Fumerie Turque Eau de Parfum
Fumerie Turque Eau de Parfum is a fragrance by Serge Lutens. The notes of this fragrance are Corinthian raisins, white honey, candied Turkish rose, Egyptian jasmine, smoked leather, beeswax, Balkan tobacco, Peru Balsam, patchouli, tonka bean, styrax, juniper tar oil.
An eagerly-awaited inclusion in the exports line (aren’t they all?), Fumerie Turque evocatively weaves references to the honeyed tobaccos smoked in the seraglios of the Ottoman empire and the exotic cigarettes flaunted by the Garçonnes in the gender-bending 1920s. It can’t be too much of a stretch to envision Fumerie Turque as Serge Lutens’ tribute to Caron’s trailblazing Tabac Blond ? albeit with his trademark Oriental twist.
Smokey wisps of honeyed, fruity tobacco rise from a smooth, vanilla-flavored blend of tonka bean, styrax and Peru balsam, conjuring lazy winter afternoons smoking a hookah and nibbling rose-scented Turkish delights in a leather-paneled room. The rich, floral, faintly animal odor of beeswax rises from floors strewn with ornate rugs and polished daybeds. The scent of late-blooming jasmine wafts up from the palace gardens. Through the intricate wooden lace of a musharabieh, the Bosphorus glints in the sunset. Intoxicating and comforting, Fumerie Turque is the ultimate Orientalist reverie in a bottle. Succumb. What We Think Sweet, fresh pipe tobacco with surprisingly lush florals- a truly romantic unisex tobacco scent.