As a serious fragrance collector (300+), I can honestly say that this little beauty is quite the stunner. A realistic spicy green tobacco scent, unique unto itself, at least in my collection of 13 tobacco based frags! And 'bang-for-your-buck', this holds it's own like no other. Blind buy? If you are fond of tobacco-centric scents...you should already have this in your collection!
Imagine you have just opened a packet of unfiltered cigarettes, and you remove the foil to see the rows of beautifully rolled cigarettes with golden flakes of premium tobacco. Take a whiff of the package, multiply the sweet smell of oils and spices of the leaves by 10, and you have yourself the 18.21 Man Made Sweet Tobacco Spirits Cologne
The smell is not overwhelming. The fragrance is reserved at first and later matures to a subtle note of machismo. T can be worn informally during the afternoon get together, preferably when it is cold outside or even at night when you are having a game of pool with your favourite glass of Rum or Whiskey.
Purchased as a gift for my partner, he really enjoys it and the smell lasts all day.
So, it's time for a review after I used it for over a month now.
I have to say, I purchased it according to the reviews I've read.
I try to make it short & crisp.
This fragrance has 3 levels. When you apply it first, the smell can be a bit misleading at first, but after an hour it starts to settle in and breaks down to a warmer, sweeter but still masculine aroma. And it will continue to do so for the rest of the day. Its a very long lasting fragrance, so 3-4 pumps in the air, walk into it. That's absolutely enough. Its NOT fading away.
It definitely had to grow on me first, but I am actually glad I did eventually buy it, and now can understand, why many have purchased it several times. Compliments are not far away, when you wear it. 😎
The Man Made 18.21 Sweet Tobacco Spirits Cologne is like stepping back in time to every übercool bar or speakeasy in exotic locales.
A cornucopia of wood and spice and spirits and rich pipe tobacco, this tantalising scent is reminiscent of great old barber shops, gentlemen's smoking lounges, cabaret clubs, smokey whiskey bars and jumpin gin joints of years gone by...
It is a time machine in a bottle, and my new go to scent.