From the German firm Maurer and Wirtz, Tabac Original was created in 1959, and is a classic men's shaving range with a sharp, masculine fragrance - it is incomparable, and bears an unmistakable aroma. Tabac - in a word: trustworthy. It works. Tabac has a vintage mood about it, definitely masculine, definitely of a different time, but nonetheless a solidly crafted piece of work. It encapsulates the fascination of male fragrances to create scents that resemble expensive floral soap and subtle sweet dust, achieved with a generous dosage of bright aldehydes and pure lavender wrapped in a barbershop-flavoured herb-citrus-moss accord. This is fractured with tobacco and spice, which overall gives the scent a confident quality without descending into vulgarity or loudness. A firm piece of perfuming history, it is obligatory.