Few fragrance houses feature tobacco as a starring note: these days, the stuff gives off a whiff of brimstone. But taboo though it is, Marc-Antoine Corticchiato feels it’s a perfect fit for Parfum d’Empire, since tobacco ties in with one of the initial uses of perfume: sacred rituals. And with its very origin: per fumum. Through smoke.
Tabac Tabou is all the more confidential that some of its secret ingredients are quite rare. While it is a part of Parfum d’Empire’s permanent collection, the fragrance will be produced each year in restricted quantities, with the label indicating the vintage.
Top Notes: Narcissus, Hay
Heart Notes: Tobacco
Base Notes: Immortelle, Deertongue