#Tobacco Collection - Unexpected Fresh Spicy 2019

#Tobacco Collection - Unexpected Fresh Spicy by Zara
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#Tobacco Collection - Unexpected Fresh Spicy is a new perfume by Zara for men and was released in 2019. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is still in production.
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Perfumers

Marine Ipert, Symrise

Fragrance Notes

Tobacco, Lilac, Whisky, Vanilla, Tonka bean, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Sandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (49 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (45 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (45 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (49 Ratings)
Submitted by BrokenNose, last update on 29.10.2020.
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7.5
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7
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7
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7
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Rej

23 Reviews
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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!
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MrHonest

73 Reviews
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MrHonest
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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.
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Elysium

376 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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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
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Christmas
Hello everyone,

i'm relatively new to the Parfumo community, so please don't be too strict with the comment I write.

It's Saturday... a Saturday which is blessed with snow and so it is the right moment to visit the Christmas market during the Advent season. Once there it smells like roasted almonds, cinnamon, cotton candy and crepes. People drink mulled wine and enjoy the Christmas time very much, which is occupied with some hectic steps. As I stroll across the market new smells rise into my nose like a blazing cigar. And while I'm romping around among the people the thought comes to me to go to Zara and test the well rated perfume "Tobacco Collection - Unexpected Fresh Spicy". Already with the first sprayer the scent of the spectacle outside has flowed back into my nose. But not that a window was opened... No, it was the scent that enchanted me in this second... All these impressions and smells let me get a feeling of Dejavu and so this perfume is an absolute Christmas hit for me. I will give myself a present and buy him 5 more times in stock and when I get a day (even if it is summer) desire for Christmas, I will give a sprayer in the air and remember the Christmas time and the markets :)
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AMGMoonHaloAMGMoonHalo 42 days ago
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8
Bottle
Vanilla, honeyed bourbon with a dash of spice with a sweet tobacco cigar smoldering nearby. Delicious cool weather fragrance.
TorkeTorke 52 days ago
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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.
HugoderricaHugoderrica 65 days ago
8.5
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Whiskey + Honey. For the price this fragrance is unbeatable. For all the dudes looking for a boozy sweet fragrance for a low price
DanifraganceDanifragance 12 months ago
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Tobacco oud? Mmm
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 12 months ago
8.5
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8
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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.
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ElysiumElysium 12 months ago
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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!
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