Tobacco is not an easy ingredient to summarise: so let us show you tobacco in its many iterations. For the uninitiated, tobacco as a central note in perfumery might appear as a strange proposition – when in fact it is one of the most essential notes within the perfumer’s repertoire. A staggeringly complex natural material, tobacco is highly faceted and is primarily marked with a woodiness as well as an earthiness. Its impressions can range from the parched, roasted, and crinkly, as well as the humid and moist – nonetheless, it is always flavoursome. Herbal, animalic, fruity, and floral facets are common, as well as an overarching smokiness. All of this in mind, tobacco effortlessly imparts complexity to many compositions.