I find it difficult to pass perfumes whose own description, tobacco, is supposed to be the main theme. Too much I love the smell of fresh, unburned tobacco. Hardly any aroma appeals to me more positively and gives me more the feeling of cosiness. Often such modern "tobacco scents" are not worth mentioning, or only reflect a poor, rather chemically reconstructed illusion of tobacco. Since my time here on Parfumo, I was able to test some "tobacco scents" and came to the conclusion that many such scents seem too chemical for my taste, or contain far too much accessories. Also, unfortunately, some "tobacco scents" are overloaded or so strong that you hardly want to smell them for a whole day, especially those that try to imitate the aroma of pipe tobacco. Nothing against Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanilla, but real tobacco or pipe tobacco smells different. So it doesn't seem that easy to find perfume that contains an authentic tobacco aroma. But now back to Black Walnut from Banana Republic.
I would like to say in advance that I have never noticed the Banana Republic brand before. Only by searching here in the forum, logically for smells with tobacco aroma, I became aware of Black Walnut. The notes above made me curious how the fragrance would smell. Cognac, tobacco and cedar simply sounded too interesting not to dare a test. Fortunately it was added that obviously the smell was adjusted, because one gets hundred Milliliter up-to-date at very favorable prices. So there's no great risk. However, my skepticism was quite great, because in general clothing brands, especially those that like to present themselves "exclusively" and bring fragrances onto the market under their name, are not really the big hit. There is sometimes a little inspired chemistry bomb in the portfolio. Black Walnut is here an example that one can receive a high-quality genre smell for under twenty euro. But what makes Black Walnut so praiseworthy? The answer is simple, it's his simplicity. The fragrances mentioned above can be safely forgotten. I think you're just misleading. Because even after repeated testing, there are no notes of cedar wood or cognac, let alone a great fragrance course in the fragrance again. One may be allowed to judge this critically, but for me, as a great fan of tobacco flavours, this is precisely the attraction.
Black Walnut is initially quite alcoholic after application, but does not smell of cognac, but rather smells of fusel. Whoever thought that the scents contained notes of cognac certainly had no idea how high quality cognac smells. Fortunately, this impression hardly lasts more than five minutes, because then the tobacco begins to unfold. This unfolding reminds me a little of the aroma of a can of Savinelli Cavendish tobaccos paired with notes of the Springwater cigarette from Dimitrino, which unfortunately have been discontinued. Specifically, this aroma and Black Walnut is characterized by its warm, slightly moist tobacco sweetness, which becomes increasingly intense and contains light notes of spice vanilla and Makassar wood. Mind you, everything without a lot of accessories and with rather medium Sillage, which does the smell however distinctly good, because otherwise there would be the danger of an "overkill" in tobacco aroma. Black Walnut does a lot right with this if you can get something out of this theme and are ready to wear a linear, hardly changing fragrance. Black Walnut is therefore a beautiful companion for grubby days when the warm tobacco aroma creates a cosy atmosphere of enjoyment