#Tobacco Collection - Unexpected Fresh Spicy 2019

#Tobacco Collection - Unexpected Fresh Spicy by Zara
Where to buy
Search on
Search
More
Where to buy
7.7 / 1065 Ratings
#Tobacco Collection - Unexpected Fresh Spicy is a popular perfume by Zara for men and was released in 2019. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is still available to purchase.
Search on
Search
More

Perfumers

Marine Ipert, Symrise

Fragrance Notes

TobaccoTobacco LilacLilac WhiskyWhisky VanillaVanilla Tonka beanTonka bean CinnamonCinnamon PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.765 Ratings

Longevity

7.260 Ratings

Sillage

6.959 Ratings

Bottle

7.064 Ratings

Value for money

8.617 Ratings
Submitted by BrokenNose, last update on 24.01.2022.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

Eqel

17 Reviews
Eqel
Eqel
   1  
Very decent cheapie .
Clearly inspired by ambre Narguile . So , a very sweet honey is what dominates here ; it could cloy a lot if it weren't because it doesn't have a hammer-like texture . Lasting wise is quite respectable though .

As in most perfumes the nuances and all of that are elusives , it requires a bit of imagination there isn't much roundness and depth usually , even less here being a 15 € perfume .

So , calling quietly to the fancy I could say this very sweet honey dessert includes some cinnamon , a fruity touch of apple and a slighty soaking in liquor . Moreover , let's accept there is a tobacco box some meters beyond .

As I think it happens in others Zara perfumes from this collection , I can notice a little fresh blast ( synthetic apple ? ) which confers variation to the main theme and plus that mass-perfume appeal which will be recognisable .

This doesn't rank bad at all considering the price , the ones expecting Tobacco Vanille performance or let's say a kind of naturalness from Ambre Narguile or Derviche ... they better off keep waiting . Neither I'd recommend it to those who have aforemention perfumes as their minimun standard , regardless of price .

I want all this stay clear because many people get hype , try perfumes and then they ended up dissapointed for not finding cheapies that can replace their niches .

I am praising a 15 € perfume , don't forget it please .
0 Replies
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Rej

29 Reviews
Translated Show original Show translation
Rej
Rej
   2  
A sweet cherry liqueur
Zara Unspected fresh spicy is a good fragrance by Zara that is definitely unisex, I would say more on the female side than on the male side. Modern scent with sweet hints of cherry liqueur. Vanilla, cherry and some spices. More suitable for the cold season. I don't feel anything fresh. Pleasant sweetness on the skin, sensual and interesting. It doesn't last long. It is also cheap, 12.95 euros. Recommended!
0 Replies
7
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
MrHonest

94 Reviews
MrHonest
MrHonest
   3  
Honey, I'm stoned.
Plenty of controversy surrounding this one, as reviews are fairly mixed. To me, UFS comes off strongly as a piercingly sweet honey liqueur with minute facets of dated cherry tobacco in the drydown. The spice is definitely not an authentic cinnamon and I have no idea where the sandalwood went... Although it feels rather hollow on its own, it layers really well with anything in need of some sweetening up. In fact, the drydown on my skin reminds me of a sucralose sweetened honey water that remains for a satisfyingly long time.

It took several wearings for me to finally get the strong boozy qualities in the opening, but they don't last. Instead, the dominant accord is an artificially spiced honey that somehow reminds me of the Christmas holidays (perhaps it's the scented decor, the marketplace or the drinking?). The closest approximation (and I mean that in a very generous way) is something along the lines of Oajan from Parfums de Marly, albeit far less complex, more synthetic and with absolutely no almondy goodness.

After about 30 minutes, the scent seems to split in two - retaining the honey but adding a somewhat dated plasticine-ish type aroma into the mix. Fortunately, if you can bear it for 2 hours, you'll be rewarded with the plasticine developing into a decent tobacco-esque note that adds a nice dryness to the sugary blend. But by that time, the projection is very weak, so you may be relegated to enjoying it as a purely solo affair. And if you're familiar with honey liqueurs, you're probably in good company. Eep. Guilty.

I won't lie, I was initially a little disappointed and bored with UFS at first (Mugler's Pure Havane being a far superior alternative), but it quickly found a place as a solid additive to the more spicy, ashy and smoky fragrances in my collection. In fact, when layered with Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille, it adds that extra bit of Unidentified Effing Sweetness in the base that tends to balance out the strong cloves. A poor UFS joke, but there you go. Anyway, although the longevity is quite good, projection is rather sad after an hour and a half - a little disappointing for something so bracingly sweet.

Overall, despite the fleeting associations with the holiday season, I find UFS to be a rather average release. The opening booziness is pleasant to be sure, and the nod to some of the more dated stuff is most welcome, but the lack of strength and overwhelming linear sweetness can get boring after a while. Nevertheless, if you're looking for an inexpensive sugar water or honey scent to drizzle onto your gourmands or into your spicy teas, I can think of nothing better. UFS - The honey glaze, that delays malaise, and fills your days with sunny rays. But ahh....only if you do 10 sprays. Cause, you know, it's a bit weak.
1 Reply
9
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
Elysium

607 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
   4  
Cigars And Booze, A Perfect Match
I like to get to know colognes that receive controversial ratings, like this contended one, for instance. You may see, some people rated it from 0 to 2 and some others from 8 to 10. That's life, in matters of taste, there can be no disputes.

