The Surprising Scent We Can't Stop Thinking About

Updated 11/24/15

Tobacco and leather may not sound like delicious scents, but together, they create warm, sensual, gender-neutral, and highly addictive fragrances. How? The right additions—Tom Ford blended decadent vanilla into his tobacco fragrance, while bourbon and cognac give Patch NYC’s Pipe candle a smooth aroma—make all the difference. Our favourite candles, eau de parfums, and cleansers, above.

Patch NYC’s Pipe Candle ($37) is a mellow, sweet, and slightly musty mixture of vanilla, bourbon, cognac, tobacco, and patchouli.

Just like Tom Ford’s Tobacco Oud scent, the Tobacco Vanille ($210) is both rich and rich smelling (as in expensive). It has a sweet finish, thanks to notes of vanilla and cocoa.

If you love the warmth of amber, try Molton Brown London’s Firefly Embers Medio Candela ($49), it blends the scent with tobacco, wood, and birch.

Make any room in your home smell like it’s housing a well-worn leather couch with Restoration Hardware’s Italian Leather Room Spray ($35): it has notes of suede, antique leather, and tobacco leaf.

The mixture of almond, tobacco, gingerbread, and honey lend a sweet and balmy feeling to Guerlain’s L'Art et la Matiere Tonka Imperiale Eau de Parfum ($250).

Expect a sharp and fresh rendition from Malin + Goetz’s Tobacco Candle ($52); it’s a cocktail of rye, basil, ylang ylang, and bourbon.

Sensual and spicy, John Varvatos’ Vintage Eau de Toilette Spray ($64) is a heady blend of silver absinthe, jasmine, suede, tobacco leaf, and fir balsam.

Diptyque’s blend of Eqyptian tobacco, leather, and styrax (an Asian flower), gives the French brand’s Volutes Eau de Toilette ($88) an eastern-inspired, exotic feeling.

Diptyque’s blend of Eqyptian tobacco, leather, and styrax (an Asian flower), gives the French brand’s Volutes Eau de Toilette ($88) an eastern-inspired, exotic feeling.

Not sure if the rich combination is for you? Start with Bottega Veneta’s Shower Gel ($50), it’s a warm and sensual scent with notes of leather and spices.

Inspired by The Ritz’s Bar Hemingway in Paris, Cire Trudon’s Ernesto Tobacco and Leather Scented Candle ($85) smells like a decadent evening out in the City of Light.

Patch NYC Pipe Candle $37
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Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille Eau de Parfum $210
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Molton Brown London Firefly Embers Medio Candela $49
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Restoration Hardware Italian Leather Room Spray $35
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Guerlain L'Art et la Matiere Tonka Imperiale Eau de Parfum $250
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Malin + Goetz Tobacco Candle $52
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John Varvatos Vintage Eau de Toilette Spray $64
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Voluspa Warm Perique Tabac Scented Candle $16
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Diptyque Volutes Eau de Toilette $88
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Bottega Veneta Shower Gel $50
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Cire Trudon Ernesto Tobacco and Leather Scented Candle $85
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