me! I love tobacco notes even if they don't love me (or my skin)!

    1. I love them too, though I tend not to wear them often as I just smell like I've been smoking.

  2. I loved this one (so much more so than the first incarnation.) On my full size wish list!

    1. I haven't smelled the first version, but I definitely enjoy this one.

  3. I had the first version and while I love all SS, I cannot really wear pipe tobaccco scents well. I try and after a few hours they go off and odd on me. I may have to try this new version though. It sounds sweeter.