The trees are stripping bare in front of my window. I love the smell of autumn and the leaves decorating the asphalt with different shades of yellow, rust-red and brown. There is no scent that fits in better with this scenario than Feuilles de Tabac (tobacco leaves) by Miller Harris.
Imagine an untouched Cuban cigar and some dry leaves that have fallen from a tree. Add some cloves and a gentlemen’s shaving soap. To give it some depth there is a little patchouli, some pine needles for ethereal glow and a hint of leather. Last but not least: sweets for my sweet, perfectly represented by the tonka bean. Pure sophistication. Feuilles de Tabac is by far one of the best men’s perfumes I know and my favorite of the Miller Harris line – a real womanizer and nothing for shy guys. If I were a man I would choose this one as my companion to make women turn their heads. It has something clean and on the other side it is really intriguing. Like a face that you look at and know this person is keeping a secret.
A former colleague of mine sometimes wore the scent at work and I had always wondered what he might wear. I never asked him what it was, don’t ask me why, normally I always do. Some weeks ago he visited me at my house. We were talking about different perfumes, as he is a patchouli lover. He told me that Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris is one of his favorite perfumes. I found a sample in my archive, tried it out and was immediately smitten by this spicy, earthy, warm and seductive elixir. I especially love the opening that reminds me of suede.
Perfumer: Lyn Harris
Notes: Cuban cascarilla oil, pimento berries, pine, sage, tonka bean, tobacco, patchouli