Unexpected Fresh Spicy comes approximately two years after the other two #Tobacco Collection's siblings, namely Intense Dark Exclusive and Rich Warm Addicted. Whiskey, tobacco, cinnamon, patchouli, sandalwood. Oh boy, this is impressive! A blast of goodness. It smells like bad intentions, bad decisions with a good time. Think rich fruit cake, delicious, served after dinner, and this cologne is brimming with honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and nutty flavors. It includes an artful painting that takes both of those distinctive notes and places thoughtful flourishes of booziness, spicy reinforcers, and a group of classic base note ingredients that come together into a smoky, warm, and sweet composite.

Unexpected Fresh Spicy welcomes you with a blast of boozy liqueur. It opens, including toasty notes from the oak and distinct aromas of candied fruit and golden syrup, rich, but still clean and precise, with an appealing nuttiness. It is a big-hitting bourbon sweetish tobacco, with broad brushstrokes of honey, cinnamon, countered by punchy, peppery notes, some numbing clove notes, and toasty oak. Right of the bat, the boozy accord present in the opening reminds me of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey. A blast of spices, mostly cinnamon, and a dash of honey soon join the fray, and I have to say it's very nice, an apple pie type of vibe. The boozy note is excellent within this composition and adds to the character of the scent. ZARA could have called this fragrance Unexpected Boozy Spicy as the freshness disappears not long after the opening, and the pleasant whiskey note lingers on throughout the life of the scent.

The heart beats around sweetish tobacco. I've never been enticed to smoke, but I adore the smell of tobacco. I like to smell unique, and I also love the aroma of tobacco and this one is different tobacco. This accord is less of mellow pipe tobacco though it retains the delectable almondy inflection of tonka. It's sweet bourbon tobacco mixed with flowers, herbs, spices, or fruits. Often when tobacco is a note in a fragrance, it smells nothing like it; this does. Broad strokes, it just feels like a dude smoking a pipe. Up close, and broken down: it's got a boozy bourbon accord. The tobacco is audacious, with a round woody whiskey note in the background that amps up the weed without taking the lead, played out over soapy musks instead of the classic sweet vanilla.

It goes on dusty, dark, boozy, there's a whiskey accord, and then dries down a bit spicy, woodsy. After an hour or two, the fragrance smells much more ambery, a wood-shot amber. A touch of amber and vanilla keep the scent from being too sharp.

It lasts half a day on me. It's a thick fragrance, but it stays within a few feet of my skin. The longevity is excellent, and the projection is large. It is not a subtle fragrance. It wears well in colder weather, cause the warmer it gets, the spicier it gets actually. It seems somewhat uncomplicated. Despite being dusty, it's still a very safe scent.
It is delicious smelling tobacco, the sweetish smell you get when you put your nose into a packet of Amphora Vintage Malt Whisky tobacco, it feels well done. I glad I got my bottle before the train gathers steam.
A compliments getter.

-Elysium
1 Reply

Statements

Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 1 year ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
Honey tobacco alla Pure Havanne but without the cherry note and cinnamon instead. Very comforting for the winter
0 Replies
NgarciaNgarcia 1 year ago
4
Scent
5
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
An artificial blend of sweetness and not good liquor note with a little bit of tobacco, not worthy.
0 Replies
StolzmanStolzman 2 years ago
7.5
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
CK Shock vibes, more boozy.
The opening is not my cup of tea, but it doesn't last too long.
They need to bring it back on shelves
0 Replies
AMGMoonHaloAMGMoonHalo 2 years ago
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Vanilla, honeyed bourbon with a dash of spice with a sweet tobacco cigar smoldering nearby. Delicious cool weather fragrance.
0 Replies
TorkeTorke 2 years ago
8
Scent
7
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Very spicy. Cinnamon heavy. As the name suggests, it's unexpectadly fresh spicy.

Like all Zara's, has a great smell but a weak performance.
0 Replies
HugoderricaHugoderrica 2 years ago
7
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Whiskey + Honey. For the price this fragrance is unbeatable. For all the dudes looking for a boozy sweet fragrance for a low price
0 Replies
DanifraganceDanifragance 3 years ago
10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
Tobacco oud? Mmm
2 Replies
Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Yes to Cinnamon & Coffee, a bit of Patchouli and no Tobacco or Sandalwood. A nice Zara edition aiming the spice lovers but I expected more.
1 Reply
ElysiumElysium 3 years ago
9
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle
Boozebomb, quite intense and smoky it smells a bit like a moldy barn. Over time it gets smoother though and there is nice sweetish tobacco!
1 Reply

Perfume Classification by the Community


Popular by Zara

Zara Emotions N°01 - Vetiver Pamplemousse by Zara #Tobacco Collection - Rich/Warm/Addictive by Zara Vibrant Leather (Eau de Parfum) by Zara 9.0 by Zara Zara Rain N°02 - Bergamot & Leather Spritz by Zara Vibrant Leather (Eau de Toilette) by Zara Warm Black by Zara Exclusive Oud by Zara Zara Emotions N°09 - Jo's Rhubarb by Zara Zara Emotions N°03 - Ebony Wood by Zara Golden Decade by Zara #Midsummer Orange Zest by Zara Sublime Cedar by Zara Tone - Indéterminée by Zara Vibrant Leather Summer by Zara Vibrant Leather Cologne by Zara Teahupoo by Zara Rose Gourmand Women by Zara Gourmand Leather N° 0059 by Zara Noble Palo Santo by Zara